You can see what the site is like. The beta is running at http://gamelegend.stackexchange.com. Please note the current colors are just a default theme.
Color - use your imagination, but I consider this very important. You are setting the tone for the whole project. My gut says a design with lots of different colors is not going to work.
Note: the colors on beta site are just a default theme. They have no significance. I'll have the design change after the logo is done.
Size - almost without exception logo will be present in 250 x 69 so focus you design to work at that size. Note how the logo is inline with the tags on the page and needs to visually flow to fit in nicely. The logo on stackexchange.com might help for reference in this regard.
I'm looking for something fresh, simple and memorable over cool, flashy or cutting edge.
The site's tag line is "A community for the open exchange of gaming wisdom" consider that the soul of the logo and website.
The files I will require are:
1. A PNG file 250 x 69
2. A useful layered .ai (CMYK)
3. A useful layered .ai (RGB)
Please do NOT use any stock images or clip art in the logo
The logo must not have any copyright applied to it, it must be your own work and royalty free. You are welcome to use it in a portfolio.