Bringing that up again made me think about Eve. Like Baseball, Soccer, Hockey, or even SuperHeroes, Eve has its own cast of famous and infamous characters. People who have helped shape the history of the game over the last ten years.
Why not make a series of Trading Cards featuring some of these characters? Being a pirate myself, my first thought was a series of pirate themed cards. I started a thread on Stay Frosty forums asking everyone to help me name famous or infamous pirates from Eve's vaunted and rich history, and I was off to the races.
You can see the growing set for yourself (Low Res) or (High Res).
And to answer your next question, no I will not be producing cards on demand in exchange for ISK.
The characters represented on these are my choice and mine alone. I do take suggestions and appreciate ideas, as always.
Part of the reason I wanted to do this series was to learn more about Eve's rich history and to meet some of my fellow pirates of yore. It can be tricky when you take into account the selling and buying of characters over time, some infamous pirates are in other players hands these days. But generally I'm going to ignore all of those complications and try to focus on each character's contribution to the game. Which is often easier said than done.
There is also a very fine line surrounding the entire definition of "pirate" anyway. My own personal definition changes on a daily basis and I don't always see myself as a "pirate", but more of an opportunist. Or even just a PvPer. So, for sake of argument, I'm defining "pirate" as someone who primarily operates in Low Sec space and does so for nefarious results. That is rather open-ended, but I think you'll agree the entire play-style is rather open-ended.
I hope you enjoy the card set as it grows. I'm having a lot of fun doing them. And yes, we should all be bothering CCP to actually produce real cards like this. That would be extremely awesome and help introduce Eve to an entirely new audience.