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Story and Simulations for Serious Games by Terry Borst, Nick Iuppa

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The Instructor as Dungeon Master

The role of the simulation leader can be played out in a number of different ways in both military and industrial training simulations. In some cases leaders frequently take on the role of the opposition forces (the enemy or corporate competitors). In other cases the system operators become tacit but nevertheless highly visible system operators.

An example of the former case can be seen at the Army’s National Training Center in California, where live military maneuvers are held in the field. The leaders who portray the opposing forces actually participate in field maneuvers as the red team. These simulation leaders are so skilled and experienced that the student-soldiers seldom have a chance of winning the ...

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