I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but bahimiron’s JRPG thread reminded me:
I am convinced I’m basically the worst strategy game player ever.
This is a problem, 'cause I love the idea of strategy games. I’ll happily listen to people talk about strategy games (Three Moves Ahead, for example), and I’ll often buy them because they sound so great.
And then when I actually play them… I kinda suck at them, and it’s not really much fun. I’ll get bogged down in details and get overwhelmed and then frustrated when the game slips out of control.
What am I missing? What’s a good crash course for learning the right kind of patience and tactics I’ll need to actually get something out of these games?
Note that I’m mostly talking about turn-based stuff here, and I’m more into Civ-type, diplomacy, city-building, or trading games than grognard-y wargaming.