Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Banner Tagline Submissions

Alrighty people, the new resized and reduced opacity, for better bits viewing, banner is up. Now the biggie is deciding on the tagline. Please post your ideas under this thread so we can all eventually vote for the best one. Submissions should be in by Friday and I'll leave the voting to begin on Saturday under a new thread. Voting will end whenever everybody has chimed in or until Tuesday rolls around, whichever happens first.

So I say unto thee...Let the bad puns commence!


At 4:57 PM, March 28, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I'll stick with the boring but simple:

Making friends and playing games since 2005.

At 6:23 PM, March 28, 2006, Blogger Amy said...

I still like "So hardcore, we shove Meeples up our nose for fun".

I like the newest version of the banner -- it's easy to read but you can still see the game bits behind the words.

At 10:56 PM, March 28, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

The banner looks totally awesome. The web site looks so much better now.

The tag line is a very tough choice, but I see the choice as being between making new gamers feel welcome or making existing gamers laugh. A year ago, I'm not sure would have know what a meeple was... So, I vote for Ted's version.

At 11:24 PM, March 28, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

No votes yet!

Anyway, here's a few I've thought of:

"Blaming our losses on luck since 2005"

"Keeping the cardboard industry alive and the meeple factories pumping"

"We didn't need all that space in our houses anyway"

You know, I was actually considering writing a program to randomly pull one of many quotes to display whenever the front page is loaded. Just another possibility for discussion.

At 7:10 AM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I lean more towards making the tagline more hobby-enthusiast friendly, meaning the established (hardcore... ahem) gamer like us. I don't think our website is meant to attract new possible recruits. I mean, think about it. Who have we recruited along the way? We have all been gaming in one way, shape or form before. None of us were completely new to gaming.

So I think it should be something more honed to the already experienced gamer. Maybe not meeples, but surely targeting an audience like us.

It may be a chip on my shoulder... I haven't been able to "convert" anyone with a clean gaming slate.... just find established gamers, which is actually a GREAT thing. It spares me the pain.

Rotating tagline would be cool. Include some of the ones I submitted in a previous post...

At 7:35 AM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

While we are probably more interested in, and more likely to attract the seasoned gamer, we don't want to scare off the newbies. I don't think that an arcane motto will frighten them away.

Rob - How do you define "clean gaming slate"? I poisoned the souls of a couple of guys in Knoxville that I wouldn't have called gamers, but they deinitely had gamer tendencies.

"Taking turns in variable order since 2005"

"Building cardboard empires since 2005"


At 10:30 AM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

"Caylus Sucks"

Nah...really, how bout something simple.

"We love boardgames"

At 10:32 AM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

"We live to game"
"Eat, breath, game"

At 1:15 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

The problem with the rotating tagline, as I later realized, is that I'd have to upload a .js file into the main page's directory. Now since our lovely site is not hosted by us per se, that's a significant problem. I can src it to an off site space, but I don't have any webspace at the moment. So unless anyone else does or we can indeed upload onto blogger anything other than an image, the rotating idea is kind of a lost objective.

I think it would be the happiest solution though...

and Caylus does suck!
...Puerto Rico too.

At 2:39 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

I have webspace.

At 2:57 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Ok ok... it doesn't have to be hardcore, but it does sound more appealing to me.

I've tried "poisoning" a few friends of mine to no avail. All I get is their mockery. Well, forget them! I've got SABG now. I guess I've become jaded/cynical.

Cardboard empires....Caylus .... I like that (Puerto Rico and Caylus rock!).

Kind of following Patrick's lines... "Come out and play" (nice and generic like Patrick's suggestions)

I also liked : "Blaming our losses on luck..."

"Got wood for sheep" ... granted, not appropriate but still cracks me up.

At 3:40 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Patrick: "I have webspace."

Well then screw this submission stuff, I'll send you the app filled with all the goodies we have so far. All I need from you is the URL for wherever you're loading it to online.

I knew there was a better way. Keep the taglines flowing though, the more to rotate the better!

At 3:56 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Some of the recent proposals are really good!

I'm glad to hear we've got a way to rotate through them. Saves having to pick just one.

At 4:07 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

"I have webspace"

good tagline (hehe)

At 7:54 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Alrighty, it's up and workin' like a charm.

That's actually the first time I've ever written a javascript that didn't totally screw up on the initial outing.

At 11:12 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Sweet.... rotating was a good idea.

At 6:27 AM, March 30, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Very nice!

Editing my quote, please remove the comma from "Cry havoc, and let slip the meeples of war!"

At 2:12 PM, March 30, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Once the final submissions roll in, I'll make an amended list with corrections and the best of the best. Consider this a trial run.

At 2:42 PM, April 01, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

"So many games, so little time ..."


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