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#47082
DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Would DF consider creating a high-resolution image or file that visitors to the website (or just the forums?) could download to transfer to a shirt or hat?

Avery makes t-shirt transfers that you can print from your computer (just be sure to reverse the image first!). By creating a file or image (with the website URL underneath), DF could give us the means to print transfers and make DF shirts with almost no investment, no inventory, and no shipping costs. And we would be able to put the image on any size, color, quality, or side of shirt we want to.

A computer file might (I'd have to check) allow shops that do embroidery on hats to actually stitch the logo on a ball cap. Again, all of the advertising benefits without all of the hassle, and lots of choices for the customer.

Not only would this allow us to proudly proclaim our preference for superior DF products, not only would advertise the website for those poor souls who don't know about DF (or think it went out of business), it would allow us (the DF community) to recognize each other when we go to conventions or our FLGS.

And DF could make one image/file for the US, and a set of them in various (proper) languages for the European site.


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The downsides that I can see up front:

1. DF would be putting the logo out there with little control over distribution and use. I can't think why someone would do something weird or inappropriate with it, but it's possible. Check with the legal department, maybe a disclaimer on the website (and an "I Agree" button necessary to download?) would be enough to enforce a stern "stop that" if it ever becomes necessary.

2. Some enterprising soul could start selling shirts and hats with the DF logo. Not sure if y'all would actually mind that, and caveat emptor and all, but a "for personal use only" clause on the disclaimer above might cover that as well.

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Credit where credit is due, I thought of this because of Arcarius' thread about conventions, and realized that if any of us do decide to gather at a con we need a good way to spot each other.
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#47083
Re:DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
I like this idea!! But I wonder, who is the legal department, Stefan or Jeff?
What was the recent thread that showed Gary Gygax with a DF shirt? (or maybe it wasn't him wearing it but the shirt was definitely in the picture). The point being, at one time, someone produced a shirt. Let's do it again!
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#47115
Re:DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
They had a T shirt at one point because I just saw it one another thread.
As nerdy as it is I would defnately buy and wear it. Please make
some Jeff, even if you only make a few bucks on it that is some good
advertising considering you guys dont do much.
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#47120
Re:DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
I thought that youtube video for the catacombs set was some of the best advertising that I've seen from DF. I really hope they keep putting together those awesome videos and photos of each set. I'm sure they help with sales and I prefer them over t-shirts ;-).

I'd be glad to support a kickstarter from DF if it meant we could get catacombs set #2 and #3 out sooner. Of course I'd support future hellscape and ice cavern sets that way to.
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12x cavern ks sets
6x lava river ks set
5x lava cavern ks sets
1x wicked cavern ks set
1x stalagmite cavern set
12x hellscape #1sets
10x hellscape #2sets
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Hoping for more lava and ice tiles in the future!
 
#47150
Re:DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Yes, Gary was wearing our shirt! When I first started DF I went to Gen Con in Milwaukee for the first time and met Gary and even had a beer with him in the Hilton Hotel! I offered to send him some some of my new creations and he was intrigued...later he ant me a nice thank you letter....he was very kind to everyone I might add...so one year when we made official T shirts I gave him one, thinking, I am sure he gets these all the time and it will probably end up in a pile somewhere... But the very next day there he was walking around and signing autographs in our DF Shirt!
He was a Great Man!
I have great ideas for another T shirt and want to make something of high quality so I don't think I would go with the patch plan as I always endevour to make things of quality that I can be proud of.... Sorry it's a burden sometimes for me and others, but it is who I am....gotta represent DF well... Hope everyone will like it, next Gen Con for sure we must have a new shirt!
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#47233
Re:DF T-Shirts and Ballcaps 2 Years, 2 Months ago  
Maybe we should just make our own tshirts, using the "shut up and take my money!" image everyone keeps posting in response to the new Catacomb set...
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Make something idiot-proof and someone will just turn around and make a better idiot.
 
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