How to Beat Your Friends at Pinball

How to Beat Your Friends at Pinball

Deceptively difficult and endlessly rewarding, pinball is a spectacular hobby you’ve probably never considered before.

It’s amazing pinball machines even exist. With miles of wiring, thousands of switches, and complex code (in the newer machines) pinball machines are a playable piece of art, and much more in-depth than many people realize.

Most people see pinball as a novelty, but for those who like a challenge it can be as rewarding a hobby as nearly any other. The balance between skill, strategy, and luck draws more similarities between poker as opposed to video games.

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How to Get Girls: Supply and Demand

How to Get Girls: Supply and Demand

This single concept is the most important tip of all when it comes to picking up girls. Supply and demand is the be-all and end-all of marketing for a reason: nothing else matters when it comes to getting new customers.

Look at a brand like Supreme. Fundamentally their clothes are no different than any others. If you could buy them on any corner in any city, no one would even know their name. You don’t need to be the best, baddest, kid on the block: to get the girls. You simply need to manipulate the concept of supply and demand. Continue reading “How to Get Girls: Supply and Demand” »

How to Master any Skill

How to Master any Skill

No matter what your interests, hobbies, professions, or proclivities; your goal should be to come as close to mastery as possible, in the time provided.

We have all heard the expression that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a single skill. The actual number is irrelevant, the point is: mastering anything takes a significant amount of work. As is typically the case in life, we don’t often have the ability to dedicate nearly three years of our waking life to a single task.

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How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know

How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know

Now that you have your space and everything you need, it comes down to actually running the game.
The first two articles in the series talked about the kind of space you need to host a game, and the things you need to do it well. I can’t stress it enough: playing poker without a good table, quality cards, and real chips isn’t fun or functional. While it’s a bit of an investment to get all of this gear up front, it’s crucial to the success of your game.

The only thing more crucial, is actually knowing how to run a game of poker. The first decision you have to make is what kind of format you are playing. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 3: What You Need to Know” »

How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need

How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need

Hosting a poker game requires you to own a bunch of supplies, some more important than the others.

In part one of this series we looked at the space you need, now we’re going to look at what you need to fill that space.

If you went through to buy everything on this list at once, your homegame is going to get very expensive in a hurry. Ideally you can spread the cost out among your friends, but regardless of how you do it there are some things you absolutely need if you want to run a homegame. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 2: What You Need” »

How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 1: The Setting

How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 1: The Setting

There’s much more to spreading a poker game than getting together some friends and a deck of cards, here’s the first in a three-part guide for everything you need to know.

This guide is divided into three articles: the setting, what you need, and what you need to know. All three of these elements are crucial to hosting a strong poker game. You don’t need to be perfect on all of them, but if you miss the mark on too many items the game is going to run into issues.

The success of your homegame greatly depends on the setting. You don’t need to be renting a floor at the Ritz, but you do need to have your bases covered. Continue reading “How to Run a Proper Poker Homegame Part 1: The Setting” »