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Ubcon Xix Nerf War

April 12, Buffalo, NY

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#1 Thom

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:50 AM

I'm happy to announce that this year's UBCon war at the University of Buffalo has been set for April 12 at 1:00 AM. This war is run by the University at Buffalo Strategists and Role-Player's Association (UBSARPA) as part of UBCon XIX: Almost Effeminate. The war will be held in the Student Union building, which is such an indescribably awesome venue that I'll just put up pictures rather than trying.

The war is at 1:00 AM, which corresponds to late evening college time, or EST the middle of the night. I understand that this will prevent a lot of people from being able to come, but it was the only time available.

We're expecting a lot of people this year last year we had over fifty. This means that we'll mostly be playing team rounds with respawns, largely CTF. We'll try to throw in some more game types to keep things interesting.

Since most of the attendees will be very casual nerfers and may not be wearing eye protection, they're having me strictly limit the power of the guns. Last year's rules was "nothing that can shoot through a box of Cheetos". I'd rather set a range limit say, 120 feet. This means, roughly speaking, no singled Titans, SM5Ks, 4Bs, et cetera. Crossbows and AT2Ks are in sort of a grey zone. Bring something weaker just in case. Additionally, regular glue-tipped stefan darts will not be allowed. I'm allowing soft-tipped homemade darts, such as matchsticks or CS-style felt-tipped stefans. If you're not sure, please ask.

In addition, no realistic paint jobs (duh), no converted paintball or airsoft guns (state law), liability waivers (signed by parents if under 18), et cetera.

Without further ado, Student Union eye candy.

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Edited by Thom, 22 March 2008 - 12:50 AM.

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#2 camo

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

It starts at 1 AM?! I can't tell if it's supposed to say 10 or PM
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#3 Flaming Hilt

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

It doesn't say 10 or PM.

It starts at 1 AM.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

I've never seen a box of Cheetos. Thats awesome. Buy around 50 boxes of them for this- it'll be a hit.

If anyone in Jersey is going up, and has a extra seat, I can pay for gas probably.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:31 PM

I am trying to get up from NYC, anyone have suggestions or spare seats then please contact me.
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#6 Thom

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

* sound of crickets chirping :unsure:
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:21 AM

Maybe I can use the fact that I want to go to school at SUNY Buffalo (holy shit what a coincidence) as a backup school to plan a trip up there. I wouldn't really have a primary though, as my best guns falls under that black area (especially over 120 feet limit).

And I definitely won't be going if there are only 3 people! Ha. Sounds and looks good though. I'll keep checking on this one.

Edit: Why no Stefans? Regular darts are so inaccurate because of tailspins and what not. Shooting from balcony to balcony is going to need sort amount of precision.

Edited by Splitlip, 30 March 2008 - 08:22 AM.

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#8 Thom

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

There's not going to be "only three people". We had over fifty last year without advertising it online.

No stefans because most of the attendees are not hardcore nerfers. We don't want to scare them off with welts.

Also, bring a lightly modded NF and you'll be ahead of most people.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:39 AM

Since the game is coming up, I will ask again.
Is there any form of mass transit to the area from NYC
OR
Can someone give me a lift for gas money?
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#10 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:45 AM

Looks like an awesome venue. 50 people you say? Buffalo is pretty close to me. When you guys start using stefans send me a pm.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

No stefans because most of the attendees are not hardcore nerfers. We don't want to scare them off with welts.

Stefans won't leave a welt unless you're shooting someone point blank with a Titan or a Big Blast. Anything that shoots further than 100 feet does not belong in an indoor Nerf War anyways.
Say "no stefans" and you'll prevent most of the people from here from attending.

With that said, I have a prior engagement to attend to on April 12th.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 01 April 2008 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:38 PM

Update on me: Can't make it. Somewhere else to be. In New York, but the same time as the war.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

Stefans won't leave a welt unless you're shooting someone point blank with a Titan or a Big Blast. Anything that shoots further than 100 feet does not belong in an indoor Nerf War anyways.
Say "no stefans" and you'll prevent most of the people from here from attending.

You have no idea how difficult it was to talk them into allowing modded guns, let alone any custom darts. Maybe I'll have better luck next year. ;)
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:02 PM

Man, can't make it this year, not at 1 am. Not to mention, my gun and darts aren't allowed. <_<
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