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Post by Llama » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Merchandise

(In Before Alexander)

I know this will sound slightly weird, but why not have Illarion Merchandise?

There are a multitude of sites which allow you to create a 'store' for merchandise. This way

1. The Society can earn some profits
2. We can get our mugs, t-shirts and whatever with illarion themed stuff
3. Its free advertising ;)
4. We can have community suggested items as well.

Example 1:

A mug with "Illarion" on one side and "Got RP?" on the other (Suggested by PO Olive)

That sort of thing.

Discuss.

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Post by Olive » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:31 pm

Obviously i like this idea

just needs a few catchy slogans and delivery arrangements

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Post by Taliss Kazzxs » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:38 pm

seriously....who wouldn't want this!

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Post by AlexRose » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:43 pm

You could use one of those sites that print your stuff onto merchandise for you, they don't make extras so you don't have to buy a pack (i.e. one is made whenever someone orders one) and they take a percentage of the money. That way you could just design a load of shirts and things with no pressure of having to sell all your stock. Also you could promote illarion quite well if the website was on your shirt.

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Post by Olive » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:47 pm

that was what i was telling llama to do when he mentioned he was going to propose it.

i think a nice shirt would be something like
Illarion.org on the front and
Puttign the RP in RPG since 2001 (or whenever game was founded) on the back

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Post by Llama » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:21 pm

[Guys, this is a 100% serious suggestion, please don't lock the thread]

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Post by Triton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:19 pm

Well, some ideas, nothing special.
The biggest problem will be the money and to find a group of people who
will send them "around the world". That requires a good planning and
correctness.
Personal, I would´nt buy 200 Shirts and hopeing for customers on my own.

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Post by Sonara Stone » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:28 pm

Rough Shirt Idea...
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Post by AlexRose » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:47 pm

Can someone who's actually good at doing that have a go? >_>

No offense to you guys but uh.. I don't think those would sell. Not even fashion absent geeks like you get in illa would want to wear something that looks like that.

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Post by Triton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:51 pm

What the hell are you talking bout?..Make a better suggestion.
Just to sacrifice others wont help.

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Post by AlexRose » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:51 pm

Would you buy one of those?

Number 1: Viva La Resistance. How does that have anything to do with illa?
Number 2: Best of the 4 but the font is horrible and it's just a generic clipart coat of arms.
Number 3: Ripped off picture which everyone's seen before, and it's not actually anything to do with illarion, just gaming in general.
Number 4: Who would wear a shirt of a guy sitting at a computer with a comic sans font of a site on it? Noone would ever buy that.
Number 5: Not centred, too wide, goes to the armpits, the colour completely changes for the logo. Otherwise it's the best design STYLE. If you made the shirt the same colour of the background logo of the thing and made it smaller, it would look better but still, that's a pretty vile colour to have on a shirt.
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Post by Triton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:54 pm

The third i posted. I would wear it, even i would buy it..yes.

But the problem is, that there is no market.
We can break our mouths but this proposal will never find to its aim.
Triton wrote: Just to sacrifice others wont help.
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Post by AlexRose » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:57 pm

I've seen the third one on a shirt before. The only difference is that it now has illarion.org written on it.

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Post by Jupiter » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:57 pm

Triton wrote:The third i posted. I would wear it, even i would buy it..yes.
You mean the black one?
Sure that there is no copyright on the picture? Because I saw it somewhere else, too.

Edit: Damn, Alex.

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Post by Triton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:59 pm

My caption was : "Well, some ideas, nothing special. "

Dont know about the copyrights of these shirts. sry.

We do have a problem but its not the shirts. The problem is the market.
It ll never be profitable.

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Post by Triton » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Wenn man die T-Shirts bei ner Firma ankauft, welche diese Bedrucke anbieten,
dann ist es eigentlich unmöglich gegen das copyright zu verstossen.
Nur kosten die T-shirts fast 17 Euro und um solch einen Preis für ein
Shirt zu bezahlen muss man Illa echt geilo finden. Tragen würden es sicher
viele, aber um profitabel zu sein müsste man sie für knapp 25 Euro verkaufen.
Das rentiert sich nicht. genau so ergeht es den anderen Artikeln. Wie z.b.
Aschenbechern, Tassen, Postern, Feuerzeugen, Streichholzpackungen und anderem
Schund. Wie Estralis es sagte. Eine Spende hilft mehr, als der aufwand eine
Handelsgruppe zu formen, diese Artikel anzukaufen und vieleicht einen
Gewinn von 50 Cent auf einen Artikel zu beziehen.

Ich will ja den Post nicht zerstören aber lasst uns mal objektiv wie alex bleiben.

Es würde kaum jemand kaufen. Wer ein shirt will, bestellt sich eins selbst.

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Post by Juliana D'cheyne » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:27 pm

The actual images on Illa is copyrighted material, so anything set up like merchandise would have to be officially approved I assume, however I DO think would be a good way for the game to get more money and wouldn't offend others being still a free game.

Some images can be made into a format easy to print/place on shirts etc, others won't look as good.

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Post by Jupiter » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:29 pm

Make a shirt on your own and THEN donate Illarion some money. Easy, eh? :D

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Post by Kranek » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:55 pm

Guckt mal hier Leute!
http://302397.spreadshirt.de/

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 am

It's "Nitramified".

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Post by Sonara Stone » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:07 am

Heh. The shirt I made was a 10 minute in the middle of the night, so if someone wants to take the idea and actually make it look good, plese do so.

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Post by Lidia » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:51 am

If that ever was the case where t-shirts, mugs and so on would be available to anybody willing to purchase any of those things, a small 'merchandise' link or section within the homepage would be quite useful for people as well. However, I personally think with as small as a community we have here right now, the best option as far as any profit-making entities would be would be the donations link as mentioned above for anybody willing to want to contribute a little something into the game. Not a bad a proposal, but maybe something that could be focused on more into the future perhaps? I have nothing against anybody maybe going solo and trying to make a few for themselves for advertising purposes or possibly to sell a few things among other players. Just my two cents. All in all, pretty neat idea.

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Post by Karl » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:32 am

Seriously, would anyone wear a shirt that says "Illarion.org! A roleplaying medieval game!"

>_>

really.

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Post by Sssari » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:55 am

I'd buy a mug.


To be completely honest.


But I'd never have it out in public or something :roll: That would just be silly.

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Post by Arvemor » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 pm

Yeah, I'd go a mug! Awesome! Maybe a shirt too! Have to look good though...not like I'm some guy that sits at his computer playing roleplaying games! :lol:
Seriously though, I support this idea, if the shirt looked different...and I only see one currently. Everyone else is talking about no.2 and no. 3? Anyway. Yeah.

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Post by rakust dorenstkzul » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:12 pm

MoonDust wrote:Seriously, would anyone wear a shirt that says "Illarion.org! A roleplaying medieval game!"

>_>

really.
I'm wearing one right now.

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Post by Ardian » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:13 pm

Prove it!

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Post by Llama » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:19 pm

I'd totally buy a mug too :P

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Post by Lrmy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:37 am

I'd like a Nitram shot glass... I'd feel like burning things down would be justified.

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