Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote


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The Space Pirate spot colour should be...?

Poll ended at Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:17 pm

Royal blue
2
6%
Sky blue
0
No votes
Turquoise
10
29%
Bright green
1
3%
Lime green
1
3%
Lemon yellow
1
3%
Golden Yellow
1
3%
Orange
2
6%
Red
9
26%
Purple
7
20%
Lilac
1
3%
 
Total votes : 35
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:17 pm

Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Who tells a space pirate what he can and can't wear? No-one - that's who. You want to wear blue and white striped trousers? Fine. You'd like a green coat embroidered with delicate flowers and birds? OK. You want to wear a leather waistcoat and nothing else? Suit yourself!

But how are these scurvy reprobates going to work out who's on their side in the heat of ship to ship action? By wearing the Captain's colours, that's how! Simply accessorise your natty space pirating outfit with a bandana, sash or belt of the correct colour, and your fellow space rats won't put an autogun shell through your noggin by mistake.

But which colour should that all important accessory be?

I'm thinking a bright colour...
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:53 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Red... no more bloody green as we just had that lol
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:08 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

A nice Royal blue obviously, just because they're pirates doesn't mean they're savages so a nice blue to show a bit of sophistication, plus as any ork knows it's a lucky colour favoured by the gods that will lead to lots of good plunder ;)
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:34 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Turquoise! Like the caribbean gas nebula.
A vast nebula situated in the middle of interstellar trading routes filled with an as yet unrecorded number of star systems.
The perfect hiding place for hit and run space reavers.
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:36 pm

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Purple. Decadent, expensive, and mysterious. Like Prince.
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

roebeast45 wrote:Purple. Decadent, expensive, and mysterious. Like Prince.


I agree, purple seems like a color worn by a pirate that would say
"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste..."
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:21 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Virtual astro-nautical fistbumps with Aiteal, TURQUOISE is the only sane choice of colour to be a crawlin' from this bunghole.
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:59 pm

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Should you wish to change your mind I've enabled the vote switching function.
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Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:41 pm

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cheetor wrote:Virtual astro-nautical fistbumps with Aiteal, TURQUOISE is the only sane choice of colour to be a crawlin' from this bunghole.


arrrrrr, right ye be!
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:46 am

Re: Oldhammer Legacy Crew 2015 - Spot Colour Vote

Going against theme here . . . how about a pattern? Something bold and easy to parse, like black and white stripes, say. Makes it bloody obvious it's no coincidence and allows for a great deal of variation and personalization, depending on freehand skill. But anything reasonably crisp and bold would do. Could even be something as simple as white with a large colored dot on the forehead. This is from a family funeral, which isn't exactly the correct spirit, but it conveys the idea. You can even tell relationship to the deceased from the color of the dots, if you know how to read that. (And if they're large enough for color to come across effectively.) A similar technique could serve to distinguish rank in our band. (Black dot=cap'n, red=first mate, green=master or some such.) Though truth be told, unless it's a full on pirate fleet the crew will be small enough that such devices wouldn't be necessary. Still, just a thought.

Also: armbands or sashes would be equally effective and wouldn't interfere with piratical headgear, but I don't have a picture of that.

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I vote for stripes in two colors, but I like stripes.
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