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[2018 East Challenge Coin] Initial Proof Received, input requested. Page 2.

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  • XenigmaXenigma Registered User regular
    Random lurker here. Just wanted to say I'd prefer a non-color option if possible to go with all the other East coins, and of the ideas posted so far I really like Scrabble for the game side and T-Rex with a scarf for the Boston side. (I'm not sure why discussion on the latter fell off. Not Boston-y enough?)

    nsane
  • TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    I like the scrabble mockup way more than I thought I would.

    SutibunRiLe_Goat
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I won't lie, I am fully behind team Scrabble-Rex right now.

    I'll throw together the voting forms once we have more mockups, I prefer voting on things we can see.

    We still have time, so I'm in no rush to stop new ideas from coming in.

    Le_GoatLindsay LohanXenigma
  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    I really like Mockup 1, but that Scrabble mockup.... It's beautiful.

    Give me Scrabble/Aquarium or Scrabble/T-rex and I will throw money at my computer until my arm is sore.

    Also Scrabble Rex is going to be the name of my new alt in Skyrim on Switch.

    SutibunRiSepiothiltaLe_GoatXenigma
  • DrewsGFXDrewsGFX Registered User regular
    I’d also just like to weigh in on the whole ‘just having color’ thing. I personally am typically not a fan of the color coin, as I like each coin as just the metal through and through. I think it looks cleaner. I personally don’t think I’d get one if it was just the color one. I might be the minority with that opinion, but I’d like for the standard non-colored coin to be continued.

    TopherRocksXenigmansane
  • XenigmaXenigma Registered User regular
    edited January 18
    DrewsGFX wrote: »
    I’d also just like to weigh in on the whole ‘just having color’ thing. I personally am typically not a fan of the color coin, as I like each coin as just the metal through and through. I think it looks cleaner. I personally don’t think I’d get one if it was just the color one. I might be the minority with that opinion, but I’d like for the standard non-colored coin to be continued.

    I'm a bit less extreme: I'd probably get a coin even if it was only available in color because I enjoy the tradition of getting a coin each PAX (never mind that the '16 and '17 East color coins both look very good), but I'd greatly prefer one without to stay consistent with all the prior East coins going back to '11. If the numbers aren't there, so be it, but I'd like to at least see if it's plausible.

    Xenigma on
    Le_Goatnsane
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Honestly, East is probably still good for having regular and color coins, we had 3 runs last year. but both Unplugged and South ended up not selling ~30 of their minimum orders. I bought over 20 of the remaining unplugged coins to even that out a bit.
    But it's a worrying trend.

    RILMSTopherRocks
  • nsanensane That guy with the face. Registered User regular
    I've been getting these coins every year I've gone to PAX and I'd really hate to break that tradition, but my friends and I just don't like the colored versions, so I really hope it doesn't go color only.

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  • DrewsGFXDrewsGFX Registered User regular
    I know the BCEC itself has been used before back in 2015 I believe, but I always thought it was an iconic part of the city regardless, especially for PAX of course since, you know... it takes place there. Anyhow, quick little thing I threw together of a forward view of the BCEC. The older coin had a side view. Even if this gets shot down immediately, just trying to get more ideas out there.

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    RILMSParsons_Photography
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    That is exactly the image that was our starting point in 2015, before we found the image we ended up going with.

    We, as a rule, don't reuse landmarks on the coins, there are so many places and things that deserve a chance.

    iltaironysparklesRILMS
  • RenegadeTKRenegadeTK Central MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I'm 100% digging the TRex, and the Scrabble side is sort of resonating, but I think the exploding pieces feels more...right.

  • ironysparklesironysparkles Lowell, MARegistered User regular
    edited January 24
    Sorry I disappeared, haven't been feeling well! My computer deleted all my mockup progress, so that's what I'll be working on tonight. Edit to share my attempt.

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    ironysparkles on
    PAX East 2017: Seven year PAXiversary!
    RILMSMephistoN7
  • ironysparklesironysparkles Lowell, MARegistered User regular
    I always forget our color is silver when I use that template haha. Is there a blank template in the right color around somewhere?

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Hey folks, I'll be putting up a voting form and stuff tomorrow evening, so any final ideas or mock-ups need to be in by then.

  • SepiothSepioth Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    I will do a mock up of the T-Rex with a East 2018 Scarf using what I know about it anyway. I believe they are going with the Glitch theme for East like they did with with South just Red & Black.

    Obviously there are no images of the scarf so I will have to use the blanket they showed for East already.
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    I updated the Scrabble side to make the values for the word EAST say 2018.
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    Sepioth on
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  • SepiothSepioth Boston, MARegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    A few T-rex mocks..

    Original Scarf...
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    Glitch Scarf... Honestly I'm not a fan. Lots of detail is lost and sure more would be lost in creating the coin. Also my Photoshop skills (or lack there of) shows in the image. :) (Maybe the coin company can do something better?
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    Ignore the coins edges as I did not update the date on the ring for the front of coin.

    Sepioth on
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  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    Photoshop aside (listen, you did better than I ever could :biggrin: ), I prefer the original image anyways. While it's a nice thought to have him wear a genuine PAX scarf, something about sticking to the original style just fits better.

    Now all that aside, actually seeing a mockup with the T-Rex.... Sold.

    *in a Pickle Rick-esque tone* SCRABBLE REX!!

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Voting Form!

    It's two pages, as it's got a lot of pictures.

    iltaLe_Goatshdwcaster
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 3
    doublepost

    SutibunRi on
  • ironysparklesironysparkles Lowell, MARegistered User regular
    Voted! I like the t-rex!

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  • RenegadeTKRenegadeTK Central MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Vote-ted. Fingers crossed for the T-Rex!

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 9
    35 responses, and some very clear winners, I think that'll do.

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    Team Scrabble-Rex has utterly crushed the opposition (Rex 23 votes, Scrabble 20), Game-splosion Noise earned a respectable 7 votes.. everything else, on both sides earned 3 or fewer votes.

    And to settle the matter of just which Rex to use, I present to you
    Round 2

    SutibunRi on
    MephistoN7Le_Goat
  • TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    Tough call on which scarf design I liked better but I like the angle used for 1 and 4 best.

  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    PAX, uh... finds a way....

    The PAX scarf design still just doesn't do it for me, as I feel the detail will be lost in transition to the colorless landmark side. The 'Where's Waldo?' scarf feels right to me.

    But let's be honest, the fact that the PAX East coin is rocking a dinosaur is beautiful enough as is.

    SutibunRi
  • iltailta Registered User regular
    I think 5 would look best on the coin, coming towards the viewer and fitting well in that circular space without a lot of dead space. Plus, teeth.

    I also lean towards original scarf. Agree with others that it isn’t quite gelling and probably won’t read. Kudos for the effort though!

  • shdwcastershdwcaster West Dakota?Registered User regular
    My four-year-old daughter has become slightly obsessed with T-Rexes lately, to the point that she has a rather large stuffed one that she named "Chompus" who has taken one of the top three slots in her entourage of stuffed animals. I'm going have to get an extra coin just for her, because when she sees Chompus on the front of my PAX East coin, I'm never going to get it back.

    MephistoN7SutibunRiXenigmaLe_Goat
  • RenegadeTKRenegadeTK Central MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I may need to purchase a couple more coins than I initially expressed interest in. Is there a way to modify my numbers?

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    The interest form was just to give me a heads up if there was massive interest, and as a list I could @ when the order form goes live, the numbers there have no bearing on how many you can actually order.

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Results are pretty split at the moment, with 21 votes.
    I'm planning to end the voting on Wednesday so I can get the order off to Kiddercorp asap so that we'll all get our coins before East.

    Order form will probably go up next week or early the week after.

    ironysparkles
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Well, about 45 minutes until I cast my own vote and share the results.
    Right now there's a tie. So I'll be breaking that if nobody does before then.

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    And we have our winner, I decided to vote on the one that would be less work for me. :biggrin:
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    MephistoN7iltaLe_GoatstarNOstarshdwcaster
  • Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    I cannot wait to see this set in the palm of my hands. Thanks for putting this all together, @SutibunRi .

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
    ClannMorganRILMSshdwcasterMephistoN7
  • SepiothSepioth Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Here is the T-Rex side with the correct dates
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    shdwcasterMephistoN7SutibunRiLindsay LohanLe_GoatRILMS
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 16
    So.. I just remembered a thing..
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    How often is a picture of one's self riding a t-rex in context? Not nearly often enough to pass up this opportunity!

    SutibunRi on
    SepiothMephistoN7TopherRocksRILMS
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Kiddercorp is working on their version of the design now, usually takes them a few days.
    More news when I have some!

    RILMSnomisro
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 20
    I'm liking their idea to use brass metal on parts of the coin.. yes, I asked that the Rex be colored on the color coin, the scarf kinda demands it.
    The only thing I'm hesitant on is the black ring around the pac-folk
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    I want to reply to them asap, so please, tell me your thoughts folks!

    SutibunRi on
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  • ScoJoMoScoJoMo Registered User regular
    SutibunRi wrote: »
    I'm liking their idea to use brass metal on parts of the coin.. yes, I asked that the Rex be colored on the color coin, the scarf kinda demands it.
    The only thing I'm hesitant on is the black ring around the pac-folk
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    I want to reply to them asap, so please, tell me your thoughts folks!

    LOVE the black ring.

    TopherRocksshdwcaster
  • ironysparklesironysparkles Lowell, MARegistered User regular
    I also love the black ring, but kinda wish it were also on the t-rex side too for the color coin. And I am so on board with the brass as a color!

    My critique is that while I'm glad the t-rex background was cleaned up, it looks TOO bare now. All our other coins have some background in the Boston side. And since the shape of the t-rex keeps him from taking up the whole area, it's really screaming for background for me. Or maybe crop him closer to his arms to fill more space?

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    TopherRocks
  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Last years landmark had a cloud like texture on the top half, would that work? It'd be subtle, but seems like a quick fix.
    I can ask for a black ring on the Rex side too.

  • ScoJoMoScoJoMo Registered User regular
    I also love the black ring, but kinda wish it were also on the t-rex side too for the color coin. And I am so on board with the brass as a color!

    My critique is that while I'm glad the t-rex background was cleaned up, it looks TOO bare now. All our other coins have some background in the Boston side. And since the shape of the t-rex keeps him from taking up the whole area, it's really screaming for background for me. Or maybe crop him closer to his arms to fill more space?

    May be too detailed for a coin, but possibly the front of the museum building in the background and the T-rex in the foreground?

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