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Casino de la Ville Venteuse Mockups

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Mock-ups' started by Ozzie72, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Ozzie72

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    Hi everyone. Long-time lurker here...I've wanted a custom chip set for the longest time. I've decided that it's finally time to take the plunge and start working on a set. I likely won't order for a few months, since I'm planning a move, but I figured it couldn't hurt to start working on mockups.

    I've come up with a couple of sets that I really like, but I'd love to get feedback from anyone who's willing to offer it. Both sets would use the theme "Casino de la Ville Venteuse" ("Windy City Casino"). I think the eventual inlay would be white with a black line-art silhouette of the Chicago skyline's most recognizable buildings, with the casino name in script around the outer edge (top & bottom) and the denoms under the line-art.

    Cash Set
    The color scheme for this set is Chicago pro sports teams -- White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs. (The Bears are dead to me.) Denoms from left to right would be $0.50, $1.00, $5.00, and $10.00.

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    Tourney Set
    No specific color scheme for this set, other than 2 guiding rules: (1) traditional base colors for each denom, and (2) color combos that catch the eye. Yeah, the second one is very subjective, so it's my eye I'm pleasing. :Do Denoms for this set, from left to right, would be $5, $25, $100, $500, and $1000. I originally had planned to use the $5 chip from the cash game for the tourney set, but I ultimately decided that I wanted a consistent spot pattern for all the tourney chips, so I designed 2 versions and will split the quantity when I get down to ordering.

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    Very great start, make sure you get samples of the molds and colors (if you dont already have some).

    I am not a fan of the FDL mold, or the diamond square, but thats me.
    I have sample sets from allot of the people who have been making customs and found I did not like some of the colors that did look good on the design tool.

    Do you have some one doing graphics for you, it is a very good idea to put something together and add it to the chip design tool to get a feel of how the art looks with the chips and color..
     
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    Thanks! I don't have a designer yet, but I'll be posting in the forum thread at some point to solicit ideas for the inlay work. I know from reading that we have some very talented designers in our membership, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what they can do with my idea.

    I've got a sample set for the colors on its way from Classic Poker Chips. I've seen the FDL and other molds up-close before and am pretty comfortable with the FDL for my set. Honestly, I thought I'd prefer either the horsehead or the diamond & square just based on looks, but I decided on FDL after settling on the French-themed casino name (honoring my heritage).
     
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    Awesome, you are in the right place...Looking forward to seeing more of this design..:)
     
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    I like the chips, and am looking forward to seeing inlay designs.
    For the cash set, I personally favor denoms of $.25, $1, $5, $20
    A progression of 4:1 or 5:1 plays better and is more versatile.
     
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    I would consider changing the grey or the white chip in the cash. These color combos could easily be confused on the table. I know you are trying to use colors from Chicago teams but these two together might be a problem.
     
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    Thanks Capt. I'm starting to consider changing the $10 to $20. You're right that it makes the set more versatile. Any thoughts on quantity with that denom spread? Right now I'm thinking 200 of each should cover my usual # of players (8 to 10) and then some. (I've looked through the Home Game threads and know there are suggested counts there, just can't recall them right now...)
     
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    Thanks Lucky. I'll play around with the design tool and see what I come up with as an alternative.
     
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    I swapped the $0.25 with a 1/2 pie...what do you think?

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    I am inclined to think you will not need 200x $20. You could get by with probably fifty. I think CPC minimums will force you to buy 100.

    For my .25/.50 NLHE ($100 buy in) Game, I like the following:
    100x .25
    120x $1
    130x $5
    40x $25
    10x $100

    There are a lot of people that prefer larger stacks of smaller chips... I don't.
     
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    Thanks Shaggy. You know, I just looked back at my planning sheet...and I'm clearly out of my mind. This is what I have:

    150 x .50
    300 x $1
    200 x $5
    200 x $20

    That's a $5,375 set. There's no way in hell I'll ever host a cash game that needs that much stake. With the usual suspects in my group, our cash game is typically $1/2 NLHE, but occasionally we like to get crazy and play dealer's choice for $0.50 or $1 minimums. Upon further reflection, I think I should go with something closer to what you have:

    100 x .25
    200 x $1
    200 x $5
    100 x $20

    That gives me $3,225 in value, which should be plenty in any circumstance (and, coincidentally, give me the perfect size set for a 600-chip birdcage).
     
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    If your dealer's choice games are $0.50 min, I'd suggest making your lowest denom $0.50 rather than $0.25. This effectively gives you twice as many small denom chips since players won't need two to make a bet. Also, if you ever had a desire to play $0.25/$0.50 NLHE, you could instead play $0.50/$0.50... it plays virtually the same.
     
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