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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 help with Art Direction.
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2683 by Three
02/07/2014 - 21:36
by Three
04/10/2014 - 18:36
Assistance Needed
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1566 by Kamon
02/05/2014 - 23:37
by Kamon
02/12/2014 - 10:44
Need some help with piece and theme
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819 by Honestman
01/29/2014 - 14:39
by Evil ColSanders
01/29/2014 - 21:10
Using well known game titles or not
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1006 by svenne
01/27/2014 - 04:51
by larienna
01/27/2014 - 12:39
CCG Races - help defining
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1750 by questccg
01/25/2014 - 19:24
by questccg
01/27/2014 - 16:26
What makes the concept of 'transforming' special?
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1054 by Squinshee
01/13/2014 - 12:54
by ruy343
01/14/2014 - 20:08
How important is world building to you?
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1301 by TidalGames
01/12/2014 - 00:55
by larienna
01/15/2014 - 10:38
Different Fantasy Themes
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2696 by wooberg
12/31/2013 - 16:22
by Willem Verheij
06/09/2016 - 09:06
Dream Terminology
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929 by Aerjen
12/23/2013 - 14:15
by Aerjen
12/31/2013 - 16:22
Aalsmeer - Objective Cards
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846 by Kroz1776
12/19/2013 - 11:38
by Kroz1776
12/20/2013 - 10:40
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1091 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
Classical Element Combinations
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12573 by Toa Lewa
12/11/2013 - 16:52
by Toa Lewa
07/28/2014 - 14:02
Help me theme my game
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1012 by zmobie
12/11/2013 - 00:34
by zmobie
12/12/2013 - 12:36
Question about licensing content
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1001 by Radium84
12/10/2013 - 22:56
by KrisW
12/11/2013 - 05:04
Can't think of a good name for my game.
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1439 by Shoe
11/27/2013 - 09:55
by Word Nerd
11/28/2013 - 22:08
Name Suggestions for Fantasy Maze Game
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5705 by Toa Lewa
11/20/2013 - 23:58
by Toa Lewa
11/24/2013 - 13:43
offending your audience
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2511 by drunknmunky
11/07/2013 - 14:43
by Word Nerd
08/03/2014 - 11:39
Need a name
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771 by Dralius
10/28/2013 - 12:44
by Kroz1776
10/29/2013 - 09:53
Use of Photography
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1339 by questccg
10/22/2013 - 19:51
by questccg
01/28/2014 - 22:01
City of Guilds
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1207 by Voron
10/21/2013 - 18:22
by Voron
10/23/2013 - 09:42
I'm The Boss Retheme
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723 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
Card Art for Kids - Looking for Feedback
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1014 by Aerjen
10/14/2013 - 19:01
by Kroz1776
10/16/2013 - 09:16
What gets YOU designing?
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757 by Knicksen
10/13/2013 - 06:15
by crenshal
10/14/2013 - 11:40
What do you think (Newer version)?
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898 by questccg
09/27/2013 - 16:30
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 13:59
Lordly Names
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3367 by questccg
09/16/2013 - 20:55
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:03
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