- Dec 21, 2015
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Where/by who did you have these fantastic chips made?Welcome to the Neighborhood!Background
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I am beyond excited to publicly reveal how far down the rabbit hole I have fallen in two short years on this site. Like many of you here, I quickly fell in love with the idea of making a CPC custom set, and today I am thrilled to show off this set that I am so proud of. I wanted a theme that was meaningful to me and arrived at the idea of making a set based on the neighborhood that I grew up in and then, many years later, bought my first home with my wife.
I grew up in a wonderful little neighborhood called Story Hill. Not too far from downtown Milwaukee and a short walk down the hill to Miller Park (then County Stadium) where the Brewers play, the neighborhood is filled with charm. The neighborhood is known for its variety of houses that have so much character - many of which are Tudor style and feel like they could be in a storybook. The hand drawn font of Story Hill on the chips aims to mimic a storybook flair.
This set depicts a drawing of my childhood home on one side and a drawing of the first home my wife and I bought as newlyweds on the other side. I wanted the drawings to be cohesive in style, but uniquely capture the charm of each of the two houses.
I originally was thinking a traditional cash set. But my game tends to be very very small potatoes with friends and family. We would likely only use fracs and $1 chips and maybe crack into $5 chips if we were feeling wild. That obviously limits the functionality and usefulness of the higher denom chips. But a 3 chip set is boring! So I decided to make a 7 chip set that could be used for cash, a T5 base 2-table tourney, and a T25 base single table tourney. Obviously a cash game and a tourney would not be held on the same night, and I know the risks. I know there are strong opinions on this, but knowing how my games work and our usual stakes, I was comfortable with it and allowed me to make a larger set that we could use a variety of chips.
Breakdown (1,200 chips):
$0.25 x 200
$1 x 300
$5 x 200
$25 x 140
$100 x 160
$500 x 80
$1000 x 120
There was one chip that I had my heart set on - a Marquette University themed $1. This would be our workhorse chip and I love the navy, baby blue, and yellow combination. The other thing I wanted to include was a classic hub shaped $5. I have collected several singles of different casino red $5 chips with the hub inlay. I think I achieved that classic hub red $5. The rest of the chips I played around with for over a year to find a set that in my opinion was cohesive and had good edge spot progression. Thanks to @Irish and @72o for being a sounding board throughout the process.
I chose not to do a full blown sample set thread. Sorry in advance to those that may be interested. I ordered a few extras that I might find ways to give out in the future. But, you do currently have 4 ways that you can try to get a sample set if you'd like one.
1) I will be doing a sitewide free giveaway through Tommy - https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/story-hill-sample-set.64903/#post-1287558
2) I will be giving away a set in a Masters (golf) giveaway this week - https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/story-hill-giveaway-masters-edition.64913/#post-1287569
3) I will be doing a charity auction for a sample set - https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/story-hill-sample-set-charity-auction.65149/
4) I would trade a set for @72o 's
Knollwoods sample setFOUND! and/or @RainmanTrail 's Lucky Buddha sample setFOUND!
Now what you've really wanted to see! Sorry to keep you waiting. Without further ado - Welcome to Story Hill!
(Note: for the individual chip stacks, the stack on the left is chalky from the factory and the stack on the right has been oiled so people can see the difference in color)
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Bright White / Light Green / Imperial Blue
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Retro Blue / Bright White / Canary / Dayglo Peacock
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Mandarin Red / Dayglo Pink / Light Blue
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Dayglo Green / Black / Bright White
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Black / Dayglo Yellow/ Light Blue
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Retro Lavender / Dayglo Arc Yellow / Dayglo Tiger / Blurple
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Dayglo Peach / Dayglo Peacock / Retro Blue
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Traditional Cash Game Set
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T5 Base 2-Table Tournament Set
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T25 Base Single Table Tournament Set
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Classic Poker ChipsWhere/by who did you have these fantastic chips made?
Looking to design my own cashgame chips for my local pokerclub in Copenhagen
Beautiful inlay, superb color choices. And a wonderful backstory to boot!
A unique idea, perfectly executed. Congratulations!
This is all that is best about the PCF community.
No, sorry. I'm not posting the proofs yet. Both are good colors though. You should get a sample set so you can see them in person though. Definitely don't order a set without having seen samples in person first. The colors are different on the real chips from what they look like in the mockup tool.Any chance we could see your proofs? Looking to order a limit set myself at some point and am turn between arc yellow and peach as the base color.
Yeah, spent a few hours, together with my daughter, Yesterday, and you are right, Its going to take some time