Campaign Coins are an Australian company who make coins, tokens, dice and other gaming props and accessories. I’ve reviewed their dice and tokens before here on the blog, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming arrival of the rewards from their RPG Treasure crowdfunding campaign, but for today we’re looking at their Epic D20 Coins.
Before I start, an apology for the lateness of this post! I received the coins over a month ago, snapped a bunch of pics, promptly came down very sick which took me out of action for a couple of weeks – and I came straight back from that into a huge work crunch in my day job. I missed out on some cool stuff while I was out sick, but thankfully these coins are an evergreen product and are no less nifty now than they were a month ago.
D&D 5th Edition has seen a rise in the use of D2s, coins, and other two-sided tokens to represent in-game coin flips and 50/50 chances. Campaign Coins have made a range of D20 coins in the past, and my last review included one of their standard D20 “Crits or Fails” coins in the Limited Edition “Adamantine” finish. This original design was released in 2014.
The Epic D20 Coin, released through a 2018 Kickstarter, is an upgrade from the standard coin in every way. The website describes it thusly:
It’s the size of a poker chip, 1½ inches in diameter (39 mm), and a hefty 3 mm thick. The coin weighs 0.6 oz (18 grams). Compared to our standard D20 Coin, it is one-third larger, three times as heavy, and far more detailed. It’s a beauty.
And honestly, they’re not kidding.
The Epic D20 coins feel really satisfying in the hand – they’re substantially bigger than the standard coins, and they add the scalloped edge to the standard coin’s design which makes them feel more finished and luxurious. I think the brushed satin finish of the Epic Coins is nicer, too. Other than the scalloped edge the design is basically the same, with what I think is a small revamp of the backgrounds behind each numeral. The larger coin and the crisper finish combine to make the design stand out better, in my opinion.
(Even if you don’t need coin flips, I can attest to the fact that they make great fidget tools. I shred far fewer of my character sheets into unrecognisable scraps of paper when I have a stack of Campaign Coins tokens on the table!)
The Epic coins come in Antique Gold, Antique Silver and Antique Copper variants and you can buy them singly or in five-packs. Here you can see the three colours in comparison; they’re all lovely, but I think my favourite is the Antique Copper.
For more of an idea of how the coins look together, check out the gallery below. One of the pictures includes the Adamantine version of the standard D20 coin, for a comparison of size and finish.
The Long and the Short of It
As usual, I’m thoroughly impressed with Campaign Coins’ product. The Epic D20 coins are an iteration and a huge improvement on their previous standard coins, and they’re a pleasure to play with. I don’t have a huge amount of use for D2s and coin flips, since my RPG heart belongs to games other than D&D, but these coins are absolutely still welcome on my table. If you do use coins or D2s, I don’t think you could go wrong with these.
PR sample: these items were provided free of charge, for my unbiased review.