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Official 2020 Texas Pinball Festival Thread


By Ed_in_Texas

4 months ago



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    #101 52 days ago
    Quoted from gmanrulz46:

    sounds like uber is better then renting car.

    There are a lot of toll roads in Dallas that the locals know how to avoid. It’s cheaper to use Uber if you’re not a local

    #102 52 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    There are a lot of toll roads in Dallas that the locals know how to avoid. It’s cheaper to use Uber if you’re not a local

    Huh? The only toll roads you might possibly take between *EITHER* airport would be George Bush (180), 121, or the express lanes on 635 and (Really no point here, as you would save less than 5 minutes since you're going to get off on....) , the Dallas North Tollway. We don't have a lot of toll roads compared to like...Miami...or Houston....that are utterly MANDATORY to get where you need to go. There's always an alternate route.

    The DNT is pretty cheap, compared to the express lanes on 635. Like maybe 3 or 4 bucks of tolls to get all the way to Frisco.

    Use Uber if you're not going anywhere other than the hotel and walking distance. Get a car if you plan or need to go elsewhere. If you don't want to pay tolls...it's really EASY to avoid them...just stay on the service road, especially the DNT. North of 635, and for a little ways south, there's service road all the way up to Frisco. It's a million and a half lights, but hey... no toll.

    Google Maps is just as good as any local at avoiding tolls...if you tell it to.

    #103 52 days ago
    Quoted from gmanrulz46:

    sounds like uber is better then renting car.

    Thats what i do.

    Last year the driver came back to my hotel at the end on Sunday and took us to the airport for $25 cash.

    Awesome experience.

    #104 52 days ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    George Bush

    Ah, yes, the "LGBT" Tollway. Hah.

    #105 52 days ago
    Quoted from gmanrulz46:

    sounds like uber is better then renting car.

    I rented a car for the weekend for $75

    #106 52 days ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Ah, yes, the "LGBT" Tollway. Hah.

    I'm local and I don't even get this joke. I'm assuming it has something to do with it always being abbreviated PGBT. (Literally have never heard anyone local conflate it with LGBT, as a joke or otherwise...)

    Frankly, I think that was an asinine name either way, but then again 635 is technically "LBJ Highway" so whatever. Might as well stick with a theme, I guess.

    Can't wait for them to rename 75 to the "PGBTJr"....

    #107 52 days ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    I'm local and I don't even get this joke. I'm assuming it has something to do with it always being abbreviated PGBT. (Literally have never heard anyone local conflate it with LGBT, as a joke or otherwise...)

    Huh! I have friends down there and visit often, and have heard it a LOT. (However, my 'local' friends live up in Denton, at the university, which may be why.)

    #108 51 days ago

    - Just FYI

    Will have Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle #426 at TPF and she is for sale - $7,000.00
    All options included except butter cab.
    Looks and plays perfect.

    Will be located next to the Titan Pinball Stand.

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    #109 51 days ago

    My challenge coin came a week ago, but my weekend pass hasn't come in.

    Do they mail the passes out or do we pick them up there ?

    #110 51 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    My challenge coin came a week ago, but my weekend pass hasn't come in.
    Do they mail the passes out or do we pick them up there ?

    Last year i picked mine up on site at the window.

    But i think you could have them mailed also.

    #111 50 days ago

    Flight booked, can’t wait.

    #112 50 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    My challenge coin came a week ago, but my weekend pass hasn't come in.
    Do they mail the passes out or do we pick them up there ?

    What is a challenge coin?

    #113 50 days ago
    Quoted from marioparty34:

    What is a challenge coin?

    They are very cool. Specifically, see the latest Texas coin here:

    https://texaspinball.com/tpf/store/#!/2020-Commemorative-Challenge-Coin/p/148128173/category=0

    Wikipedia definition:

    A challenge coin may be a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members and law enforcement personnel. Modern challenge coins are made in a variety of sizes and are often made using popular culture references to include superheroes and other well known characters....

    #114 50 days ago
    Quoted from zahner:

    They are very cool. Specifically, see the latest Texas coin here:
    https://texaspinball.com/tpf/store/#!/2020-Commemorative-Challenge-Coin/p/148128173/category=0
    Wikipedia definition:
    A challenge coin may be a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members and law enforcement personnel. Modern challenge coins are made in a variety of sizes and are often made using popular culture references to include superheroes and other well known characters....

    Those are cool! Thanks!

    #115 50 days ago

    The coin has more meaning than that for pinball. I don’t know if this still happens, but when I was a teen, you'd put your quarter on the glass to indicate it was your turn at the machine.

    If someone had their quarter up, you could play all the credits on the machine, but you couldn’t put in more money. It was their turn.

    The challenge coin at a pinball event recognizes or honors the tradition.

    #116 50 days ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Is the truck with the project games going to make an appearance in the flea market area again this year?

    Looking like it. We’ve been cleaning the warehouse out again and probably bring 30+ project, parts games to the swap meet. Bring cash ☺️

    #117 50 days ago

    I just entered a rare pinball in TPF. This makes it only the 2nd location in North America that will have it for public play.

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    #118 50 days ago

    Does anyone know if Multimorphic will be there again this year doing the playfield glass deal? I stock up every time and was hoping to do the same again this year.

    #119 50 days ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Huh! I have friends down there and visit often, and have heard it a LOT. (However, my 'local' friends live up in Denton, at the university, which may be why.)

    Yeah...I'm 38. College humor isn't exactly my forte anymore.

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    #122 49 days ago

    When is the "Big Smoke", Ive missed it 2 years in a row.....

    #123 49 days ago

    Is anyone making any t-shirts for TPF/pinside, or know where some are?

    #124 49 days ago
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    #125 49 days ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    Did someone say sushi?

    If you are looking for quality Sushi and want to treat yourself go to Uchi in Uptown Dallas! Everything is Tapas style but I have never had anything like their 72 hour braised short rib which melts like butter in your mouth. Honestly it just dissolves in your mouth leaving this amazing flavor!

    https://uchidallas.com/

    Of course if you want to spend some extra $$$ go to Nobu.

    https://www.noburestaurants.com/dallas/home/

    Bishop Cidercade is the best pincade with craft beers but again it's near downtown Dallas.

    https://www.cidercade.com/home

    #126 48 days ago
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    #127 48 days ago

    Can’t wait to take this home!

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    #128 48 days ago

    New 3D posters for my lil' gallery booth! If anybody has red/blue glasses handy from last year, you can check it out right here on screen!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/2020-tpf-3d-poster-art

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    #129 48 days ago

    I knew I was saving my 3D glasses for something! Very cool.

    #130 48 days ago

    Decided to go. If anyone wants me to take their room from them, PM me.
    Thanks

    #131 48 days ago

    Weekend passes go up to full price on March 1st. Last call...
    https://texaspinball.com/tpf/store/

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    #132 47 days ago
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    #133 47 days ago

    Our first time going... can't wait

    #134 45 days ago

    How long does the Classics Side Tournament usually last on Saturday? The website says it starts at 9AM. I am trying to work out my volunteer hours and want to avoid a conflict in the (unlikely) event that I will still be playing in the touney.

    Thanks,

    #135 45 days ago

    Thursday night 3/26 there will be an unofficial pre-tournament for everyone who wants more WPPRs/is bored on Thursday night after getting into town.

    The location is Free Play Arlington which is about 45 minutes from the venue. Probably will start 7ish. 3 strikes format, free tournament (with venue entry) no prizes but bragging rights and WPPRs. The venue cost is $11 after tax for unlimited play on all games and the venue is 18+ after 9PM on weekdays (21+ after 9 on Fri and Sat).

    Take Sam Rayburn(121) south until you get to the exit for 360. Take 360 south till you get to Abrams. Go west on Abrams until you hit Collins. Turn left on Collins and get in the right lane as you will be turning right right away onto Border (no light). Turn right on Mary St and see if there is room in the lot, if not use street parking or the Chamber of Commerce lot should be fine after 5 I believe they don't tow people (don't use the J. Gilligan's/Dollar General or Fuzzy's parking lots, they do).

    Or just put 400 E South st in your navigation system of choice.

    #136 45 days ago

    Their is a new rodeo goat in plano. plano parkway and alma

    #137 45 days ago
    Quoted from bankmansam:

    Their is a new rodeo goat in plano. plano parkway and alma

    If anyone is looking for a great burger, I would recommend Kennys, haystack, Jakes, or village burger bar.

    #138 45 days ago
    Quoted from bernieberg:

    How long does the Classics Side Tournament usually last on Saturday?

    Expect eight hours or so. We're over 200 entrants so far so it's a 24 person finals, 3 games per round.

    #139 45 days ago

    @bradalbright Whoa that looks awesome. Great job!

    #140 45 days ago

    Is there a tournament for machines that don’t have a deep rule set? Games that someone who hasn’t played them before wouldn’t be at a huge disadvantage, not knowing the deep rules?

    #141 45 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Is there a tournament for machines that don’t have a deep rule set? Games that someone who hasn’t played them before wouldn’t be at a huge disadvantage, not knowing the deep rules?

    There’s s classics tournament and that should fit that description for the most part.

    #142 45 days ago

    I'm in!

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    #143 42 days ago

    Great news. I'm going to the Texas Pinball Festival.

    I'll be hanging around the Chicago Gaming booth. Please stop by and say hi. Check out their games and chat with Ryan and me.

    See you there !
    LTG : )

    #144 42 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Great news. I'm going to the Texas Pinball Festival.
    I'll be hanging around the Chicago Gaming booth. Please stop by and say hi. Check out their games and chat with Ryan and me.
    See you there !
    LTG : )

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    #145 42 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Great news. I'm going to the Texas Pinball Festival.
    I'll be hanging around the Chicago Gaming booth. Please stop by and say hi. Check out their games and chat with Ryan and me.
    See you there !
    LTG : )

    I will certainly attempt to do so !

    #146 42 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Great news. I'm going to the Texas Pinball Festival.
    I'll be hanging around the Chicago Gaming booth. Please stop by and say hi. Check out their games and chat with Ryan and me.
    See you there !
    LTG : )

    Glad to hear LLoyd! Looking forward to visiting with you. How about doing “The LTG Show” like you do up at the expo!

    #147 42 days ago

    Looking forward to meeting you, Lloyd!

    #148 42 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Looking forward to meeting you, Lloyd!

    I look forward to meeting you too my friend !

    LTG : )

    #149 41 days ago

    I'm bringing 4 pins to the show, Millionaire, Fire!, Big Guns, and Swords of fury

    Interested in selling/trading for dmd pins (even if projects)

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    #150 41 days ago

    So fly tickets from Sweden done.
    Rental car done , never been in Texas before so I go one week before the show for a road trip . Hotel booked and weekend ticket to the show done .

    Bringing a friend with me , beers and pinball .Well my friends use to go on golf trips , this will be so more cool...

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