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Arthur Petersen
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For those not in the full loop, we made promo shirts for last year's GenCon (one per core faction, with catchphrases and a pic of the GOO). They were such a hit for those who got one, that many wanted to buy the other 3. Then, we discovered that many other backers asked to buy them.

We promised we would offer them, then never did. It was one of those things that sort of got left to the sidelines while much more important things took precedence.

The idea got resurrected recently, and we are going to actually, and finally, be putting them up on our site for sale soon - knowing how fast we are at things it's still probably a week or two away from reality, but hopefully in time for the retail release of the games on about March 27.

Here's why I'm posting this (besides by way of general announcement) -

the core factions' phrases are set, they are (you can figure out which goes for which faction);=
The Stars Are Right
Have you Seen the Yellow Sign?
Mother Knows Best [my favorite kiss ]
Don't Suffer from Insanity. Enjoy It.


The question is, what should the other 4 faction shirts say?

Here are the ideas so far:
Opener: All in the Family
Sleeper: Time for a Midnight Snack
WW: It doesn't have to be a Snowman
Azathoth: Blind. Idiot. God.

What do YOU guys think?








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I am really excited about this and will probably spring for all the faction shirts.

I think that Azathoth's phrase might be a little provocative. I couldn't wear it ever outside of the house without people ignorant of the Cthulhu Mythos raising an eyebrow, putting it mildly.

However, I have an alternate suggestion for Azathoth:


"It's an Elder Thing; you wouldn't understand."


It's funny 'cause it's true.
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For Opener: Let Terror Open the Door (or some other play on 'let my love open the door'
 
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"Let my GOO open the door..." whistle

I just know I'm gonna have that song running round in my head all day now!
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Opener: Hey... who opened the gate?
 
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Hey Arthur... for those who added on a tshirt thru the pledge manager... can we opt to pick one of these instead? (Would be a better choice for a shirt!!!!)
 
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I like all of them. If only I could get a custom t-shirt with my tagline!

Are other Great Old Ones giving you a hard time? Then summon Hastur of the Yellow Sign!
 
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Opener: My invisible twin brother can eat up your invisible twin brother. Refers to Yog-Sothoth's "fathering" of the Dunwich Horror and implies the wearer is either Wilbur Whately or the DH itself. Plus, invisible friends are creepy.

Sleeper: I may be squat and pot-bellied, but at least I have worshippers. Refers to Tsathoggua's girth and minions.

Wind Walker: I went to the Arctic and all I got was this lousy cold shirt. Refers to Ithaqua's frequenting of the Arctic and ice effects.

Azathoth: Keep it.

What's the association between Elder Things and Azathoth in the mythos?
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I admit that I know of no explicit Mythos connection; I was making the connection based on the fact that the Elder Things are part of Azathoth's "faction" in the game. And I thought it was funny.
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Opener: The Gate, the key, and born to party.

Sleeper: Hello my baby, Hello my honey, Hello my snacktime pal!

WW: Chilling out since 3000BC

Azathoth: Not too bright, but my rhythm's just right.
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And I knowyou already have Cthulhu, but how about...

Destroying the world so you don't have to.
 
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Sleeper: I got up for this?

I like your pick for WW, it made me laugh.

Azathoth - If you're reading this the universe has ended.



And for no reason
(Call me maybe)

You're a cultist
And a little crazy
Perform a ritual
Call me maybe?
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Hmmm...if the "Elder Thing" one doesn't work for Azathoth, how about another:


"Time to pay the piper."


I tried to work a Jethro Tull joke in but all the jokes I came up with were too obscure. And bad.
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Heh. I have the original "My GOO is Green" Cthulhu shirt. :-D
Opener: I'm the Key to Victory.
Sleeper: Late bird devours the rest.
Ithaqua: Baby it's cold outside...
Azathoth: Insanity. It's a way of life.
 
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Brother Jim wrote:
I admit that I know of no explicit Mythos connection; I was making the connection based on the fact that the Elder Things are part of Azathoth's "faction" in the game. And I thought it was funny.


Love the piper one, too.

Also, I played the Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness expansion, and one of the game options is to solve adventure cards, centering around the Elder Things. Personally, when I play Arkham Horror or Eldritch Horror, I want the game to fit the same mythos theme, and was surprised that

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In the story, the Mountains of Madness, only one GOO is mentioned, and only once, at the end as part of a man's utterings. No GOO is explicitly mentioned as being worshiped, although it's been awhile since I read the story.
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It's too long, but for Azathoth, "Other people think they are the centre of the universe, I actually am"

Shorter, but not so good, on the same theme, "The centre of your universe"

For Ithaqua, "I live in the wind" or "The ill wind blows"
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Brother Jim wrote:



"It's an Elder Thing; you wouldn't understand."


It's funny 'cause it's true.


I cast my vote for this! ha!
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- To be clear, for Windwalker I like your "snowman" better (hilarious), but I also like:

"This will all blow over in time."

- "All in the Family" for Yog works so well considering his own family and his "earthly" family (trying to avoid spoilers).

- I was desperate to think of some sort of Hypnotoad connection for the Sleeper but none really worked.

This is fun - even if only one can be used!
 
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Windwalker - I devoured your leaf on the wind.
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Windwalker: "The wind is coming" easy i admit
Opener of the ways: "All ways lead to me"
Azathoth: "Idiot yourself !"
Sleeper: "Sleep... Forever !"

Alternative:
Windwalker: "Freeze or walk away"
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Windwalker alternatives:

"Going with the wind"
"Scare going with the wind"
or "Scaring with the wind"
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Brother Jim wrote:
"It's an Elder Thing; you wouldn't understand."

If this shirt had a pic of an Elder Thing on it, it'd be an insta-buy.
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I like well-known mythos-specific phrases rather than tentacle-in-cheek joke lines. The Cthulhu and Yellow Sign ones are perfect... easily ignored by the uninitiated but full of meaning to the slightly unhinged. In keeping with these, why not the following?

The Opener of the Way
The Sleeper of N'Kai
Who Has Seen the Wind?
The Dread Curse of Azathoth
 
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