The posturing of Syrian, regional and international players in the first USIP-Foreign Policy magazine PeaceGame played out not only in USIP's Great Hall and via webcast, but also on Twitter. More than 40 players took on roles from President Bashar al-Assad to the United Nations to Sunni Islamists.

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Photo courtesy of Chris Maddaloni for FP

The event drew more than 1,300 Twitter messages just in the first half of the day. Here's a sample of tweets that explain the exercise, illustrate some of the debate, show the Twitter public's reaction, and capture the lively tone, including not a little bit of snark.

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