1.25" (31.75 mm) Close to the original Zorkmid diameter
1.630" (41.40 mm)
I’m pondering (yet again) the design and production of new zorkmids. Rather than going the custom coin route considered by Robin Lionheart in 2001, I’d like to have them made as arcade tokens. This appears to be much cheaper. These are the sizes commonly available. Up to the 0.984" (24.99mm) size are actually usable in most coin mechanisms in video games. The larger ones are usually used for other things: batting cages, car washes, and so on.
Why arcade tokens? It’s because I tinker with old arcade games and I think it would be fun to use zorkmids in mine. I’m pretty sure there are some people here who’d like to do the same.
I’m in the idea-gathering phase of this project. I don’t know if or when progress will be made.
I have a whole bunch of specialty tokens I’ve gotten for role-playing games and I find that whether I like one usually boils down to heft: does it feel substantial? So I’d definitely also like to hear about thickness and especially weight, too.