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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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Different Fantasy Themes
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2696 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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1216 by questccg
06/03/2016 - 21:14
by Squinshee
06/04/2016 - 18:02
Need some help
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1127 by cripplefish
05/18/2016 - 11:31
by Arcuate
05/22/2016 - 05:46
The Hidden Agenda
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1190 by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 02:04
by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 17:45
Explanation pages
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1185 by X3M
02/13/2016 - 12:00
by X3M
02/17/2016 - 12:08
Finding cheap-ish artists for card design?
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2230 by WhtANightmare
10/08/2015 - 10:30
by Masacroso
02/15/2016 - 01:29
What do you think of the feel of this box art?
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1151 by IcePeddlerGames
12/26/2015 - 11:09
by Neil Googe
02/02/2016 - 20:58
Which logo/box cover do you prefer?
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1927 by questccg
12/01/2015 - 22:18
by Neil Googe
02/02/2016 - 20:25
Three Different Magic Systems - Need help fleshing out the third
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744 by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 11:45
by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 13:32
Theme an preference
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835 by jrc5639
11/12/2015 - 18:21
n/a
Tongue-in-Cheek MMORPG CDG?
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1373 by HandsomeGames
11/06/2015 - 01:53
by HandsomeGames
11/10/2015 - 02:19
Oops, mechanic without theme
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1023 by j1hopki1
10/05/2015 - 21:18
by Soulfinger
10/07/2015 - 00:19
Miner's Lunch - сrazy card game for dreamers and hooligans!
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1046 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Bushido Daimyo - options
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1110 by markgrafn
09/20/2015 - 22:43
n/a
Give me some feedback on my art
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1342 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Bushido Theme and Art Design Critique
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1394 by markgrafn
09/11/2015 - 13:46
by markgrafn
09/14/2015 - 10:28
Dilema: Beautiful board vs functional board
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1365 by BenMora
09/04/2015 - 21:07
by 537h
09/09/2015 - 09:53
Which Theme? Please Help Me Choose!
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2104 by tuscansun
03/15/2015 - 05:22
by Denniskam
08/11/2015 - 04:05
Card Names
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1145 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Help changing a theme?
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1202 by Robinxen
06/22/2015 - 09:44
by Soulfinger
06/23/2015 - 19:01
Alien characters
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1390 by MattPlays
06/14/2015 - 22:30
by MattPlays
06/18/2015 - 22:30
Can I use hazard symbols on my cards
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1447 by Redcap
06/13/2015 - 12:52
by X3M
06/15/2015 - 17:53
VP and Game Titling Issues
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1106 by Apotheothena
05/18/2015 - 17:19
by fayinsky
05/20/2015 - 00:46
Stumped - any ideas?
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1671 by vexus
05/07/2015 - 06:16
by vexus
05/12/2015 - 03:07
Currency and VP Naming!
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1013 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
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