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Saint Paul Area Nerf Outing 2011

6th Annual SPANO

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#1 venom213

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:10 PM

SPANO, also known as NO SPAM (Nerf Outing St. Paul and Minneapolis) is Minnesota's largest annual war. For all of you slackers who only show up to wars every so often, THIS is the one you must attend. This war has been held annually every year since 2006, making this one the 6th. Here is the low-down:

DATE: June 18th
TIME: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Highland Park
ADDRESS: Juniper Lane, St. Paul, MN 55116 (don't forget the zip code!)
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The staging area is the Pagoda (the shelter seen behind the playground in street view). There is a chance that it will be taken come the war. If that is the case, we will move out to some picnic tables.

BACK UP LOCATION INFO:
Highland has always been playable in the past, but in case we need to go somewhere else for whatever reason, this is the info:
Where: Langford Park
Address: 30 Langford Park, St. Paul, MN 55108
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What you need:
-Blasters. Primaries, back-up primaries, pistols, high ROF blasters for defend the core, etc.
-Darts. A lot of them. Plenty for yourself and plenty for all of your guests if you bring them. 200 is generally an adequate amount, the more the better.
-Water. It will most likely be hot and you'll be sweating like crazy. Dehydration is bad, kids.
-Friends, family, acquaintances. Any able-bodied, nerf combat capable human.
-Food. If you don't want to make a lunch run to one of the local fast food restaurants (Burger King, McDonalds, Taco Bell).
-Money. Trading and purchasing of goods will take place.
-Sun Screen.

The Rules:
-Everyone must wear eye protection. It doesn't make any sense not to.
-Unmodified Stock Darts are allowed.
-Each individual dart must be weighted with a single #6 washer or a single #8 washer. Alternative ammo is a case by case basis, ask ahead of time.
-All stefans must have standard felt tips or craft foam that is at least 2mm Thick.
-There are no blanket bans on blasters, everything goes. I reserve the right to ban anything that is deemed unsafe without question.
-Be respectful to everyone in the park.
-Follow rules, take hits, be a good sportsman.
-Pick up your garbage, deposit it in the trash containers.
-Don't bring realistic looking blasters. We have enough problems with the police and bystanders already.
-Don't bring illegal substances.

Game-types:
-Meatgrinder (free for all deathmatch, the first round of the day)
-Capture the Flag
-Defend the Core
-Carpe Testiculum
-Gunslinger Heaven
-and more!

Projected Attendees:
-Venom
-VelveetaAvenger
-LuckyLotto21
-thedom21 +0-4
-Demon Lord +1-2
-SonReeceSonJensen
-Atomatron
-Ryan McNumbers
-Kane
-Nerf Bros x2
-Carbon
-Stark
-Eh_Watt? +3-4
-36thShadowBattalion
-Eik +1-2
-BOSS9
-Wolf18 +1
-Archangel45 +2-5

Maybes:
-BustaNinja
-Merzlin
-Louiec3
-MercenaryXero
-Cheerios
-BobRedShirt

Edited by venom213, 12 June 2011 - 11:42 AM.

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#2 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

I'll be there, or I'll be square. And ain't nobody callin' me a square!
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:25 PM

The group and I will also try make it.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

I will be there hopefully earlier than this time though!
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22:32 hookerninja I would just switch to 2 full 69's
22:32 hookerninja that would diddle shit

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#5 Demon Lord

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:03 AM

I'm there tentatively. And with people tentatively.
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QUOTE(VACC @ Mar 7 2011, 09:03 AM) View Post

Don't worry so much about what other people will allow. Throw your own wars and kick your friends' asses until they all want one.

#6 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:35 AM

I am still hurting from Saturday’s war but I will tell you this: do not put me as maybe. Do not put me as tentative. Put me as BALLS OUT IN!!!

For those who do not yet know the caliber of event that is a SPANO, here is the 2010 group pic.
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The Difference:
-Guns shoot bullets that kill people
-Blasters shoot darts that tag people

I do not play with guns.

#7 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:17 AM

We shall see if I can make it up. I do not know the start date for my new job yet, so I cannot plan that far ahead.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:02 PM

I'll be there.
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#9 Ryan201821

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:04 PM

I will most likely be there, with mobstacles.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:06 PM

Possibly I will see for sure when the date gets closer.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:51 PM

Hey, we aren't dead.... the 26th is the date we're leaving on vacation, so we might have to be square...
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#12 venom213

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

The 26th is a Sunday...Saturday the 25th is the date I really meant, my bad.

Also, since this war is a big deal I'm planning on doing as much as I can to make sure it's organized well. One thing I'm looking into is using mesh pennies/safety vests for team identification. I know this has been done at some wars in Canada in the past. I'm tired of using flagging tape. Face it, in a war of this size amidst the chaos of combat, noticing and reacting to a little ribbon tied to someone's arm is fairly unlikely. Also, when someone is out and they need to clear the area being able to easily remove their vest would prevent unwarranted hits. On eBay there is a seller who has two colors of vests for $1.72 each. If I order over 49 I get free shipping. I know we won't have 50 people at this war but it would be good to have extras or some to just give away.

Here's where you come in. All in all, it'll cost $86 for all of them. It would be nice to have some financial backing on this. $86 isn't A LOT of money, but it's a lot for one person to spend on mesh vests. If everyone could contribute just a few bucks it'd be greatly appreciated. The vests would be used for wars and wars to come. I can imagine the usage of vests could also put bystanders more at ease. Obviously, if we were doing sketchy shit we wouldn't be all organized with fluorescent safety vests on. Let me know what you all think, nothing is set in stone, of course.

Edited by venom213, 28 March 2011 - 07:19 PM.

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#13 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:12 PM

Wow, I didn't realize those vests cost so much. I checked a few other places online and that seems like a decent deal though.

My only suggestion would be to see about getting reversible ones if possible, then there would only have to be half as many (although I guess free shipping would be out then, hmmm). Or if somebody is involved in school sports and could ask a coach where they get their practice jersey's.

Edited by VelveetaAvenger, 28 March 2011 - 08:13 PM.

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#14 thedom21

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

You can order practice jersey's off of Eastbay.com and if everyone just bought their own or if you buy in bulk they might give you a deal. They are more expensive though.
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22:32 hookerninja I would just switch to 2 full 69's
22:32 hookerninja that would diddle shit

11:44 Zorn Her butt is too tiny even for limp 6th grade penis?
11:44 Zorn ergo the dildo

#15 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:24 PM

You could also used colored painters tape on clothes
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

Oh, yeah, a Nerf war... I'm pretty sure thats the day after my last day of senior year, so tentative grad parties and stuff, I'll make a Julian effort to be there.
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#17 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:47 PM

Everything seen here will be at the war. 20 Wey's! No excuse not to have one if you want one. Trades only.
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The Difference:
-Guns shoot bullets that kill people
-Blasters shoot darts that tag people

I do not play with guns.

#18 venom213

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

Still waiting for a response on some people. Tell everyone you can about this war!
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#19 Merzlin

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 01:53 PM

Tentative maybe at this point...really depends when my classes will be. Wouldn't mind making it up to a Minn. war for once!
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:40 PM

Oh, wow, missed this. I can probably go..... I'll make it a priority to have an actual cool primary up and running by then.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:32 PM

June 25 looks good...I should be able to make it. That just means I have to actually get building. I haven't done a damn thing since last fall.

Unrelated side note: the new forum software has a pretty decent mobile version.
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#22 Ryan201821

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

Looks like I won't be able to make it. One of my good friend's is having his bachelor party that weekend so I'll be busy.

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#23 venom213

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

Would moving the date up to the 18th help be better for everyone? Everyone let me know whether you can come on the 18th or not.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

I'm pretty sure that the 18th would work for me.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:01 AM

Works for me.
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QUOTE(VACC @ Mar 7 2011, 09:03 AM) View Post

Don't worry so much about what other people will allow. Throw your own wars and kick your friends' asses until they all want one.


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