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#51 Ambience 327

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:55 PM

Dropping in to say that as long as my wife doesn't have some pregnancy-related complication, I am planning to be at this war - and if I come there will most likely be 3 other guys with me, ranging from 13 to 30. :)
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:04 PM

Put me as a maybe +3.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

I actually have a super important event starting at 2pm on the 17th.

So I have no idea how I can make both that and this, unless someone's willing to spend lunch driving me to a train station or something...
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#54 Ambience 327

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

I might be willing to do so. What kind of time/distance are we talking?
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 02:14 PM

The Glen Ellyn train station is within five or ten minutes of the war location.
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#56 Ambience 327

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:33 PM

Shouldn't be an issue then - I can most likely hook you up with a quick ride - just make sure you don't get me lost! :D I'll munch my brown-bag lunch on the way.

(If something comes up and I can't make it, I'll let you know ASAP. It is fairly unlikely at this point, but with a pregnant wife who has 7 weeks to go, you never know...)

Edited by Ambience 327, 22 March 2010 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

Official bump and round schedule change.

There will no longer be any TDMs. Rules for all gametypes will be available later this week.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:42 PM

I will be unable to attend. I'm performing at a benefit that day.
http://www.115bourbo...pecEventsID=207

Most of my crew will be attending the benefit as well. Sorry guys :(

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:45 PM

I will also be unable to attend, I have recently found out I have a scholastic bowl competition on that day. I am also sorry.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:09 PM

I'll be there with maybe three others
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:17 PM

Despite the fact I am a newer member, with almost zip moding experience, I'ld like some war experience. I'm a maybe. Its good to know of a war close to me though.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:08 PM

Update time again.

Round schedule is now finalized (I think)

Round Schedule:
Arrive at no later than 9:45 AM. We will go over basic rules and safety. We will begin playing at 10:00. If you're not there and ready to go at 10:00, you'll miss the first round.

10:00 AM - Capture the Flag and/or variants

11:00 AM - Territories

12:00 PM - Dart Sweep/Lunch

1:00 PM - VIP

2:00 PM - Team Powerball - Best of 3 rounds, 15 minutes each

3:00 PM - Dart Sweep

3:15 PM - Defend the Core (2 cores) - Best of 3 rounds, 15 minutes each

4:30 PM - Carpe testiculum (Seize the balls)

5:30 PM - Dart Sweep, End of war


Click on the links for the rules. The other games are easy enough to explain at the war.

We have also updated the rules on shields.

Shield Rules:

We'll be testing out our new shield rules for this war. You'll be limited on the size of your shield depending on what blaster you're wielding. Here is the breakdown..

Melee = 3 sq/ft
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 can be made from whatever, cardboard should be reinforced with duct tape.


At this time, you guys should know if you're coming or not, so please update your attendance. There is also a possibility the war will be moved to a different location. I'm going to see how busy the current location is on a Saturday to see if it will be suitable for us. The secondary location won't be more than 10 miles from the current one.

Barrel tapping has also been eliminated from the rules. We've had more injuries relating to barrel taps than actually shooting people from point blank.
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#63 Ambience 327

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

My official attendence status is "I'll be there unless the baby comes." I will be bringing 2-3 (2 are definites, 1 is pending the date his company is sending him to Malaysia). They will be there as long as I am. If I'm not, they won't be.


In regards to the shield rules - that sounds like fun and I might throw a few shields together. One question though. You list "Melee = 3 sq/ft". I understand that this means that if you choose to be armed solely with a melee weapon for a round, you can have a shield up to 3 sq/ft in total size.

This immediately brings to mind something which I might try out, but only if you approve ahead of time. Would it be acceptable to have two short boffers (say 2'-2.5' each) and a pair of small (~1-1.5 sq/ft each) bucklers strapped to my arms? If I am understanding things correctly, that would allow me to block with each buckler, as well as the "blade" of each boffer, but limit my attacks to melee only.

I ask because it sounds like a lot of fun to run around while people are shooting at me, blocking shots with the bucklers and tapping them out with my foam-swords - though I would probably only try it in one or two rounds. If this seems a little extreme, I won't do it, but if you approve, I might give it a go.
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#64 Ryan201821

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

Surely. Bring it along and we'll see. If it turns out to be too ridiculous then I'll ask you to put it down, but it's worth a shot.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:11 PM

Despite the fact I am a newer member, with almost zip moding experience, I'ld like some war experience. I'm a maybe. Its good to know of a war close to me though.


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#66 Ambience 327

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

Surely. Bring it along and we'll see. If it turns out to be too ridiculous then I'll ask you to put it down, but it's worth a shot.


If it turns out to be too ridiculous, you won't need to ask. :D

Basically, I just like to try different ways to have fun. If I'm not having fun, or someone else's fun is adversely affected in a substantial manner, I'm not going to press the issue. Now, let's see how my duct tape supply is holding up... <_<
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

Since we allow shields (and rather large ones), melee weapons themselves do not block darts right?
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#68 Ryan201821

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:55 PM

Since we allow shields (and rather large ones), melee weapons themselves do not block darts right?

I was just thinking about that myself. My guess would be that melee would not block darts if you have a shield.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:53 PM

Since we allow shields (and rather large ones), melee weapons themselves do not block darts right?

I was just thinking about that myself. My guess would be that melee would not block darts if you have a shield.


That takes a lot of the fun out of swords. Perhaps the largest profile of the melee weapon could be included in the total shield area?
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:28 AM

That takes a lot of the fun out of swords. Perhaps the largest profile of the melee weapon could be included in the total shield area?

Agreed. That sounds fair enough.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:34 AM

Good to know...

That will shrink my bucklers a bit, but it still might be worth a try, just for the fun factor. :)
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:36 PM

Alright fools, you should know if you're coming or not by now. I need to hear from these people. By tomorrow I'm going to wipe this list and assume you're not coming. Speak up now.

Tomorrow I will drive by the war location to see if it's mobbed or not. If it's overwhelmingly busy, we're going to be changing the location which will be within 10 miles of Lake Ellyn.

Possibilities: (too many)
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 10:28 PM

God Damn it, I can't go again. I had an unexpected thing pop up on my calender, and it's rather important.

On to Chano 4!
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:50 AM

I updated my status on the ning; can't make it I've got a convention to cover this weekend.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:54 AM

I'm a definite. One question though does anybody plan to sell stuff at the war?

Zorn I can take you to the train station I'm going to be leaving at lunch any ways, that way ambience327 doesn't have to drive you.

Edited by cheerios, 11 April 2010 - 05:54 PM.

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