Frequently Asked Questions...

My device is not included in the roll!?!? Why not?
That could be for a number of reasons. If your arms were registered in another Kingdom, or before Avacal became a Kingdom, I might not know about them. Please let me know what the registered name is, and I'll take care of it. Another reason is that I might not have art resources for your particular arms, some charges are hard to draw, or don't have good clip art for. Contact me and we can work something out. Additionally, since I do this on my own time, it might be recently registered, and I haven't had time to update the roll.
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I just moved here from another Kingdom, can I get added to the roll?
First off, welcome to Avacal! Secondly, you bet! Just let me know what name your arms are registered under. If you wish, you can send me your artwork as well.
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My device is not registered yet, can I have it included here?
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I found a mistake on one of the arms, can you fix it?
Absolutely. While I try very hard to double check my work, some mistakes creep in. Please just let me know what needs to be fixed, and I'll get to it on my next update. You can find my contact information on the Contact page.
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My badge is registered too, can I put that up?
The Roll is only for the display of registered devices at this time. I may one day take on displaying badges, but not right now.
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Thanks for putting my arms in the roll, but I would rather use my own artwork. Can I do that?
Absolutely! I do the best I can with what I have, but if you'd rather use your own artwork I would love to put it up for you. As long as it matches the registered blazon, I will be happy to put it up for you.
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You have my arms done in the english style, but I want to match the artwork to my persona, can I do that?
Again, absolutely! Just send me the artwork, and I'll put it up for you, as long as it matches the registered blazon.
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How do I send you my artwork?
Email works best, I can handle most image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, and more. If you don't have an electronic version, please contact me and we can work out arrangements to mail your artwork to me. I have a scanner and am willing to scan it for you.
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How do you create the artwork for the roll?
For most entries it comes from the submission artwork that was scanned in at Kingdom level. There is a certain level of manipulation done to keep things clean and clear for web presentation, and to maintain a high standard of artwork. Sometimes I have to recreate the artwork from scratch, and for that I use photoshop with a whole bunch of clip art I've collected from various sources over the years. The biggest contribution of artwork comes from former Black Lion Torric inn Bjorn. He had a wonderful set of templates that I converted to my own format, and use to create quite a bit of the artwork seen in the roll. I've also gleaned many charges from online clip art sites, and drawn quite a few charges myself when needed.
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Did you create all the artwork for the roll?
Oh heavens no! I've assembled the majority of the arms on the Roll, but I have had many contributions from many talented artists and heralds from all over including Li Ban, Moreach, Nicholas Bawcock, Sebastian Sterne and Symmonne Deccarrete. If the contribution is by someone other than myself I attempt to credit them as best I can. The artist/source database field is usually who I got the graphics of the arms from, but may (and often does) include artwork from other sources and artists. I do my best to credit them, but it's not an easy task. If there is a correction, please let me know and I'll take care of it.
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