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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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Looking for semi-humorous ship names
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1438 by EdWedig
02/20/2014 - 22:57
by X3M
02/22/2014 - 18:57
Latin speakers?? (WIP The Conclave)
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1220 by Mansemat
02/08/2014 - 17:15
by Mansemat
02/11/2014 - 17:28
Using well known game titles or not
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1100 by svenne
01/27/2014 - 04:51
by larienna
01/27/2014 - 12:39
Question about licensing content
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1107 by Radium84
12/10/2013 - 22:56
by KrisW
12/11/2013 - 05:04
Rock/Paper/Scissors theme ideas
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573 by Sean
01/02/2018 - 11:22
by Sean
01/02/2018 - 12:31
Looking for flag game pieces
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1420 by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 08:53
by ecommgeek
08/02/2017 - 10:43
Naming things
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1231 by FrankM
04/29/2017 - 16:52
by FrankM
04/30/2017 - 18:38
Feedback on guild names
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1005 by Kirkatronics
11/02/2016 - 14:53
by bbblackwell
11/03/2016 - 22:07
The Hidden Agenda
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1336 by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 02:04
by markgrafn
03/03/2016 - 17:45
VP and Game Titling Issues
3
1180 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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899 by Honestman
01/29/2014 - 14:39
by Evil ColSanders
01/29/2014 - 21:10
Aalsmeer - Objective Cards
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931 by Kroz1776
12/19/2013 - 11:38
by Kroz1776
12/20/2013 - 10:40
What gets YOU designing?
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859 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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947 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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943 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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1258 by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 03:53
by miners_lunch
10/06/2015 - 09:10
Card Names
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1250 by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 01:42
by Tbone
07/05/2015 - 06:14
Currency and VP Naming!
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1143 by Apotheothena
04/23/2015 - 12:18
by kos
04/24/2015 - 18:55
Integrating Mechanics into Theme
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1746 by GamesPrecipice
09/18/2014 - 11:04
by firstcultural
11/09/2014 - 21:45
Theme vs Mechanics - Finding Common Ground
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1625 by GamesPrecipice
09/12/2014 - 12:11
by Gabe
09/16/2014 - 03:43
Need advice on playing piece........
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1080 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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929 by HarryPotter
06/25/2012 - 06:56
by HarryPotter
06/27/2012 - 17:57
Medieval XCOM: How to justify missions when communication is lacking
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323 by larienna
04/11/2018 - 11:12
by Jay103
04/11/2018 - 12:20
Theme sites for my New WP website!
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1085 by Markentosh
06/09/2016 - 23:17
by Markentosh
06/10/2016 - 21:34
Steampunk exploration adventure game theme
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1173 by mithrilwisdom
03/26/2014 - 17:51
by baberahamlincoln
03/26/2014 - 18:08
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