“We’re all gnome barbarians!”
“Secret agents by night, janitors by day — that’s us.”
“All of our characters are part of the same family.”
Theme parties offer several advantages, including automatic background connections between PCs, a reason to be adventuring together and a memorable approach — and they encourage group character generation, which is always a good thing.
What else is good about theme parties? Are there any downsides? If you’ve played in one or run a game centered around one, how did it go?