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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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math and boardgames
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2603 by supercool designer
10/31/2015 - 12:13
by amilsan
11/17/2015 - 18:10
Prototypes - Visual Enjoyment vs Mechanical Enjoyment
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3298 by JDHultgren
03/04/2015 - 20:02
by wombat929
06/15/2015 - 17:01
Are charts bad?
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2072 by sigtaulefty
06/03/2014 - 21:37
by sigtaulefty
06/09/2014 - 07:03
Your prototypes are too shiny
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3064 by Cogentesque
05/31/2013 - 05:41
by Kroz1776
10/10/2013 - 17:16
A simpler and easier way to work out some balances for combat games
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1630 by X3M
05/31/2018 - 17:42
by X3M
07/11/2018 - 09:07
Rethinking turn-based games
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1948 by Experimental Designs
12/04/2017 - 13:09
by john smith
03/11/2018 - 17:51
Doing without flavour text?
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1754 by X3M
08/12/2017 - 17:46
by X3M
09/10/2017 - 07:08
Granular scoring
25
1354 by jwarrend
05/14/2010 - 10:28
by Taavet
06/10/2010 - 18:16
Writing AI for a board game
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2063 by X3M
05/30/2017 - 15:46
by X3M
06/12/2017 - 15:07
Deterministic Combat System
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2853 by questccg
11/14/2016 - 19:39
by questccg
12/18/2016 - 22:30
Dominion card question
24
1685 by questccg
06/02/2013 - 00:45
by sedjtroll
06/10/2013 - 21:49
Fake Board Games as Video Games
24
1632 by larienna
11/21/2012 - 13:05
by larienna
12/02/2012 - 23:35
HUNTER is no wisdom !
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1146 by Isabella
04/22/2009 - 02:44
by ReneWiersma
04/29/2009 - 02:56
GM-less NRPG
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774 by Experimental Designs
06/11/2018 - 14:40
by Experimental Designs
07/10/2018 - 23:41
Hidden/Partial/Perfect Information?
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879 by questccg
01/15/2018 - 19:26
by questccg
01/19/2018 - 16:52
What Are Good End Game Principles?
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1691 by Actionartist
11/12/2017 - 17:46
by Actionartist
12/07/2017 - 21:39
??? Mechs ??? - Need help finding a NEW NAME!
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2349 by questccg
02/24/2016 - 19:25
by Stormyknight1976
04/10/2016 - 14:47
Game Design Concepts Course
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3602 by Garage Gamer
11/08/2014 - 20:07
by Garage Gamer
12/15/2014 - 06:10
Incentivizing aggressiveness!
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1418 by Telc
09/23/2012 - 16:13
by JustActCasual
11/21/2012 - 16:15
Creative Fantasy Unit Ideas
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1847 by Fhizban
02/19/2012 - 12:05
by Fhizban
02/28/2012 - 12:55
How many games are you working on right now?
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1338 by RacNRoll Gaming
10/06/2010 - 19:20
by lindseth
01/18/2011 - 19:04
Need a 5th Class!!
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1181 by limitless
06/18/2010 - 04:31
by Relexx
12/03/2010 - 03:44
When a mechanic is needed, but to confusing at first
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1547 by X3M
10/23/2017 - 02:08
by X3M
11/01/2017 - 18:05
In search for new idea's regarding maps
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1273 by X3M
04/24/2017 - 01:47
by X3M
04/27/2017 - 16:00
WIP: Turmoil! (Go Fish / UNO Crossover)
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2884 by Fhizban
01/06/2016 - 04:23
by Fhizban
02/22/2016 - 14:28
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