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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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Weird and Random Themes
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1049 by Gabe
01/05/2017 - 15:02
n/a
Feedback on guild names
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1010 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
Anyone have artists they would refer?
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1807 by jonathanflike
08/26/2016 - 13:03
by questccg
09/20/2016 - 20:46
Ghost Stories (Desperately) Needed!
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929 by creatorbri
09/11/2016 - 00:52
by mcobb83
09/13/2016 - 12:03
How important is historical and geographical accuracy?
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1310 by alandor
08/29/2016 - 08:04
by Soulfinger
08/31/2016 - 21:19
How to stay on course
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1246 by ZamjoBrash
07/18/2016 - 19:56
by JohnPace
07/21/2016 - 10:09
Representing religions in game
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1335 by Tedthebug
06/29/2016 - 02:40
by Soulfinger
07/01/2016 - 03:18
Theme sites for my New WP website!
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1088 by Markentosh
06/09/2016 - 23:17
by Markentosh
06/10/2016 - 21:34
Different Fantasy Themes
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3006 by wooberg
12/31/2013 - 16:22
by Willem Verheij
06/09/2016 - 09:06
What do you think about these *sample* cards?!
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1428 by questccg
06/03/2016 - 21:14
by Squinshee
06/04/2016 - 18:02
Need some help
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1294 by cripplefish
05/18/2016 - 11:31
by Arcuate
05/22/2016 - 05:46
The Hidden Agenda
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1343 by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 02:04
by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 17:45
Explanation pages
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1360 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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2403 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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1285 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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2060 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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835 by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 11:45
by Momtoast
02/01/2016 - 13:32
Theme an preference
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930 by jrc5639
11/12/2015 - 18:21
n/a
Tongue-in-Cheek MMORPG CDG?
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1524 by HandsomeGames
11/06/2015 - 01:53
by HandsomeGames
11/10/2015 - 02:19
Oops, mechanic without theme
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1145 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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1266 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Bushido Daimyo - options
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1234 by markgrafn
09/20/2015 - 22:43
n/a
Give me some feedback on my art
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1515 by IcePeddlerGames
09/14/2015 - 22:05
by Hook
09/16/2015 - 15:32
Bushido Theme and Art Design Critique
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1514 by markgrafn
09/11/2015 - 13:46
by markgrafn
09/14/2015 - 10:28
Dilema: Beautiful board vs functional board
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1527 by BenMora
09/04/2015 - 21:07
by 537h
09/09/2015 - 09:53
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