Sunday, October 30, 2011

What is a Zero Sum Solution?

In game theory, a Zero Sum Solution is a mathematical representation of a situation in which a participant's gain (or loss) of utility is exactly balanced by the losses (or gains) of the utility of other participant(s). In other words;

"In order for me to must lose"

Life is not full of strictly Zero Sum Solutions.  It is full of win-win situations.  On the gaming table, it's quite a different story; especially if you gamed in the same type of circles I have.  There was no such thing as a co-op game.  Eventually, every one would turn on every one and the victor would be the last man standing.

I started my first blog, "Welcome To Lazarus" about 7 months ago.  It's dedicated to Zombie war gaming, and all things related.  I have really enjoyed putting it together and getting all the feedback on it.  Well, I do a lot more genres than the Zombie Apocalypse.  It's become apparent to me that if I wanted to share my other gaming pursuits, I'd need to find another outlet; in order to keep "Welcome To Lazarus" true to its original intent.

Thus is born Zero Sum Solutions.  This blog will be a geared towards general war gaming stuff; all the various projcts and games I am fiddling with.  I'll post pics of finished miniatures and projects.  There will be AARs and Battle Reports, as well as reviews and showcase different products I run across.  I'll post inspirations I find as I wander across the web.  Occasionally, I'll even pontificate (or bloviate depending on where you are sitting) of various gaming related subjects.

In the end, I hope that I provide you, the reader with an enjoyable stop along the information super-hiway.  A stop that you'll find interesting and worth coming back to.  Enjoy