Described by James P. Werbaneth in Line of Departure #28 as a "rising wargame talent," Brian Train offers us a shortened version of his Power Play game. Seminar Power Play is specifically designed for classroom play.
Mr. Train's background includes stints as a Canadian Army Reserves officer, an English teacher in the Japanese public school system, and a health policy analyst. He is currently an Education Officer in the Colleges and Program Planning Branch, Post Secondary Education Division, of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Technology and Training.
Besides Power Play, his wargame design experience includes Tupamaro (Strategy Gaming Society, 1996), Civil Power (Strategy Gaming Society, 1996), Shining Path (Strategy Gaming Society, 1997, and Microgame Co-op, 1998), Land of the Free (Microgame Co-op, 1998), Arriba Espana (Microgame Co-op, 1998), Somalia, Red Guard, 1848, Pusan Perimeter, and Go Tell the Spartans. He has Freikorps and Battle for China currently under development.
He has also designed scenarios for The China War (SPI), Balkans 1941 (Decision Games), Minuteman (SPI), When Tigers Fight (XTR), Stalin's Tanks (Metagaming), and Test of Arms (GDW).
Brian Train is a cofounder of the Microgame Co-op.
His web site can be found here.
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