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Had an idea for a custom denom set and wanted to see how people react to it.

$1/8 (twelve and a half cents, half a quarter - this used to be a coin called a "bit.")
$1
$8
$64

Multiples of eight, all the way.

This would correspond to a bit, a byte, a word, and a frame, in computerland.
 

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crazy... these might correspond well to electronics, but prolly not so much for a practical cash game.
 

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I love this place. :cool:

And nothing will ever compare to pltrgyst's prime numbers chip set, complete with 33-1/3c frac. Pics, Larry?
 

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They *could* be BCC hot stamps (if someone would just buy them from me and get them stamped)!
 

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Almost had cheerios come out my f'n nose I laughed so hard....
 

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Had an idea for a custom denom set and wanted to see how people react to it.

$1/8 (twelve and a half cents, half a quarter - this used to be a coin called a "bit.")
$1
$8
$64

Multiples of eight, all the way.

This would correspond to a bit, a byte, a word, and a frame, in computerland.

Don't forget the 512 and 4096 denoms for the tourney set.
 

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This would be an awesome set if a host ever wanted to kill a home game and insure players don't come back.
 

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My God could you imagine running bank for the night?

No I don't have your half cent!
 

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I would make my standard open $3.375, just to tilt everyone.

Seriously though, I would get a huge kick out of playing with that set. Especially with the rest of the table completely tilted. :D
 

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Binary jokes aside, the idea behind this actually started while thinking of my micro-stakes quarters game... For the group I'm getting, a big blind of 25 cents is more appropriate than a 25/50 cent game. I don't have a smaller frac, no nickels or dimes... I have quarters.

But got to thinking, I can use my .50 fracs as a "half" of a quarter, or 12.5 cents, or one eighth... Which was an actual unit of currency in the US and other countries, once open a time, before breaking things into hundred (per "cents") became a thing.

Back in the day, a quarter wasn't 25 of anything... it was 1/4. Hence the name.

And half a quarter is actually an old unit of coin - called a "bit." Eight bits to a dollar, like the old chant, "two bits, four bits, eight bits, a dollar!" Also the source of the term associated with pirates, "pieces of eight."

The computer term 'bit" was actually taken from the old monetary term.

At the same time I had also been playing in my head with the idea of a cash set with these denoms:
20 cents
1 dollar
5 dollars
25 dollars

Why? Because each unit is a perfect multiple of five of the previous.

Well, if you have bits, you don't actually need quarters, since two bits is a quarter. You'd need bits, and dollars... and if you want to extend the whole "perfect multiples" idea, you get 1/8, 1, 8, and 64 as your denoms.

In the bigger cash game I used to run, I'd occasionally break into my green $25s, but I've never broken out a hundo. Even the 1/2 games I've played have never needed to go beyond the greens. So if I had a set with a $64 denom, I don't think I'd ever need to break out $512 checks.

It would be easy to cut checks and count stacks, too - you'd cut 4 at a time. Two stacks of four bits is a dollar - a byte of eight bits. Coincidentally, four bits, half a byte, is a nibble.
Likewise for all the bigger denoms; a stack of 8 is the next denom up. You'd just use stacks of 8 or 16 instead of 10 or 20 to count. Although standard barrel racks of 20 x 5 or 25 x 4 lead to an oddness... On the other hand, two racks of a denom is equal to a stack of 25 of the next denom, which ain't bad.

I don't even think it would be that hard to play with... if you want to think in tens, an 8 and two singles is a ten.
Three 8's is 24... so three and a single are your classic 25.
Four 8's is a 32 bet - easily replaces a 30 bet.
I dunno, it just doesn't seem hard... and think the basic math would become routine very, very quickly.

Frankly, for 1/2 limit and 2/4 limit, the 8 denom is kinda nice - 8 is a capped big bet at 1/2, and 8 is a big bet raise at 2/4.

I don't know what I'd do for the art - binary/computer theme? Or spanish reals with pieces of eight? Or what?

Hmmm... too bad there's no F mold (a hexadecimal F is a binary 11111111.) Maybe this is more of a ceramic set...
 

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I would make my standard open $3.375, just to tilt everyone.

I get your joke, but here's the thing... that's just three dollars and three eights. Six chips; 3 big, 3 small.

Frankly, I think most carpenters and mechanics will find working in eighths to be very natural. It's only weird when you try to force it into decimal.
 
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