So who's up for making the trip? I've got several guys lined up here - some of which have never been to a Nerf War before (fresh meat!) but are really excited about the idea.
If I seem to have forgotten anything in the rules/info, let me know. If the date doesn't work for most people, I might be persuaded to change it - though it would probably be pushed into mid-late July at that point.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
10:00 am until we are beat (probably around 5:00-6:00 pm)
Please try to arrive a bit early (~9:45) so that the first round can start promptly at 10:00 am.
Glenwood Park Elementary School
(Several backup locations are available if for some unforseen reason this one doesn't work out.)
What to bring:
- A Primary (more than one is a good idea - in case you have breakage!)
- A single-shot pistol (should shoot around 50 feet of less, and require both loading & cocking for each shot - speed loader/turrets/etc will not be allowed for pistol-only rounds)
- Darts (stock, single-bb+hot glue or slug-style or similar only - no slingshot weights)
- Eye protection - anyone under 18 MUST wear it. 18+ at your discrestion, and at your own risk.
- Lunch / Money - There are lots of fast food places within a 10 minute drive. You are of course welcome to bring a bag lunch and eat on the field during the lunch break.
- Water (I might be bringing a water cooler, but it wouldn't hurt to have your own on-hand - there probably won't be any available on-site.)
- Proper clothing - It will most likely be rather warm. Also, don't be a moron and show up in camo unless it is neon pink or something.
- Any and all missle/rocket/ball shooting weapons you might have access to. You might find they come in handy during one of the game-types...
- Melee weapons and shields will be permitted - see below...
What not to bring:
- Dangerous blasters/darts/etc - i.e. no metal spikes, wooden "gunblades", no tack-darts, etc. Blasters will be banned if they are deemed unsafe for any reason, including firing way too hard. No blanket bans will be imposed, but it is unlikely that your singled Titan will be used unless it is fairly underpowered. (No, "I will only pump it X times" will not be acceptable!)
- Blasters or other gear that could be mistaken for actualy weapons (i.e. black-painted blasters, silver "knives", etc.) should be left at home.
- Participants under 13 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult (18+) who will assume full responsibility for the youngling's actions, attitude and safety.
- If you act like a 3-year-old, we'll send you home like a 3-year-old.
- Please clean up after yourselves - a trash bag will be provided, and everyone is expected to participate in dart-sweeps.
- Please keep the loud outbursts and swearing to a minimum - we will most likely be playing in a schoolyard and don't need any passers-by to have reason to complain about us.
- Gametypes will be determined mainly by popular opinion - but we will likely be playing mostly objective-type games (CTF, Sieze the Balls, etc). Meatgrinder will most likely be used as the first round and the post-lunch round - it is just a great way to get warmed up!
- We will break for lunch around Noon, probably for 30-45 minutes.
Melee & Shield Rules
Melee weapons will be allowed, though they should conform to a few basic rules.
- No metal should be used in the construction of the Melee weapon.
- All striking surfaces should be covered with foam.
- Unmodified, store-bought plastic toy lightsabers will be permitted without regard to the above two rules. Lightsabers are cool. Bonus points if you use them with batteries for that lovely hum & glow.
- Anything I deem ridiculous or dangerous will not be allowed.
- Melee weapons can be used for blocking darts just like shields (see below) - but only if they are in your hand. If your Melee weapon is holstered, a hit on it counts just like a gun hit.
(thanks to Ryan McNumbers for the basis of these Shield Rules)
You'll be limited on the maximum size of your shield depending on what blaster you're wielding. This will be the standard ruling for most gametypes. Here is the breakdown. (Your most powerful blaster is what counts here.)
Melee Only = 3 sq/ft
[The largest blocking face of the Melee weapon(s) counts as part of the maximum shield area.]
One Single shot pistol, ranges < 50' - 2 sq/ft
Anything else, ranges <50' - 1 sq/ft
Blasters shooting over 50' will not be allowed to use a shield.
Shields may be used to deflect darts - hits on shields do not count as long as the shield is in your hand, strapped to a blaster that is in your hand, or strapped to your forearm. A shield strapped/slung anywhere else will not block hits - it will count the same as a gun hit.
Balls, missiles, rockets, etc. (basically any ammo larger than a Mega dart) may not be blocked by shields or Melee weapons - a hit on a shield or Melee weapon with ammo of this type will count as a normal hit.
Shields can be made from whatever, cardboard should be reinforced with duct tape. Shields that do not meet the specifications for Melee weapons may not be used as such. (i.e. Don't go whacking people with a large wooden shield!)
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This post has been edited by Ambience 327: 17 June 2010 - 05:09 AM