I'm trying to understand why these carry such a premium over the china clays. What am I missing?
Well, I'm probably going to kIck myself. There's a set of BCC GCR chips for sale that I could get, but once I figure out shipping and duties, it would be well over my budget. As much as I'd like to get them, I think I'll just stick to looking at china clays...
The Yak ceramic samples I have are very nice, though, and I can see the appeal.
This is the first time for me seeing this thread. I wish I could say one way or the other but I'm rather torn. I started out with China Clays and sold them before I even played a game with them. Then I bought ceramic chips and had a custom denomination done (Royal Yaks) for my cash game. Then I bought clay chips (Paulson's) followed by several thousand more Paulson clay chips.
Now I've got almost 2k ceramic chips (Yaks) and only about 1500 Clay (Paulson) chips. I think I prefer the clay chips better but for what I needed them for I couldn't beat the price and quality of the ceramic Yaks. There was no possible way I could have swung having nearly 2k custom clay Paulsons made whereas the ceramic chips were much more affordable.
Long story short... Get some of both like I did . Diversity can be a good thing
The flesh, it is weak. I love the look of the GCR solids too much to stay away.
I couldn't handle the full set, but the half set works for the majority of the games I have (10 or less players), and I still have the slugged set for larger games. This mold is apparently one of the heavier BCC molds (closer to 10g), and the colours look to be distinct enough to address the main complaints with the current set I have (small denoms and close colours). I'm still a bit short on the 5000 denom (grey), but I'll work around that.
As for pr0n, that will have to wait, as I'm having them sent to a US address. I'll pick them up during my next visit to the US. Might as well take advantage of the exemption. But there will be pr0n...all I need is patience.