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Post  RikTheChief on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 20:45

So I bought some 99p coins from Amazon and I'm in two minds about whether I can replace the money in some of my games...half of me thinks they are cool, the other half thinks they look like cheap plastic discs!

What do you think? Here is a comparison of plastic vs cardboard. To the left is a stack of 10.

Have you ever blinged up any of your games?

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Post  paulyg on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 20:50

I think shiny always wins Smile

The closest I have come to blinging up a game was replacing the rather drab maroon cubes in Trains with red cubes. But that was because I lost one of the maroon cubes. However, it's definitely something I'd consider. I was slightly tempted by the Kickstarter that Jamey Stegmaier did for the really nice resource tokens but couldn't really justify it as I didn't have enough games that would have made use of them.
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Post  Kes on Wed 03 Sep 2014, 21:31

If you want them to look better and you are prepared to put a little effort in, spray them black and then lightly dust them with gold paint or dry brush them. They'll look really good then. You could also do some gold and some silver, bronze etc for different values.
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Post  Kes on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 11:59

Or give them to me and I'll do it Smile
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Post  DaveB on Thu 04 Sep 2014, 14:24

I've never really been one for "blinging up" games - mainly as my arts and crafts skills fall on the negative register Smile
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Post  Aneurin on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 17:23

Easier to just dip them in black ink...
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Post  Kes on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 17:24

Yeah, might have the same effect. Sometimes leaves them a bit too shiny in some areas
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Post  PaulC on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 18:31

I'm going to have a go at painting one of my Zombicide miniatures. Don't worry, I'll post the results for you all to have a good laugh! :-)
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Post  Jamie on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 16:41

For gold and silver coins, wouldn't (some) plastic feel a little too light and flimsy. Better to use actual gold and silver coins instead. I'll play! Alternatively, how about poker chips? They always have a nice substantial feel to them.

I'm in the process of customising my copy of Shadows Over Camelot. Have some Lego knights being delivered (probably from China or Hong Kong or somewhere). Probably not actual Lego. Is that wrong though, Lego knights for Shadows Over Camelot?
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Post  Kes on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 16:55

It's a cost issue. Plastic is much better than flat card, metal is better than plastic. Personally, I think the best value for money would be plastic but it depends how much you are prepared to spend. I think poker chips would be far too big for most games.
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Post  Aneurin on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 22:10

Invest in a 3D printer...
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Post  RikTheChief on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 19:33

I got lots of these heart tokens from Amazon, if anyone wants some...

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Post  RikTheChief on Fri 17 Oct 2014, 23:02

Petri dishes with home made labels

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