The 36 (+1) Dramatic Situationshttp://www.sff.net/people/julia.west/CALLIHOO/ideagen2.htm
The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clicheshttp://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html
Peter's Overlord Listhttp://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html
Seventh Sanctum (Try out the writing section)http://www.seventhsanctum.com/
Game Design Document Templatehttp://www.designersnotebook.com/ctaylordesign.ziphttp://gamedesignreviews.com/
Game design reviews blog. It has very interesting posts in it, that usually discuss game design and how some games succeeded in a certain aspect, or failed in it. For example, they go over Sword of Manas equipment system compared to Final Fantasys equipment system, and why one works and the other doesn't.http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html
Collection of article for game designing FAQ by an experienced game designer,Tom Sloper.
Read it if you seriously want to be a game designer.http://modestystudio.blogspot.com/2008/03/...-cutscenes.htmlI wrote a blog about Cutscenes and storytelling in games. It was a long boring day at work. http://random-battle.com/
Going over a bunch of topics, though I believe it's more focused on MMORPGs.http://modestystudio.blogspot.com/2008/03/...-cutscenes.htmlI wrote a blog about Cutscenes and storytelling in games. It was a long boring day at work. http://www.wired.com/gaming/gamingreviews/.../16-04/pl_gamesTed Castronova's 5 tips for Making Games that don't SUCK!http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20050418/kane_01.shtml
I highly recommend this book. It's genius and written by a crazy/unique individual.
I also recommend Tom Sloper's website, but it was already posted earlier.
My reference for game making:http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Making_a_ModThe No Twinkie Database
I'm amazed this wasn't here already. Seriously. Every alleged game designer on this site should read this. It's pure design gold.
P.S. No, I don't care if this is a necropost, because it's a pinned topic that isn't locked. If a mod sees this and wants to lock it, think very carefully about the intended purpose of this thread.
I have an article to share: Slippery Slope and perpetual come back A listing of articles specifically on writing, with great topics for character development, setting, fantasy writing, and tips for teenaged writers. What you Don't Say...Say's It All
An interesting point on how to tell your story without minimal Tweet like Dialogue.