Post-penultimate Preview Proxy
Curses! My spy network is supposed to be working for me, not against me! I forgot to tell Julia not to share details about one of the things I showed her, and then Aaron goes and puts a big blinking arrow on the wall next to her photograph, and the next thing you know, cats are exiting bags at high velocities.
So, anyway, yes, it's true. Over a month ago, while the Kickstarter campaign was still running, Mike Monical asked about PennyGems for 18xx-class railroad games. Except that pennies are too big. Yea, and dimes aren't really all that much smaller. Although #10 washers cost a lot more than a penny each, they are about 12mm in diameter, so Mike and I are testing out cute little mini-Gems to see if they'll be the major upgrade from cardboard chits that we're anticipating.
We're hoping to have a few sets ready for the Portland Oregon West Coast 18xx
Game Convention later this month. He'll certainly have some prototypes. If we're lucky, he'll have a couple of complete sets for people to play with, and if we're really lucky, he might even have some sets for sale. However, many details still need to be worked out, so I definitely can't tell you when they'll go on sale, or how much they'll cost, or nothin' else, yet. For at least the rest of this month, further news about this product will be coming from Mike, not me.