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Mar 5, 2016

Episode 21

Welcome back to the Coinbox Pinball Podcast! Its been way too long! 

We wanted to start off by thanking everyone for all the kind words and understanding! 2016 didn’t start off with the bang we expected. 

I have HS. HS is a chronic skin cell disease that i have been living with for most of my adult life. For those of you who don’t know they are infections under the skin that can be extremely painful with size. I had one on my tailbone in late January and two weeks later another on my side that had to be operated. I really appreciate all the kind words, PMs and emails. I have some amazing friends who kept East Side Pinball flipping without a beat!  Our League Director Dan Dolney, our Tournament Directors John Jundt, Ben Granger, and Dan Dolney all have been wonderful and honestly East Side Pinball wouldn’t be East Side Pinball without them!

The last month I have been moving. I have a lot of shit! so many UHAUL trucks and so many Game Plan Games! :-)

Moving also means Angry Andy has moved to his own place leaving just Mac and myself on the West Side of Minneapolis. About 50 minutes from where I resided previously. My commute to Best Buy Corp is only 18 minutes and its AMAZING! My commute to East Side Pinball is around 24 minutes. 

LOTS of IKEA runs and CornDog and I have REALLY enjoyed the Theater in the basement!

Numbers

  1. Game of Thrones 29%
  2. Walking Dead 16%
  3. Family Guy 11%
  4. South Park 11%
  5. KISS PRO 9%
  6. Star Trek 8%
  7. Eight Ball Deluxe 6%
  8. Elvis 5%
  9. HOOK 5%
  10. Wizard of OZ* (Down for several weeks with board issues)

Wizard of Oz- We have been having trouble with WOZ for a few weeks now. The Power Supply Board fried when it wad powered up one morning. I worked with Frank at JJP Support and Lloyd and a replacement was sent.

Installed the replacement and the CPU board won’t boot. Tried several times to jumper pins 6 and 8 but no luck! I will continue working with them Monday to get it resolved and back up. 

League Update- We have had the most successful league turnout of our history. We have new players continuing to join us and its been a fantastic time! 

Keep your league welcome for beginners! Your most important players are the new ones! Remove the positional payouts, make it cheap to play, give back by providing some type of end of season party with food and or a FREE PLAY event! 

State Tournament-
We held our first ever IFPA State Championship and it went off pretty we’ll. Never mind the flipper button that broke and my nightmare of having to drive home to get them, leaving my keys to my tool box behind only to drive home again! Ok the tournament went well, it was a nightmare for me! ha!

Survivors Tournament- 2016 we kicked off a new monthly tournament and the 2nd one is tomorrow March 5th. Its a great way to generate additional funds by hosting monthly tournaments. Players practice, and enjoy a few beers :-) 

Twin Cities Super League- We have a Super League that we kicked off last month for the rest of the year. Each month we have our tournament and we pay out $25 for each division. every 4 players is a division. We have 4 divisions scheduled for tomorrow. 

PayRange Promotion- Not gonna lie, I dropped the ball. I have communicated with PayRange this week but was unable to obtain the coupon codes before we recorded. I will have them very soon and I will contact the winners through Facebook next week. Mike has left PayRange and I have been building relationships with replacement Mike. David is a fantastic guy and we are chatting a lot more. 

PayRange Updates- 

PayRange now has an operator panel in there APP. Its not bad for the first go around. I prefer the mobile version of the website to get live data but i find myself checking it just as often. :-)

Promotional Pricing. You can now have multi pricing. 1 Game =$.89 or 3 Games for $2 whatever you’d like! 

Show Feedback-

James writes in wanting to know what our cleaning schedule looks like and how much we spend of parts a month;

Andy wants to know how many games we have ran through East Side Pinball and how we haul them. 

 

1 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Matt S
    I was wondering if you'd ever add an EM to the lineup at Sunday (e.g. old GTB). It's cool to see these older machines, and I'm wondering if it'd do well like Eight Ball Deluxe does today.