Starting a New Tradition: Badge Ribbons!


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Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

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OK, folks. I am sort of known to start things that take off pretty well. So, I have a proposition....

We might be a small convention, but we are still a convention! And one thing that I keep seeing at conventions are badge ribbons. Such ribbons are coveted at conventions, with people trying to collect as many as possible, and having fun doing it!

So, I would like to see different groups and persons create their own humorous and Pathfinder-themed ribbons to hand out to fellow con-goers. Wayfinder will definitely be handing some out, and I do believe that the Razmiran Faith Barge Union #107 will be providing ribbons to prospective new members.....;-) I also think I'll be printing a small, elite set for PaizoCon first-timers and/or PaizoCon Founding Members (attended the 1st PaizoCon).

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS. And ribbons can be had at 100 for $30 or so....easily done online.

So, who's game to start a new tradition for PaizoCon?

Let's use this thread to knock some ideas around, and if you want to commit to joining this cause, state your ribbon idea and how many you plan on bringing to hand out.

Grand Lodge

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My inner collector demands ribbons.

Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

Example

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I have noticed that sites where you can order these have multiple sizes and orientations.

Which size are we going for?

Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

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Badges are 4 inches wide, so those type. You can make them as deep as you want (1 5/8 or 2 inches are what I've seen), depending on what text and line art you are putting on them.

Darran Caldemeyer inspired me, btw. He was thinking about button pins, but at $2 a pop, that would be cool, but pricey. Ribbons are a convention staple, and much cheaper to give out.

Shadow Lodge

I'm considering 'Minion of TOZ' ribbons now.

Sczarni RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

I am considering a few options.

- When in doubt: EXPLOSIONS
- Might I suggest violence?
- Friendly fire is always an option
- Monk in the streets, brawler in the sheets

My wife has said that she might help decorate them further depending on the number ribbons I order.


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I have a Gen Con badge holder.

It doesn't work very well for ribbons, sadly, and I need to use it because pin badge-holders aren't very good for me.

Like the idea, though!


I have 200 of these Gold on Black suckers for the Con.

So I'll swap with you Timitus!

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

I'm inspired to make a "Badge Badger" ribbon. :)


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

I have a Gen Con badge holder.

It doesn't work very well for ribbons, sadly, and I need to use it because pin badge-holders aren't very good for me.

The PaizoCon badges (at least for the last several years) come in a holder with a string to wear it around your neck, so no pins are needed.

(When my partner was quite young and attending Catholic school, she asked a nun how they kept their habits on and was told "with pins." She spent a lot of years wondering if nuns' heads were somehow different, and could tolerate having pins driven into them. Paizo would never subject us to such a thing. Right?)

Community Manager

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Khelreddin wrote:
Paizo would never subject us to such a thing. Right?

Depends on how many posts we've had to remove of yours.

Spoiler:

Totally kidding.

Spoiler:

Mostly.


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Liz Courts wrote:


Depends on how many posts we've had to remove of yours.

Uh.

Oh.

*debates e-jecting from the personal Convention prep process...*

Dark Archive

TOZ wrote:
I'm considering 'Minion of TOZ' ribbons now.

Client of Lucius?


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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
TOZ wrote:
I'm considering 'Minion of TOZ' ribbons now.
Client of Lucius?

Not a Malfoy? :P

Liberty's Edge

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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
TOZ wrote:
I'm considering 'Minion of TOZ' ribbons now.
Client of Lucius?

THUNDERLIPS! DEMANDS RIBBON STATING LUCIOUS HITPOINTS.


Liz Courts wrote:
Khelreddin wrote:
Paizo would never subject us to such a thing. Right?
Depends on how many posts we've had to remove of yours.

Wow, my first Liz threat! I have truly arrived!

How many of my posts have been removed?:

Zero. I think I'm okay. Maybe.

Sovereign Court PaizoCon Founder, Wayfinder Editor-in-Chief

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I seriously suggest this one:

the Unslain (should be the first one under the badge, btw)

But some other fun ideas.....

Ask me about Razmir!

This Can Help Us All! (Or any of your favorite Aphorisms in Inner Sea Gods).

I saved Sandpoint, and all I got was this ribbon.

Dark Archive

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I like The Unslain.

Liberty's Edge

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Starfinder Superscriber

"Liz took down my forum post and all I got was this ribbon"

Community Manager

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rknop wrote:
"Liz took down my forum post and all I got was this ribbon"

"...and a sternly worded email!"

"...with a HARRUMPH!"

Dark Archive

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Hey! That poster didn't give Liz a harrumph!

Liberty's Edge

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Harrumph!


I'd like to get in on this. Looking around I found three sites quickly:

  • PC/Nametag
  • Marco Promos
  • & Namebadge Productions

    All three have a $14 setup fee for custom prints (definitely check their "In-Stock" selection), and shipping looks to be roughly $10 (FedEx+$3, $9, $11.95 respectively). Summing to about $50 total for 100 ribbons, or ~$82 for 250.

    PC/Nametag had the best interface (live preview, etc), and Marco the lower shipping.

  • Grand Lodge

    Walker Schlundt, Venture-Lieutenant, Alabama—Montgomery created Venture-Lieutenant and Venture-Captain Badge ribbons for GenCon 2014. He still has a lot of them left. He's currently looking if some of his locals is going to PaizoCon and if so he'll ask them to bring the ribbons along! (If not, ship them via post).


    Liz Courts wrote:
    Khelreddin wrote:
    Paizo would never subject us to such a thing. Right?

    Depends on how many posts we've had to remove of yours.

    ** spoiler omitted **
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Don't worry, guys, it's not like they can pin your mouth closed or anything.

    Spoiler:
    Hasn't worked ye—ow!—yet, anyways.

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