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Cotton Armor

Cotton Armor
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thatrobert


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Spiritgreen


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Haha! That's some sweet cotton mail. Quite the AC bonus, those arcane components pack a punch.

^__^

paigeg


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I love the concept, but what's 'glamer'? I'm not a gamer, so I'm probably missing something other than what appears to be a spelling fail.

thatrobert


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Spiritgreen wrote:Haha! That's some sweet cotton mail. Quite the AC bonus, those arcane components pack a punch.

^__^
Thanks Spirit.

paigeg wrote:I love the concept, but what's 'glamer'? I'm not a gamer, so I'm probably missing something other than what appears to be a spelling fail.
Glamer is magic that makes your armor appear like normal clothes. That's a little extra joke when your armor is just a t-shirt anyway...

palookaboy


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clever, but doesn't this tap dance pretty close to text only?

JarekKain


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Cotton Armor is what we used for home insulation haha.

http://www.mrinsulate.net/

thatrobert


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palookaboy wrote:clever, but doesn't this tap dance pretty close to text only?
You'd think so but Woot's definition of this has been very liberal in the past -- you can pretty much draw one square around your text and they're cool.

JarekKain wrote:Cotton Armor is what we used for home insulation haha.

http://www.mrinsulate.net/
Funny! I would not think that anyone would find a use for such a term as "cotton armor"!

miksoplik


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Might be funnier if it was "Hobbit Sweatshop Free"...

The end of the world is near, spend all your money now!

Megatrain


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Awesome. +10 if this can be printed on a pocket-T (appropriately positioned, of course)

megmoves


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I really want to love this shirt. I do love the concept. However:


Spell fail. "Glamour" is magic term that makes things seem different than they are. "Glamer" (long A) refers to a underwear gamer. (Unless that's what you're going for.)

And yes, if this were on a pocket T, I'd want one. But there IS no bonus pocket of holding on this style of T.

And... It is all text.

fabgab


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megmoves wrote:I really want to love this shirt. I do love the concept. However:


Spell fail. "Glamour" is magic term that makes things seem different than they are. "Glamer" (long A) refers to a underwear gamer. (Unless that's what you're going for.)

And yes, if this were on a pocket T, I'd want one. But there IS no bonus pocket of holding on this style of T.

And... It is all text.


Yeah, I definitely read "glamer" as a cross between "lamer" and "gamer".

That said, it's way too similar to this.

thatrobert


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miksoplik wrote:Might be funnier if it was "Hobbit Sweatshop Free"...
Well, it is the elves who make the mithril so not sure why Hobbit would be funnier. I'd love to hear your reasoning.

Megatrain wrote:Awesome. +10 if this can be printed on a pocket-T (appropriately positioned, of course)
That would be fun but I'm not expecting it.

megmoves wrote:I really want to love this shirt. I do love the concept. However:


Spell fail. "Glamour" is magic term that makes things seem different than they are. "Glamer" (long A) refers to a underwear gamer. (Unless that's what you're going for.)

And yes, if this were on a pocket T, I'd want one. But there IS no bonus pocket of holding on this style of T.

And... It is all text.
Not a spell fail -- please look it up. Glamer is an older word and is commonly used in D&D when talking about magic armor. There is also a separate specific spell that is spelled Glamour.

fabgab wrote:Yeah, I definitely read "glamer" as a cross between "lamer" and "gamer".

That said, it's way too similar to this.

Cool shirt but I prefer mine.

HeartlineTwist


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thatrobert wrote:Cool shirt but I prefer mine.


While I think the similarities aren't close enough to actually cause a problem, I don't know if "I prefer mine" is a valid defense to "Similar Shirts Exist."

That said, I like what you've done here.

thatrobert


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HeartlineTwist wrote:While I think the similarities aren't close enough to actually cause a problem, I don't know if "I prefer mine" is a valid defense to "Similar Shirts Exist."

That said, I like what you've done here.
I didn't realize I was supposed to be defending something. I was inspired by this shirt (http://www.origin68.com/#/human-being-white/4539630331) for my design and ran across the design above while researching similar designs afterwards.

thisishell


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thatrobert wrote:Not a spell fail -- please look it up. Glamer is an older word and is commonly used in D&D when talking about magic armor. There is also a separate specific spell that is spelled Glamour.


That is such an archaic spelling that my body decomposed and my bones turned to dust just from reading your excuse of an explanation.

HeartlineTwist


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thisishell wrote:That is such an archaic spelling that my body decomposed and my bones turned to dust just from reading your excuse of an explanation.


http://dungeons.wikia.com/wiki/SRD:Glamer_Subschool

flemtone


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thisishell wrote:That is such an archaic spelling that my body decomposed and my bones turned to dust just from reading your excuse of an explanation.


Honestly, I don't game at all (except for chess and the occasional Monopoly marathon with our kids), but even I've heard of 'glamer'. Maybe it was in the 'Dream Park' series by Niven and Pournelle, but I caught the reference when I first saw the shirt.

Arcane? You bet, but I'm older than Gandalf himself...I was his high-school football coach when he was my star quarterback. I told him to stop putting the ball in the air and work on his running game. My exact words to him were...

thatrobert


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HeartlineTwist wrote:http://dungeons.wikia.com/wiki/SRD:Glamer_Subschool
Thanks!

flemtone wrote:Honestly, I don't game at all (except for chess and the occasional Monopoly marathon with our kids), but even I've heard of 'glamer'. Maybe it was in the 'Dream Park' series by Niven and Pournelle, but I caught the reference when I first saw the shirt.

Arcane? You bet, but I'm older than Gandalf himself...I was his high-school football coach when he was my star quarterback. I told him to stop putting the ball in the air and work on his running game. My exact words to him were...
Ha!

paigeg


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thatrobert wrote:Cool shirt but I prefer mine.


I think post length made Woot truncate the quote I was replying to but....
"Glamer" I will agree that it's an archaic Scots word that has since evolved into 'glamor' and 'glamour'. Still, it reads more like a joke - 'G-Lamer', as others have pointed out above. I guess I get it, whichever way you want to justify it. But to the masses, it's either a spell fail or a disparaging reference to underwear gamers. I'd go with the spell fail and just work with it.

MarlosTiger


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thatrobert wrote:Not a spell fail -- please look it up. Glamer is an older word and is commonly used in D&D when talking about magic armor. There is also a separate specific spell that is spelled Glamour.


I was not aware of the 'Glamer' spelling of the word, only being familiar with the 'Glamour' spelling from my AD&D 2nd days. I'm cool with it either way and enjoy thinking of it like a 'trendy corporate spelling' on the shirt. It's their trademarked name for the otherwise non-special process, like 'Hi-Powah' or 'Flavor-Blazted'. If those elfing about it would look at it that way, they might like it better. And if that corporate buzzword has a pop-culture meaning that the company doesn't know about, then all the better.

Also, this shirt is significantly different from the green one, having only a loose resemblance in concept and completely different execution.

thatrobert


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paigeg wrote:I think post length made Woot truncate the quote I was replying to but....
"Glamer" I will agree that it's an archaic Scots word that has since evolved into 'glamor' and 'glamour'. Still, it reads more like a joke - 'G-Lamer', as others have pointed out above. I guess I get it, whichever way you want to justify it. But to the masses, it's either a spell fail or a disparaging reference to underwear gamers. I'd go with the spell fail and just work with it.


Maybe it was lost in the discussion, but if you look in the D&D manual for this, it would be spelled "Glamer". I'm not choosing an archaic word for the fun of it, I'm just following the appropriate geek reference. I can guarantee you if I spelled it "glamour", some purists would be complaining.

staryeyddreamer


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I need this now. The pocket of holding kills me.

lonelypond


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Simply entertaining. Before reading thread, I just assumed Glamer TM was a clever rebranding of the more usual glamour

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thatrobert


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MarlosTiger wrote:I was not aware of the 'Glamer' spelling of the word, only being familiar with the 'Glamour' spelling from my AD&D 2nd days. I'm cool with it either way and enjoy thinking of it like a 'trendy corporate spelling' on the shirt. It's their trademarked name for the otherwise non-special process, like 'Hi-Powah' or 'Flavor-Blazted'. If those elfing about it would look at it that way, they might like it better. And if that corporate buzzword has a pop-culture meaning that the company doesn't know about, then all the better.
That works too! Thanks!

staryeyddreamer wrote:I need this now. The pocket of holding kills me.


lonelypond wrote:Simply entertaining. Before reading thread, I just assumed Glamer TM was a clever rebranding of the more usual glamour
Entertaining like watching nerds argue over Kirk vs. Picard?

flemtone


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thatrobert wrote:Entertaining like watching nerds argue over Kirk vs. Picard?


You DARE to utter the Ultimate Conundrum?

(points, whispers, waggles eyebrows in sinister fashion)

melfox86


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I just... need a real pocket. That would earn this shirt 20 cool points. The glamer debut sold my vote though- any shirt that can spark a d&d based debate is worth buying.

mpasquale


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I agree that the proper spelling is "glamer". See: D&D 3.5 System Reference Document:

"A suit of armor with this ability appears normal. Upon command, the armor changes shape and form to assume the appearance of a normal set of clothing. The armor retains all its properties (including weight) when glamered. Only a true seeing spell or similar magic reveals the true nature of the armor when disguised."

cammie88


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How do I buy this dang shirt? This site is so confusing, and I want it for my husband!!! Someone help me please!

rezellmine


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cammie88 wrote:How do I buy this dang shirt? This site is so confusing, and I want it for my husband!!! Someone help me please!


You can't get it because it's only 4th place >

jinkleberry


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Why is this shirt no longer available to buy? It came first place but now seems to have disappeared. Anyone know why?

goldenthorn


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jinkleberry wrote:Why is this shirt no longer available to buy? It came first place but now seems to have disappeared. Anyone know why?


If you read the shirt's sales thread, you'll find out. It's right there.

Reading: it's what's for dinner!

jinkleberry


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goldenthorn wrote:If you read the shirt's sales thread, you'll find out. It's right there.


Where is the sales thread?

kianaries


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jinkleberry wrote:Where is the sales thread?


I'd love to know where that is, as well. It says it was the 1st place winner. I really do want one..

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