[14 Oct, 2017] Northern Lights at Play Expo Manchester. Official... (Manchester, England)

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Northern Lights at Play Expo Manchester. Official machine pledges.
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Manchester, UK
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00 AM
(ends Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:00 AM)
Timezone: Europe/London

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  1. replicas

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    Hi gang, well it's that time again that we need your machines to make the biggest show in the U.K. happen once again.
    As you know if it were not for the kindness of the U.K. pinball community we would not have a show.
    So what we want are your machines, preferably van loads of them.
    What we can offer is for the first machine free entry for the weekend, every machine after that £25 per machine, so if you bring 7 machines that's free weekend entry to the show and £150 towards your transport costs. If you can bring more machines and are traveling a distance and are hiring a van then please get in touch with me and we will do our best to cover all your costs.
    Most importantly if you do pledge machines to our show you are automatically first in line with reduced entry fee to the after hours pinball lock in on the Saturday night. Last year's sold out so if the late night lock in is your thing then to guarantee a place , pledge a pin or two or even better a van full.
    Also this year we are running a competition along withe the fun side of the show , so if you are loaning pins please let me know if you are OK with them being played for fun and also entered into the comp. All machines will be available for everyone to play on either day and won't be locked away for companies play only. Just let me know if you don't want your machine to be in the comps.
    So come on guys and get those machines pledged to the U.K. 'set biggest and best pinball show .
    Thanks in advance, D.
     
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    NLP Event City Manchester.

    1, Iron Man. C. @windoesnot
    2, Wheel of Fortune. C. @windoesnot
    3, Transformers , C, @stoptap
    4, DE Star Wars, @Big Phil
    5, Austin Powers, C. @Big Phil
    6, Demo Man, @Big Phil
    7, Fish Tales, C, @DRD
    8, BSD Dracula, C.@crsedgar
    9, Taxi, C. @crsedgar
    10, Whitewater, C. @jagman
    11, Medieval Madness, C. @shaunyboy
    12, Junk Yard, C. @shaunyboy
    13, X Files, C. @ailsaclunie
    14, Bat Man Dark Knight, C. @ailsaclunie
    15, Indy Jones WMS, C. @ailsaclunie
    16, No Good Gofers , C. @replicas
    17, NBA Fastbreak, C. @ailsaclunie
    18, Funhouse, C. @ailsaclunie
    19, Roadshow, C. @ailsaclunie
    20, Congo , C. @replicas col.
    21, Gilligans Island, C. @JMP col.
    22, Tales from the Crypt, C. @JMP col.
    23, Laser War, C. @JMP col.
    24, Indy Jones, my pinball's promo version. @replicas col. XXX
    25, Addams Family, C. @PUP
    26, Jurassic Park, C. @PUP
    27, Mousin Around, C. @PUP
    28, Pinbot, C. @PUP
    29, Jokers, C. @PUP
    30, Spectrum, C. @PUP
    31, Queens Castle EM C. @Biff
    32, Aerobatics, EM, C. @Biff
    33, Circus, EM, C. @Biff
    34, Nautilus, EM, C. @Biff
    35, Mr 'n' Mrs Pac Man, C. @Biff
    36, Iron Man, C. @Biff
    37, Wizard, EM, C. @Biff
    38, Robo Cop, C. Rob Denton
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    40, Fireball, EM. C. @ronsplooter
    41, Fathom, C. @ronsplooter
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    55, Eight Ball, C. Terry Sulivan.
    56, Black Jack, C. Terry Sulivan.
    57, World Poker Tour, C . @Wayne J
    58, Getaway, C. Terry Sulivan.
    59, Iron Man, C. Terry Sulivan.
    60, Avatar, Stern, C. Terry Sulivan.
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    62, Fish Tales, C. @mark9
    63, Dirty Harry, C. @mark9
    64, Bram Stocker Dracula, C. @mark9
    65, No Good Gofers, C. @mark9
    66, Whitewater, C. @mark9
    67, Twilight Zone, C. @mark9
    68, Tron, C. @mark9
    69, Simpson Pinball Party, C. @mark9
    70, Stern The Walking Dead Premium, C. @Matt Vince
    71, BatMan 66, @Matt Vince
    72, Theatre of Magic, C. @RGV col.
    73, STTNG, C. @RGV col.
    74, NBA Fastbreak, Mark R. Col.
    75, Surf n Safari, Mark R. Col.
    76, Road Kings , Nigek Lunt. col.
    75, Jack both, Nigel Lunt, col.
    78, Wizard of Oz, @Aidie Hufton PH stand col.
    79, Twilight Zone, C. @Aidie Hufton col.
    80, Addams Family, C. @Aidie Hufton col.
    81, The Electric Chair with TAF, @Mooseman col.
    82, Police Force, Nigel Lunt, col.
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    84, Corvette,C. @replicas col.
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    86, Johnny Mnemonic,C. @mufcmufc
    87, Fish Tales,C. @mufcmufc
    88, Rocky and Bulwinkle , C. @Big Phil
    89, Star Wars Trilogy, C. @Big Phil
    90, Guns 'n' Roses, C. @mark9
    91, Scared Stiff, C. @cooldan
    92, Tron Pro, C. @steve brum
    93, AC/DC Pro, C. @steve brum
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    97, X Men, C. @Kilgore
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    100, Roadshow, C. @Kilgore
    101, Congo, C. @Kilgore
    102, Apollo 13, C. @Kilgore
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    105, Tron Pro, C. @gringo col,
    106, Terminator 2 Chrome edition, @chris b PH stand.
    107, Getaway, HS2, @chris b PH stand.
    108, Whitewater, @chris b PH stand.
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    110, Stern Star Wars, PH stand, collection from PH a.m.
    111, Stern Star Trek Premium, PH stand, collection from PH a.m.
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    113, Monster Bash, mint, PH stand, collection from PH a.m.
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    115, T.B.A. collection from PH a.m.
    116, Medieval Madness Remake, Kirk Tilt, for PH stand.
    117, Aerosmith, Kirk Tilt, for PH stand.
    118, Dialed In, Kirk Tilt, PH stand.
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    120, Centaur, C. @Ruk
    121, Funland, EM. @DAD
    122, Medusa, @DAD
    123, Twilight Zone, @Andy B , (@Garry Sp8 )
    124, The Getaway HS2, @Chris
     
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  3. windoesnot

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    Donating Iron Man and Wheel of Fortune, am happy for either or both to be used for comps. If used for comps they will be setup as difficult as possible
     
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    I'll donate a game again Daz. Probably WPT or Transformers.
     
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    Are you wanting the usual 3 from me? Terminator 2, DE Star Wars and Demo Man? Also got Rocky & Bullwinkle and Austin Powers. Anyway, take your pick.
     
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    Andy, Phil, are you both OK with your games possibly being used in the comp ?
     
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    I will bring fish tales, it plays sweetly and is suitable for a comp if you would like to use it in one
     
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    Yeah no problem mate.
     
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    Yeah, if you think they're up to it.
     
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    I'm intrigued to know what happens in the comp that worse than joe public can throw at it??
     
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    Overly competitive nutters kick them. Slam them. Slam down on the glass. Death save them.

    It is only fekkin Pinball for christ"s sake.
     
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    Last year I saw people balancing drinks on the glass. Can't get much worse than that.
     
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    Some fella smashed the glass on a game down south a couple of years ago. It did not slice important arteries though.
     
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    Aargh. People. I despair.
     
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    Some loaners don't want there games in comps.
    That's why I ask.
     
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    That kind of abuse is not something that is tolerated, either inside or outside of the competitions.

    Regardless, I think Phil's comment was more in line with checking the machines are of a sufficient quality for the competition. For the comp especially we could do with machines that play consistently, and reliably. That doesn't mean only shiny and new machines, just machines that will ideally last the weekend without needing tweaking or repairing.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't want to put people off loaning, just trying to establish why you thought people might not want their machines in competitions.

    Do you have any plans to improve upon last years show? I would ideally like to go as its just up the road but I didn't particularly enjoy last years show as it was near impossible to get on any of the machines. I think I played about 10 machines (mostly ones nobody else wanted to play) in 6 hours and I only went for the pinball. Which to be honest isn't great. Some sort of queuing system? Time limit? God knows...
     
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    Ideally comp machines need to be setup difficult to prevent overly long games, especially when the better players are on them. Joe Public wouldn't really notice much difference between a machine set normal and one set for comps
     
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    The machines always get busy. The queuing system is just to stand behind the machine you're waiting to play. Doesn't usually take more than a minute or three.

    The etiquette is that once you've finished your game you make way for anyone waiting, or if you're feeling sociable, ask the person waiting if they want a two player game :)

    You'll occasionally find newbies (or kids) who have accidentally started a 4 player game, or don't follow etiquette. In those cases a polite explanation may help, or find a crew member if you suspect a repeat offender
     
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    Mmm yeah, I recall all these suggestions from after last years show. But frankly, most people these days don't give a **** that someone is waiting to play.
     
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    it's a show that it predominantly non pinheads and one of the reasons I help make it happen, I want other people to enjoy pins too.Consequently they may not fully understand pinball etiquette.However I am finding it very hard to believe u only got to play ten games.I have been an avtive show organiser /attendee for 16 years and been to ram packed shows,and what you quoted seems very highly improbable.
     
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    be slightly more assertive mate, this thing will happen at any event on the planet
     
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    I'd have to go back to my original posts on the subject a year ago. But 10 machines is on the high side of the estimate. I had a good run on Mousin Around as I recall. Apart from that it was a complete washout.
     
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    Thats the weird thing. I'm fairly intimidating if I want to be. Studied Israeli Military Krav Maga for many years. You'd want to hurry up and finish your game really...
     
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    I need a better system this year. Last year I kept wandering from one side of the building to the other playing Pins that were not being used. It was only when I got home and reading on here that I realised I had missed out on playing loads of the better Pins :confused:. I think I'm just going to start at one end of the building and play them one by one, regardless of any queue, until I have had at least one game on all of them :clap:
     
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    I can donate two from the following; CFTBL, BSD, Taxi, Fish Tales, Demo Man

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    Are you fluent in it?
     
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    Very :)
     
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    Can we take BS Dracula and Taxi. Also are you OK with your machines being picked for the comp ?
     
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