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Juzek
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I think I tend to try to emulate my favorites when it comes to game design. What are your favorites and do you want to make similar games?

Just off hand my favorites are splendor, kingdomino, sushi go, king of Tokyo, New York slice, tsuro, forbidden island, fox in the Forrest, and xenon profiteer, and of course D&D

I like shorter games that are easy to introduce people to and hopefully foster good relationships within friend circles

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Personally I'm into "card games"

As such, I am intrigued by Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon TCG, Vampire: ETS or Jyhad, Blood Wars, Star Trek: Next Generation, etc. In terms of more modern games: San Juan, Dominion, Catan, Carcassones, Pandemic.

I am currently "developing" a Tile-Laying game. It's pretty interesting in that it is HIGHLY "deterministic". And therefore really NOT about LUCK. It's the FIRST time that this sort of stat-based game actually works and doesn't require luck or randomness to manage the flow of the game. There is however a Tactical layer which uses dice. But they are custom dice and they make it less about luck (although there is some because of the rolling) and more about choices (what is available and what can you choose from).

My first game was a CCG: Quest Adventure Cards (tm). That was a costly learning experience... And got me "into" Game Design and HOW to go forwards with future projects.

My second game was a Deck-builder: TradeWorlds. That is a venture that I am currently trying to complete (the KS was successful ... We are TRYING to move into the Manufacturing phase).

Hopefully my third game will be the Tile-Laying game: Crystal Heroes. This is a very "smart" implementation of a game for 2 or 4 players. When I say "smart", I mean that it is a LEAN product with room to EXPAND. It all depends if gamers like what they see and play.

There are other games too... But this was more about the type of games that interest you or inspire you (favorite games). Cheers!

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Gravitate towards the heaviest!

While there are plenty of shorter, lighter games that I really enjoy, I'm always more intrigued and excited to play the more involved, complex games. And while I do enjoy medium to heavy euros, I'm always more drawn to games with stronger thematic ties to their mechanics, which are not often present in euro games.

My top 5 games right now are Empires of the Void II, Underwater Cities, Teotihuacan, Islebound, and Brass: Lancashire.

I tend to design more complex games as well - I really want to create something that feels like you're building something intricate with all your hard-thought strategies.

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Wow.

Rick L wrote:
While there are plenty of shorter, lighter games that I really enjoy, I'm always more intrigued and excited to play the more involved, complex games. And while I do enjoy medium to heavy euros, I'm always more drawn to games with stronger thematic ties to their mechanics, which are not often present in euro games.

My top 5 games right now are Empires of the Void II, Underwater Cities, Teotihuacan, Islebound, and Brass: Lancashire.

I tend to design more complex games as well - I really want to create something that feels like you're building something intricate with all your hard-thought strategies.

Wow. Um, are you sure you're not me? ;-) I could, with utter truth, just copy and paste what you wrote as if I'd written it. Greetings, brother!

...well, not quite. TBH I haven't played two of the games you list (yet).

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Rick-Holzgrafe wrote:Wow.

Rick-Holzgrafe wrote:

Wow. Um, are you sure you're not me? ;-) I could, with utter truth, just copy and paste what you wrote as if I'd written it. Greetings, brother!

...well, not quite. TBH I haven't played two of the games you list (yet).

LoL well, we do have the same first name! Which 2 games in that list have you not played yet?

The 2 Red Raven games are 4x style, although Islebound is kind of a hybrid of light 4x and euro - it's like a combo of EotV2 and Above and Below. Teotihuacan is a thematic point salad game, Brass is economic, Underwater Cities is my favorite worker placement.

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Rick L wrote:LoL well, we do

Rick L wrote:
LoL well, we do have the same first name! Which 2 games in that list have you not played yet?

I don't know Empires or Islebound. I've loved Brass since it was first issued (that's the edition I have), and Teotihuacan has been a huge hit with my family. I've only played Underwater Cities once, but it got in my head. I love euro-style engine-builders, and I love worker placement. Russian Railroads is another favorite. But my all-time favorite game is Railways of the World, which I've known and loved since it was called Railroad Tycoon. I've had the good fortune to have designed two of its expansions.

If you're interested (not sure why you would be, but WTH) you can see my collection on BGG.

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