Luca Morini
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Hello everyone, I am Luca Morini, an italian Ph.D. Student in education and communication on a quest for the Holy Grail of community based game design, or "world making", as I like to call it quoting good old Neil Postman. Well, after wandering quite a bit within and without the web, I was able to assemble this (most assuredly incomplete) "Master List of Lists" of resources, both community generated and simply free, to share with you all, in the hopes that you will find it useful and helpful.

I'm posting this almost everywhere in game related communities, especially those that have a specific forum for game design. The first thing I learned while doing this kind of research is indeed that it's impossible to create something new alone, as this is a puny list that sorely needs the care and participation of the true experts, you, to become something more: a resource for everyone who wants to embark in the adventure, science and art that is building playful spaces. I am therefore setting up both a wiki (https://participatorygamedesign.wikispaces.com/Home), to allow for inter-site discussion, and a blog (http://systemsgeeking.blogspot.fi/), to better illustrate my motives and to tell the epic tales around these cooperative efforts, which I hope you will find worthy and interesting.

So here it comes, THE MASTER LIST OF LISTS. Hope you will enjoy it.

COMMUNITY GENERATED RESOURCES/DISCUSSIONS

The Designer's Resource List
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/933849/the-designers-resourc...

Game Designer's Resource Thread
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?102406-Game-Designers-Re...

How to Design Games? No Really
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=18456.0

A Collection of Interesting Game Design Materials
http://forum.gpwiki.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11762

Game Design Resources
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=31350.0

Game Design Links
http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=458764

Hobbyists, How Do You Make It Happen?
https://www.scirra.com/forum/hobbyists-how-do-you-make-it-ha...


"EXPERT USERS" COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

A Brief Crash Course on Game Design
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1018707/a-brief-crash-course...

Game Design and Self Publishing
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/322382/game-design-self-publ...

The Designer's Workshop
http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=1588.0


DEDICATED BLOGS/LISTS/WIKIS

Indie Resources
http://www.pixelprospector.com/indie-resources/

Top 50 Best Game Design Blogs
http://becomingacomputertechnician.com/top-50-best-game-desi...

Learn Game Design
http://www.learngamedesign.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Pag...

Board Game Mechanic Glossary
http://www.boardgamizer.com/mechanics

Participatory Game Design Atlas (recursion FTW!)
https://participatorygamedesign.wikispaces.com/Home


FREE BOOKS/RESOURCES

Design Patterns of Succesful Role Playing Games
http://madbrewlabs.com/labs/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/rpg-d...

1001 Game Ideas
http://gamelab.uta.fi/gamespacetool/FILES/Tools/GuideBook_fo...
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T. Dauphin
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Looks like an awesome resource, Luca!
Thanks for taking that on.

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Thank you for your appreciation! I ask for only two things: first and most important, if you like it, share it! Second, I know that this is quite lot of stuff, and not everyone could go through all of this. If you could point me at some specific "themes" this community could be especially interested in, I will use your pointers to begin developing a more ordered classification. I'm here to serve!
 
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Just a little bump to let you know that the main list on the wiki (https://participatorygamedesign.wikispaces.com/Home) has begun to grow with some new contributions!... I fear it might get a bit "messy" soon, so if you have any suggestions on how to better organize it they would be most welcome!
 
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