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Bram Stokers Dracula Club....Welcome to the Carpathians


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#6451 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

I bought my Dracula about 2 years ago, mostly for theme. It is the least played game of all the pins in my collection, both by myself and friends and family. I can't count the number of times the ball has gone SDTM or drained down the side without a single flip because of random bounces out of the pop bumpers and slings. I see people walk away in frustration and they don't come back to it.
The game is growing on me, especially after adding Pinsound, Hazzard's mix is incredible. But I can't figure out how to get the casual players to stay interested in it when cheap drains continue to happen.

You won't. BSD is not friendly for a family setting or with casual players.

#6452 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

You won't. BSD is not friendly for a family setting or with casual players.

My kids love BSD. They rock it stacking modes and bonuses. 9 years old

#6453 1 year ago
Quoted from Jodannar:

Found a new issue . Some mounts somewhere under the right castle lock are not correct. Anyone have a map of post lengths under the right ramp return?

the hex posts underneath the sculpture are wrong or not there, nothing wrong with the ball return guide. hell you could add spacers for a quick fix to the support posts under it to get the clearance. sorry, i do not know the lengths of them.

#6454 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

You won't. BSD is not friendly for a family setting or with casual players.

If set up correctly it isn't that bad. It is still a hard game that will kick your ass though.

#6455 1 year ago

Does anyone have the art blades installed. If so can I get a pic.

#6456 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

Do you have to have a special mounting bracket for those Pyle speakers, or will they fit on the DMD panel as is?

I think I used quarter-inch spacers on the left and right speaker, for the clearance for the tweeter but also because I have speaker lights.
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#6457 1 year ago
Quoted from Glarrownage:

Hey guys, does anyone know who makes clear coffin ramp or maybe knows how to remake them?

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The ramp referred to in this post from many moons ago. Where to source? Thanks.

EDIT: I just found this but would still need the blue metal riveted on, definitely don’t have the tool for that.
https://www.fabunlimited.com/pinball/bram-stokers-dracula-pinball-clear-coffin-lock-ramp?category=Bram%20Stoker%27s%20Dracula

#6458 1 year ago
Quoted from hawknole:

The ramp referred to in this post from many moons ago. Where to source? Thanks.
EDIT: I just found this but would still need the blue metal riveted on, definitely don’t have the tool for that.
https://www.fabunlimited.com/pinball/bram-stokers-dracula-pinball-clear-coffin-lock-ramp?category=Bram%20Stoker%27s%20Dracula

If you'd like, ship the parts to me and I'll take care of it.

#6459 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

If you'd like, ship the parts to me and I'll take care of it.

Awesome, good to know. Thanks Bryan, will let you know for sure.

#6460 1 year ago

Put a new replacement Homepin Opto board last night to address the severely "tampered" board my new machine had. Success. Game is now registering and is playable, mind you with flippers needing a rebuild. Also corrected the incorrect posts on the houses and castle so that the lock shot is now not blocked by the plastic.

My left ramp opto doesn't register, and I will correct, but is it what is used to trigger the function of the diverter to the castle lock? If i continually hit the left ramp, I can register the castle lock, but the diverter doesn't engage. The diverter works under test.

#6461 1 year ago

Reposting this as I've changed out the LED colors. Stunning !

Keep your eyes peeled as someone else has been working on another design! Nice to finally have some good choices instead of the original.

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#6462 1 year ago

Am I the only one that actually likes the original translite?

#6463 1 year ago
Quoted from pipes:

Am I the only one that actually likes the original translite?

While I thought it looked a bit off or cheesy when I first got into the hobby, it grew on me after owning the game and watching the film, and I prefer it over the alternates I've seen thus far. Looking forward to what CPR does with a mirrored version.

#6464 1 year ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

While I thought it looked a bit off or cheesy when I first got into the hobby, it grew on me after owning the game and watching the film, and I prefer it over the alternates I've seen thus far. Looking forward to what CPR does with a mirrored version.

My thoughts exactly!

BTW, I just installed your castle ruins mod and it looks awesome!

#6465 1 year ago
Quoted from pipes:

Am I the only one that actually likes the original translite?

Yes! people have always complained about it Whatever works for you is all that matters

#6466 1 year ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

I like where the Coffin Mod above with casket was going. I'd just make some kind of Stone platform to go under i to replace the atrocious original plastic.

Yes I'm working on improving the base the casket sits on. I'm trying to find a 3D rock sheet they use in model trains to wrap it. I like the idea of it looking like real rock.

#6467 1 year ago

Should I buy BSD as my first pin back into collecting?

#6468 1 year ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

Should I buy BSD as my first pin back into collecting?

If it's one you like and think will play well in your home environment (IE: your family will be into it), then sure.

If it's not one you like and don't think will play well in your home environment, then probably not.

In my experience, there's nothing especially hard about maintaining BSD over any other WPC Williams game, if that's what you're asking.

I have discovered, though, that my friends who aren't into pinball find it very frustrating. It's not an easy game.

#6469 1 year ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

Should I buy BSD as my first pin back into collecting?

Good question. I just got one for the second time . I liked the game the first time around ,but it went out the door in my desire to get the latest “box with shiny lights”. This time it will be much harder to get out the pin cave.
First point: this is not a family friendly pin. A lot of people get rid of because of having kids. If that is not an issue then my simple answer is yes get it!
It is the simple game to understand and super difficult to master. It has one of the best callouts in pinball (Thirty Million). Great integration with the movie and only gets better with pinsound and Hazzards’ audio. It has one of the better video modes. It is a fast points based game versus a mode stop and go game so a complementary mode based game would not be a bad second choice. Good luck and welcome back to the hobby.

#6470 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Reposting this as I've changed out the LED colors. Stunning !
Keep your eyes peeled as someone else has been working on another design! Nice to finally have some good choices instead of the original. [quoted image]

I like your trans light. Only point for me is Dracula’s placement on the original is pretty important as a back box flasher behind him flashes as he talks. I think that is pretty cool and if I replaced would want him positioned in a similar spot so as to not loose that feature

#6471 1 year ago
Quoted from sulli10:

First point: this is not a family friendly pin. A lot of people get rid of because of having kids. If that is not an issue then my simple answer is yes get it!

I’ve posted this before, but disagree with that modus of thinking. I could understand that some kids might not like it, but it’s my daughters game of choice. And she’s only 5, about to turn 6. And plenty of kids play it when they come over for parties, etc.

Now Freddy on the other hand is not a family friendly pin. BSD might as well be a Pokémon game compared to that one.

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#6472 1 year ago
Quoted from Jodannar:

My left ramp opto doesn't register, and I will correct, but is it what is used to trigger the function of the diverter to the castle lock? If i continually hit the left ramp, I can register the castle lock, but the diverter doesn't engage. The diverter works under test.

You are correct.

#6473 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballsofsteel:

the hex posts underneath the sculpture are wrong or not there, nothing wrong with the ball return guide. hell you could add spacers for a quick fix to the support posts under it to get the clearance. sorry, i do not know the lengths of them.

I’ve fixed the posts under the sculpts. Inlane ramp posts still aren’t completely threaded. I think the tear down guide ya a note for the Sling post lengths

#6474 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I’ve posted this before, but disagree with that modus of thinking. I could understand that some kids might not like it, but it’s my daughters game of choice. And she’s only 5, about to turn 6. And plenty of kids play it when they come over for parties, etc.
Now Freddy on the other hand is not a family friendly pin. BSD might as well be a Pokémon game compared to that one.[quoted image][quoted image]

Well, it's not like they have a choice to not play a scary game.

#6475 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I’ve posted this before, but disagree with that modus of thinking. I could understand that some kids might not like it, but it’s my daughters game of choice. And she’s only 5, about to turn 6. And plenty of kids play it when they come over for parties, etc.
Now Freddy on the other hand is not a family friendly pin. BSD might as well be a Pokémon game compared to that one.[quoted image][quoted image]

I have a 3 and a 5 year old and they love and play it almost every night. Ps where did you get that Bally vampire? I have been looking for one of those for 10 years.

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#6476 1 year ago

My kids are 10 and 7 and love the game. Good for all ages IMO!

#6477 1 year ago
Quoted from Trident:

Ps where did you get that Bally vampire? I have been looking for one of those for 10 years.

I grabbed it from a guy in Louisville. Not an easy game to find. I put a lot of work into this one. Clearcoated PF.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-vampire-restoration-input-suggestions-welcome

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#6478 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I grabbed it from a guy in Louisville. Not an easy game to find. I put a lot of work into this one. Clearcoated PF.
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Beautiful!

#6479 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I’ve posted this before, but disagree with that modus of thinking. I could understand that some kids might not like it, but it’s my daughters game of choice. And she’s only 5, about to turn 6. And plenty of kids play it when they come over for parties, etc.

I completely agree. There's nothing especially graphic in the artwork or the callouts (well, I suppose Anthony Hopkins does talk about cutting off someone's head, and Winona's sigh is kind of suggestive). Everyone's family is different, but there's certainly nothing on this game that I worry about.

I've heard lots of people say that BSD is the go-to game for their elementary school-age daughters. Enough that it strikes me as being statistically significant.

PS; That pic of your daughter with the vampire teeth is priceless! Nice work, Dad!

#6480 1 year ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

PS; That pic of your daughter with the vampire teeth is priceless! Nice work, Dad!

She wanted a picture with all three vampire games and the teeth. It was funny. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I sold the Stern Dracula.

#6481 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I think I used quarter-inch spacers on the left and right speaker, for the clearance for the tweeter but also because I have speaker lights.
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Do the Pyle speakers have a noticeable improvement in the audio over the stock speakers, even without pinsound?

#6482 1 year ago
Quoted from AJNada:

Do the Pyle speakers have a noticeable improvement in the audio over the stock speakers, even without pinsound?

I’m curious how they stack up to the pinsound speakers as well. I plan on getting the pinsound board eventually but not sure if I should get some decent car speakers or just go with the full pinsound kit.

#6483 1 year ago
Quoted from AJNada:

Do the Pyle speakers have a noticeable improvement in the audio over the stock speakers, even without pinsound?

I’m sure they do. The original speakers were absolute crap.

Although I upgraded mine along with the Pinsound board in BSD, I’ve also put the same exact speakers in other WPC games and several others, and the sound quality is definitely an improvement.

Are there better quality speakers out there other than the ones I use? Sure.

Do you need to spend $400 on speakers? I don’t think so.

#6484 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I’ve posted this before, but disagree with that modus of thinking. I could understand that some kids might not like it, but it’s my daughters game of choice. And she’s only 5, about to turn 6. And plenty of kids play it when they come over for parties, etc.
Now Freddy on the other hand is not a family friendly pin. BSD might as well be a Pokémon game compared to that one.[quoted image][quoted image]

LOL, well sir I stand corrected! A man with a little girl as beautiful as her knows what he is talking about!!
BSD is indeed kid friendly.

#6485 1 year ago
Quoted from Zennmaster:

I completely agree. There's nothing especially graphic in the artwork or the callouts (well, I suppose Anthony Hopkins does talk about cutting off someone's head, and Winona's sigh is kind of suggestive).

There’s actually an option to turn off Wynona’s sigh in the settings somewhere- family friendly mode or something.

#6486 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Ran a Comet Matrix to mine. Tombstone mod painted by Modfather[quoted image][quoted image]

Just received my matrix lights from comet. Looks Amazing! had to hot glue red lights in coffin mod as surface was too rough for the lights to stick to. and put a strip of green lights under coffin above the coffin ramp. I couldn't be happier. thanks for the tip.

#6487 1 year ago

And I’m finally in the club!

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#6488 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

And I’m finally in the club!
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Bsd looks so good with black trim.

#6489 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

And I’m finally in the club!

Awesome man! Welcome to the club. That game looks sweet. Love the pin room too...nice design and accents.

And welcome to a thread that rarely has to be moderated.

#6490 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

And I’m finally in the club!
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NICE! I like everything about your machine. especially the black and red powder coating. (not to mention that awesome coffin mod).

#6491 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Love the pin room too...nice design and accents.

Ah, I wish that was my game room! That belonged to the gentleman who sold me the game, good friend of mine. His entire house is simply stunning.

#6492 1 year ago

Love the powder coating on the wire-forms and apron....very cool!

#6493 1 year ago

Nice little delivery today.

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#6494 1 year ago

Loving this Topper.

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#6495 1 year ago

Some new art is available. Comes bloodied or non.

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#6496 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Some new art is available. Comes bloodied or non.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow, are you selling this stuff? The cabinet decals would be cool as radicals.

#6497 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Some new art is available. Comes bloodied or non.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Now that looks cool! I would be keen if you made some sets.

#6498 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Some new art is available. Comes bloodied or non.

Very cool. I would be down for one of those translites. Non-bloody version. *Takes out wallet*

#6499 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

Some new art is available. Comes bloodied or non.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Beautiful. Looks perfect!

#6500 1 year ago

Looking for a NOS or used in perfect shape translite. PM me, thanks.

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