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PAX 2008 Button Exchange! Updated OP 8/9

redhaloredhalo Registered User
edited August 2008 in PAX Archive
For those new to this thread, if you haven't ordered your buttons yet, then you most likely not recieve them in time for PAX. Sorry, try again next year, we'll still be friends. Also, the cuttoff for adding your buttons to the upcoming official checkoff list will be 8/10/08. Please get on it before then.

The concept:

Alright, here's the idea guys. We need a form of identification for forumers at PAX. As Moe has suggested, custom made buttons with our name/avatar or whatever would be a great option, but to extend this idea and make it more Penny Arcade-ish I suggest that each get a bunch of buttons and trade one for one when we meet each other. Thus making it a game of "gotta catch them all".

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Frequently asked questions:

Q. How will I know if I've gotten all the buttons?
There will be a document made containing all the artwork and forum names so you know who you're trading with, and who you have left.

Q. Cool! How do I get my stuff on it?
Easy, fill this form out. Include either the original artwork or a picture of the finished button (I suggest original artwork only, because we can crop it down, but this is up to whoever will be doing the printable checklist. Please let me know, and I'll change it!).

Q. I don't see my name/pic in the OP list. Oh noes, what do I do!
If you think you've been overlooked then send a PM to redhalo. He's slow to update and smells funny, but he will get you added.

Q. How do I get a button? What are these "bonus buttons"?
The buttons fall in to two categories, the avatar or "main" buttons, and the "bonus" variety. While there are no set rules for trading them, these general guidelines are encouraged:
- Avatar buttons should be traded for other Avatar buttons, with no challenges or criteria expected to be fulfilled other than you are both Buttoneers.
- Bonus buttons may (or may not!) have special criteria for receiving them, and may go to people outside the button game who fulfill the criteria. This could be a challenge ("What is the flightspeed of an unladen swallow?"), a requirement ("You must be a member of the CEOs of America Club"), or one may just ask for one (remember to say "Please").

Q. I want to make people stand on their head, nude, while singing "Yankee Doodle" to receive my buttons! Can't I do that?
It is perfectly within your rights, but don't expect many people to trade their buttons back with you.

Q. I want to make sure I get EVERY SINGLE BUTTON I can, will there be a Buttoneer meetup?
YES. We plan to meet immediately following the closing of PAX in the Sheraton Hotel's Lobby. We'll be easy to find, there's gonna be a lot of buttons around. We can finish off our trade lists, and say our goodbyes.

Q. You said this is a game! How do we know who won?
Everyone is a winner! Especially you! You're so special, you know that?

Q. I heard about some secret button project that would be for...
HUSH! That is not to be spoken of here. See BigRed at the start of PAX (he'll be near/in the BYOC area) and he'll take care of you. Bring your buttons. Please do give him time to check all of the BYOCers in before you storm his location.

Q. Will I be able to fly with my buttons. Are they considered instrument of death?
Strife23 wrote: »
I finally stopped by the airport here and talked to the TSA. 1' -1.5' buttons are not classified as an instrument of death even if you have a 100, and can be carried on or checked (they did say that depending on the TSA Agent you may be asked [forced at gun point] to check the buttons).
But remember this only applies to people whose flight originates in the US. If you are flying into the US with buttons make sure you check with your TSA equivalent before bringing them on a plane. The TSA people here also highly suggested that you check with US Customs (contact via your local embassy) before you try and bring them into the country (they indicated that the problem isn't with the button it's with what you could be hiding in the button).

Recap: If you’re in the US you can fly w/ buttons, if you’re not your probably better off mailing.


Participants to look out for:

I will add button pics as people post them. After, and only after, you've ordered your buttons go here to add yourself to the upcoming printable check off list.

Invested players! [64]
redhalo
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VThornheart
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Snickers
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ukiyo e
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LewiePs Mummy
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Soups *is unable to make it, but CaptainTapole will be trading buttons on his behalf.
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CaptainTapole
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super...
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Atlus Parker
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PeasantDave
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Captain Cactus And The Water Preservation Squad
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Moe Fwacky
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mentok1982
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Sakebomb
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lordthanda
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MarsChelios
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jonxp
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Liger
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MaoChan
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MasterHelios
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The_Reflection
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Haterot
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skarsol
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BrokenAngel
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Mordored
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Houn
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MR.T
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Lyanth
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Strife23
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Anngaricus
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JonnyNero
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Brian4120
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GSpeezy
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Queen Brewer
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MoonVydeo
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tr0tsky
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Royale Wih Cheese
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netcrusher88
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Pat McRotch
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LewieP
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BigRed
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kazuo
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Yoshamano
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Officer (Recruit, whatever)
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MetaverseNomad
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MissDizzyBee
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Whytmage
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RARGPHLAM
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sum10fishy
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chaosisorder
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LTAcosta
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Rayman
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MacCartney
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Skittles
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Fran Goat
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Solid_Steve
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mare_imbrium
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Avid
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Have design, buttons are in the future. [68]
Highfire
Had an image, where did it go?
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Talison
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MrBlarney
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TNTrooper
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AltDelete
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Viscountalpha
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Mustard Tiger
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Theros
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Sumi
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Qs23
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AtomicFreak
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Crimson Ghost
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b0wser
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Caelesto
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CuZZa
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capnjack
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ACC3SS
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magiic
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Psychoish
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Accalon
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Teh Madd Hatter
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adio92
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Chrisonfire
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Gravy Robber
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Reisaroni
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Zephyril
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proXimity
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RedPikachu
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groove
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hottopicreject
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Sable
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MojoDC
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Chiparoo
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DStalefish
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PikaPuff
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BigGuy
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B:L
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Zealous One
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parabola
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Imperfect
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Shade
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Haikufrenzy
leaf
ninjowned
Hammy
Mystral721
Rocket Taco
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kingofpants
JoshEEE
Kalaylajayla
iFold

Bonus round buttons:

These buttons are extra buttons that represent a shared interest, community or blatant site whoring. There may be special prerequisites to getting these.
PAX 2008 Forums - redhalo
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TWEWY player pin - redhalo
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Cross Country Super Trip 2008 - Moe Fwaky
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PA Team Fortress 2 Server - jonxp
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PA Expo 2008 Forums - MaoChan
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Random Access Podcast - lordthanda & Qs23
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Cookie Brigade - Anngaricus
No pic as of yet.
Epic Default Productions - JonnyNero
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PAX 2008 Assassins Game - MarsChelios
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WASD vs. Arrows - Pat McRotch
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Lyanth Heterosexual Harem! - CaptainTapole
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Random assortment of awesome - Petesalzl
Mr. Yuk
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Donkey Kong
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Twisp & Catsby
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WaffelSquadronOmega.com - capnjack
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The Grand Galactic Inquisitor - Houn & Snickers
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Team Fortress - Solid_Steve
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Cake is a Lie - chaosisorder
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Why so serious? - LTAcosta
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Halo Headshot - LTAcosta
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Zerowing - LTAcosta
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Rare Button - LTAcosta
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Canadian Super Trip - Tr0sky
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Gabe & Tycho - Houn
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Piracy, Yarr! - LTAcosta
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Aperture Science - Captain Cactus And The Water Preservation Squad
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Companion Cube - Captain Cactus And The Water Preservation Squad
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Chainsaw McNuggets - Gravy Robber
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Dr. Horrible - hottopicreject
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Fruit Fucker - skarsol
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Professor Layton - sum10fishy
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Bbble Bobble - SlickShughes
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Warhammer - parabola
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PA Ventrillo - PikaPuff
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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    If people are gonna do button trading, we might want to look at bulk options. Getting 50 or 100 of the same button is much cheaper per unit, but still a bit costly. We might also want to see if anybody around these parts has a button maker.

    Moe Fwacky on
  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have the time and resources to get a custom button of my avatar made, but if you don't, you could print out yours on a piece of paper and pin it to your shirt, or place it in a badge holder thingy.

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  • AnngaricusAnngaricus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Better Sample?
    ButtonSample.jpg

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    Something more creative to be here shortly.
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    White text, vertically oriented and larger sized in a bold or block font would be the most visible on that background. If not white, at least a brighter red.

    Moe Fwacky on
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Everyone make sure to leave their pins on when they sleep so they will level up overnight.

    LewieP on
  • KittCandiKittCandi Registered User
    edited May 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Everyone make sure to leave their pins on when they sleep so they will level up overnight.
    +20 cool points for TWEWY reference.

    KittCandi on
  • HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I like the whole trading pins idea. Sadly it's kind of hard to place my Avatar on a pin. But I sure I could make something up.

    Highfire on
  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I guess the first step is to fix my avatar.

    PeasantDave on
  • LyanthLyanth Registered User
    edited May 2008
    If not for the price, I would be really interested in doing this.
    button.jpg

    Then again, if I have monies left over after making my cosplay, I might just indulge~

    Lyanth on
    [SIGPIC]I'm not backing down[/SIGPIC]
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    from what I can tell you have ordered 50 units there, any particular reason?

    LewieP on
  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Lyanth wrote: »
    If not for the price, I would be really interested in doing this.
    button.jpg

    Then again, if I have monies left over after making my cosplay, I might just indulge~

    I dunno if we'd need 50 per person, how many people do we think would get involved? I'd think you could get by with buying how ever many you feel comfortable with. If you run out, then it makes that pin that much more of a collectable.

    redhalo on
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Surely we need one per person, or am I missing something?

    LewieP on
  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Surely we need one per person, or am I missing something?
    The OP wrote:
    but to extend this idea and make it more Penny Arcade-ish I suggest that each get a bunch of buttons and trade one for one when we meet each other. Thus making it a game of "gotta catch them all".

    Monoxide on
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Aha, that serves me right for not paying attention.

    LewieP on
  • ImperfectImperfect Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    We should perhaps put together a list of people participating in the OP? That way we can keep track of how many we have to order.

    I, for one, will definitely be participating.

    Imperfect on
  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Imperfect wrote: »
    We should perhaps put together a list of people participating in the OP? That way we can keep track of how many we have to order.

    I, for one, will definitely be participating.

    Agreed. I'll format up the OP better when I get off of work.

    redhalo on
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I we should email them. If we are ordering 2,500 I bet we could negotiate discount.

    LewieP on
  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'd be down with this. Last year I had my badge and other assorted PAX cards/pins/whatevers stuck to my hat, so the more the merrier. :P

    skarsol on
    why are you smelling it?
  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I was definitely going to do some business cards -- mayhaps buttons will also fit with the plan.

    Oz K. Fodrotski on
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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I am interested in, but not yet sold on, this idea. I wish PA Inc would design the badges with a place people could put their names/handles in permanent marker or something. However if it hasn't happened already, it probably won't.

    Thing is, if I buy buttons I'll probably want to get a custom avatar made as a commission from somebody... which would take both time and money. Maybe next year.

    ElectricTurtle on
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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Go ahead and mark me down as a [strike]trash mob[/strike] pin holder, there, skippy. I will have phat lewts to deliver.

    HotSake on
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  • Mustard TigerMustard Tiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Purebuttons.com seems to have cheaper prices than cafe press if anyone care. Looks like you can get 50 buttons starting at $10. I've never ordered from the so i have no idea if they're any good or not though.

    Mustard Tiger on
  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I was definitely going to do some business cards -- mayhaps buttons will also fit with the plan.

    Should I add you to the list of participants?
    I am interested in, but not yet sold on, this idea. I wish PA Inc would design the badges with a place people could put their names/handles in permanent marker or something. However if it hasn't happened already, it probably won't.

    Thing is, if I buy buttons I'll probably want to get a custom avatar made as a commission from somebody... which would take both time and money. Maybe next year.

    I'm sure you could talk forumers here into doing some work for you for free.

    redhalo on
  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I guess the first step is to fix my avatar.

    And fixed! I am so in on this.

    PeasantDave on
  • KittCandiKittCandi Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I want to play!

    KittCandi on
  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hmm, if I end up being able to still go to PAX after everything over here, I'll definitely be game for this. =)

    VThornheart on
    3DS Friend Code: 1950-8938-9095
  • LyanthLyanth Registered User
    edited May 2008
    $10 for 50? Dude, I'm totally down for this!

    Lyanth on
    [SIGPIC]I'm not backing down[/SIGPIC]
  • SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This might become quite epic, so I'll jump on the bandwagon for now.

    Snickers on
    <@frellnik>; and suddenly, Snickers
  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So the specifics of the plan are (A) your forum pic in the background and (B) your name/screen name in the foreground somewhere?

    I may want to re-vamp my image before I do this. There's so many FF VI sprites in my hard drive... what to craft, what to craft...

    Speaking of which, if anyone wants a custom FFVI image for their pic, let me know. I've got enough sprites lying around that I can make pretty much any scene you'd want to have as your pic, as long as it fits the size restriction. =)

    VThornheart on
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  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Awesome I'm on the list. It's like I get to be my own Pokemon!

    PeasantDave on
  • CuZZaCuZZa Khoo's Epic Mount Perth, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'll be in on this, I'll have some Aussie-style buttons there for trade!

    CuZZa on
  • AydrAydr Registered User
    edited May 2008
    This could be pretty awesome. I can see how many different ways people pronounce Aydr!

    Aydr on
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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Just in case everyone didn't know, Purebuttons.com provides the ability to make 100,000 2.25 inch buttons for the low price of $20,900. I'm surprised they even let you select that online. =) (Note to self, don't accidentally select that quantity when you go to purchase it...)

    VThornheart on
    3DS Friend Code: 1950-8938-9095
  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Whohoo! badges and cards! Hmm, not sure how to attach the badges to my tiara, though.

    LewieP's Mummy on
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  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Whohoo! badges and cards! Hmm, not sure how to attach the badges to my tiara, though.

    You could wear a sash?

    PeasantDave on
  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hey! We could use the buttons for a rousing game of putpocket! ;)

    VThornheart on
    3DS Friend Code: 1950-8938-9095
  • Mustard TigerMustard Tiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    put me down tentatively but i'll probably do it

    Mustard Tiger on
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    put me down tentatively but i'll probably do it

    LewieP on
  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Hey! We could use the buttons for a rousing game of putpocket! ;)
    WIN

    HotSake on
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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited May 2008
    enough already with the putpocket

    Moe Fwacky on
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