The Black Project Gaming logo was inspired by a patch commonly associated with the U.S. Air Force’s 22nd Military Airlift Squadron (MAS) based out of Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. The 22 MAS flies Lockheed C-5 Galaxies, which are among the world’s largest military aircraft and capable of transporting payloads up to 145 tons. Rumor has it that one of the 22 MAS’s missions was transporting classified aircraft from Travis Air Force Base to other sites for testing and evaluation. When flying these missions, the aircrew only operated late at night, and removed all other patches with the exception of the NOYFB patch.
According to I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World by Trevor Paglen, the crescent moon and black background represented the 22 MAS’s night operations. The silver stitching is reminiscent of starlight, while the large question mark speaks to the unit’s classified mission. “NOYFB” stands for “None Of Your F*cking Business.”
The Black Project Gaming logo retained the question mark and incorporated an image of a d10 die. The primary reason for the d10’s inclusion is Vince’s affinity for the Delta Green RPG by Arc Dream Publishing, which uses a d10-based percentile system to resolve certain skill checks and conflict.