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Hope this isn't a dupe; I couldn't find another thread.  Just stumbled onto this one quite late in the game: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miniongames/futuristic-metal-coins-or-victory-tokens

 

Only 19 hours left as I write this.  Unfortunately the project details have become a complete wreck over the campaign, especially shipping charges.  These are the denominations: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/420/183/364a0f72593347cfb8c9d8d7838e2c43_large.jpg (the 3 isn't unlocked yet) This spreadsheet helped a fair bit in putting together a pledge: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/87820/minion-games-coin-kickstarter-planner but I believe if you're only getting coins you have to add $5 for every 200 coins beyond what the sheet is telling you.  The relevant/active pledge levels appear to be:

 

$12 for 50 coins (+shipping) - pick 5 10-packs

$18 for 75 coins (+shipping) - pick 7 10-packs and a 5-pack

$24 for 100 coins (+shipping) - pick 10 10-packs

$34 for 150 coins (+shipping) - pick 15 10-packs

$45 for 200 coins (+shipping) - pick 20 10-packs

$63 for 280 coins (+shipping) - pick 28 10-packs

$81 for 360 coins (+shipping) - pick 36 10-packs

$110 for 500 coins (+shipping) - pick 50 10-packs

$132 for 600 coins (+shipping) - pick 60 10-packs

$154 for 700 coins (+shipping) - pick 70 10-packs

$176 for 800 coins (+shipping) - pick 80 10-packs

$198 for 900 coins (+shipping) - pick 90 10-packs

$220 for 1000 coins (+shipping) - pick 100 10-packs

$264 for 1200 coins (+shipping) - pick 120 10-packs

$330 for 1500 coins (+shipping) - pick 150 10-packs

$440 for 2000 coins (+shipping) - pick 200 10-packs

$550 for 2500 coins (+shipping) - pick 250 10-packs

$660 for 3000 coins (+shipping) - pick 300 10-packs

$880 for 4000 coins (+shipping) - pick 400 10-packs

$1100 for 5000 coins (+shipping) - pick 500 10-packs

 

Anyway, for my gaming needs I've settled on $83 for:

  • 280 coins ($63)
  • two collector packs (1 ea. of every coin) ($10)
  • shipping ($10)
I decided on a denomination breakdown of:

40x 1

20x 3

40x 5

40x 10

50x 20

30x 50

40x 100

20x 500

 

Should be enough to play everything from Smallworld to Monopoly with metal coins, and the two collector packs will give me a pair of the denominations missing from the larger pack - 2, 25, 250, 1000, 5000, 10000, just because...

 

Hope folks find this useful!

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I'll admit the coins look interesting, but I was totally overwhelmed by all the options on the homepage.

 

And what's the point of this message?

 

*** THESE COINS WILL NOT BE FOR SALE AT YOUR LOCAL OR ONLINE STORE! THESE ARE AT WHOLESALE PRICES AND YOU CAN ONLY GET THEM ONLY HERE AND NOW! ***

 

How can these be wholesale prices if he's not going to be selling them to any retailers?

 

The novelty factor just isn't worth it for me. This one is a pass.

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Also, what's the point of a Kickstarter campaign if not to "kickstart" something? Kickstarter is not a pre-order system, and it only ends in heartache for the backers that approach it that way.

 

An alternative, but in my opinion completely valid, reason to crowdsource funding is for a single production run. I want a widget, but I have to place an order for 10,000 so I launch a KS to rally 9,999 people who also want a widget, and we can make it a reality. I may not be interested in running an ongoing business to continue providing it. The art/music sections of Kickstarter are filled with one-off events... you may have just gotten used to seeing the gaming section as otherwise. I'm not entirely sure why this project appears to go that route, because there is a fledgling gaming company behind it, but I've asked and I can report back here.

 

As for not being appealing, can't help you there! Thanks for taking a look.

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I absolutly love props and physical game aids for roleplaying and other games. I've never seen sci-fi coins before so I am definately going for it. I'm pretty sure I'll never need more than what I put in for but I'm sure these will show up on ebay later.

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I like the look of them but I don't think I'd ever have a use for them.

 

This.

 

I have some cheap mock Chinese coins I use for counters in RPG games, like action points, but I just don't know what I'd use these for. At the same time 100 for $30 really makes me want to get some anyway.

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If you get the various denominations you really can use these with almost any kind of boardgame despite the sci-fi flavor. My son is obsessed with coins and is going to schyt a christmas tree when he sees them.

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$0.24 (using $63 for 280 +$5 shipping comes to $0.243/coin) for a coin is significantly more than I'm willing to spend.

 

I suspect anyone who likes that price will be pleased, though, because the art is quite pretty.

Good point. For that price, you might as well just use real coins. :upside:

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