hello from the midwest

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For the last week or so I've been watching different poker chip videos and just about ever one mentioned this site, so I decided to 'bite the bullet' and try making an account to try and learn more, specifically about how to host for smaller games. but i cant wait to be able to start talking and learning more from people much more experienced then me.
 

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Welcome! Glad to have you join us! Ask any questions you may have and feel free to send a PM!!
 

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Welcome! What part of the Midwest, specifically?
I live in the land on 10,000 lakes, which is Minnesota nice for 11,842. and if you wanted to be more specific, I think its safe to say I'm part of the 90% of the sates population the lives in or near the twin city's.

and no, I don't have a Minnesota accent, that only a rural Minnesota thing, just about the only thing I'll say is "warshing" instead of "washing"
blame my mother
 

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The first thing to learn from us "experienced" (yeah right :p ) people ..............................
1. Buy a hot dog roller
2. Get samples of everything
3. Really, Buy a hot dog roller! :D
 

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The first thing to learn from us "experienced" (yeah right :p ) people ..............................
1. Buy a hot dog roller
2. Get samples of everything
3. Really, Buy a hot dog roller! :D
Well, asking my first question didn’t take long at all. What exactly is a hotdog roller? Is it some poker thing or are you trying to tell me to get the thing that’s on just about every gas station?
 

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Well, asking my first question didn’t take long at all. What exactly is a hotdog roller? Is it some poker thing or are you trying to tell me to get the thing that’s on just about every gas station?
Gas station thing
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And to answer your next question - yes I am a fat guy and yes I like food
 

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Welcome missFortune it could end up costing you a small fortune if you're not careful around here. Joining us and spending cash on chips seen to be like "Connected"
 

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Welcome missFortune it could end up costing you a small fortune if you're not careful around here. Joining us and spending cash on chips seen to be like "Connected"
Yeah, that was something I had figured. But I think for now I’m interested in getting a budget chip set. And maybe later I’ll see if I want anything more Substantial
 

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If you fill us in on how "budget" we can offer recommendations
Well, I think for the time being I’d never have more then 5 players, maybe 6 once in a blue moon. So I guess a set of 300 ish, maybe 200 depending on price. And I wouldn’t want to spend to much more then a $100-$150

As for stakes, that’s a little bit different then I think most people here are used to. The players and I are all about of a dnd group. And we were thinking that it might be a fun thing to do is that at the end of a session we could use some of our gold to play poker, because sometimes you just need a little more gold the buy that one item you need
Not sure if I’d want to do tournament or “cash” games for that. But I think that’s more something I should ask the others on their opinions
 

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Well, I think for the time being I’d never have more then 5 players, maybe 6 once in a blue moon. So I guess a set of 300 ish, maybe 200 depending on price. And I wouldn’t want to spend to much more then a $100-$150

It may be the upper end of your budget, but check out chips from @SUN-FLY Poker Chips at https://www.apollonchips.com/. With you needing such few chips there is no reason to limit yourself to the metal slugged junk they sell on Amazon.
 

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Well, I think for the time being I’d never have more then 5 players, maybe 6 once in a blue moon. So I guess a set of 300 ish, maybe 200 depending on price. And I wouldn’t want to spend to much more then a $100-$150

As for stakes, that’s a little bit different then I think most people here are used to. The players and I are all about of a dnd group. And we were thinking that it might be a fun thing to do is that at the end of a session we could use some of our gold to play poker, because sometimes you just need a little more gold the buy that one item you need
Not sure if I’d want to do tournament or “cash” games for that. But I think that’s more something I should ask the others on their opinions
Yeah sounds like you could do a cash or tourney, with the buyin and payout being “in-game” gold. Just depends on your preference - I can see pros and cons to each- mostly depending on time allotment for poker.

How much gold does each player usually have? How much gold do you think people are willing to wager? Such as 10% of their gold or 100% of their gold?

Depending on the amount, I could see a quick turbo tourney or a 2/5 or 5/10+ Cash-style game could make sense.
 
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Minnesota, that makes you practically a fellow Swede, right? Oh and welcome!
 

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As for stakes, that’s a little bit different then I think most people here are used to. The players and I are all about of a dnd group. And we were thinking that it might be a fun thing to do is that at the end of a session we could use some of our gold to play poker, because sometimes you just need a little more gold the buy that one item you need
Not sure if I’d want to do tournament or “cash” games for that. But I think that’s more something I should ask the others on their opinions

Another option to consider - there are people here who use poker chips for other games (like D&D) to track in-game currency and expendable items. You could do that, and play poker at the end of the night with that day's leftovers. People who win can start the next D&D game with their winnings
 

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200-300 chips for $100-$150 is tight, but there are options.

I think you need to decide game (cash or tournament) and stakes before we can give you any real suggestions. But I think a 6-person cash or tournament with 300 chips is possible. Breakdown will depend on game and stakes.

EDIT: If you are thinking a tournament might be a realistic possibility, you'd be foolish not to bid $150 on @AK Chip's charity auction. It's 600+ real clay chips, and will certainly handle 5-6 players. And shipping is included!

EDIT2: Too late. Looks like the bid is $200 already.
 
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200-300 chips for $100-$150 is tight, but there are options.

I think you need to decide game (cash or tournament) and stakes before we can give you any real suggestions. But I think a 6-person cash or tournament with 300 chips is possible. Breakdown will depend on game and stakes.

EDIT: If you are thinking a tournament might be a realistic possibility, you'd be foolish not to bid $150 on @AK Chip's charity auction. It's 600+ real clay chips, and will certainly handle 5-6 players. And shipping is included!

EDIT2: Too late. Looks like the bid is $200 already.
Yeah, by the time I had seen the post it had already passed $200, and I think had even gone to $325. But it’s for a good cause so I’m ok with missing out.
Yeah I’m starting to realize my max budget might need to end up getting raised. So I think for now I’ll say that I think I’ll only need a 300 piece set. And with this being my first set I don’t think I’d want to spend much more the $.50 a chip. But, sigh I guess I can have my mace pet chip being $1.00
 

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Yeah sounds like you could do a cash or tourney, with the buyin and payout being “in-game” gold. Just depends on your preference - I can see pros and cons to each- mostly depending on time allotment for poker.

How much gold does each player usually have? How much gold do you think people are willing to wager? Such as 10% of their gold or 100% of their gold?

Depending on the amount, I could see a quick turbo tourney or a 2/5 or 5/10+ Cash-style game could make sense.
Another option to consider - there are people here who use poker chips for other games (like D&D) to track in-game currency and expendable items. You could do that, and play poker at the end of the night with that day's leftovers. People who win can start the next D&D game with their winnings
Alright, well not tipical, we did get quite a large pay out form a hard quest and a level up, each of us getting 12,500 goild once it was split 4 ways. And I think perhaps a relatively low stakes game now that we’re are at a desk try high level would be 2,000 gold, that being the cost of just a +1 enchanted weapon when I think atleast some of the party has level 3 weapons or more. But yeah, before or after buying items for the end of session it would be nice to have a short ish poker game to maybe spread around that gold we don’t really have any plans for at the moment. And sometimes you gust need a few extra 100 gold to get that one item you need and this could be a more fun way to do that rather then being like one player I’d now indebted to another
 
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