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Nova NocturneBy Nova Nocturne
First created
Nova NocturneBy Nova Nocturne
First created
$651
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
18
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 17 2016 2:52 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introduction

"Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Nova Nocturne! This world, our world, is now inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for fights. Myself… I exemplify Pokémon in art as a profession. Your very own Pokémon journey is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokémon awaits! Let's go!"

What makes a trainer...

Thank you for visiting my kickstarter! With Pokémon Go becoming immensely popular, I realized there were specifically a few things I personally missed from the original games. Mainly, battling other trainers. Sure you can go to a gym, but it just wasn't the same. There is talk that the immensely popular app is going to implement trainer battles later on, and I began thinking.

I came up with the idea that once trainer battles go live, gym battles will almost become obsolete. The only real reason gyms existed in the Pokémon universe was to earn badges and grow your reputation and have a goal to train your Pokémon towards. But of course, the gyms in game don't give you badges. As a fan of collecting such items, I found it disappointing.

But then it came to me! I would need to prepare, and plan ahead, but I would make myself a gym! When trainer battles go live on the app, I would offer myself to be challenged by trainers from far and wide, and should they defeat me, I would give them a badge. This kickstarter is to help spread this dream, not just for myself, but for others as well! I would love to make personal gym battles a reality where badges can be earned and traded.

I feel this would help bring our amazing Pokémon community even closer, encourage healthy rivalries, and bring a sense of esteem to those who really put their heart into this game. 

Disclaimer  

Because this project is a derivative work, I will not be breaking any copyrights. I am not taking any of Niantic, Nintendo, or anyone else's prerendered content and producing it. It is only inspired by the game itself, and the theory of earning badges by playing against other players. All badges would be uniquely designed (for each backer of course), and even the team badges would be derivative from the in game icons. Therefore it would not infringe on any copyrights. This is to protect the backers as much as myself. This kickstarter also falls under Nominative Fair Use Copyright laws for Trademarks, and that is that it is considered fair use, as it is a derivative work. It does not contain any endorsement, or claim to be endorsed by those companies. Also, I am not selling actual products from anything related to these companies. They are individually designed and produced badges, and are only related to the game by the theory of badge trading through battles. The certificates are also a work of fiction, and purely for entertainment purposes. They also have no endorsement from the Pokemon Company, nor the parent companies of Niantic & Nintendo. They will be printed with this disclaimer that they are a work of derivative fiction.

The idea of a badge produced specifically earned by competing against other players is not unique to Pokemon. (Think gaming achievements, sports trophies, or any other awards based competition). As such, the idea of this kickstarter does not infringe on the idea which the Pokemon universe encapsulates. I am not taking designs from the games or show or comics or other art forms owned by the Pokemon Company, Niantic, or Nintendo. I am creating original content, and applying the idea of using them as awards for competition, and they are again, only related by theory to the Pokemon Go game. Thus this project falls under fair-use.

“In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.”17 U.S.C. §102(b).

The Badges:

I want these badges to be unique and beautiful. Something worthy of displaying! Imagine walking down the street and seeing someone with a backpack loaded with glistening badges? I would want to challenge them to a battle! And I would certainly want to make sure people would know who to battle to get badges as well!

The Certificates

Have a bit of fun with getting a parchment printed certificate of your chosen Pokemon Profession, Gym Leader & League qualified team, or both! These will be printed on foil decorated parchment. The images are example mock ups, and will be customized for each recipient. 

 

Your Contributions...

I wanted to first start this to fund producing my own gym badge, but I realized, if only one person is giving out gym badges to challengers, it wouldn't get very far throughout the community. So I also wanted to offer people the chance to get their own gym badges custom designed, as well as for certain tiers of funding, you can also get your own set of badges made and shipped directly to you! 

YOU can become your own official Gym Leader and Badge Trader.

For those who cannot contribute much, you can still help make this a reality, and be rewarded with an honorary badge from Nova Nocturne, Gym Leader of Sea and Sky, who has the Supernova Badge!

For a little more you can get a certificate, professionally printed and shipped to you, as a memento of your personal Pokémon Profession!

Additionally, you can also be certified as a Gym Leader, to advertise your willingness to battle other trainers!

UPDATE 7/23/16:

New rewards for backers of $50 and more!!!!! 

UPDATE 7/25/2016:

After some discussion, I found that people were really interested in the idea, but wanted certain rewards to be more accessible and I agree! I want this project to be something that everyone can get into. So I've made a couple extra reward tiers:  

$40 - Gym Leader - Just a badge:  
You will no longer get the extra duplicate items to share with your friends, but you can get your own gym badge design on this tier. It includes these rewards:1. Thank you! (1) 2. Supernova Badge (1)   3. Pokemon Profession Certificate (1)
4. Gym Leader Design (1)
 5. Gym Leader Certificate (1)
6. Personal Badge Design (1) 

$60 - Gym Leader - Just a Badge & Shirt
You will no longer get the extra duplicate items to share with your friends, but you will get your own badge design, as well as the kickstarter backer tee-shirt with all the badges of those who back the project.
1. Thank you! (1)
2. Supernova Badge (1)
3. Pokemon Profession Certificate (1)
4. Gym Leader Design (1)
5. Gym Leader Certificate (1)
6. Personal Badge Design (1)
7. Backer Badge Tee Shirt (1)

Breakdown of Funding

I have a goal of getting $2000. This will allow me to get a set of my Supernova Badges, as well as provide all the other rewards to their respective funders.

$1650 will go towards Supernova Badges and other Legendary Tier Backers Badges, as well as certificates.

$100 is estimated to go towards Kickstarter Fees

$100 is estimated to go towards Processing Fees

$150 remaining will go towards unforeseen expenses, excess shipping, and printing costs.

Legendary Limits

Right now the legendary tiers are limited but if enough people are interested I may expand the limit. The main goal of this project may be to fund multiple sets of badges, but also to inspire others! In the long run, I want badge trading to take off! I want to help others come up with fitting designs for their badges, and help them get produced with a spectacular level of quality!

Stretch Goals

$4000 - If I reach this stretch goal, I will make a badge for Harmony, the League of Lugia. All backers will receive a Harmony Badge.

$6000 - If I reach this stretch goal, I will make 3 other badges for the Pokémon Go Teams: Mystic, Valor, and Instinct. All backers will get to pick one of the team badges to add to their order.

$10,000 - If this goal is reached backers will get one of each of the team badges instead of just choosing one.

Risks and challenges

Risks include Supernova badges being pushed to the back. Legendary Tier Backers will have their badges produced first and foremost. Producing the badges will take time as well, and are dependent on the designs being agreed upon and approved by the backers. I will be having Legendary Backers' badges shipped directly to them, and I can only ship those within the US. (Sorry International Gym Leaders!)

All tiers with certificates will require information provided by the backer (such as name or pseudonym, profession, gym leader specialty etc.) Delays in confirming that information will delay production of your own certificates and shipping)

The shipping costs are to ensure that the badges and certificates will be packaged in waterproof, protective, and expedited shipping (where available). I cannot, however, control and damages caused by shipping and delivery services. If there are any severe issues, I will be willing to discuss if replacements will be an option. This will be determined case by case.

While this is associated with Pokemon Go and the social aspect of the game, I cannot guarantee that Pokemon Go will actually implement real time battle between players. This is a stand-alone project that ties in with the mobile app game. Badges could also be used alongside playing the handheld games as well. It is simply to expand the social impact of Pokemon and as stated previously, to bring in the nostalgia of training against and trading with other players similar to the card game.

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    Thank You

    Thank you for choosing to support this project! If you choose this tier, you will get a thank you email!

    Also, you will have the opportunity to get a badge at a later time, by becoming a challenger in person. If you defeat me in battle at that time, you will be given a badge at no extra expense, like a real Pokemon Gym!

    Main Bonus: Bragging rights

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    Starter Badge

    A Supernova Badge!
    Start your Badge Trading game off strong with Nova Nocturne's personal Gym Badge. Die cut from metal with a colored glass finish!

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    Gym Leader - Individual

    A Gym Leader Certificate!
    Make sure you to get certified as a Gym Leader! No self-respecting gym leader would be caught dead uncertified! Have your favored pokemon team immortalized on your certificate as well! Make sure people know you are willing to battle them with this certificate!

    A Pokemon Profession Certificates for you!
    Show off your love for pokemon by getting certified for the profession you would have in the pokemon world!

    Ideas for professions you can choose from for your certificate:
    http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Category:Trainer_classes

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    Doduo - Badges for Besties

    A Pokemon Profession Certificates for you and a friend!
    Show off your love for pokemon by getting certified for the profession you would have in the pokemon world!

    Ideas for professions you can choose from for your certificate:
    http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Category:Trainer_classes

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    Gym Leader - Just a Badge

    Just want to pledge to get your own badge designed? This is the tier for you! Select this tier to get a badge designed for yourself, and get a Supernova badge as well as a thank you!

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    • Gym Leader Design
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    Dugtrio - Badges for Besties

    A Gym Leader Certificate!
    And
    Pokemon Profession Certificates and badges for you and 2 friends!

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    Dugtrio *Updated Rewards*

    A Gym Leader Certificate!
    And
    Pokemon Profession Certificates and badges for you and 2 friends!
    AND
    Your own gym badge design!

    A Certified Gym Leader needs a badge design right? Get one by pledging at this tier, and its design will be yours permanently.

    (backers of the other Dugtrio tier also get the additional reward of the Gym badge design. I am just unable to edit the tier they selected).

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    Gym Leader - Just a Badge & Shirt

    Just want to pledge to get your own badge designed? This is the tier for you! Select this tier to get a badge designed for yourself, and get a Supernova badge as well as a thank you!

    Also get the Badge Backer Tee Shirt, which will feature your badge design along with the other backer's badges from this kickstarter!

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    • Personal Badge Design
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    • Pokemon Profession Certificate
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    Exeggcute - Badges for Besties

    Personal Gym Badge Design!
    A Certified Gym Leader needs a badge design right? Get one by pledging at this tier, and its design will be yours permanently.

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    • Pokemon Profession Certificate
    • Gym Leader Certificate
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    Exeggcute - *Updated Rewards*

    Backer Badge Tee Shirt!
    Get a tee shirt featuring all the badges of the backers who chose to get their own badge design!

    (backers of the other Exeggcute tier also get the additional reward of the Backer Badge Tee Shirt. I am just unable to edit the tier they selected).

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    Legendary Tier - Mew

    Starter Gym Leader Special!
    100 of YOUR badges printed and delivered to you. You can't very well be a gym leader without badges to pass out right? Die cut from metal with a colored glass finish!

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    • Supernova Badge
    • Pokemon Profession Certificate
    • Gym Leader Certificate
    • Personal Badge Design
    • 100 Personal Badges for your Gym
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    Legendary Tier - Mewtwo

    Pro Gym Leader Special!
    500 of YOUR badges printed and delivered to you. You can't very well be a gym leader without badges to pass out right? Die cut from metal with a colored glass finish!

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    • Pokemon Profession Certificate
    • Gym Leader Certificate
    • Personal Badge Design
    • 500 Personal Badges for your Gym
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    Legendary Tier - Mewtwo Strikes Back

    Pokemon League Champion Special:
    1000 of YOUR badges printed and delivered to you. You can't very well be a gym leader without badges to pass out right? Die cut from metal with a colored glass finish!

    Includes:
    • Thank you!
    • Supernova Badge
    • Pokemon Profession Certificate
    • Gym Leader Certificate
    • Personal Badge Design
    • 1000 Personal Badges for your Gym
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Funding period

- (30 days)