History Creator / RogerSharpe

24th Dec '15 8:47:36 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe insists after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck, i.e. he proved pinball wasn't [[LuckBased about luck]] [[{{Irony}} through sheer luck]].

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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe insists after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck, i.e. he proved pinball wasn't [[LuckBased [[LuckBasedMission about luck]] [[{{Irony}} through sheer luck]].
24th Dec '15 8:47:25 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe insists after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck.

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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe insists after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck.luck, i.e. he proved pinball wasn't [[LuckBased about luck]] [[{{Irony}} through sheer luck]].
15th Dec '14 7:17:48 PM rjung
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Today, Sharpe continues to serve as the Licensing Manager for WMS Gaming, and consults for other pinball companies on licensing issues. He remains active in the arcade industry as a hobbyist, collector, and speaker.

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Today, Sharpe continues to serve served as the Licensing Manager for WMS Gaming, and consults for other pinball companies on licensing issues. Gaming through 2014, when he left to become the chief executive of Sharpe Communications, a creative services company based in Chicago. He remains active in the arcade industry as a hobbyist, collector, and speaker.
speaker, and consults for pinball companies on licensing issues.
14th Apr '14 11:42:13 PM rjung
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In a desperate move, Sharpe allowed the current ball to drain, then [[BadassBoast declared that he would]] ''[[BadassBoast prove]]'' [[BadassBoast pinball was a game of skill]] by [[CallingYourAttacks launching his next ball through the lit center lane]][[note]]out of five available[[/note]] at the top of the playfield. He then [[SkillShot gently launched the ball,]] which [[ImprobableAimingSkills flew straight into the lane he called.]] The Chairman immediately declared that he had seen enough; New York City's ban was quickly lifted, prompting other municipalities to drop their bans as well.

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In a desperate move, Sharpe allowed the current ball to drain, then [[BadassBoast declared that he would]] ''[[BadassBoast prove]]'' [[BadassBoast pinball was a game of skill]] by [[CallingYourAttacks [[CallingYourShots launching his next ball through the lit center lane]][[note]]out of five available[[/note]] at the top of the playfield. He then [[SkillShot gently launched the ball,]] which [[ImprobableAimingSkills flew straight into the lane he called.]] The Chairman immediately declared that he had seen enough; New York City's ban was quickly lifted, prompting other municipalities to drop their bans as well.
24th Nov '13 8:30:57 PM rjung
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In 1976, Sharpe was working as a writer and editor for publications such as ''GQ'' and ''The New York Times'' when he was called to appear in a courtoom in Manhattan. The Music & Amusement Association was attempting to overturn New York City's [[NewMediaAreEvil thirty-four-year ban on pinball machines,]] and Sharpe -- one of the nation's top players at the time -- was their star witness. Under scrutiny by the city council and local media, he eloquently argued that the ban should be overturned on the grounds that pinball was not a game of chance, but required patience, reflexes, and skill.

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In 1976, Sharpe was working as a writer and editor for publications such as ''GQ'' and ''The New York Times'' when he was called to appear in a courtoom in Manhattan. The Music & Amusement Association was attempting to overturn New York City's [[NewMediaAreEvil thirty-four-year ban on pinball machines,]] machines,]][[note]]The city treated them no different than slot machines and other gambling devices[[/note]] and Sharpe -- one of the nation's top players at the time -- was their star witness. Under scrutiny by the city council and local media, he eloquently argued that the ban should be overturned on the grounds that pinball was not a game of chance, but required patience, reflexes, and skill.
31st Oct '13 10:58:09 PM rjung
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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize the score, while showing off his ball control and aiming skills. However, despite this demonstration, the council remained skeptical.

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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' table[[note]]''Pinball/ElDorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize the score, while showing off his ball control and aiming skills. However, despite this demonstration, the council remained skeptical.
27th Sep '13 8:51:14 PM rjung
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22nd Sep '13 10:51:44 PM rjung
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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe admits after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck.

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* AccidentalHero: Sharpe admits insists after-the-fact that his critical SkillShot was by luck.
21st Sep '13 12:28:58 AM rjung
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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize his score while showing off his aim and ball control methods. However, despite his demonstration of pinball skills, the council remained skeptical.

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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize his score the score, while showing off his aim and ball control methods. and aiming skills. However, despite his demonstration of pinball skills, this demonstration, the council remained skeptical.
21st Sep '13 12:28:25 AM rjung
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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize his score. However, despite his demonstration of pinball skills, the council remained skeptical.

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Sharpe began to prove his assertion by playing a demonstration game on a table[[note]]''El Dorado'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] provided by the MAA. The Chairman, suspicious of tampering by "the pinballers", demanded that he use a backup machine[[note]]''Bank Shot'' by Creator/{{Gottlieb}}[[/note]] instead. Although he had never played it before, Sharpe proceeded to do so, pointing out the strategies a player would need to maximize his score.score while showing off his aim and ball control methods. However, despite his demonstration of pinball skills, the council remained skeptical.
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