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Author Topic: Design Tools...what kind do you use ?  (Read 1652 times)
Fabrice G.

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« on: June 08, 2002, 02:06:24 PM »

Hi all,

As a closet game designer (I'm trying, but to no good so far...), I was interested by a suggestion Nathan made here. He suggests that we make up new design tools. So, as many of you are successfull designers, that question is for you: what design/creation tools do you use ?

I think that beyond merely allowing to copy a technique, pooling those tools might permit newbie like me to see thing more clearly and to think about design in a new light.

Thanks to you all,

Paul Czege
Acts of Evil Playtesters

Posts: 2341

« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2002, 03:18:58 PM »

Hey Fabrice,

Roy Penrod started a thread recently that lays out a design approach that, although I haven't used it, I think is particularly compelling. Essentially, it starts with you writing an example of play like you see in most non-indie roleplaying games. Read his thread here:


I'm only aware of one public attempt to use the method, by Christoffer (Pale Fire), but I was impressed at how well it worked to expose his priorities and get people talking about mechanics that support them. Read it here:



My Life with Master knows codependence.
And if you're doing anything with your Acts of Evil ashcan license, of course I'm curious and would love to hear about your plans
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