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Erik W
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Has anyone considered using Monopoly money or something along those lines in place of the little money tokens?

The little tokens feel a little forlorn/out of place and it might add a more lucrative focus to the game as well as aid in immersion (maybe add a 1920's mobster feel?).
 
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brian
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Most people ditch monoply type money for poker chips. Strange that some one want sto actually use it.

I am sure it would work just fine.
 
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ArkhamTraveler wrote:
The little tokens feel a little forlorn/out of place

Wait, what?!? The money in Arkham is my single favourite money implementation in any game ever. Actually appears like money and isn't flimsy like paper. I wish every game used those money tokens.

It has never until this moment occurred to me that somebody would actually not like the AH money. My world is in disarray, and part of me wonders if this is some kind of elaborate and peculiar prank.

Wow.
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Erik W
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Well, I just think it would give more ambiance...

I keep the little money in this little harmonica box that I happened to have lying around and they fit quite snuggly. But it's a pain to deal with them sometimes because of the box and how small they are.
 
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Erik W
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Well, not quite "a pain". I tend to over-exaggerate.
 
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ArkhamTraveler wrote:
I tend to over-exaggerate.

I've never done that.
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I like the Arkham Money Tokens.

However I hate those magnifying glass clue things (how lame). And some time back I swapped them out for more representative markers such as half smoked cigarette butts, pieces of paper with notes like "the Byakhee did it" written on them, etc (in retrospect the blobs of snot-like slime weren't perhaps the best choice).

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i'm fine with the money. what *I* hate are the doom/elder sign tokens. I personally think they're the single worst graphical design choice in the game (though not having putting expansion symbols on the monster tokens is up there two). it is simply far too difficult to tell at a glance which side is up. i wish they would have made the doom side red or something.
 
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Christian Demers
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On my side, we use the money from the first edition produced by Chaosium. It fit the theme perfect because of the H.P. Lovecraft picture printed on it.
 
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