**How Do I Homebrew?**

First off, sorry if this is in the wrong section. I couldn't find a perfect fit, but I thought it looked best in here.

So, some real life friends of mine got together and we want to see if we can make our own boardgame/wargame. The only thing is, we're completely unorganized and we don't know where to start. We've got some of the basics and such down, but nothing beyond that. I had a few specific questions I was hoping someone could answer.

Are there any resources out there for us to use? Either for creating the materials or for getting our act together.

Should we start from scratch or base it off a game that already exists?

Are there any innate skills that at least one of them should have, aside from the obvious, like art skills, knowledge of probability, etc.

As well, I would appreciate any thoughts you have on wargames in general, if you play them. What about them grinds your gears, what you would like to see, so on and so forth.

Thanks in advance for any and all input.

So, some real life friends of mine got together and we want to see if we can make our own boardgame/wargame. The only thing is, we're completely unorganized and we don't know where to start. We've got some of the basics and such down, but nothing beyond that. I had a few specific questions I was hoping someone could answer.

Are there any resources out there for us to use? Either for creating the materials or for getting our act together.

Should we start from scratch or base it off a game that already exists?

Are there any innate skills that at least one of them should have, aside from the obvious, like art skills, knowledge of probability, etc.

As well, I would appreciate any thoughts you have on wargames in general, if you play them. What about them grinds your gears, what you would like to see, so on and so forth.

Thanks in advance for any and all input.