Bro, do you even talk pinball? podcast Ep. 37: Black Knight returns, News from Texas Pinball Festival, Munsters review


#62

BDYETP 31: Deadpool revealed, Munsters leak, revisiting Pinburgh and the Summer Open

-Deadpool first impressions
-The Mafia first impressions
-Monster Bash - CGC Remake #3
-Pinburgh recap
-Thunderbirds/Alice Cooper impressions
-JJPOTC Enters Production
-Paul Faris joins Deeproot
-Munsters cabinet art leak?
-Pinstadium Giveaway Winner
-BPSO18 Recap and Venting
-Your Q&A

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#63

For me on play music, the rant section was largely cut out. If the same thing happened and you want the whole discussion (which I think is important to listen to), it is present in the YouTube video above.


#64

Thanks for the rant. :slight_smile:

Firstly, I’m not a regular watcher of the show, but I followed along with the discussion on BPSO as it is a discussion we have been having here in NZ for some time.

Since we started tournaments in 2012, they’ve always been free to enter, with no prize money. On top, the host provided food (!!) and sometimes paid for the trophies as well.

What you find, in any social circle, is the same dudes do all the work, and the rest are happy to come along.

We have slowly evolved. Our smaller monthly events (30-40 people) are still free, but now everyone has to bring a plate, and there’s still no prize money.

The larger events (70-90 people) we have now started to charge an entry fee, to help cover costs. As an example, for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere Champs, the entry fee is $60 NZ ($40 US) and for that you get 2 1/2 days of pinball competitions, 20 sweet custom made trophies and 120 awesome pinballs to play on.

There is still no prize money. Winners get WPPRS, sexy trophies, and adoration from the public. :smiley:

The entry fees go towards the costs of the event (extra toilets, power, trophies etc) and also towards the probably $5,000 a year it costs me in parts to keep all these antiques running. Let alone the 100s of hours of labour I do for nothing.

At the end of the day, you can’t keep expecting the same people to spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to provide pinball for others to play. The novelty soon runs out, and there will be NO tournaments to go to.

In regards to prize money, I don’t know if the existing model is sustainable. Ever increasing costs for entries to make large prize pools will deter people from entering. Corporate sponsorship for prize money is the way to go - I had a beer company provide me a pallet of beer for my last tournament (beer prizes!) and I’m working on that for SHPC too. We are a small country, I can’t ask them for $10,000 cash, but I’ll happily take $2000 of beer to give away.

I applaud all the volunteers and directors that do their bit to make our hobby great. :smiley:

Dave.


#65

BDYETP 32: Jersey Jack Pirates deep dive with Eric Meunier + Beatles, Oktoberfest, MBr

This episode is dedicated to the memory of our pinball friend, David Taylor.

-Stern: Beatles “revealed”
-Chicago Gaming: Monster Bash remake
-American Pinball: Octoberfest revealed
-Multimorphic: New art for Lexy and CCR, backbox displays added
-Zen Studios controversy
-Fall Brawl
-Gameroom updates
-Interview: Eric Meunier of Jersey Jack Pinball
-Our Pirates of the Caribbean Impressions
-Your Qs, our As

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#66

BDYETP Ep. 33: Primus, Beatles, Operating Pins and Monster Bash review

  • Beatles gameplay reveal stream from Rudy + game discussion
  • Primus pinball
  • Discussion: contract manufacturing pins.
  • Code updates: DI 1.57, Hobbit 3.0, Metallica 1.80, BM66 1.0 – stream Sunday
  • Pinball inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame
  • Local scene
  • Discussion: Looking back on a year+ operating pins
  • Gameroom updates
  • Review: Monster Bash, Williams 1998
  • Viewer/listener Q&A

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#67

BDYETP 34: David Thiel: Pinball audio from Q*Bert to Pirates

Since 1980, David has created interactive audio packages for 28 pinball machines, from Gottlieb’s Q*Bert’s Quest in 1983 to Jersey Jack Pinball’s Pirates of the Caribbean in 2018. Today, he’s working on projects currently in development with pinball startup Deeproot Pinball. David takes us on a journey through his career, from the early days of audio programming to today.

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#68

BDYETP 35: Games of 2018, Lord of the Rings Review, Boutique Pinball, Review Updates

-Munsters released
-Cosmic Cart Racing and P3 backbox displays
-Tokyo Perfect Drift pinball from Quetzal Pinball and STR pinball.
-Cosmic Carnival from Suncoast Pinball (Dirty Donny on art)
-Exposé from Great Lakes pinball (Tom Deja on art)
-Deeproot not revealing at TPF
-Our Updates
-2018 in Review
-Review Updates: Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman '66
-Review: Lord of the Rings (Stern, 2003)

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#69

BDYETP 36: Doug Polka from PAPA/Pinburgh/Kickback/ReplayFX

-Interview: Doug Polka, Pinburgh/PAPA Tournament Director, Co-Owner, Kickback Pinball Cafe (http://www.replayfx.org | https://www.kickbackpgh.com/)
-Munsters first impressions
-Multimorphic updates
-Gambling on pinball
-Pinball on ESPN 8 “The Ocho”
-Stern Insider Program
-Color DMD coming for Big Bang Bar
-Gameroom Updates

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#70

BDYETP 37: Black Knight returns, News from Texas Pinball Festival, Munsters review

-Black Knight: Sword of Rage
-Texas Pinball Festival Recap:
Wizard of Oz: Yellow Brick Road Edition
TWIPYs
Tournament
Multimorphic: 4 player CCR, Hoopin it Up
Dollar Games/Stall Ball
Airport Adventures

-Stern Insider Update
-Dan Burfield/Tiltcycle Art Show
-Game Room Updates

Hot Takes:
-Oktoberfest
-Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle
-Thunderbirds
-Cosmic Carnival

Review: The Munsters (Stern, 2019)

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#71

Thanks for the shout out re: TPF tourneys, and good run, Nick, in the Classics Finals!
One minor correction: the streaming was all compliments of @spraynard (Phil Grimaldi),who also built a mobile rolling streaming rig + hardware similar to Karl’s.

Karl was there and provided awesome support with his DTM tourney software, but wasn’t streaming TPF. He was saving his camera batteries for his marathon NACS/Women’s World’s/Pin-Masters stream from this weekend. :wink:


#72

Duh! You’re right, I knew it was on Space City’s channel too. Thanks for the correction and apologies to @spraynard. I guess I just saw Karl behind the desk and the mobile rig and that stuck. I could also blame sleep deprivation from the luxurious airport slumber we got :wink:


#73

Serenaded by the hail pelting the roof and windows. Hahaha


#74

Solid episode.