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ChANO, INDEED the best war on April 11. Recapping now.

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#51 Merzlin

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

If anyone would like to purchase packs of my RED stefans, you are welcome too. They will be in packs of 30 and have Zinc coated bb's for weights/Steel Splitshot weighting. Colored hot glue is in assorted packs .


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They fit CPVC and 17/32" brass wonderfully, and PETG for airguns perfectly. I'll only be selling a couple, because I'm saving some for myself and for a friend.
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#52 LiterSize

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:45 PM

At the risk of derailing the thread, but would anyone be interested in getting together before this big shindig to trade/sell? Rather than doing it at the war and taking time away from matches and actual rounds. Nerf Market Days or whatever? It could be an earlier date, but more intent on getting our inventories/items together rather than specific to nerfing all day. And with that, we can move to PMs.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:58 PM

At the risk of derailing the thread, but would anyone be interested in getting together before this big shindig to trade/sell? Rather than doing it at the war and taking time away from matches and actual rounds. Nerf Market Days or whatever? It could be an earlier date, but more intent on getting our inventories/items together rather than specific to nerfing all day. And with that, we can move to PMs.


I think it might as well be an undertaking for the lunch break if people are so inclined. I might be interested in a bit of buying and selling especially if Zorn and I can build the backpressure trigger systems and hopefully in the near future backpressure tanks.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

Trading talk aside, hopefully some of the new stuff will be out by the time this rolls around. Hopefully. Let's hope the weather holds come April!


Just a silly thing:

"Chicago Nerf, it happens or didn'ChaNO?"


*rimshot*

*crickets*


Are there any backup locations in consideration?
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

I know that I've asked alot of questions, and I apologize ahead of times for that, but I have yet another. Will there be a sword round? If not, could you allow swords in the pistol round?

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:28 AM

I know that I've asked alot of questions, and I apologize ahead of times for that, but I have yet another. Will there be a sword round? If not, could you allow swords in the pistol round?

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There will not be a swords round. You may bring a sword for use if you wish.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

With that said, what should the rules about swords be? Able to block darts? Anyone caught swinging for the fences on anyone faces repercussions? I wouldn't mind so much being shot with a stefan as opposed to getting tattooed by someone swinging for the fences on me, even if it is a foam sword. Those things are surprisingly durable for even one good swing.



And barrel taps are go? Should we be allowed to fend off a sword attack with our blasters?
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#58 Merzlin

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:14 PM

With that said, what should the rules about swords be? Able to block darts? Anyone caught swinging for the fences on anyone faces repercussions? I wouldn't mind so much being shot with a stefan as opposed to getting tattooed by someone swinging for the fences on me, even if it is a foam sword. Those things are surprisingly durable for even one good swing.



And barrel taps are go? Should we be allowed to fend off a sword attack with our blasters?

Swords in my mind should be played just as barrel tapping would; and if anyone takes a swing at my face they sure be ready for swing back (Only if they do it intentionally -_-) I guess if you want the risk of your blaster breaking from the attack, you should be able to. Liter does throw good points out, and I think that a sword could spring unadvantages, which is never fun. (EX. Barrel tapping, for crying out loud you're swinging a 2 foot foam covered sword at a target, can be used in a hurtful manner, and may cause damage to ones' blaster if hit)

EDIT: I don't care if swords are allowed or not frankly, as long as no one gets hurt or breaks their guns.

Edited by Merzlin, 25 February 2009 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

I agree with Merzlin. If someone wants to bring a foam sword that's fine. Using the sword would count as barrel tapping, and if they want to try to knock darts out of the air, be my guest. The only person I've ever heard of being able to do that is OMC...

Afterall isn't one of the major rules of a Nerfwar, "Don't be a douchbag"? With that said, it shouldn't be a problem.

Overall, it's up to IceNine and company to decide.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

Hehe..If melee weapons are allowed, that would be cool..but..my only melee weapons are a toy lightsaber and a plastic toy knife. Somehow I don't think that either of those will be appropriate..

Also, I have a shitload of spare parts from various guns, including 2 double shot springs. For those of you who don't know, I almost replaced my ace #49 spring with one in my nitefinder. It's a beast. If anyone's interested, PM me.


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Edited by Mehku, 25 February 2009 - 10:45 PM.

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#61 Ice Nine

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:04 PM

With that said, what should the rules about swords be? Able to block darts? Anyone caught swinging for the fences on anyone faces repercussions? I wouldn't mind so much being shot with a stefan as opposed to getting tattooed by someone swinging for the fences on me, even if it is a foam sword. Those things are surprisingly durable for even one good swing.



And barrel taps are go? Should we be allowed to fend off a sword attack with our blasters?


I suppose I'll govern swords on the here and now. First post will be edited to reflect this.

Melee Weapon Rules:
- Swords can be used to block darts. If you feel like spending time and effort practicing and perfecting that skill by all means you can take advantage of it. However, I will be judging your sword surface; nothing wider than the N-Force swords or lightsaber. If you make something like Cloud's sword in FFVII to use to block darts I will laugh at you and won't let you use it.
- Never ever EVER swing with more force than necessary to tap or block darts. You're not fucking stabbing someone, you're Nerfing. Think of it like this: if you swing with ANY more force than necessary, you'll be sitting out for a long time, and I will return the hit with my Urukai Bow. And that thing is not soft.
- In the interest of fairness to people using swords, you can not fend off a sword attack with blasters. A blaster hit counts the same as a dart hitting it. I say this because if the person is rushing you up until they're within striking range the person with the gun is at a pretty decent advantage.

People with spare parts: I'm interested in any random non-functioning guns you have lying around, especially those with backpressure tanks. I'm also in the market for LSFG handles, pumps, and airtanks in general.

By the war Zorn and I should hopefully have a decent stock of one-shot, two-shot, three-shot, and (gasp) four-shot homemade SMDTG triggers. The four-stage ones will be difficult to fabricate and we'll work on it this weekend but the other three are pretty quick to fabricate.
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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:32 PM

By the war Zorn and I should hopefully have a decent stock of one-shot, two-shot, three-shot, and (gasp) four-shot homemade SMDTG triggers. The four-stage ones will be difficult to fabricate and we'll work on it this weekend but the other three are pretty quick to fabricate.


Do you mean that you're selling these, I'll buy as long as you don't try to rip me off.

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#63 Ice Nine

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:00 PM

By the war Zorn and I should hopefully have a decent stock of one-shot, two-shot, three-shot, and (gasp) four-shot homemade SMDTG triggers. The four-stage ones will be difficult to fabricate and we'll work on it this weekend but the other three are pretty quick to fabricate.


Do you mean that you're selling these, I'll buy as long as you don't try to rip me off.

~F!nnster


I thought it was pretty clear. Yes, we will be selling them, and no, our intentions are not to rip you off but to provide a good that would normally be difficult to find and expensive at that at a price reasonable for what it is. We can't tell you what that price is yet as we have only successfully completed, like, two of any of these but rest assured the three-stage ones will be cheaper than the SMDTG ones if we are successful in making them and have a sufficient supply of them at wartime.
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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:56 PM

Alright, cool. If melee weapons are allowed, I'll bring my toy lightsaber for shits and giggles.
Heh..now I completely feel like Rambo.

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My Longshot and the pistol in my pack aren't done yet, so that's why they look like they are not screwed together yet. And yes, that pistol IS removable from the longshot. Tactical Rails and epoxy = win.


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Edited by Mehku, 26 February 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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#65 Ice Nine

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:27 PM

I figured I might as well make a note that we'll have some (not many) stock darts around for people to use during the war. In connection to that I'll be making a bunch of blowguns to lend out during the war, as well as having some sort of antibacterial cleaner to get mouth-germs off after people use them.

I might even consider a blowgun round. They're ridiculously fun. A few nights ago Zorn and I were playing with two we have in the hallway of our dorm room. Using five feet of SCH 40 PVC (!) and stock screamers I was able to tag one-ten with a bit of skip; plus, they have the best barrel taps ever. Blowguns are awesome.
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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

I figured I might as well make a note that we'll have some (not many) stock darts around for people to use during the war. In connection to that I'll be making a bunch of blowguns to lend out during the war, as well as having some sort of antibacterial cleaner to get mouth-germs off after people use them.

I might even consider a blowgun round. They're ridiculously fun. A few nights ago Zorn and I were playing with two we have in the hallway of our dorm room. Using five feet of SCH 40 PVC (!) and stock screamers I was able to tag one-ten with a bit of skip; plus, they have the best barrel taps ever. Blowguns are awesome.


I'll bring one. Here's another one of my bajillion questions: what are the rules about shields? I wanted to attach a plexiglass shield to one of my Nerf blasters, but I wanted it to be war legal. What are the size limits?

~F!nnster

Edited by bigred1rifleman, 01 March 2009 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

Oops, double post, my bad.

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Edited by bigred1rifleman, 01 March 2009 - 08:26 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:30 AM

I'll bring one. Here's another one of my bajillion questions: what are the rules about shields? I wanted to attach a plexiglass shield to one of my Nerf blasters, but I wanted it to be war legal. What are the size limits?

~F!nnster


Generally the only shield allowed in a war is a Manta Ray shell, which must be attached to a gun that retains the ability to fire a foam projectile. We will call shenanigans on someone who puts a Manta shell on anything larger than, say, a Manta Ray; mounting it on top of a SplitFire (a la the Scimitar) is kosher, but Crossbows/4Bs/the like will be not allowed in. Crossfire shields are generally not discussed (and therefore I assume allowed), but as they are pretty small and I don't think they'll really create an unfair advantage, even if you practiced with one.

That said, I'm going to be concrete and completely define this rule, right now: You are allowed to bring exactly ONE Crossfire shield (not limited in use in any way) into play during every round but the pistol round; in pistol rounds, one is allowed a single Crossfire shield but the only weapon that may accompany it is a Crossfire. This rule might be refined and changed in the duration of the war as Zorn and I see fit but as of now these are the non-negotiable requirements for Crossfire shield use.


The only homemade shield I'll allow is one the size of a Crossfire shield NOT attached to the gun or a Manta shell using the writeup or method Bags posted. Nothing else will be allowed.
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Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)

But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

So crossfire shields can be used, but MantaRay sized shields have to be on smaller guns?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

Freakin' server lag, that's almost two in a row.

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Edited by bigred1rifleman, 01 March 2009 - 11:50 AM.

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#71 Ice Nine

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:59 AM

So crossfire shields can be used, but MantaRay sized shields have to be on smaller guns?

~F!nnster


I recommend that you read through the entirety of this thread. It will give you a good idea of the limits of acceptability on guns with Manta shells (or equivalent) on them.
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Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)

But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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#72 Merzlin

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Just want to let all the attendee's know that I'm looking for multiple PAS Plunger rods for experimentation.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:58 PM

I'd like to make a point about darts.

I encourage the use of stefans, the use of micro stefans particularly. However, no problems will come from using stock darts (or converted ones) or mega stefans. However, there will be problems if you don't take care during the dart making process. Your weights must be completely covered, be it with hot glue or a felt tip a la Captain Slug's dartsmithing method. We'll have a bad dart box out on the sidelines of the war; any dart you see with an exposed weight or something similarly unsafe should be tossed. If you are using unsafe darts intentionally and not making an effort to borrow darts from other people, you will be in trouble.
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Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)

But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

So crossfire shields can be used, but MantaRay sized shields have to be on smaller guns?

~F!nnster


I recommend that you read through the entirety of this thread. It will give you a good idea of the limits of acceptability on guns with Manta shells (or equivalent) on them.


I've seen that, I just don't understand if I can put them on another gun that size or not, because not everyone (as in very few people) have split fires ( I sure don't).

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:01 PM

I've seen that, I just don't understand if I can put them on another gun that size or not, because not everyone (as in very few people) have split fires ( I sure don't).

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Here's a rule, then: if it is bigger than a Splitfire (or AT2K, they are almost the same size), then no, you can't put a Manta shell on it.
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Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)

But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

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Rnbw Cln



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