Possible pirate themed set, calico jacks!

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Started mocking up some ideas for potentialy another cash set. Yes, i know, insanity, i havn't even put my new tournament set in play yet (thanks 'rona). And I don't really have the funds for more chips just yet, but hey, one can dream.

So i'm thinking a pirate theme, without going too crazy. Calico jack sounds like a name fit for chips, and he was an interesting pirate as well. John "calico jack" Rackham. Famous for having female pirates in his crew, Ann Bonney and Mary Read. Also for his flag, the one seen on these mock ups. And yes, i quite liked the tv show black sails, and Rackham was my favourite characther. So cali-colors might be the obvious choice, but i already have a cali-colored set, so Vegas it is. Matsui style spots, mostly.

Now, like I said, this may or may not happen, but if it does it will be another sun-fly set. Love those chips. Possibly with some glittery style label as seen on the fiver. Obviously somebody proffesional would be hired to make them pretty.

Yay or nay? Tell me what you think.

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Make some fracs and high denoms for a tournament set and I'd probably buy a huge set of Sunfly Polynninos of these.
 

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Yeah, i wasn't sure if it casino jack's or casino jacks when i don't have something like cardroom or casino or something written there.
 

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Yeah, i wasn't sure if it casino jack's or casino jacks when i don't have something like cardroom or casino or something written there.
Depends, is it a casino that Jack owns; Jack’s. Or is it a casino with a bunch of jacks?

I absolutely love the 1/5/20 but not too crazy about the 100. I think what bothers me is it kind of reminds me of these:

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Yeah, well, the matsui software doesn't allow you to change their pre-existing inner ring texts (atleast not from what i can tell) and there are more interesting versions as I think that is what gives that feeling. The inner ring is definitly something i would alter, probobly on all the chips, if i will pursue this for real later. I would probobly match looks/molds from other plastic manufacturers too like abbiati or whatever to get a nice line up with interesting progression. As it is though, i am doodling with my fingers on a free app on my phone and it is limiting me to what is easy to acess. Thanks for your input, apriciated. :)
 

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Some tweaks to the hundo, added a frac and 500. Calico jack's it is, but didn't bother to change that on all of these doodled mock ups.
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The black rectangle of the Jolly Roger flag looks a little stark against the curved text.

Maybe try a colour inversion, so that the skull and crossed swords are black on a field of white?
Or perhaps just remove the rectangle so that the skull and crossed swords are just outlined?
 
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I'm also thinking one could do fun dealer buttons with diffrent seacreatures like the fiddler crab above.
 

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I'm definitely a fan of these. Love the ship. Didn't care for the Jolly Roger in the OP, but the one right above (non-flag version) is nice too
 
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I think the jolly Roger in some version is sort of a must include as that perticular flag is a big part of what Rackham was famous/infamous for. I believe i read somewhere that the swords underneath the skull is supposed to represent Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
 

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Yup, and I love me a Jolly Roger. I just thought the black rectangle didn't fit in aesthetically. The version with just the skull/swords did.

Were you thinking that every denomination would have a different image?
 
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My idea was a boat on one side and the skull with crossed swords on the other, but still the same for all of the chips aside for some sort of color matching on the calico jack's text and/or denomination.
 

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I really like this a lot! Love the theme and style and think the concept is great. I’m with @BearMetal on the fact that the second version with no black outline looked better and the ship really looks good. Also really like the idea of doing a shiny label!
 
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