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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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First post, first game, first theory. Starting somewhere and ending somewhere else.
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752 by Ding
04/23/2011 - 05:02
by Ding
04/26/2011 - 06:54
Determining values for player rewards
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891 by Grall Ritnos
04/14/2011 - 16:20
by Yamahako
04/15/2011 - 11:13
Clarifying the same term for multiple purposes
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660 by topdeck
03/30/2011 - 09:12
by topdeck
03/30/2011 - 13:58
What's the game genre of my game?
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873 by Eclecticus
03/27/2011 - 16:00
by Eclecticus
03/29/2011 - 02:15
Oxymoronic co-op/competition game
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791 by Sucao
02/17/2011 - 13:53
by Jackhalfaprayer
02/28/2011 - 16:48
3D rendered themed board - boosting ambient or distracting players?
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1228 by kornelijepetak
01/02/2011 - 07:02
by KaiseanGames
01/03/2011 - 12:23
Buying things in game
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1169 by Redcap
08/06/2010 - 09:07
by simons
08/08/2010 - 14:38
Hourglass design model
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716 by larienna
03/30/2010 - 20:07
by red hare
04/01/2010 - 04:47
Random Map Generation during the game
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2082 by Piqsid
02/17/2010 - 12:33
by nicholas987
03/24/2010 - 01:00
The Hollywood Thumbrule
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667 by larienna
09/26/2009 - 12:07
by Willi B
10/04/2009 - 02:30
different mechanics and rules, same experience
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641 by Jimmy
04/15/2009 - 17:29
by SiddGames
04/20/2009 - 16:59
Validating Games for use in Research
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1033 by KenPhun
10/24/2008 - 03:17
by KenPhun
10/28/2008 - 02:08
Rules / Key Words
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1031 by JumpingJupiter
09/19/2008 - 15:46
by SiddGames
10/14/2008 - 18:26
Design concept: segment cards
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1480 by lucasAB
08/08/2008 - 00:43
by GamesOnTheBrain
08/09/2008 - 22:49
The value of XP in any game?
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287 by X3M
10/15/2017 - 12:47
by X3M
10/16/2017 - 05:50
Playable characters or created characters?
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352 by CrosswindsGaming
08/14/2017 - 10:04
by CrosswindsGaming
08/14/2017 - 15:57
Board Game Printers?
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504 by RadarLockGames
07/13/2017 - 12:58
by RadarLockGames
07/15/2017 - 23:23
Player Interaction
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712 by questccg
06/02/2017 - 19:28
by kevnburg
06/03/2017 - 03:11
Seeking co op inspiration
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652 by Adam Leamey
05/15/2017 - 12:31
by Gabe
05/16/2017 - 00:51
4X games: Relation of competition between cities to increase possibility space
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548 by larienna
03/29/2017 - 23:17
by larienna
03/30/2017 - 16:15
Miniatures or 3D tokens?
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561 by mcobb83
03/22/2017 - 22:45
by ssm
04/10/2017 - 18:46
Money design
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580 by mcneipl
03/21/2017 - 10:35
by mcneipl
03/21/2017 - 19:17
Point System in a game
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713 by Xuper
03/09/2017 - 19:37
by Willem Verheij
03/11/2017 - 08:34
Defining Terms & Definitions (Layout Test)
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631 by BHFuturist
12/29/2016 - 02:17
by X3M
12/31/2016 - 11:33
Combining deck mechanic
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1023 by Kirkatronics
10/28/2016 - 18:15
by saluk
01/13/2017 - 20:24
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