A couple years ago, I was looking at my forum signature, with the PAX Attended list and a checklist for the upcoming PAX, and it felt kinda cluttered and messy to me. So I decided to make a small image to visually represent the PAXes that I'd gone to.
Last year, I updated that image with a new badge, and refined it a bit because the badges felt too large and the numbers I originally drew didn't feel right. I also prototyped badges for East, South, and Aus (since I've only ever been to Prime/West), and tested variants for omeganauts, enforcers, and future badges ('cause I'm like that – when I get the idea for a set, I want to create the entire set, even if I only use part of it myself). At the same time, I got a request from another forumer who had seen my badge sig and wanted to do the same thing himself. So I pulled up my prototype, copied the relevant badges into a new image, and sent it off.
Now I'm very much a seasonal forumer – I don't look at the forum at all from mid-September after PAX West to mid-May before tickets drop for the next PAX West, and even when I am on I very rarely comment on anything, so my badge sig doesn't get out much. But I come back out of forum-hibernation this year, and I see badge sigs popping up, which is great... if a little surprising.
In any case, I figure if badge sigs are out in the wild now, I should at least go back to my prototype, finish it off, and release it. So here's the set, with omeganaut, enforcer, and future variants up to the end of this year:
Feel free to use this to create a badge image for your own forum signature!
So I stole
borrowed MetricalSky's asset sheets and made a thing:http://www.paxsignaturegenerator.com:8080/
It's super ugly and horrible right now (will probably rewrite a good chunk of it), and the UI is complete crap, but it's functional.
I still have quite a bit of work to do obviously, but here is the source if anyone is morbidly curious and/or wants to help make it less horrible.https://github.com/gespo89/PAXSignatureGenerator