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Because loyalty should last longer than a t-shirt...
Because loyalty should last longer than a t-shirt...
Because loyalty should last longer than a t-shirt...
2,598 backers pledged $154,294 to help bring this project to life.

The Coin Order is In!

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The coin order has been placed. 

We're making enough coins to fill all the orders, including those from a few backers who haven't yet completed the checkout process at, and we're also making enough coins to carry about 25% of the total order as inventory. 

The bill? $91,527.00, or just over fifty times the original funding goal. 

Sadly, there will be a delay -- we did, in fact, swamp the manufacturer. The full coin order will not arrive at Chez Tayler for another 40 days. From there it will take us at least a week to assemble bundles for shipping, and then, sometime in early June, we'll have a shipping party in which 3,000 packages go out the door, and Sandra and I rack up $30,000 in expenses for postage.

The delay means that your coins will ship in early June, not late April as previously promised. 

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    1. Creator Chris Johnstone on May 9, 2013

      I am assuming ( Always Dangerous ) that the lack of a update means no headaches to report. I understand we are all in a holding patern, except the 190, awaiting delivery of the coins.

    2. Creator Gary Henson on May 9, 2013

      Sssh. Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting wabbits.

      No, I don't know why I typed that either.

      But hey, there are still 190 backers that haven't yet completed the pledge manager.

    3. Creator Matthew the frog on May 6, 2013

      Practicing Patience. Sooo Quiet.

    4. Creator Lyda Mae Dameron on April 12, 2013

      It's ok that the coins will be a little late, just so long as I get all the ones I paid for.

    5. Creator John Milton-Worssell on April 12, 2013

      I find it entertaining that you saved slightly over twice the project goal on the coins :D

    6. Creator David Mescher on April 12, 2013

      I can picture the faces of the folks at the manufacturer:

      "He wants *HOW* many coins????"

    7. Creator Howard Tayler on April 11, 2013

      The by-coin breakdown, along with a bunch of other pertinent numbers, will be provided later. Probably all at once, as part of a long, expository post on the matter.

    8. Creator Salda007 on April 11, 2013

      Care to give us the breakdown by coin? Inquiring minds, and all that.

    9. Creator DeeJaye6 on April 11, 2013

      YIKES!!! $121,527 total cost for $154,294 gross? And that's assuming no orders lost due to bad e-mail addresses? Dannnng... Thank you, Howard, for going so far to do so much for so many for so little. (Did that make sense? Hope so...)

    10. Creator Jon Nials on April 11, 2013


      Congratulations on all the headaches that exceeded expectations bring. :) And for doing your part to keep the USPS a little less in the red. $30K in postage. Amazing.

    11. Creator Howard Tayler on April 11, 2013

      I left that number out! Ooops!

      29,100 coins. Most of them rang in at about $3.00 each, but the bottle opener coins were almost $7.00 each. Then there were fifteen rounds of mold fees...

      And note, we didn't change manufacturers. The firm we're working with (a company that does coins all the time) may have multiple manufacturers THEY work with, but that's under-the-covers and not something I see. Nor is it, under most circumstances, something I WANT to see. I don't know how to ride herd on a factory foreman.

      What happened was we asked for numbers which were more than double what this firm usually orders for a single run, and in some cases ("Not My Circus...") more than four times that. This meant they could go to their manufacturers and look for volume discounts they're not ordinarily able to get -- something they no doubt to in order to help increase their own profitability. I'm fine with that.

      Maybe it is just one plant handling all these, and maybe a single die system is going to need to be re-tooled fifteen times to crank out all these orders. I don't know. But they're all shipping to me at once about 38 days from now, and all from the same facility, and I saved about $4,000 on what I expected to pay for this number of coins.

    12. Creator anon on April 11, 2013

      I think everyone's curious to find out how many thousand coins got ordered. :)

      Going back to Update #4, it was about $4,000 for the first 1,000 test coins. So that's at least 20-30,000 coins going out to 3,000 or so people. More or less depending on bulk discounts and how the cost structures work for each design. O.O

      I know my order was more than ten coins, between the ship coins, extra Not-my-circus coins, and the standard set.

    13. Creator John Hall on April 11, 2013

      So . . . just how many coins did it turn out to be?

    14. Creator Rob Scott on April 11, 2013

      I should have mine in time for Dragon*Con at least ... :-)

    15. Creator Geoffrey Kidd on April 11, 2013

      The delay is understandable, given that the tsunami of support was completely unanticipated. I speak in this as a backer who started with a base set and then, when it was possible, started waving even more money at you for more coins.

      I will await the arrival with patience, cheer, and anticipatory joy.

      Best wishes.

    16. Creator Clell Harmon on April 11, 2013

      Truth be told, I always thought that April was going to be a bit optimistic. June is wonderful, a three month turn around for a Kickstarter project is nothing to sneer at. Well done Howard. I've supported several projects on Kickstarter and none have kept the communications lines as open as this one... Even if you didn't like my Schlock Mercenary: The Movie idea...

      - I still think Danny Devito would make a great Schlock...

    17. Creator Rafael Larios on April 11, 2013

      Thanks for the update!... It is possible to know the estimated time of arrival of these coins in the UK?... I wont be here after september so I will need to know if I must change my shipping address!

    18. Creator Quinten Brune on April 11, 2013

      All things considered, that's not a bad time frame for all of the coins that have to be ordered. I'm sure this company has other customers it also has to serve so for them it can be a huge juggling issue.

      I can't wait for my package to arrive in June, lets hope the time flies by.

    19. Creator Karl Gallagher on April 11, 2013

      Well, shucks. No showing off Schlock coins at Annual Training for me. OTOH, they're still going to show up sooner than my copy of Ogre: Designer's Edition. :)

    20. Creator Adam Moose Redleaf on April 11, 2013

      How many coins were ordered?

    21. Creator James Gibson on April 11, 2013

      He said 'swamped'. I'm guessing it's the same company, they just don't have the capacity to do all this in the same time frame as a smaller batch, and/or they can't push aside existing scheduled (and paid!) other projects to make room for this one.

    22. Creator Brandon D on April 11, 2013

      6-ish Weeks Late! GAAAA! Due to being more than an order of magnitude successful than planned? Unconscionable!
      Oh wait, I'm one of those hypernet rubberneckers who's abandoning a dollar. I hope everyone is as laid back with this success-based and enthusiasm-based delay as I am.

    23. Creator Michael Kohne on April 11, 2013

      Cool! Now the obvious question: why the manufacturer switch? Did they just get backed up?

    24. Creator Richard Shealy on April 11, 2013

      Man, just wait two months so I can rationalize it as my birthday gift to myself. :D