Note: Not Official Penny Arcade Merchandise, this is entirely a community driven project.
Follow this link to order coins!http://phoenixchallengecoins.com/shop/pax-east-2015-challenge-coins-phoenix-challenge-coins/
Orders close the night of March 8th.
The coins will probably arrive after PAX East if you've not already placed your order.What's this then?It's the Pax East 2015 Challenge Coin Thread, obviously!You're a Goose. Can I just get some details about Challenge Coins and the history behind PAX having them?Oh, that makes more sense Have Details!Can I vote on the design or submit my own?Next time I'm afraid, we're well beyond that step now. This year was more about racing the deadline and just making sure nobody actively hated it.When can I order some?
Right Now! up until the last day of PAX East (March 8th)I've never heard of you, why are you in charge of this?Because Raughn had to bow out from handling it, and asked for a volunteers to take over, and I was the only one dumb enough to stick up my hand.Why would you do that?Because it's going to be my first PAX and I wanted a Coin, and A Tankard, and A Badge, and all the other awesome community made things!
Pictures of a coin from the initial run!
Picture of the Samples behind the spoiler. (bigger pictures!)
Current Coin Count: 284
The Interest/Signup sheet, no longer required, but I'm going to keep it around, as it's a nice list of names of folk who are interested in the coin, and might want a chance to get in on the ground floor with votes and suggestions for next years coin.
- 1.75", as per tradition
- Silver, as per tradition.
- Smooth Edges, as per tradition.
- $8 each.
The various iterations of the design.
(Partial) List of People who Donated to help cover the Die Costs.@Starlyss@Le_Goat@Raughn@vttym@Thunderous_T@caerulean_blue@flashe@ltgrunt@TopherRocks@mindflare77@Commander Cain@Karoneth@gigabrain
PM Me with your first name and donation amount if you donated and aren't on the list. (Yes, GoFundMe gave me names.)
I was last year's project lead for the Challenge Coin, and while I would ordinarily be glad to run the project again regardless of my attendance, I am afraid I'm knee deep in "life events" and can't promise the same commitment this year.
However, I'm glad to answer any questions to help the project along, plus we have some excess money from last year that I can put toward the casting.
I'll flesh this OP out more later today, but for now...
1.) Show interest! A healthy number of people need to be on-board to make something like this happen without it being cost-prohibitive.
2.) Brainstorm on a design. I can't imagine you have more than a couple weeks to finalize one.
3.) Get a project lead. Maybe it's YOU!
4.) Reference last year's thread. It should be helpful in a lot of ways. I'm guessing we had some design ideas that didn't quite make it that could get traction this year.
Thanks to @SkeleVader for reminding me about this. I really did mean to post this sooner (aaaaaah so much happening).
While I'm not able to take a lead on this, I can't wait to get into the design this year.
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Per the rotation, it is time for East to have a coin that represents the PC gaming master race.
PAX East 2019!
Badges [X] Hotel [X] Time off request [X]
Contact: Eric - [email protected]
After reviewing last year's e-mails and posts, I'd advise:
- Reach out to Eric ASAP to get casting/order deadlines for the coin to ship from Phoenix on 2/16/15
- Eric will likely need an order estimate soon, so start a Google form for forumer commitments ASAP
- Discuss and finalize a design by 12/10/14, submit to vendor
- Brief review/revision process built around Eric's deadlines
- It's likely that at least $270 will be due before minting begins
- Best if project lead fronts money, then uses gofundme to recoup funds through forum donations
- Phoenix will open a form for orders based on Eric's deadlines
I have $59.29 from last year's overage that I will submit through donation.
If you need help with quick design ideas, I believe Fenway Park and the BCEC had a lot of support as the landmarks last year. @lauren42 is a master at fitting great landmark angles into the coin template.
In the interest of time, I'd advise keeping tradition by representing PC, and settle on a simple, elegant design.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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I'd be down for 7 this year.
I like the Fenway and BCEC ideas. I like Fenway more, but since it's the fifth year for BCEC, that would totally work too. Maybe some sort of "5th year" thing on it? Unless that would look dumb...
And since I don't see a Google Doc for Interest/signups,
I made a very bad one.
And after mentioning it to him @Mvrck threw this together in about 5 minutes.
I also like the thought of the BCEC on the other side.
Does anyone know what kind of final design file they want? Should it be a 3d obj or fbx, or do they just take a layed PSD or AI file and extrapolate things?
@Mvrck thanks for a throwing something together to get the creative juices flowing for the forum!
Maybe add a V (for five years) in the middle screen "PAX" and "East" on the others one or some type of concept where the computer screen space sare unitized. Then again PAX V East would look weird, maybe just V....dunno I leave this to the pros
I'll hammer out the monitor setup tomorrow during the day/evening.
Spreadsheet is HERE
Which was the biggest hurdle to even considering the foolish thing I'm about to do.
With a suggested date of Wednesday to get things to PCC, if nobody else steps forward by Monday night, I'm willing to throw myself under the bus labelled "project lead" despite honestly believing myself to be a poor choice for the role.
If you're not interested in taking on the role, start brainstorming/mocking up images for the PC gaming side of the coin, you have a picture right there, take a few minutes in paint or photoshop, it doesn't need to be pretty, but it'll give people something to vote and comment on, since apparently everyone loves voting on things!
God I hope everything doesn't fall apart if I do end up taking the lead on this.
Edit: I may be overstating my reluctance a little bit.
I also have a lurker friend who buys 2 each year
I'll email Eric and get this ball rolling, please bear with me as this is likely to be a bumpy ride.
@Raughn Would you be interested in keeping the OP up to date, or should I check with the mods about a replacement thread?
@flashe @mindflare77 @jdixon1972 you have all offered to help out, I'll need the occasional kick in the butt to keep me focused on the task at hand if I get distracted by such petty things as "Christmas" and "Video Games".
@gigabrain When you said you wanted to get in on the design, did you mean throwing out ideas, or working on possible art? Actually, it doesn't matter, toss us whatever you've got!
Coin details so far.
I might have front and back mixed up.. but it's a coin, I don't think it matters which I refer to as the front or back.
Please, feel free to disagree with any of the points listed above IF you have an alternative to offer.
We currently have interest in around 61 coins, I imagine this number will grow in the next few weeks.
*I would have LOVED Duck Hunt to be on the coin I was in charge of, if it was the correct year, I have a Captain N costume!
@Raughn has ~ $59(left over from last year) that he said he'll donate once the donation site is setup. As such I'm recommending that we get a few coins for him (add him to the g doc list). Yes I know Raughn won't be able to make it to this particular PAX due to lyfe and what not. @Raughn let us know if you'll be ok with this...don't you want a coin you started a thread for?
BCEC (Side with signboard, could be good to put a generic "PAX" on the board, since this is something of an icon for the spot, IMHO):
For the PC side, I had thoughts of both the view of a PC gamer's desk, and also of the BYOC area:
PC Desk 1 (Multi monitor):
PC Desk 2 (Single monitor):
I'd personally like to see headphones added to both Desk shots, but that's just opinion.
Again, if we're beyond this phase, then just enjoy the pretty pictures.
as for the gaming side, i'm not a PC gamer myself so I don't have especially strong feelings, but it seems like showing just one screen would allow for other details like headphones, or a clearer image ON the screen, without things getting too cluttered.
Along those lines, are we sticking with the 1.75 inch coins?
With it being the 5th year of PAX East at the BCEC can we incorporate something about that onto that side of the coin? Perhaps a roman numeral V?
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