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2018 PAX Unplugged Challenge Coin

ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
edited June 7 in PAX Unplugged
The dates have been set, tickets have gone on sale, and it's time to start thinking about the 2018 challenge coin! I think last year's turned out really well, and thanks to SutibunRi for carrying that project to completion. I hope to help out a bit more this year in the planning stages, so I'm jumping in and starting off this thread. I'm really excited to see how Unplugged will evolve from the lessons learned from the first year!

Last year's coin was finalized on having the Liberty Bell on the face, a Catan board on the reverse, and finished with a black nickel.
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This year's coins from other PAX, if you're curious:
PAX Aus 2017
PAX South 2018
PAX East 2018
PAX West 2018 (still in development)



If you have any ideas for the new coin, please fill out the form I have made!
2018 PAX Unplugged Challenge Coin Idea form



Ideas unused from last year: (please still submit these using the form so I can see how much interest there is for the different designs!)
Independence Hall
Rocky Statue
Skyline

RPG Dice
Dungeon Master behind a DM Screen
Gaming Table


We wouldn't need to necessarily stick to any official rotation, but since we did a board game last year, perhaps RPGs or miniatures would be good to represent this year.

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!

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 7
    Friendly reminder ping for folks who got coins last year.

    Edit: names removed to protect their identities now though.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I'm pretty excited for Unplugged this year, and helping with coin planning, so I made up some mockups. Please feel free to ask for some different designs or locations. There's also a suggestion form in the OP and the interest form above this post.

    I made these mockups with the same black nickel metal color in mind, and I've seen now where they fill the outer band on the color coins with black, which really can make the coins pop and gives some good contrast. So I've reflected that here.

    Landmark:
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    Penn Skyline

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    Skyline

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    Art Gallery

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    Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market

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    Merchant Exchange

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    Independence Hall

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    Reading Terminal Market

    Gaming:
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    Dice on table

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    Dice

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    DM behind the screen at a table (I do not have the rights to use Matt Mercer's likeness, so we could either ask for permission, or recreate a similar scene artistically or use someone who gives us permission.)

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    DM behind the screen (I do not have permission to use his likeness, we would recreate or ask permission)

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    Tabletop Wargaming (Infinity)

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    Tabletop Wargaming (WH40k)

    Gaming - I added a 20-sided ring on the inside with numbers (as evenly distributed as I could figure out) where you could potentially spin the coin and then whichever side faces the GM would be your "roll".
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    Dice on table

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    Dice

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    DM behind the screen at a table (I do not have the rights to use Matt Mercer's likeness, so we could either ask for permission, or recreate a similar scene artistically or use someone who gives us permission.)

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    DM behind the screen (I do not have permission to use his likeness, we would recreate or ask permission)

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  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
    I like the idea of the 20 ring on the inside. I wonder how it would affect the image in the center for Kiddercorp. I also wonder if they could add a spinner like the LE pins this year

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Which LE pins?

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  • RILMSRILMS Darwell, ABRegistered User regular
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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    So quiet in here, where's all the unplugged folk?
    The Art Gallery mockup looks pretty good.
    But yeah, keeping the ring counter and getting a little spinner in the middle for the game side would be rad.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I guess they've unplugged until closer to next PAX.

    I talked briefly with akidderz and he's done a life counter type coin that has a side that turns, but it didn't spin freely. They also made some fidget spinners, so I'm working on some design ideas to see if something would maybe work. It would probably lose a bit of it's "coin" size if we went fidget spinner with it. Life counter could work though.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I have requests for a Ben Franklin statue for the landmark side. There's a few options there. Any preferences?
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    "Young Franklin"

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    "Franklin on bench"

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    "Franklin seated"

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    "Franklin Institute"

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  • gigabraingigabrain Some guy...yknow New HampshireRegistered User regular
    So with last year's being the Bell, I think we should put off Independence Hall for a year or so, that way we don't have related landmarks in back to back years (as much as I would love an independence hall coin). With both Prime/West and East having done a convention center coin I think that might be cool to complete the set.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 10
    The convention center picture I chose highlights the Reading Terminal Market, but we could do something more centered on the center itself, like below.

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    Front glass entrance

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    Named entrance

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    Or could go inside with the welcome hall

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    Or even more specific with the welcome hall branded with PAX Unplugged

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    It probably wouldn't show on the coin, but could go meta with the 12 Monkeys airport scene (filmed in the welcome hall)

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