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setarcos
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Way to go guys! Now I’ve had to start a special ‘Game Design Fundamentals’ directory on my PC where I can save links to all the great lists that are appearing here at BGDF lately.

Basically, these are all intended to be concise lists that are useful for quick reference - as opposed to more detailed discussions and such. (Or at least they all started out as just a list.) Hmmm... Maybe something like this could be our counterpart to BGG’s game lists.

FWIW, this is what’s in that directory so far:

Game Design Books
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3504

Game Traps
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3312

How to Improve Replayability in a Game
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3502

Purpose of a Game Board
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3227

Sources of tension
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3364

The nine structural subsystems of any game
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3491

Ways to reduce game length
http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3490

And here’s one from Tom Vasel’s site:

Tom and Joe's Definitive 33 Tabletop Game Categories
http://www.thedicetower.com/dicetower/topten25.htm

I should have done this a long time ago. There must be a whole bunch of recent and older lists just from BGDF alone that I’ve missed.

So please feel free to help out by adding links to your own favorite Game Design Lists. If anyone wants to start a similar thread at the Game Production and/or Game Publication forums, I could contribute a couple of links to that effort too.

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