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PAX Unplugged 2021 Challenge Coin!

ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
edited October 2021 in PAX Unplugged
TICKETS ARE ON SALE!
https://unplugged.paxsite.com/

With the late start, we need to steamroll this process as much as possible, so I won't be holding our normal voting process or idea submission. I hope that this coin is just as wonderful as the others and you all enjoy it. I will be open to idea changes, but we won't have a lot of time to flesh them out. So here's the current plan/idea.

Landmark side:
Mutter Museum
I'm thinking the third image, with the side of the building at a slight angle with the purple banners spelling the name.

Photos
Front entrance
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Side with banners
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Angled Side with banners
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Gaming side:
Pandemic
I'm thinking something like one of these, where it's a low angle component glamour shot. I'll likely take my own picture to include one of the disease vials and maybe a card. Don't want it too busy though so it's difficult to make into a coin.

Photos
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The ring and metal I'm thinking of just sticking with 2019's style unless there's a desire for changing that.

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    jonathanflaviusjonathanflavius Registered User regular
    I'm in, when you've got it ready.

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    LilRuubLilRuub Registered User regular
    I'm in.

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    neocasterneocaster Registered User new member
    I'm in no matter what. If I have feeeback, would you prefer it in this thread or by direct message?

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    neocaster wrote: »
    I'm in no matter what. If I have feeeback, would you prefer it in this thread or by direct message?

    @neocaster In this thread is fine.

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    PaxRomanaPaxRomana Registered User new member
    I think the designs are great

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    Here's a survey for picking the gaming side of the coin. I'm hoping to get the design wrapped up this weekend and off to Kiddercorp!
    https://rebrand.ly/PAXU21Coin

    edit: rebrandly not working. Here's the long link.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfk8TNmcsgiErfaa1XqeOpuQt7CDhb2oPmVZMOBU2La6PqB8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Ok, I've got what I hope is something everyone enjoys. There were two pictures who had close rankings, and no one seemed to hate them. This one had a bit better rankings.
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    Due to the issue of fitting a rectangular object into a circular hole, I realized that only the front of the building seemed to fit into the space well. The other photos I could find just didn't work well.
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    I'm planning to send this over to Kiddercorp tonight unless there's an issue, so let me know what you think or if you spot a typo or something.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Just an update, Kidder Corp has the designs and I'm waiting for the design document back to approve or adjust as needed.

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    Ah man, With the cluster this year has been I wasn't even sure a coin would be happening but I'm so happy to see this thread alive and well!

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    Arithon32Arithon32 Member of the Pinquisition Registered User regular
    So nice to be able to go to Unplugged again, and a new coin just makes it that much better.

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    eloelo That guy over there... Smoke stack central, NJRegistered User regular
    Oooh, glad I decided to come look and see if a coin was happening this year. I'd definitely be down for one.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Production artwork is done and sent! I should have order form info soon.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    PAXU21 Challenge Coin Order Form is ready for you!
    https://forms.gle/wdWmXcxsY4yQUNZdA
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    Coins may not arrive in time this year due to current manufacturing and shipping environments, and shipping costs went up a bit but they were able to hold the per coin cost for us.

    Please follow order form instructions carefully.

    Info on UV Printing/Painting:
    Using a new process to get color onto the 3D back of the coin this year. It seemed the easiest way to translate the image and the examples looked pretty good. Here are the examples they sent me.
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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Coins may not arrive in time this year due to current manufacturing and shipping environments, and shipping costs went up a bit but they were able to hold the per coin cost for us.
    Do you have any idea if they'll make it before the end of December? I'm cool with them missing the show but I am moving on the 28th :?

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Coins may not arrive in time this year due to current manufacturing and shipping environments, and shipping costs went up a bit but they were able to hold the per coin cost for us.
    Do you have any idea if they'll make it before the end of December? I'm cool with them missing the show but I am moving on the 28th :?

    I'm pretty sure they'll go out by then. Based on past shipping time frames, I'd say they may start shipping next week. Depends on if there were any other delays or not. I haven't heard back yet so they're still at the manufacturer. I'll usually get an e-mail when they get notification that they're being sent to Kiddercorp for fulfillment.

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    bethicabethica Registered User new member
    Hello :) any update on production / shipping? TIA

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    bethica wrote: »
    Hello :) any update on production / shipping? TIA

    Just got word back from Kiddercorp!
    They have completed production and the coins have been shipped out from the production facility.

    The order is currently in transit to us here at KidderCorp from our factory.

    The coins should arrive here to our shipping office in a few days.

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    bethicabethica Registered User new member
    Yippee! Thank you for the update

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    Any chance I can change the address on mine? I'm supposed to be out of this apartment by the first. :?

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Any chance I can change the address on mine? I'm supposed to be out of this apartment by the first. :?

    Shoot me a PM and I'll update your address.

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    bethicabethica Registered User new member
    Got mine today, excellent as always! thank you!

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Coins are arriving!
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    Thank you everyone for your patience! Hopefully next year will be closer to a normal timetable.

    I'll keep ordering open for a while since these are arriving so late. Plenty available if anyone still needs to order.

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    eloelo That guy over there... Smoke stack central, NJRegistered User regular
    Just got mine today! They came out amazing :)

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    RILMSRILMS North BayRegistered User regular
    I like that the center of the coin is a different metal than the ring! Makes it stand out more :)

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    hippiecolorhippiecolor Registered User regular
    Is there no challenge coin being made for this years PAX Unplugged (2022)?

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    Is there no challenge coin being made for this years PAX Unplugged (2022)?

    I hate to say it, but between the covid gap, these forums not even being listed on the event sites for the past few years and almost all activity drying up on them, it kinda feels like the challenge coin projects are over :'(

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    Arithon32Arithon32 Member of the Pinquisition Registered User regular
    That's a shame. I loved getting coins each year for my group.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I'm sorry guys. I just haven't had the brain space to work on this. Life has been crazy, and I am still unsure if I'm going to be able to go.
    Interest and activity on the forums has decreased a lot over the years, so just to sell a majority of the coins I'd have to hit up bgg, Facebook, and other areas to reach more people.

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    eloelo That guy over there... Smoke stack central, NJRegistered User regular
    Yeah, its sad to see but forums are slowly dying across the board it seems. All the community projects like forum badges, challenge coins, and other stuff like that has all been killed off by the big C hit.

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    hippiecolorhippiecolor Registered User regular
    Ah, sadness. I love the coins! They are a perfect "souvenir" for cons.
    Also sad that forums are "dying" on sites in general. I've met some wonderful people over the years in forums.

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    elo wrote: »
    Yeah, its sad to see but forums are slowly dying across the board it seems. All the community projects like forum badges, challenge coins, and other stuff like that has all been killed off by the big C hit.

    I don't keep up with it much but the community discord seems to be pretty lively. The other option would probably be the subreddit.

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    eloelo That guy over there... Smoke stack central, NJRegistered User regular
    elo wrote: »
    Yeah, its sad to see but forums are slowly dying across the board it seems. All the community projects like forum badges, challenge coins, and other stuff like that has all been killed off by the big C hit.

    I don't keep up with it much but the community discord seems to be pretty lively. The other option would probably be the subreddit.

    Yeah, I just wish I could keep up with all the Discord servers I'm in. Still, for the forum projects and things like the coins, the forum was always the best way to keep track of them. Discord always seemed not as suited to the task to organize longer term project stuff.

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    TopherRocksTopherRocks Rockstar Beard Grower Kent, OH or Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    elo wrote: »
    elo wrote: »
    Yeah, its sad to see but forums are slowly dying across the board it seems. All the community projects like forum badges, challenge coins, and other stuff like that has all been killed off by the big C hit.

    I don't keep up with it much but the community discord seems to be pretty lively. The other option would probably be the subreddit.

    Yeah, I just wish I could keep up with all the Discord servers I'm in. Still, for the forum projects and things like the coins, the forum was always the best way to keep track of them. Discord always seemed not as suited to the task to organize longer term project stuff.

    Personally agree, though it seems like the forums are just completely disused at this point. I don't even think PA has a link to the forums on any of the PAX sites anymore.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    elo wrote: »
    elo wrote: »
    Yeah, its sad to see but forums are slowly dying across the board it seems. All the community projects like forum badges, challenge coins, and other stuff like that has all been killed off by the big C hit.

    I don't keep up with it much but the community discord seems to be pretty lively. The other option would probably be the subreddit.

    Yeah, I just wish I could keep up with all the Discord servers I'm in. Still, for the forum projects and things like the coins, the forum was always the best way to keep track of them. Discord always seemed not as suited to the task to organize longer term project stuff.

    Personally agree, though it seems like the forums are just completely disused at this point. I don't even think PA has a link to the forums on any of the PAX sites anymore.
    To my knowledge, those sites are entirely managed by Reed now, though I could be wrong.

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