Yesterday, the final two T-shirts in the first round of my collaborations with Jinx were released.
First up, Marshmallow Meeps!
Like Rules Lawyers, this idea amused me greatly, and I was shocked to discover that someone hadn't done this already. Maybe it's too small a slice of overlap in the Venn Diagram, but I think it'll be pretty popular with the people who get it. I couldn't come up with a description for this, so Jinx did this, which I think is appropriately cute:
Always in season, these tasty marshmallow treats are not to be consumed until all tiles have been placed and all scores are tallied. Low in calories but packed with win, MEEPS are guaranteed to occupy your territories and satisfy your sweet tooth. A fat free gaming piece brought to you by Wil Wheaton and the folks at J!NX.
The last shirt we did is my favorite of the whole batch. Behold, the WWdN:iX family crest!
This wasn't originally in the 8-bit style, but Sean at Jinx thought it would be cool, since their artist Chris Hope does a lot of 8-bit designs. I wasn't sure it would work ... right up until the moment I saw it, and realized that it couldn't be done any other way. If enough people ask, we could probably make this into a sticker, or a hat.
The description I wrote for it amuses me:
The actual Wheaton family crest, while historically accurate, isn’t all that awesome, and while it probably reflected something relevant to my ancestors, it feels … well, dated by about 800 years.
So I asked myself one day, “if I could make a coat of arms for my little portion of the internet - my kingdom, I guess you could all it - what would it look like?”
The motto came to me instantly: “Don’t Be A Dick!” The rest followed quickly, representing the load-bearing pillars of my existence: science, gaming, Sci-Fi, and writing. We wrapped up the whole thing in a classic 8-bit package, and the WWdN Coat of Arms was born.
All my designs are available in basic, women's, and premium (which is a softer fabric, usually American Apparel, with a slimmer cut) and in sizes from S-2XL.
In case you missed them, the other two designs are both RPG-related: My Sword Glows Blue in the Presence of Rules Lawyers, and Never Forget Your Roots.