Hey everyone, the official TOPL Rules have been updated and posted here. Nothing in there should come as a huge surprise to anyone who’s been coming out for a while now, but what was on the website before had gotten a little out of date, and we wanted to update everything to reflect the changes we’ve made over the past couple of seasons. The link at the top of the page will take you to the current “live” version of the rules, which cover the operation of the league as well as gameplay for league nights and tournaments. Have a look, and if there’s something you’d like to suggest or discuss, feel free to email me, ask about it at a league night, or leave a comment on the website. There’s more changes to come, but for now at least we’ve documented what we’re using in a place where people can find it. Thanks to Adam for taking an update pass at the document! The rules also have some more details on malfunctions (and how we deal with them), and what is and isn’t allowed on an extra ball based on questions that have come up.
Thanks to everyone who made it out this week, and to Jim for having us all out to his home to play his extensive collection of games. It seems like we’ve had new people almost every week this season, which is great to see. This was Jason’s first time out, and Myles brought Michelle for her first league night. Welcome to both of you, and hopefully this isn’t the last time we see you out to a TOPL event.
Thanks to Nick for having everyone out to play his great collection of games, and a special thanks to Kev for bringing up Samosas again! For all the people on vacation over the summer, we keep pulling in new members, so welcome to Sonia, Ron, and Russ! An even 28 last night, and aside from an unidentified burning smell coming from AFM, a successful one. This is the reason why only one group ended up posting scores for the game all night, and why there is no high score for Tron or AFM this week (a machine needs to be played by 4 groups to award a valid high score).
Thanks to Luch for the pizza, beer, and pinball this week! Changing the settings and tilts on the games seems to have had the desired effect, because they were certainly playing harder and faster than last time we played at his house. It made for a fast and furious league night.
Thanks again to Kim for having everyone out to play his great collection of games, and for keeping everyone fed. We had a great turnout this week, including two new members: Dan and Jeremy. Welcome to the league guys-hope to see you out for the rest of the season.