Thanks, I'll take a look.
I'm trying to research how people went from their idea all the way to publishing.
If you want a soup to nuts dialogue is suggest searching for "Designer Diary". The search function at BGG is pretty bad honestly but if you look through to find those posts they are often a narrative account that goes literally from idea to creation to fulfillment.
If that search phrase doesn't work, I remember vividly that the designers of Fleet (Matt & Ben) had the name "Palpatine" in the title of their diary. At the very least search for that (can't be too many hits) as theirs was pretty good especially from the perspective of two novice designers who literally came up with a game concept on their lunch break and now have four? Or more successful launches under their belt within about two or three years.
I'd find the link myself but I'm On my phone and it doesn't work well to add links or find things.