Some good stuff from the Twitter of Reiner Knizia, one of my favorites game designers:
1.) My First Principle of Game Design: Start somewhere new and you have the greatest chance to end up somewhere new!
2.) Lead a game to worldwide success: keep it simple that people understand it; make it different that people recognize it; but keep it familiar.
3.) To design good games, you need peace in your heart - even for a first-person shooter.
Follow Knizia on Twitter (@ReinerKnizia), click here.