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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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Need a name
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10/29/2013 - 09:53
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793 by yamizero
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867 by Knicksen
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1012 by questccg
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3691 by questccg
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1734 by questccg
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by NoxArt
09/22/2013 - 13:47
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1553 by GenWash
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10/12/2013 - 08:06
Card Art - Looking for feedback
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1998 by Aerjen
07/03/2013 - 13:08
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 14:21
Poetry on cards - Help!
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1439 by Aerjen
07/01/2013 - 21:39
by Aerjen
07/02/2013 - 11:42
Personality types, Theme Help
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1920 by RGaffney
06/22/2013 - 08:08
by Deveration
07/14/2013 - 11:52
Need Class Name Ideas
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960 by GenWash
06/18/2013 - 14:55
by GenWash
06/19/2013 - 13:03
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1085 by padragan
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by padragan
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06/01/2013 - 23:58
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989 by Aerjen
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by GrimFinger
09/03/2013 - 08:06
Getting rid of Numbers !!!
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1389 by Martin-r-m
05/11/2013 - 11:11
by laperen
06/01/2013 - 02:49
RTS game in testing stage
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1144 by Tbone
03/12/2013 - 21:17
by Kroz1776
10/11/2013 - 15:48
Need ideas to reinforce a theme
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1433 by larienna
02/05/2013 - 22:41
by larienna
02/10/2013 - 22:39
superhero game- flavor text - input please
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897 by abdantas
01/30/2013 - 09:12
by abdantas
01/31/2013 - 10:36
Survival Horror Board Game Story Ending Cliche
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1229 by Stormyknight1976
01/25/2013 - 11:30
by Stormyknight1976
01/29/2013 - 13:03
RPG Board Game Story Narrative
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1658 by TwentyPercent
01/23/2013 - 17:52
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01/29/2013 - 18:07
Avoid being distasteful
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2315 by Sperber
01/20/2013 - 17:05
by Shoe
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From Theme to Name
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1043 by Word Nerd
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by Word Nerd
05/25/2013 - 21:23
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