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    purevalpureval Somersworth, NH Registered User regular
    Love the redesigned badges. Having 2 would be cool and I will end up wanting both of them.

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    Lady LilybellLady Lilybell Geeky Crafter & Baker South Shore, MARegistered User regular
    Lyrics version is playful.

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    KhadourKhadour Dinosaur Cupcake Hillsboro, ORRegistered User regular
    Your usual incredible job, sir! Sign me up!

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    TripleozeroTripleozero Registered User regular
    I like the idea of two randomly distributed badges. Then at some point we can go to all-out war if a big game comes up.

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    BCBarneyBCBarney Registered User regular
    Wow! Blown away by the creativity! Definitely looking for forward to another year's forum badge. Amazing work!

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    Sleepy KittySleepy Kitty Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    I have an idea and it's something I have considered before, but I think it may work this time. Why not have both badges with them being randomly distributed? The names on the back will be the same, just one will be American and the other British. The receiver will not know which one they will get. What do you think?

    Love the badge but not liking the idea of randomness to the one I get, given the choice I would prefer the British one and would be disappointed if I got the US one knowing there was a British one out there.

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    aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    Crazy idea but what about the idea of dual flags .... Not or the other but both maybe crossed flags

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    NowHiringHenchmenNowHiringHenchmen Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm not too crazy about random badges either. That makes it a little more collection-ish then just showing off your participation in the community.

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    itzerokewlitzerokewl Registered User regular
    Another amazing design! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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    kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited November 2013
    There's an increasing ambivalence towards the two parallel designs, so I've decided to go with the crossed-flag theme instead, with the lament/song written over the top of it in small script:

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    What do you think?

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    NowHiringHenchmenNowHiringHenchmen Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    There's an increasing ambivalence towards the two parallel designs, so I've decided to go with the crossed-flag theme instead, with the lament/song written over the top of it in small script:

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    What do you think?

    I think it looks awesome! Great job, kropotkin!

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    Sleepy KittySleepy Kitty Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    There's an increasing ambivalence towards the two parallel designs, so I've decided to go with the crossed-flag theme instead, with the lament/song written over the top of it in small script:

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    What do you think?

    OMG !!! I want this now, not in 146 days from now ... amazing looking , keep up the awesome work Kropotkin

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    gigabraingigabrain Some guy...yknow New HampshireRegistered User regular
    @Kropotkin my friend, you've done it! I think this is perfect.

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    VGVideoGalaxyVGVideoGalaxy Northern VirginiaRegistered User regular
    That looks gorgeous. Awesome work!

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    aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    Two thumbs up !

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    miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    Absolutely incredible as always. Good Job Kropot

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    Sgt.MaysSgt.Mays Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Looks really well done!.

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    jdixon1972jdixon1972 Registered User regular
    Definitely, the two flags together is the best!! I really like it.

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    MalgarasMalgaras Registered User regular
    OMG, do want! The latest iteration looks especially amazing.

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    VegaObscuraVegaObscura Registered User regular
    Looks great! I can't wait!

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    GhostDanGhostDan Registered User regular
    dude as always that looks awesome.

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    gwidiongwidion Registered User regular
    This looks awesome. I'm down!

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    sirmrejsirmrej Seattle areaRegistered User regular
    I kinda liked the British flag and the recruitment poster thing. The lyrics are very cool, though. And I'm good with either.

    For @kropotkin - You were hesitant about having the British flag on this... While the American flag can definitely have some good or bad connotations associated with it, depending on who you are, the British flag is more of an icon these days in America. So IMHO, the British flag is fun and interesting and I like it.

    For everyone else - The song he linked to is from Sharpe, which is a very very (very) good 90s show with Sean Bean in it. It was the first thing I ever saw him in. If you get a chance, watch it. There are like 18 different mini-movies (Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Eagle, etc), if I remember correctly (but I may be totally off, and am too lazy to wikipedia it).

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    iltailta Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Great job as always!

    Personally I prefer the recruitment poster, without the flags (though I don't mind them, I find them a bit distracting, and there's very little evidence that the 13-star flag was used prior to 1777). Both versions of the recruitment text (Loyalist and Patriot) are fantastic so I'd want to embrace that idea -- perhaps with a tasteful woodcut image as were often featured at the time? It would be REALLY awesome to figure out a way to do something game-related in woodcut form, but that might be more work than is worth it.

    Either way, the song ends up being pretty small and not as funny if you aren't already familiar with the original.

    So, if you're open to backtracking a bit (and I'm not going to get shouted down by flag-and-song-parody-lovers everywhere) then that would be my preference, recognizing with all humility that I'm just standing at the back of the classroom throwing spitballs at the guy doing all the work.

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    RaughnRaughn Registered User regular
    My preference would be to use the updated recruitment poster design posted on 11/12, and possibly have the option for the British variant, if that wouldn't be going overboard with materials.

    I tend to be a less-is-more type of guy, and I felt those iterations hit the sweet spot in that regard.

    However, I do appreciate the creativity that's gone into the changes since, and will gratefully rock the badge no matter what.

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    FrugusFrugus Photographer MontrealRegistered User regular
    I am a bad person for not seeing this thread earlier. As usual, wonderful job Krop! Commonwealth fo life Yo.

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    aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    Quick question: travelling with daughter who will be attending forum events with me but she obviously is not active in the forums ... will there be blank badges for our +1 peeps ?????? to fill out?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    aBByNormaL wrote: »
    Quick question: travelling with daughter who will be attending forum events with me but she obviously is not active in the forums ... will there be blank badges for our +1 peeps ?????? to fill out?

    I don't believe that there has ever been a shortage of badges.

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    mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Looks great! Personally, I prefer the recruitment style one(s)(American specifically, because, well.), but it would appear I'm in the minority of that count. The song (which I am familiar with) only really has any impact if you're already familiar with the original, whereas the recruitment posters were fairly straight forward. /shrug. As always, YMMV.

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    kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. It's very difficult to please everyone and I got a lot of push back against the idea of having a British and American version of the badge. Interestingly the first ever Forum badge did have a Commonwealth variant! It was inspired by the film Zulu with Michael Caine seeing 'Nerds, thousands of 'em'. It's a variant on the a famous quote from the film. Anyway I'll see what I can do to make a British only flag as people seem to be preferring that more than the American one. For we Brits the sight of the Union Flag has mixed messages as we spend our time apologising for our imperial past!

    Be that as it may I can see the irony of PAX East attendees wandering around with the Union Flag and the words 'God Save the King' emblazoned across a large badge :)

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    aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    I'm Canadian and a Newfoundlander so we still have ties to the Queen and the Union Jack was our provincial flag until around 1980 so I'm pretty comfortable either way you want to go lol

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    BearTheHumanBearTheHuman Registered User regular
    I'm excited about this one! Really inspired design @kropotkin !

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    gigabraingigabrain Some guy...yknow New HampshireRegistered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Be that as it may I can see the irony of PAX East attendees wandering around with the Union Flag and the words 'God Save the King' emblazoned across a large badge :)

    Just wait, you'll end up with the common greeting when you see a forum badge being "God Save the King".

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    aBByNormaLaBByNormaL Registered User regular
    gigabrain wrote: »
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Be that as it may I can see the irony of PAX East attendees wandering around with the Union Flag and the words 'God Save the King' emblazoned across a large badge :)

    Just wait, you'll end up with the common greeting when you see a forum badge being "God Save the King".

    I say we turn that into a drinking game !!!!!!

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    kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    gigabrain wrote: »
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Be that as it may I can see the irony of PAX East attendees wandering around with the Union Flag and the words 'God Save the King' emblazoned across a large badge :)

    Just wait, you'll end up with the common greeting when you see a forum badge being "God Save the King".

    If we combined that with the British armed forces salute it would be hilarious!

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    gigabraingigabrain Some guy...yknow New HampshireRegistered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    gigabrain wrote: »
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Be that as it may I can see the irony of PAX East attendees wandering around with the Union Flag and the words 'God Save the King' emblazoned across a large badge :)

    Just wait, you'll end up with the common greeting when you see a forum badge being "God Save the King".

    If we combined that with the British armed forces salute it would be hilarious!

    I just might pull out the uniform I swapped for during my deployment for that...

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    TripleozeroTripleozero Registered User regular
    With all the new people (i.e. me), are you going to have a hard time cramming all the names in?

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    kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    With all the new people (i.e. me), are you going to have a hard time cramming all the names in?

    Nope. Never have done in the past!

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    PurpleFish12PurpleFish12 Registered User new member
    this is awesome!!

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    NowHiringHenchmenNowHiringHenchmen Registered User regular
    I can't wait to see how the final product comes out/have it in my hands! PAX can't come soon enough

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