08-04-2016, 02:22 PM
RPG Coins: The Gilded Coffer Offer
08-05-2016, 11:00 PM
These look interesting.
Is there going to be a link here, or will folks need to search for it themselves?
08-06-2016, 05:21 AM
There's already one exactly the same on KS
Already nearly up to $40,000 with 27 days to go. The above might be too little too late.
08-06-2016, 06:33 AM
@ djmothra - It looks like the one you linked to has coins made of metal, but they are of a variety of fixed designs.
My guess is that the coins listed here will be plastic, but they will customizable. It will be interesting to see at least.
08-07-2016, 12:30 AM
Hello there. I was not aware of this kickstarter - and they certainly have some beautiful metal coins in strikingly similar themes as I have intended to do.
The coins I intend to create are dry erase/cardboard coins, printed professionally and although not having the durability of metal - they will be customizable allowing you to put your world, town, king, name, dates, denominations, faces on them.
At least - that is the plan. I also intended to add bone, stone, obsidian, ivory coins and space credits: so I am somewhat surprised I suppose to see such a similar project.
I may have to rethink my proposed launch date - and/or whether to still go ahead with the project too.
08-08-2016, 03:42 AM
Hi - I am going ahead with mine - I believe the option of customizing the coins is an edge that pre-set fixed coins cannot match. It means you can add specific names, currency, features, dates and so on to your coins - and I think that is important in RPG.
08-08-2016, 08:38 PM
(08-07-2016, 12:30 AM)gtw2015 Wrote: I may have to rethink my proposed launch date - and/or whether to still go ahead with the project too.
Is there something more durable than card-stock these designs could be made in? Casino chips are very sturdy.
08-09-2016, 12:12 PM
(08-08-2016, 08:38 PM)pendrake Wrote:(08-07-2016, 12:30 AM)gtw2015 Wrote: I may have to rethink my proposed launch date - and/or whether to still go ahead with the project too.
I'm looking at Casino Chips right now funnily enough - I'll keep you posted.
08-09-2016, 01:33 PM
OK - this could be a lengthy reply so I'll try to keep it as succinct as I can.
I'd been looking into poker chips: Primary problems: price point, shipping, the border of the chip (cannot look metallic), limitation on design types, minimum order numbers and again price point. Since I don't know how many backers to expect I cannot calculate costs. Secondary problems: new product risk, assurance, sample check, unfamiliar third party.
I can tell you that the durability of my coins is tough - they've a special coating that makes them very resistant to scuffs, tears, lifting and they are dry/wet erasable. They are 0.65" thick which is thick. With my current manufacturer I can continue to trust what I provide will be top notch, reliable and no surprises - allowing me to keep delivering kickstarters well before time consistently with a high quality and known product.
Not only can I do custom personalized coins in 100 different styles, different textures, put your name or world places on them - I can deliver a lot more of them which - when it comes to coins, is pretty important. What is the use of having 30, or even 150, when you need 700-1000? If you want currency, and you have more than a few players, a few coins even if they are metal isn't going to cut it. I can (a) personalize them for each backer: (b) offer hundreds, even thousands for much less. © supply a high quality known product quickly and without hassle (d) literally cover your table in coins for a few hundred bucks.
As a savvy chap notes in BGG "In the DIY World, there is a kind of "manufacturing triangle" that rules over everything you do. Its points vary, but usually included are quality, cost, ease of use, and speed of use. The general idea is that, for a given quality product, you can only have two points of the triangle. You might find something easy to do and quick, but not cheap. You might find it quick and cheap, but not easy to replicate for everyone. You might find something easy and cheap, but it takes hours to do properly."
(1) Quality - check.
(2) Cost - check.
(3) Ease of use - check.
(4) Speed of use - check.
I can actually sidestep his magic triangle. I think it comes down to a matter of preference - but I will delay my own efforts so as not to compete with the current RPG coin kickstarters, and use that time to improve design.
If you'd like to see the type of stock I'll be using for the coins - take a look at this video I made for Soloman Temple Squares - the tokens are 0.5" and an example of what I'll be using for the smallest coins.
Soloman Temple Squares: Token vs Coin Sample
09-04-2016, 10:50 PM
Hello - my campaign is going ahead, but with a slight alteration in angle. Instead of just offering custom coins or coins - I will be supplying ALL the templates/stamps/textures and instructions a person needs to put together their OWN RPG coins and print them off at home or through a selected manufacturer as a complete digital kit.
I will be Launching the campaign soon.