13 February 2014 | 27 Comments
Last week I posted a poll regarding some realistic resource tokens we’re looking to produce and package in a “Treasure Chest” for use in a number of games. I really appreciate all the votes, and I learned something important from the comments: There is a clear delineation between “raw” and “refined” resources in games, potentially calling for two separate treasure chests to appeal to both types.
Thus I present to you sketches raw and refined resources from the lovely Katy Grierson:
As you can see, some of these resources are labeled for the polls below, while others are not. The only one that might be a bit confusing are the gems, which are three different shapes and colors. I’m trying to figure out which color is used most often in other games (or is the most desired) AND the best shape–two separate polls.
The materials in parentheses tell you what the pieces would be made out of. Resin is that nice hard plastic you see in upscale miniatures. The metal is zinc–it’s nice and heavy (it’s what the gold in Euphoria is made out of).
Thanks for your input! Please share this with others, as the more input I get, the more accurately I can produce a treasure chest that will satisfy the most people. I’m hoping to put at least one of these treasure chests on Kickstarter in early summer, so you can subscribe to this blog our our e-newsletter to get a notification e-mail when the Kickstarter launches.