Time: Arrive at 9:30, orientation at 9:45, first round starts at 10:00.
Location: Deal Test Site (Joe Palaia Park) in Ocean Township, New Jersey.
Hosts: Langley and Vacc with help from the LGLF and TED
-Be 13 years of age or older. If you're not old enough for this site, you're not old enough for this war.
-Familiarize yourself with the schedule
-Show up on time
-Attend the orientation if this is your first Apoc
-Be familiar with dart/blaster restrictions
-Bring your own darts and blaster. Assume you will need around twice as many darts as usual, and/or be prepared to sit out a round just for dart sweeps
-Lunch is your own responsibility. We will not be breaking for lunch as a group. I suggest you bring a packed lunch and eat on the field. If you leave for lunch you *will* miss one or more rounds.
-Bring Water. It will be extremely hot and humid. A minimum of 2 liters of water/Gatorade is recommended. There is nowhere to get water on the field
-Bring Hat/Sunscreen/Sunglasses. It will be hotter than satan's taint, and there is not much shade at the park. Bring sun protection or you will burn.
-Bring Protective Eyewear. Everyone is required to wear eye protection. Goggles or safety glasses which are rated for impact are strongly recommended. Masks of any sort are discouraged (This isn't Canada, no one is aiming for your face).
-Follow the instructions of the hosts and field supervisors. Certain people will be designated as field supervisors and will be helping us run rounds. Listen to what they say. Our authority as hosts and admins extends to them for the purposes of this war.
-Clean up after yourself. Flagging tape, bottles, etc must be removed from the park.
All darts must be made using a 1/2" diameter 1/8" thick adhesive-backed felt bumper from McMaster-Carr, part#8771K12. Darts may only be weighted using a single #8 or #6 washer, which must be entirely covered by the felt bumper. Unmodified stock darts are also permitted. See this thread for more details Contact me via PM if you have any difficulty purchasing the McMaster materials.
Banned blasters include (but may not be limited to):
Titans and anything with a titan tank in it (unless you are firing stock rockets, Drac's rockets, or if you are firing darts out of seven or more barrels simultaneously)
Homemade Airguns (includes anything with a pump/valve that isn't made by hasbro/lanard/buzzbee such as those drain cleaners)
Guns with plugged pumps that were designed to shoot anything larger than a mega dart. (LBB/BBBB, Signal Launchers, UMBs etc.) Relocated pumps must include a stock OPRV and must have comparable range and performance to the same blaster with a stock pump.
Shields (hits to any shield-like items you may be carrying will still count as a hit)
If you are not sure about a blaster, leave it at home. If you want to be the guy at apoc who's gun shoots farther than everyone else's, *you* should stay home.
ROUND SCHEDULE AND SIGN-UP
Sign up here
Period / Time / Round Types 1 / 10:15 - 10:50 / Deathmatch - 4 Team DM 2 / 11:05 - 11:40 / Deathmatch - Carpe 3 / 11:55 - 12:30 / Full Roster DM 4 / 12:45 - 1:20 / Deathmatch - Carpe - 3 Team VIP 5 / 1:35 - 2:10 / 4 Team DM - Carpe - VIP 6 / 2:25 - 3:00 / Deathmatch A- Carpe - Deathmatch B 7 / 3:15 - 3:50 / Deathmatch - 4 Team DM 8 / 4:05 - 4:40 / Full Roster DM 9 / 4:55 - 5:30 / Deathmatch - Primaries Gunslinger Heaven
NJW8 and NJW8.5 are official warm-up wars for Apoc. If you live in the area and have never been to a war hosted on NerfHaven, you have no excuses, you should come to one of these wars first. If you've never been to Apoc, I strongly recommend these wars.
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit #105 - Eatontown / Rt 36 East
Follow signs for Rt 36 East - Long Branch.
Make an immediate Right at the 1st Traffic Light onto Hope Rd.
Take Hope Rd. for less than 1/2 mile, merge Right onto the ramp for Rt. 18 South
Take Rt. 18 South for approximately 2 miles to Exit #12A - W Park Ave / OAKHURST
Merge on to W. Park Ave heading East, continue for approximately 2 miles
At the 4th Traffic Light turn Right onto Whalepond Rd.
Take Whalepond Rd. for 1 mile and turn Right into the 3rd entrance for the park
There should be a parking lot immediately on your right.
If you come to a traffic light you've gone too far, turn around and then make a left into the first entrance you see.
GOOGLE MAPS/GPS INFO:
Google Maps Link
271 Whalepond Rd.
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
(if you don't specify the town it will take you to the wrong 271 Whalepond)
Update 5/31: Dart Restrictions are up. Added attendance poll.
Update 6/19: NJW8 and NJW8.5 are official warm-up wars for Apoc. If you live in the area and have never been to a war hosted on NerfHaven, or if you've just never been to Apoc, I strongly recommend these wars.
Update 7/6: Added directions, banned blasters, attendee responsibilities, Ted.
Edited by Langley, 03 August 2012 - 09:31 AM.