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Phil Dutré
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As for gaming style:
I will not play anything that comes too close to a tournament setting, or games that revolve solely around army lists. Wargaming is not a competition sport.

As for historical themes:
I will not play ongoing conflicts, but anything upto the Cold War is fine. W.r.t. ongoing conflicts, the dust has not yet settled, and I see some gamers who cannot distinguish between the game and their own political views. Not good for a social and friendly setting. (BTW, this is sometimes a problem I’ve also encountered in WW2 games).

As for fantasy/scifi themes:
Anything goes, as long as its a well-thought out setting that gamers can relate to, and there’s a narrative component.
In my youth, there was always  the crazy roleplying GM who insisted on running a D&D/Rifts/Torg/StarTrek/Cthulhu/Superhero/JudgeDredd crossover campaign. Fun when generating characters, boring and utterly incoherent as a game.
A mad nazi-scientist creating hordes of Nazi-zombies can be fun for a single game.
A mad nazi-scientist creating hordes of Nazi-zombies who are really Aliens that timetravelled from Area 51 and are in league with the Old Ones in a plot to unleash a virus that will kill all of humanity only to get saved by The Doctor is a bit too much.

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