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[PRIME] Challenge Coins 2011 - for real now

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edited October 2011 in PAX Archive
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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    A. Isn't it still cutting it close? Even if you do get the one month mark, USCC gotta cast, produce, and ship! - I was right you were wrong :P jkjk... but yeah.. it was cutting it really close.

    B. I WANT ONE!

    C. I WANT ONE!

    D. As for a design, is it going to be completely different? Perhaps try incorporating some shtuff from the PAX forumers logo? Oh, and bring back the awesome side texture, I didn't really like the smooth sides on the East one, the ridges along side the Prime one gave it that extra coin touch!

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  • Slipstream0Slipstream0 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    A) Yes, it is sadly cutting it close, but tis better to have a coin late, than no coin at all (in my opinion). Should still be doable though.

    B) Me too :)

    C) Still me too! :D

    D) The city scape will most likely be similar unless we come up with something else to represent Seattle besides the space needle. The other side though is totally open for suggestions.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited June 2011
    well there have been mobile games (prime 2010), and now dice/cards (east 2011).

    Maybe a detailed console controller? I think a Wavebird would be pretty great.

  • SpaceGhost2KSpaceGhost2K Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What is the cost per coin once the die has been paid for?

  • MaetrixMaetrix Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    (Pssst, second link is broken should link to here)

    I'm terribly excited about this ever since my wife came home with the 2010 coin. Perhaps use the coin to honour the roll of the Enforcer in some way? An omeganaut?

    I also found this handy list of compiled landmarks for Seattle

    How about known-past venue spots. This will be my first year, but I love collecting coins so I am really looking forward to whatever gets decided.

    Perhaps a montage of gaming devices/consoles (PC, Atari, etc)

    Just my 2¢ to get some ideas rolling...

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  • 61Ranchero61Ranchero Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Thoughts:

    1. City imagery: Pike Place market, Seattle Bridge troll
    2. Obverse: A ring of Wii, 360 and PS3 controller? (might be too much to integrate). As mentioned, tabletops been done, mobiles been done, go for console or PC.
    3. Love pacman, but how about something new? Mario chasing barrels with his hammer?

  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I got something that represents Seattle, and presumably PAX, if the main theatre is where it rumored to be.

    9ZVAr.jpg

    And the Convention Center is right behind it. I'm sure I could get a picture with the Seattle skyline, the WSTCC, and the Paramount. Hell, we could even get something on the marquee of the Paramount for some extra detail. No matter, sign me up for a 2011 coin.


    Waaiiiit. Shadowrun takes place in Seattle. Could we do a post-apoc seattle? Like this http://i.imgur.com/Quj84.jpg Or this gem from the Fallout MMO, http://i.imgur.com/kOXuY.jpg. That would be pretty boss. I like the idea of post-apoc Seattle, although we may want to save that for PAX 2012.
    As for the obverse? Possibly an old Atari or NES? Colieco Vision? The ever hated Virtual Boy?
    OOOH!
    Twin Zappers crossed like swords over a NES shield with a Track and Field mat with alternating Power Gloves, controllers, and ROB 64s to make it look like a coat of arms? Maybe just the crossed Zappers and NES shield?


    So it's not quite roof access, it's a few feet below in the penthouse. Either way, it's gonna be a hell of a shot if all works to plan. I'm gonna be there on Friday, and I'm gonna try to get a shot from the condos next door, Olive 8, just to complete the vertical. That's gonna be the hard part.

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  • Sgt SupermanSgt Superman Registered User
    edited June 2011
    zerzhul wrote: »
    well there have been mobile games (prime 2010), and now dice/cards (east 2011).

    Maybe a detailed console controller? I think a Wavebird would be pretty great.

    I agree with the console controller idea, but since we had Nintendo represented last year I vote for Xbox.

    I think the back of the coin should be left alone though, just change the date and call it good.

    Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
  • qwhackerqwhacker Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Kilo147 wrote: »
    Twin Zappers crossed like swords over a NES shield with a Track and Field mat with alternating Power Gloves, controllers, and ROB 64s to make it look like a coat of arms? Maybe just the crossed Zappers and NES shield?

    I like the crossed nes guns and shield. Simple is good.

  • JessperJessper Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I didn't participate in this last year (wasn't aware it existed!) but this is awesome. I'm going to be sure to be involved this year. I've been keeping my passes for the years that I've been going but a coin would be much better!

    Changing the back of the coin makes sense to me, even if it is the space needle still, but having the coins be custom for each year makes a lot of sense to me. If I manage to have multiple coins from this I would want the imagery to be different, even if the idea is the same.

  • Slipstream0Slipstream0 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What is the cost per coin once the die has been paid for?

    From what they have said, we will have a price per coin once we have a art sample.

  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    those coins look awesome!

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  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    qwhacker wrote: »
    Kilo147 wrote: »
    Twin Zappers crossed like swords over a NES shield with a Track and Field mat with alternating Power Gloves, controllers, and ROB 64s to make it look like a coat of arms? Maybe just the crossed Zappers and NES shield?

    I like the crossed nes guns and shield. Simple is good.
    Ladies and gentlemen, we found our back. Perhaps a red ring of death for the border, but make it all artsy?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited June 2011
    I wouldn't get any more complicated, I think the twin zappers and NES shield is *perfect* :P

  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Anyone want to do a mock up of the obverse? You know, the crossed Zappers with an NES as a shield side.
    My photoshop-fu is weak like button cell flashlight.

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  • MaetrixMaetrix Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sure, I'll do up a mockup..

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  • palmerpalmer Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Damn, crossed zappers is a good one.

    I was originally thinking sword and shield for the fantasy thing.
    Then laser-phaser and shield to get both fantasy and SF.

    But the Zapper. Totally iconic.

    It should be Link's shield if possible. I can't think of any other iconic shields.

    As for the pac-man chase around the outer edge, something to replace that.......

    What do people think of 8-Bit Theatre Black Mage doing a Hadoken?
    http://images.wikia.com/8bittheater/images/f/fa/HADOKEN.jpg

  • MaetrixMaetrix Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I've done up a first draft using the elements request so far - let me know what (if anything) you would like add/remove/change:
    Spoiler:

    I've got no problem redoing this as many times as people want. I'm using a 2" circumference but other sizes are avail - it just changes the final price.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited June 2011
    yeah I wouldn't worry about it not being perfect, I think papaprinny is still planning on doing the final art since he's worked with what goes well and what doesn't on the coins in the past.

    as for that, I think it's a good start but too busy for a coin. The dog and grass can probably go, just leaving something simple

  • MaetrixMaetrix Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    zerzhul wrote: »
    yeah I wouldn't worry about it not being perfect, I think papaprinny is still planning on doing the final art since he's worked with what goes well and what doesn't on the coins in the past.

    as for that, I think it's a good start but too busy for a coin. The dog and grass can probably go, just leaving something simple

    Here's with the changes suggested:
    (Included a greyscale rendition as well)
    Spoiler:

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  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Maetrix wrote: »
    Here's with the changes suggested:
    (Included a greyscale rendition as well)
    Spoiler:

    Oh yeah. That is a sexy beast. In greyscale it just looks boss. There's just a few things...

    I'm thinking lose the PAX PRIME, there is no PAX PRIME on the old coins, just the latin encircling it. or just lose the PAX PRIME, cause the latin goes well on the outside, and I think that's a theme we need to keep.

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  • afipanicafipanic Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Kilo147 wrote: »
    I think that's a theme we need to keep.

    Agreed. I'll take 12.

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  • MaetrixMaetrix Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Kilo147 wrote: »
    Maetrix wrote: »
    Here's with the changes suggested:
    (Included a greyscale rendition as well)
    Spoiler:

    Oh yeah. That is a sexy beast. In greyscale it just looks boss. There's just a few things...

    I'm thinking lose the PAX PRIME, there is no PAX PRIME on the old coins, just the latin encircling it. or just lose the PAX PRIME, cause the latin goes well on the outside, and I think that's a theme we need to keep.

    No problem - I'm cool with themes. I'll touch it up and repost it.

    Any thoughts on other features of the coin (edging, plating etc?)

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  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Maetrix wrote: »

    No problem - I'm cool with themes. I'll touch it up and repost it.

    Any thoughts on other features of the coin (edging, plating etc?)

    One with the Link shield, and one with a NES replacing the shield, latin and pac-man border intact on both. I'll get a picture of the two PAX venues this year on Friday.

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  • papaprinnypapaprinny Registered User
    edited June 2011
    I can see the Zelda shield being difficult to make out behind the zappers, and the wreaths probably wouldn't look all that great extending behind the zappers. It's a fine enough design if your aim is to enshrine the NES, but the problem is that it's a jumble of general symbols with only tangential relationships in any other context. Thing is, it isn't really PAX imagery: It's gaming imagery (says the guy who put dice and cards on the back of the East 2011 coin).
    PAX is a lot of things to a lot of people. For some people, it's not even ABOUT the videogames. They can play vidogames at home. They come for the EXPERIENCE; the novelty that is the atmosphere of PAX. The Prime 2010 coin hit the nail on the head for me: Never before PAX have I seen people hold up DSes and cell phones in a concert in place of lighters. This is a phenomenon that is unique to the nerd movement, its focal point being the PAX concerts. Therefore it was for me the ultimate symbolic representation of the PAX community while remaining simple and identifiable.
    So I'm going to take the high road and say that we will need to come up with some unique imagery that is highly evocative of the PAX experience, rather than things that compose small elements of the classic gaming lounge.

    I will pitch an idea of my own. What is one HIGHLY visible thing that PAX has that you don't see anywhere else?
    Come on. Say it with me.
    Spoiler:



    ENFORCERS.

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  • palmerpalmer Registered User
    edited June 2011
    I don't think an Enforcer would be appropriate on a coin that goes to non-Enforcers

    If you want an iconic PAX image that's not gaming specific... well, what's the OTHER thing that's highly visible at PAX?

    LINES :)

  • S2000GanS2000Gan Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I gots my coin from last year would definitely love to get one for this year

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  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    palmer wrote: »
    I don't think an Enforcer would be appropriate on a coin that goes to non-Enforcers

    If you want an iconic PAX image that's not gaming specific... well, what's the OTHER thing that's highly visible at PAX?

    LINES :)

    pictures of gabe and/or tycho?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited June 2011
    I don't think we can use any Penny Arcade imagery since this is unofficial

  • Kilo147Kilo147 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Photo taking is off for today, I feel like hell. Woke up so many times through the night that I'm just taking an off day. I'll see when we have some nice days coming up and get them then. I have lab work on Monday, so I might get it then,

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  • Kwisatz HaderachKwisatz Haderach Registered User
    edited June 2011
    The big glass hemi-cylinder over the entrance to the Convention Center is pretty iconic of the location of PAX, maybe that's the route we could consider this year instead of the city skyline? Something like this:
    Spoiler:

    Maybe it's just me, but the Pavlovian response to seeing that arch is OMGPAX :P



    Also: are there any extra 2010 coins left over in a box somewhere? Never got my hands on one last year :(

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Speaking as an Enforcer, we have to get PA permission if we want to use the [ENFORCER] iconography for non-PA things. You'd have to run this through Kristin Lindsay if you wanted to use it on the coins.

    You'd probably also want to ask Angel if you can use his sexy mug.

    Can't say I wouldn't be stoked to have an Enforcer coin, but we can probably come up with something more accessible and universal.

    Love as always, prinny.

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  • punziepunzie Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I was also going to suggest an image of the convention center instead of the city skyline. Both Prime and East are now held in architecturally and visually interesting buildings now so it's a theme that can be used on the East coin as well.

    As for something truly PAX, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the Sumos. I'm not sure how you'd make that into a clear image on a coin though.

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  • Slipstream0Slipstream0 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I would say the panels are also something special. Like 2009 assassins creed/splinter cell was a highlight for me. Anyone got anything else?

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The big glass hemi-cylinder over the entrance to the Convention Center is pretty iconic of the location of PAX, maybe that's the route we could consider this year instead of the city skyline? Something like this:
    Spoiler:

    Maybe it's just me, but the Pavlovian response to seeing that arch is OMGPAX :P



    Also: are there any extra 2010 coins left over in a box somewhere? Never got my hands on one last year :(

    I think I have an extra at home. I'll check when I get home from work next Friday and shoot you a PM if I do.

    EDIT: As funny as it would be to have lines be featured on the challenge coin, that's almost something that's only really funny to the veterans. If someone was willing to simplify the arch's design a hair (otherwise it'd be a muddled mess due to all the glass framing) it'd be a good candidate. So far for me, something iconic for PAX is how you always go expecting to do all sorts of things and end up getting HORRIBLY distracted by something awesome going on at the convention. How this could be turned into an image I have no idea.
    (curse you Steel Battallion)

  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Random thought: the street banners in the area surrounding the convention center? Specifically the "welcome home" one? That's pretty iconic for a lot of us.

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  • CadynCadyn Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Arco wrote: »
    Random thought: the street banners in the area surrounding the convention center? Specifically the "welcome home" one? That's pretty iconic for a lot of us.

    The PAX logos and banner text would have to be edited off of it to be able to use it freely for a coin. Would it still retain its iconic status then?

  • Kwisatz HaderachKwisatz Haderach Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Cadyn wrote: »
    Arco wrote: »
    Random thought: the street banners in the area surrounding the convention center? Specifically the "welcome home" one? That's pretty iconic for a lot of us.

    The PAX logos and banner text would have to be edited off of it to be able to use it freely for a coin. Would it still retain its iconic status then?

    Did a very quick and very, very dirty photoshop of one of the 2008 banners to determine this:

    Before:
    Spoiler:
    After:
    Spoiler:
    Atrocious photoshop is atrocious, yes, but it still kinda loses its pizazz without the text.

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  • CadynCadyn Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Cadyn wrote: »
    Arco wrote: »
    Random thought: the street banners in the area surrounding the convention center? Specifically the "welcome home" one? That's pretty iconic for a lot of us.

    The PAX logos and banner text would have to be edited off of it to be able to use it freely for a coin. Would it still retain its iconic status then?

    Did a very quick and very, very dirty photoshop of one of the 2008 banners to determine this:

    Before:
    Spoiler:
    After:
    Spoiler:
    Atrocious photoshop is atrocious, yes, but it still kinda loses its pizazz without the text.

    Maybe new text could be added, like the originally suggested "Welcome home." It wouldn't have the logos, but would still project the sense of community I think the coins are intended to capture.

  • ColdbrewColdbrew PAX Community DVD Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I believe the words "Welcome Home" should have a place on every coin, in some form or another. As for a design that captures PAX, it's going to be hard to top the DS-in-hand from last year.

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