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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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Naming things
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941 by FrankM
04/29/2017 - 16:52
by FrankM
04/30/2017 - 18:38
Feedback on guild names
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810 by Kirkatronics
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by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
The Hidden Agenda
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1185 by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 02:04
by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 17:45
VP and Game Titling Issues
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1101 by Apotheothena
05/18/2015 - 17:19
by fayinsky
05/20/2015 - 00:46
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818 by Honestman
01/29/2014 - 14:39
by Evil ColSanders
01/29/2014 - 21:10
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845 by Kroz1776
12/19/2013 - 11:38
by Kroz1776
12/20/2013 - 10:40
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754 by Knicksen
10/13/2013 - 06:15
by crenshal
10/14/2013 - 11:40
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841 by Shattered Empires
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by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 12:05
Creating games based on existing IP
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660 by Havok12
01/27/2017 - 10:03
by Havok12
01/27/2017 - 12:32
Miner's Lunch - сrazy card game for dreamers and hooligans!
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1040 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Card Names
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1138 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Currency and VP Naming!
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1006 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1667 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
Theme vs Mechanics - Finding Common Ground
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1536 by GamesPrecipice
09/12/2014 - 12:11
by Gabe
09/16/2014 - 03:43
Need advice on playing piece........
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1006 by UK_David
07/20/2014 - 05:37
by UK_David
07/20/2014 - 14:20
aliens and magic - good theme?
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864 by HarryPotter
06/25/2012 - 06:56
by HarryPotter
06/27/2012 - 17:57
Theme sites for my New WP website!
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938 by Markentosh
06/09/2016 - 23:17
by Markentosh
06/10/2016 - 21:34
Steampunk exploration adventure game theme
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1100 by mithrilwisdom
03/26/2014 - 17:51
by baberahamlincoln
03/26/2014 - 18:08
Legendary Souls: Legendary Beasts
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943 by questccg
03/09/2014 - 00:28
by questccg
03/09/2014 - 01:49
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1087 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
I'm The Boss Retheme
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721 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
Presentation on Working with Freelance Artists
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440 by danielbishop56
04/03/2017 - 14:04
n/a
Weird and Random Themes
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782 by Gabe
01/05/2017 - 15:02
n/a
Theme an preference
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828 by jrc5639
11/12/2015 - 18:21
n/a
Bushido Daimyo - options
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1108 by markgrafn
09/20/2015 - 22:43
n/a
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