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Qwibbian
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Hi. I'm a new member of BGDF and I've only spent a bit of time looking through the various forums, but I have a few quick questions/suggestions (if I may be so bold!)

- I'm a bit unclear on the distinction between the Design Theory forum (under Game Creation) and the Topics in Game Design forum (under Game Design). Both seem to deal with discussing game design elements. Should these be merged into a single forum? Or can someone please clarify the distinction?

- Which forum would be the best place to discuss modifying/extending rules for existing games? I know the focus of BGDF is designing _new_ games, but I think lessons can be learned from exploring the impact of rules changes to existing games, plus a lot of games are designed to support "expansion packs". Could a new forum be set up specifically for these kinds of discussions?

- The rules for the monthly Game Design Showdown (which I think are awesome) state that each entry should be not more than 200 words in length. However, most (or all) of the recent showdowns have allowed up to 500 words. Should that be updated in the general rules? Are word limits critical to the judging? Do the rules need any other updates (to address common questions)?

I hope these questions/suggestions are taken positively - I'm submitting them with only the best of intentions!

Regards,
Qwib

sedjtroll
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Thanks for the feedback,

Thanks for the feedback, Qwib!

I didn't realize there was an artifact in the GDS rules thread - I'll see if I can update that.

As for forums, I can add them but I don't think I can very easily combine two. That said, what new forum do you think would be useful (i.e. what should I call it)?

sedjtroll
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New forum: Variants to Existing Games

I have created a new forum for discussing house rules and variants to existing games:

http://www.bgdf.com/forum/42

Enjoy!

Qwibbian
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New forum: Game Variants

Thank you very much for setting that up sedj!

If you agree, could you please add it to the quick links bar?

Regards,
Qwib

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