THANKS EVERYONE, WE HAVE FUNDED IN STYLE!
If you are late to the funeral, you can still pledge on BackerKit in September and get all stretch goals. Otherwise, the Electrum coins will be out in December 2016 at CampaignCoins.com
We are Campaign Coins from Australia. We make beautiful metal coins for tabletop games.
Thanks to your amazing support, we are going to make new Electrum coins for our ENnie-nominated range of Classic Fantasy coins.
Plus: We are also offering our licensed Fate Tokens in this new black metal finish, as well as official tokens for Shadow of the Demon Lord.
This Kickstarter campaign is in Australian Dollars (AUD). This means that our prices are lower in other currencies. At the time of launch, AUD $50 is around USD $38 / EUR €34 / GBP £29.
All adventurers love treasure, but some treasure is cursed...
Electrum is a mysterious currency, keenly sought but rarely found. It appears then disappears in different editions of fantasy roleplaying games. We like the idea that its rarity brings great wealth to the finder... and great misfortune.
Our Electrum coins were minted by a long-forgotten empire who harnessed dark powers. Those pacts ultimately threw them down into ruin, but their coins are still found in dark places.
These new coins are compatible with all of the coins in our existing classic fantasy range. The designs are by Australian artist Lee Smith, who has designed all of the other coins in the series.
There are 11 new coins (see our Facebook page for a complete gallery):
- 1-coin: The skull (19mm)
- 2-coin: The coffin (20mm)
- 5-coin: The spider (22mm)
- 10-coin: The bat wings (22mm)
- 20-coin: The hungry maw (26mm)
- 50-coin: The dark queen (25mm)
- 100-coin: The vortex (25mm)
- 500-coin: The demon (28mm)
- 1,000-coin: The barbed sword (30mm)
- 5,000-coin: The twin dragon (33mm)
- 10,000-coin: The black ziggurat (35mm)
The coins vary in shape and size. Lee has given each a unique disturbing profile, making them both highly menacing and easy to tell apart.
The lower denomination coins (1 to 50) can be stacked. For the larger coins (100 and up) we have enhanced the 3D to make them more dynamic.
All of the coins have the same pattern on the reverse: a dark pyramid surrounded by strange writing in a dead language.
Plus, we have already unlocked six limited edition stretch goal coins (for details on each, see our Stretch Goal section below):
It shines like midnight...
Historically, Electrum was a mix of silver and gold. But, for us, this would be too similar to the other coins, and hard to distinguish on the table. We wanted to make our Electrum unique.
Our new black nickel finish is perfect. It produces a dark and shining coin. The longer you stare at them, the more disturbing details appear. You can see two kinds of photography on this page: under warm lighting, the coins shine. In the white illumination of the lightbox, you can see the exact detail. Watch the video to see how the coins look in play.
We have curated some sets to get you started:
Horror Board Game Set: This 50-coin set is intended for horror boardgames and card games, where it is useful to have a deep mix of common denominations. It will contain 25x 1-coins (skulls), 15x 5-coins (spiders), and 10x 20-coins (hungry maws).
Electrum Starter Set: This 47-coin set is intended for fantasy roleplaying games, and gives you a wide selection to start your evil treasury. It will contain 5 each of the following coins: 5x 1-coins (skulls), 5x 2-coins (coffins), 5x 5-coins (spiders), 5x 10-coins (bat wings), 5x 20-coins (hungry maws), 5x 50-coins (dark queens), 5x 100-coins (vortices), 5x 500-coins (demons), and 5x 1000-coins (barbed swords). PLUS we have unlocked 1x 5000-coin and 1x 10,000 coin (photos below).
All coins are also are available as 10-packs in our Add On menu.
Stretch goals apply to all pledges at the ONE SET level and up.
The skull grins: Free fiction! (AUD $1)
UNLOCKED: In our Epic Treasure Kickstarter we introduced our three characters Dhum, Avariss and Hazzard. Penelope Love (author, and one-third of Campaign Coins) is writing a series of short stories about The Three Dungeoneers. The first story "A Nuisance of Kobolds" is available now as a free ebook from our website (PDF, MOBI and EPUB). Download now to read all about Dhum's discovery of Electrum, and the madness that ensues...
The coffin opens: Project funded! (AUD $10,000)
UNLOCKED: We have reached our target! Now we can make these nightmares come true...
The spider's touch: Purple velvet bag (AUD $11,111)
UNLOCKED: Each Electrum Starter Set will come in a deluxe purple velvet bag with the Campaign Coins logo in gold. The bags measure 13cm x 19cm, and have a strong cord tie. The bag is also available as an AUD $6 Add On.
The twin dragon: Bonus coin (AUD $13,333)
UNLOCKED: We will add 1x 5000-Electrum coin (twin dragon) to the Electrum Starter Set.
The Demon Lord: Limited edition coin (AUD $16,666)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive a coin entirely unique to this campaign, the Demon Lord 500. This badass coin is based on the cover art for Shadow of the Demon Lord. You will receive one (and only one) of these limited edition coins, which we will never make again outside of this production run.
The hungriest maw: Burgundy velvet bag (AUD $20,000)
UNLOCKED: Each Horror Board Game Set will come in a decadent burgundy velvet bag, details as per the purple bag above.
The black ziggurat: Bonus coin (AUD $22,500)
UNLOCKED: We will now add 1x 10,000-Electrum coin (black ziggurat) to the Electrum Starter Set, which means the set now contains all denominations! (Plus, if you pledge for a starter set, you'll get the Demon Lord 500 coin unlocked earlier in your stretch goal pack.)
A dark fate: Limited edition coin (AUD $25,000)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive one (and only one) limited edition Big 30mm Fate Plus or Minus coin, designed by Terry Lane, finished in black nickel. Originally made for our Fate Tokens Kickstarter, this sinister new version of the big Fate coin can be used for coin toss moments in Fate™ or other games when the situation is all or nothing.
Ominous portents: Divination PDF (AUD $27,500)
UNLOCKED: Game designer Ryan Macklin will now write a PDF with divination ideas for the 11 cursed Electrum Coins. With a full Collector Set, you'll be able to draw coins to introduce sudden plot twists into any tabletop roleplaying session. We'll make this available as a free PDF for all backers at all levels.
The cursed D20: Limited edition coin (AUD $30,000)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive one (and only one) limited edition Cursed D20 coin, designed by Lynda Mills, finished in black nickel. The D20 design is our most popular coin, with a "20" on one side and a "1" on the other. We will never make this particular finish again outside of this production run.
Soundtrack to nightmare: Audio from Battlebards (AUD $32,500)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will be invited to receive USD $10 value in audio tracks from our friends at Battlebards. You will receive an invitation to log in to Battlebards.com and access "Curse of Electrum", a Campaign Coins soundboard pre-loaded with a ten handpicked music, soundscape and sound effect tracks, perfect for bringing dark atmosphere to your next game session. (You can preview some great Battlebards audio on Soundcloud right now.)
Midnight in R'lyeh: Limited edition coin (AUD $35,000)
UNLOCKED: We keep saying our Electrum coins are cursed, but the original and baddest curse is the curse of Cthulhu.... We made Innsmouth Gold coins with our friends at Chaosium, from deigns by Mark Helwig. We will make a special black nickel version of this coin, featuring the non-euclidean city of R'lyeh on one side, and the Sigil of the Necronomicon on the other. All backers who qualify for stretch goals will get one (and only one) of these rare limited edition 25mm coins, which we'll only ever make in black nickel for this production run. Bad dreams are guaranteed...
The Hell Black Coins: adventure PDF (AUD $37,500)
UNLOCKED: Our friend Geoff Gillan will provide an outline for a mini-campaign themed around the eleven Electrum coins. Geoff has written many scenarios and source material for Call of Cthulhu and Stormbringer, and provided the overall plot for the award-winning campaign Horror on the Orient Express. The adventure begins when one by one, every coin in the kingdom starts to turn evil... expect Geoff's trademark blend of high weirdness and gripping adventure. (The adventure outline will be without statistics so that you can use your system of choice.)
The forbidden tome: Limited edition coin (AUD $40,000)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive one (and only one) limited edition Forbidden Tome 100 coin. This coin design is our regular Silver 100 coin featuring a spell book, designed by Lee Smith, but we will give it sinister import by doing a special production run in black nickel, just for this campaign.
The nightmare steed: Limited edition coin (AUD $45,000)
UNLOCKED: All backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive one (and only one) limited edition Nightmare Steed 1 coin. This coin design is our regular Copper 1 coin designed by Lee Smith, but we will make it the warhorse from hell by finishing it in black nickel, exclusive to this campaign.
The darkest knights: Limited edition coin (AUD $50,000)
LOCKED: We missed this goal in the Kickstarter (so close!) but we'll keep counting the funds we raise in BackerKit. If we reach this goal after the fact, all backers who qualify for stretch goals will receive one (and only one) limited edition Darkest Knights 100 coin. This coin design is our regular Platinum 100 coin designed by Lee Smith, featuring two pure knights, but we will make them pure evil by making this coin with black nickel, exclusive to this campaign.
The end is just the beginning...
Shadow of the Demon Lord by Robert Schwalb is a gripping dark fantasy roleplaying game, set in a world on the brink of annihilation.
You can see us playing in the video. We love it, so we are making licensed Shadow of the Demon Lord tokens. These are in the same black nickel finish, but Lee has designed them to look very different to the coins.
Shadow of the Demon Lord Turn Token: This large 50mm token is 4mm thick, and brings real weight to the table. It can be used to track the Fast and Slow combat rounds, and the token features white enamel letters and red enamel sigils and glowing eyes. Not for the faint hearted.
Shadow of the Demon Lord Fortune Tokens: These tokens are emblazoned with the word Fortune. The top side features the Demon Lord symbol in magnificent 3D, while the reverse has the design in 2D, making it naturally lie flat on the table. Comes as a pack of 6 tokens.
Please note, these tokens are not exclusive to this campaign, and will be launched at Gen Con 2016, available from us at Booth #455.
Thanks to Schwalb Entertainment, we are also offering the core rulebook PDF for Shadow of the Demon Lord at a sweet discount. Your PDF will be delivered via DriveThru RPG.
Our first Kickstarter was for licensed Fate Tokens for use with Fate Core and Fate Accelerated, the great storytelling roleplaying game from Evil Hat Productions.
Once we saw our black nickel finish, we thought, these would make some wicked Fate Tokens for dark fantasy, horror and science fiction games... so we are offering them for a limited time as part of this Kickstarter.
Fate Tokens: Our Fate Tokens are designed by Terry Lane, and come in a pack of 12. The reverse side has the Fate logo over a starburst pattern. The front sides are either Plus. Minus or Blank (four of each). With this arrangement, you can draw four at random to simulate the result of rolling 4 Fate dice. You can Add On packs of 12 black nickel Fate Tokens, or you can get a full set of 36 tokens.
We are major fans of Eclipse Phase, the tabletop roleplaying game of post-apocalyptic transhuman conspiracy and horror. Eclipse Phase: Transhumanity's Fate by Ryan Macklin and Jack Graham is the brand new book which brings the setting to the Fate Core System. Our black metal Fate Tokens would be perfect for playing Transhumanity's Fate. So, with thanks to our friends at Posthuman Studios, we are pleased to also offer Transhumanity's Fate in PDF as an Add On at a special price.
If you would like Add Ons, please increase your pledge by that amount. We will check what you want and charge any extra shipping required in BackerKit after the campaign ends.
You can see photos of all coins on our Facebook page (no login required).
Collector pack (11 coins) AUD $17 [~USD $13]
One of each coin in the series. Note: does not include stretch goal coins.
10-pack of standard value treasure coins (10 coins) AUD $12 [~USD $9]
Your choice of 10 identical coins, in standard denominations:
1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100
10-pack of high value treasure coins (10 coins) AUD $13 [~USD $10]
Your choice of 10 identical coins, in high denominations:
500 / 1,000
10-pack of epic treasure coins (10 coins) AUD $16 [~USD $12]
Your choice of 10 identical coins, in epic denominations:
5,000 / 1,0000
- Horror Board Game Set (50 coins in velvet bag) AUD $50 (~USD $38)
- Electrum Starter Set (47 coins in velvet bag) AUD $50 (~USD $38)
- Note, if you pledge for Five Sets or higher, then your Add On price for additional sets will be AUD $40 (~USD $30).
- Burgundy velvet bag (16cm x 19cm) AUD $6 [~USD $4.50]
- Purple velvet bag (16cm x 19cm) AUD $6 [~USD $4.50]
- Shadow of the Demon Lord Turn Token (color enamel) AUD $13 (~USD $10)
- Shadow of the Demon Lord Fortune Tokens (6 tokens) AUD $13 (~USD $10)
- Shadow of the Demon Lord Rulebook (PDF) AUD $22 (~USD $16.66)
- Fate Token set, black nickel (36 coins in Fate bag) AUD $50 (~USD $38)
- Fate Token pack, black nickel (12 coins) AUD $20 (~USD $15)
- Eclipse Phase: Transhumanity's Fate (PDF) AUD $10 (~USD $7)
- Orders from USA and Canada will be fulfilled from America.
- Orders from Europe will be fulfilled from the EU. Customs duties will not apply within the EU.
- Orders from Australia, New Zealand and Asia will be fulfilled from Australia.
- Base shipping charges are added automatically at each pledge level. Shipping for any additional Add Ons will be charged in Backerkit after the campaign.
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
- 10 coins: Australia $4 / EU $7 / US $7 / CAN $9
- One set (50 coins): Australia $4 / NZ $5 / EU $7 / US $9 / CAN $13
- Two sets (100 coins): Australia $14 / NZ $24 / EU $15 / US $13 / CAN $26
- Three sets (150 coins): Australia $14 / NZ $24 / EU $15 / US $13 / CAN $26
- Four sets (200 coins): Australia $20 / NZ $29 / EU $21 / US $16 / CAN $40
- Five sets (250 coins): Australia $20 / NZ $29 / EU $21 / US $16 / CAN $40
- Six sets (300 coins): Australia $20 / NZ $34 / EU $32 / US $18 / CAN $53
Metal coins bring games to life! We make our coins to the finest possible prop quality, with beautiful detail and polish. The coin in your hand is the same as the coin in the game world.
Our coins are die cast from a zinc alloy. They are plated and polished to give them an antique feel. They are hard wearing, and feel great to play with.
Thanks for checking out our campaign! It would be a lonely quest without you.
We also thank:
- Robert Schwalb for Shadow of the Demon Lord, and his support.
- Lee Smith for the fantastic coin and token designs.
- Chris Hanrahan & Fred Hicks from Evil Hat Productions, for Fate™
- Terry Lane for the Fate Token designs.
- Lynda Mills for the D20 Coin design.
- Mark Helwig for the R'lyeh coin design, and to Chaosium.
- Battlebards, for the awesome audio.
- BackerKit, the crowdfunding fulfilment software which keep us sane
- House of War in Melbourne, Australia. We filmed our video in their stunning RPG room, available for hire any day for just $5 per player.
- And our brilliant 590 backers!
Shadow of the Demon Lord® is a trademark of Schwalb Entertainment LLC ©2015 All rights reserved. Elements used under license.
Fate™ is a trademark of Evil Hat Productions, LLC. The Fate Core System logo is © Evil Hat Productions, LLC and is used with permission.
Risks and challenges
We have been making coins since 2007, and this is our fourth Kickstarter. We have already made the molds for this campaign, and we have completed our final approved samples. We will air freight the production to our fulfilment partners. We anticipate no delays.
We have backed nearly 300 projects, and we know what's important: communication, preparation, honesty, and regular updates.
And, these coins are cursed, so that curse may strike. Should our schedule change, you'll be the first to know: we'll tell you what's happened, how long it will take to fix, what we're doing about it.
- (30 days)