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Can a company trademark/copyright a Mechanic?
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900 by Milostnik
07/26/2017 - 23:14
by lewpuls
08/03/2017 - 07:04
Monstrous Advice Needed
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1260 by questccg
04/27/2016 - 23:20
by questccg
05/02/2016 - 23:18
List of your favourite numbers
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1377 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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2074 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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2197 by jvallerand
02/20/2014 - 14:06
by jwarrend
05/06/2014 - 21:19
Sky Sailor (ideas/notes)
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1282 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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1196 by acdcatino
05/21/2013 - 16:38
by lewpuls
06/01/2013 - 20:12
How to *design* a game
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1012 by questccg
03/25/2013 - 19:35
by questccg
04/13/2013 - 18:40
Complexity through Simplicity
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867 by Three
11/24/2012 - 12:06
by Yort
12/17/2012 - 15:07
Dice mixed with cards
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927 by questccg
08/20/2011 - 01:05
by truekid games
10/03/2011 - 00:45
Rock-Paper-Scissor system
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1184 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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775 by scottbalmes
02/01/2011 - 11:03
by Gilmok
02/08/2011 - 05:19
Components first? Theme second? Mechanics last?
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1022 by Blake
01/21/2011 - 20:23
by albalustro
04/22/2011 - 10:39
Depth vs. Learnability
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821 by Desprez
06/16/2010 - 23:03
by TheStumps
07/20/2010 - 05:02
Having trouble scaling down board size
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1045 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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1330 by JumpingJupiter
08/26/2008 - 13:32
by jilocasin
11/07/2009 - 10:25
Looking for some advice on balancing factions
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785 by KiltedNinja
07/20/2017 - 09:16
by KiltedNinja
07/25/2017 - 15:54
CRT dice, do's, dont's, and effects on the games
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779 by X3M
07/01/2017 - 10:51
by pelle
07/03/2017 - 10:18
Questions Regarding New Card Game Design
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889 by drknuth
04/30/2017 - 15:32
by Zeto
05/10/2017 - 18:55
Thoughts on player turn order advantage
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653 by Rick L
04/10/2017 - 11:25
by Rick L
04/13/2017 - 10:20
Game components for small/micro games that allow a lot of depth
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1325 by larienna
11/24/2016 - 14:09
by BHFuturist
12/15/2016 - 19:16
Royalty free art assets
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1245 by Kirkatronics
10/02/2016 - 14:14
by spaff
09/08/2017 - 10:47
Theming Question Related to Time Travel
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933 by harmon89
09/24/2016 - 13:21
by harmon89
09/26/2016 - 11:27
Penalties or bad stuff suggestions.
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1391 by frothi
09/12/2016 - 06:08
by frothi
09/15/2016 - 21:39
Squared grids, diagonal movements
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1768 by X3M
06/01/2016 - 15:28
by X3M
06/03/2016 - 11:25
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