Orders for the second and final batch are closed. Thanks for buying one!
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN!
Actually it was that time a month ago. Now we're late (sorry @akidderz)
- Coin design front/back
- Latin phrase
- Colour/No Colour/Both?
If you have any basic questions about challenge coins please check last year's thread as they were probably answered in there. Or ask here I'm not your boss.DESIGN:
Ok so we need a gaming related item for one side and a local attraction/place/thing for the other.
Gaming-wise I had the thought to take a photo of last year's Mario pipe diorama
. I thought either by itself or we could add another element coming out of it? Suggestions welcome! Here's a quick mock-up I did:http://i.imgur.com/6llvoV1.png
Last year we went with a tram for the back, but there was some talk about whether we should be looking further afield than Melbourne since our PAX is Australia's only PAX, unlike the US states, so opinions on this would be welcomed. Keep in mind the images should be copyright free/user submitted. If we end up using your image I promised last year that one of this years coins would be given to you at no cost (and perhaps one of last years, if I have any left). So far I've updated the template for this side with the correct year and date but nothing else. If you think you might have a photo that we could use please let us know!PHRASE:
Last year we changed the Latin phase that had been on all previous coins (NUMQUAM MENTULA ES, don't be a dick, roughly) to NULLUS ANXIETAS (I didn't realise at the time this is apparently a Disc World reference). So I think we have to decide if we want to go back to the original phrase or something new again. The runners up last year were:
NOLI ESSE DRONGO - Don't be a drongo (my original suggestion, 3)
AMICUS NON SUBPONAM - No worries mate. (actually No worries friend): (1)
TERRA PRETIOSA LUDOS - Land of expensive games: (1)COLOUR?:
PAX South this year were the first to do a coloured coin:http://i.imgur.com/eGZeZRx.jpg
PAX East than did a coloured one with individual coloured elements
(as opposed to a coloured image
I'm assuming the difference is that it's easier to add selective colour when you have a clean design as opposed to a photo.
My feelings on it are; I think we should stick with a non-colour coin (DRAMATIC MUSIC!). I just don't know if I think the extra expense/hassle/OMG I NEED TO BUY BOTH is worth the outcome. But that's just me. If you guys want colours YOU GET COLOURS!
Also unlike last year we should have the edge reeding and.. black wash stuff (?) that highlights the design better (see South coin pic for example of what we're aiming for).
So, let's hear your thoughts! At some point I'll put up some google docs for voting on the various elements, but I'll wait until we've had some discussion first.
We're aiming to go into production mid-September so we're not scrambling like last year, so that's our time-frame. Orders will be the last thing sorted out, but you should be able to either get them sent straight to your address or pick them up at PAX.