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My birthday present, a gift certificate to Cool Stuff, will soon transmogrify into a copy of Phantom Leader Deluxe. It's a game that involves multiple chit vessels for pulling purposes. In the past, I've used plastic cups or coffee mugs. They get the job done, no doubt. But I was wondering if anyone had found a particularly nifty place to hold their chits and from which to pull them. Two examples that crossed my mind, to give you an idea of what I'm looking for: (1) cups generally have a cylindrical or truncated-cone shape; something with a hemispherical bottom might make mixing easier and more random. (2) if you need multiple chit pools, 6 let's say, then a muffin or popover pan might be nice to keep them all in one unit.
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kellvyn wrote:
My birthday present, a gift certificate to Cool Stuff, will soon transmogrify into a copy of Phantom Leader Deluxe. It's a game that involves multiple chit vessels for pulling purposes. In the past, I've used plastic cups or coffee mugs. They get the job done, no doubt. But I was wondering if anyone had found a particularly nifty place to hold their chits and from which to pull them. Two examples that crossed my mind, to give you an idea of what I'm looking for: (1) cups generally have a cylindrical or truncated-cone shape; something with a hemispherical bottom might make mixing easier and more random. (2) if you need multiple chit pools, 6 let's say, then a muffin or popover pan might be nice to keep them all in one unit.
I used a KFC container. A little bit shallow but still works. Seals well when I'm not playing.


Edit: fix the link.
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Nothing too unusual -- a coffee cup, the skulls of my vanquished foes, that sort of thing.
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Ritual incense cups I scavenged off a dead swami.
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I use a gravy boat!



Works great, better than a coffee mug!

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I use an old cup I got from an old guy dressed up as a knight at a Renaissance Faire. He had a whole bunch of them there, and, weirdly, told me to "choose wisely". This one was marked down to $5.99, probably because it wasn't as nice as the others. All the others were crazy expensive. Seemed like a wise choice to me.



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My first response/thought: …yeah, right outta my whistle


I do have a "gaming kit" that I use for both (gasp) Euros and Wargames. But, I have found various silicone baking cups to be handy.

There are small bowls/cups like:


I also have a set of silicone cupcake cups:


The nice parts with silicone cups are that they are durable, I find them being color coded handy, and they are flexible - the sides will move/form when either you are putting your meatsticks in to grab a chit, or you can kind of pinch the sides to make a spout when pouring the chits/tokens back into a bag/tray slot.

The main downside is that the little slivers of cardboard that you get when you punch out (or clip) chits tend to adhere to the insides of them. Fortunately, they wash up quite well.

I got one set at a craft store, and one at the local department store.
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Sluggonics wrote:
I use an old cup I got from an old guy dressed up as a knight at a Renaissance Faire. He had a whole bunch of them there, and, weirdly, told me to "choose wisely".
He was dropping a Last Crusade reference on you, Indy.

I use these: http://www.wargamememories.com/rbm-wargame-memories-collecti...
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Chanfan wrote:
My first response/thought: …yeah, right outta my whistle


I do have a "gaming kit" that I use for both (gasp) Euros and Wargames. But, I have found various silicone baking cups to be handy.

There are small bowls/cups like:


I also have a set of silicone cupcake cups:


The nice parts with silicone cups are that they are durable, I find them being color coded handy, and they are flexible - the sides will move/form when either you are putting your meatsticks in to grab a chit, or you can kind of pinch the sides to make a spout when pouring the chits/tokens back into a bag/tray slot.

The main downside is that the little slivers of cardboard that you get when you punch out (or clip) chits tend to adhere to the insides of them. Fortunately, they wash up quite well.

I got one set at a craft store, and one at the local department store.

Oh I like those.
 
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I use baby feeding pots (with lids) for small chits and a shoe bag (with draw string) for large chits.
 
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I just use mugs.

BUT...

I do have a "millionaire fantasy" that one day I will get one of those antique fortune teller arcade machines with the mechanical dummy, and I will write the random events for games on the tickets, that will be dispensed during the game. I suppose I could also use it for unit activation as well.
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delp1871 wrote:
I just use mugs.
I use my "special" mug

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My wife use to be rather into pottery making - so, I have a variety of pieces I use as needed - mostly the stuff that had flaws - not quite round, a bad glaze, too thick, whatever - I call them "Conscripts" to the war room container Army.


And, I go to Goodwill and Salvation Army looking for other things - like this thick porcelain Chinese tea cup set - no handles = perfect little chit holders.

And coffee cups - generally not used - we don't want a Chit Dunking Disaster - we use coffee cups for, well, uhhmm, coffee!

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BTW, the clear Shot Glasses are for Dead Units.....
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I use the caps from Edge Shaving Gel containers. There are so many different types (sensitive skin, extra moisturizing, soothing aloe, etc.) each one of which comes with a different coloured cap, which makes them perfect when you're playing a wargame that requires more than one type of chit draw.

Gillette Foamy Shaving Cream containers are somewhat bigger, so depending on how sausage-like your fingers are, you may want the larger size.
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I have a couple of dedicated receptacles for chit-pulls. One is an old, beat-up porcelain mug that advertises some rum for the Royal Navy; bought it at a little junk shop in the small town in Ohio where my sister lives. It's old and beat up enough that I don't think I would drink out of it!

I also have a little ceramic handle-less mug that features caricatures of Japan's prime ministers (up to about Koizumi I guess) that's also good for chits.
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I was a bit careless last week. A small, red, cardboard square bobbed to the top of a frothing column of coke I'd just poured into the offensive cup. It had been the Soviet attrition chit. Fortunately it was redundant as South HQ had already conquered Romania that season. Remember transparent glass = beverage, opaque cup = chits.
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Metal cupcake forms. They look just like the silicone ones pictured earlier, but the chits slide out easier than the rubbery feeling silicone.

YMMV
 
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I have three mugs that I use.

One of them is an SFOR Bosnia 2000 49th Lonestar mug that I bought when I rotated into Bosnia with the 2/3 ACR. I bought that mug as opposed to my own units mug because it was a dollar on clearance vs 6 bucks.

My 1st SGT gave me hell for it.
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I was a bit careless last week. A small, red, cardboard square bobbed to the top of a frothing column of coke I'd just poured into the offensive cup. It had been the Soviet attrition chit. Fortunately it was redundant as South HQ had already conquered Romania that season. Remember transparent glass = beverage, opaque cup = chits.
Long ago, at a friend's house, I left conquistador missionaries in
a coffee mug whilst we took a break from gaming. His grandmother
came in to clean house during the break, and soaked my poor friars.

Other lesson - don't game anywhere were you don't control access.
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When I read the title of the thread I don't even wanted to know what "unusual places" I might learn about yuk gulp

I use empty noodle cups from these instant-soups and / or empty sundaes.

The good thing about this is that you have to eat the soup / ice-cream first laugh
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I use old yogurt containers. The 6 oz. Chobani containers, once the yogurt is consumed and the vessel cleaned, make very good draw cups.
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I often use a Crown Royal bag, but opponents always seem to pull them out of their arse.
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Something you'd buy? Nah, I'd never pay money for a chit cup. I use old yogurt cups. They're a nice depth/diameter, opaque, and they stack nicely.
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Am I the only one who after reading this title thought it was a new version of Rihanna's "We found love in a hopeless Place" called "Pulling Chits from the usual Place"?
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Sluggonics wrote:
I use an old cup I got from an old guy dressed up as a knight at a Renaissance Faire. He had a whole bunch of them there, and, weirdly, told me to "choose wisely". This one was marked down to $5.99, probably because it wasn't as nice as the others. All the others were crazy expensive. Seemed like a wise choice to me.



Hmm. Do the units always deploy full strength after going into the cup, I'm guessing?
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