My husband’s latest Kickstarter just went live, and I wanted to share it with you. He had great success with his first project, Wild Gears, and now he’s delving into the world of poker.
He plays in a regular game with some friends, and as the game goes on, they cut low value chips out of the pool, and are left with only the large chips.
But he found that sliding huge stacks to bet was cumbersome and inelegant. He searched around and found that the thing he was looking for already existed; you have seen them too, in Casino Royale. Like, how cool are these?!
But the only ones he could find were not nearly so cool as that. They were light and made of cheap plastic. So, my husband being my husband, the only logical thing to do was to design and make his own.
He spent a long time designing graphics to put on them, using the four card suits as inspiration, and came up with some pretty slick designs.
The plaques will be stamped metal, like a coin, with the designs in enamel on them.
Each one will weigh about 50 grams; that is a heavy plaque.
He got a render done that shows what he’s going for, though I imaging that the real product will be far cooler, due to the weight and the feel of them being made of frickin’ metal.
And naturally, if he was bumping up against this problem, other dedicated poker players must also have had these ideas too. So he has made a Kickstarter, and if anyone else is tired of lame piddly chips, and want to instead make serious bets like a pro, they can get in on it too.
If you are so inclined, the Kickstarter is here: Supreme Poker Plaques.
I’ll be sure to post photos when we get prototypes; these are going to be sweet.
Here are a few of the designs up close:
So there’s that! If we see something that should exist but doesn’t, we can’t really help ourselves but try and get it made. 😉
Cheers dear readers.