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Johnathan Morton
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How do you keep your games organized?

I find that developers tend to have several games in their head at the same time and I am no different. What are some tools or skills people use to keep everything organized.
 
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James Arias
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I'm just a hobbyist, but each game concept gets its own folder on the PC (for rules, graphics, card prototypes, etc.) and its own ziploc bag or shoe box (for minis, tiles, printed cards/rules, etc.). I tend to (incorrectly?) OD on theme and bits early in the process so I spend a disproportionate amount of time on the "make it look cool" aspects. But this is what sustains my interest thru the drier parts of making a design work.

I also collect links to rules or bits of games that had an aspect I liked, but weren't "right"'enough for me to purchase, so I can plop in with the rest of the folder stuff. I'm better at synthesis than innovation, esp. since everything has already been done before
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Daniel Newman
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I keep a different physical notebook for each game I'm designing, where I keep notes during playtests and ideas for further development. I keep separate folders on my computer for the digital files involved. I also have a box of old parts and components that I've moved away from, in case I ever need to go back to it or for use in future designs.
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Ken Lewis
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I have a "game idea" file I use to jot down any board game concepts that pop into my head. If the ideas for a single game keep coming, that game usually gets worked into a print and play prototype with its own file.
 
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Steven Tu
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A folder on Google drive, with about 30 folders in, in each on there's either a doc with some words, or spreadsheets with some kind of card design or something distribution.

Google Drive is good because I can work on it from anywhere.
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Carl Nyberg
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I also have different games on different files. I also have a notebook to jot down ideas.
 
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