Saturday, 19 January 2013

Doping in wargaming. Could it be a problem?

Doping in War gaming, could it be a problem?

 So there are a lot of wargames out there to play. I'm assuming by the fact youre reading this that you yourself play or even know about wargames to a certain extent.

My question is thus, how stable is your opponent?


This gentleman, if not photo shopped is probably on some kind of drugs.

Do you ever have those days where your opponent does not seem "normal"?
A lot of people would say this is due to that person just perhaps being a "little odd" a "crazy guy" or they are "A character" (i hate that phrase!)


Doping in 2013 a problem?

But have you ever considered that your opponent is on drugs? I'm not into drugs myself but wondered what sort of an effect they could have on the game.

In sports "Doping" is considered VERY bad. Just ask Lance Armstrong..


Lance Armstrong, Currently In the news for Doping

In sports its considered bad because the Drugs themselves can give the person an "unnatural" advantage, thus being unfair. However in wargaming is this the case? If someone was on the sport Doping drugs, i am not sure they would have any effect, something like Steroids is more of a supplement and you might not even notice a difference apart from from maybe some over grumpy testosterone effects!

The sort of drugs you could expect to see your average (or not average if they are drug users) taking are more recreational. Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD perhaps... you know the sort of things.

Anyway, would the use of any of these drugs aid a player in any way? imagine if you lost a tournament toi a player then heard he was on drugs at the time. Should that player be disqualified?

A Fictional Drug User

 Is there a place for Drug tests in the high profile tournaments? Have you ever played anybody you KNEW was on drugs at the time? how did that go?

what are your views?



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