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markmist
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One of my current interests has been reading blogs about boardgames. While there are a gazillion different blogs that discuss, review, and provide session reports; there are precious few blogs that talk about game design.

Some of the ones that I know about:

The author of "Game Theory 101" from the defunct Game Journal Site (well partially defunct), now has his own blog.
http://jbdgames.blogspot.com/

KC of HAVOC fame (great game btw), has a blog in which a frequent topic of discussion is game design.
http://pdxgaming.blogspot.com/

Michael Keller has a blog in which he describes his daily struggles with game design and issues he deals with in his attempt to "get paid for playing with himself (and others)". This blog is really "one of a kind" in this format and highly entertaining to read. In fact, I led Michael to BGDF after reading his blog.
http://rellekmr.net/gdw/

I have started by own blog at http://ofbabiesandboardgames.blogspot.com/

As you can see from the title, my blog also talks about my impending transformation into parenthood (Wife is due April 10 or sooner!) But I do plan more game design related articles in the future.

If anyone would like to add their own blogs or other blogs they know about that deal (at least partially) with game design, please feel free to add.

On a sidenote - I really like the journal feature of BGDF (can be used as a form of blogging) and I am wondering how this will be handled when the phantom WIKI is revealed?

Mark

phpbbadmin
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Re: Board Game Design Blogs

markmist wrote:

On a sidenote - I really like the journal feature of BGDF (can be used as a form of blogging) and I am wondering how this will be handled when the phantom WIKI is revealed?

Mark

Rest assured, there WILL be bloggage, or journals, in case you're Jwarrend.

=D

-Darke

rellekmr
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Board Game Design Blogs

Thank you for your kind words. I have found BGDF to be highly useful and it feels good to be able to discuss things with other designers. I am very glad you sent me here.

DSfan
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Board Game Design Blogs

I found about this one today:

It has some nice articles on many different variants and session reports for various games.
http://www.naturelich.com/games/archives/2005/11/

Enjoy!
Justin

Nando
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Board Game Design Blogs

Not dedicated to design, but a game blog nonetheless: Gone Gaming / Bored Game Geeks

Direct links to interesting items:
The Problem with Luck
The Problem with Luck II

(Shannon Applecline is a regular contributor to the blog. Here's a list of only his articles from it. Some of this made it to The Games Journal, I think, but perhaps worth reading again.)

markmist
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Board Game Design Blogs

Here's another good one!

http://www.carpe.com.au/blog/?cat=2

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