Second attempt at a semi custom set....

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So since I can't stop tinkering, and because my semi-custom spirit mold cash set got the juices flowing, I decided to start working on a semi-custom tournament set. I went out and got a 630 chip set of CPS blanks from @Lars. Good deal and I only ended up losing one orange trip to transit. The blank breakdown (and planned denominations) is as follows:

165 - orange - T25
165 - black - T100
85 - yellow - T500
145 - red - T1000
45 - green - T5000
25 - tan - Bounty

@Gear helped me with the artwork with my cash set, but I had been hearing great things about the work that @p5woody does.

I had a theme in mind. I grew up with my family taking the boat up and down the Chesapeake Bay every summer. At the time I thought it was incredibly boring, but looking back on it, it was pretty special. Now that I have children of my own, I can only imagine how great that must have been for my mom and dad. Anyway, the name of the boat was the Beggar, so I wanted to use the name and, if possible, the font of the name on the boat or a picture of the boat on the chip. I gave @p5woody broad parameters and he ran with it. Below are a few of what he came up with for the first round.

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I really wanted a black background because my cash spirit molds are a white background, and I wanted them to be different. Along those same lines, the color progression on this set is the opposite of my cash set. I mentioned to him that I liked the font of the black one in the second row, so he came back with this:

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Out of these four, I like the all white boat the best. Its not the same as our family boat, but I don't want to overthink it. People will get it.

Anyway, I've got a pretty good idea of which one I want to go with, but there are a lot of people who have seen a lot of chips, so I am curious as to what you guys think.

Closing though on this post, if you are reading this and thinking about going the semi-custom route, reach out to @Gear or @p5woody, they know what they are doing and have great ideas!
 
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That flag on the boat on the bottom right, is the "mascot" for our boat. Since the boats name is the Beggar, its a monkey that organ grinders would send out with a cup to beg for money. I wonder if you shrink the label down to chip size, if you could even tell what is on the flag.
 
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Since you're getting labels anyway, why not use a different label for each side of the chip?

I would consider reducing the "BEGGAR'S CARD ROOM" font a bit so that it would allow for a slightly bigger denom.
Then, for the label on the opposite side, use a big monkey graphic with the value in text/

In case you can't tell, I'm a big fan of different design on each side of the chip.
 
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Well, you'd never see it in a casino chip, so it would have to be members' customs. I have only my own ceramic set as an example:

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So, as you can see, I've got one main graphic on each side, the gunbarrel on one and the silhouette on the other. Numerical denom on the gunbarrel side. Text denom on the ring on the other side in 5 different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese/Japanese).
 
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Well, you'd never see it in a casino chip, so it would have to be members' customs. I have only my own ceramic set as an example:

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So, as you can see, I've got one main graphic on each side, the gunbarrel on one and the silhouette on the other. Numerical denom on the gunbarrel side. Text denom on the ring on the other side in 5 different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese/Japanese).
That... is awesome!
 
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@allforcharity woody took a run at the double sided chip and as usual, the results are great. He also changed the tint on the background a bit to more bluish black.

Here are the newest mock ups. the crossed flags would be the back of the chip, with one of the two boats on the front.

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I am so close to a decision on this one, but then it popped into my head of maybe having the crossed flags on both sides. After @krafticus and @EventHorizonVII , I feel like I need to put the MD flag on something poker related.
 
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I like the flag sticker in the middle row. The gold lettering outlined in red really makes it pop. I guess it goes with the boat sticker immediately to its left?
Yeah, I'm between that and just keeping the flags on both sides. But I also like the clean look of the all white boat on a black background..

100% agree on the gold lettering with red outline, plus thats the font that is used on the back of the actual boat that this is based on. Decisions, decisions.....
 
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