Actually, this is more a collection of...."You're not a complete wargame until......."
You've read at least one book by Donald Featherstone(1)
You've tried to game a period for which there are no figures.
You've played in a game using two way radios or field telephones.
You've taken part in a games day or tournament(2)
You've called down fire on your own forces.
You've done at least one plastic kit conversion(3)
You've written a set of rules that have been played by people without you there
You've started to amend a set of rules two turns into a game (or less).
You've completely misunderstood at least part of a set of rules.
You've built your own wargames table.
You've submitted at least one wargames magazine article that wasn't a battle report (4)
You've at least tried to play one of those enormous SPI games (Campiagn for North Africa, for example)
You've run a participation game at a wargames show.
You've won a wargames campaign by doing something completely different (5)
You've helped to run a wargames club.
You've dogmatically insisted you're done with a period....then gone back to it.
You've played in a command post exercise game without enough space to unfold the map (6)
You've been stiffled at least once on TMP
You've taken part in mega-game
You've umpired in a mega-game
You have your own blog
I sometimes think we can get overly focussed on toy soldiers and rolling dice. Whilst I love both of these there are other ways to game some subjects, and they're often better.
And if you've never played a command post game in an improvised bunker with a map that's too big for the space, you really should.
(1) Although in truth some of them aren't very good.
(2) Just to see if you like it or not.
(3) Airfix T34 to SU85
(4) Didn't say anything about being published
(5) In my case a modern Africa campaign that I won with a "Hearts and Minds" approach*
(6) Ideally in a car or under a table
* I'm actually really proud of this. Whilst eveyone else was buying weapons and shooting people up I started digging wells for clean water.