Latin Quarter Chip Review

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I know a couple old-timers who will give me flack about the gray being too light if I bring these to the table.
"The gray is too light - I can't read it."
"You don't need to read it - It's a single chip, you know it is."
"Back when I..."

[me leaving to take a shot because my beer is no longer cutting it]
 

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I know a couple old-timers who will give me flack about the gray being too light if I bring these to the table.
"The gray is too light - I can't read it."
"You don't need to read it - It's a single chip, you know it is."
"Back when I..."

[me leaving to take a shot because my beer is no longer cutting it]
What color do you use as a replacement for the white 1’s? This is certainly something we will address in the future.
 

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What color do you use as a replacement for the white 1’s? This is certainly something we will address in the future.
The white is nice and appropriate - Maybe a darker gray would have prevented me from hedging.. that extra contrast helps the design stand out
 

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It’s just too small and not useful for telling the number of chips in a stack

ceramics are excellent for creative edge spots because they don’t have to be physically possible
 

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Being ceramic we went with edge type rather than the edge spots.ceramic with edge spots is something that we will work on very soon.
I actually think the text edge will be more popular with amateur chippers and impulse buyers. It's a visual feature. It promotes the brand and pushes it as "designer". It's used to show off what it is.

But with hardcore chippers and serious poker players, edge spots and a dynamic edge helps us seeing denoms across the table and is more visually interesting when your use these three times a week.

Finding that middle ground is the hardest part.

Not a ceramic guy personally, but got a graphic design degree I never use. Just thinking as a chipper that's done some coursework.

Just throwing in my two cents.
 

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I actually think the text edge will be more popular with amateur chippers and impulse buyers. It's a visual feature. It promotes the brand and pushes it as "designer". It's used to show off what it is.

But with hardcore chippers and serious poker players, edge spots and a dynamic edge helps us seeing denoms across the table and is more visually interesting when your use these three times a week.

Finding that middle ground is the hardest part.

Not a ceramic guy personally, but got a graphic design degree I never use. Just thinking as a chipper that's done some coursework.

Just throwing in my two cents.
This project started with a focus on playing cards and we added the chips later. We needed a chip set that could be used 3 times a week for years. We also wanted chips that handled well and were distinguishable from one another. China clays and Plastics didnt meet this criteria. Not being able to find a supplier of compressed clay we went with ceramics with vivid colors so that players can distinguish one chip denomination from the other. The writing versus edge markings certainly makes for less barber pole stacks and other creative ways to pass time, we are going to work on edge markings in the future
 

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This project started with a focus on playing cards and we added the chips later. We needed a chip set that could be used 3 times a week for years. We also wanted chips that handled well and were distinguishable from one another. China clays and Plastics didnt meet this criteria. Not being able to find a supplier of compressed clay we went with ceramics with vivid colors so that players can distinguish one chip denomination from the other. The writing versus edge markings certainly makes for less barber pole stacks and other creative ways to pass time, we are going to work on edge markings in the future
All good. I know ya got it. More explaining the perspective. Good luck!
 

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I’m definitely in the minority that likes high end plastics. But I can understand production costs aren’t too favorable for marketing.
 

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I’m definitely in the minority that likes high end plastics. But I can understand production costs aren’t too favorable for marketing.
Yone,
Where can I find a sample of high end plastics?
Thanks,
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Am I the only one distraught by the set being called Latin Quarter, but there's no 0.25 chip?
To help ease your mind. This set doesn’t have denominations. If you would like to use the 25 as cents that’s perfectly ok.

Chips vs Cheques is the one that always gets me. Although cheques are used for poker they are never referred to as such.
 
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Yone,
Where can I find a sample of high end plastics?
Thanks,
Mike
I have a custom set of Matsui’s and samples of Abbiati’s. I love the quality of the Matsui decals and mold options. However, the biggest drawback is the slipperiness, which I can live with.
Abbiati’s offer slightly more vibrant colors, (especially the red and blue) and have a much better feel. Abbiati’s are way more expensive though...I’m considering pan handling to obtain a custom Abbiati set.
 

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Being ceramic we went with edge type rather than the edge spots.ceramic with edge spots is something that we will work on very soon.
Are you planning on doing another set with better edge spots? Because I’d be right on that. I also wished the 20 wasn’t so close to the 1 (yes I play 18xx).
 

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To help ease your mind. This set doesn’t have denominations. If you would like to use the 25 as cents that’s perfectly ok.

Chips vs Cheques is the one that always gets me. Although cheques are used for poker they are never referred to as such.
If I used the 25 as a .25, then what would I use as a 25? Seems like a big omission for a home set.
 

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Are you planning on doing another set with better edge spots? Because I’d be right on that. I also wished the 20 wasn’t so close to the 1 (yes I play 18xx).
this is a possibility. We actually made these as a home poker set then went back and attempted to make the set appealing to 18xx. It’s a work in progress
 

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If I used the 25 as a .25, then what would I use as a 25? Seems like a big omission for a home set.
You have a 100 x spread in your game? What would you normally do in this situation? We don’t list any monetary values on the chips to satisfy the legal requirements of certain jurisdictions.
 

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You have a 100 x spread in your game? What would you normally do in this situation? We don’t list any monetary values on the chips to satisfy the legal requirements of certain jurisdictions.
Yes. I think it’s pretty common for people here who use quarters to have a $20 or $25 in play as well.(And honestly, most of them wants $100s in their sets as well. Whether that’s just being indulgent or whether that’s because they want the flexibility to play higher stakes is another story.) But yes, I think having a 100 x spread is right on the line of necessary and practical or not - you can make a fine argument either way.
And think about it - it’s not uncommon to see $100s in play at the casino $1/$2 or $1/$3 tables. Maybe more often than not, you don’t see them. But you still see them often.
 

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I’m not sure what a solution would be with our chips as they don’t have dollar or cents on them. Maybe use a 10 or 20 as the $10 or $20 and the 25 as 25 cents?
 

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this is a possibility. We actually made these as a home poker set then went back and attempted to make the set appealing to 18xx. It’s a work in progress
How long do you figure before your next run? I'm regretting not grabbing your set when I had the chance. I went with APC's gamer set and I have some remorse now after seeing the final designs.
 

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Possibly the end of the year, we need to add a 50 chip for gamers. Additionally, we are working on a deck of 18xx playing cards and a chip set. The set is in the early stages but I believe we are going to go with a set that resembles old banking notes.
 

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Possibly the end of the year, we need to add a 50 chip for gamers. Additionally, we are working on a deck of 18xx playing cards and a chip set. The set is in the early stages but I believe we are going to go with a set that resembles old banking notes.
I don't know how useful a set a playing cards themed after a series of train games are going to be, but I'm very interested in a slightly tweaked version of your existing chips. If the edge spots were more pronounced/more progressive, and there was a little more differentiation between the 1 and 20 they'd be perfect.
 
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