Nikos Fakos
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Greetings,
When i am sitting at the table to start with my friends our Saturday night game session, and i have a new well themed game to play, i always start from the theme of the game to explain to them. Its my favourite part!
Usually ,the theme of a game is important to match the mechanics and a well themed game marked as a "thumbs up" game only if the mechanics and the theme are in balance with each other.
Well, the perpose of this thread is to post unknown myths, interesting sights, impressive architectuals buildings and anything else from your country, might be the next theme for a game.

Please post a myth you know from your country, that is not popular, maybe you give an inspiration to the designer and to be the theme of the next game!

Here is a myth in Greece a.k.a. "The Dew Men" , a Cretan Myth:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosoulites

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Also a link with photos from the old fort and some informations about

http://www.kretakultur.dk/english/sights/chania%20eng/Franko...

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From my point of view, an odd theme doesn't bring interest as somethingn that the publisher knows about already. Some publishers may like an odd theme, but even though the theme may be odd, it may be recognised slightly or "I've heard about that and wondered if it was true." notion. But completely odd/not overdone themes have failed many time with publishers and testers since they "couldn't get into chatracter" with no knowledge of the idea already. A captain of a ship is easy to "become" whereas you might not feel "at one" when the theme is about an Upwelling.
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Instead of my country I will go a little bit more obscure, here are some themes that come from my home state of Indiana. I also have a quick thought about how a game might be built around the theme, so if someone wants to run with it, then please do!

Vincennes
In the colonial days of Indiana Vincennes was a major city in the U.S. frontier. A euro game of sort could be made around growing Vincennes from a small trading post to a city and then attempt to change history by attempting to keep Vincennes an important city, instead of fading into obscurity. Of course the entire time while players are trying to do their own things to earn VP, they will have to work together to fend off the occasional fighting force, as Vincennes was the sight of a few battles.
Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincennes,_Indiana#History

Columbus
The city of Columbus, Indiana is known for being an architectural treasure trove. This is because of an industrial benefactor who encouraged the arts. An auction/resource management game could work well. Players have to bid on contracts with money or prestige to build them. Players then have to hire the architect, collect the resources, and then finish the project to collect prestige, money and VP. Of course there is only a limited amount of space in Columbus, so players can not delay to long in their building project.
Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Indiana#Architecture_...

Battle of Cordyon

A single, very obscure Civil War battle was fought in Indiana at Corydon. In the battle a marauding confederate force faced off against a local militia. There is no way for the citizens of Cordyon to win the battle as they were outnumbered, outclassed, and out gunned. However, this could make for a unique 2 player game. The outcome is already decided (Confederacy wins), but it is the job of the union player to keep the victory margin as narrow as possible.
Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Corydon

Indiana Basketball
If there is anything that Indiana is known for it is Basketball. For many the word Hoosiers (term for residents of Indiana) is synonymous with basketball. A game where players manage a university basketball program could be engaging. Players take control of IU, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, etc, recruit players, develop teams, win games, and attempt to establish a dynasty.



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I think cryptozoology is a field not heavily explored but can be used to blend fantasy and modern themes together. Is basically about finding unknown species based on local tales or folklore.

If you are interested in this, my favourite creature would be:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_Death_Worm

I would play a game to catch that price!

Nice idea for a post. Keep thinking!
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I like the idea of a game incorporating all the contemporary mythical creatures that the Discovery Channel and SyFy channel use. Perhaps you could get endorsements from them for your game? Think about all thed UFO and PARANORMAL shows it could incorporate! great potential!

A search and discover/capture game might be interesting, though I doubt how its re-play ability might be, once all the monsters have been found a few times in multiple game plays.

Look up "Champ" in Lake Champliagn (not sure if spelling is right)

another American creature..
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Another Myth from ancient times:

The Rivers of Hades


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acheron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styx
http://www.theriverstyx.net/

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Nahuelito

Argentinean version of the loch ness monster, found near the town of Bariloche.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahuelito

The article in spanish has a "photo".
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I found an interesting article about temples-buildings etc:

http://www.odysseyadventures.ca/articles/greektemple/greek_t...

Also a list of ancient temples
http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/greek.html

And a great list for the Ancient Greek Mythology:

http://www.greeceindex.com/history-mythology/GREEK-HISTORY-M...
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