Rework (08/12/19) design approach: Our main goal with the rework was to create a more granular offering with a set composed of the exact tokens needed for play (some players were not interested in the “buff” tokens: armor and power) alongside a set of supplementary tokens. In the process, we wanted to get the price of the Primary Set as low as possible. We accomplished this by finding further efficiency in the Stun/Chain combination. After a night of brainstorming, Jonathan said “isn’t a Chain just a Stun for your deck?” and things fell pretty quickly into place after that.
We took the opportunity to redesign both the stun and chain side of the token while there, and we think the theme of both is more in-line with the KeyForge aesthetic as established with Age of Ascension. You’ll notice that there are 6-Chain sides and 1-Chain sides, and the stun design on the flip of each is slightly different, allowing for easy recognition on the table. Combining those two tokens also allowed us to include more of each in the set, which helps cover the myriad stun effects currently in the game.
Original design approach: When we approached this set, we knew that there were a number of problems we could solve. First and foremost, the keys had to not just feel and look extravagant (it is KEYforge, after all) – they had to function clearly and not be fiddly. Stun and Power needed to have a visceral presence on the board (cards simply do not cut it!) and the latter needed to be capable of easily tracking multiple buffs since it happens so often in the game. Chains needed to not only have that same visceral presence, but feel heavy and, well, uncomfortable. Tracking a number on a reference card just does not give the impression of being restrained! And of course, Damage moving from three separate tokens to a single, easily flippable token was a given.
Additionally, we had to reinforce the “animated but not childish” KeyForge aesthetic. Bright colors and over-the-top personalities can easily slide into the realm of “silly”, but after many iterations we finally honed in on the balance. Notice the slight “bubble” to each token, one of many features that subtly ties every Archon Token to the entities found in The Crucible.
We prototyped this set more than any other to make sure that we got it right. We hope you find it as uncompromising as we do!
Archon Tokens includes the perfect number of non-Amber Archon Tokens for a single player – and potentially enough for two depending on the matchup! Includes:
15x Damage Tokens (double-sided, paint-filled)
11x Stun/1-Chain Tokens (double-sided, paint-filled)
4x Stun/6-Chain Tokens (double-sided, paint-filled)
1x Blue Key (double-sided, paint-filled)
1x Red Key (double-sided, paint-filled)
1x Yellow Key (double-sided, paint-filled)
Here are a few more reasons why we love Archon Tokens:
- Art-forward design creates a more engaging story, every time
- Laser-cut to exceedingly precise measurements, with intricate border textures
- Engraved and hand-filled with high-contrast paint on both sides
- Striking colors provide easy recognition and comprehension at a glance
- Will not bend, warp, or fade over time
- Made from the highest quality acrylic available
- Designed in-house at Covenant in Tulsa, OK
- Manufactured in small batches in Tulsa, OK
Every token is covered with adhesive protective paper to prevent cosmetic damage during shipment, so peel them before use! The appearance of your tokens may vary ever so slightly from the renderings and images shown here due to color variations in displays, cameras, and acrylic.
Archon Tokens are third-party accessories produced and sold exclusively by us, Team Covenant. Though compatible with KeyForge and similar games, they are not associated with or officially endorsed by Fantasy Flight Games or any other entity.
Shipping and returns
Every order ships within 3 business days due to COVID limitations, unless it contains a pre-order item. Any order that contains at least one pre-order item will ship once every item in the order is available.
USPS is our shipping provider and we offer First-Class and Priority shipping methods. First-Class shipping is economy-grade shipping that includes tracking but no insurance in the case of loss or damage. Priority shipping includes tracking and insurance of $100 for Domestic, and $200 for international shipments. If you would like to protect your order from the unlikely chance of a shipping mishap, look to Priority!