Great war, fantastic. I legitimately feel the hours of effort for planning and logistics (i.e. making tons of crap) was a bargain for the return we got.
-Invaluable knowledge about real-world distances, set-ups, and mechanics for many gametypes. I can promise as good or better gaming experience from this standpoint for, like, ever from now.
-Mobsticals friggin rocked. Easy to set-up, easy to tear down, easy to transport, and made all the difference in game play and the ability to design an actual field of play.
-Bi-valves: the next evolutionary step in Nerf. Discovered many kinks that can easily be solved with simple adhesive and screws, and having a full magazine and a primed blaster at the ready while loading another? Awww Yeaaaaaahhhh
-People were owning with AAbows, people were owning with blowguns, people were owning with every kind of homemade springer, and people were owning with near-stock pistols: There is no arms race, only your style of play.
-19 people at max, half were guests or non-board members and every single person came to play and played hard. I was hugely impressed by the level of engaged participation from start to finish of every round and every single person made a difference. Srsly, I tagged everyone and everyone tagged me at some point.
-Mario Kart! I can’t believe how well that was received!
-Territories was great, I feel the several hours in my hot garage were worth it 100% and plan to make this a staple at wars I attend.
-legs very sore from running, arms sore is an odd combination of places from priming my UMB, hands sore from griping flags/markers/handles/snowmen/caps on hoppers, whole body fatigue (war hangover)…each one a badge of honor I had to work my ass off to earn J
I want to make a separate section to talk about the people there because one bullet does not do justice.
-Participation and enthusiasm in my crazy and un-proven game types was outstanding. Thank you, I mean that.
-No one overly bitched or put up a fight when we had to move basecamps: the process took 10 min and we were playing again. Awesome.
-Dart sweeps were effective, quick, and performed without hesitation upon request: this is being a good war participant and park patron.
-GREAT help with post-war clean-up. We left that place about as clean as we reasonably could and we had shit ALL over.
-There is not one person I would not Nerf with again or gladly have at one of my wars.
-JudeWolf pulling off like 4 full hopper dumps into the core.
-Colin and his crazy running-you-downs, usually while unarmed.
-Terran for being an actual Elvin archer.
-Firggin Dirty Dan and his border-line supernatural accuracy.
-VelveetAvenger outrunning three guys WITH A SNOWMAN under his arms. No lie!
-Kip avoiding fire effectively with break dancing.
-Kishimishimishimi for doing everything all the time constantly.
-Julian for Maximizing like a bitch.
-Jenna for the greatest flag hand-off ever: shot like 2 people after her THEN ran the flag in like a boss.
-ME for no less than 6 tags from 60’+ on running targets! Loves me my UMB!
-VenZach for having no less than 4 hot babes waiting in his minivan after the war.