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Black Knight - Sword of Rage Club - Honourable Knights Only


By NeilMcRae

1 year ago



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“Black Knight - Sword of Rage Club - Honourable Knights Only”

  • Pro 83 votes
    36%
  • Premium 61 votes
    27%
  • LE 86 votes
    37%

(230 votes)

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#2301 30 days ago
Quoted from cnagel314:

They look killer!
Put me in for a set.

Thanks for the interest, cnagel314!
But be sure to send me a PM, though because on March 6th I'm just going to count up the number of unique members who have sent me PMs expressing interest and send the tally to him to see if it's enough to convince him to do a run.

#2302 30 days ago

Ordered my topper from LSOG. It's on backorder, so fingers crossed it isn't too long.

#2303 30 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Ordered my topper from LSOG. It's on backorder, so fingers crossed it isn't too long.

Just did the same. $449

#2304 29 days ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

My local dealer is Hemispheres. Kurt and Mark are pretty cool;

Thanks! I called them today and they had one in stock. Kurt said they’d have more next week.

#2305 28 days ago

It would be interesting to see how many collectors buy a BK just for the topper interaction... then discover the pinball is also kickass

#2306 28 days ago

Pro-tip: Install the feather into your topper before you install your topper!

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#2307 28 days ago

Here are some new rule cards. If anyone wants them they can print from this file as its full size at 300dpi.

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#2308 27 days ago

I posted this in a separate thread but thought it wouldn't hurt to post here either.

I love my LE but something feels missing. Looking for a few mods to give the Premium LE more of a castle look.

1. 3D Castle Spire to replace plastic cover on upper playfield.

2. Castle Crown Molding to cap upper playfield border.

3. Castle Arch/Gate to go over the left drop target.

Any mod makers down to try this? I can help provide measurements and the initial cost to produce.

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#2309 24 days ago

I would definitely be interested in these mods to add to the atmosphere, plus the topper ofcourse.

Btw...
Switched the music back to the original metal. Much much better IMO

Quoted from WolfManCat:

I posted this in a separate thread but thought it wouldn't hurt to post here either.
I love my LE but something feels missing. Looking for a few mods to give the Premium LE more of a castle look.
1. 3D Castle Spire to replace plastic cover on upper playfield.
2. Castle Crown Molding to cap upper playfield border.
3. Castle Arch/Gate to go over the left drop target.
Any mod makers down to try this? I can help provide measurements and the initial cost to produce.[quoted image]

#2310 24 days ago

Joined the club last night after really digging the pros I played a couple times in the arcades in Chicago. I Love having it in my place. I was missing my Iron man addiction ( Ive sold and re-bought iron man 4 times) but the though of owning it a 5th time made me feel ehh but the great thing is this game can give you a beating just like Iron Man. I changed the music to the alternate and really like it. Such a cool option. Threw in a shaker and I'm loving the pro. I'm not an upper playfield fan so this is the perfect version and I love it has the same light show and color changing GI.

#2311 23 days ago
Quoted from Freedom:

I would definitely be interested in these mods to add to the atmosphere, plus the topper ofcourse.
Btw...
Switched the music back to the original metal. Much much better IMO

The alternative music was a good decision on Sterns behalf, it makes this pin more marketable to those who hate metal music. I however am a huge metal fan and love the original soundtrack; it was a big reason why I chose to purchase. I don't think I'll ever use the alternate 'fantasy' music.

#2312 23 days ago

I haven’t even given the new music a listen to. I love the metal soundtrack and it fits the theme and game SOOO well for me there is no need to change or even listen to the other new option.

Quoted from WolfManCat:

The alternative music was a good decision on Sterns behalf, it makes this pin more marketable to those who hate metal music. I however am a huge metal fan and love the original soundtrack; it was a big reason why I chose to purchase. I don't think I'll ever use the alternate 'fantasy' music.

#2313 23 days ago

Just a quick reminder that if anyone wants to express interest in obtaining a set of these BKSOR speaker accents, be sure to let me know via PM by tomorrow March 6th.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/black-knight-swords-of-rage-club-honourable-knights-only/page/46#post-5493516

Again, I'm just gauging interest at this point; there is no obligation on anyone's part.

I only ask that you express interest if you truly are seriously interested so we can get a reasonably good estimate of the number we'd need to make. Once we have an idea of how many would potentially need to be made, we'll be able to better figure out if it's a GO based on the cost of materials, what the price would be, etc.

Many thanks to those of you who have responded so far. It is going be interesting to see if this is actually viable over the next few days. Will keep everyone posted.

Brian

#2314 22 days ago
Quoted from Bay78:

I haven’t even given the new music a listen to. I love the metal soundtrack and it fits the theme and game SOOO well for me there is no need to change or even listen to the other new option.

I gave the alternate music a try for a few games. The music seemed significantly quieter to me, which made the callouts seem that much louder, which changed the overall audio balance for me. I think I'd want to address that balance if I was going to use the alternate music. I like the alternate music, but don't think I'll be using it unless for some reason I want to make my BK3 sound like my Swords of Fury.

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#2315 22 days ago

Got my topper today... The videos and pictures don't do it justice. Absolutely amazing. So nice to be pleasently surprised!

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#2316 22 days ago

Are toppers available on the stern site? How are you guys getting yours?

#2317 22 days ago
Quoted from newtoit:

Are toppers available on the stern site? How are you guys getting yours?

Through distributors, I ordered mine through LSOG

#2318 22 days ago

Any tips on dismantling the catapult from the upper playfield? Stern sent me a new one (just the main bare metal part) since mine is broken.

It sure looks like I’ll need to get the upper playfield up in the air, which I’ve never done. I just can’t see getting to some of the attaching nuts towards the rear, without doing that. Ugh.

#2319 22 days ago
Quoted from tilted81:

Through distributors, I ordered mine through LSOG

Did they give you a shipment notification? I also ordered through LSOG. I’m tempering my expectations.

#2320 21 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Did they give you a shipment notification? I also ordered through LSOG. I’m tempering my expectations.

Natta. I ordered the 24th

#2321 21 days ago

Repaired (replaced) my catapult and what a difference! So crisp and snappy now when shots go in. The broken welds gave up 20-30% of the energy of the shots going in, it seems.

Overall the job wasn’t bad but I snapped one of the long hex posts that hold on the upper field.

FYI if this happens to anyone, you can use a simple screw in its place and it works perfectly fine.

Also IMPORTANT, check under plastic # 33 on the left side of the upper field. Likely you are missing a securing screw for the upper field like I was. Add another screw in there and it really tightens down the upper field.

Pics of Sir Charles and I rocking out to my fixed up game, along with my broken catapult.

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#2322 21 days ago

Ordered mine in fucking November and crickets.

#2323 21 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Ordered mine in fucking November and crickets.

October for me.. I just had to contact them to ask about it. Told they will look into it. Sigh.

#2324 21 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Ordered mine in fucking November and crickets.

Quoted from elf70:

October for me.. I just had to contact them to ask about it. Told they will look into it. Sigh.

Do you mind sharing where you ordered from?

I personally am one of those who put in a back order with Little Shop of Games last week.

#2325 21 days ago

Even if you guys ordered the Topper 2000 BC it just was announced to be available officially a week or two ago.

Give it some time. XD

#2326 21 days ago

Stern's distribution method for toppers seems to be completely random and really pisses me off. I order my Star Wars topper from a large distributor many months ago when they officially came available. It seems like every other distributor in the world has gotten them in but crickets on mine.

The other thing is that the toppers should be available either at game release or shortly there after. I've had my BK for almost a year now and would have bought one with the machine if I could have.

#2327 21 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Stern's distribution method for toppers seems to be completely random and really pisses me off. I order my Star Wars topper from a large distributor many months ago when they officially came available. It seems like every other distributor in the world has gotten them in but crickets on mine.
The other thing is that the toppers should be available either at game release or shortly there after. I've had my BK for almost a year now and would have bought one with the machine if I could have.

I feel bad. Perhaps I should head over there this weekend and assemble toppers. Here's one for Wolf, another for John, another for...

#2328 21 days ago

The topper is worth the wait. It's amazing and the game integration is top notch.

Little things like seeing the Black Knight on the topper shake his head as if he's dizzy after the target under the knight in the game is hit is just badass.

#2329 21 days ago
Quoted from zucot:

The topper is worth the wait. It's amazing and the game integration is top notch.
Little things like seeing the Black Knight on the topper shake his head as if he's dizzy after the target under the knight in the game is hit is just badass.

Some Genius plz take that topper mechanics and minaturize it to give the Knight on the playfield this animated head.

#2330 21 days ago

If anyone is looking to join the club

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#2331 20 days ago

Just left the club today. Was fun but not a keeper for me.

#2332 20 days ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

Do you mind sharing where you ordered from?
I personally am one of those who put in a back order with Little Shop of Games last week.

Automated

#2333 18 days ago

Has anyone had an issue with the flail hitting the metal ramp? One of the balls on the flail is striking the center ramp but not the other... I had not noticed it until last night but it is causing a good amount of damage to the ramp.. I can also hear it hitting which I never heard before.. The knight is tight, the spring is tight and firmly attached. I tried to push the ball on the end of the spring but it did not budge, maybe it is coming loose or sliding off? Has anyone seen this?

#2334 18 days ago
Quoted from johnrezz:

Has anyone had an issue with the flail hitting the metal ramp? One of the balls on the flail is striking the center ramp but not the other... I had not noticed it until last night but it is causing a good amount of damage to the ramp.. I can also hear it hitting which I never heard before.. The knight is tight, the spring is tight and firmly attached. I tried to push the ball on the end of the spring but it did not budge, maybe it is coming loose or sliding off? Has anyone seen this?

I noticed damage on my ramp too. But when I looked at the flail turning, it doesn't seems to be touching the ramp...?

Also: See post #1851

#2335 18 days ago
Quoted from Bagdad:

I noticed damage on my ramp too. But when I looked at the flail turning, it doesn't seems to be touching the ramp...?
Also: See post #1851

I did push down on the ramp to see if it changed and did not notice it.. I will try to tighten it tonight and see...

#2336 18 days ago
Quoted from johnrezz:

Has anyone had an issue with the flail hitting the metal ramp? One of the balls on the flail is striking the center ramp but not the other... I had not noticed it until last night but it is causing a good amount of damage to the ramp.. I can also hear it hitting which I never heard before.. The knight is tight, the spring is tight and firmly attached. I tried to push the ball on the end of the spring but it did not budge, maybe it is coming loose or sliding off? Has anyone seen this?

Yes. The entire Knight assembly had come loose and was rocking on it's bolts.

See https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/black-knight-swords-of-rage-club-honourable-knights-only/page/46#post-5482318

#2337 17 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

Ok, I give up. What does the skeleton knight guy say when you hit the super skill shot? I’ve listened about 20 times and still can’t make it out. “What did someone do with my chair!?”

So I wondered this for a while and saw your post and thought "good I'm not the only one". Then after polishing my upper playfield and into my third Irish Death stout, I played a game. My beer ears ears heard

"Hey, who throw big ball at butcher?"

Is this one of the call outs from The Bare Naked Ladies lead singer, Ed Robertson?

#2338 17 days ago

If anybody is looking for a good solution to clearing up thier upper playfield you should give this a try. I had good results from just using a little elbow grease and a clean cloth. I'm sure with an orbital polishing tool you could get near perfect with this product. If your game is low plays dont bother with step 3.
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#2339 17 days ago

Got to the black castle again. Been there quite a few times. This time I was one shot away from completing the mode and beating that a**hole. Had 20 seconds to go and just the far right orbit shot. Ofcourse flubbed it and failed. That’s twice now , one shot left , same damn orbit to the right, nervous fingers , and drain. . One day it will happen

#2340 17 days ago

Just pulled my premium off route after 9 months and 7000 plays. Replaced the upper playfield as it was pretty cloudy and had to reweld the catapult ramp as 6 welds (3 on each side) were broken towards the entrance. There is a small divot in the ramp directly under the spinning flail. That pretty much started right away.

Other than that, it held up pretty well.

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#2341 17 days ago

Hello all ... I’m thinking of purchasing a Pro which I’ve never played ...I’m def a fan of fast games (Richie design) ... I currently have a Star Wars Premium and I love it .... Any thoughts of comparison ?
Thanks

#2342 17 days ago

I love the clear upper playfields. To see the art below and actively play on both levels is an excellent feature. This machine's art, lighting and fire dance really make it pop.

#2343 17 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Just pulled my premium off route after 9 months and 7000 plays. Replaced the upper playfield as it was pretty cloudy and had to reweld the catapult ramp as 6 welds (3 on each side) were broken towards the entrance. There is a small divot in the ramp directly under the spinning flail. That pretty much started right away.
Other than that, it held up pretty well.[quoted image]

if you don’t mind, please contact stern and tell tech about your broken catapult welds. I told them about mine and they said it isn’t a widespread issue. FYI I did get a replacement...see a few posts back where I included pics.

#2344 17 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

if you don’t mind, please contact stern and tell tech about your broken catapult welds. I told them about mine and they said it isn’t a widespread issue. FYI I did get a replacement...see a few posts back where I included pics.

I will, thanks! I had to take the ramp out to replace the playfield so it wasn't a biggie. 10 seconds later I had it welded up and ground out so it should be good for 100 years now.

#2345 16 days ago

Whats with this topper. Everything elsenstern announces is released within a week but not this topper

#2346 16 days ago
Quoted from newtoit:

Whats with this topper. Everything elsenstern announces is released within a week but not this topper

Call your local distributor and get on the list if they don’t have any in stock (i.e., buy it on back order.) I ordered mine that way on the 6th and was just informed last night by UPS that it is being delivered sometime this morning (7 days later counting the day I placed my order.) I was figuring I might not see it for several weeks yet, but I was quite pleasantly surprised by the news.

Now to go watch for my United Parcel Santa in his big brown wheeled land-sleigh ...

#2347 16 days ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Just pulled my premium off route after 9 months and 7000 plays. Replaced the upper playfield as it was pretty cloudy and had to reweld the catapult ramp as 6 welds (3 on each side) were broken towards the entrance. There is a small divot in the ramp directly under the spinning flail. That pretty much started right away.
Other than that, it held up pretty well.[quoted image]

On you going to put it back on route now?

#2348 16 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

On you going to put it back on route now?

Nope.

#2349 15 days ago
Quoted from newtoit:

Whats with this topper. Everything elsenstern announces is released within a week but not this topper

Topper was announced awhile back in late February. I was talking with a nearby distributor and they were told by Stern shipment was gonna be a bit late for them. Which I assume was the case for a couple of places who ordered them.

#2350 15 days ago

Got mine in the mail yesterday! Hopefully get to install it soon (on route) been crazy busy.

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