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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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Card Game Art
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802 by schaur
08/20/2010 - 08:32
by red hare
08/23/2010 - 13:09
The Emotional Element in Games
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1056 by Momerath
03/24/2010 - 17:57
by richd
04/19/2010 - 04:03
Bastion - Card game with drafting/simultaneous actions, looking for feedback
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1122 by mdiehr
09/24/2009 - 16:23
by mdiehr
02/23/2010 - 11:55
How much detail is too much?
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1164 by Fhizban
04/25/2009 - 12:02
by Fhizban
04/29/2009 - 02:44
mechanic vs theme start point
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421 by krone9
11/13/2017 - 11:57
by ssm
12/07/2017 - 13:53
Can a company trademark/copyright a Mechanic?
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1047 by Milostnik
07/26/2017 - 23:14
by lewpuls
08/03/2017 - 07:04
Monstrous Advice Needed
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1304 by questccg
04/27/2016 - 23:20
by questccg
05/02/2016 - 23:18
List of your favourite numbers
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1436 by X3M
12/15/2015 - 18:10
by Zag24
12/18/2015 - 16:49
Board game design: It's all about mechanics searching
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2135 by larienna
10/08/2014 - 11:20
by Masacroso
10/12/2014 - 20:06
Multiple actions per turn vs one action per turn
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2241 by jvallerand
02/20/2014 - 14:06
by jwarrend
05/06/2014 - 21:19
Sky Sailor (ideas/notes)
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1334 by Tbone
01/01/2014 - 15:14
by Tbone
01/05/2014 - 13:48
When Do Good Ideas Become Bad Ideas?
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1240 by acdcatino
05/21/2013 - 16:38
by lewpuls
06/01/2013 - 20:12
How to *design* a game
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1038 by questccg
03/25/2013 - 19:35
by questccg
04/13/2013 - 18:40
Complexity through Simplicity
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923 by Three
11/24/2012 - 12:06
by Yort
12/17/2012 - 15:07
Dice mixed with cards
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958 by questccg
08/20/2011 - 01:05
by truekid games
10/03/2011 - 00:45
Rock-Paper-Scissor system
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1232 by questccg
07/21/2011 - 18:51
by questccg
07/26/2011 - 15:11
When Designing a game, I speciflically Try to...
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809 by scottbalmes
02/01/2011 - 11:03
by Gilmok
02/08/2011 - 05:19
Components first? Theme second? Mechanics last?
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1064 by Blake
01/21/2011 - 20:23
by albalustro
04/22/2011 - 10:39
Depth vs. Learnability
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856 by Desprez
06/16/2010 - 23:03
by TheStumps
07/20/2010 - 05:02
Having trouble scaling down board size
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1097 by Deletable
08/14/2009 - 02:48
by gabrielcohn
02/02/2011 - 12:02
Designing a semi hard core strategy rpg sort of a board game... (a gamers game)
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1375 by JumpingJupiter
08/26/2008 - 13:32
by jilocasin
11/07/2009 - 10:25
Handling numerous designs
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638 by Steve Broadfoot
12/05/2017 - 14:06
by lewpuls
18 hours 55 min ago
Rethinking turn-based games
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433 by Experimental Designs
12/04/2017 - 13:09
by Experimental Designs
12/06/2017 - 20:01
New Poll!
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754 by Actionartist
10/13/2017 - 08:58
by FrankM
11/27/2017 - 13:10
Different factions in a wargame - should they have the same stats or be different?
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1739 by KiltedNinja
07/06/2016 - 08:27
by KiltedNinja
07/19/2016 - 08:59
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