Who wants a BZFlag Shirt?

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Who wants a BZFlag Shirt?

Post by F687/s » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:54 pm

I'm posting this for two reasons.

Number two is because the post count is at 666, so I want to break that.

Isn't it hard to convert people to BZFlag? I mean, if you don't have a computer and a working internet connection, it's hard. Mentioning that it's named after BattleZone, that old game from the 80's, makes the task almost impossible. And let's not forget that name that makes your friends think you're saying BusyFlag.

The only task harder would be to find BZFlag players off the street. I mean, if there's anything worse than going up to somebody and asking, "Are you a Christian?" it would be asking somebody, "Do you play BZFlag?" The former may either net you a reassuring nod or a heaping pile of Politics, but the latter will get you either a blank stare (at best), a beating (probably), or an exorcism.

So, fellow players, take the passive route! Design a shirt that will allow people to come to you! Something that has that big red logo on the back and an unmistakable link to the website (but not so large it covers everything else up)! The rest is up to you. Make us proud. I'll wear it.

P.S. For us fellow Ohioans, can you please make a long-sleeve model also?

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Post by blast » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:23 pm

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Post by Peter » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:41 pm

I bet they sell maybe 1 of those a year :D I seem to remember saturos had something like that, he also sold boxer shorts with such slogans on them as "you grabbed the small flag" and "rapid fire"Yeah, kind of funny

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Post by Grace F » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:44 pm

Nice BZFlag Merchandise.

If I saw a BZFlag Shirt wearing person in the distance, I'd definitely run after them :) I just hope its not CBG ;)
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Post by F687/s » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:27 am

Well then, that answers our question.

Maybe if there was more than the O'Reilly ones....

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:02 pm

GraceF wrote:I just hope its not CBG
I don't think CBG would be seen dead in a BZFlag TShirt. :)

It might be nice if there were more designs. I don't know how cafe-press operates. Does BZFlag get a small fraction of each t-shirt sold?
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something official

Post by dexter » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:36 pm

Maybe there would be a possibility that someone could arrange something "official" on http://bzflag.org/ to sell shirts or other merchandise. If this would happen I would encourage people to buy a shirt to support BZFlag as it is brought to all of us for free.

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Post by DTRemenak » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:05 pm

The cafepress store is run by TimRiker, so it's about as official as things get.

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Post by The Red Baron » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:08 am

I've got a couple self made bz shirts.
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Post by Lady K » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:25 pm

A Couple of years ago a player named Timpson Texas designed some BZflag shirts. They looked great but I am not sure how many were sold or if he still has them. He is a graphic designer so he would be the one to call for the job.

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Post by Saturos » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:49 pm

The Red Baron wrote:I've got a couple self made bz shirts.
Pictures, pictures!

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Post by trainee » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:30 am

I'm getting one for me and one for each of my three kids.

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Post by Grace F » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:21 am

boresnake wrote:I'm getting one for me and one for each of my three kids.
lol training BZ Champions eh?
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Post by F687/s » Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:59 am

What I thought would be cool is to have the big BZ icon logo on the back (if it's vector, it shouldn't be a problem) with the website under it justified so that both are the same length. Then you can put your witty phrases.

For example, you could make ones with certain flags, and the description below. I would then be buying N, ST(CL?), and possibly SR.

A really cool one would be to make it white, with "You Are The Rabbit" on the front.

If you think of any good ideas, post them.

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Post by trainee » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:30 pm

Grace F wrote:
boresnake wrote:I'm getting one for me and one for each of my three kids.
lol training BZ Champions eh?
Well, they we have to be better than me!

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Post by F687/s » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:23 pm

For those who speak Deutsch (which I don't claim to), there's another site.

http://shop.bzflag.at/

These designs are more simplistic, however.

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Post by The Vet » Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:42 pm

A great idea would be to get custom shirts with your callsign on the back and a BZ Flag logo on the breastpocket. That way people can find you in public.

Unfortunately, this may earn you a beating if you have a bad reputation in BZ. :wink:

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Post by xxryan9559xx » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:41 am

Cool shirts, but I have question, could you make them in black? With red vs. blue style thingy. :?

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Post by Quasar » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:15 am

Why not in the tank's camo colors?

I have a few ideas of my own, making crappy pictures in GIMP atm. xD

Edit: May take a while... I have more than a few, so I will just post them in text.

- base color of shirt/jacket/hoody/whatever could be solid colors or patterns
- image for shirt pocket/pocket area or back could be a team bolt or icon
- shirt back or front has some sort of picture showing that it is of BZFlag, such as the picture at the top of the game's menu, or the desktop icon (for Windows users, at least.)
-I like the flag idea and the callsign, maybe somthing like:
Looking at Quasar (Blue Team) with Laser <--- I'd buy that O.O
-(Being random now) A screenshot of the game for the entire front/back xD

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Post by Joe-Schmoe » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:41 am

Quasar wrote:Why not in the tank's camo colors?

I have a few ideas of my own, making crappy pictures in GIMP atm. xD

Edit: May take a while... I have more than a few, so I will just post them in text.

- base color of shirt/jacket/hoody/whatever could be solid colors or patterns
- image for shirt pocket/pocket area or back could be a team bolt or icon
- shirt back or front has some sort of picture showing that it is of BZFlag, such as the picture at the top of the game's menu, or the desktop icon (for Windows users, at least.)
-I like the flag idea and the callsign, maybe somthing like:
Looking at Quasar (Blue Team) with Laser <--- I'd buy that O.O
-(Being random now) A screenshot of the game for the entire front/back xD
That sounds like uniforms they'd give out at a LAN tournament 8)

Each team would have its own color, with the appropriate bolt over the breast pocket, and "looking at [callsign here]" written on the back like sports uniforms. That's totally awesome!

The ref would have a Rabbit and Rogue colored uniform, with the @ symbol on it to show admin status.

People who came to watch can buy shirts that say "Observer" and have the little eye icon on it!

Man, that totally has to happen. I'd be there.
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My shirt!

Post by Quasar » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:39 am

Ehehe, I have finally finished what mine would look like, and just some random generic BZShirt that I created in literally 3 minutes. I did use the same "template" for both shirts, maybe sometime i'll get around to doing actual team shirts =P
Joe-Schmoe wrote:That sounds like uniforms they'd give out at a LAN tournament 8)
Each team would have its own color, with the appropriate bolt over the breast pocket, and "looking at [callsign here]" written on the back like sports uniforms. That's totally awesome!
The ref would have a Rabbit and Rogue colored uniform, with the @ symbol on it to show admin status.
People who came to watch can buy shirts that say "Observer" and have the little eye icon on it!
Man, that totally has to happen. I'd be there.
I got so excited when I read this thread (hey, that rhymed). The thought of having a BZFlag Tank-camo-themed shirt makes me giggle with glee!
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Re: My shirt!

Post by Saturos » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:17 am

Quasar wrote:Ehehe, I have finally finished what mine would look like, and just some random generic BZShirt that I created in literally 3 minutes. I did use the same "template" for both shirts, maybe sometime i'll get around to doing actual team shirts =P
Joe-Schmoe wrote:That sounds like uniforms they'd give out at a LAN tournament 8)
Each team would have its own color, with the appropriate bolt over the breast pocket, and "looking at [callsign here]" written on the back like sports uniforms. That's totally awesome!
The ref would have a Rabbit and Rogue colored uniform, with the @ symbol on it to show admin status.
People who came to watch can buy shirts that say "Observer" and have the little eye icon on it!
Man, that totally has to happen. I'd be there.
I got so excited when I read this thread (hey, that rhymed). The thought of having a BZFlag Tank-camo-themed shirt makes me giggle with glee!
Problem: There are no high-resolution images of the title.png and screenshots. While it wouldnt be terribly hard to create a bigger title.png, I am not sure if we can get a screenshot in a decent size. Would probably be easier to render a blender scene which looks similar.

That means it needs more work than uploading two images. You got nice ideas there, I really like the compositions, but one would need a lot of time to realize them, if it's possible with cafepress (Do they support vector artwork? Which limitations are there? Pixel-graphics on colored shirts?)

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I've done a couple of bzflag shirts so far (I think I got.. four?). The most complex one is our team-shirt (along with some friends I got a team called [phagozytose] in guleague, phago belongs to the endozytose.network which has a team in almost every bigger league theris for bzflag.. thats why the shirts are labeled with the endo-sign and endozytose.net instead of phago.) Take a look:

Front:
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Back:
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And two live action shots:
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Post by Mets » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:17 pm

I had no idea there were BZFlag shirts! I so need to get one...

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