While several smaller game companies are always on the lookout for new game submissions, AEG recently posted a specific request for a line of games set in a renaissance city. See source for details. (source)

Loaded Questions is looking for new questions for new expansions to their game. They’re running a contest with five prizes of $5,000 each. (source) Is that more cost-efficient than simply paying someone $25,000 to do it? I don’t know.

Speaking of game design, Alf Seegert of the Board Game Designers’ Guild of Utah wrote some extensive notes on the game design process [PDF] in a recent BGDG newsletter. Great reading.