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[PAX East 2019 Challenge Coin] And so, it begins once more.

SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
What's this then?
It's the Pax East 2019 Challenge Coin Thread!
Here's a bit of history about the PAX Challenge Coins

When can I order some?
Some point between Late January and Early March most likely.

Coin details.
1.75", as is tradition
Silver/Nickel, as is tradition.
Smooth Edges, as is tradition.
Theme: Let's figure this out together!

Please feel free to suggest landmarks, as well as ideas for the gaming side of the coin.

Questions are welcome as well.

Le_GoatScoJoMoMephistoN7TopherRocksnsane

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  • Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    SutibunRi wrote: »
    Questions are welcome as well.
    Is there a taste to the caulk?

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
  • Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    I cannot remember the gaming pattern. Since board games was last year (Scrabble), is it handheld or console this year?

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
  • ScoJoMoScoJoMo Registered User regular
    For landmarks, I don't think we've had the Hatch Shell, the old state house, Faneuil Hall (with Samuel Adams statue included), or the Aquarium. I could be mistaken though. As far as gaming.... Based on how streaming has blown up, maybe something along those lines? Although, I have no idea what that would look like.

  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    ScoJoMo wrote: »
    For landmarks, I don't think we've had the Hatch Shell, the old state house, Faneuil Hall (with Samuel Adams statue included), or the Aquarium. I could be mistaken though. As far as gaming.... Based on how streaming has blown up, maybe something along those lines? Although, I have no idea what that would look like.

    I believe Aquarium was one of the finalists last year until the T-Rex barged in at the last minute and killed the two raptors.

    Wait....

    In any case, I'm down for the Aquarium or Faneuil Hall. As for the gaming side, my mind gravitates towards things like Tetris and Battleship but I don't know off hand all the ones that have been done before.

    Or the PC killer app Minesweeper. :D

  • jdixon1972jdixon1972 Registered User regular
    I don't have every year's coins either. Can someone post what's been on all of them over the years? Then I wont through out an idea that has already been done, hehe.

    jdixon1972

  • XenigmaXenigma Registered User regular
    Regarding monuments, I like the idea of Faneuil Hall, the Aquarium, and the Old State House as candidates since that area isn't far from the BCEC and, by extension, plays host to PAX parties and the like.

    Looking through the Wiki page, I don't actually see a Tetris one yet, so that seems a strong possibility. Only real problem off the top of my head is that it might be considered too similar to last year's Scrabble by virtue of being a bunch of squares.

    TopherRocks
  • iltailta Registered User regular
    for what it's worth, 2019 is the 35th anniversary of tetris, which is pretty cool. also the 35th aniversary of the apple macintosh

  • ScoJoMoScoJoMo Registered User regular
    ilta wrote: »
    for what it's worth, 2019 is the 35th anniversary of tetris, which is pretty cool. also the 35th aniversary of the apple macintosh

    How about Tetris being played on a Macintosh?

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Le_Goat wrote: »
    SutibunRi wrote: »
    Questions are welcome as well.
    Is there a taste to the caulk?
    I'm pretty sure it tastes like the souls of the damned, but y'know, I can't actually verify that.

    @jdixon1972
    If you look at the link on the 3rd line of the OP, or right here you can see all the coins that have been done for every PAX, up to East 2018. :biggrin:

    I still hope one day the Swan Boats will win the landmark side.

    Le_Goat
  • iltailta Registered User regular
    ScoJoMo wrote: »
    ilta wrote: »
    for what it's worth, 2019 is the 35th anniversary of tetris, which is pretty cool. also the 35th aniversary of the apple macintosh

    How about Tetris being played on a Macintosh?

    According to Wikipedia, Tetris came out for the Apple II in 1988, so 2019 would be the 31st anniversary!

  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    Xenigma wrote: »
    Looking through the Wiki page, I don't actually see a Tetris one yet, so that seems a strong possibility. Only real problem off the top of my head is that it might be considered too similar to last year's Scrabble by virtue of being a bunch of squares.

    I can see that comparison, especially on the silver coins. But I think if it's a zoomed out grid with various blocks it could help differentiate itself just enough. Especially on the colored coins if the NES scheme is used. Although, if we do go the handheld route, that monochrome GB color palette would be interesting.

    And I'm also down with the Old State House as a landmark idea. But one of these years we need to do @SutibunRi a service and get those ducks their time in the limelight.

  • SolanalesSolanales CMYKMatter Registered User regular
    The 40th anniversary of Asteroids is coming up as well. Might be a cool game idea for this year. I could see maybe having the space ship in the middle surrounded by P, A, and X shaped asteroids like they do with the PAX on the hoodies. Maybe even have one of them getting partially blown up. Here's a mockup:

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  • Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    Astroids is a fantastic idea. I wasted so many hours on that game.

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
  • iltailta Registered User regular
    Just to put a pin this idea, but as long as we're talking milestones, 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of Pong, which is to say the 50th anniversary of video games in general.

  • MephistoN7MephistoN7 Registered User regular
    ilta wrote: »
    Just to put a pin this idea, but as long as we're talking milestones, 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of Pong, which is to say the 50th anniversary of video games in general.

    Computer Space takes offense to that statement, but since Pong looks better on a coin it will allow it. :)

    ilta
  • iltailta Registered User regular
    Ha, fair! I hadn't actually heard of Computer Space and just took it as a given that Pong was the first video game, since that's what most popular histories remember, but you're totally right, Pong was merely the first COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL game. Sorry, Computer Space. I won't forget you again!

    MephistoN7
  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    that asteroids design is rad

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  • Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    I just realized that the mockup looks like it says PAX, which is obviously intentional. Love the hellz out of it.

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
    Solanales
  • SolanalesSolanales CMYKMatter Registered User regular
    Le_Goat wrote: »
    I just realized that the mockup looks like it says PAX, which is obviously intentional. Love the hellz out of it.

    Yep that was the intent =) Glad it came across!


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