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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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Sharing the role of the vilain
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748 by larienna
09/26/2005 - 20:27
by Anonymous
11/05/2005 - 14:18
Functional Game Design
1
526 by Scurra
08/29/2005 - 07:38
by sedjtroll
08/29/2005 - 07:42
Rating board games
6
831 by markmist
08/26/2005 - 13:13
by Scurra
08/27/2005 - 05:19
[TiGD] Theory Series #2: Game Theory (part 1)
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753 by Zzzzz
08/08/2005 - 08:04
by zaiga
08/09/2005 - 09:41
[TiGD] Theory Series #1: Decision Theory and Games
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900 by Zzzzz
08/03/2005 - 11:28
by Lor
08/21/2005 - 17:06
Empty hands in CCG
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1299 by larienna
06/24/2005 - 12:22
by Discord
06/07/2006 - 22:38
Giving newcomers a chance.
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652 by Anonymous
05/26/2005 - 17:59
by Qundar
08/04/2005 - 21:46
Separating the thematic wheat from the chaff
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716 by jwarrend
04/22/2005 - 06:04
by Anonymous
04/28/2005 - 05:44
[TiGD] Player interaction
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844 by jwarrend
04/02/2005 - 14:11
by Scurra
06/08/2005 - 06:41
[TiGD] Deconstructing "Lost Cities"
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714 by zaiga
03/17/2005 - 10:28
n/a
[TiGD] "Fiddly-ness": Definition and design consid
5
805 by jwarrend
02/28/2005 - 08:20
by Zzzzz
03/08/2005 - 00:32
Deterministic Vs Random models
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2566 by Anonymous
02/01/2005 - 19:06
by CRasterImage
05/10/2006 - 15:02
[TiGD] Deconstructing Ticket to Ride
[Page 1, 2]
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2222 by zaiga
01/07/2005 - 10:43
by Scurra
02/23/2005 - 20:50
Once more with feeling...
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1198 by Anonymous
11/14/2004 - 19:42
by Rick-Holzgrafe
06/19/2006 - 18:33
[TiGD] Player Goals 4 -- Cash acquisition games
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718 by jwarrend
10/25/2004 - 10:39
by RookieDesign
11/18/2004 - 03:31
[TiGD] Determining project goals
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781 by jwarrend
10/18/2004 - 10:27
by Brykovian
12/02/2004 - 16:29
Another proposed TiGD series: "Deconstructing [GAME X]&
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640 by zaiga
10/13/2004 - 11:25
by Zzzzz
10/14/2004 - 15:23
[TiGD] Theme Design
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1314 by Zzzzz
10/07/2004 - 12:41
by disclamer
06/30/2006 - 00:23
[TiGD] Player goals 3 -- Victory Point acquisition games
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709 by jwarrend
09/27/2004 - 11:26
by zaiga
12/23/2004 - 13:47
[TiGD] Player goals 2: Race games
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715 by jwarrend
09/20/2004 - 07:27
by Scurra
09/22/2004 - 16:41
[TiGD] - Designing Game Instructions
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750 by Anonymous
09/15/2004 - 22:11
by Anonymous
09/21/2004 - 17:24
[TiGD] Player goals 1: Motivating players' goals
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671 by jwarrend
09/14/2004 - 12:06
by Anonymous
09/15/2004 - 16:03
Customizable Two-Player Games
2
536 by Anonymous
09/09/2004 - 10:52
by larienna
06/20/2005 - 07:22
[TiGD] Runaway leader/leader bashing!
[Page 1, 2]
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2818 by Zzzzz
09/06/2004 - 15:18
by Velociryx
06/21/2006 - 14:01
[TiGD] New series: "player goals"
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698 by jwarrend
08/31/2004 - 09:24
by Anonymous
09/07/2004 - 10:16
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