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The Tactec trilogy - building a new and powerful workshop by concatening three existing games / exercises; paper presentation at the 43rd Annual Conference of ISAGA, the International Simulation and Gaming Association (Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2-6 July 2012), Pieter van der Hijden (Sofos Consultancy).
An existing board game, a virtual learning environment with collaboration tools and a game engine for online role playing games were combined into a powerful workshop consisting of three stages.
The Tactec trilogy is a workshop contains three subsequent modules:
1 ) Developing a global implementation plan (for a given case, change operation) which consists of identification of the seven most relevant stakeholders and the required actions by them in subsequent stages.
2) Elaborating the global plan in a pre-structured wiki.
3) Experiencing the planned change via an online role playing game.
The first module implies a session of the Tactec board game (1-4 hours). The second module is a collaborative session with the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and a pre-structured wiki. The third module implies a Cyberdam online role playing game.
The presentation describes the three modules and their interfaces. It illustrates the potential of concatenating them as stages in a workshop and it reflects on building up complex workshops from modules in general.