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Balancing systems for ships like x-wing
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2442 by Oddtime
01/02/2015 - 18:55
by Oddtime
01/14/2015 - 19:12
How to deal with the 'Alpha Gamer'
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3027 by Druski
12/13/2014 - 15:07
by LordBrand
01/17/2015 - 08:11
Streamlined war-game, help wanted!
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1933 by Mr Doctor
10/31/2014 - 19:27
by Mr Doctor
11/05/2014 - 17:03
A weird idea for replacing dice
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1695 by X3M
10/29/2014 - 14:46
by larienna
10/30/2014 - 10:12
Too many games is like not enough; Why continue making games?
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2001 by larienna
06/29/2014 - 10:55
by lewpuls
07/02/2014 - 13:39
Elements Every Co-op game needs?
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2711 by RogueLieutenant
02/10/2014 - 18:50
by rene.shible
03/21/2014 - 13:47
what were the odds?
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1714 by donut2099
01/12/2014 - 01:49
by Toa Lewa
03/22/2014 - 22:58
Art of a (prototype) game
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2229 by X3M
11/12/2013 - 10:40
by wazzajack
12/02/2013 - 06:36
Why use one mechanic when another works just as well?
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1146 by silasmolino
06/15/2013 - 12:08
by silasmolino
06/16/2013 - 17:14
playing surface size
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1524 by Donahue
04/02/2013 - 16:13
by Donahue
04/08/2013 - 16:05
changing the name... too late?
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1117 by HarryPotter
11/15/2012 - 08:13
by Hodgie
11/20/2012 - 08:28
Another name for Boss-class enemies?
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1005 by dabuel
09/24/2012 - 13:28
by kos
09/27/2012 - 21:45
Asymmetrical gameplay - how does one achieve it ?
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2378 by Crensh3000ad
06/22/2012 - 11:54
by Crensh3000ad
07/03/2012 - 05:57
Help with name for space game?
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11988 by dobnarr
09/22/2011 - 08:04
by ilSilvano
09/26/2011 - 08:26
No Numbers Exercise
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1207 by Desprez
08/22/2011 - 08:33
by larienna
09/07/2011 - 13:20
Card game that could beat go and chess
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1930 by CCGer
07/28/2011 - 23:22
by tomi71
08/09/2011 - 05:08
the game is good, but some elements just doesn't feel right
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972 by Jimmy
10/01/2010 - 15:29
by rcjames14
10/04/2010 - 15:14
New game fascination
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1096 by larienna
06/25/2010 - 16:18
by larienna
07/01/2010 - 09:27
Runaway vs. Equalizer
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1371 by Desprez
05/02/2010 - 12:24
by SiddGames
05/07/2010 - 16:47
Good Mechanic, now what?
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1028 by Aquinas
10/15/2009 - 20:01
by Aquinas
10/28/2009 - 01:19
Chess-like computer online game
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1506 by pierrelombardi
06/18/2009 - 17:43
by Pastor_Mora
01/21/2010 - 23:35
Game design 101: Theme vs. narrative
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3120 by 55cards
04/22/2009 - 18:42
by End of Time Games
04/25/2009 - 03:44
What does a fish know of water? Avoiding design patterns?
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540 by ringkichard
07/01/2018 - 10:36
by X3M
07/09/2018 - 09:09
Seeking hints and tips on story design
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456 by X3M
05/03/2018 - 01:58
by X3M
05/11/2018 - 17:09
Less need for statistic cards
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618 by X3M
03/03/2018 - 10:08
by X3M
03/10/2018 - 10:48
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