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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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How could I retheme my "Eldritch Express"
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30 by larienna
4 hours 40 min ago
by Tim Edwards
2 hours 18 min ago
SpellMasters — Pitching a game about Mastery
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369 by questccg
10/08/2018 - 01:26
by questccg
10/13/2018 - 20:08
SpellMasters — Enchanting vs. Alchemy
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337 by questccg
09/28/2018 - 21:33
by Enveroth
10/08/2018 - 04:56
SpellMasters — Which color do you prefer?
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634 by questccg
09/25/2018 - 18:15
by Jordan Laine
09/28/2018 - 22:25
Theme Suggestions For Variable Win Conditions Game
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293 by Nicklypuff
09/07/2018 - 08:50
by Fertessa
09/10/2018 - 12:22
[POLL] Customizable Card Game Theme
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239 by Nicklypuff
08/31/2018 - 00:02
by Nicklypuff
08/31/2018 - 09:51
Courtroom drama as theme
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364 by curby
08/03/2018 - 02:59
by curby
08/06/2018 - 12:45
Theme and Atmosphere at the game table
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2945 by Rick L
10/23/2017 - 19:12
by Rick L
08/01/2018 - 14:10
A game name
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747 by X3M
05/16/2018 - 15:28
by X3M
05/20/2018 - 18:37
Need some "interesting" variation on COLORS
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726 by questccg
05/08/2018 - 22:46
by AdamRobinGames-ARG
05/18/2018 - 12:21
Starcraft/Brood War single player campaign
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454 by X3M
04/25/2018 - 01:51
n/a
Medieval XCOM: How to justify missions when communication is lacking
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457 by larienna
04/11/2018 - 11:12
by Jay103
04/11/2018 - 12:20
Collectible versus "Collection"
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946 by questccg
03/05/2018 - 19:33
by questccg
03/07/2018 - 23:29
Art source for Ray Caster style of video game, or suggestion on how to make my own
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663 by larienna
01/18/2018 - 16:45
by larienna
01/20/2018 - 12:51
Weapons in a low tech space game
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616 by larienna
01/11/2018 - 10:05
by larienna
01/12/2018 - 11:17
Rock/Paper/Scissors theme ideas
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769 by Sean
01/02/2018 - 11:22
by Sean
01/02/2018 - 12:31
How do you call "spells" in sci-fi? (SOLVED)
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1384 by Templar-kun
12/07/2017 - 09:34
by Templar-kun
12/08/2017 - 14:25
What Kids Want...
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1140 by questccg
10/20/2017 - 22:33
by harmon89
10/23/2017 - 16:12
Need a little thematic help...
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939 by JustAnEye
10/05/2017 - 16:55
by FrankM
10/06/2017 - 09:05
How a theme is used well in game
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1618 by cloa513
09/04/2017 - 05:40
by cloa513
09/08/2017 - 20:30
Looking for flag game pieces
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1767 by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 08:53
by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 10:43
Theme Preference
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1400 by Squinshee
07/17/2017 - 14:24
by FrankM
07/19/2017 - 14:19
[POLL] need your thoughts on a theme.
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1237 by spaff
07/05/2017 - 11:49
by The Odd Fox
07/06/2017 - 17:30
what makes a good dungeon crawler
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2260 by krone9
06/23/2017 - 20:28
by Mosker
06/26/2017 - 09:00
Lore in Game Design
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1511 by jonathanflike
06/12/2017 - 17:29
by jonathanflike
06/13/2017 - 22:22
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