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We work with top fantasy artists to create beautiful, low cost  monster tokens for use in any fantasy tabletop role-playing game.
We work with top fantasy artists to create beautiful, low cost monster tokens for use in any fantasy tabletop role-playing game.
163 backers pledged $12,082 to help bring this project to life.

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Monster Miniature Tokens for all Genres by Game Mash

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These tokens are made with the first three 5th edition modules in mind: Mines of Phandelver, Horde of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat. That have being said these are all monsters from the OGL or new creations so they are fully compatible with Pathfinder.

As of today we've unlocked 11+ stretch goals and there will be at least 120 monsters to choose from. Thanks everyone!

More backers = more token illustrations to choose from. Eventually we will have 1000s of print on demand tokens to choose from for every RPG genre so this is just the beginning.

Every backer at the $39 level and higher will receive a limited edition Goblin Warlord in Golden Armor token.

You can choose to not get an art print and instead get more tokens with the extra shipping cost beyond the minimum $6. So if you choose a baker level with $15 of shipping you can choose to get 25 more tokens instead.

Please, share the project on your Facebook page, blog or forum once or twice a week and ask your friends to re-share it.

Note on Reward. You will be able to choose exactly the tokens you want for your reward. You can read How Do I Choose My Reward? to learn how.

You can see a list of monsters in the design queue by clicking here.

You can see the Monster Token Designer by clicking here.

Note on Manufacturing. All of our products are made of materials sourced in either the United States or Europe and will be manufactured in the USA by workers making a living wage. Our competitors likely pay their employees less than $1 / day. Ouch...no matter where you live.

Note on All Shipping. We don't want to make a dime from shipping and handling. You will be reimbursed if you overpay for shipping.

Check the FAQ. You can find the answers to many commonly asked questions at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions at all you can always send me a message. Thank you!

Check Out the Detail on Our Tokens

Actual level of detail at 1 inch.
Actual level of detail at 1 inch.
1" Wicked Spider -- Gold on Black Background
1" Wicked Spider -- Gold on Black Background
Check out the amazing detail on this 2" Ogre!
Check out the amazing detail on this 2" Ogre!

Benefits

  • Inexpensive. You get 8-10 stunning tokens for the price of a single unpainted or junk painted miniature.

  • They can be numbered or lettered to help avoid confusion.

  • They can be written on with dry erase markers and they wipe completely clean like there was never a mark on them.

  • Highly collectible.

  • They don't block the map or other tokens on the table.

  • They don't fall over and are easy to move about the board.

  • They are easy to store, organize and find on demand, especially, if stored in top loading collector card binder pages.

  • We will have multiple hand picked artists. You can choose tokens based on a particular style or artist.

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, Each of our tokens is a work of art, whereas, the miniature sculpts are good but a pre-painted paint job is of very poor quality.

Customizations

  • Choose border color.

  • You can adjust the size of the token up or down in size. Tiny to small, huge to large, etc., whichever works best for your game system. You want a huge Owlbear? You can have one.

  • You can number the tokens in sequential order.

  • Put letters on tokens instead of numbers.

  • Display Armor Class and Hit Points (with input from the community we have decided to hold off on this customization for now)

  • Make your suggestions in the comments or send us a private message -- we'll give you credit for it.

High Quality Miniature Tokens

We're working with top fantasy artists to create tokens for use in table top games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder. You will be able to get 8-10 professionally illustrated tokens for the price of a single unpainted miniature.

We need your help to pay the artists and manufacture the tokens. The tokens are being printed and manufactured in the USA. We pay the people manufacturing our tokens a living wage and we only ever use the highest quality materials. We want you to get what you pay for.

The token is printed using state of the art super high resolution photograph quality printing techniques on super high grade materials. Below you can see a digital rendering of the token showing the exact level of detail / distortion your token will have. We had to blow the image up to show you the resolution the printer is capable of printing.

The images look this detailed in person but are 1" across:

Evil Mage. Series 1. Token 6 of 23.
Evil Mage. Series 1. Token 6 of 23.

We designed, built and tested many different prototypes in actual Dungeons and Dragons games. The tokens we manufacture after our extensive research are of a very high quality

The basic token is water resistant with a felt backing for use on Plexiglas or similar surfaces. You will also have the option of swapping out the felt backer for a magnetic backer upon request.

The token is water resistant and virtually scratch proof. You would need to scratch through the protective plastic layer to "scratch" the illustration.

Top Down View of Beta Tokens

How Do I Choose My Reward?

The Monster Army Designer™ is the name of the ordering tool on the GameMash.com website used to order your tokens. We built a website from the ground up in order to fulfill your rewards. The site will continue running for as long as people continue to order tokens. We are building the site for free and none of your money will go to build the site itself.

The site is very easy to use. On the site you will be able to select which monsters you want to receive as rewards. You can test it by clicking here. We want your feedback. Please submit feedback through the Customer Service Portal or send me a message.

Your KickStarter reward will be applied to your account on the GameMash.com website. The felt tokens will retail for $0.60 each and the magnetic tokens will retail for $0.80 each. You can get them now through the KickStarter for a fraction of the retail cost.

Over the coming months we will continue adding new award winning artists and tokens for all Role Playing Games. Eventually, thousands of creatures, including Steam Punk, Star Frontiers and Gamma World style creatures, will be available for purchase through the website.

Early Proof of Concept Sketches

Your Evil Eye awaits you!
Your Evil Eye awaits you!
Blue Dragonman
Blue Dragonman

Proof of Concept Token Images

Please note all final tokens will be forward facing top down views like the Evil Wizard, Bugbear, Evil Eye, Ogre, Skeleton and Owlbear -- the rest of these were proof of concept prototypes and may be repainted.

We will illustrate at least 100 monsters!
We will illustrate at least 100 monsters!

Notes on Shipping

All rewards will be shipped via UPS or USPS depending on whichever saves you the most money.

We are charging exactly the cost of shipping plus $1 for the box.

Shipping price was calculated based on magnetic tokens. If you order felt backed tokens then you will receive extra tokens or a partial refund to compensate if your order costs less to send than you spent on shipping for your reward.

Shipping rewards that include artist signed prints cost more because of the tube required for the print(s).

Stretch Goals

To see the complete list of monsters available for each goal please scroll all the way to the bottom where it says "Monsters for Each Goal".

Main Goal (UNLOCKED). If we raise $2380 you will be able to choose from 23 monster tokens compatible with the first 5th Edition module. Includes Green Dragons, Ogres and Owlbears.

Stretch Goal #1 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $2975 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the second 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #2 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $3850 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the second 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #3 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $4725 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the second 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #4 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $5600 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the second 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #5 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $6125 we will add 6 more monster tokens compatible with the second 5th Edition module for a grand total of 69 monsters. Includes several dragons, giants, trolls and devils.

Stretch Goal #6 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $7000 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the third 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #7 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $7875 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the third 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #8 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $8750 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the third 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #9 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $9625 we will add 10 more monster tokens compatible with the third 5th Edition module.

Stretch Goal #10 (UNLOCKED). After we hit $10150 we will add 6 more monster tokens compatible with the third 5th Edition module for a grand total of 115 professionally illustrated monster tokens. Includes Five Headed Dragon and 8 other dragons.

Stretch Goal #11 (UNLOCKED). If we raise $10650 we will add 5 more fantasy tokens. Horde monster variants, like, archers, shamans and chiefs.

Stretch Goal #12 (UNLOCKED). If we raise $11150 we will add 5 more fantasy tokens.

Stretch Goal #13 (UNLOCKED). If we raise $11650 we will add 5 more fantasy tokens.

Stretch Goal #14 (UNLOCKED). If we raise $12150 we will add 5 more fantasy tokens.

Monsters for Each Goal

Main Goal (UNLOCKED). You will be able to choose from these monsters:

Bugbear, Bush Monster, Cultist, Cyclops with One Eye, Doppleganger, Evil Eye with 4 Stalks, Evil Mage, Flaming Skull, Ghoul, Giant Spider, Goblin, Grick, Hobgoblin, Wraith, Ochre Jelly, Ogre, Orc, Owlbear, Ruffian, Skeleton, Stirge, Wolf, Young Green Dragon, Zombie.

Stretch Goal 1 to 5 (UNLOCKED). The following monsters have all been unlocked:

Acolyte, Adult Blue Dragon, Adult White Dragon, Air Elemental, Animated Armor, Blue Dragonman, Blue Drake, Centipede Swarm, Cloud Giant, Crocodile, Human in Dragon Armor Variant 1, Human in Dragon Armor Variant 2, Ettercap, Four-Armed Troll, Frogman, Gargoyle, Giant Centipede, Giant Lizard, Giant Spider, Gray Ooze, Griffon, Guard, Half-Orc, Human Veteran, Kobold, Lizardman, Otyugh, Peryton, Priest in Purple Robes, Priestess in Purple Robes, Purple Drake, Roper, Shambling Mound, Specter, Stone Giant, Stone Golem, Swarm of Rats, Troglodyte, Troll, Vampire, Violet Fungi, Will-o'-Wisp, Winged Kobold, Wyvern, Snakeman, Human with Snake Fangs.

Stretch Goal 6 to 10. (6, 7, 8 and 9 HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED) You will be able to choose from these monsters as Stretch Goals 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are unlocked.

Adult Bronze Dragon, Adult Copper Dragon, Adult Gold Dragon, Adult Green Dragon, Adult Silver Dragon, Ancient Bronze Dragon, Animated Tree, Barbed Devil, Bearded Devil, Bone Devil, Carnivorous Flower, Chimera, Chuuls, Clay Golem, Cyclops, Dao, Earth Elemental, Efreeti, Ettin, Fire Elemental, Five Headed Dragon, Flesh Golem, Ghost, Giant Octipi, Gorgon, Green Dragonman, Red Dragonman, Hill Giant, Human in Cold Weather Gear, Ice Troll, Merrow, Mummy, Polar Bear, Scrag, Silver Dragon in Human Guise, Swarm of Poisonous Snakes, Swarm of Ravens, Undead Wight Soldier, Wight, Young Blue Dragon, Young Red Dragon, Giant Cobra with Human Features.

Stretch Goals 11 to 14. We will add 5 for every $500 raised beyond the 10th stretch goal. We have unlocked: Fishman Warrior, Fishman Shaman, Goblin Archer, Goblin Shaman, Goblin Chief, Kobold Shaman, Kobold Chief, Gnoll Warrior, Gnoll Chief, Hyena, Goblin Wolf Rider, Orc Wolf Rider and 3 more.

We will start a Science Fiction Token KickStarter about 1 week after the first Fantasy KickStarter ends.

You can see the Game Mash Monster Token website here: http://gamemash.com

Risks and challenges

We have spent almost a year planning this KickStarter project so we have ironed out most of the wrinkles in the manufacturing process at this time.

We have been working with the core artist for several months and have more in reserve. They are very excited to make more art so I don't see any problem with any them completing the artwork to an amazing standard.

The only problem that I can see is in the actual printing of the token art. The highest quality inks are prohibitively expensive. Bad runs can really drive up costs. Because all profit will be spent on additional art the only bad side effect would be less extra art on the Army Designer website for you to choose from.

NOTE: All monsters from stretch goals that are met will be available on the site no matter what.

Also, a printer could break down in which case it might take 2-3 business days to repair however this is unlikely.

We can easily handle up to a $50,000 kick starter. If we raise more than that we will need to hire a few more people to fill orders in time but that is a good problem to have.

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    Goblin Noisemaker. Every pledge counts. You will receive all project updates and a big THANK YOU for helping us complete our KickStarter.

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    Goblin Brute. You will receive 20 medium monster tokens.

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    Goblin Raider. You will receive 45 medium monster tokens.

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    Goblin Wolf Rider. You will receive 70 medium monster tokens.

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    Goblin Scout. You will receive 95 medium monster tokens.

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    EARLY RAIDERS, Help us get started! You will receive 120 medium monster tokens.

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    Goblin Cook. You will receive 120 medium monster tokens and 1 medium LIMITED EDITION token.

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    Goblin Head Cook. You will receive 150 medium monster tokens and 1 medium LIMITED EDITION token.

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    Goblin Herder. You will receive 180 medium monster tokens and 1 medium LIMITED EDITION token.

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    Goblin Runner. You will receive 240 medium monster tokens, 1 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token print and 1 Special Goblin Chief in Gold Armor Variant, 1 large and 4 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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    Goblin Chief. You will receive 240 medium monster tokens, 1 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token print and 1 large and 4 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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    Goblin Subchief. You will receive 360 medium monster tokens, 1 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token print and 1 Special Goblin Chief in Gold Armor Variant, 2 large and 4 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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    Goblin Chief. You will receive 360 medium monster tokens, 1 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token print and 2 large and 4 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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    Goblin King. You will receive 480 medium monster tokens, 1 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token print of your choice, 1 huge, 2 large and 4 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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    Goblin Demigod. You will receive 720 medium monster tokens, 2 signed 8 1/2" x 11" token prints of your choice, 1 huge signed 5 Headed Dragon, 2 large and 8 medium LIMITED EDITION tokens.

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Funding period

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