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    Small error: the back page of the 2014 calendar pdf is actually the page of the 2015 calendar.
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    Huh, I don't think I ever realized that there were runes in the April 2016 calendar.

    *checks thread*

    Never came up. As I check the physical calendar, I can see them now, but they were way too tiny to make out. Looks to be that same font Rich has used before.

    Now that we can blow it up, anyone want to take a crack at decoding it?
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    Hey guys, could we keep the spoilers down, please?
    There are people who don't want to know what's on the picture of a given month before the month has come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Skunk Todd View Post
    Do CafePress promo codes not apply to OotS merchandise?
    Frustratingly, no.

    CafePress only allows its promo codes to work in the "Marketplace" on the CafePress main website, and I would need to opt in to having my stuff displayed there. The problem is, I would have to agree to give up control of how the artwork is applied to items—meaning they could slap it on items for which a given piece of art isn't properly sized or colored. And they set all the commission rates for stuff in the Marketplace, paying content creators between $0.50 and $1.00 per item sold. It's a terrible deal that basically uses people's artwork as cheap content fodder for their own benefit, which is why OOTS stuff isn't in the Marketplace in the first place. But it does mean that their promo codes won't work on my stuff. Sorry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Armitage View Post
    Hey guys, could we keep the spoilers down, please?
    There are people who don't want to know what's on the picture of a given month before the month has come.
    Yeah, let's put discussion of the calendar's content into spoiler tags, please. I'll go back and spoil-tag a few posts now, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissou View Post
    Thank you so much for putting the PDF on sale, Giant. I got overconfident because previous years always had extra calendars and when I went to order mine (later than usual), they were out of stock. I bought the whole bundle even though I already have the first 3, and I'll see if I can get this one printed somehow. Thanks so much for all your effort, even including a notice so that we can print our own calendar :)
    Turns out my husband predicted that I would drop the ball and ordered the calendar for me on time! It arrived today, and I couldn't be happier. I'm still very grateful to you, Giant, and still very glad I got the PDF bundle, but I was wrong about not getting the (officially printed) calendar this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Huh, I don't think I ever realized that there were runes in the April 2016 calendar.

    *checks thread*

    Never came up. As I check the physical calendar, I can see them now, but they were way too tiny to make out. Looks to be that same font Rich has used before.

    Now that we can blow it up, anyone want to take a crack at decoding it?
    Deciphered it back then:
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gamera View Post
    With the help of the solved cryptogram in OOTS #1020 (Scroll Left), I have solved the cryptogram on the April 2016 calendar page.
    For the sake of convenience, here's the solution again, heavily protected by spoiler tags:
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    The Monster in the Darkness is
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    not
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    a toaster. He is
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    also not
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    a very large
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    heirloom tomato.
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    But he could be a colossal heirloom tomato!
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    Still no tracking number, but it doesn't matter much anymore since it just came in!

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    Was the diacritic in "Scoundrél" left out intentionally?
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    Ack, after shelling out the money for international shipping, now there's a dirt cheap pdf version?

    Oh well, does not matter, I guess I'd have bought the paper calendar anyway. After all, I bought all 4 pdf calendars, even though I have them all on paper as well. Download is complete, yay, I'll check it out immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Frustratingly, no.

    CafePress only allows its promo codes to work in the "Marketplace" on the CafePress main website, and I would need to opt in to having my stuff displayed there. The problem is, I would have to agree to give up control of how the artwork is applied to items—meaning they could slap it on items for which a given piece of art isn't properly sized or colored. And they set all the commission rates for stuff in the Marketplace, paying content creators between $0.50 and $1.00 per item sold. It's a terrible deal that basically uses people's artwork as cheap content fodder for their own benefit, which is why OOTS stuff isn't in the Marketplace in the first place. But it does mean that their promo codes won't work on my stuff. Sorry about that.
    Appreciate the info, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
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    In the background, you have a blink dog, a satyr, a lillend and a centaur.

    At the table, you have Julio, some elf, a titaness, a pixie and what looks like a red slaad.

    I'm still trying to find and ID everything in September. I'm up to ten monsters.
    Thanks!

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    Wow, ten in September?! Way ahead of me. I'd be interested in those identifications as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gamera View Post
    Thanks!

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    Wow, ten in September?! Way ahead of me. I'd be interested in those identifications as well.
    Spoiler: Clearly, September is Best Month
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    The only ones I could instantly identify were the mimic and darkmantle (well, and invisible stalker, but had to have that pointed out to me by the text)
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    It would be nice to just change the title of this thread to be "stuff about Jedi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Spoiler: Clearly, September is Best Month
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    The only ones I could instantly identify were the mimic and darkmantle (well, and invisible stalker, but had to have that pointed out to me by the text)
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    There's a Bag of Devouring as well, as identified by the text

    As well as a bonus monster in the calendar month itself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
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    The only ones I could instantly identify were the mimic and darkmantle (well, and invisible stalker, but had to have that pointed out to me by the text)
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    There's also a goldbug, a cloaker, a lurker above and what I think is a corpse candle. The thing in the calendar portion would be the aforementioned invisible stalker.

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    Don't forget:

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    The Trapper (monster pretending to be the floor).

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    All right! Just got mine in the mail yesterday! It's now hanging in my cube at work.

    Great calendar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joerg View Post
    Small error: the back page of the 2014 calendar pdf is actually the page of the 2015 calendar.
    I noticed this as well. Fortunately, this doesn't really cause any problems.

    Also, thank you, Giant, for making these available in pdf.
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    Was there a battle ornament in 2012?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyTraveller View Post
    I noticed this as well. Fortunately, this doesn't really cause any problems.
    Are you sure about that? The current 2014 calendar pdf has a wrong copyright statement, since that's on the back cover, and that could be a problem. Anyway, I'd like to see the contents of the text box of the actual 2014 calendar's back cover.

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    As well as a bonus monster in the calendar month itself!
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    The real monsters...ARE HUMANS!

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    just got my calendar and... it's awesome!!
    I think my favorite months are February (CPPD) and September (Haley)
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    Did anyone who ordered this year's battle ornament think it was kind of off?

    No fault of Giant - the artwork on the CafePress site looks great - it's why I ordered it. It's just that the entire print on the finished product looks pretty muddy, "There must" got cut off by the hole, and the year is nearly invisible.

    I have had some issues with non-OOTS CafePress ornaments in the past, but before I go jumping through the hoops of returning, explaining why the gift isn't here, etc. I wanted to see if it was a one-time bad print, or if all prints of this ornament came out like that and an exchange would be a waste of time.

    There is a pic below of the ornament with the CafePress envelope so you can see the muddiness isn't just a crappy picture.

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    EDIT: So it doesn't like my Drive link, and I can't post a Photobucket link until I get up to 10 posts. So if you're interested, open that spoiler link in a new tab and that should give you the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunk115 View Post
    Did anyone who ordered this year's battle ornament think it was kind of off?

    No fault of Giant - the artwork on the CafePress site looks great - it's why I ordered it. It's just that the entire print on the finished product looks pretty muddy, "There must" got cut off by the hole, and the year is nearly invisible.

    I have had some issues with non-OOTS CafePress ornaments in the past, but before I go jumping through the hoops of returning, explaining why the gift isn't here, etc. I wanted to see if it was a one-time bad print, or if all prints of this ornament came out like that and an exchange would be a waste of time.

    There is a pic below of the ornament with the CafePress envelope so you can see the muddiness isn't just a crappy picture.

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    EDIT: So it doesn't like my Drive link, and I can't post a Photobucket link until I get up to 10 posts. So if you're interested, open that spoiler link in a new tab and that should give you the picture.
    I don't have an issue with the clarity of the print, but my Belkar oval ornament also had the ribbon/hook hole punched through the text, rather than above as in the sample image (do note that I consider this an insignificant flaw, but if Rich is so inclined, prodding CafePress about quality control).

    (Funnily enough, my Monster-in-the-Dark and O-Chul round ornament from a few years back has a printing error where it seems to have not printed one of the colors. That color, you ask? Blue. I should buy a replacement/duplicate tonight in the hopes of getting a correct print.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    (Funnily enough, my Monster-in-the-Dark and O-Chul round ornament from a few years back has a printing error where it seems to have not printed one of the colors. That color, you ask? Blue. I should buy a replacement/duplicate tonight in the hopes of getting a correct print.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    It would be nice to just change the title of this thread to be "stuff about Jedi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunk115 View Post
    EDIT: So it doesn't like my Drive link, and I can't post a Photobucket link until I get up to 10 posts. So if you're interested, open that spoiler link in a new tab and that should give you the picture.
    Try this one:

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    You were linking to the page that contained the image, not the image itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Try this one:

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    You were linking to the page that contained the image, not the image itself.
    That one doesn't work for me either.
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    Likewise for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Try this one:

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    You were linking to the page that contained the image, not the image itself.
    Looks like Google is making a random link each time we try to access that image, which means it might not show up for everyone as time passes.

    Just click on this link to see it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1T...pPZFRBblk/view
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    Huh. Well that's weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Just click on this link to see it:
    Much appreciated...and I can't quote the link. Ha!

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    Ugh, that is awful. They have a clear template that shows where the hole is, and I follow it the same every year. And suddenly, the hole is somewhere else. CafePress continues to do themselves no favors in the Should I Take My Business Elsewhere department.

    Prodding them about quality control is a wasted effort; you get some vague customer service boilerplates and that's it.

    I would not take it personally if you need to return it, that's not really an acceptable product. Sorry about that.
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    Pre-order the printed calendar from Ookoodook or the digital edition from Gumroad. Get the ornament and t-shirts from CafePress.

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