All the following info can be found on the above link, but I paste it here for convenience and because Google Forms doesn't allow formatting.
Any questions please post here. I can help with form issues and general stuff, and
EDIT: Here's a pic of the actual mold, flipped so it's the right way around of course:
As you may or may not know, the US based PAXen have produced a challenge coin for quite a few years for their shows, and I'd like to get the tradition off the ground over here. See the thread for the PAX Prime 2015 Challenge Coin here
I've been talking over some preliminary details with @SkeleVader
, the user whose US based company produced this years Prime coin.
Coins would cost around $19 USD
to ship out to purchasers over here. We could probably lessen that with bulk shipping to someone in Melbourne for distribution at the show, but at most it will be $19 USD
What we need to do now:
See how many people would be interested in purchasing one of these unique show mementos? Post and say so!
Design it! I'm not from Melbourne so I need some locals to suggest a local attraction for one side, and something gaming related for the other (that's the criteria, right @SkeleVader
?). That tram sitting upright near the convention centre might be a good pick? The convention centre itself since this is the first year?
Also: I was considering if we want to alter the Latin phrase for our coin? NUMQUAM MENTULA ES (don't be a dick
, roughly) has been on every PAX challenge coin produced up to this point, but I was thinking us Aussies might want to have a crack at it? I thought it might be funny to replace "dick" with "drongo", but that's only really funny if drongo isn't translated into the Latin (which, good news, there's not word in Latin for drongo, so it wouldn't be), but the original wasn't actually a direct translation anyway.
Google tells me it would end up being "NE SIS DRONGO
Yes/No? Got a better idea? Let's here them!
Now, I've left this incredibly late, SO WE ONLY HAVE ABOUT A WEEK
to organise this if we're going to do this for this years show! So if you have anything to contribute (design ideas, suggestions, interest) now's the time to let us know.
Sorry for how haphazard this thread is right now. I just needed to get it started.
Expect frequent updates.
PICKUP & QUESTION INFO I PASTE HERE SO I CAN USE IT NEXT YEAR IGNORE PLEASE!:
So which option should you choose? Both have their pros and cons.
Pickup is the easiest, and cheaper than shipping 1 coin, but the more coins you order via the shipping method the cheaper it gets (to a point
, compare the cheat sheets above). And it can work the other way as well; if you wanted 6 coins, it's $2 USD cheaper to order via shipping than pickup.
Also if people want to form groups in this thread to bring the shipping costs down they're welcome to, but obviously you'll have to trust the person you nominate to send the payment to also send you your coins when they arrive.
And a reminder; even if you nominate to receive yours via pickup, you still have to order and pay ahead of time through this form. I won't be collecting US cash at the show. ;)
At the moment it will just be me handing them out at PAX, as I'll have to keep track of who's paid for how many etc. This may change depending on demand. I'll be staying at the Crowne Plaza just across the water from the venue, so I won't be too hard to track down. I get in Thursday night so if you'd like to get yours then it shouldn't be a problem.