Movember: Moustache of the Avatar

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  1. DarkStarr

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    The Movember Foundation's mission: "The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent."

    Back in 2013 we created a Portalarium Movember team called Shroud of the Moustache and raised $1,680. Last year we reformed the team as Moustache of the Avatar. Several of us are doing it again by growing moustaches (or hiking if we are Mo Sistas) in order to raise awareness about men's health issues. Starr "Darkstarr" Long is even shaving off his signature soul patch! Community members are welcome to join our team and/or contribute!

    Additionally we are creating a few more Movember related items for our Movember Make a Difference store including a Moustache Helm and a Moustache Cloak.

    UPDATE 12/1/17: We are making unique Darkstarr and Lord British variants of the Moustache Helm and Moustache Cloak. We are also going to create a new Moustache Shield for the Movember store along with Darkstarr and Lord British variants of that item as well.

    UPDATE 12/15/17: We were so excited after our successful month of Movember fundraising ($2,889!) that we had to add more Movember items! We are adding a Moustache Shield to the Movember Make a Difference Store and special Darkstarr and Lord British color variants of the Moustache Cloak, Moustache Helm, and Moustache Shield to the Cloth Map Bundle as well as the Darkstarr and Lord British Follicular Reliquaries. NOTE: The Darkstarr Follicular Reliquary and Cloth Map Bundle have already sold but the Lord British Follicular Reliquary is still available!

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    Moustache Cloak:
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    Moustache Helm:
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    Sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/models/9561cc97c2e142bda03bb138d7b30f13

    Moustache Shield: (NEW 12/20/17)
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    Movember Bundle Additions (originally a separate post):


    In addition to the individual items we are creating mentioned above we are going to be making some changes and additions to the 3 Movember bundles in Release 48. First of all for all three bundles you now have the option to choose what bundle theme (Viking, Shogun, etc.) you wish instead of the default theme that they come with. Also we are adding the following items to each bundle:

    Lord British Original Shroud Cloth Map Prototype #1 Bundle - Movember Charity (digital)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Helm (Blue and Gold)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Cloak (Blue and Yellow)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Shield (Blue and Gold/Yellow)
    • Framed Cloth Map with Lord British Crest
    • Lord British Moondial
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    Lord British Follicular Reliquary Bundle - Movember Charity (digital)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Helm (Blue and Gold)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Cloak (Blue and Yellow)
    • NEW Lord British Moustache Shield (Blue and Gold/Yellow)
    • Lord British Follicular Reliquary (in game reproduction of the physical asset)
    • Lord British Moondial
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    Darkstarr Follicular Reliquary Bundle - Movember Charity (digital)
    • NEW Darkstarr Moustache Helm (Black and Silver)
    • NEW Darkstarr Moustache Cloak (Black and White)
    • NEW Darkstarr Moustache Shield (Black and White/Silver)
    • Darkstarr Follicular Reliquary (in game reproduction of the physical asset)
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    Sounds like you're going in a different direction, where the mustache will be directly connected to the helm. But this immediately made me think of Sturm Brightblade from DragonLance, and the Knights of Solmnia.

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    I like your style @DarkStarr ! Grow that 'Stache buddy! Of course... it will never compete with the magnificent mustache I call my own, but I love that you are doing it for an excellent cause and I fully support you growing your peach fuzz out! heheh


    EDIT: Also going to need as many mustache themed items as your team can crank out... ok thanks! lol
     
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    It seems like this would be the perfect way to introduce a new character appearance option. Sell a big bushy beard, muttonchop sideburns, or pencil moustache along with a NewYou certificate to use to implement it on your character. The appearance option would only appear as an option if you have it flagged on your account. (I figure this will need to be implemented eventually anyway, to account for custom Duke heads...)
     
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    Hi @Berek or @DarkStarr: I have a very specific question regarding this fundraiser that I would like to ask y'all in a private way, and I am unsure how to / doubt I am able to DM you on the forum. Is there some other way I can get in contact with y'all?
     
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    You can DM the devs here on the forum or you can contact support@portalarium.com.
     
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    You can PM me at any time. I read and respond to most PMs quickly
     
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    Yay for a Mustache helm!
     
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    Not doing Movember, sorry... It's a worthy cause, but I'm not shaving.
    Too much time invested in my facial hair... and if I shave, I lose the ability to drastically alter my appearance in short order... should the need arise.
     
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    I like the idea of a Mustache Helm, but would love to have something for the women...since most of us aren't hirsute enough to grow one...lol.

    BTW, I do have to shave my chin everyday due to my Puerto Rican side of the family. True story! Does that count as supporting Movember??
     
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    The last few pledge rewards have heavily favored the more fairer gender. About damn time something for the MEN. Grow out your chin hair, grab a beer, watch some football, and support the men.
     
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    Hey! I have two sons and I so I must support men :) My oldest son is in the Navy and my youngest son works security. I am proud of them both! However, they did give me grey hair when they went through puberty for 20 years so I already made my sacrifice. :p

    All kidding aside, you are correct sir - men need lovings too. Forget my idea. This all about them menfolk and I'm sorry I was such a doofus trying to steal their thunder!

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    Updated OP with pics and sketchfab link for Moustache Cloak and Helm!
     
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    well found!!! WELL FOUND!

    Poor Sturm... such a harsh life.
     
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    Very cool, I like that!
     
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    Updated with images of the Framed Cloth Map and Reliquaries
     
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    Great items for a great charity. Just wondering: will the Movember Make a Difference items only be available during November?
     
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    Not time limited
     
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