Tail of the Dragon – Design Begins

Since I’m waiting for parts for other tables, I was able to do a lot of work on this table over the past week. I was asked to design this as though it was a 60s/70s era table, so the first thing I did was chop the playfield length down from 46″ to 42″. For a while I wasn’t really sure what type of flow this table would have- Should it be nudge based like Target Pool? Or should it have more flow to it like Paragon? Eventually I decided on a more Paragon/Spiderman/Supersonic type of flow. I talked to Mark a lot while I was iterating the table’s design to ensure I was making the thing along the lines of what he wanted.

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Tale of the Dragon – Request Started!

Here’s some updated info from the guy who requested the table.

What type of era do you want this pin to by styled as? 60s/70s

I’ll answer as best I can. My fav. graphics/style is Gottlieb’s Amazing Spiderman pin. I’m not a big fan of the newer pins with all the ramps, spinning huge gimmicky objects, multi-balls, etc. Some of the ideas of those things might come into play. More on that at the bottom of this e-mail. I have included a brief description of the road below, hopefully it will give you an idea of the concept.

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