Designing The Ultimate Draft: Part 1

In today's article, I am going to be examining card drafting, and how to design a set to draft well. Normally I try to make my articles applicable to as many different games as possible, but today I am going to try something a bit different. Today I am going to be focusing entirely on … Continue reading Designing The Ultimate Draft: Part 1

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A Re-Source of Pride: Designing Resource Systems in Collectible Games

Last week I started a new series of articles diving deep into various topics dealing with game design. Today's topic continues this series with a look at designing resource systems. This article will be mostly focused on collectible games, especially trading card games. In this article I will be looking at why to include a … Continue reading A Re-Source of Pride: Designing Resource Systems in Collectible Games

Digging Deep with Power Creep

This Time For Real! A few weeks back, I wrote a pair of articles where I gave my thoughts on the basic game design of Yu-Gi-Oh, which you can find here (part 1 and part 2). I originally wrote those articles with the intention of providing a comprehensive look at the positive and negative aspects … Continue reading Digging Deep with Power Creep

The Rise of the Golden Age of Tabletop Games

Tabletop games have been around since nearly the dawn of civilization. For thousands of years, people all over the planet have gathered around a board and competed against eachother in games of luck and skill. Even relatively modern games, such as Monopoly, have been around for over 100 years! And yet, despite it's long history … Continue reading The Rise of the Golden Age of Tabletop Games