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Theme Design

While Mechanics are arguably the most important part of game design, a designer should never discount the importance of Theme - especially if that designer is trying to get published. Theme creates the atmosphere of the game, and helps players to understand and internalize rules by connecting them with recognizable ideas. Some designers like to work "theme-first," while others start with game mechanisms. But either way, before the game can be considered finished, the designer must consider the theme. Use this thread to discuss Theme design.
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Need a little thematic help...
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205 by JustAnEye
10/05/2017 - 16:55
by FrankM
10/06/2017 - 09:05
How a theme is used well in game
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737 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Looking for flag game pieces
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540 by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 08:53
by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 10:43
Theme Preference
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580 by Squinshee
07/17/2017 - 14:24
by FrankM
07/19/2017 - 14:19
[POLL] need your thoughts on a theme.
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549 by spaff
07/05/2017 - 11:49
by The Odd Fox
07/06/2017 - 17:30
what makes a good dungeon crawler
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783 by krone9
06/23/2017 - 20:28
by Mosker
06/26/2017 - 09:00
Lore in Game Design
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668 by jonathanflike
06/12/2017 - 17:29
by jonathanflike
06/13/2017 - 22:22
Naming things
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682 by FrankM
04/29/2017 - 16:52
by FrankM
04/30/2017 - 18:38
Presentation on Working with Freelance Artists
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408 by danielbishop56
04/03/2017 - 14:04
n/a
Mini-Banner Design
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461 by Evil ColSanders
03/30/2017 - 20:33
by Evil ColSanders
04/01/2017 - 05:09
When an artist goes off-spec
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661 by adversitygames
03/17/2017 - 00:02
by I Will Never Gr...
03/19/2017 - 16:52
My character designs for Hero/Villain flip card game
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870 by jedite1000
03/14/2017 - 23:18
by jedite1000
03/18/2017 - 01:46
What do you think about this *sample* character card?
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936 by vertfromage
01/31/2017 - 12:09
by Evil ColSanders
02/03/2017 - 05:12
Creating games based on existing IP
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569 by Havok12
01/27/2017 - 10:03
by Havok12
01/27/2017 - 12:32
Weird and Random Themes
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705 by Gabe
01/05/2017 - 15:02
n/a
Feedback on guild names
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759 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
Anyone have artists they would refer?
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1339 by jonathanflike
08/26/2016 - 13:03
by questccg
09/20/2016 - 20:46
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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727 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
How important is historical and geographical accuracy?
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957 by alandor
08/29/2016 - 08:04
by Soulfinger
08/31/2016 - 21:19
How to stay on course
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1053 by ZamjoBrash
07/18/2016 - 19:56
by JohnPace
07/21/2016 - 10:09
Representing religions in game
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1070 by Tedthebug
06/29/2016 - 02:40
by Soulfinger
07/01/2016 - 03:18
Theme sites for my New WP website!
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888 by Markentosh
06/09/2016 - 23:17
by Markentosh
06/10/2016 - 21:34
Different Fantasy Themes
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2606 by wooberg
12/31/2013 - 16:22
by Willem Verheij
06/09/2016 - 09:06
What do you think about these *sample* cards?!
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1160 by questccg
06/03/2016 - 21:14
by Squinshee
06/04/2016 - 18:02
Need some help
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1063 by cripplefish
05/18/2016 - 11:31
by Arcuate
05/22/2016 - 05:46
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