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What percentage of a game should be spent doing upkeep?
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586 by harmon89
08/13/2018 - 14:58
by MatthewF
08/17/2018 - 15:42
What does a fish know of water? Avoiding design patterns?
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673 by ringkichard
07/01/2018 - 10:36
by WillRoss1
08/17/2018 - 09:07
Are sandbox games easier to design?
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85 by larienna
08/16/2018 - 13:16
by X3M
08/16/2018 - 15:48
Start with the rulebook first. Change my mind.
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1350 by DraconicParagon
07/19/2018 - 12:23
by larienna
08/16/2018 - 11:22
The (re)usage of walls
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231 by X3M
08/13/2018 - 13:42
by X3M
08/15/2018 - 16:03
Card layout and examples, artwork
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201 by Trepid
07/31/2018 - 15:47
by Trepid
07/31/2018 - 17:01
A not so legacy legacy game?
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408 by jonathanflike
07/16/2018 - 10:50
by FrankM
07/17/2018 - 10:05
A simpler and easier way to work out some balances for combat games
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1713 by X3M
05/31/2018 - 17:42
by X3M
07/11/2018 - 09:07
GM-less NRPG
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838 by Experimental Designs
06/11/2018 - 14:40
by Experimental Designs
07/10/2018 - 23:41
Set collection conundrum
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281 by chris_mancini
07/07/2018 - 16:46
by questccg
07/09/2018 - 20:54
The Darkness - 17 card solitaire game
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605 by JewellGames
07/02/2018 - 08:13
by JewellGames
07/06/2018 - 12:21
New Genre - Escape the Room?
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2206 by Corsaire
04/04/2016 - 17:32
by sylla
07/01/2018 - 06:10
What are your favorite simple card games?
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699 by RyanRay
05/06/2018 - 23:52
by polyobsessive
06/30/2018 - 14:48
How to "manage" turn order?
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465 by questccg
06/22/2018 - 18:50
by Tim Edwards
06/28/2018 - 12:43
Is My Core Concept Unique?
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1477 by Actionartist
01/31/2018 - 01:21
by Jay103
06/26/2018 - 12:58
Scaling Multiplayer Co-op
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453 by kritakat
06/19/2018 - 15:58
by AdamRobinGames-ARG
06/25/2018 - 12:42
'Pricing' mechanics in terms of set-up time
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182 by JamesDN
06/07/2018 - 16:23
by let-off studios
06/07/2018 - 17:26
Analysis Paralysis
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344 by harmon89
05/31/2018 - 10:40
by harmon89
06/01/2018 - 09:11
Card Drafting Odds question
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666 by GTRichardson
05/21/2018 - 22:06
by GTRichardson
05/30/2018 - 21:25
Cross breeding games for better innovation
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216 by larienna
05/29/2018 - 00:01
by let-off studios
05/29/2018 - 16:35
Typical hero role in games
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583 by Paul Ott
05/08/2018 - 11:51
by Lowenhigh
05/25/2018 - 19:24
Should game designer cite their source of inspiration?
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643 by larienna
05/20/2018 - 23:28
by Lovac
05/23/2018 - 22:09
Seeking hints and tips on story design
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483 by X3M
05/03/2018 - 01:58
by X3M
05/11/2018 - 17:09
Iterative development for two player strategy
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574 by Angrycyborggames
04/29/2018 - 22:15
by AdamRobinGames-ARG
05/07/2018 - 00:04
Game Phases — How to switch between them?
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646 by questccg
05/02/2018 - 23:39
by questccg
05/06/2018 - 23:49
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