IOC breakdown / relable project

OfficerLovejoy

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I got lucky at the chip room sale and scored the micro stakes CG set.
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The goal is to use it for my homegame which (pre covid) used to play 5ct/10ct nano stakes, but I will be growing it to 10ct/20ct and maybe bigger with a few select players that are willing to play higher stakes like 20ct/50ct. Yeah I know, still pretty low compared to the usual homegame in the states but the german population as a whole is pretty nitty concerning their gambling money.

A decision has already been made: the snappers are gonna get relabled to 10ct.
It allows me to use the pink fracs as is and fits my plans of a slow growth.
That and the snappers look freaking awesome in a pot with the fracs. Having them close together in their denom makes sense.
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The $1 is pure fire and will stay where it is.

Now comes the stuff I've been mulling over since November.
I wasn't sure how much I was gonna like the IOC $5. I did not like 'em on pictures, but now that I've seen them in person, they've grown on me.
I had however ordered a rack of lady luck $25 to potentially relable to a IOC $5 and replace the originals. I don't really care about the "right" colors for a $25 since over here in european casinos colors are all over the place and none of my players would be put off by a green five, because there is no frame of reference whatsoever.

Fun fact: This is what german chips in our one and only government approved casino chain look like:
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I've also gotten 2 barrels of IOC $100 and 1 barrel of HSI secondary $500 as option B to relable as a $20. My game does not play big enough to ever warrant these high denoms.
If it ever comes to it, I'm working on a solids CG set on the side which could be more future proof.

Here's what I got. Not all of it has to end up in the final set.
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Option 1
So to include you in my process, this is what the standard, run of the mill lineup would look like, abandoning the IOC $100 to avoid the mixed mold fiasco with the one lonely house mold. 10ct/50ct/$1/$5/$20 (the LL $25 relabled as an IOC $20)
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Option 2
10ct/50ct/$1/$5/$20
Abandoning the LL $25 and sticking with the pure IOC set, just trimming the $100 down to a more fitting $20
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Option 3
10ct/50ct/$1/$5/$20
Replacing the IOC $5 with the LL $25 and relabling as IOC $5 with a faux shaped inlay to "fix" the weird no shape $5 IOC.
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Option 4
10ct/50ct/$1/$5/$20
Just replacing the IOC $100 with the HSI $500 to make my $20, also avoiding mixing in the house mold.
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Looking for feedback. Every opinion is valid and I appreciate any thoughts or preferences you might have.
 
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I like option 2 because the hundo has the Isle of Capri house mold which is cool
Yeah I agree. It would be weird, if some chip in the middle had the house mold but on the highest denom, I kinda like it.
There are some purists here who spit on the idea of mixing molds though.
I'd like to hear their perspective also.
 
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Damn those fracs are hot! Love the snappers too! They look super gnarly together!
Agree on option 2, the household on the big daddy chip is rad :cool
 

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Goddamn that's a hot set. I have the IOC cash set and am so bummed I missed out on the micro, I'd love to have the snappers and extra fracs.
 

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Uh, interesting. Never thought about the option of a custom plaque. I'm not convinced, I'd be the right guy to create the artwork for it, though.

Have to think outside of the box sometimes to make a set the best it can be!

I don’t think any of your $20/$25 options work very well whether it’s spot progression, color combo or both. I do like #2 the most, however all the chips leading up to the house mold are super bright and colorful then a dark base/non neon bright chip thrown in makes it feel a bit off IMO. Still, by far the best option as listed
 

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I don't know why so many hate the IOC $5. I say go with option #1 as a backup option #4.

I would rather have th IOC $5 or a green $5 over a mixed mold
 

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I like option 2 best, keeping everything with the IOC casino, and the house mold brings it all together. And if you happen to go that route, i would definitely overlabel the $100!

This thread is making me want to pick up a rack of snappers and relabel them as quarters for my IOC set. That snapper is fire!
 

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Also, I suggested a custom plaque because if you believe in spot progression it will be difficult to find a chip that will work after two brightly colored tri moon chips. As always YMMV
 

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Option 2 all the way.
There seems to be a clear majority for option 2 here. Much obliged!
Option 1, it's not close for me. Then 4. That IOC $100 does not match well with the rest IMHO.
I see your point here since the colors are very vibrant, that black hundo stands out a little. Something to consider.
Green $5 should tilt the crap out of most people
As stated, noone in germany outside of pcf even knows about stuff like $25 = green.
On the other hand, if you want to change the world, start with yourself, right?
Also, I suggested a custom plaque because if you believe in spot progression it will be difficult to find a chip that will work after two brightly colored tri moon chips. As always YMMV
The custom plaque as a 20 sounds more and more awesome to me...

Any IOC owners in here interested in organising a group buy, maybe some dealer buttons as well?
 

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I like option 2 but how about seeing what the HSI $500 looks like in that lineup instead of the hundo.
 
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