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Where to play pinball in Atlanta - ATLpb.com - My Parents Basement


By RandomKG

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago

Hey Kevin, threw some dollars your way at Gigabytes yesterday! Nice to see some pins popping up. Hard to play OTP in Atlanta. Keep up the good work.

#52 1 year ago

Thanks for support guys! Guardians of the Galaxy just went official with teaser vid yesterday. I’ll have at least one GOTG out there immediately (likely at My Parents Basement) as soon as it’s possible. My guess is January. Just a guess. I’ll generally plan (license/theme dependent) to have any brand new Stern available in the wild instantly as they are released.

2 weeks later
#53 1 year ago

some bad news and some great news.

Bad:
I had to pull my games from Giga-bites cafe. Relative to other uses of those two machines, they weren't earning enough.

Great:
Stern is "ahead" of schedule on Guardians of The Galaxy, so I should have one later this week installed at My Parents Basement either in place of one of the three there already (TWD Pro, BM66 Prem, SW Pro) or hopefully in addition to.

#54 1 year ago

I went to giga bytes again. The pins are maintained really well and play great.

Now I gotta get down to My Parent's Basement - want to try Galaxy of the Guardians!

#55 1 year ago

@randomkg Any teasers on where your Giga-bites games might live next? Fingers crossed for a location closer to/in East Cobb or Sandy Springs. Suburban Tap had a GB since replaced with a KISS; might be an opportunity for your games too?

#56 1 year ago

I wholeheartedly second Suburban Tap. They always have a good, working pin.

1 week later
#57 1 year ago

My Parents Basement now has four machines! Brand new Guardians Of The Galaxy installed yesterday. Anti glare glass, shaker, etc. Enjoy the newest, nicest, most well maintained collection inside the perimeter of Atlanta.

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#58 1 year ago

Awesome, I reckon that's enough for a league or tournament.

#59 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Awesome, I reckon that's enough for a league or tournament.

Correct! I’m joining Stern Army and running a monthly first Wednesday of the month Basement Champ tourney. Coin drop to enter. All four machines are in. A few hours of qualifying then a four man playoff. Starts 6:30, playoffs start at 9pm. MPB gift cards are likely as prizes as well some potential Stern goodies.

#60 1 year ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

Correct! I’m joining Stern Army and running a monthly first Wednesday of the month Basement Champ tourney. Coin drop to enter. All four machines are in. A few hours of qualifying then a four man playoff. Starts 6:30, playoffs start at 9pm. MPB gift cards are likely as prizes as well some potential Stern goodies.

Pinside link:
https://pinside.com/pinball/events/my-parents-basement-pinball-tournament-ifpa-sanctioned-2017

IFPA link:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=21897#

#61 1 year ago

KG- thought you gave up on competitive pinball!

#62 1 year ago

Great to hear about better location pinball in the ATL! MPB looks close to my sister's place so I will try and stop by with my girlfriend over the holidays!

#63 1 year ago
Quoted from Black_Knight:

KG- thought you gave up on competitive pinball!

ha, i most certainly have as a player; but not as a director

#64 1 year ago

@randomkg I would volunteer to run a tourney, but my last night in ATL is 12/27 and last night was the deadline to submit to IFPA for then We are having a tourney down in Auburn in case folks are down to go all the way down there

1 month later
#65 1 year ago

current my parents basement lineup:
-TWD pro
-SW pro
-TRON pro
-GOTG pro

more coming soon...

#66 1 year ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

current my parents basement lineup:
-TWD pro
-SW pro
-TRON pro
-GOTG pro
more coming soon...

What happened to Batman?

#67 1 year ago
Quoted from thepinballworks:

What happened to Batman?

Swapped temporarily for TRON

#68 1 year ago

Congrats on being a operator. I've been one since 2012 in the Detroit area, its been a adventure for sure.

#69 1 year ago

Nice Tron on location?!
Wow!

1 month later
#70 1 year ago

Up to 7 at My Parents Basement. It's now a must-visit and elite pinball location!

current lineup of clean, perfectly functioning, tastefully modded games:
-TWD Pro
-SW Pro
-TRON Pro
-GB Pro
-GOTG Pro
-IMVE
-BM66 Prem

a new title is coming by end of February to become either number 8 or replace one. I wonder what it could be. Maybe the #1 game ranked on pinside?

#71 1 year ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

a new title is coming by end of February to become either number 8 or replace one. I wonder what it could be. Maybe the #1 game ranked on pinside?

Trying to guess, Can we get A ForMal clue? he's right, the Basement rocks - pinball at it's finest.

#72 1 year ago

A Formidable Machine I'm thinking....

Yes...My Parents Basement is awesome - you should be there RIGHT NOW!

(I'd maybe wait til they are open....)

1 week later
#73 1 year ago

Played 20 games of BM66 at My Parents Basement today for lunch. Completed each of the main villains at least once and started most minor modes. So much video and sounds included in latest code - it was really fun. Don’t even need to mention the great beer, friendly servers and air conditioning. Total costs was $10 - paying $2 for 3 games and getting two matches and three specials. Had put aside ones last week when having too many in my wallet, so it was kind of free money anyways.

#74 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Played 20 games of BM66 at My Parents Basement today for lunch. Completed each of the main villains at least once and started most minor modes. So much video and sounds included in latest code - it was really fun. Don’t even need to mention the great beer, friendly servers and air conditioning. Total costs was $10 - paying $2 for 3 games and getting two matches and three specials. Had put aside ones last week when having too many in my wallet, so it was kind of free money anyways.

Thanks Jeff.

AFMLE going into MPB in a cpl wks.

1 week later
#75 1 year ago

AFMrLE now in place at MPB in Atl. We’ve created a destination no doubt!

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#76 1 year ago

Copying my favorite manufacturer- going to start a monthly update here.
Here's Mar 2018-

1) My Parents Basement will have an Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast Pro model on day one that they are available; probably late April.
2) Upcoming regular first Wed night of every month Basement Champ tourney is coming Wed 4/4; qualifying starts at 6:20pm. Something fun in the middle of the workweek.
3) In April, in just a cpl wks, running an additional Basement Champ tourney at MPB on the weekend. Date is Sunday 4/15. Qualifying starts at 3pm (not 2pm, as it is listed on IFPA). Maybe some folks from Alabama or elsewhere can make this one and see what the fuss is about.

4) Lineups:
My Parents Basement (MPB)-
Current:
TWD Pro
SW Pro
TRON Pro
GB Pro
GOTG Pro
IM Pro
BM66 Prem
AFMrLE

Coming Soon:
Iron Maiden Legacy of The Beast, expected in April

Little Five Pizza (L5P)-
Current:
SW Pro

Coming Soon:
No additional plans at this time

Additional Locations-
In the works, suggestions welcome, thanks.

5)
Game Maintenance-
All MPB games cleaned and fully operational 3/24.
All game code current.
AFMrLE scoop eject acting a little wonky/inconsistent - will adjust by Sat 3/31.
AFMrLE may never get a dollar acceptor, TBD.

L5P SW to be cleaned by 3/28.

Thanks for the support.
See you soon!

-KG
(404)919-7960

www.randomkgpinball.com

www.myparentsbasementcbcb.com

22 N Avondale Rd

Avondale Estates GA 30002

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#77 1 year ago

Now 9. 10 with Iron Maiden by Thu 4/19.

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#78 1 year ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

Now 9. 10 with Iron Maiden by Thu 4/19.

Regional weather held IMDN back a day. Now on target for Fri 4/20.

#79 1 year ago

Looks
Great and was nice talking to you on the phone. Hope to make it up there one weekend.

1 week later
#80 1 year ago

Officially 10 games now

TWD
SW
BM66
GOTG
IMVE (my original refinery version now)
GB
TRON
AFMRLE
WWELE
IMDN

Maiden launch party and regular first Wed of the month ‘Basement Champ’ Stern Army tournament coming Wed May 2nd.

Looking to rotate in eventually:
-X-men
-Transformers
-Metallica
-SMVE

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#81 1 year ago

Promo vid some friends made. Only 1:20, give it a look.

https://vimeo.com/266418359

#82 1 year ago

Great video! so cool to see all of this sweet location pinball in Atlanta, after it had been a pin-desert for so long.
I'd see people post on Pinside looking for a play to play in the city and have everyone tell 'em "It ain't happening".
Big congrats to you and Bryan for making all of this happen.

looks like i picked the wrong time to move to Nebraska...

#83 1 year ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

Officially 10 games now
TWD
SW
BM66
GOTG
IMVE (my original refinery version now)
GB
TRON
AFMRLE
WWELE
IMDN
Maiden launch party and regular first Wed of the month ‘Basement Champ’ Stern Army tournament coming Wed May 2nd.
Looking to rotate in eventually:
-X-men
-Transformers
-Metallica
-SMVE

Sometime before the next First Wed of month Basement Champ tourney on 6/6 I will swap TRON out for ELVIS.

-KG

1 week later
#84 1 year ago

Just caught wind of this...are you involved RandomKG?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166052659/atlanta-pinball-museum

$250K seems...ambitious

#85 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Just caught wind of this...are you involved RandomKG?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166052659/atlanta-pinball-museum
$250K seems...ambitious

Not involved and not happy with the wording in the kickstarter which inaccurately states: “if you want to play pinball in Atlanta you’re out of luck”. It also has a #AtlantaDeservesPinball hashtag- I agree, that’s why I put it there 7 month’s ago.

#86 1 year ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Just caught wind of this...are you involved RandomKG?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166052659/atlanta-pinball-museum
$250K seems...ambitious

I'm still waiting on my coolest cooler from 2013... I think I'll pass.

KG congrats on being up to 10 pins in 1 spot. Any chance you do something outside of the perimeter some day?

#87 1 year ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

I'm still waiting on my coolest cooler from 2013... I think I'll pass.
KG congrats on being up to 10 pins in 1 spot. Any chance you do something outside of the perimeter some day?

He had something OTP (Kennesaw) at one point, but it appears that @randomkg is an ITP snob

#88 1 year ago
Quoted from kermit24:

He had something OTP (Kennesaw) at one point, but it appears that randomkg is an ITP snob

Ha, that's just my boy messin with me cuz he's jelly that he doesn't live a little closer to society.

Nah, no plans on OTP at this point in time. I'm ITP and need to be close to my loc(s).
Bryan has NW OTP covered with Portal Pinball in Kennesaw.

-KG

(for rest of world-
OTP = outside the perimeter of Atlanta area's circular highway I-285;
ITP = you guessed it..inside)

#89 1 year ago

Took TRON home and put the world’s only Foo Fighters pinball machine at My Parents Basement. My friend rethemed a TRS, did a fantastic job.

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#90 1 year ago

Courtesy of mozach

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#91 1 year ago

Don’t see that pin everyday! Keep on bringing in new stuff!

Played GOTG at My Parents Basement Monday night and loved the new code.

#92 1 year ago

You have an amazing thing going here KG. Love seeing the Foo Fighters out in the wild.

#93 1 year ago

So that's how Stern got the idea for putting a big ass plane on the MaidenLE cabinet art.

#94 1 year ago

Played IMDN yesterday at My Parents Basement and had a blast! Awesome to see Foo Fighters on location! 1 of 1 LE!

#95 1 year ago

IMDN LE does have a FF cab art thing going on. Hmmmm

#98 1 year ago

Went by MPB tonight with my brother, dropped at least $25 in the pins and had a blast. What a great set of well playing pins. Only issue we noticed was the orb drop target seems to be disabled/is holding a ball at all times on GOTG.

Anyway, loved the venue and will be back soon.

Oh, and the whole night we were noticing we couldn't hear the pins, especially Iron Maiden - literally on my final 2 bucks we realized you had external volume controls in the usual tournament button locations. I cursed rather loudly, kicked up the volume to likely obnoxious levels and enjoyed one of the greatest single games of pinball I've ever experienced (fun wise, not score...). I've been reluctant to get one due to lack of toys and seemingly not THAT much depth, but damn I'm going to be hard pressed not to get an IMDN now, as a fan of the music. Dammit...

#99 1 year ago
Quoted from PinKopf:

Went by MPB tonight with my brother, dropped at least $25 in the pins and had a blast. What a great set of well playing pins. Only issue we noticed was the orb drop target seems to be disabled/is holding a ball at all times on GOTG.
Anyway, loved the venue and will be back soon.
Oh, and the whole night we were noticing we couldn't hear the pins, especially Iron Maiden - literally on my final 2 bucks we realized you had external volume controls in the usual tournament button locations. I cursed rather loudly, kicked up the volume to likely obnoxious levels and enjoyed one of the greatest single games of pinball I've ever experienced (fun wise, not score...). I've been reluctant to get one due to lack of toys and seemingly not THAT much depth, but damn I'm going to be hard pressed not to get an IMDN now, as a fan of the music. Dammit...

Thanks!

You found the secret- volume ctrl for all

GOTG drop target juuust happened yesterday afternoon... they were supposed to have turned it off until I got a chance to fix this afternoon. No biggy.

#100 1 year ago

I turned up GOTG so loud I got asked to turn down by the staff. Worth it.

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