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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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What gets YOU designing?
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810 by Knicksen
10/13/2013 - 06:15
by crenshal
10/14/2013 - 11:40
What do you think (Newer version)?
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958 by questccg
09/27/2013 - 16:30
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 13:59
Lordly Names
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3448 by questccg
09/16/2013 - 20:55
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:03
What do you think?
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1617 by questccg
09/08/2013 - 23:20
by NoxArt
09/22/2013 - 13:47
Time Quake - Funny Missions Wanted
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1404 by GenWash
07/09/2013 - 01:20
by RGaffney
10/12/2013 - 08:06
Card Art - Looking for feedback
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1844 by Aerjen
07/03/2013 - 13:08
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 14:21
Poetry on cards - Help!
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1357 by Aerjen
07/01/2013 - 21:39
by Aerjen
07/02/2013 - 11:42
Personality types, Theme Help
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1784 by RGaffney
06/22/2013 - 08:08
by Deveration
07/14/2013 - 11:52
Need Class Name Ideas
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891 by GenWash
06/18/2013 - 14:55
by GenWash
06/19/2013 - 13:03
Auction game in need of a theme
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1016 by padragan
06/06/2013 - 19:54
by padragan
06/07/2013 - 15:00
Game Designer Job offer
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951 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
Help naming game for Kids
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932 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1262 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
RTS game in testing stage
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1059 by Tbone
03/12/2013 - 21:17
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:48
Need ideas to reinforce a theme
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1295 by larienna
02/05/2013 - 22:41
by larienna
02/10/2013 - 22:39
superhero game- flavor text - input please
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840 by abdantas
01/30/2013 - 09:12
by abdantas
01/31/2013 - 10:36
Survival Horror Board Game Story Ending Cliche
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1144 by Stormyknight1976
01/25/2013 - 11:30
by Stormyknight1976
01/29/2013 - 13:03
RPG Board Game Story Narrative
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1497 by TwentyPercent
01/23/2013 - 17:52
by MarkKreitler
01/29/2013 - 18:07
Avoid being distasteful
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2097 by Sperber
01/20/2013 - 17:05
by Shoe
05/22/2013 - 15:47
From Theme to Name
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975 by Word Nerd
01/17/2013 - 03:28
by Word Nerd
05/25/2013 - 21:23
Avoiding Offense
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1147 by Black Oak Games
01/09/2013 - 17:46
by Ecarots
10/12/2013 - 19:45
Designed for one, built for another.
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962 by Lofwyr
11/17/2012 - 15:57
by voodoodog
11/18/2012 - 19:52
Choosing the Final Faction for Shattered Empires
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904 by Shattered Empires
11/10/2012 - 03:28
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 12:05
Need a thematic end game reason for space game
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1039 by larienna
09/11/2012 - 12:55
by Kroz1776
10/14/2013 - 14:23
Should I shut down an idea based on theme alone?
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1119 by UncleDragon
08/21/2012 - 12:16
by Kroz1776
11/15/2013 - 17:40
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