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This forum is for discussing various ideas about game design; rules, themes, etc.
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What a webcomic author has to say about game design
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973 by ConMan
03/26/2012 - 23:24
by ConMan
03/28/2012 - 21:18
What Are Good End Game Principles?
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2066 by Actionartist
11/12/2017 - 17:46
by Actionartist
12/07/2017 - 21:39
What are your favorite simple card games?
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920 by RyanRay
05/06/2018 - 23:52
by polyobsessive
06/30/2018 - 14:48
What are your thoughts on the theme for my game?
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1187 by ChuckTut
08/24/2017 - 19:42
by joebergmann
09/08/2017 - 09:02
What do the game of the year nominees and highly recommended say about direction of game design?
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2692 by lewpuls
05/19/2014 - 22:09
by Lowpass
06/14/2014 - 03:00
What do you do when you (inadvertently) copy something?
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796 by Some Random Dude
01/19/2018 - 02:23
by FrankM
01/19/2018 - 22:50
What do you look for in a game?
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3064 by radioactivemouse
09/03/2015 - 00:30
by Stealthpike
01/01/2016 - 21:30
What do you love about games? What do you look for, or want to emulate in your games?
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867 by BenMora
12/19/2012 - 14:29
by Stormyknight1976
01/31/2013 - 11:31
What do you think about the cult of the new?
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2105 by larienna
12/15/2009 - 21:40
by larienna
12/17/2009 - 14:43
What do you think of a game with several mechanics?
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1066 by nonopanda
09/18/2011 - 19:00
by Cogentesque
10/18/2011 - 11:38
What do you think of this idea: "Rube Goldberg's Revenge"?
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1642 by acgoldis
11/01/2008 - 22:14
by KAndrw
11/04/2008 - 04:29
What does a fish know of water? Avoiding design patterns?
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1283 by ringkichard
07/01/2018 - 10:36
by Mensian
08/23/2018 - 04:38
What does people like/dislike about adventure games?
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1555 by larienna
01/22/2013 - 13:22
by Pinbot
01/23/2013 - 07:59
what earns a game the title of "monopoly clone"
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1626 by Katherine
08/07/2008 - 09:33
by Rick-Holzgrafe
08/07/2008 - 19:09
What got you interested in designing board games?
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2495 by Cool Among Camels
06/24/2016 - 03:40
by Tedthebug
07/14/2016 - 00:08
What is "fun"?
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1103 by kpres
04/23/2013 - 15:19
by kpres
05/06/2013 - 16:18
What is an normal amount of pieces per player?
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1936 by X3M
03/18/2018 - 18:06
by X3M
04/12/2018 - 16:14
What is Fun?
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1123 by Dralius
07/26/2012 - 11:41
by Traz
08/01/2012 - 01:12
What is it called when a piece takes over another pieces spot
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775 by turtle_thomas
03/19/2012 - 06:17
by turtle_thomas
03/19/2012 - 20:19
What is this called?
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618 by Lowenhigh
03/24/2018 - 12:08
by Jay103
03/24/2018 - 16:41
What is your process when designing games?
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1267 by jedite1000
03/09/2017 - 06:11
by AbErRational
03/12/2017 - 09:47
what makes a board game designer
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1758 by Tj
04/18/2011 - 00:50
by EvilC
04/21/2011 - 18:20
What makes a dungeon crawl?
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819 by Gabe
10/13/2017 - 09:29
by Gabe
10/15/2017 - 20:23
What makes a game "replayable"?
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1545 by Rick L
06/06/2017 - 21:34
by john smith
06/30/2017 - 21:30
What makes a game fun (or not fun)?
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8155 by tdishman
08/06/2008 - 14:19
by Jack85
10/18/2008 - 08:37
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