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Character Business Cards by bunny dragon

January 28th, 2008 5:17 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make business cards for your character. If you like, you may hand them out when doing tasks for the game. You may want to make a calling (or "visiting") card instead:
The essential convention was that one person would not expect to see another person in their own home ... without first leaving their visiting card with the person at their home. Upon leaving the card, they would not expect to be admitted at first, but might receive a card at their own home in response. This would serve as a signal that a personal visit and meeting at home would not be unwelcome. On the other hand, if no card was forthcoming in return, or if a card was sent in an envelope, a personal visit was thereby discouraged.

Before I got to college, I had a summer job that involved playing around with a graphics program. That was fun, so when I got to college, I taught myself how to program in the Postscript language, which is a fairly common language that printers speak.

So it's kinda easy for me to make business cards, because I've been doing it for awhile. ;)

For this task, I was struck by the utter simplicity of the calling cards on wikipedia, so while I was tempted to throw in graphics into the background of these cards, I instead went all retro and kept it simple.



The phrase under 'bunny dragon' is a riff on the A Song Of Fire And Ice series by George R R Martin, which, sadly, I have not been able to keep up reading. (I got stuck on book two, and going back to reread book one was just too darn depressing. :) ) From that series, there are noble houses, each of which has their own "house words". One house, which guards against the unspeakable horrors from the wintery north, has the house words "Winter Is Coming". A reminder to the house's descendants of their duty. For me, I changed it into a wholly different meaning for myself.


I figure having some sort of explanation would be good advertising -- hence the URL and the different phrases. One is from the SF0 website, but I find it somewhat lacking. "a different kind of game" is meant to be all mysterious-intriguing, thereby tempting people to join. The last one, "art, people, a game" is my bias on SF0.

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Six different colors. I have a cigarette holder that I got a long time ago to hold calling cards for a different game that I'm using for this now.


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Three different phrases



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