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2017 PAX Unplugged Inaugural Challenge Coin Thread

robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
edited September 8 in PAX Unplugged
Hey everyone! I thought I would try to kick off this discussion and if needed I will spearhead organizing manufacturing, payments and shipping. I'm certainly not a PAX veteran and I only have one PAX East challenge coin from this year, but @SutibunRI made the discussion and fulfillment so enjoyable that I thought that I should try to give back to this amazing community.

I will update this top post with polls, any designs we come up with for the front and back, ordering information and of course the final product. First, if you are not familiar with challenge coins then I highly recommend this PAX Challenge Coin Wiki and the challenge coin discussions on other forums for other PAX events. I included some recent examples below and some of my favorites. The designs generally have been a gaming related design on one side of the coin and a landmark/city related design on the reverse side.

In addition to the design we should also discuss
Size? Traditionally it is 1.75"
Finish? (Gold, Bronze, Silver, something else?)
Edge? (Reeded, smooth, or perhaps some text on the edge?)
Color? (We can have color on one or both sides if we choose to)

Okay, this is all cool, but when can I order them? It will be awhile right now. Once we nail down the design we will be talking with Kiddercorp, but we need to move quickly in order to receive the coins by 11/17 for PAX Unplugged.

Price? Below, are the prices of the coins that I bought for PAX East this year. Of course this is totally subject to change at this point. Don't worry, it will be very clear once we are ready to begin the ordering process.
Regular Coins $5
Color Coins $6
US Shipping is $3 for 1-3 Coins, $4 for 4-6, and $6 for 7+ Coins.
International Shipping is $15 USD for 1-6 coins, and $31 for 7+ Coins.

Landmark side:

Liberty Bell options
Liberty Bell 1
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Liberty Bell 1H
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Liberty Bell 2
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Liberty Bell 3
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Liberty Bell 4
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Independence Hall options
Independence Hall 1
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Independence Hall 2
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Independence Hall 3
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Independence Hall 3H
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Independence Hall 4H
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Rocky options
Rocky 1
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Rocky 2
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Rocky 3
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Rocky 3H
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Rocky 4
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Skyline options
Skyline 1
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Skyline 2
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Skyline 3
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Skyline 3H
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Gaming side:

Agricola options
Agricola 1
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Agricola 2
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Agricola 2H
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Settlers of Catan options
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Settlers of Catan 1H
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Settlers of Catan 2
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Settlers of Catan 3
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Settlers of Catan 3H
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Settlers of Catan 4
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Dungeons and Dragons options
Dungeons and Dragons 1
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Dungeons and Dragons 2
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Flashpoint
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Flashpoint 1H
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Pandemic
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Pandemic 1H
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Past PAX coins


PAX East 2017
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PAX South 2017
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PAX Aus 2016

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PAX East 2016

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PAX South 2016

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PAX West 2016

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PAX East 2013
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PAX East 2014
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PAX Prime 2013
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PAX Prime 2012
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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Ideas for Philly side:

    Liberty Bell
    Rocky Statue
    Skyline

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    I just want to get the brainstorming juices flowing, but here are some suggestions for the gaming side.

    a bunch of different sided dice with a huge D20
    combination of meeple, dice, pawn and playing cards
    Keep it really simple with the PAX Unplugged logo
    D&D miniatures
    Magic the Gathering/Pokemon/other card based games
    Monopoly themed
    Scrabble
    Risk
    Chess
    Checkers
    Definitely no shortage of classic games we can hone in on Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Monopoly
    Perhaps something modern like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride?

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I wanted to suggest having the coin double as a life counter by having a ring of numbers, but the pacman ring and year/location/event rings on the coins basically take up the space that would need, and don't leave a large enough gap to add numbering unless you were to drastically shrink the available main image space.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    SutibunRi wrote: »
    I wanted to suggest having the coin double as a life counter by having a ring of numbers, but the pacman ring and year/location/event rings on the coins basically take up the space that would need, and don't leave a large enough gap to add numbering unless you were to drastically shrink the available main image space.

    That would be so cool! I love the idea of making the challenge coin and actual usable game component. I'm going to be chewing on that for awhile.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    What about making the coin look like a pog slammer? I like the idea of making the gaming side look like a gaming component, but a life counter probably requires more room than we have. I wonder if the pog slammer side would still look like a pog slammer if it had the pacman border around it, but I figured it would make for good discussion at least.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    Playing around with some pictures of the options we've discussed. Let me know what you think.

    Liberty Bell
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    Rocky Statue
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    Skyline
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    Monopoly
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    Life counter
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    Pog
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  • EchoZeroEchoZero Registered User regular
    edited August 19
    Size should stay consistent with the other coins. I dont personally care if the edges are smooth or reeded. I do like having a color and non color coin though. As far as material though, being a bit selfish I'd prefer something different from East. Looking at the coins from everything else though I am not entirely sure what we could use to keep it different unless maybe a copper color?

    I like the liberty bell for the front design. The back design I do like the idea of dice in particular a d20 or the life counter idea. As noted by @SutibunRi the life counter probably wouldn't be feasible with what we already have there. (Unless we have a design pro that can figure it out).

    Random thought can we do a design on the edges? Perhaps we could move the welcome home ring to the edge of the coin and turn the back into the life counter that way?

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    EchoZero wrote: »
    Size should stay consistent with the other coins. I dont personally care if the edges are smooth or reeded. I do like having a color and non color coin though. As far as material though, being a bit selfish I'd prefer something different from East. Looking at the coins from everything else though I am not entirely sure what we could use to keep it different unless maybe a copper color?

    I like the liberty bell for the front design. The back design I do like the idea of dice in particular a d20 or the life counter idea. As noted by @SutibunRi the life counter probably wouldn't be feasible with what we already have there. (Unless we have a design pro that can figure it out).

    Random thought can we do a design on the edges? Perhaps we could move the welcome home ring to the edge of the coin and turn the back into the life counter that way?

    Yeah I'm really interested in a design on the edges if it can be done. We'll have to check with kiddercorp, but to keep things to timeline we might have to go without. I like having the welcome home ring there if we are able to do it.

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    I got this from Kiddercorp some time ago. I'm not sure if they still do all of the finishes, but you can always ask :)

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited August 21
    Definitely like the first Liberty Bell picture more than Rocky or Skyline.
    Independence Hall is another option
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    Though they've ruined the look since it now has two high-rise buildings behind it.

    If a life counter was somehow integrated, how would it indicate the current value? It would need a moving part wouldn't it?

    I think silver looks the best, when combined with coloring, but the antique options look classy as well for the uncolored, so I guess I like either of those options. I'm not super picky.

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  • ChimneyImpChimneyImp Shifty Eyes BostonRegistered User regular
    I'm so in if this happens. My preference would be for silver - it's classy.

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  • iltailta Registered User regular
    I actually like Antique Bronze for the finish, it feels "right" for board game components.

    I'm a fan of liberty bell or independence hall. either seems like the most fitting choice for the inaugural pax in phillie.

    For the back, Monopoly is out because of IP (and is a terrible game), as is Scrabble. Traditionally, the coins have avoided using official PA or PAX logos so as to not be thought of as "official". South did a pile of dice in 2016 and prime '13 did a meeple. So I'd like to see something a little further afield. A reference to Catan could work nicely, since in many ways it's the one game most responsible for the current board game renaissance in the US that has brought us to this point. The various pieces are sufficiently generic that we should be able to use them without infringing.

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  • ltgruntltgrunt Registered User regular
    ilta wrote: »
    I actually like Antique Bronze for the finish, it feels "right" for board game components.

    I'm a fan of liberty bell or independence hall. either seems like the most fitting choice for the inaugural pax in phillie.

    For the back, Monopoly is out because of IP (and is a terrible game), as is Scrabble. Traditionally, the coins have avoided using official PA or PAX logos so as to not be thought of as "official". South did a pile of dice in 2016 and prime '13 did a meeple. So I'd like to see something a little further afield. A reference to Catan could work nicely, since in many ways it's the one game most responsible for the current board game renaissance in the US that has brought us to this point. The various pieces are sufficiently generic that we should be able to use them without infringing.

    I also like the antique bronze finish, and the Liberty Bell would be my pick for the Philly side of the coin.

    What kind of Catan reference were you thinking? When I read your post the first thing that popped into my head was a couple of hex shapes next to each other, with a sheep on one and a piece of wood on the other. Too simple? Way off?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Since it's "unplugged", what if the image was an uplugged cord?
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    Or, going with the Catan idea, hex shapes viewed at an angle, with a meeple or pawn on it and a D6?

    How are these coin designs usually submitted?

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  • iltailta Registered User regular
    edited September 1
    ltgrunt wrote: »
    ilta wrote: »
    I actually like Antique Bronze for the finish, it feels "right" for board game components.

    I'm a fan of liberty bell or independence hall. either seems like the most fitting choice for the inaugural pax in phillie.

    For the back, Monopoly is out because of IP (and is a terrible game), as is Scrabble. Traditionally, the coins have avoided using official PA or PAX logos so as to not be thought of as "official". South did a pile of dice in 2016 and prime '13 did a meeple. So I'd like to see something a little further afield. A reference to Catan could work nicely, since in many ways it's the one game most responsible for the current board game renaissance in the US that has brought us to this point. The various pieces are sufficiently generic that we should be able to use them without infringing.

    I also like the antique bronze finish, and the Liberty Bell would be my pick for the Philly side of the coin.

    What kind of Catan reference were you thinking? When I read your post the first thing that popped into my head was a couple of hex shapes next to each other, with a sheep on one and a piece of wood on the other. Too simple? Way off?

    Oh, I totally meant to include a link but then forgot. I think yours sounds cool. Possibly piles of all of the resources on a hex? Or on five hexes? Or the settlement/city/road pieces.

    Some images to give a sense of what I mean. I wish I had time to mock up a coin but I'm totally swamped from now through October so all I can do is toss ideas from the back of the class.

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    ETA: some of the images I'm linking to aren't showing up. Here are direct links.

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    https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/50008/screenshots/1828250/catanicons.jpg

    https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/623722/screenshots/1902780/settlers-of-catan-icons.png

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Mocked this up in a few spare minutes. Had the idea about maybe doing a game room image on the back side? I think most table game players are quite familiar with the image of an Ikea KALLAX shelf wall and a gaming table.

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    I know a lot of us are board gamers but I thought a cool design might be something like a hooded figure behind a book referencing a DM and dice in the foreground. I'm not sure I've seen anything like that before, although tabletop game pieces come up a bit in the other coins. This came up in a google search and kind of gets at the feel.
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    Alternatively, what about using each year to chronicle the Spiel winner, or something that's overall very hot. I guess that could be contentious.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I love that art, but I don't know how well it would fit in a circle. :(

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    Well not that specific one. It is just kind of in the vein. Do we know art people? How do we normally get art on these suckers?

    I have also found this art.
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    That's kind of closer to the posing and angle I had in mind, if done in the art style of the last one.

    Maybe we could represent something else. A person buying a new game while they have games still shrinkwrapped at home. Someone waiting by the mail for a kickstarter as pages fall off the calendar. A player trying to decide on a move while the players around him fall asleep. Is there a way to capture the joy of punching cardboard out?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2
    OK, so how about some of these?

    It looks like, from the coin manufacturer site you can upload an image and they handle how it is converted? I'm not familiar with the process, so perhaps someone who has done it before can chime in.
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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    When the community desides on what they would like on the coin, the organizer gets in contact with Kiddercorp, sends them what we'd like on the coin, as well as a mock-up (if made) and Kiddercorp figures out how it goes together (if it can)

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    Out of those arcsyn I like the top one, although I'm not the biggest pandemic fan. We could just take some pictures of games being set up/played like that and vote or something. I'd be a bigger fan of a deeper cut but I'm sure to most people pandemic is already a pretty deep cut.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Out of those arcsyn I like the top one, although I'm not the biggest pandemic fan. We could just take some pictures of games being set up/played like that and vote or something. I'd be a bigger fan of a deeper cut but I'm sure to most people pandemic is already a pretty deep cut.

    As far as something more niche or less well known?

    Could do Flash Point or Mechs vs Minions or Fief that have interesting models or standees.

    Or do Kingdom Builder or Quantum or Catan that have more colorful pieces.

    If you're lurking this thread, speak up if you have an opinion. I'm not trying to take over, but just trying to keep things moving. Not sure what the turn around time is on something like this. It'd be nice to have at Unplugged.

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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    What about something like a bunch of Agricola meeples. The animals and vegetables or whatnot? I think a dry iconic eurogame about farming is perfect.
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    Although something like this is kind of more amusing to me.
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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    Guys, wow this really took off. I'm glad we got some interesting conversations in here. I'll mock up some coins today and update the top post. Then I'll get a poll set up so we can start voting on this stuff. It seems like the liberty bell is the favorite, but I'll give us some options. Once we choose what we want we can play around with the image, colors, finish, positioning, embossing etc. if we can get this process done by the end of the week that puts us in a great position.

    At that point, I'll send what we have to kiddercorp, get their thoughts on it and get back to all of you. If all goes well we will start the ordering process. We're in good shape for the timeline. Check back here as often as you'd like today because I'm going to post the mock ups as they are finished. Feel free to discuss. "Hate it" "Love it" etc.

    As far as the discussions go, I think the Catan pieces are really interesting. Also, I really love the idea of D&D artwork if we could make it work. The Catan and Pandemic ideas are cool. I'll see how it looks on the coin. The unplugged cord is hilarious. Simple. The assorted pieces are cool, but I think we ruled it out since someone else did it at a previous PAX. Not that we couldn't do something another PAX has done, but for the inaugural PAX I think we need to come up with something fresh. Alright, getting to work right now.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    edited September 7
    Check these out. I did a little plug and play first. I need to fix the outer ring for PAX Unplugged, but this should give us an idea of what the images will look like on the coins.

    Liberty Bell 1
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    Liberty Bell 2
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    Independence Hall 1
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    Independence Hall 2
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    Independence Hall 3
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    Rocky 1
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    Rocky 2
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    Rocky 3
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    Rocky 4
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    Skyline 1
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    Skyline 2
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    Skyline 3
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  • ChaosHatChaosHat Registered User regular
    My vote would be Liberty Bell 2, Independence Hall or Skylines 1 or 3 out of those.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    edited September 7
    This is what I have so far for the gaming side. Let me know if you want to see other options and I can throw together some quick updates.

    Agricola 1
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    Agricola 2
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    Settlers of Catan 1
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    Settlers of Catan 2
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    Settlers of Catan 3
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    Settlers of Catan 4
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    Dungeons and Dragons 1
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    Dungeons and Dragons 2
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    Flashpoint
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    Pandemic
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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    My vote would be Liberty Bell 2, Independence Hall or Skylines 1 or 3 out of those.

    Definitely not the totality of options that we have so if you have other thoughts I can quickly update anything. I just want to get some discussions going around what options we like or if we want different options. Once we nailed down some popular ones we'll vote.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    We needed a font change because putting PAX Unplugged and Philadelphia, PA Nov 17-19 was too much text for our border to handle. It was already at 10pt too, so any smaller and we might have issues. Let me know what you think. Traditionally it looks like everyone had used serif fonts, so I just chose another with tighter letter spacing.

    Landmark side border
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    Gaming side border
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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    robirex wrote: »
    We needed a font change because putting PAX Unplugged and Philadelphia, PA Nov 17-19 was too much text for our border to handle. It was already at 10pt too, so any smaller and we might have issues. Let me know what you think. Traditionally it looks like everyone had used serif fonts, so I just chose another with tighter letter spacing.

    Kiddercorp can help with the rings. There are also some coins where the date is part of the artwork :)

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    RILMS wrote: »
    robirex wrote: »
    We needed a font change because putting PAX Unplugged and Philadelphia, PA Nov 17-19 was too much text for our border to handle. It was already at 10pt too, so any smaller and we might have issues. Let me know what you think. Traditionally it looks like everyone had used serif fonts, so I just chose another with tighter letter spacing.
    Kiddercorp can help with the rings. There are also some coins where the date is part of the artwork :)

    Great point. Looking at the past coins that I put in the OP, you can see that sometimes we have looked past the border design and incorporated the dates into the coin. I might play around with that on some of the images. Also, I think it would be cool to find a tabletop version of the pacman border if we decide to go that route. Nothing is as perfect as the pacman border lol but maybe we can find a really cool tabletop version.


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  • iltailta Registered User regular
    I like Liberty Bell best, though Rocky's back (#3) is a nice shot that would work very well on a coin.

    If we went with Liberty Bell, I'd want a zoom level between examples 2 and 3 -- enough to see the full shape of the cross bar and the bell corners, but not so much that the bell feels lost in empty space, as it does on 3. Remember that the background won't be part of the design, so the bell has to hold the attention itself.

    Similarly, if we went with Independence Hall, I think we'd want to find a good square-on image (the image used in the mockup is a bit keystoned, since it was taken from gound level), and definitely we'd want no buildings in the background, so providing a cleaner image might be necessary. Try this one:

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    By the way, both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall have been featured on US Currency before, coincidentally both on the half-dollar. That makes me a little less interested in using them, but maybe others are cool with sharing our subject with various past actual coins. Obviously the approach is unimpeachable from a design perspective (though a bit text-y for my tastes).

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    For the back, I prefer a more square-on, representative shot rather than a "photographic" "perspective" shot. I think it just works better on a coin that you hold in your hand. So I'd go for the Settlers 3, but it would need to be redone so that it wasn't just a printing of some guy's existing art (that particular art is very specific and stylized, and I don't think it would work well on a coin). I'm sure we could make that happen.




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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    Going the non-photo route. How are these?

    Independence Hall 2
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    Liberty Bell 4
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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited September 5
    I like liberty bell 2 or Independence hall 1, but without the background buildings.

    Rocky 3 and skyline 3 would be my alternates for maybe future years.

    Pandemic might look best on a coin. I like Agricola 2 and Catan 1, but they may end up unrecognizable once put in coin form.

    Dungeons and dragons 2 would be my alternate for next year.

    The Philly landmark choice may be cliche, but I feel it fits and represents the city really well and is worth it for the inaugural year.

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  • robirexrobirex BostonRegistered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I like liberty bell 2 or Independence hall 1, but without the background buildings.

    Rocky 3 and skyline 3 would be my alternates for maybe future years.

    Pandemic might look best on a coin. I like Agricola 2 and Catan 1, but they may end up unrecognizable once put in coin form.

    Dungeons and dragons 2 would be my alternate for next year.

    The Philly landmark choice may be cliche, but I feel it fits and represents the city really well and is worth it for the inaugural year.

    I'm not a graphic designer so we will need assistance from someone else on taking out any background buildings or redesigning any previous work. I tried doing this, but it just looking jagged and bad for the Catan hexes and the Independence Hall. I'll see what the coin looks like tonight with @ilta 's picture.

    I like the Pandemic and Catan options as well, but for the Catan version I'm worried whether the flat token designs themselves look game-y enough for the gaming side of the coin. Not really sure of how else we can make it work, but I think I understand the design we would like. The photo versions of the games won't look too great on a coin I don't think.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    robirex wrote: »
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I like liberty bell 2 or Independence hall 1, but without the background buildings.

    Rocky 3 and skyline 3 would be my alternates for maybe future years.

    Pandemic might look best on a coin. I like Agricola 2 and Catan 1, but they may end up unrecognizable once put in coin form.

    Dungeons and dragons 2 would be my alternate for next year.

    The Philly landmark choice may be cliche, but I feel it fits and represents the city really well and is worth it for the inaugural year.

    I'm not a graphic designer so we will need assistance from someone else on taking out any background buildings or redesigning any previous work. I tried doing this, but it just looking jagged and bad for the Catan hexes and the Independence Hall. I'll see what the coin looks like tonight with @ilta 's picture.

    I like the Pandemic and Catan options as well, but for the Catan version I'm worried whether the flat token designs themselves look game-y enough for the gaming side of the coin. Not really sure of how else we can make it work, but I think I understand the design we would like. The photo versions of the games won't look too great on a coin I don't think.

    I've seen some images of Independence Hall where they've been already removed or it was shot from an angle where they aren't seen.

    I've seen them take photos of skylines for other pax coins and they look decent enough. Can't hurt to send what we like and see what they think.

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  • ChimneyImpChimneyImp Shifty Eyes BostonRegistered User regular
    The Liberty Bell is an excellent choice, it's the most iconic thing about Philly - particularly for non-natives.

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 6
    Nobody has mocked up this image yet?
    For Shame!
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    I regret nothing.
    Edit: best 2 minutes in ms paint ever.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I had to look that up. But then I did laugh.

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