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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Propriety » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:45 am

At one point we were thinking about handing out stickers for challengers. You can always stick them to your PAX Pass... which should be hanging around your neck at all times! It'd be pretty visible.

Hopefully, once people start earning badges, you can just start looking for people who are wearing a few badges! :D
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Morganstern » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:15 am

As far as wristbands go, these seem cheap if bought in bulk:

https://reminderband.com/order/index.php
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Rdr » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:50 pm

Ya those might work. I am able to donate $5/$10 to help with whatever is decided on.

I really don't want anymore money coming out of Andrei's pocket though.
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Propriety » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:35 pm

You know what? Maybe we DON'T need an identification sticker... after all, PPL really wants to spread by word of mouth... so, Morganstern, if you want to challenge people, you should ask them! Find someone with a DS and ask them if they're challenging the PPL, and if they're not, tell them they should! Even if we had stickers or wristbands, if it's only a few people who know about us, it's going to be hard to find anyone (and chances are they'll have a badge or two anyway, so you wouldn't need the sticker) whereas if you don't have stickers or wristbands, you have an excuse to go up to people and tell them about PPL/challenge them in battle!

I have a feeling, though, if you earn some badges, people will be asking you about them... ;)
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Cocowoushi » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 am

Winning badges was a great way of exposing PPL to the masses at Prime last year. I love my badges I won so much and I showed them to everyone I talked to.
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Maylene » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:35 pm

I know it's kinda late now, but I wanted to revist this topic with the perspective of someone who's attended PAX.

Challengers seemed to quite easily find each other as soon as they started earning badges. People had badges as early as Friday morning and I witnessed a few people starting to talk because they spotted each other's badges on their hat/jacket/bag strap. I don't think anything extra would be needed!
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Aurethious » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:02 am

Just to throw this out there... if stickers ended up being used... I work for a printing company and could print them free of charge.

This extends to other things, within reason. Anything paper-based, there's a chance I'd be able to do. Stickers, cards, possibly magnets (The magnet paper is a bit expensive and little harder for me to get away with.), stuff like that.
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Prof. Pine » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:50 pm

Aurethious wrote:Just to throw this out there... if stickers ended up being used... I work for a printing company and could print them free of charge.

This extends to other things, within reason. Anything paper-based, there's a chance I'd be able to do. Stickers, cards, possibly magnets (The magnet paper is a bit expensive and little harder for me to get away with.), stuff like that.


That would be AWESOME! We'll be in touch :)

Personally speaking though, I hate putting sticker on anything...

Back tot he topic at hand though, I do think that recognizing challengers should be easier, but this is mostly just an oversight on our part. We had hoped that wearing badges of beaten gym leaders would be enough, but seeing as they're tiny, and some don't wear them, annother plan might be good.
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Heleor » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:17 pm

Prof. Pine wrote:Back tot he topic at hand though, I do think that recognizing challengers should be easier, but this is mostly just an oversight on our part. We had hoped that wearing badges of beaten gym leaders would be enough, but seeing as they're tiny, and some don't wear them, annother plan might be good.


I personally had no issues recognizing challengers as they walked by. Most of them sought me out rather than the other way around, though. I do know that the Nintendo rep who was wearing a few of our badges got some questions about them, too.
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Re: Trainer Identification

Postby Aurethious » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:22 pm

How about some sort of badge like the badge to get into PAX, something you could hook to a lanyard? There's certainly no shortage of lanyards available at PAX for free. I could print the cards. They wouldn't be quite as sturdy as the PAX badges, so you'd have to be a little more careful with them, but a heavier weight cover stock should suffice. Could be something simple with some kind of PPL challenger logo. It identifies challengers to leaders and other challengers and could be another way to advertise the league itself for people who don't about it.
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