PAX Unplugged dates are announced and tickets are on sale! It's time to start thinking about the 2019 challenge coin! I learned a lot last year, especially the dangers of epoxy coating dark coins. We won't repeat that mistake. I've learned even more since then, as I helped get PAX East's coin finished this year. It's linked it below if you want to check it out.
Last year's coin was finalized on having the convention center on the face, and dice on the reverse, and finished with a black nickel.
I think this year we may switch away from black nickel, as it can vary too much in darkness from year to year. Nickel will probably work well. It will be closer to 2017's color than 2018. It's got a slightly less silver finish which should allow the metal detail to show through. The lighter metal color will mean the colors pop more as well, avoiding the issue with the dark purple ring/dice. The coins are 1.75", smooth edged, and will NOT be epoxy coated. This means that the painted colors are potentially able to be scratched/worn, but I think after last year's issues with it obscuring all of the detail and making them too dark to appreciate we can agree it's worth it. None of the other PAX coins seem to be using epoxy, and I didn't intend for it last year, so it should be fine.
This year's coins from other PAX, if you're curious:
PAX Aus 2018
PAX South 2019
PAX East 2019
PAX West 2018
If you have any ideas for the new coin, please fill out the form I have made!
2019 PAX Unplugged Challenge Coin Idea & Interest form
If there's a particular picture you like of a landmark or something for the game side, please feel free to post it! Saves me from trying to find as many suitable ones when it's time for mockups.
Ideas unused from last year:
(please still submit these if you like them using the form so I can see how much interest there is for the different designs!)
We wouldn't need to necessarily stick to any official rotation, but we've done board games (Catan 2017) and RPGs (dice set 2018) so far.
We're aiming to get the design finalized by Sept 21st, so we've got some time, but the more ideas we can bounce around, the better!