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Tome of Beasts, a beast of a project

Today I finally get to announce the project I’ve been working on for several months now.

Tome of Beasts Tokens.

I will be making a token for every entry in the Tome of Beasts. Published by Kobold Press Tome of Beasts is packed with 400 creatures for your fantasy campaign.
I will be creating the tokens in order of appearance in the tome. Each pack will contain 50 (+/- a couple) tokens. Each pack will sell for $8 instead of the usual $5.

The first 50 tokens are done and I hope to release the next set of 50 around the end October and if I can maintain the pace sets every two months until the entire tome is represented.

I would like to thank Wolgang Baur head Kobold at Kobold Press for giving me permission to tackle this project. Kobold Press had contacted me during their Kickstarter for ToB and had asked about my availability. I think the cost to produce 400 tokens was ok with them but the turnaround time for 400 tokens was at least a year at that point. I hadn’t thought much about it until I started getting requests for these cool monsters from some patrons. Once I realized the source was ToB I was curious to see if Wolf gang would work with and grant me permission to use the license for making tokens. I knew it was still going to be a ton of work but the trade-off is having a body of work that is backed by a great company and great team. Even though the contract was signed in March I wouldn’t really dig into it until August after the house was back in order and the girls off to school.

 

Now that the kitchen is done and the girls are back in school I am back to making tokens full-time. If you are waiting on a custom token I am trying to beat the 4 week turnaround and get you your tokens sooner. I’m still playing catch up though so don’t hold your breath quite yet.

before and after pics

I have another large job that I am working on as well as the above ToB job. I am creating a massive set of vikings and the Norse gods they worship. This set will be over 50 tokens when finished. All Thanks to a long time patron Lee S. Thanks.

 

As always thanks to all of my patrons and supporters that keep me busy, I appreciate it more than you know.

3 Replies to “Tome of Beasts, a beast of a project”

  1. Your doing an amazing job! I started my campaign and my group meta gamed the monster Manuel, so using the TOB was perfect but not having tokens was tough. Your a miracle worker keep it up.

  2. I was so excited when the first pack hit Roll20 and I realized that you’d be doing all of them (based on the alphabetical order and all). Can’t wait to purchase each as they come out! I’ve already replaced the stand in angatra and blemmyes tokens with your official ones!

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