At least I think that's the first step. Maybe the first step is to get really drunk? I forget. Anyway.. I bought my first pinball machine in July of 2014. I just picked up a Rollergames last weekend which makes #17. I personally lean towards the late 80's/early 90's machines, but they're all good. I would like to get an EM or two. I just haven't run across the right one at the right price yet. Machines I have up and running: Strange Science Hardbody Motordome Tales from the Crypt Hollywood Heat Batman Forever The Lost World Jurassic Park Riverboat Gambler Comet Alien Poker Machines in the workshop to be touched up or tinkered with: Rollergames - Plays fine, a little dirty, but needs some cabinet repair near the coin door. Meteor - Needs some touch up paint. Skateball - Needs touchup paint and some tinkering. Panthera - Needs cleaning and a little paint. Road Kings - This needs a bit of work but will clean up nicely. Machines on the back burner: Sinbad - This was rethemed poorly for some Linux software company. I'm going to re-retheme it as Killer Klowns from Outer Space just for the hell of it. Hot Hand - This thing is a mess. It was free so no big deal. I think I'm going to turn it into a virtual pin. So that's my story so far.