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Ryan Johnson
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Hey all.

Just wondered what you all thought of the BGG.Con Earlybird Registration graphic.


There will again be a theme for the Con this year... bet you can't guess what it is.

So... if there are any 300 Fans out there, you may recognize the graphic. Since the film so closely resembles the graphic novel, I decided to parody that, and use it for our 'Geek'

Look for more to come (including some originals, and even some tee-shirt art) as we get closer to the convention.

-Ryan

Also: For my own appreciation for clever graphics.... here is an awesome shirt I found. I listen regularly to the GeeksOn Podcast.
www.GeeksOn.com
Their main host is also a graphic designer and came up with these shirts... I gotta have one.... and im a little pissed Im not creative enough to think of it myself.

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HaHa! laugh The 300 movie reference is a little over the top, but it's pretty cool!
 
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Ryno8 wrote:


There will again be a theme for the Con this year... bet you can't guess what it is.

what was the theme last year?
 
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The graphpic looks good. I think it would be "funnier" if you made the hair blonde on the Spartan to match the logo.
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Nice graphic, but isn't 300 gonna be pretty stale by BGG.CON? It's still somewhat fresh now, but it'll be yesterday's news by the time the CON roles around.
 
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A bit over the top? Yes.

Last year the graphic was a cowboy.

As for 300's rise and fall in poularity... Yeah, I imagine it will fade, but some of the graphics from here on out will be less 300 (some will be 'as' 300) and more Ancients. Because 300 is big now, they figured it was good to highlight that.

Plus I heard Derk was going to dress up as Leonidas... gulp
 
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SettlerOfCatan wrote:
I love 300 but I'm left thinking....wtf does it have to do with boardgames?!?!?!

If you absolutely must go cross-genre with 300 and boardgames....you should've atleast recreated leonidas as a meeple.

Well... there is a 300 boardgame in the works...
Perikles is one of the better games to come out this year (or the end of last) and Ancients is a huge theme in a ton of Euros, Wargames, and even a few AT games.

Leonidas meeple? Just wait...
 
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Ryno8 wrote:
Plus I heard Derk was going to dress up as Leonidas... gulp

Now there's an mind picture for you - 300 boardgamers wearing red speedos...
 
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re: Stale: The DVD will probably be out by then.

I wanna see Derxes!


"Tonight, we dine in Portabello Road!"
 
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I believe the DVD it scheduled for August 1st. So.... Come November it'll probably have lost some hype...

Xerxes?
 
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I'm glad you mentioned "300," as otherwise I would have had no clue what you were talking about. I think there is an assumption that boardgame fans are comic geeks or movie geeks, too, and I don't think that's at all true.
 
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I totally agree... I would say that often board game geeks are at least into one other form of entertainment.

In my experience... there are few Comic-boardgame geeks out there. Im my group, I'de say there are 2 of 6 true comic fans... though most of us cover the movie base.

 
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