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As some of you will know, I am an AFL historian.

That's Australian Football League.

www.footyjumpers.com is my website.

Yes, thanks, it's all very impressive, and wouldn't be so without the contributions of many here, namely, Primal, Gordie, pcgd and jpslapshot. And possibly a few others, sorry if I forgot someone.

So here's my question.

The makers of AFL 2007, the Aussie Rules equivalent on Madden 2007 (on a MUCH smaller scale) have asked for input on the next phase of their game, namely, throwback uniforms.

I have everything they need.

However, to this point I've helped them because I am a very nice guy. (Ask anyone, they'll back me up)

So they've listed about 130 uniforms that I have documented.

Basially all they've done to this point is go through my website like it was a mail order catalogue, "I'll have this one, this one in blue, that one over there, and a few of those".

Should I give them the information, in the hope it will promote my website, which is non-profit anyway.

Give them everything in return for a few advance copies of the game for my kids and friends?

Or ask for cashola?

And if so, what arrangement would you think would be appropriate?

As paid history consultant, or send them eps files for $50 each? ($50 is an example)

What do my learned colleagies think?

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First off, congratulations Rob. Its good to see that your work in historical jumpers will make an impact on video gaming.

My thoughts? Any promotion will be minimal and may not even make it onto the game cover/manual itself. I would go for the paid history consultant route as you are in the unique position of knowing every AFL guernsey.

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Well, here's the deal.

No money.

They reckon they would prefer to get it wrong than pay someone to get it right.

But I do get copies of every game that I want from their library.

So I am getting a few games, and will help them in any way I can.

And I also get my name in light (well, small print really) as one of the artists.

And I will tell EVERYONE how I was consultant on the accuracy of the uniforms.

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And I will tell EVERYONE how I was consultant on the accuracy of the uniforms.

Unless they still stuff them up in which case it had NOTHING to do with you :D

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And I will tell EVERYONE how I was consultant on the accuracy of the uniforms.

Unless they still stuff them up in which case it had NOTHING to do with you :D

Exactly, then it was nothing to do with me.

Pat, no go on USA PS2. Sorry. They don't think there's a market for them.

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