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This might be way out there and something that could be a long-term plan, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to bring it up.  What about doing different themes for Classcraft?  Right now it's very fantasy based, but what if for each class or each new year (especially for teachers who teacher multiple grade levels like I do) the teacher could pick a different theme for the year.

Example:  My sixth graders get the fantasy theme this year with mages, healers, warriors, etc.  But then, when they become 7th grade next year, to keep their interest up, it becomes a sci-fi theme with soldiers, doctors, and tech specialists (warriors, healers, mages).  Then the next year it could be an Indiana Jones-esq theme, or a western theme, etc.  The old themes would stay available, but when starting a new class, one of the set-up options would be to pick the theme of the game for the year.

You could announce what the new theme would be around Christmas or so, and then it could go live at the end of the school year so that teachers could prep their quests and powers over the summer months.

It would keep things fresh and interesting - mechanics would work identically, just the powers and look of the maps and such would change with each new theme.


That is an amazing idea!

I would love to see this.  I don't think you really need a new one every year, only 3 or 4 different themes.  Every one other theme would be good, just to switch off from year to year.

Another side benefit for ELA teachers (like me) would be to structure the books the kids read around the theme - when it's the fantasy theme, they read fantasy.  When it's sci-fi, they read sci-fi or other speculative fiction, etc.  Classrooms could be decorated around the theme as well to unite everything if you only teach a single grade level.

Yes!!! I definitely need this for my community!!! I have parents that object to the fantasy involved.

The ones I've thought of so far would be:

1) a seafaring theme (not pirates, since that might be objectionable to some too). A lot of the current graphics could be reused pretty easily.

2) a space theme (more work since all the graphics, including quest maps) would need to be redone.

I just thought of another theme: steampunk. This would be awesome to use with my computer/technology classes!

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I am definitely in favor of a Sci-Fi one.

 

Great idea.

Along with the additional themes (which would be wonderful exactly for the same reason as Lyn mentioned, parents who object to Fantasy),  I'd also like to see avatars that would appeal to a younger audience, say 7-10 year olds.

These are all great suggestions! We added all of them to our feature request platform and we will discuss these possibilities internally. 

As some of you have mentioned, these would be long-term plans but we would love to be able to provide teachers with themes that would fit their curriculum!

Stay tuned for our next updates, I'm certain you will be blown away by the work our illustrators have accomplished in the last months :)

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