I am going to have to put a temporary hold on all incoming custom token work. If you are already in the queue (my wife pointed out my old way of spelling queue was wrong) then you will get your tokens. The situation is simply that I am over a year into making Tome of Beast tokens under a 2 year contract. If I don’t start putting more time into it I won’t have the packs done before the contract runs out. I am positive that Wolfgang will renew the license in some manner but as a matter of pride I need to finish these packs. I’ve tried to reserve weeks here and there to work on them but then those weeks get filled up with other token work and I end up not getting the monsters done. So I am making June, July and August reserved solely for making TOB sets.
I hate to turn down custom requests, it’s pretty much my lifeblood, not just the work but the interaction with all the great people who contact me for tokens. I’ve never been good at saying no, even when I know that I’m overbooked or that new additions will put me a week or two behind. So it’s not easy to just turn off this part of my work while I try to get at least three or four of the TOB packs done. I don’t think that I will get them all done since summer is typically chaotic with the girls so I may still have a reduced amount of time until the end of the year, but I will start working new request in.
So this is one of those problems that most people in my field would love to have. I realize that this is the result of having amazing patrons who come back time after time for custom tokens. I consider myself very lucky and I hope that when I open the gates to the chocolate factory in September that many of you will be there with shiny new requests.
A sincere thanks to all of you who support my work.