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Steve Briscoe
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I am probably in the minority here but I really do love the plastic coins.


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What do you think of the plastic coins?
I really love them.
I really hate them.
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Joakim Björklund
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Yes, we are a minority.
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Love them !
Use the coins in all my prototypes...
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Sentieiro wrote:
Love them !
Use the coins in all my prototypes...


That makes perfect sense... they do look exactly like prototype coins.
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Yep, I love them. If I had enough of them, I'd sub them for the money in every game I owned.
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You guys are nuts. They're plain, ugly, misshapen, and you can't even stack them because they slip and slide everywhere.

Other than "they remind me that I bought a great Wallace game", what possible reason can you have for liking them?
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:

Other than "they remind me that I bought a great Wallace game", what possible reason can you have for liking them?


You named the primary one: They're plain. They don't get in the way of anything, and are easier to count up than often poorly differentiated / overly illustrated cardboard coins. By the same token, they're also flexible in that you can assign any convenient denominations you like to them, if the publisher happened to choose an awkward distribution for the game.

I also happen to like the feel / sound of the chips, certainly more than cardboard. I've never had any misshapen ones either. Also, they will never show wear.
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I find them difficult to pick up. Just too thin.

Nate do you ever use poker chips. All the benefits with the only possible detractor being they are larger. Which I personally prefer anyway.
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I have short nails and can pick them up easily, just add slight pressure to the edge and they lift up slightly enough to hold them. I love them for the sound, the aesthetics and theme of old coinage. Poker chips, though brilliant as they are, just don't fit well with me for an industrial themed game like this.
None of mine are mis shapen, perhaps you had a faulty batch.
I cannot understand anyone preffering cardboard over these...........Poker chips I do understand, again for the solidity and aesthetics, but pennies fit well with me.
 
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At least the ones in Brass are bigger than the ones in London! The silver ones in London are too small.
I generally cardboard coins printed with values and with different sizes for different values.

Most annoying is odd denominations like in The Scepter of Zavandor where there is no 1, just 2, 5, and 10, so you waste a lot of time doing the maths to avoid wasting the odd 1
 
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Hate them... Go Poker chips!!!meeple
 
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Poker chips or metal coins.
 
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I've grown fond of them.

They are easy to handle and stack.
 
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I'm somewhere in between, but voted "love them", because I kind of like them. But I don't really mind using whatever money comes with whatever game - even paper money if it's thick enough and doesn't stick together. But I like the Wallace Coins better than most. It does tend to be an issue explaining that the "gold" isn't gold and is worth less than the silver, every time.
 
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Yes, It is easy for me being in the U.K. as the coins are similar in that we have a silver 5 new pence and the brown being 1 new pence.
 
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I play too many fantasy silver-and-gold games - perhaps if the gold discs were copper or other color and physically smaller then my brain would wrap around the concept better, or perhaps if they came numbered or were molded coins.

However, I have enough games that I just substitute other money. With Brass, I like to use the money tokens from Arkham Horror (1s, 5s, and 10s with clear numbers on them).
 
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Verbosity wrote:
I play too many fantasy silver-and-gold games - perhaps if the gold discs were copper or other color and physically smaller then my brain would wrap around the concept better, or perhaps if they came numbered or were molded coins.

I think you will find that they are brass!
 
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