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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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The Hidden Agenda
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1138 by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 02:04
by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 17:45
Explanation pages
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1126 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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2167 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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1118 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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1880 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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712 by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 11:45
by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 13:32
Theme an preference
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805 by jrc5639
11/12/2015 - 18:21
n/a
Tongue-in-Cheek MMORPG CDG?
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1324 by HandsomeGames
11/06/2015 - 01:53
by HandsomeGames
11/10/2015 - 02:19
Oops, mechanic without theme
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965 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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987 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Bushido Daimyo - options
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1079 by markgrafn
09/20/2015 - 22:43
n/a
Give me some feedback on my art
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1284 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Bushido Theme and Art Design Critique
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1349 by markgrafn
09/11/2015 - 13:46
by markgrafn
09/14/2015 - 10:28
Dilema: Beautiful board vs functional board
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1305 by BenMora
09/04/2015 - 21:07
by 537h
09/09/2015 - 09:53
Which Theme? Please Help Me Choose!
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2051 by tuscansun
03/15/2015 - 05:22
by Denniskam
08/11/2015 - 04:05
Card Names
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1101 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Help changing a theme?
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1166 by Robinxen
06/22/2015 - 09:44
by Soulfinger
06/23/2015 - 19:01
Alien characters
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1343 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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1389 by Redcap
06/13/2015 - 12:52
by X3M
06/15/2015 - 17:53
VP and Game Titling Issues
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1050 by Apotheothena
05/18/2015 - 17:19
by fayinsky
05/20/2015 - 00:46
Stumped - any ideas?
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1596 by vexus
05/07/2015 - 06:16
by vexus
05/12/2015 - 03:07
Currency and VP Naming!
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960 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
Theme? Art review and critique!
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1143 by markgrafn
04/16/2015 - 21:28
by -Eberhardt-
04/19/2015 - 06:55
The whole race - Spain - Italy Pocket Sports Cycling Tour
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822 by HPS74
04/17/2015 - 03:04
n/a
I'd like your input...
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1255 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
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