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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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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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956 by silasmolino
06/15/2013 - 12:08
by silasmolino
06/16/2013 - 17:14
playing surface size
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1229 by Donahue
04/02/2013 - 16:13
by Donahue
04/08/2013 - 16:05
changing the name... too late?
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943 by HarryPotter
11/15/2012 - 08:13
by Hodgie
11/20/2012 - 08:28
Another name for Boss-class enemies?
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804 by dabuel
09/24/2012 - 13:28
by kos
09/27/2012 - 21:45
Asymmetrical gameplay - how does one achieve it ?
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1969 by Crensh3000ad
06/22/2012 - 11:54
by Crensh3000ad
07/03/2012 - 05:57
Help with name for space game?
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9621 by dobnarr
09/22/2011 - 08:04
by ilSilvano
09/26/2011 - 08:26
No Numbers Exercise
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966 by Desprez
08/22/2011 - 08:33
by larienna
09/07/2011 - 13:20
Card game that could beat go and chess
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1397 by CCGer
07/28/2011 - 23:22
by tomi71
08/09/2011 - 05:08
the game is good, but some elements just doesn't feel right
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788 by Jimmy
10/01/2010 - 15:29
by rcjames14
10/04/2010 - 15:14
New game fascination
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840 by larienna
06/25/2010 - 16:18
by larienna
07/01/2010 - 09:27
Runaway vs. Equalizer
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1108 by Desprez
05/02/2010 - 12:24
by SiddGames
05/07/2010 - 16:47
Good Mechanic, now what?
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842 by Aquinas
10/15/2009 - 20:01
by Aquinas
10/28/2009 - 01:19
Chess-like computer online game
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1202 by pierrelombardi
06/18/2009 - 17:43
by Pastor_Mora
01/21/2010 - 23:35
Game design 101: Theme vs. narrative
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2261 by 55cards
04/22/2009 - 18:42
by End of Time Games
04/25/2009 - 03:44
Looking for some advice on balancing factions
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780 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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778 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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652 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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1321 by larienna
11/24/2016 - 14:09
by BHFuturist
12/15/2016 - 19:16
Royalty free art assets
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1236 by Kirkatronics
10/02/2016 - 14:14
by spaff
09/08/2017 - 10:47
Theming Question Related to Time Travel
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931 by harmon89
09/24/2016 - 13:21
by harmon89
09/26/2016 - 11:27
Penalties or bad stuff suggestions.
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1386 by frothi
09/12/2016 - 06:08
by frothi
09/15/2016 - 21:39
Squared grids, diagonal movements
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1760 by X3M
06/01/2016 - 15:28
by X3M
06/03/2016 - 11:25
Board Games Company Name
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1766 by Mechadonic
02/17/2016 - 07:40
by Mechadonic
04/19/2016 - 06:47
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