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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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VP and Game Titling Issues
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1053 by Apotheothena
05/18/2015 - 17:19
by fayinsky
05/20/2015 - 00:46
Need some help with piece and theme
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803 by Honestman
01/29/2014 - 14:39
by Evil ColSanders
01/29/2014 - 21:10
Aalsmeer - Objective Cards
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821 by Kroz1776
12/19/2013 - 11:38
by Kroz1776
12/20/2013 - 10:40
What gets YOU designing?
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718 by Knicksen
10/13/2013 - 06:15
by crenshal
10/14/2013 - 11:40
Choosing the Final Faction for Shattered Empires
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799 by Shattered Empires
11/10/2012 - 03:28
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 12:05
Creating games based on existing IP
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578 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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990 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Card Names
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1102 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Currency and VP Naming!
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960 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1636 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
Theme vs Mechanics - Finding Common Ground
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1507 by GamesPrecipice
09/12/2014 - 12:11
by Gabe
09/16/2014 - 03:43
Need advice on playing piece........
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986 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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826 by HarryPotter
06/25/2012 - 06:56
by HarryPotter
06/27/2012 - 17:57
What Kids Want...
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37 by questccg
11 hours 28 min ago
by X3M
1 hour 9 min ago
Theme sites for my New WP website!
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890 by Markentosh
06/09/2016 - 23:17
by Markentosh
06/10/2016 - 21:34
Steampunk exploration adventure game theme
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1073 by mithrilwisdom
03/26/2014 - 17:51
by baberahamlincoln
03/26/2014 - 18:08
Legendary Souls: Legendary Beasts
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926 by questccg
03/09/2014 - 00:28
by questccg
03/09/2014 - 01:49
Fantasy Name Generator App
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1070 by Toa Lewa
12/18/2013 - 15:27
by larienna
12/19/2013 - 10:20
I'm The Boss Retheme
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700 by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 02:54
by yamizero
10/16/2013 - 05:16
Presentation on Working with Freelance Artists
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413 by danielbishop56
04/03/2017 - 14:04
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Weird and Random Themes
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710 by Gabe
01/05/2017 - 15:02
n/a
Theme an preference
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807 by jrc5639
11/12/2015 - 18:21
n/a
Bushido Daimyo - options
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1082 by markgrafn
09/20/2015 - 22:43
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825 by HPS74
04/17/2015 - 03:04
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Game Designer Job offer
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881 by Kitmaker
06/01/2013 - 23:58
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