Help me design the new Hitching Post $2 chip

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I've been toying with a $2 chip for limit games for a while. Even though it won't see the table with many other chips I still want it to fit within the overall set. Here is the current set for reference.




I use cali colors so we would be looking at a green base. I'm leaning towards dark green but if someone came up with another really cool idea I am all ears. I had J5 mock up this version for me but I'm second guessing it



I also played around with quarter pies and produced the following:



Anyone else have any brilliant ideas?
 

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my only concern with the dark green would be whether the $25 would ever see the felt or if you'd only let the white hundo or cash play apart from the $2. dark green is basically black unless you're looking very hard, so i'd be concerned.

i like the idea of chips devoted exclusively to limit games being set apart from the rest of the set, so in this case i'd like a non-1/4" spot chip, i think. the quarter pie above is sweet and i'd probably noodle with colors using that spot pattern until i found something i like. dark green/green/saturn yellow would be pretty sweet imo or any lighter yellow.
 

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Green/light green is definitely the color to go with. Dark green not so great as the one chip it will play with is the black chip.

Green 4a14 arc yellow/butterscotch FTW.
 

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agree with jb. dark green/dark blue and black from any distant are hard to separate. and I say that looking at the samples right in front of my eyes.
 

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Ok dark green clashing against the black $25 makes sense. If I did a quarter pie would dark green still work for a quarter color with light green on half the chip and a splash of something else?

I would mock more of these up, but I'm on my phone so I only have the crappy chip builder app, not the full monte.
 

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I'm just gonna go ahead and say it... :cool:

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Reading your opening statement and viewing the current chips, the first thought that popped into my head was "a green 414 with peach spots would be a perfect fit." Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down a bit and saw the J5 mockup....

If building a complimentary limit set add-on, you might consider also adding a new $10 or $20 chip for use with the new $2 -- and dark green would no longer be an issue. I'd reserve the quarter-pie design for the larger chip.
 

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Reading your opening statement and viewing the current chips, the first thought that popped into my head was "a green 414 with peach spots would be a perfect fit." Imagine my surprise when I scrolled down a bit and saw the J5 mockup....

If building a complimentary limit set add-on, you might consider also adding a new $10 or $20 chip for use with the new $2 -- and dark green would no longer be an issue. I'd reserve the quarter-pie design for the larger chip.

Ok so if I did this...what do I do as a base for the other chip?
 

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Tom,

Floating this: I like the idea of a half pie as the $2, and tried for something that compliments the $25 chip without upstaging it. You also have a lot of chocolate/yellow already in the set so didn't want to go that direction, plus shades such as pink would work but don't seem to fit the scheme or match well with the $25.

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Tom,

Floating this: I like the idea of a half pie as the $2, and tried for something that compliments the $25 chip without upstaging it. You also have a lot of chocolate/yellow already in the set so didn't want to go that direction, plus shades such as pink would work but don't seem to fit the scheme or match well with the $25.

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You are absolutely right that I am leaning heavy in earth tone colors. The trick is I wanted all of my cash set to retain a western color palat (I didn't follow this on my tourney set) so my color spectrum is a bit restricted. In a vacuum I like your half pie, but in the context of the set I think it's a little outside what I've gone for.
 

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You are absolutely right that I am leaning heavy in earth tone colors. The trick is I wanted all of my cash set to retain a western color palat (I didn't follow this on my tourney set) so my color spectrum is a bit restricted. In a vacuum I like your half pie, but in the context of the set I think it's a little outside what I've gone for.

It may look a bit modern. This may work. Love the simplicity of it and I think the retro green would do ok with the black chip.

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I personally really like the $2 you have had J5 mock up in the OP but agree against the $25 there isn't enough contrast. You decided to add a $10 or $20 it's a clear winner IMO.

Incase se you don't go that way I threw together a few quick alternatives. I know a couple of them are close to your other chips (like the $5) but shouldn't be an issue if they aren't in play at the same time.

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I personally really like the $2 you have had J5 mock up in the OP but agree against the $25 there isn't enough contrast. You decided to add a $10 or $20 it's a clear winner IMO.

Incase se you don't go that way I threw together a few quick alternatives. I know a couple of them are close to your other chips (like the $5) but shouldn't be an issue if they aren't in play at the same time.

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I'm not opposed to adding a $10. The $25 will be at least a little hinky getting into play in a limit game anyway since it is an odd denomination.
 

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I'd go with dark green $2 with a white, maroon, or chocolate $10 1/4-pie. Here are a few quick mockups I thought looked decent and fit with your color scheme:

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I'd go with dark green $2 with a white, maroon, or chocolate $10 1/4-pie. Here are a few quick mockups I thought looked decent and fit with your color scheme:

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I like it. Not sure which quarter pie I like but this feels good to me
 

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I'd slap your Hitching Post inlay on the 1/4-pies before making any color decisions.... but I think the concept is sound, even with a generic white inlay.


For example, I think the light blue version is my least favorite of those listed -- but it very well may turn out to be the best one when combined with the yellowed inlay. No white in the inlay may tone down the light blue brightness, and will certainly give it a slightly more greenish tint.
 

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I'd slap your Hitching Post inlay on the 1/4-pies before making any color decisions.... but I think the concept is sound, even with a generic white inlay.


For example, I think the light blue version is my least favorite of those listed -- but it very well may turn out to be the best one when combined with the yellowed inlay. No white in the inlay may tone down the light blue brightness, and will certainly give it a slightly more greenish tint.

I've got to play with it when I can sit down on an actual computer. I'm curious how a white/maroon quarter pie would look as well.
 

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Tom, what stake do you plan to play most often and what starting stacks will you hand out for the most commonly spread game? how many chips are you going add?
 

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I also really, really liked J5's original mock up of the $2. It certainly feels like part of your NL cash set, which I don't think it's a problem at all, on the contrary... For my personal taste though, I'd go with Retro Green instead of Dark Green. It feels a lot more 'green' and it gives more contrast if you decide to use the $25s. If you go this route, I personally don't feel the quarter pie is the best option for the possible higher denom, but it might be just a matter of my taste...

Now, If you decide to go with a separate FL set and are set on the quarter pie, I'd consider other spots for the $2s that would match better with it. Maybe ½ pie, idk...

I would personally try to make those two chips more seamless with your NL cash set though, just in case you want to interchange chips... So I'd go Retro Green with 414 DG Peach, maybe Arc Yellow... If you want to add a higher denom, in case you're using your $25s and $100s in a simultaneous NL table, I'd go higher than $10, at least $20 but the higher the better imo... Maybe a $40? A barrel for a chip! :cool: jk...
 

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Tom, what stake do you plan to play most often and what starting stacks will you hand out for the most commonly spread game? how many chips are you going add?

I plan on playing 2/4 or 4/8. I want to be able to give my players some nice fat stacks. With this and a higher denom specifically dedicated to limit not sure what kind of numbers I would need.
 

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I also really, really liked J5's original mock up of the $2. It certainly feels like part of your NL cash set, which I don't think it's a problem at all, on the contrary... For my personal taste though, I'd go with Retro Green instead of Dark Green. It feels a lot more 'green' and it gives more contrast if you decide to use the $25s. If you go this route, I personally don't feel the quarter pie is the best option for the possible higher denom, but it might be just a matter of my taste...

Now, If you decide to go with a separate FL set and are set on the quarter pie, I'd consider other spots for the $2s that would match better with it. Maybe ½ pie, idk...

I would personally try to make those two chips more seamless with your NL cash set though, just in case you want to interchange chips... So I'd go Retro Green with 414 DG Peach, maybe Arc Yellow... If you want to add a higher denom, in case you're using your $25s and $100s in a simultaneous NL table, I'd go higher than $10, at least $20 but the higher the better imo... Maybe a $40? A barrel for a chip! :cool: jk...

I'm open to whatever will work the best for higher denoms. I'm not a big limit player so any advice people have on the higher denom is appreciated. I will be using these chips specifically for limit and nothing else.
 

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If your only planning on playing 2/4-4/8 your best bet is to play with a bunch of $1. We play a lot of limit with our home game groups with those stakes and Abby/I both have 1,200 $1 chips to support those games. This allows for some monster stacks for each person and we use $20 chips as 1/chip = 1/barrel to make change for people that need it. Works out great. The best live limit games generally have a 3/6 or 4/8 chip structure, what your proposing is only have a 1/2 or 2/4 chip structure. If you were playing higher or if you are planning on 4/8 with a half/full kill (you haven't said anything about that) then I would go with the $2 chips.
 

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I plan on playing 2/4 or 4/8. I want to be able to give my players some nice fat stacks. With this and a higher denom specifically dedicated to limit not sure what kind of numbers I would need.

i think $2/4 is best played with $1s as the workhorse. if you used $2s, you would either have to have $1s on the table as the SB or use $2/2 blinds (which i think is fine actually). i prefer to use $1s just because part of the fun of limit is having big stacks of chips in the pot. if i'm reading your chip count in your pr0n thread right, you have something like 660 $1s. you could just add another 340 and have a rack per player at a 10-handed LHE game. or if you're going to do 8-max, obv you only need 140 more.

for $4/8, if you use $2s (i actually still like to use $1s here, too, but you need a lot more obv, so $2s is fine), i also prefer having a rack per player. and then get enough of the larger denom (preferably $20s imo, but $10s are fine) to fill in at least one more buy-in for each player. then if you still need chips after that you can either let cash play or bust out the peppermints.

EDIT: looks like i was typing at the same time as Payback. i concur! :)
 

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I plan on playing 2/4 or 4/8. I want to be able to give my players some nice fat stacks. With this and a higher denom specifically dedicated to limit not sure what kind of numbers I would need.

A rack of $2's per player would be sweet, and easy to calculate/handle for buy-ins. Get $10s or $20s to make up the difference in individual buy-in amounts and for re-loads. I'd lean towards $10 chips, simply because you will need twice as many (and more chips = better).

Jack's probably gonna say you need a minimum of 2000 $2's, especially if you spread 4/8 more often. :)


EDIT: typing same time as jbutler and payback. Totally agree that 2/4 works best with $1 chips, but that doesn't require that a $2 Hitching Post chip gets made..... :(
 
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