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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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Is 4-7 with unique characters better than 2-7 generic?
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947 by mongoosedog
04/22/2016 - 11:49
by Zag24
04/23/2016 - 21:40
Working with iterations and managing them
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889 by Darkehorse
04/23/2016 - 19:14
by Tedthebug
04/24/2016 - 02:20
How much is TOO much?
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1349 by ErnstFourie
04/24/2016 - 13:35
by radioactivemouse
04/27/2016 - 03:37
8 Kinds of Fun
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762 by whiletruefork
04/30/2016 - 01:47
n/a
Monstrous Advice Needed
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1259 by questccg
04/27/2016 - 23:20
by questccg
05/02/2016 - 23:18
The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design
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1931 by notwilw
03/10/2016 - 14:19
by jasongreeno
05/07/2016 - 13:20
Confirmation bias and complexity blindness
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1680 by jonny muir
03/02/2016 - 16:33
by jonny muir
05/15/2016 - 13:15
How to encourage players to play their turns
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924 by ErnstFourie
05/22/2016 - 05:39
by Zag24
05/22/2016 - 13:18
Struggling with making story a central element
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1261 by ArmouredRat
04/28/2016 - 15:48
by polyobsessive
05/22/2016 - 14:09
Iconography vs Quick Reference vs Text
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935 by Dravvin
05/22/2016 - 07:35
by Dravvin
05/22/2016 - 15:27
Squared grids, diagonal movements
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1759 by X3M
06/01/2016 - 15:28
by X3M
06/03/2016 - 11:25
Defining broad categories of mechanics according to player actions
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1865 by larienna
09/14/2015 - 09:49
by X3M
06/03/2016 - 14:41
Heroes and their resources, but what next?
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1013 by Willem Verheij
06/09/2016 - 17:56
by Willem Verheij
06/10/2016 - 15:14
I decided to design in a completely different way.
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1024 by mongoosedog
06/13/2016 - 20:03
by mongoosedog
06/14/2016 - 10:19
Creating the cast of playable characters, trying to keep the balance.
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980 by Willem Verheij
06/17/2016 - 10:31
by Willem Verheij
06/18/2016 - 17:16
Theme's (a search for new ones)
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860 by X3M
06/20/2016 - 09:51
by X3M
06/20/2016 - 14:32
Why do you replay your favourite games so often?
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1763 by Dravvin
05/14/2016 - 09:46
by questccg
06/22/2016 - 23:39
Trying to stick to a simple combat system with some strategy.
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1043 by Willem Verheij
06/22/2016 - 14:51
by Willem Verheij
06/23/2016 - 08:39
reputation / popularity tracks in board games?
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888 by Willem Verheij
06/25/2016 - 04:18
by The Professor
06/25/2016 - 22:22
Designing from details instead of abstract mechanics
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945 by larienna
06/23/2016 - 21:00
by larienna
06/26/2016 - 11:48
Wargame points formula. Determining weights.
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1156 by mongoosedog
06/27/2016 - 08:17
by mongoosedog
06/29/2016 - 09:09
Semi-Real Time
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1874 by Experimental Designs
03/03/2016 - 00:20
by Experimental Designs
07/09/2016 - 23:19
Stickered Stand-ups or monochrome pawns?
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944 by mcobb83
07/09/2016 - 21:23
by ruy343
07/11/2016 - 18:07
Group Dice Rolling Probability - Multiple Choice
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1073 by Rimmsolin
07/09/2016 - 01:08
by Rimmsolin
07/12/2016 - 00:45
What got you interested in designing board games?
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1843 by Cool Among Camels
06/24/2016 - 03:40
by Tedthebug
07/14/2016 - 00:08
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