Recorded mid-April from Skill Shot Studios 4.0 and our new satellite studio, Kayla and Graham hit Zoom to shoot the breeze. Topics include but are not limited to: puppies, apartments, ::gestures broadly at the general state of the world:: and NBA Fastbreak. Thanks again for Kelli and Katie calling in. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay as happy and sane as you can!
Author Adam Ruben (Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball) drops in to talk about the perils of pitching pinball to publishers and his personal (and familial) pinball story. We trade our most satisfying shots, and introducing neophytes to the silver ball.
Matt Stacks (Bong Mountain: bngmtn.bandcamp.com) joins us to dish about the growing Grand Rapids pinball scene, tournament play, and his dream machine!
We run into some audio issues (apologies), and Kayla interviews MK Walker, Alexa Philbeck, Heather Willott, Danae Hackett, Marnie Cannon, and Maureen Hendrix on location at the final Shorty’s Powder Puff Tournament at the original location. Bola Salvada!
In this episode, Ashley Ludwig joins us from Rochester, New York to talk about the art of pinball restoration work! Check out her amazing skills on Instagram @ludwigsynopsis (instagram.com/ludwigsynopsis) or on Pinball Alley’s website (www.pinballalley.com).
Kayla and Graham also do a quick recap on the NW Pinball and Arcade Show and discuss what kinds of segues just don’t work.
We’re back with our pal again, Mr. Dan Halligan! Dan swings by to give us the scoop on the 2019 NW Pinball and Arcade Show, taking place this weekend at the Tacoma Convention Center (May 31-June 2). We also debut a brand new game. Is it any good? You tell me.
See you this weekend!
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Stephen Donaldson joins us for his Floridian pinball roots, his arrival to pinball Valhalla (aka Seattle), the latest in the Monday Night Pinball league, and a rousing debut of the game, Elevator Pitch!
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In the run-up to this episode, we took a trip to the Tacoma: City of Destiny, where we visited the wonderful Triple Knock to play the Munsters and (Jersey Jack’s) Pirates of the Caribbean. Shout-out to Jeff DeBock, our guest-in-spirit, and future guest-in-person!
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Ps – that really is a Taco Time crispy taco in the picture! – G
Kayla and Graham are back after a lengthy hibernation. There’s no guest in this episode, we speculate on games that have already been announced or released by now, and..I don’t know what else, because we recorded this 6 weeks ago!
For the next four weeks, we’re going quantity over quality, baby! You’re getting weekly releases right up until the NW Pinball and Arcade Show! Consistency is for jerks, so we’re recalibrating to a biweekly(ish) after that.
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image via coolclips.com