Friday, July 31, 2009

Shout Box Fcuked

The shout box that was in the right column for adding qualifying games is gone. Somehow the code was no longer functioning. I'll find another version somewhere else.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Week 3 goals

Week 3 is upcoming tomorrow. There are 3 new machines qualified for play: Breakshot, CSI and Mousin' Around.

There are 13 more games that only need one more score submitted to be qualified. Make sure to check the list to see if you can submit a score on one of them or any of the machines.

On another note, TZ is the most often game played in the league, there have been 160 plays on it in the RGPL.

The Top 10 (# of games played)

TZ - 160
LOTR - 131
SM - 122
WH2O - 119
AFM - 100
TAF - 81
TSPP - 79
MM - 78
JP - 76
POTC - 68

Interesting that 4 of the top 10 are recent Stern machines.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Week 2 in the Books

46 players played their respective asses off in week 2 of the RGPL. A few new ones joined the party.

Here are some highlights....

Xerico still leads the Champs Division - someday he'll have a week where he scores less than 10 pts.

Kenbo and TBK are right behind.

Pinballed (not to be confused with Taxman's is in the lead in the Open Division.

Rev-Test and John Bigbooty are 2nd and 3rd respectively (if not respectfully).

This may be the only time you see Taxman (7th) and me (9th) in the Top 10 at the same time. Sweet.

GC were set on Teed Off, RFM, Meteor, Grand Lizard, BOP, EATPM, Paragon and Wizard. Two players broke the GC on Grand Lizard and EATPM but were subsequently trumped by others (sorry Taxman).

The average score was 7.1 pts per player. While that's higher than last week's 6.9, this week most players earned a bonus point for variety, so in reality the scores were lower.

A little surprising that Taylor34 and DiscoDuck didn't play considering they were near the top after week 1. Hope they're back next week.

Need to know where Dan Nikolich, dcerny and Troz are from. Could use lots of pix, especially from players ranked high like John Bigbooty, Matt Topper, raddroxx and qbert-wpc. It's harder to hate you guys for beating us if we can't picture your face on a drop target.

More later including some more pix to post. Also, there is now an ongoing RGPL slideshow in the right column.

Game Over.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Amazing how many players play on Sunday. I know from last week and with some newbies that about 50 total players will play this week. It's now Sunday at 11am EDT and only 13 have played so far. Soon begins the onslaught.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Qualifying Angels

Below is the list of the Top 15 players in terms of the number of games they have played for qualifying new machines.

Tzodd/GravitaR wears out my keyboard. Bless him.

Rank - Games - Player

  1. 214 - Tzodd/Gravitar
  2. 37 - llabrevlis
  3. 25 - Taxman
  4. 24 - TBK
  5. 21 - blubboman
  6. 21 - Sseacord
  7. 16 - Xerico
  8. 11 - Michael O'Brien
  9. 11 - Pinzach
  10. 10 - Brian Bannon
  11. 10 - Goatdan
  12. 10 - John Pursglove
  13. 9 - Butterflygirl24
  14. 9 - LAR
  15. 9 - seymour-shabow

Week 2 medians and new games

We've added High Speed and Grand Lizard to the list of qualified games to play, that makes 105. Remember if you have a game you want people to help you qualify, there is now a box on the right side of the blog under the links to enter your name and the machine you want help qualifying. Also, you can enter q scores there when you play.

This weeks medians and highs are as usual right here .

Keep in mind that it is part of the process that once there have been 4 league games played on a machine I throw out the 4 qualifying scores. That way all the scores used in calculating the data are from league play only. That occasionally does some funny things. For instance, the GC score on Evel Knievel was lowered because the previous GC score was one of the qualifying scores.

A few other games also have significantly different medians because I eliminated the 4 q scores.

If it's handy to do so this weekend, send me a pic of your score. Also, if I don't have a pic or location for you, please email me the info.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Qualifying Game Requests - New Shout Box

You can add the game you want qualified to the Shout Box on the right (below the RGPL links).

Simply type your name and your message and click "shout".

All-Time High RGPL scores

There have been about 2,500 RGPL games played. These are the Top 10 all-time high scores for league games (not including games played for qualifying). Ranked by % of median.

1. Rare Hero - BSD - 7,818,355,820 - 4,386% of median
2. Nick M - Elvis - 1,248,588,720 - 2,024% of median
3. Qbert247 - TZ - 5,732,596,890 - 1,966% of median
4. Beemus - SM - 1,979,830,230 - 1,861% of median
5. Rare Hero - BSD - 2,594,365,250 - 1,455% of median
6. Rare Hero - BSD - 2,338,316,230 - 1,312% of median
7. Rare Hero- BSD - 2,037,473,360 - 1,143% of median
8. JP - Ronkz650 - 1,474,156,160 - 1,091% of median
9. F-14 - Pinballed - 4,720,860 - 945% of median
10. MB - Ronkz650 - 1,541,421,670 - 925% of median

Seems to me like Rare Hero should play BSD every week.

Qualifying WPC games

There are about 47 WPC machines (not counting Pinball Circus and Special editions).

35 of them are qualified for league play.

With 103 machines total qualified, it's amazing that a few more of these aren't.

WPC games that have 2 games played and need 2 more to be qualified:

Johnny Mnemonic
Party Zone

WPC games with 1 or 0 games played so far toward qualification:

WHO Dunnit
Dirty Harry
Gilligan's Island
Popeye Saves the Earth

Play 'em, folks.

Monday, July 20, 2009

RGPL grows and grows

These are the number of players who played in week 1 of the previous four RGPL tournaments...

Current tourney: 48
Previous : 41
Before that: 27
Before that: 19

Name's the thing

Lots of folk's names on RGP crack me up. On the right is a quick poll of what I consider the best names from the RGPL, vote if you'd like.

Week 1 prelim results

Lots of play and new players. 43 scores are logged despite the fact that we haven't heard yet from about 6-8 regular players (Rare Hero, Nick M, Ricjas to name a few).

Xerico is the only Champ to score 11 points, three players stand right behind him with 10 - Kenbo, TBK & Tzodd/GravitaR

In the Open Division, it's wild & woolly. The four way tie for first is between Pinballed, taylor34, Matt Topper and Rev-Test.

Welcome all the new/long dormant players including: taylor34, Matt Topper, Rev-Test, DiscoDuck, John Bigbooty, Goatdan, Dennis, Les Manley, Red West and prior Champ, Kenbo. You guys need to send me some pics so the rest of us have something to throw darts at when you are doing well.

Six highs were set this week, they are highlighted in yellow on the main ranking page.

The average player scored 7.1 pts this week -a little stronger than usual.

I'm in 33rd having scored an egregious 99.6% of the median on my best friend Paragon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

First RGPL league photo - Pinbot rolled

New player Matt Topper (TBK recruit) rolls Pinbot in the league...

Pinbot high score 7/19/09 by

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Glowing Fathom - New Hole Ripper

If you read my post on the scoring thread you already know that Fathom ripped me a new butthole this week. Maybe I should have shown it some love beforehand by showing these pictures with the super bright blue and green glowing LEDs in it.

Anyway, if you have any pics or vid clips of your RGPL machines, scores, play or self send them to me and I will post them here on the blog.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 1 of New Tournament

Today starts a new tournament. All are encouraged to join in.

Nick M's victory last time has promoted him to the Champions Div.

There are now 103 machines to choose from to play - Indy 500 is the latest.

All the links for the rankings, qualified games, FAQs, and this weekend's thread to post your scores are over in the right column under "RGPL Links".

In order to help increase the number of players, this tournament you get bonus points for bringing folks into the league - details are here.

Good luck to all, unfortunately you don't stand a chance against me this round.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

RGPL links

Added a section for quickly linking to all pertinent league stuff in the right column just under the blog archive.

There will also always be a link here during the tournament to go to the RGP thread to post your weekend scores.

Newbie News

After more than a year of posting league info on RGP, there are still lots of folks who have some introductory questions. They have just always ignored the RGPL posts and are just now interested, so here are the headlines...

You play any machine you want from a list of more than 100

There is no cost or fee whatsoever

There's no need to "join", just simply start playing any tournament weekend

Rules & FAQs are at the main RGPL website

Get a friend to play, get a bonus point

Because the RGPL believes in "the more, the merrier", we have a new bonus point incentive starting this week for bringing in new players. Here's how it works...

If a new player (someone who hasn't played in the league b4) begins playing and credits you for bringing them in, you get a bonus point in your score for doing so. The new player has to play at least 3 weeks in the tournament in order to avoid a situation where someone has a party and gets lots of people to play and then they never play in the league again.

In order to prevent someone from running away with the tournament by getting a jillion people to join, we are capping the max at three bonus points that can be earned this way during the tournament.

So, instigate a friend to play, have them play at least 3 of the weeks, and garner yourself a bonus point. Make sure (if it's not your family and you are posting their score for them) that the person mentions it was you that got them started.

New Tournament starts Friday, July 17th

This weekend starts a new 5 week tourney.

There will be more competition in the Champs Division as the last Open Division winner, Nick M moves up to that division and we have the return (we think) of previous winner Kenbo.

Get all your pinfriends and family to join in, you'll get bonus points if you do, check the next blog post for details.


This is the blog for the RGPL - Rec.Games.Pinball League.

This blog is current news and chatter in support of the main league website

Hope you have fun.