Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

PAX South 2019 Challenge Coin - Vote on Coin Aspects!

RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
edited October 5 in PAX South
October 5th Edit:

Vote on aspects of the coin here!

https://goo.gl/forms/byh4ZUaanTtygU1A2

Vote if the edge will be smooth or ribbed, if we'll have a regular coin, colour coin or both, and what finish we want the coin to be.

Last year, the regular and colour coins were different colours. If you would like to do that, please pick your top two finishes

We'll have this poll up until October 12th!


Hello everyone! I heard through the grape vine that people were asking about the challenge coin. It's a little early, but better early than late!!

For those who do not know about the PAX Challenge Coin tradition, you can check it out here: http://wiki.paxcommunity.net/paxwiki/PAX_Challenge_Coin

Last year's coin was pretty awesome, the colour version and the regular version were different types of metal (Antique Silver & Gold), we had, "It is dangerous to go alone! Take this." for the gaming side and the River Walk and ferry for the Location side. You can check out the coin here.

If you have any ideas for a location image or gaming image, please post them below

I am excited to create another awesome coin with this community!!


Also, please note, costs for the coins have gone up this year

"We had to bump the price per coin up a little ($2 each) to account for increasing factory production and shipping (to us) costs and also the time involved in processing and shipping each order out to your members individually."
So, regular coins will be $7 and colour coins will be $8 each

CiSEhpT.png

Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
RILMS on
orthancstoneshdwcaster

Posts

  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 25
    Looking forward to another awesome coin.

    With regard to location ideas, my initial thoughts would be Pearl Brewery, but that’s just the first thing that came to mind.

    orthancstone on
    PAX South 2018 - Jan 12-14!
    Pins!
  • BinaryTBBinaryTB Registered User regular
    Can't wait, thanks for taking care of this!

    RILMS
  • shdwcastershdwcaster West Dakota?Registered User regular
    Awesome! Not sure I have any good ideas to contribute to the design, but I'm looking forward to getting my coin this year, and giving one to Shdwcaster Jr. for his first PAX experience!

    RILMS
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    In the past, we have had people take photos in San Antonio and submit those for the coin. If anyone has some cool photos from there, you can PM me them and maybe they'll end up on the coin!!

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    Hello everyone! Haven't heard anything about a location side of the coin yet.

    I was thinking for the gaming side, we could have an extra life (1-up mushroom or something else).

    Thoughts or other suggestions for the gaming side?

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    Have we done anything in the past to pay homage to the indie presence at South?

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    edited September 12
    I'm not sure what has been done in the past. The Alamo would be the most obvious choose; The Largest Boots in Texas would be the silliest choice.
    I was thinking of La Antorcha de la Amistad ("The Torch of Friendship"), though. It is a symbol of cooperation and shared culture between Mexico and San Antonio. I feel that in today's sociopolitical climate, it is important to recognize that America is made of an amalgam of international cultures- and that we should continue to embrace those cultures. It also reflects how unique San Antonio is, rich in history and heritage. Most of us who have ventured along the Riverwalk during PAX South have surely came across the sculpture.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Antorcha_de_la_Amistad
    3bjl9khn5odi.jpg

    rickman33 on
    RILMSorthancstone
  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    ^^^Sorry; I didn't anticipate the image being that big :)

  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    shimwood wrote: »
    Have we done anything in the past to pay homage to the indie presence at South?

    I do not believe we have. Do you have an idea?

    rickman33 wrote: »
    I'm not sure what has been done in the past. The Alamo would be the most obvious choose; The Largest Boots in Texas would be the silliest choice.
    I was thinking of La Antorcha de la Amistad ("The Torch of Friendship"), though. It is a symbol of cooperation and shared culture between Mexico and San Antonio. I feel that in today's sociopolitical climate, it is important to recognize that America is made of an amalgam of international cultures- and that we should continue to embrace those cultures. It also reflects how unique San Antonio is, rich in history and heritage. Most of us who have ventured along the Riverwalk during PAX South have surely came across the sculpture.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Antorcha_de_la_Amistad

    Hmm, I like that idea. It's something that a lot of people walk past all the time and it fits in well with the spirit of PAX :)

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    Nah, nothing in mind, just trying to help come up with ideas.

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
  • MegamaxmaxMegamaxmax Registered User regular
    Perhaps something about how South(At least used to be) the tabletop of the Pax cons. Maybe a couple of rolling dice.

  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    They already thrust the blade in, no need to twist it. :(

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    Megamaxmax wrote: »
    Perhaps something about how South(At least used to be) the tabletop of the Pax cons. Maybe a couple of rolling dice.

    Hmm, in 2016, we had dice as the gaming side and I believe Unplugged is using dice for their gaming side this year...so, I don't want to be too similar

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    For the gaming side, would we want to consider VR? I suggested it last year, when it was still fairly new to market. It's kind of indicative of the current day, whether anyone consider VR a phase/fad or not. AUS did VR Dropbear, so it wouldn't be totally new to a PAX challenge coin...
    I was thinking "tabletop" for the gaming side, but gaming dice, a meeple, and Catan tiles have already been done.
    Or, something to reflect the battle royale madness in videogaming, but there's not one thing that could generally depict the genre/game mode. Maybe just Fortnite *rolls eyes*. Ooh- How about the Fortnite llama pinata? Again, this would tie in to the Mexican culture in San Antonio.7dlrn54ssvy7.png

    shdwcaster
  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    Maybe a flame/fire for the Culture side for Texas BBQ. Or delicious piles of meat! :o

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
    shdwcaster
  • MegamaxmaxMegamaxmax Registered User regular
    edited September 23
    Oh, maybe Spyro, what with the remaster and release of the Playstation Classic mini

    spyro.png

    Megamaxmax on
  • drs1172drs1172 Registered User new member
    Tower of the Americas

  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    So far I like either La Antorcha de la Amistad or Tower of the Americas as the location. I really think the Fortnite llama piñata is perfect for the gaming side - it is representative of the Fortnite/battle royale craze (and it also has that San Antonio flair).

    shdwcaster
  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One The Lord of No Pants Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    Its Pax South. Texas is associated with Cowboys. Red Dead Redemption talking about how Horse Balls shrink in the cold. I'm just saying what the tails side of the coin should be. Pure Horse Bollocks.

    RILMS
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    ulwo4xrfhys7.png

    What do people think of this? Please note, the dates will change in the offical one :)
    drs1172 wrote: »
    Tower of the Americas

    The Tower of the America's was done on the first coin :)

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
    malak85
  • malak85malak85 Registered User new member
    I have a few suggestions. I lived in San Antonio for 2 years, while going to college at UTSA, and I love the city. I know some of the generic things you see for San Antonio have already been done, like the Alamo. And understandable, these are all things that are synonymous with San Antonio. Everybody think about the Riverwalk, or the Tower of the Americas, as well. I wonder if you'd consider some other things, though.
    1. An illustration of a Roadrunner - to go along with the San Antonio theme, as the Roadrunners is the mascot of UTSA.
    2. Natural Bridge Caverns - I'm sure a pho could be found of the caves without people in it, if you'd like, or something similar to that.
    3. The city crest could also be a good illustration, possibly. I found an image of it, here:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Seal_of_San_Antonio,_Texas.png ( I believe this is accurate. I couldn't find much to refute it.)
    4. Or what about something to commemorate the fact that Lackland Air Force Base is also located in San Antonio.

    Sorry, just wanted to offer some suggestions that might also be considered.

    RILMSshimwood
  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    I'd like to see what it looks like cropped/zoomed in a bit closer so that it's mostly monument and not much else.

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    shimwood wrote: »
    I'd like to see what it looks like cropped/zoomed in a bit closer so that it's mostly monument and not much else.

    Definitely zoomed a little more so we don't see the part of the initial round border of the photo. Maybe we can see if there's a different photo of the torch that people prefer? I haven't been able to find many photos that can be cropped to a square/circle. Here's one:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxjb4XJjqWk/U9ha9c50IkI/AAAAAAAAn5g/f3X304GTYLU/s1600/rwa3-2.JPG3t433ogfmtk8.jpg

  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    Although I kind of like the more "aerial" view of the first photo.

  • rickman33rickman33 Registered User regular
    edited October 4
    Okay, so I have two versions. The second image retains the scale of the original photo; the first one is the image zoomed in a bit.

    n41dsmeekg50.png
    045oeyjpeoze.png

    rickman33 on
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    As we are talking about what to go on the coin, we can take a look at what the coin itself!

    You can follow the link (https://goo.gl/forms/byh4ZUaanTtygU1A2) and vote if the edge will be smooth or ribbed, if we'll have a regular coin, colour coin or both, and what finish we want the coin to be.

    Last year, the regular and colour coins were different colours. If you would like to do that, please pick your top two finishes

    We'll have this poll up until October 12th!

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • shimwoodshimwood Registered User regular
    I think the red would look dope on the Dyeing Black.

    South: 2 East: 0 West: 0 Aus: 0 Unplugged: 0
    RILMS
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    Today is the last day for the poll!!

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    The results are in!

    l2hvahldprgw.png

    Results for finishes were a bit more complicated, but that's about par for the course

    Black Nickel for Regular and Chrome for Colour
    Silver
    Dyeing Black
    Antique copper or bronze, or black nickel
    Antique Btonze
    antique silver, black nickel, and i know you said 2 but Dyeing black can't really decide between them.
    Dyeing Black if color; 2 Tones if regular
    Satin Silver
    Gold and antique brass
    Antique Bronze


    Black Nickle:III
    Chrome: I
    Silver: I
    Dying Black: III
    Antique Copper: I
    Antique Bronze: III
    Antique Silver: I
    Two Tones: I
    Satin Silver: I
    Gold: I
    Antique Brass: I


    Based on the above, Black Nickle, Dying Black, and Antique Bronze were mentioned the most.

    What do people think?

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
    shdwcaster
  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    Missed the vote so I don't have much of an idea on what Dying Black looks like. Hell of a name though.

    PAX South 2018 - Jan 12-14!
    Pins!
  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    black nickel and antique bronze are nice. not sure I'd want the other.

    mea5boj.pngoW9G6G8.png
  • MegamaxmaxMegamaxmax Registered User regular
    Could you post the colors again? Bronze for sure though.

  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    Here is the finishes example so we can have a better idea of what they look like :)

    wi24014a5g0v.jpg

    CiSEhpT.png

    Ask me about PAX South 2019 Challenge Coins here
Sign In or Register to comment.