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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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Making turn based strategy video games feel like board games
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1244 by larienna
01/24/2017 - 23:31
by X3M
01/31/2017 - 02:30
Perfectionnism and OCD in game design: Virtue or Flaw
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1221 by larienna
11/30/2016 - 16:39
by larienna
12/03/2016 - 15:24
How much should we police players in co-ops?
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1139 by bbblackwell
11/02/2016 - 11:39
by bbblackwell
11/09/2016 - 10:36
Hex tiles vs. a full Board?
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1216 by Three
08/31/2016 - 05:43
by X3M
09/05/2016 - 12:28
Help me rename my game please.
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1666 by Chordcommander
01/18/2016 - 18:31
by jbship628
01/23/2016 - 01:33
Endless Board Game? (A game with no goal)
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2279 by Rangerlab
01/05/2016 - 23:01
by JayProducer
02/06/2016 - 03:58
Diplomacy in 2 player games
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1905 by ElKobold
11/10/2015 - 06:46
by ElKobold
11/17/2015 - 05:05
Brainstorm Time_thread formerly known as: Fundamental Flaw with Customizable Card Games?
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1862 by NomadArtisan
07/17/2014 - 23:24
by RyanRay
07/22/2014 - 17:01
Knot Dice
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1356 by Black Oak Games
11/29/2012 - 12:51
by Black Oak Games
12/12/2012 - 10:26
Font Selection
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3087 by HandwrittenAnthony
03/13/2012 - 11:18
by HandwrittenAnthony
05/02/2012 - 09:40
Diagrams, notes and plans: How do you get your ideas onto paper in a logical way?
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988 by sniggerjolly
10/16/2011 - 12:35
by InvisibleJon
10/31/2011 - 11:38
A refresher for many......
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1290 by Zzzzz
08/26/2011 - 12:01
by Relexx
10/12/2011 - 00:09
Looking in nature for mechanics model
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1071 by larienna
11/24/2009 - 10:22
by red hare
12/14/2009 - 23:20
Mazes, Dungions, and other fun things
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864 by End of Time Games
05/11/2009 - 02:43
by monica99
05/14/2009 - 23:07
"Functional Operations" and calculations
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616 by questccg
09/26/2017 - 23:13
by Fri
09/29/2017 - 12:15
Engaging Battle/Combat Mechanics
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843 by questccg
07/10/2017 - 21:00
by Super-Tooned
07/14/2017 - 12:51
Tabletop Version of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros.
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2567 by Kamon
12/22/2013 - 05:05
by MrPretty
01/09/2014 - 10:58
Name a Special Ability
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1094 by questccg
12/12/2013 - 23:22
by killerkilroy
01/10/2014 - 18:42
Warhammer tabletop gaming
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1482 by questccg
12/11/2011 - 22:50
by pelle
12/16/2011 - 09:08
The Importance of Theme in European Game Design
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1362 by compman
07/29/2008 - 11:13
by The Magician
01/28/2009 - 01:36
When would you consider a game to be broken?
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988 by AbErRational
08/16/2017 - 05:31
by saluk
08/31/2017 - 23:34
What do the game of the year nominees and highly recommended say about direction of game design?
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2342 by lewpuls
05/19/2014 - 22:09
by Lowpass
06/14/2014 - 03:00
Mechanics or Theme first?
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2173 by Matthaggerty
04/09/2014 - 23:13
by lewpuls
07/02/2014 - 13:49
Fear in board games
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1439 by Toombs79
06/30/2013 - 19:42
by radioactivemouse
07/08/2013 - 23:44
Achievments earned by playing?
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1006 by Redcap
07/31/2010 - 18:25
by Alextfish
02/01/2012 - 13:32
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