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January 2020: Game Design Challenge

Design a Roll and Write, MICRO Legacy (Campaign) Game

Gameplay Rules:

Failure to submit a game that follows the Gameplay Rules listed below will result in your game being disqualified from the competition. 

ROLL and Write must be the primary mechanism in your game.

Your campaign should consist of precisely 3 individual gaming sessions.

There should be some aspect of permanence and carryover between gaming sessions.

Secret components and information to be introduced as the game progresses such as new rules or pieces may be hidden in envelopes (which you do not need to provide).

If any components need to be setup in envelopes prior to the start of your campaign, clear instructions for setup should be included. 

The game should play at least 2-4 players (must be playable at 2, 3 and 4 player counts) and each individual gaming session should take no more than 20 minutes.

Your rulebook MUST include player count and estimated playing time (per gaming session).

Your rulebook and ALL printable components in your game must be formatted to be printable (submitted via PDF).


The ONLY non-printable components that may be required for your game are:

Pencils (& Erasers), Pens, Permanent Markers, Standard D6 Dice (single color), Envelopes

Additional Details:

All submissions must be totally original and not currently published and/or for sale in any capacity.

Designs that include any print and play components do not need to have any original or finalized artwork (free-use, placeholder artwork is fine, if necessary).


Any designs submitted will remain the intellectual property of the designer.

Submission Guidelines:

You may submit your design using the form below until Wednesday January 15th, 2019.

Submissions should be in a PDF format and include both final rules and all printable components. 


ALL valid submissions will receive constructive feedback on their design and rules including thoughts on what worked best, ideas for improvements, etc..

The winning design will have their game featured in the February edition of Board Game Bulletin, a free online magazine that includes

interviews with game designers, featured content creators, insightful articles, gaming news, upcoming Kickstarter projects and more...

Good luck to everyone and have fun!!!

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