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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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Which Theme? Please Help Me Choose!
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2241 by tuscansun
03/15/2015 - 05:22
by Denniskam
08/11/2015 - 04:05
Card Names
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1252 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Help changing a theme?
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1296 by Robinxen
06/22/2015 - 09:44
by Soulfinger
06/23/2015 - 19:01
Alien characters
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1539 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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1665 by Redcap
06/13/2015 - 12:52
by X3M
06/15/2015 - 17:53
VP and Game Titling Issues
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1186 by Apotheothena
05/18/2015 - 17:19
by fayinsky
05/20/2015 - 00:46
Stumped - any ideas?
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1909 by vexus
05/07/2015 - 06:16
by vexus
05/12/2015 - 03:07
Currency and VP Naming!
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1146 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
Theme? Art review and critique!
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1290 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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966 by HPS74
04/17/2015 - 03:04
n/a
I'd like your input...
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1420 by -Eberhardt-
02/24/2015 - 16:51
by Sliverik
03/02/2015 - 10:46
How to legally use a celebrity likeness
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2408 by Gabe
02/10/2015 - 18:11
by Gabe
02/10/2015 - 23:46
Box Art Ideas - Monaco: 1929
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1765 by Maritoe
01/29/2015 - 16:39
by Dagar
02/01/2015 - 16:03
What's in a name? - Greyscape
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1195 by LordBrand
01/29/2015 - 15:52
by Soulfinger
01/30/2015 - 00:05
Name of my mech game
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1945 by Robostrat
12/19/2014 - 00:17
by LordBrand
01/29/2015 - 15:20
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1750 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
What to do with surplus card space?
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1850 by Word Nerd
09/26/2014 - 13:05
by larienna
10/02/2014 - 09:51
Theme vs Mechanics - Finding Common Ground
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1629 by GamesPrecipice
09/12/2014 - 12:11
by Gabe
09/16/2014 - 03:43
offending your audience
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2711 by drunknmunky
11/07/2013 - 14:43
by Word Nerd
08/03/2014 - 11:39
Want comments for a 5 thematic sphere of magic design
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1654 by larienna
07/28/2014 - 11:49
by larienna
07/31/2014 - 11:39
Classical Element Combinations
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14961 by Toa Lewa
12/11/2013 - 16:52
by Toa Lewa
07/28/2014 - 14:02
Need advice on playing piece........
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1082 by UK_David
07/20/2014 - 05:37
by UK_David
07/20/2014 - 14:20
Simplicity vs. Immersion: Naming Resources by Color or Theme?
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1808 by kevnburg
05/15/2014 - 19:50
by kevnburg
07/19/2014 - 22:16
Alternate Themes in Dungeon Crawler (Let's Throw Fantasy out the Window)
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1842 by Toa Lewa
07/10/2014 - 15:33
by xaeromancer
07/14/2014 - 17:01
Pirate theme, needs a story...
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1221 by bmrust
06/19/2014 - 19:39
by bmrust
06/20/2014 - 12:25
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