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Schlock Mercenary Challenge Coins

A project in Orem, UT by Howard Tayler
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Backers: 2598
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Funded: $154,294 of $1,800
Dates: Feb 20th -> Mar 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Howard Tayler
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Latest News

Ship Coins at 95%, Completed Pledges at 78%, Lost Pledges at 0.31%

March 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Ships!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 of colors. I want these to NOT all look... (Read More)

Ship coins are almost done (and so are you!)

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
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 are. These look pretty good,  but I had a LOT of changes. Here's one of the proofs after I marked it up... (Read More)

We Still Need Addresses From Half of You...

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
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 your email address, and it's the tool you'll use to give us your shipping... (Read More)

Did I Say Three Days? I Misspoke.

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
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 potentially escalates the speed with which we can start ordering coins. And now, a... (Read More)

And Now, Three Days of Patience...

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
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 of this. But it is DONE.  Next up? Three days of patience, wherein... (Read More)

An Important Pledge Manager Clarification

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
IMPORTANT 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 don't get a lower price than higher pledge levels.)  The Pledge... (Read More)

It's All Unlocked

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
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 four ship coin designs as soon as they're ready -- expect an update... (Read More)

The Final Push

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
There are two parts to this update... The Enlisted MessWe're down to our last handful of Series 2 coins. I reduced the number of available series 2 coins by five, just in case there are shipping issues, or something rolls behind one of my couches... (Read More)

So I Guess You Want a Ship?

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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 get out the door, and the bonus material is sucking all kinds of creative cycles. I doubt I can turn the... (Read More)

You've Waited Too Long For These...

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
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 final proof images for the Maxim 11 Keydrop and the 7-23 Tool.   (Read More)

Call for Papers

March 12th - via: schlockmercenary.com
I am new to the challenge coin tradition, and like most newbies to a discipline, I've taken to researching it in order to avoid stepping on toes. I have never been issued a coin, I've never been present at a challenge, and I've only personally seen two such coins prior to launching this project, but now I'm approaching the level of "armchair expert." I know the history of the things, including some key points in which the practices have changed, and I've learned that saying "the challenge coin tradition" these days is wildly inaccurate -- there appear to be far more "traditions" here than there are branches of service. (Read More)

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