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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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I'm The Boss Retheme
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759 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
Need a thematic end game reason for space game
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1041 by larienna
09/11/2012 - 12:55
by Kroz1776
10/14/2013 - 14:23
What gets YOU designing?
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812 by Knicksen
10/13/2013 - 06:15
by crenshal
10/14/2013 - 11:40
Avoiding Offense
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1148 by Black Oak Games
01/09/2013 - 17:46
by Ecarots
10/12/2013 - 19:45
Time Quake - Funny Missions Wanted
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1412 by GenWash
07/09/2013 - 01:20
by RGaffney
10/12/2013 - 08:06
RTS game in testing stage
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1061 by Tbone
03/12/2013 - 21:17
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:48
Lordly Names
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3454 by questccg
09/16/2013 - 20:55
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:03
Card Art - Looking for feedback
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1850 by Aerjen
07/03/2013 - 13:08
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 14:21
What do you think (Newer version)?
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959 by questccg
09/27/2013 - 16:30
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 13:59
Choosing the Final Faction for Shattered Empires
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906 by Shattered Empires
11/10/2012 - 03:28
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 12:05
What do you think?
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1623 by questccg
09/08/2013 - 23:20
by NoxArt
09/22/2013 - 13:47
Help naming game for Kids
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934 by Aerjen
05/26/2013 - 17:40
by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Personality types, Theme Help
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1784 by RGaffney
06/22/2013 - 08:08
by Deveration
07/14/2013 - 11:52
Poetry on cards - Help!
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1360 by Aerjen
07/01/2013 - 21:39
by Aerjen
07/02/2013 - 11:42
Need Class Name Ideas
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892 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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1018 by padragan
06/06/2013 - 19:54
by padragan
06/07/2013 - 15:00
Game Designer Job offer
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953 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
n/a
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1266 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
From Theme to Name
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979 by Word Nerd
01/17/2013 - 03:28
by Word Nerd
05/25/2013 - 21:23
Avoid being distasteful
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2103 by Sperber
01/20/2013 - 17:05
by Shoe
05/22/2013 - 15:47
Need ideas to reinforce a theme
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1298 by larienna
02/05/2013 - 22:41
by larienna
02/10/2013 - 22:39
superhero game- flavor text - input please
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841 by abdantas
01/30/2013 - 09:12
by abdantas
01/31/2013 - 10:36
RPG Board Game Story Narrative
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1498 by TwentyPercent
01/23/2013 - 17:52
by MarkKreitler
01/29/2013 - 18:07
Survival Horror Board Game Story Ending Cliche
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1146 by Stormyknight1976
01/25/2013 - 11:30
by Stormyknight1976
01/29/2013 - 13:03
Designed for one, built for another.
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966 by Lofwyr
11/17/2012 - 15:57
by voodoodog
11/18/2012 - 19:52
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