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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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How much detail is too much?
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1123 by Fhizban
04/25/2009 - 12:02
by Fhizban
04/29/2009 - 02:44
What makes a dungeon crawl?
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201 by Gabe
10/13/2017 - 09:29
by Gabe
1 day 9 hours ago
Engine Building
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528 by Ark1t3kt
09/14/2017 - 12:44
by Rick L
09/19/2017 - 17:10
Games with a growing turn length
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541 by Rick L
07/20/2017 - 23:25
by Rick L
07/23/2017 - 14:59
Jewel-collecting Twist on Victory Point Game -- Good or Bad?
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571 by Actionartist
06/13/2017 - 17:22
by Actionartist
06/14/2017 - 11:18
Victory Conditions
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998 by spaff
04/25/2017 - 12:42
by X3M
06/30/2017 - 06:14
How to ADD player interaction
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625 by questccg
03/29/2017 - 02:30
by kilmor81
05/10/2017 - 05:32
Steps and tips for designing cards?
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897 by jedite1000
03/05/2017 - 21:26
by jedite1000
03/08/2017 - 21:14
Dealing with playtime when creating games
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1465 by Aelyanne
10/04/2016 - 16:43
by Aspirinsmurf
01/30/2017 - 20:42
Diagnosed with Sandbox syndrom
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926 by X3M
09/12/2016 - 23:10
by X3M
09/14/2016 - 17:44
Synergy, OverRealm, and Oreos – Holtfork Blog
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1004 by Squinshee
09/05/2016 - 12:13
by X3M
09/10/2016 - 10:18
Critique of card design
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1065 by lomber
07/28/2016 - 07:33
by lomber
07/30/2016 - 09:05
Which Card Layout Do You Prefer?
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1026 by danielbishop56
07/21/2016 - 16:06
by danielbishop56
07/25/2016 - 15:14
Critique our Website! - Pacific Brigade Games
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1685 by cazseus
11/17/2015 - 22:04
by cazseus
11/30/2015 - 02:43
Character design
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1603 by MattPlays
05/09/2015 - 22:49
by MattPlays
05/12/2015 - 19:33
Freedom for players
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1566 by X3M
04/23/2015 - 15:09
by X3M
04/30/2015 - 01:18
Balancing systems for ships like x-wing
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2195 by Oddtime
01/02/2015 - 18:55
by Oddtime
01/14/2015 - 19:12
How to deal with the 'Alpha Gamer'
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2678 by Druski
12/13/2014 - 15:07
by LordBrand
01/17/2015 - 08:11
Streamlined war-game, help wanted!
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1671 by Mr Doctor
10/31/2014 - 19:27
by Mr Doctor
11/05/2014 - 17:03
A weird idea for replacing dice
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1485 by X3M
10/29/2014 - 14:46
by larienna
10/30/2014 - 10:12
Too many games is like not enough; Why continue making games?
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1761 by larienna
06/29/2014 - 10:55
by lewpuls
07/02/2014 - 13:39
Elements Every Co-op game needs?
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2446 by RogueLieutenant
02/10/2014 - 18:50
by rene.shible
03/21/2014 - 13:47
what were the odds?
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1551 by donut2099
01/12/2014 - 01:49
by Toa Lewa
03/22/2014 - 22:58
Art of a (prototype) game
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1876 by X3M
11/12/2013 - 10:40
by wazzajack
12/02/2013 - 06:36
Why use one mechanic when another works just as well?
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955 by silasmolino
06/15/2013 - 12:08
by silasmolino
06/16/2013 - 17:14
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