Thanks you guys, for the advice. I'd love to just pick something to do and hope it works, but it's less likely to work if I did that.
A suggestion for keeping cardboard steady in windy areas - just put a brick or some other heavy object in them.
-I've considered doing this, but the boxes I currently have a lot of are relatively small and stacking two on top of each other would offer the best cover which would probably not work very well if it was stacked outdoors like I was thinking about doing.
First of all, 50 - 60 players is a lot, especially if you are organizing this thing by yourself
-I apologize if I forgot to mention it, but it's me and a few others that are organizing this. Out of the group of people planning, I am the one with the most experience planning Nerf things, but they have more experience planning large events in general.
There are venues...break up the participants into at least 2 smaller simultaneous games.
-If the weather is good (from my recent searches, March has the worst wind and precipitation and sunset time would only allow 1/5 of the war to have light) then I was definitely thinking of a game of CTF and a game of DM to be going at the same time.
Further...Deathmatch is the obvious starting point...CTF, by the way, hardly, if ever, works with Nerf...
-There seems to be so many pros and cons that a decision matrix may have to come into play...or for the first half of the time do DM and the remainder to CTF. With DM, it seems that after you're out, you'd just be boringly sitting there (especially if you're one of the first ones out) and CTF, as said, hardly works. CTF seems to offer more variety in what you do, i.e. just run and steal the flag instead of shooting at people. It's less about infinite lives and more about keeping everyone engaged.
...my suggestions are based on quite a bit of experience...The only real way to learn this ridiculous hobby is by experiencing it.
-I definitely like experienced people's suggestions and by offering both CTF and DM with both Jail and 3/15-type I hope to give experience to others as well.
Yea, I've seen those videos. I, however, don't think it would be feasible to think about using our local HS gym for a Nerf war, but I've never asked. I've used FA's 'template' in setting up this war, too. One thing that we have available that is a pro of doing it in the gym is that all the cover neccessary we'd have (can't use the same type of cover both indoors and outside)
Edited by Naturalman7, 03 February 2012 - 06:11 PM.