i'm new. hi. rochester, ny. i think i googled poker chip forum to find this place. just recently took an interest in chips because obama offered to pay for 10% of my house, so i finally have a place to host a game. i'm kinda terrified because i know i have the collector/nerd gene and not enough money for a new vice. so i want to buy 2 sets and be done with it. for life. we'll see. i'd bet against it. just got the sample set.
so, i'm pretty sure i want customized chips. i'm thinking one cheap set with bad caricatures of the regulars at our game, probably with vinyl labels. cash game denominations, .25 thru $25. and another with tourney denoms, 25 through whatever. probably ceramics, since i want a pop culture theme with detailed images. pearl jam, fear and loathing, tv or movie characters, syracuse basketball, etc. anyone got any good examples of the pop culture idea? someone must have made a godfather or grateful dead set or something like that, right? are these hard to have made, because of copyrights? would a small order stand a better chance, since it would appear to be less likely used for resale?
generally not a fan of hotstamps, but if i do make a pearl jam set, is this image do-able? without the text, i mean. http://991.com/newgallery/Pearl-Jam-Alive-462049.jpg
seems like it might be too busy or messy.
can you have the welcome to fabulous las vegas sign altered to say, like, welcome to fabulous noone's basement, or are there more copyright problems?
does anyone "rent" chips from casinos for their home games? i go to vegas 3-4x a year and was thinking, why not just bring home a rack of singles and 2 stacks of fives from whatever casino i'm at? do you run the risk of them becoming obsolete? how long of a window do they give you to return discontinued chips?
quarter and fifty cent chips are nowhere to be found in vegas anymore, correct?
if a friend is offering 2 racks of casino de isthmus paulsons for $1 a chip, should i do that just for resale? $25's, $100 and $500's, i think.
that's all i can think of for now.