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Fatal Flaw: Theatre of Magic
Jan21

Fatal Flaw: Theatre of Magic

I enjoy playing Theatre of Magic, as long as I purposefully avoid exploiting the main flaw in the game’s rule set. What is the fatal flaw in the Theatre of Magic rule set that discourages the game’s use in tournaments?

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Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Three) by Frederick Richardson
Jan20

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Three) by Frederick Richardson

Frederick Richardson completes his journey on the PAPA/Stern Pro Circuit of pinball tournaments. Fred travels to OBX Flippers and INDISC. Plus a review of what it takes to be a Pinball Circuit competitor and the valuable lessons he’s learned.

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Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Two) by Frederick Richardson
Jan19

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part Two) by Frederick Richardson

We continue with Atlanta Pinvasion, Pinburgh, Buffalo Pinball Open, Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show and the Pittsburgh Pinball Open.

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Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part One) by Frederick Richardson
Jan18

Taking the Circuit (Trent) Tour 2017 (Part One) by Frederick Richardson

So, you wanna be a professional pinball player? Frederick Richardson details his journey on the PAPA/Stern Pro Circuit of pinball tournaments.

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500 When Lit: Stern Guardians of the Galaxy Reveal
Nov24

500 When Lit: Stern Guardians of the Galaxy Reveal

Is it “bad form” to note rule similarities between games?

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1000 When Lit | IFPA Heads-Up Championship recap by Fred Richardson
Oct31

1000 When Lit | IFPA Heads-Up Championship recap by Fred Richardson

Thanks to Fred Richardson for writing this detailed recap of what happened at the first IFPA Heads-Up Championship in Las Vegas.

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500 When Lit | Pinball Profile: Josh Sharpe pushes buttons.
Oct30

500 When Lit | Pinball Profile: Josh Sharpe pushes buttons.

Stay tuned for the quick debate on whether using action buttons is not pinball.

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1000 when lit: Ghostbusters Skill Shot Exploit (Bug?) (Feature?) (Purgatory?)
May28

1000 when lit: Ghostbusters Skill Shot Exploit (Bug?) (Feature?) (Purgatory?)

I start to ramble on this post. Also, I suggest that we eliminate purgatory altogether. I await your criticism.

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500 when lit: Houdini at Pinfest
May07

500 when lit: Houdini at Pinfest

… Then my mind folded in on itself, I got confused and my flipper activity devolved to random flailing.

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500 When Lit: My first time playing pinball.
Mar09

500 When Lit: My first time playing pinball.

Since that fantastic article about pinball was published in ESPN: The Magazine, I’ve been meaning to correct the record.

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