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We had mentioned business cards on twitter, I went to vistaprint during lunch today and played around with it.. This is my first attempt (I canceled before commiting so that we could get opinions before we sent it to printers) I think that we SHOULD be able to get it before GenCon if we order by the end of the week.. I can change background colors and such as needed, what do you think? [1]
It's not a bad start, Cpt. It has all the information on it that it should have, although I'm not crazy about the background or font.
Thanks for spearheading this. I agree that the background and font are not ideal. Can you do a parchment background and a font that is more evocative of the Sable font in the PFwiki logo (and the Pathfinder title font)? What would it cost us to do this?

Similarly, I know that Zuxius from the Paizo boards had a shirt made for pathfinderchronicler.net that he wore every day at PaizoCon. Actually, I hope he made several, because one shirt for four days is not good. Anyway, do you guys think that would be a good idea or possible?

No probelm... I'll work on the background and font when I get home from work. this site charges 3.99 plus shipping for the first 250... I figured I'd just pick up 1000 for $15 and get some of them to Brandingopportunity at gencon and he could get them to you NYC area peoples. Also do we want to reword the 'corporate message' part? I took the "Welcome to the Pathfinder Wiki, a wiki guide dedicated to Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Chronicles campaign setting that anyone can edit." from the front page and modified it to fit on the card, but not sure if its the best wording for this area
Attempt number 2 is up... this is the only version of Sable I could find, Mark, if you have the one from the logo and could send it to me, I could make it match... it costs an extra $1.50 to make the whole thing from scratch in photoshop and upload it... [2] (I did print it out at business card size and it is readable... I like the logo's version of the font better though.)
First of all, thanks for all the work you're putting into this, Cpt. Having said that ... I think the two different fonts is too much. For general cohesiveness, I think it's important to have a single font (not counting what's written in the logo). I also think the "Sable" font is too much for general writing. Too fancy and hard to read.

OK, let me also brainstorm some quote ideas (some of them are bad, I know): "Pathfinder Wiki: Come make Paizo's world, yours", "Pathfinder Wiki: Come to were the fluff is", "Pathfinder Wiki: If it's in here, it's canon", just "(logo) Pathfinder.wikia.com", just (logo), "(logo) 494 References to Abadar and Counting", "(logo) Naked pictures of Desna not included", "Pathfinder Wiki: We're a little OCD so you don't have to be", "Pathfinder Wiki: Mapping Golarion since 2008 ... early 2008!", "Pathfinder Wiki: Because you can't count on Paizo to keep track of it all", "Pathfinder Wiki: All fluff without the crunch", "Pathfinder Wiki: Just the facts, ma'am", "Pathfinder Wiki: Your portal to Golarion", "Pathfinder Wiki: From Absalom to Zyphus", "Pathfinder Wiki: Join us!", "Pathfinder Wiki: Come join us, or we'll send the Red Mantis after you", "Golarion: It's a big world out there", "Pathfinder Wiki: Contribute to your Imagination", "Pathfinder Wiki: Where the hell is Janderhoff?"

I agree that simplicity is key. The background and logo look great on there, but the box and text is too much. I also like the idea of a simple catch-phrase and then our url. Some of the suggestions are nice. I especially like "Contribute to your imagination," "Come make Paizo's world yours" and "Your portal to Golarion." I'd also put forth Paizo's line "It's Your World Now" and "If it's not here, it's not canon" though that isn't quite true, as there is plenty we're not caught up on. I just think it sounds cool. We could also make less of a tagline and more of a simple description, like "The most comprehensive collection of Pathfinder Chronicles canon in the multiverse. Come join the project at http://pathfinder.wikia.com" In any case, I think whatever we do should be as simple as possible. With all the swag people get at cons, we want to make sure the card is as efficient as possible.
OK, We do have some time to figure it out... I was checking out the site, I should be able to get them less than 2 weeks from ordering them. I would also put forward that whatever we do for a 'tagline' or description, we make it so people don't think they can put in non canonical information. "Come make Paizo's world yours" sounds too much like giving a inviting people to add home game history for example
Well, my opinion was specifically asked for, so I'll give it... even if it is a dissenting one. It's all a little busy for my tastes. Specifically, I'm not sure if the PF-Wiki compass logo is the best approach. I think the words "Pathfinder Wiki" in Saber (not Sable by the way), then the tag line, and then the url. All text in brown on a buff coloured stock. I've done a quick mock-up here. As you can see my taste in design runs towards extreme minimalism, so feel free to shoot this down. As for a tagline, I'm kind of partial to "Your portal to Golarion.", but I'm hardly married to it.