As soon as Mom sent me a thimble, I’ve been sewing cloth patches on my GenCon 2012 satchel: Kobold Press, the Order of the Stick Kickstarter badge, and the Danger 5 logo.
I’m like a much grayer and geekier Cub Scout. And like my Cub Scout days, I’m thinking about how to fill up every surface of the bag. But since there’s an infinite number of geeky badges (as opposed to the limited number of badges for Cub Scouts), I’ve had to think about what the next patches will be. And overthink it. And then plan some more.
Assuming that the Kobold Press badge represents RPGs, the Order of the Stick badge represents gamer humour, and the Danger 5 represents obscure multimedia awesomeness, then the next badges are: OGRE (boardgaming…and excessive boardgame consumption), the Burning Eye (CCGs), and the TARDIS (cult TV fandom).
Told you I overthought it.
What could come next? I feel as though I’m missing something comic-booky, and possibly something in a more serious fandom. What could that be? Ironic-retro Star Wars? Something from the BSG reboot. Something Lovecraftian?
One thing is for sure: the Twilight Sparkle and Ghostbuster patches are reserved for the kids.