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Miscellaneous forums for posting more general topics.
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Post news & announcements about conventions, publication of games that have been extensively discussed at the BGDF, etc here. Consistent with the overall policy of the site, blatant advertising is not allowed.
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by sheeptree
04/18/2017 - 14:21
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This forum is for new members to introduce themselves, and for members to post helpful tips for first time users. New members: Tell us who you are, and what brings you to the BGDF! Established users: Please feel free to post tips that you have found the most helpful, or things you wish you'd known when you started out here.
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by questccg
04/21/2017 - 16:12
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This is our "off topic" forum. Last night's episode, atlantean politics, alien abduction... anything goes at the water cooler."
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by X3M
04/19/2017 - 13:09
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This forum area should be used to post about concerns, request for change, and other issues related to the functionality, layout or use of the website.
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by richdurham
12/28/2016 - 00:12
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This forum is for general discussion about The BGDF. Please DO NOT post Game Creation content in this forum. Instead post helpful things, like features you would like to see, better ways to organize the site, stuff like that. It would help if you phrase your post in the form of a suggestion rather than a rant or complaint - thanks!
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by richdurham
04/18/2017 - 16:20
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As Admiral Ackbar says, "It's a trap!" This forum is a trap for spammers. If you post anything in this Forum at all, I will assume you are a bot and will act accordingly. And I'm not talking about clicking your links and buying your fake watches.
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Forums focus on more specific game design subjects.
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This forum is used for BGDF run groups following Ian Schreiber's Game Design Concepts course from 2009. Original Link here: https://gamedesignconcepts.wordpress.com/
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by fotcards15
08/22/2015 - 11:03
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Forum for participants in the current round of the Game Design Concepts course hosted by BGDF to discuss the course.
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by DifferentName
01/20/2015 - 18:31
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Topics created by moderator. Postings for current week's assignments
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by -Eberhardt-
04/30/2015 - 19:30
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A forum for detailed discussions about specific games ... breaking them down into the pieces that designers find fascinating.
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by Zeto
03/17/2017 - 20:43
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Use this forum to discuss House Rules and Variants to existing games.
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by GameKnight
03/01/2017 - 19:09
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This forum has been created for the sole purpose of listing game design contests in a central location.
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by hugo
01/23/2017 - 05:28
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This forum is the home for the quick and entertaining Game Design Showdown challenges run on a monthly basis.
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by richdurham
02/13/2017 - 21:23
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A place to have your game reviewed for a week by your peers. Private message jwarrend if you want your game to be reviewed.
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by tponisci
09/13/2016 - 22:20
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A forum for discussion of the principles of good game design. We'll explore the elements that are common to good (and bad!) games. Discussions will typically try to synthesize commonalities between several games, but "case studies" may o...
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by krone9
8 hours 10 min ago
Forums that involve help in the creation of games. Ranging from mechanics to prototyping!
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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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by spaff
04/21/2017 - 16:25
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Submit links to your rules for assistance with proofreading.
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by jedite1000
19 hours 57 min ago
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For the discussion of how to create, balance, and implement mechanics.
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by FrankM
1 hour 3 min ago
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For the kinds of posts that read like this: "Hey, I just had an idea to make a game about spatulas. What do you think? Anyone want to help me brainstorm?
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by questccg
3 hours 16 min ago
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A forum for discussing the fine art of playtesting your game.
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by Isegrim
6 hours 14 min ago
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This forum is for discussing ways of actually creating a working prototype of your game; including software, media (paper, cardboard, labels, foam, etc), game components, 3rd party companies, etc.
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by Glass shoe games
1 day 7 hours ago
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This forum is for discussing all the ways to sell your game; either via self publishing or selling your game to a game publisher/distributor.
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by lewpuls
04/21/2017 - 07:27
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While Mechanics are arguably the most important part of game design, a designer should never discount the importance of Theme - especially if that designer is trying to get published. Theme creates the atmosphere of the game, and helps players to understand and internalize rules by connecting them with recognizable ideas. Some designers like to work "theme-first," while others start with game mechanisms. But either way, before the game can be considered finished, the designer must consider the theme. Use this thread to discuss Theme design.
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by danielbishop56
04/03/2017 - 14:04
Una sección, dentro de BGDF, para quienes usuarios de habla hispana.
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Este foro es para que los nuevos miembros se presenten, y para que los mimebros de BGDF en general ofrezcan consejos útiles para los recién llegados. A los nuevos miembros: ¡Cuéntenos quiénes son y qué los trajo a BGDF! A los usuarios veteranos: Los invitamos a ofrecer consejos que les hayan resultado útiles, o cosas que les hubiese gustado que alguien les dijera cuando recién llegaron.
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by Matias
08/03/2014 - 18:51
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Un lugar donde proponer mejoras (o advertir sobre problemas) específicos del foro en español de BGDF.
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by richdurham
03/24/2014 - 04:59
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Un espacio para posts sobre temas diversos relacionados con el diseño de juegos.
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by Tony Zhang
04/14/2017 - 03:55
BGDF posts from 2002-2006.
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This forum is for having general discussion about The BGDF; such as suggestions, or anything else. Please DO NOT post Game Creation content in this forum.
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by phpbbadmin
07/31/2006 - 20:40
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This forum is for discussing things unrelated to The BGDF and games in general.
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by hpox
07/31/2006 - 09:48
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A place for the admins to discuss site related issues...
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by Zzzzz
07/02/2006 - 17:29
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This subforum will be for the discussion of creating a software package to playtest board games over the internet.
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by ycyclop
06/29/2006 - 02:48
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This forum is for discussing beta testing the tiki wiki site.
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by Gogolski
07/31/2006 - 17:16
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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, game mechanics, themes, etc.
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by Desprez
08/01/2006 - 20:55
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This forum is for discussing ways of actually creating a working prototype of your game; including software, media (paper, cardboard, labels, foam, etc), game components, 3rd party companies, etc.
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by Anonymous
08/01/2006 - 10:47
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This forum is for discussing all the ways to sell your game; either via self publishing or selling your game to a game publisher/distributor.
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by Patriarch
07/27/2006 - 04:40
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This forum is for asking successful, published game designers any specific questions you may have about the process involved in creating and selling a board game.
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by Anonymous
07/31/2006 - 17:21
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A forum for discussion of the principles of good game design. We'll explore the elements that are common to good (and bad!) games. Discussions will typically try to synthesize commonalities between several games, but "case studies" may occasionally happen.
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by Anonymous
07/22/2006 - 15:47
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A forum for discussing the fine art of playtesting your game.
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by ensor
07/19/2006 - 13:12
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by Hamumu
07/30/2006 - 14:31
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A forum for the discussion of each other's games. If interested in becoming a part of the process, and requesting a slot in the calendar, please read the "Forum Protocols" thread in this forum.
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by Gogolski
06/14/2006 - 04:22
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This forum is reserved for Collaborative Game Design Projects that are not actively being worked on. If you wish to comment on CGD projects besides the active one, please use this forum.
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by Scurra
02/06/2004 - 09:18
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This is the forum for the current Collaborative Game Design project, where multiple designers will work together in a democratic online design environment. Please use this forum only for discussion of the currently active CGD game (use the Sideboard for other CGD theme discussions).
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by Scurra
07/14/2004 - 11:40
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This forum is for discussing commercial games.
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by tomvasel
07/26/2006 - 12:51
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This forum is for discussing variants on commercially available games.
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by Epigone
06/28/2006 - 14:50
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A place to discuss the various aspects of the game. No submissions should be posted here.
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by Anonymous
03/20/2006 - 12:12
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A place to formally declare your submission.
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by gpetersz
06/02/2006 - 01:42
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Judging results for each of the entries.
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10/26/2004 - 11:30
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