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Also, how nerf scenes develop is likely influenced by surrounding areas and certain individuals. For example, DC nerf as the NIC knows it only began after our interaction with other nerfers at the first ECNO (in Delaware). It originally became popular due to a large number of people and has since been "reborn" by a new group of individuals.
To accurately create a history/biography, you will have to talk to many first hand sources, not relying solely on what is documented on the forums or what a single individual says.
Some topics that I would discuss are:
- The Nerf Listserv
- Nerf Online
- The LaMarios
- Other websites that I'm not mentioning
- The Four Horsemen, LCM, LGLF, countless other clans
- The development of Nerfing locations (SoCal, NJ, Alabama, DC, Ohio, many other locations)
- The development of nerf modding
Some resources you will find valuable will be the nerf wiki, which was originally hosted at NerfHQ and is still available here. It was then moved to ProjectNerf, available here. Additionally, TheGrinch's old website NerfWorld contains one of the best directories of older nerf websites. In my opinion, the most important ones that many people were not around for are The LaMario's, Yakman's site, Webbzter's site. There are also many clan sites linked as well as many of the older nerfer's websites. NerfWorld also has links to several Wayback Machine editions of websites that are no longer available, as well as some of the original Nerfaholics comics.
If you did take up this project, I would urge you to get perspective from many of the nerfers who have been around a while in order to break things up into "eras" and see what they consider significant. They also may have contact with other, now absent, nerfers.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing what route you take.
You're number 23, don't worry, you were identified.
Got back to DC this evening, I had a great time at the war, thanks so much for putting together the war Cheerios, Ice9, Ryan, Kane, and Zorn. It was great to meet all the midwest Nerfers. It was absolutely great to finally meet Carbon, Ice9, and Venom and I had a blast hanging out with everyone. Cheerios, it was great to meet you and some of your family. I'd like to thank your family for organizing lunch, it ensured that we minimized lost time from lunch.
I really liked the objective based gameplay and look forward to incorporating it in a larger scale here in Washington DC. It was also a ton of fun to use a shield.
I hope everyone enjoyed nerfing with the LGLF, I know we loved coming out to the midwest.
Total Distance traveled: 2142 miles.
I didn't see any Canadians post these so here goes:
-Can be free for all, team death match, or wingman but only head shots count.
- Two opposing teams line up and take potshots at each other in a given order, normally one side, then the other.
Feel free to correct me.
I didn't think I'd ever say it, but there is a game type I am more opposed to than Civil War.
(I still love you, Canadians)
But on a side note, In my opinion, we should keep DC war's to a single name. If for no other purpose than having the nerf war with the longest roman numeral after it!
Doom, That spot looks like a nice change to DC's traditional school yard "urban" area. The sooner the better.
Haven't seen this thread until now. Longtime nerfer and always looking to find like-minded individuals.
I know you guys aren't using guns that draw blood, but what kind of darts do you use? Are slugs okay?
My Aliens knowledge may be subpar, but you'll have to take that chance.
The next war you guys have, do tell me.
For those of you who are "new" to nerf, let me assure you that you were nerfing with a legend. Skin tight under armor, chest hair that'll make you reconsider your testosterone levels, a Pump Action Shotgun that Ice9 can't prime. These are merely a few things that make me a god among men. But enough about me, let's get back to the war.
I really enjoyed the carpe rounds and hope to do some at future DCNOs. The dart restrictions and prevalence of hoppers has given me a few ideas on possible structured game types that I also hope to try.
Trash talk that makes people surrender, striking good looks, a DiscusFinder with ranges well beyond those of a +bow are a few other reasons Crankymonky's immortality has been solidified.
My first carpe round was one that would lead to my demise. After defeating the Chicagoan filled team with a shut out, they were left humiliated. Even with Jlego's assistance, Chicago lacked the endurance, speed, and tactical mind needed to compete. It was then that they decided they could not lose in such a manner in the clan round. Thinking back to the Stant's 1994 attack on US Gold Medalist Nancy Kerrigan, Chicago realized what they had to do.
A true Saving Private Ryan moment during the clan round. Sprinting towards a dwarf in pursuit, Crankymonky darts from the grove in chase. Meanwhile, Jlego sees a Canadian to his right and begins to run and gun. When both are at speeds that would outrun darts, they collide. Crankymonky, flipping in a barrel roll motion, loses his footing and crashes into the ground. The impact sent his weapons flying and left him unable to stand. Langley and Gears keep the enemies at bay while the rest of the LGLF check on Crankymonky. As his team gathers around him, he yells, "Keep fighting! Don't let them get you!"
However, all was forgiven when the LGLF and Chicago joined forces to have the greatest after party known to the NIC. I unfortunately am not at liberty to discuss the events, but Ice9 has given the NIC a peak into the debauched lives of these great nerfers.
K10, the challenge is here. I expect you to attempt to rebut, but have no delusions of success on your part. Do you think you can do a war recap in full sentences?
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Vortex Nitron $49.99
Vortex Vigilon $17.99
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Nerf scout 2 pack $19.99
It was a lot of fun to meet all the new DC-area nerfers and see that the region is still going strong, I look forward to nerfing with everyone again soon. Next time I might have to pay more attention to having my guns in working order, but the dual pistols is ever reliable. My priorities were straight anyways, I had a sexy shirt for the war.
Despite the temperature, we all held up quite well, though a 104 degree heat index is sure to shorten your nerfing day.
I definitely fell in love with that SNAPbow and look forward to making one, hopefully before Apoc.
Hope to see everyone at the next war.
P.S. Keo, I have a lot of your darts and also found someone's UMBC water bottle. Holler if it's yours, would love to return it at the next war.
Long time no see, but it's good to see that DC area nerf is still going strong.
I'll see everyone tomorrow.
Keo, people usually use sunglasses, though I'd be hesitant about using super cheap sunglasses. I use safety glasses from a chemistry lab and I'll be bringing plenty of extras.
See everyone there.
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Plunger draw * pi * r^2
Handcannon: 3 in * pi * .75in ^2
PAS: 8.5cm * pi * 2cm ^2 ≈ 3.34in * pi * 0.79in^2
Air output of Lanard Sawed-Off Handcannon: 5.3 in^3
Air output of ERTL Pump Action Shotun: 6.52 in^3
Edit: Changed values based on Galaxy's new measurement. The old value of the Handcannon's air output was: 7.9 in^3, this is based on a 4.5 inch draw, which Galaxy said would be possible if you removed the pump priming system.
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
This war is 3 hours long? That's not a mistake?
How does having Koosh Balls being a valid ranged weapon work? Anyone who was at the last one want to comment? Do most people use them?
Hesitant to confirm for a 3 hour war.
I am tired, and my nose hurts.
That's it? Just your nose?
I am now unable to move my left thumb, left knee, and right elbow.
The knee and elbow have some movement, thumb has none. Typing is odd.
Good war, sans the injury.
But I think I set a new personal record for barrel "taps" in one day.
Bummed that I had to sit out so many rounds after the fall.
What did people think of East Coast style? I thought it worked better by the playground, but sat out for one of the east coast style rounds on the other side.
Loads of fun, thanks for organizing this Slug.
Evan, I have the wallet you left. Good to see everyone, thanks for the ride Split. Nice to meet everyone. Gears, Koree, hope to nerf again soon. Waskos, as always loads of fun.
To everyone who ventured here for their first time, hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks to the Waskos and to Slug for letting me use your first aid kits.
P.S. I'm all for another war in the DC region in July, and August, and September, etc.
where we can kill someone by striking them in the frontal lobe
No pictures so that none of you plagiarizing bastards take the idea.
I for one have no interest in killing someone while playing nerf.
I already did this years ago, but I didn't post it because I didn't want a plagiarizing bastard like you to take the idea.