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Atlantean Fantasy Tokens

I've been experimenting with a variety of uses for the fantasy tokens. One obvious usage is as "men" in backgammon, chess, checkers and senet.

Another use for me is as part of tabletop D&D gaming.

Yet another usage is in LRPGs such as Wizard 3d.

Still another use for gold game pieces is as chips in card games such as poker and blackjack, using various sizes to indicate denomination or relative value.

Solid gold gaming pieces could spice up any game that uses chips or counters, making the game a real upwardly-mobile acquisition. The fine art factor adds a bit of additional value in the higher stratospheres; a fine-art gold-token backgammon set could run anywhere from $2500 with a plain travel board, up to $35,000, depending on the weight and design of the gold and the level of craftsmanshipof the board, meaning that at the $35,000 price tag, I would tend to include a designer board which has a cost of around $750.

I can see solid gold charms, amulets, runes, gold pieces, powerups and more. They could be used as lair treasures and actually won by players, who get to keep the treasures they win in a specially created game, but this would be a fund-raiser type event, from my perspective, not a commerical enterprise.

Another terrific use for the gold fantasy tokens is as wedding or graduation commemoratives or any family event that deserves a special memorial item to be distributed among the guests.

The fact is that at a cost roughly equivalent to a couple of cups of coffee at your local Starbucks, a handmade fine-art solid gold Vaults of Time fantasy token is a relatively inexpensive way to make a very big impression.