About this project
High quality and authentic metal coins for the game player who wants the best.
Kickstarter exclusive! These coins won't be sold after the campaign.
My wife and I love to play board games. One game that we play often is Talisman. If you've played Talisman you know gaining gold is part of the game, as it is with many, many, other games.
We also love coins and the Talisman plastic coins just weren't cutting it for us. So we went searching for a metal coin that would hit the mark... something that wasn't too big, or too small and had a nice fantasy "gold" coin feel to it. While we found lots of coins, most everything really didn't fit quite right... lots of mass produced made-in-china tokens which were too big and clunky, or coins too small and ill themed.
However we did know of some very nice fantasy coins but the per coin price was a bit steep and the themes not quite generic fantasy enough. So it really got us thinking about how others might like a very cool fantasy "gold" coin to use with their favorite board game, tabletop game, role playing, or LARP game. Given a sufficient order quantity we could get our own coins designed, produced, and in the hands of players at a relatively reasonable cost given the high quality level. Not a mass produced token style, but an authentic feeling coin produced in America with screw press coining equipment... a technique developed in the 15th century.
We had three primary criteria: old-world and authentic looking/feeling, generic fantasy theme, and around dime sized but thicker (as we wanted something substantial, but nothing which would overpower the game play area).
We've been a fan of crowdsource funding for a while now.. I've even tried Kickstarting software/iPad projects in the past, as software development has been my main profession for many years now. I've been involved in producing physical products in the past, and am well experienced in project management and all the details that go into planning and executing a project. And I must say there is a particular joy in having a hand in producing something physical.
The company I'm working with to produce this coin is Shire Post Mint which is based in Arkansas and has produced fantasy coins for many years. One of their more recent projects has been producing licensed fantasy coins of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire . Tom Maringer is a great guy and has been very helpful in the process of creating our own custom coin.
I really look forward to what I hope is our first successfully funded project. While the project is small, I think it's a good first step in the direction of many projects which I have planned.
Stretch Goal at: $9,450 - More than just gold!
Once funding hits $9,450 we'll add new reward levels which will include "Silver" and Copper versions of coins. Pricing structure will remain, however you'll specify how many of each style you want. For example, if you selected 30 coins reward, you'll be able to tell us you'd like 10 "gold", 10 "silver", & 10 copper (or whatever combination you choose). Coin faces will remain the same, however sizing will vary slightly given that the different alloys behave differently when struck.
- "Gold" = Brass
- "Silver" = Pewter
- Copper = Copper
- Thickness: ~0.070"
- Diameter: ~0.670" to ~0.690"
Each reward level will now receive one extra coin. One coin reward is now two, five coins are now six, etc.
This would be perfect to hold your valuable coins! Each reward level will now receive one leather pouch. Pouch size will vary depending on coin count of selected reward.
Momodonia coins struck by NOW'ish games very own gnome workforce exclusively for Kickstarter backers.
In addition to all previous bonuses each reward level will now receive one extra coin!
We'll be "Kicking It Forward" with 5% of profits being used to back other Kickstarter projects: http://kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
The dies for this coin have been created and an initial small run produced in order to show first hand the look and quality of these coins. We're working with Shire Post Mint, a company that has been in business for many years, delivering quality fantasy coins.
We've been provided production delivery dates from Shire Post and have limited our reward quantities in order to assure timely delivery on rewards. If demand exceeds our reward limits we'll add additional rewards with a new delivery date. This will assure that we can handle any amount of backers without delaying any earlier rewards.
We are confident that our process and resources are in place for a timely delivery. However if problems do arise they will be met head-on, as I've always done in my long professional career. And communication will always be provided letting you, the backer, know exactly what is going on and the steps being taken to resolve any issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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