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Current Banner Rotation (Feb 2019)

Just as a bit of fun, and because I know most people don’t sit and hit refresh to see the various banners (and nor should they!), let’s have a look at our current selection of banners.

Let’s start with former banners that have been removed from the rotation:

Retired Banners

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Our original banner was a bit OTT and garish.  The core image was from the D&D 5E starter and featured covers of lots of really nice RPGs.  The banner is still pretty fun, but it’s too big and clumsy.

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Our blue period!  These were the first of our current banner design and provided the template that all banners since have used.  The first was some more D&D art, whilst the second was a photo of a couple of my game shelves.  I removed them when I started using colourful banners.  They just didn’t fit in any more.

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These three banners are fine.  They’re nice.  They were among the early colourful banners that I added.  The first of these is from the cover of the Malifaux rulebook.  It’s just a bit boring, though, y’know?  The second is Strahd from the Ravenloft setting for D&D.  I made this banner when we were starting out on our still-ongoing Curse of Strahd campaign.  I’m loving this campaign – it’s actually the best RPG campaign I’ve ever taken part in, but the banner, as with the Malifaux one, if just a bit dull and I’ve gotten tired of it.  The third banner is from Warhammer 40,000.  I like 40K, but the Orks and Blood Angels on this banner just don’t mean much to me.  I might try to make some more 40K banners at some point that are more relevant to the forces I like and care about.

Current Banner Rotation

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These are the RPG banners, featuring games that I either love to play or am really interested in playing.  In order, the featured games are Rogue Trader, Vampire: THe Masquerade, Changeling: The Lost, Dungeon World, and Shadowrun.  The Shadowrun banner is my newest banner, as I only added it today, after posting about the two Shadowrun-themed Bundles of Holding that are currently available.

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These are just banners that I liked the idea of.  One of them features Snakes and Ladders, which I maintain is not actually a game as there are no meaningful decisions to be made.  The other features Triple Triad, the card game from Final Fantasy VIII.  I spent sooooo much time in the early 2000s playing online adaptations of this game, and I’ve made lots of my own cards for the game, too.

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Tzeentch!  My favourite Chaos God.  I play Tzeentch Daemons in both Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 and I just love them.  I don’t win all that much, but I enjoy it!  I’m not using them for AoS Skirmish, though.  Tried that the other night and it did NOT go well.  Will probably break out the Nurgle boys for that.

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Rick and Morty toys I got my birthday last year.  I put these guys as the header image for a hobby update and I really liked how that image looked on the site.  That’s why I chucked them into a banner.  I like Rick and Morty.  I like plushies.  I like putting pretty banners on the blog.  Yeah, it ticked a lot of boxes for me.

I do like putting together these banners and refreshing the rotation every so often.  I’m not sure what I’d remove next time I do a refresh, but I’ve got lots of stuff I’d like to add in.

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