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So with my Geek Gold account at 8, I wanted to get a Legend of Drizzt Board Game Fan Microbadge.
Turned out there was none, so I put one up for review and critique on page 697 of this thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/article/7458155#7458155

I kept it simple and wanted the same style as the existing Ravenloft and Ashardalon Fan Microbadges, so I just cut out 16x16 pixels of Drizzt's face from the game's box art.

Since I've never done anything with Microbadges, I don't know what the process is, but if anybody has suggestions to change the badge or do a different one, or just like to say that this is suitable, please do so. I don't know if this would be better in the other thread (see above) or not, though.
Like I said, I really like to keep it consistent with WoA and CR (which will be my next badges if my gold account increases)

Here's the proposed Microbadge:

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Illegible.
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Ya I can't see what any of that is sorry. No idea what it is
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Thanks for the feedback! It's Drizzt's face from the cover. I wanted to have it like the one from Castle Ravenloft (showing Strahd's face) here:
http://geekdo-images.com/images/geekmbs/mb_16988_0.gif

How does it look when I go a bit further out (not centered on the face too much)?



Any other ideas how to improve it?

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Zwerg wrote:
(which will be my next badges if my gold account increases)

Here ya go. Thanks for all your contributions to the Legend of Drizzt forums.

I think microbadge image could do without the background, like the Ashardalon microbadge, so that it looks more defined.
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Thanks, I'll try that!

Edit: Wow, just noticed your gold tip, K. Y.! Thought the "here ya go" was meant as in "Here's an idea how to improve the badge."
Thanks heaps!
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DRIZZT! I want it!
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Duke_Rufus wrote:
DRIZZT! I want it!


I hope to get a nice one done tomorrow. It's been a while since a played around with Photoshop.
 
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Maybe instead of the face, it could be the crossed twin swords?
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Maybe something like this:



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Legend of Dorg?
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chromaticdragon wrote:
Legend of Dorg?


Lol'd so hard.
Man, i was drinking cofee...
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morgothrond wrote:
Lol'd so hard.
Man, i was drinking cofee...

Here's a tip to cover the cleanup.
You certainly deserve at least a microbadge for all your past (and future!) contributions.
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Oo

wow! thanks! awesome, now... what to get, CR, WoA or shall i wait to see what comes out of this for Drizzt!!!

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chromaticdragon wrote:
Legend of Dorg?


The dreaded elder brother of Groo?

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ninjadorg wrote:
Maybe something like this:



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I'd love this one if I'd take the fitting one from Ravenloft http://geekdo-images.com/images/geekmbs/mb_15874_0.png

But I'd really like to keep it consistent with the Ravenloft one showing Strahd's face or the WoA one showing the attacking dragon.

For all your work with the games, you should totally get a Legend of Dorg badge, though.
 
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D6Frog wrote:
Zwerg wrote:


Any other ideas how to improve it?


I really like this one!

But maybe, you could do a really good Guen badge for the game. She might show up better as well.


I'll play around with it. I initially hoped to get both Drizzt and Guen from the cover, but with only 16x16 pixels to play with, it just looks completely undefined (worse even then my first attempt). But I'll play around a bit and will post some suggestions as soon as I get some.

 
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morgothrond wrote:
Maybe instead of the face, it could be the crossed twin swords?


Hmm, that could look cool. But I'd prefer a badge like that as a more general "Drizzt fan" than "Legend of Drizzt Board Game Fan" (again, the consistency).
 
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Ok, here are some drafts/ ideas. From left to right:

Drizzt without the purple background
Drizzt and Guenhwyvar
Two scimitars (simply copied after a google search to get an idea what it would look like)
Guenhwyvar from the cover



Guen doesn't work, unfortunately. There is just not enough colour difference to recognize anything at Microbadge size.

Any opinions?
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still like the scimitars...

Also, and totally unrelated, i too got my first badge!! a D&D fan...
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I would love a badge similar to CR and WoA but for me the twin swords is way clearer by far.
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It's gonna hafta be the crossed scimitars. The problem with 16x16 is that trying to jam anything big into that space is just gonna make mush. It takes a very talented artist to make something that size work.

Besides, two scimitars is just generic enough that people can use it for whatever they want, and that's always a useful thing!
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I like the scimitars too, just add colors like from the box cover and that should nail it.
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Thanks everybody.

I personally like the one above (the one Frog likes) the most. So I'll see if I can get away with two (Ravenloft has two as well, after all).

So I'll give the crossed scimitars a shot. As I mentioned before, the picture above is simply a google search-copy-and-paste to get a general idea. The crossed swords as they appear in the novels are more slender, and I'll give it a go.
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Hmm.. The box art poses a problem for a micro badge due to the busyness of the graphics.

I played around with the levels and positioning a little to come up with these:

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Any good? The third image is from wizards, but I don't know whether it's in any of the game art so it may not be appropriate.

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For transparency:


The mouse-over should probably read: "Dungeon & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game fan" to be consistent with the other micro badges.

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