My Journey

By Megalodon360

January 14, 2024

This story got featured & frontpaged on January 22, 2024

46 days ago

Hello Pinsiders!

I am a 50 something old school gamer. Played tabletop and video games since I was a kid in the late 70's. Love all types of gaming and just got to a point in my life I can afford a home Pinball machine. I preordered a Jaws LE and will hopefully have it up and running in the next few months! Looking forward to engaging the local Community here in Simpsonville, SC and learning the ropes about this great hobby. 

I work in the Tabletop Industry in Sales and Marketing for a International Board game Publisher. I have designed a few games that have published but that is more of a side gig as my main job is the sales and marketing of games. 

I am happily married since 2004 to my wife Elisabeth and have 2 children,  Isabella and James and 2 pups Sadie and Star! 

Both Elisabeth and Isabella say they will own the high scores on Jaws when it arrives. I don't doubt it! Wish me luck! 

I enjoy VR, Console and tabletop gaming and have a new found passion for Pinball! I always enjoyed the hobby but now hope to dig deeper into the rabbit hole and see where it goes! 

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38 days ago

Awesome, congrats on your Jaws LE- I'm super jealous. Thanks for sharing!

37 days ago

Great first pin. I assume we are close in age based on your description. Jaws was so iconic back in the day; I am sure it will bring your family much enjoyment. Do realize the addiction is real, so start making room for its soon to be partner. I had to look up Simpsonville because I couldn't place it, but I see your south of Greenville. I grew up in NC and had family in Columbia, SC. Welcome to the forum and to the hobby.

37 days ago

Welcome aboard!

37 days ago

nice, enjoy it!

35 days ago

Going big on the first purchase. Very nice.

33 days ago

First pinball purchase… and a LE at that!
Haven’t had the opportunity to play JAWS yet, but ya have to assume it’s gonna be in the TOP 10 soon.
Enjoy your new hobby and Pinside.

32 days ago

Welcome to the hobby and enjoy your Jaws!

32 days ago

Brother I started collecting (and rekindled a love of pinball) at age 50! I now have 5 and am always looking for more.

30 days ago

Great story! Enjoy your game.

30 days ago

Thanks. I will try to add some pictures of the Jawscave when the machine arrives! Appreciate the kind words from everyone!

27 days ago

you will be selling that Jaws upright to fit more pinball me. Welcome to the madness and congratulations on your upcoming JAWS LE; you just set a high bar for the rest of your collection ;)

25 days ago


24 days ago

I love the picture. I'm glad the Sarge let you out of his camel clutch. Yo Joe!

23 days ago

Go Bucs! That pin will be one sweet addition to your Jawscave too. Congrats.

23 days ago

I seen JAWS at the theater when I was 8 years old when it came out in 1975. Mom didn't want to see it alone and I was surprised she took me to an R-rated movie. I loved it!~ That JAWS LE looks pretty sweet. ENJOY!

14 days ago

Shipping confirmation on my LE!!!!! It is happening!

14 days ago

Sweet! What a perfect pin to start your new addiction with. Congrats man! Let the modding begin…

12 days ago

Haha already have the spike 2 volume buttons, cup holder, fin flipper topper and new premium pinballs! Not comfortable doing pin stadium or anything with wiring yet but maybe someday!

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