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#1 Thom

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

It's been a while since I posted much around here, but I still Nerf when I can. We held our yearly Nerf war at UB in April, and evidently a film student put up some video of the convention. I thought I'd throw it up here. Nerf stuff at 6:16.



We had pretty good attendance this year. One night, we were running with about 110, the other between 130 and 140. We're thinking about restricting it to 100 in the future so that our referees don't kill us. Gun mods are allowed, but it stock darts only, so I haven't put up a thread here for a few years.

We hold the wars Friday and Saturday night during UBCon, which is generally around the beginning of April. If this is something that people here would be interested in, I'll make sure to post more info on Nerfhaven in plenty of time for next year's wars.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

i love watching the kids who think that thrusting their arms forward as they shoot is somehow gonna help their ranges. getting the dart moving at an extra 2 fps is gonna help a ton! not. That event looks sick though, im jealous that i couldn't be there.

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#3 Thom

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:29 PM

It helps more than one might think if your gun isn't modded. I know people who can reliably get another 510 feet doing that. Obviously, the technique does not do much for one's accuracy. I wouldn't try it with a modded gun, though.
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#4 shmmee

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

Was there any organization or objective to the game play, or just a bunch of young adults running around shooting each other?

It's my own personal experience that when ever a group that large of casual nerfers gather - the result is lawless chaos and inconsequential shooting.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

We ran capture-the-flag, attack/defend, VIP, medic, zombies, and (once most of them had gone home) team and individual deathmatch. Everyone had team-colored colored armbands. Come to think of it, since I made 128 armbands the second night, and we ran out and needed at least two dozen more, we must have broken 150 participants that night, which I think makes UBCon just about the largest war in the US.

The second night, we repurposed the entries from the corrugated cardboard castle competition for a couple of the rounds. That was fun until we had to clean up the cardboard. It got pretty chaotic at times I remember one round in which a player captured the flag by slowly and calmly walking up to it. We had a minute-long conversation right next to the flag, inside that team's fortifications, on whether it was legal; I told him if they hadn't noticed him in that time, he'd earned it. Good times.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

 Man, I forget how big UB is.  Never seen someone punch their blaster forward to get more range before!  Good video thank you for posting.  It has given me lots of ideas for a similar event at UAlbany. 

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

Obviously, the technique does not do much for one's accuracy.

Sorry, sorry, this is off-topic, but...
If you lose accuracy doing it, then it's not worth doing.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

UBCon just freaked me out! Why were so many people wearing dog collars? Why did that one girl get a table in the art room for making video game key chains, but the guy that was hand making leather "wares" was stuck in the vendor room? Is his leather working not on the same level as key chains? Why did the lady that ran the con remind me of uin13? Why was Santa Claus handing out luggage?
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

UBCon just freaked me out! Why were so many people wearing dog collars?

I'm afraid that modern fashion often eludes me.

Why did that one girl get a table in the art room for making video game key chains, but the guy that was hand making leather "wares" was stuck in the vendor room? Is his leather working not on the same level as key chains?

Personal preference. There's a lot of handmade stuff in the dealer's room; it's just a matter of where they decided to rent a table. I believe it's even the same contract to sell handmade stuff in either location, you just pick which one you want. Sometimes space can be a factor we'll probably have next year's vendor's room at least half full by the end of the summer.

Why did the lady that ran the con remind me of uin13?

They do look a bit alike, and from the one video of uin13 I checked, their voices and speech patterns are similar. Interesting coincidence.

Why was Santa Claus handing out luggage?

If he was handing out packed luggage to people in staff shirts on the last day of the convention, it's because he fit a truly unbelievable amount of games in his car and we were carrying it out. Seriously, Toledo Santa has a metric boatload of games, and I do not say that lightly.
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