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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

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Patriarch
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I see many people using plastic from shops like boardgamepeices.com etc. But I'm wondering if any of you have ever had plastic minis done, and if you would care to share your experiences and other info like.. Price, vendor etc.

Much appreciated. Thanks :)

OrlandoPat
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Rolco!

If you're having the pieces made in the US, use Rolco. I can't recommend them highly enough. They're at http://www.rolcogames.com/

- Patrick Matthews
Live Oak Games
www.liveoakgames.com

Patriarch
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Re: Rolco!

OrlandoPat wrote:
If you're having the pieces made in the US, use Rolco. I can't recommend them highly enough. They're at http://www.rolcogames.com/

- Patrick Matthews
Live Oak Games
www.liveoakgames.com

Yes you can! :)

You could tell me about your experiences with them, prices, numbers etc.

Checking their website now.

Thanks :)

OrlandoPat
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A story of Rolco

My first game (Ice Lake) needed plastic pieces - ice skates to be specific. Being new to the business, I searched and searched for something. Finally a friend of mine said "what are you doing? Just call Judy at Rolco and get on with it already."

I called Judy, she showed me their "silhouette pawn" style of game piece, and I was off and running. During the process of designing the piece, they even gave me pointers as to what they needed in order to create the mold for me.

Sorry, I don't remember the tooling or per-piece costs.

However, and here comes the great part, since then they've been available for whatever questions I have.

I haven't published another game that requires plastic pieces since that first one. However, over the years, I have had at least half a dozen prototypes in various stages of testing and development. Whenever any questions came up regarding piece feasability, approximate unit cost, or anything like that, I just call Rolco, and they work with me to get good answers quickly.

In short, they're the kind of company that you want to be doing business with. They give you a good price, meet their deadlines, and are available for any questions that may come up.

My next game (hopefully) will go into manufacturing in a couple months. When that happens, one of my requirements to the US manufacturers who bid on the job will be that they use Rolco.

How's that for an endorsement?

Patriarch
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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

A great post, thanks. Too bad you cant recall the prices.

I tried emailing them, but got a 'attemp failed' mail back. I'll try again in a few days.

Patriarch
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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

Hmmm... still getting an error :(

Patriarch
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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

Now their website has been down for two days?

Patriarch
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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

Ok, I'm going crazy here.

No website, no email. Does anyone have their number. Guess my only option is to make an overseas phone call.

OrlandoPat
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I'm not sure what the story is.

I sent an e-mail to my contact when I saw your note this morning. As soon as I hear, I'll post.

- Pat

OrlandoPat
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Try this one

Well, rolco@rolcoinc.com seems to be working for me. Good luck!

Patriarch
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So any of you ever had plastic peices made for you game?

Hmmm... I get this when writing that address:

Quote:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

Website is down right?

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