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  1. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Step Right Up and Try Your Luck!

    Announcing to the public, a call for new banners!

    Not that our current banners are all that bad.... in fact, Reynar did a wonderful job with them

    But we think it?s time to add a little more to our banner library, get a little something new here.

    So here we go...

    Banners Saintheart and Myself Would Like to See Submissions For

    Star Wars RPF

    Probably the easiest of the batch. Anything Star Warsy will do here. I personally prefer colorful banners over monochromatic ones. Tastefully or subtly working references of classic or current RPF games here will gain you submission points in this judge's eye.

    Non Star Wars RPF

    Throw together your prettiest bunch of franchised characters here, and you got yourself a NSWRPF banner. I am a little more particular when it comes to this banner, b/c there are already some traditions set by NP and Reynar here that I would like to maintain (for posterity's sake ;) ).

    These being:
    - A pic of Christian Bale and/or David Bowie somewhere in the banner
    - A pic of Keira Knightley, preferably as Elizabeth Swann, somewhere in the banner
    - 42 being present somewhere in the banner
    - Use of some (lets say at least 3?) of the franchise currently being played in the NSWRPF in the banner (like D&D, Naruto, Justice League, Oz, Dune, WWII, etc.)

    Role Playing Resource

    Now this one is a tricky one. In the past, we've had franchise montage here, as well as a Superhero banner here. I personally prefer the former over the later. I would like to see something here that reflects what the RPR is about. Working together on RPGs and serving as a Comms for the RPF. Some ideas for this banner could be:

    - Another montage banner like this one
    - A sort of academic background like Theed or the Jedi Library or books or something
    - A community montage, like images from RPF/NSWRPF franchises (and banners if you wish) past and present, as well as jokes and running gags (in the same vein as the NSWRPF's banner)
    - A sort of industrial, forge-ish/manufacturing background, with some sort of an "RPGs Made Here" message or something

    And I'm sure there are others.

    And announcing new banners for this year...

    The Landing

    So this is just the step down page from the main index. When people click on "Role Playing" as a category, it dumps them here to choose which board they want to go to. Fanfiction has their own special banner here, and by gum, I want one too...

    I would like to see something combining the themes from all three forums here. I suppose you can chop off resource if you need to since it?s such a hard thing to theme, but definitely a blend of Star Wars and Non Star Wars. I'm thinking a title of "Role Playing" or "Role Playing Community" would be appropriate. I'd really like it to be nice, as this will be the first banner to greet people entering this part of the forums.

    Awards Banner

    Another one that Fanfiction has that I want (gosh, I'm such a jealous guy, huh? :p ). We do awards four times a year, it would be nice to have something special to put up during awards season.

    Now Fanfic has their's Oscar themed. Gold statues, red carpet, celebs. in their fancy duds. We can copy them, or we can focus on some other sorts of awards (like maybe Olympic Medals, or trophies, or something). I'm pretty open here. If it looks nice, and I get the idea that we're talking about awards, then your banner will probably be in contention.

    Other Rules and Tips

    Since this is a JC thing as well, all banners must conform to board-wide rules as stated here:

    [link=http://boa/>/>
  2. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I think you need to amend that - Christian Bale and David Bowie must be present in some way, shape or form! :p
  3. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    Wasn't there some Norton character Reynar was raving about?

    I never paid attention. [face_whistling]

    Bah, fine, edited... :p

    -I_H
  4. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    I'd like to point out that, IIRC, it was Zebra3 who did such a great job on this Resource banner.
  5. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    Hmmmm...... I can make a banner, but you'd be on your own for a style sheet. :p
  6. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2004
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    I apologize, Hammer. I completely forgot that you asked me to work on a banner for the RPF, and associated forums.
  7. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    I might give this a whirl, just for the heck of it. :D
  8. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Also, the NSWRPF banner must include the bloody smiley face from Watchmen.
  9. SlevinKelevra Jedi Knight

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    Ooh, it will be nice to see new banners around here. Good idea. I wish I had more time to work on some banners myself.
  10. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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  11. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    Enjoyable!

    Your banner is entered into the first round, and judging will take place on the 6th of February. If you have no better competition, and if Saint likes it, you might have just got yourself a month of colors!

    Guess we'll have to wait and see. ;)

    Any way for you to get a Poofism in there? :)

    -I_H
  12. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    What is the deadline for the banners? I don't see it explicitly stated in the opening post, and I need to know which of the five banners to start on first. :p
  13. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    So 2/6/09 is the first deadline, then 3/6/09, 4/6/09, etc.

    Until we get all our banners. :)

    -I_H
  14. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Still don't understand. Is the deadline for Banner A February 6th, the deadline for Banner B March 6th, the deadline for Banner C April 6th, etc.? Or is the deadline for all the banners June 6th?

    If it's the former, which banner falls under what deadline?
  15. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    First banner would be the sixth of February, second the sixth of March, etcetera. As much as it makes sense to write the date DD/MM/YY, it's never done. Convention is to write the date MM/DD/YY...I think.

    But that aside, the banner deadlines are on the sixth of each month following January.
  16. Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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    Wow...

    I guess my post there just all makes sense in my mind. :p

    All banners, whatever I have, will be up for judging every 6th until all positions are filled.

    So yes, this makes doing them early and quickly a little advantageous, but I really don't think there will be a ton of competition for this.

    And like I said, we won't accept bad banners just because they're there. If all we have is junky banners, no one wins.

    Clear-er? :)

    -I_H
  17. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  18. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Hmm. NSWRPF goes Darker And Edgier, huh? Interesting...
  19. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  20. Yuul_Shamar Force Ghost

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  21. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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  22. SlevinKelevra Jedi Knight

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    http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1345/nswrpfbannervz6.jpg

    That one is a must. Having Tyler Durden in the forefront of the banner like that will be awesome. I can see activity going up just becuase he is such a bad***.
  23. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    Jun 10, 2005
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    First draft. Decided on something extremely simple....

    Role Playing Resource

    I may try to refine it some..... so any thoughts or suggestions would be great. Thanks.
  24. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    I have a suggestion, Chukles. Users whose computers are on a low resolution probably won't be able to see all of the text, so you might want to move "Role Playing Resource" and "It all starts here." over to the left. :)
  25. Chukles38 Force Ghost

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    I was actually wondering about that. Thanks for the input though, I'll get that moved over ina bit. :)
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