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25 Mar 2019 17:31 - 25 Mar 2019 17:45 #294480 by Gary Sax
Anyone have the minor image editing skills it would take to create a TWBG microbadge? I always felt like it was a nice little thing for BGG folks to be able to see my/our F:AT microbadges and wonder what that was and maybe check it out. I'm a mess with image editing so even that easy job would be beyond me, but I would definitely immediately buy one and wear it over there most of the time.
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25 Mar 2019 22:48 #294511 by Shellhead
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Seems like a weird idea to me, like saying that Coke should offer a Pepsi-flavored Coke. Though I suppose that is more or less the short story of New Coke. Anyway, I'm content with my AmeriTrash badges there, on the increasingly rare occasions that I even visit BGG.
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26 Mar 2019 11:23 #294524 by ubarose
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Someone pointed out to me that our favicon looks a little a bit like an Antifa flag, so don't know how that would play when it gets shrunk down to micro badge size. You probably have to go with the TWBG initials.
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26 Mar 2019 12:02 #294531 by Colorcrayons
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I've designed a few microbadges back in the day. And I can say that what Uba refers to as the favicon would make a poor badge.

Unless a unique symbol was created for the site, Uba's suggestion of TWBG would be best. Especially black letters with a red G that matches the chosen shade here.

As for symbols, that would be a large order of semiotic work. Semiotics is always a lot of work anyways, at least to create a good symbol, and abstracting "There will be Games" into an effective mnemonic symbol won't be easy.
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01 Apr 2019 23:34 - 01 Apr 2019 23:35 #294856 by Not Sure
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Here's a couple of quick tries, because I couldn't write any more work documentation tonight.

So, the favicon red isn't the same as the "GAMES" red (but why, Uba, why...). I used the "GAMES" color here as it's a little darker.

Here I tried to get somewhere in between the favicon and the words logo, and had to do some creative squashing of letters

This is a straight-ahead 4-letters like Uba/ColorCrayons proposed.



Oh, the attachment view gets scaled up to reach a minimum size and gets blurry. Ignore them.
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02 Apr 2019 14:08 #294877 by Gary Sax
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I kind of like the squished full name, though the initials are by far the more sensible option.

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02 Apr 2019 15:09 #294884 by Legomancer
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I can tell you from my dealings with the microbadge crowd over there, neither of those will fly. They are an incredibly picky crowd. Part of why I gave up doing MBs.

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02 Apr 2019 15:20 #294885 by Gary Sax
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Bleh, love community gatekeeping.

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02 Apr 2019 15:24 #294886 by Colorcrayons
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Legomancer wrote: I can tell you from my dealings with the microbadge crowd over there, neither of those will fly. They are an incredibly picky crowd. Part of why I gave up doing MBs.


Agreed.

Except it's a game site, so it's entirely appropriate to game the user modded system.

Post the microbadges in the approval thread, then post a link of the poll to other threads and site that want what you made.

You now have approval since you merely need the majority of votes to say "yea".

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02 Apr 2019 15:52 #294887 by Not Sure
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Gary Sax wrote: I kind of like the squished full name, though the initials are by far the more sensible option.


That's pretty much how I felt too. It sorta works in its own weird way.

Yeah, I don't know how much I want to actually go play the BGG game there. Like, there are ten thousand shitty microbadges and now I have to convince some self-appointed noble that mine is better than the median? That's why I came here!

Really, I did them for laughs first, TWBG second, BGG a distant third. Anyone who wants to try to storm the gates there has my blessing.
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11 Apr 2019 07:11 #295318 by Legomancer
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11 Apr 2019 10:36 #295333 by Turek
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11 Apr 2019 10:50 #295334 by Not Sure
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Either of those two are better than mine. I like Turek's, but I honestly don't know whether the branding is black-on-red or or black/red-on-white.

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14 Apr 2019 07:38 #295467 by Legomancer
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I'm gonna throw mine into the BGG discussion thread. @Turek, if you'd prefer to put yours in, no problem, I'll withdraw mine. I think they both work.

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14 Apr 2019 12:39 - 14 Apr 2019 12:40 #295474 by Gary Sax
Replied by Gary Sax on topic TWBG BGG microbadge?
Thanks for taking the lead, I don't know procedure over there. I like both, Turek's visually better, but yours is more consistent with site branding which I think works better.. If you're already over there doing it I say go ahead with yours.

Anything we can do to help? I don't know how they handle these.
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