Well, the entry was a little bumpy, but you've made it to the Board Game Designers Forum. Welcome!
Please take a moment to start a thread introducing yourself in this Welcome forum. Tell us what brings you here to BGDF, what games you might be working on, or any questions you have in particular about game design, prototyping, or publishing.
Then take a look around, if you haven't already. Here's what you can expect.
Monthly Game Design Showdown
Sharpen your skills! The GDS is a week long, informal contest to create a game pitch/rules around a few specific restrictions. Fame! Prestige! Glory! Posted on the front page of BGDF every month.
The BGDF Designer Database
This is a use-submitted database of games published by members of BGDF. It links with their username, so you can ask specific people about their games! Published a game? Add it to the list!
Making a game? Track your progress publicly in your own journal. If you use BoardGameGeek as well, feel free to cross-post here, too. Journals are linked to your account, so you can catalogue your games on your profile page.
What Kickstarters are you backing?
Good design means knowing what's 'out-there'. Our designers have shared their Kickstarter favorites, so you can see what kind of games are popular with the BGDF crowd.
The navigation bar to the left has a lot of the links you'll need to navigate the site, and the right column has all the recent posts. If you want to participate in the discussion, feel free to jump right in!
I hope you enjoy the community here at BGDF, and I look forward to seeing your game designs.