This is The Last Update! (also, email us your edits!)
With the release of An Unofficial Anecdotal History of Challenge Coins, this project is complete.
We won't be posting more updates, and we will not be using this mechanism... Read more
The PDF is Ready!
Here is a link to AN UNOFFICIAL ANECDOTAL HISTORY of CHALLENGE COINS.
To quote the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, share and enjoy!
Cover art for "The Unofficial Anecdotal Challenge Coin History"
I just finished the cover art!
The editing passes are already complete, so Sandra will be assembling the final document this week, and we should be able to hit that... Read more
Everything Except The Pictures
This has been WAAAY too long coming, I know.
The Unofficial Anecdotal History of Challenge Coins needed two things from me: An introduction, and some illustrations. Both jobs seemed simple... Read more
Challenge Coin PDF Almost Done
This post is written by Sandra Tayler.
Greetings backers. Some of you have inquired about the status of the Challenge Coin PDF that we promised as part of this project.... Read more
The Unofficial Anecdotal Challenge Coin History PDF - Progress Report!
I was SURE I had posted an update about this, but someone pointed out that I have not. Shame on me!
Here's where we stand: We have the submitted stories... Read more
The Coins Have Shipped
Sandra Tayler here, posting the shipping update since this is my area of expertise. Howard is busy creating more Schlock Mercenary.
All the coin orders are shipped.* This means that... Read more
Your Coins, We Have Them
The coins have arrived.
Sandra blogged about it here. She and Janci will begin shipping things tomorrow.
I have jingled them, pocketed them, fed a key ring through one, and... Read more
Shipping From the Factory: May 20th
Sorry for the radio silence, folks. Very shortly after that last update I got sick, and then got sicker, and then got medicated and that made me REALLY sick. Sparing... Read more
The Coin Order is In!
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 https://schlockcoins.afterthecrowd.com,... Read more
Ship Coins at 95%, Completed Pledges at 78%, Lost Pledges at 0.31%
The new ship coin images are attached to this message. I'm still tweaking things, including consistency in the text, positioning/alignment of some elements, and (most importantly) breaking the symmetry... Read more
Ship coins are almost done (and so are you!)
Ship coins are almost done...
I got a stack of ship coin proofs back today. I'm sharing them with you as-is, so you can get a feel for where we... Read more
We Still Need Addresses From Half of You...
By now you should have received an email with the following subject line:
Schlock Mercenary - Challenge Coin Pledge Manager Link
That email contains a URL that is tied to... Read more
Did I Say Three Days? I Misspoke.
All the Pledge Manager links have been sent!
We've had over 600 responses already, so nearly 25% of you are already ordered up and checked out. This is awesome, and... Read more
And Now, Three Days of Patience...
We've funded, over-funded, and hyper-funded. You've unlocked everything I could think of, and forced me to think of so many new things I'm actually going to get fresh stories out... Read more
An Important Pledge Manager Clarification
The 6 for $50 discount is available to all Kickstarter backers.
HOWEVER! Backers at the $1 level only get the discount AFTER the first 6 coins (ensuring they... Read more
It's All Unlocked
You did it.
Everything has been unlocked. We'll be minting fourteen different coin designs -- sixteen if you count the three Tagon's Toughs series as different coins. I'll post the... Read more
The Final Push
There are two parts to this update...
The Enlisted Mess
We're down to our last handful of Series 2 coins. I reduced the number of available series 2 coins by... Read more
So I Guess You Want a Ship?
We passed Stretch #10 today, which is where I promised you I'd add a ship coin to the add-ons.
I've hit a small snag. I still have a book to... Read more
You've Waited Too Long For These...
I wanted to get these images to you weeks ago (you unlocked the 7-23 tool pretty early on) but they had to be perfect.
Now they are. Here are the... Read more
Series One Has Arrived!
The UPS man in his Big, Brown Truck pulled up at 12:40pm today. The first 1,000 coins are here!
The shipment massed 17.4kg, and the coins were boxed and bagged... Read more
Updated images for Pius Dei and Partnership Collective
Some design tweaks are in: The Pius Dei coin has been adjusted so that the text around the ring on the face is more balanced (to my eye), and the... Read more
New Coin Images
New images are available!
This time I shall post the update without breaking the link...
And I've attached a large version of the Partnership Collective coin...
Shiny New Pictures and a Shiny New Stretch
I've updated the project Home Page with the following graphic, which nicely illustrates what you're getting in the NCO and Officer's clubs.
I've also created a section entitled "Managing... Read more
I Have Your Circus. These Are Your Monkeys.
I've posted the designs for Sergeant Schlock's Moral Compass and the Series 2 Tagon's Toughs Challenge Coin. Check out the main project page for those.
The design that has me... Read more
Pledge Manager Under Construction
Gary Henson, @tarlen on Twitter, is the brains behind the Schlock Mercenary app on iOS, and the project manager over the app on other platforms. If you've enjoyed the app,... Read more
Stretching, Challenging, and Reaching Out
This is an update in three parts. It is long!
The Next Stretch Goal Requires New Art
Allow me to explain. When I launched this project I did so on... Read more
Update #4: Scope Adjustment, Risk Re-Assessment, and Order Dependent Tasks
Long update. PLEASE read the whole thing. I hope to answer a lot of your questions and comments, address your concerns, and head off some issues all in one go. ... Read more
Last Update for the night!
Clearly I need to accelerate the process by which I submit designs to the manufacturer. I'm on that.
There is now an unlimited two-coin tier, so even if the numbered... Read more
You can now join the Officer's Club!
I've created a reward for the Officer's Club that gets you all the Officer's Club rewards, plus one coin somewhere between 101 and 999.
It's just like the higher-priced Officer's... Read more
We funded! And now I need to do some stuff...
This funded in like, a minute. I was unprepared for that.
The $5,000 unlock will be "Not my circus, not my monkey" coins, which I'm not done designing.... Read more