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wowikon's picture
Joined: 02/19/2020

Hi folks,

waited so long for my account activation, but I´m finally here.

My name is Vladimir Gerber. I live in the mighty State of beer, Bavaria, in Germany and started to design Games as a hobby for about 1 Year now.
English ist not my native language, but I hope I can do my best so you can understand me. I´m mechanical CAD Designer, so a logical step for me was to buy a 3D Printer. That was the spark for me to start creating prototypes for my game Ideas.

I´m working on some prototypes which I will show off later in a Game Journal.

Even if the forum is not that full of active members anymore, I hope to spread my Ideas and maybe I can inspire some new Designers!

So let´s go and Design some interesting Games!

Joined: 07/23/2010


How would you describe the style of board games you want to design?

I look forward to your game journal.

Joined: 01/27/2017
Welcome to BGDF!

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some of your game ideas, and your thoughts on other members’ game ideas.

let-off studios
let-off studios's picture
Joined: 02/07/2011

...and welcome to BGDF. :)

Like others have mentioned already, I'm curious to see your game design details, and I hope that I'll eventually be useful.

I'm also pleased to see someone else interested in using the Game Journals feature here. :)

Enjoy your stay, Vladimir!

wowikon's picture
Joined: 02/19/2020

... for the welcome!

Didn´t specialized on a specific game style yet.
Trying out different stuff and also different kind of themes.

My main project is "plague rats" a 30-45 min kind of simultaneous action programming game. As a hunter, you try to lure and catch plague rats for science purpose.

This week I started a new prototype called "Walljumper".
It will be a dexterity Game, where you have to reach platforms to complete a level, by flicking a meeple against walls...

How to handle it with Game journal´s?
I just start one for every Game Idea I have?

Looking forward to share my projects as soon as I can!

Juzek's picture
Joined: 06/19/2017
Welcome! A good starting


A good starting point for the types of games you want to design, are the existing games you admire.

What are your favorites?

wowikon's picture
Joined: 02/19/2020
Recently played

Started to play with my wife Gloomhaven jaws of the lion this month.
I love every single aspect of the game.

Enjoying a lot of card games (magic, keyforge, arkham horror).
Played Star Wars Destiny for about 2 ýears. Sadly it´s a dead Game now...

But I hope to expand my Boardgame collection through the years!

I try to get game which I can mostly play with my wife =)

Joined: 08/02/2015
Gloomhaven (JOTL)


we (girlfriend + me) have just finished JOTL like 2-3 Weeks ago, a nice game but bit to short, better to say, we have not seen the ending coming so soon.

We have played much Patchwork and Seven Wonders Duel, but also restart playing Mechs vs Minions soon and looking forward to get a "normal" Gloomhaven.

Welcome to the forum.

The Professor
The Professor's picture
Joined: 10/25/2014

Welcome, Vladimir to BGDF!

This is a great community of designers and developers who have a passion for board games. Definitely share your ideas and of course assist others, when possible. That's what makes a community.

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