I backed the Tabletop Forge Kickstarter at a level where the pledge reward included a custom token.
Tabletop Forge is an impressive Google+ Hangouts app for roleplayers. It allows gamers to have the tabletop gaming experience without actually all being at the same tabletop. Google+ Hangouts provide the impressive video functions and the Tabletop Forge app adds the gaming extras such as a map for tracking battles and progress.
When it came to collect on my custom token – since Tabletop Forge raised nearly ten times the amount asked for – I had to use words to describe my character. A challenge.
This challenge was compounded by the fact that the character I wanted as a token was very visual. The concept I had designed him around was a visual one; this later become a plot issue in our game.
James Hazelett (better known as Devin Night) was the artist assigned to creating the custom token for me. He showed me a sketch via email once and then delivered the final product. It’s impressive. Here’s my Winspear, the Dragonborn gladiator.
On his blog Devin has other custom tokens on display. It must be quite hard drawing a character from a birds eye point of view. I don’t know the gamers who designed this lot but they look like an interesting bunch.
Thanks to Devin Night for permission to repost these images.