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Disciple of Nagash

Oldblood
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Feb 12, 2008
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That might be difficult as there would be no way to automatically grant such medals, and very time consuming to have someone manually grant one when a member reaches those goals.
 

Raven Torrid

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Sep 3, 2011
362
Croatia
With the Golden Bat behind us, it is time to start working on the rest of the forum medals. These are the next five to be done first.

Dread Scholar - For members who have contributed to Carpe Noctem either by helping others or providing ideas and working to improve the forum itself
Vaults of Lahmia - For members who donate to Carpe Noctem's ongoing development and maintenance
Banshee For members who are quoted in Carpe Noctem's Random Quote Generator
TVC Thrall - For members who successfully completed five chapters of the Vampire Council roleplayer
TVC Lord - For members who successfully completed fifteen or more chapters of the Vampire Council roleplayer

Any ideas for motifs to be used?
 

Disciple of Nagash

Oldblood
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Feb 12, 2008
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Just a note Raven - I've got the medal software working on the testsite, and those medals look bloody (pun intended!) good :vampire3:

I think firstly we could do with designing a new background? I think the bat shield should be specific for the Golden Bat medals, it would be good if we could have a different one for forum medals?

As for the actual images, well the Banshee one is easy - a screaming banshee! xd The Vaults one really needs to reference wealth in someway, perhaps a large blood red gem nestled in some gold ingots? Dread Scholar - an old book / tome? Not quite sure for the TVC..... @Get of W'soran, @The Dread King @Simon von Carstein - any suggestions?
 

Raven Torrid

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Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
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Croatia
I think firstly we could do with designing a new background? I think the bat shield should be specific for the Golden Bat medals, it would be good if we could have a different one for forum medals?

Sure. As I stated earlier in the topic - another idea is to use a banner. Tried to come up with more ideas what else to use as background...only thought of shields, tabards, cloaks and banners. Banners still seem to be the most practical so here are a few banner background variants:

1) Based on the Ogre banner, a bit elongated: http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/images/303397125272.jpg
2) Based on the Von Carstein banner, somewhat widened: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Von-Carstein-Upgrade-Pack
3) Based on the Bloodletters banner, widened: http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/images/626979061833.jpg
4) Based on the Grave Guard banner: http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/images/283074388581.jpg


My picks would be either 1 or 2. Here are the sketches:

BannerModel1_zps2b88a95f.png~original



Banner2_zpsba7f8059.png~original


And a preview of the approximate medal size:

Banner3_zps4fd4d528.png~original



The Vaults one really needs to reference wealth in someway, perhaps a large blood red gem nestled in some gold ingots?

That's a good idea to start with, although the ingots don't seem very Lahmian-ish to me. xD So I'm thinking of some kind of a brooch with a ruby in the middle, surrounded by a golden part with fancy design (I'm thinking maybe stylized golden snakes)...will try to come up with something for sure.


Thoughts?
 

TMS

Nostalgian
Staff member
True Blood
Nov 26, 2008
4,662
Sweden
I like the use of banners for medal backgrounds but I think we'll need to see the combined products to really know how it will end up looking. The design of the banners are very nicely done but they'll need fitting emblems to keep that.
 

Raven Torrid

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 3, 2011
362
Croatia
I like the use of banners for medal backgrounds but I think we'll need to see the combined products to really know how it will end up looking. The design of the banners are very nicely done but they'll need fitting emblems to keep that.


Here is the basic visual test using some of the Golden Bat emblems:


BannerPreview1_zpsd8726921.png~original


BannerPreview2_zpsd9158fb1.png~original



BannerPreview11_zpscd5678d6.png~original


BannerPreview22_zps0acc583d.png~original



Contrary to my initial presumption, the 2nd shape isn't very practical (not much space in there after all). The 1st and the 3rd seem to be doing quite well tho.
 
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TMS

Nostalgian
Staff member
True Blood
Nov 26, 2008
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I like the 3rd best but I wonder if the split colours will be a problem with it diffusing some emblems? These 2 here seems to have worked out fine though.
 

Sanai

Stylish Deviant
True Blood
Oct 30, 2009
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Behind Darvy
A way for army completion medals to work would possibly be to have one central thread to keep track of everyone's points painted, like a pledge thread. If people want the medal, they have to post in the thread and keep that specific thread updated with how many points of VC they have completed (with spoiler tag wrapped images of said painted & based units as evidence that won't make the page impossible to load)
 

Disciple of Nagash

Oldblood
Staff member
Feb 12, 2008
27,732
Yep certainly - this could be a great addition. I think it would be something to look at a little later as we get the basics going right again, but it would be nice
 

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