About this project
Last Day! New stretch goals below!
We are Campaign Coins from Australia, and we've been making high quality gaming coins since 2007. There's nothing like the clink of real metal in your hands to raise the stakes at the table.
We'd like to make metal Fate Tokens for the Fate™ roleplaying system from Evil Hat Productions. After Evil Hat's phenomenal Kickstarters for the core rules and the Fate Dice™, it feels like it's time for some Fate Tokens to finish the set. We're honoured to have this license, and want to make something worthy of Evil Hat's high standards. Fred and Chris gave us a great starting brief, so we've taken their suggestions and gone further.
"When we started to consider who would be best to make custom Fate Point tokens a reality, it was really a no-brainer. Campaign Coins are at the top of the game, producing high quality, consistently gorgeous work. Their Fate Point tokens are no exception." — Fred Hicks
Our Fate Tokens were designed by Terry Lane. Terry is part of our regular roleplaying group, and works as an Art Director in videogames. His credits include the de Blob series (THQ), and he was the Concept Artist on the original Carmageddon (Interplay, 1997).
The Fate Tokens are not genre-specific, so you can use them for any Fate setting. They suit both Fate Core and Fate Accelerated.
The tokens are 25mm diameter, about the size of a United States Quarter. They are 2mm thick, and stack perfectly. They are made from a zinc alloy which is plated, antiqued and polished for an Antique Bronze finish. They have raised 3D elements and an incredible amount of detail, as you can see from the tiny recurring Fate™ logo in the background. The result is a beautiful coin which feels great in the hand.
A word about packaging: To keep postage costs down, we will be sending the tokens out in plain ziplock bags. If the campaign is a success, we hope to release a blister-packed version for retailers.
A word about pricing: A set of Fate Tokens is priced at $15, the same as a set of Fate Dice. Note that this campaign is in Australian Dollars, which means the prices listed here are slightly cheaper for our overseas friends.
Using Fate Tokens in your game
The Fate rulebook suggests that the group has at least thirty tokens. If you are a player, one set (12 tokens) should cover your needs, but a gamemaster may wish to consider at least three sets (36 tokens), and take advantage of the additional stretch goals which kick in at that level.
In each set of 12 you will receive four Plus tokens, four Minus tokens, and four Blank tokens. Each is worth One Fate Point, but we wanted them to look different, and also to offer a cool way to resolve an action.
If you lay a complete set of 12 tokens face down, you can turn 4 over to approximate the roll of four Fate Dice™. The probabilities are not exactly the same, but it's a fun way to make a Fate roll every now and then. You can also put 12 in a bag and draw 4 of them out (be quick, so that you don't feel for Plus symbols!).
Update: Game designer Paul Stefko has compared the probabilities of Fate Tokens versus Fate Dice on his One Yard Hex blog. Thanks, Paul!
Now that we achieve our starting goal, we have some bonuses planned for you!
$5,000 Unlocked - FUNDED!
Overcome: Our project is funded. We got past an obstacle!
$7,500 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE SILVER FATE TOKENS
Succeed: Now we start unlocking stretch goals. We will be able to offer Fate Token sets in an alternate finish: Antique Silver. At the end of the campaign you will be able to choose the finish for each full set that you order.The standard option (which is what will be available in stores) will be Antique Bronze, so this is your chance to customize your sets and show that you were a backer of this Kickstarter campaign.
$10,000 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE COPPER BONUS COIN
Good: Now we really start to climb the ladder. We will create a new bonus coin for all backers who order at least One Set of tokens. The Plus/Minus bonus coin is a larger 30mm coin with the Fate Plus symbol on one side, and the Fate Minus symbol on the other. This coin will be Antique Copper. This bonus coin will not be included in retail sets of Fate Tokens.
$12,500 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE COPPER FATE TOKENS
Great: We are now able to offer Fate Token sets in Antique Copper finish. You will be able to choose the finish for each full set you order.
$15,000 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE SILVER BONUS COIN
Superb: We will add a Plus or Minus bonus coin in Antique Silver to every backer who orders Three Sets or more.
$17,500 Unlocked! - REWARD FOR THE TEAM
Create an advantage: We will make a 25% bonus payment to all of our freelancers on this project. Thanks so much.
$20,000 Unlocked! - FATE BAG
Succeed with style: We will make Fate bags to keep your tokens in. The bag will be blue velvet with the Fate logo on one side. Everybody who backs at least One Set will receive one Fate bag. Those who back Four Sets will receive two bags, and those who back Seven Sets or more will receive three bags.The Fate bag will not be included in retail sets of Fate Tokens.
$22,500 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE GOLD FATE TOKENS
Fantastic: Fate Token sets are now available in Antique Gold finish. You will be able to choose the finish for each full set you order.
$25,000 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE GOLD BONUS COIN
Epic: We will add a Plus or Minus bonus coin in Antique Gold to every backer who orders Three Sets or more.
$27,500 Unlocked! - A GREATER REWARD FOR THE TEAM
Refresh: Thanks to you, we will increase the bonus payment to our freelancers to 50% of their current rates. That's awesome.
$30,000 Unlocked! - ANTIQUE BRONZE BONUS COIN
Legendary: We will add a Plus or Minus bonus coin in Antique Bronze to every backer who orders Three Sets or more.
$32,500 Unlocked! - PLATINUM TOKENS OPTION
Shiny: Our super reflective Platinum is now available as a finish for your Fate Tokens. You will be able to choose the finish for each full set you order. You can have all your sets the same, all different, or any other combo, it's up to you.
$35,000 Unlocked! - BIG TOKENS UPGRADE OPTION
The Big One: Everyone likes the Plus/Minus bonus coin so much that, by popular demand, you now have the option to upgrade any set of 12 Fate Tokens to 8 Big Tokens in the 30mm size. You can upgrade just one set, or all your sets, or none of them, your choice.
The Big Token set will be Antique Bronze. The Big Tokens are the same as our Plus/Minus bonus coin, with a new variant; we have made a new mould with a blank side, so each set will contain four Plus/Minus coins, two Plus/Blank coins, and two Minus/Blank coins. That means you can flip 2 of each big token type (6 total) to simulate a Fate Dice roll. We thank backer Julius for this idea!
$37,500 Unlocked - BONUS COINS FOR 7+ SETS
Lucky Seven: We will double the bonus coins to all backers who order Seven Sets or more. So, instead of four bonus coins, you will receive eight, two of each finish: Antique Copper, Antique Silver, Antique Gold, Antique Bronze. If the Platinum bonus coin unlocks (see below), you will receive two of those too, as noted in the chart above.
$40,000 Unlocked - FATE BAG COLOUR OPTION
Succeed with super style: We will celebrate good times by offering one additional colour choice for your Fate Bags. We will have a backer poll to decide between Fate Worlds Green, Fate Toolkit Purple and Fate Deck Red. We like 'em all! You will be able to choose between our current Fate Core Blue and the new colour for each Fate Bag in your pledge. We thank backer Denis for this idea!
Update #15 has a backer poll to choose the colour. Vote now!
New stretch goals - last hours!
$45,000 – PLATINUM BONUS COIN
If we reach this stretch goal, we will add a 30mm Plus/Minus bonus coin with the Platinum finish to all backers of Three Sets Upgraded and higher. Backers of Seven Sets will receive two Platinum bonus coins. Backers of Three Sets may exchange any one of their current 4 bonus coins for Platinum. The Platinum bonus coin is not available to backers of One or Two sets.
$45,000 – BLUE ENAMEL BONUS COIN
If we reach this stretch goal, we will create a unique coin to celebrate this campaign: a 30mm Plus/Minus bonus coin in Antique Silver with Blue Enamel, as our tribute to the Fate logo. All backers of Three Sets Upgraded and higher will receive one (and only one!) coin. Backers of Three Sets may exchange any one of their current 4 bonus coins for the Blue Enamel coin. Backers of One or Two Sets may exchange their Antique Copper bonus coin for the Blue Enamel coin. This coin is unique to this Kickstarter campaign, and will never be offered again. Limit one per backer.
$47,500 – BIG TOKENS COPPER OPTION
If we reach this stretch goal, you will have the option to choose to have any set of Big Tokens made with the Antique Copper finish.
$50,000 – BIG TOKENS SILVER OPTION
If we reach this stretch goal, you will have the option to choose to have any set of Big Tokens made with the Antique Silver finish.
$52,500 – BIG TOKENS GOLD OPTION
If we reach this stretch goal, you will have the option to choose to have any set of Big Tokens made with the Antique Gold finish.
$55,000 – BIG TOKENS PLATINUM OPTION
If we reach this stretch goal, you will have the option to choose to have any set of Big Tokens made with the Platinum finish.
$57,500 – AN EVEN GREATER REWARD FOR THE TEAM
If we reach this stretch goal, we will increase the bonus payment to our freelancers to 75% on top of their original rates.
$60,000 – DOUBLE REWARD FOR THE TEAM
If we reach this final stretch goal, we will increase the bonus payment to our freelancers to 100%, effectively doubling their original rates. Thank you everyone!
Any pledge level may add any number of Fate Bags at $4 each.
Postage: Postage is free on Fate Bags for most pledge levels, however, we cannot fit any more items into the Three Sets pledge at the current postage level. We recommend the Three Sets Upgraded pledge level, which has the extra postage included. (Please note, this level already includes two Fate Bags.)
Backers of Ten Sets may add up to ten additional sets at $12 each. If you have backed less than Ten Sets, you cannot use this Add On as the price is discounted to assume you have backed at the Ten Set pledge level, sorry.
Postage and stretch goals:
Postage for 11 to 12 total sets is no additional cost beyond that already included in the Ten Set pledge level, and you will receive +1 Fate Bag for free.
Postage for 13-15 sets is an additional $7 postage, and you will receive +2 Fate Bags for free.
Postage of 16-18 sets is an additional $14 postage, and you will receive +3 Fate Bags for free, and +4 bonus coins (or +5 bonus coins if Platinum unlocks).
Postage for 19-20 sets is an additional $21 postage, and you will receive +4 Fate Bags for free, and +4 bonus coins (or +5 bonus coins if Platinum unlocks).
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Risks and challenges
We have been making coins since 2007. The Fate Tokens are our 78th, 79th and 80th coins. We've done this before! We have already made the molds. We will air freight the production run to Australia when complete, and air mail them to you. We anticipate no delays.
This is our first Kickstarter, so we have a bit to learn. We have backed over 100 projects, and we think we know what's important: communication, preparation, honesty, and regular updates. However, we do have lots of experience working on other Kickstarters. We have made coins and medallions for APE Games (Island Siege), Chaosium (Horror on the Orient Express), Cheapass Games (Get Lucky, Pairs), and Megacon Games (Myth), as well as licensed coins for Green Ronin (Freeport), plus more coming. We delivered all of those projects on time. We also have plenty of experience in mail order, so we know how to ship coins.
One possibility for shipment delay is late response to the end of project surveys, particularly if we reach our stretch goals to offer a choice of Antique finishes. To this end, we will send out the surveys as soon as the project ends, with a return date of 31 August. After this cut-off date, any backer who hasn't specified what finish they want for their tokens will receive the default standard Antique Bronze.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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