Perhaps I’m moving beyond the context of the discussion, but what about naval games? Is there still a general distaste for simultaneous movement in that genre? My personal preference for these games (as a designer interested in ironclads, galleys and age-of-sail stuff) is recorded moves (at least of intentions), in secret, and simultaneous movement. One of the reasons I like it is because the players are more actively engaged–the same reason I appreciate opposed dice rolls during combat resolution in unit based games. They’re not just sitting there watching their opponent. I want to keep the players actively involved during all phases of the game and simultaneous movement is one way of doing that.
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