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NetWolf
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I would like to suggest a new thread for the BGDF General section: Arts and Artists. Basically it would be a place for artists and designers (Professional and amateur) to showcase their work and get reviews of their current projects, whether it be art for art's sake or a board game design.

So, what does everyone think?

Hedge-o-Matic
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Sounds good to me.

OutsideLime
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Me too, naturally.

This has been brought up and discussed a few times in the past, but it seems that the site is not set up to host a real portfolio system for atrists and designers.

I can understand this - images eat up more server space than text, and this really isn't an artist's portfolio site. However, it is a site that aims to provide resources for game designers, and game designers often need art from graphic designers and illustrators.

Among other specialties.... The solution, perhaps, could be some sort of "Specialty" checklist in BGDF members' profiles. You check off the specialties in your profile that apply to you. Other members could search by specialty. Members are themselves responsible for linking to their own promotional materials (portfolio sites, etc.. through their member profiles.)

Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Model Sculptor, Prototype-builder, Marketer, Website Builder, Mechanic Specialist, Storylines, World-creator, Wargame Designer, Abstract Designer, Euro Game Designer, Problem-solver, Topologist, Statistician, CCG Designer, Manufacturer, Woodcarver, Cartographer, Cannibal-Pirate Specialist..... There are dozens of other categories that could go in here if you care to get more specific and do some brainstorming.

Is this a reasonable idea? What is the plan for the new site?

~Josh

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OutsideLime wrote:

Is this a reasonable idea? What is the plan for the new site?

~Josh

The plan is to have member home pages where you can put whatever information you'd like, including posting pictures.

-Darke

Nimbulos
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I would find it very interesting to see what other members of the forum might be able to produce.

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OutsideLime wrote:
... Cannibal-Pirate Specialist...

My research into Cannibal-Pirates is taking me on a voyage around the Caribbean. I leave in a few days and will plan to be away for at least three weeks.

I shall be taking copious amounts of filmstock, Black Russian Rum, toothpicks and peppermint sunblock (will be working on my tan, but I don't want to go overboard on the sunburn).

I met a jolly ol' ship captain down by the docks the other day and he agreed to give me free passage. In return, I agreed to let him use my peppermint sunblock, though I had to agree to help apply it to the parts of his hairy back he can't reach.

I hope to bring back some useful research material which I will be willing to share with the community for free, though I do expect an ample supply of sympathy if I happen to return with one or more body parts missing.

I will take my lucky lime with me, and shall call upon Anansi (the Spider God) if I happen across my long lost twin brother.

Fare thee well Land Lubbers...

NetWolf
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Nestalawe wrote:
OutsideLime wrote:
... Cannibal-Pirate Specialist...

My research into Cannibal-Pirates is taking me on a voyage around the Caribbean. I leave in a few days and will plan to be away for at least three weeks.

I shall be taking copious amounts of filmstock, Black Russian Rum, toothpicks and peppermint sunblock (will be working on my tan, but I don't want to go overboard on the sunburn).

I met a jolly ol' ship captain down by the docks the other day and he agreed to give me free passage. In return, I agreed to let him use my peppermint sunblock, though I had to agree to help apply it to the parts of his hairy back he can't reach.

I hope to bring back some useful research material which I will be willing to share with the community for free, though I do expect an ample supply of sympathy if I happen to return with one or more body parts missing.

I will take my lucky lime with me, and shall call upon Anansi (the Spider God) if I happen across my long lost twin brother.

Fare thee well Land Lubbers...

LOL

Good luck with your trip! Be wary of any Carib tribesmen you may encounter, especially if they look a but peckish!

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I will take my lucky lime with me,

Nothing staves off scurvy like a nice wedge of lime. Arrrr.

~Josh

PS - Now THAT's a hijacked thread! ;)

PPS -

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Black Russian Rum
Captain Morgan, dude. Jeez, get with the program.

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OutsideLime wrote:
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I will take my lucky lime with me,

Nothing staves off scurvy like a nice wedge of lime. Arrrr.

~Josh

PS - Now THAT's a hijacked thread! ;)

Or a Boarded, Savaged and Plundered thread. But i'll try not to sink it...

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Nestalawe wrote:
I will take my lucky lime with me, and shall call upon Anansi (the Spider God) if I happen across my long lost twin brother.

How do you know he is long lost? Maybe he has been close by this whole time stalking you. Just waiting for the day when he can take over and replace you in your life? Just waiting for the day when you may take some foolish trip to visit canibals!

It could happen.

- Dwight

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Xaqery wrote:
Nestalawe wrote:
I will take my lucky lime with me, and shall call upon Anansi (the Spider God) if I happen across my long lost twin brother.

How do you know he is long lost? Maybe he has been close by this whole time stalking you. Just waiting for the day when he can take over and replace you in your life? Just waiting for the day when you may take some foolish trip to visit canibals!

It could happen.

- Dwight

Dude, man stop freaking me out, i'm already having nightmares about the Captain's back... Why do I always have to play the cabin boy!

NetWolf
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...'cause you have a purdy mouf!

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