Woodland Park, Seattle, WA
Sunday, August 25th 2013 (PAX is the weekend after, calm down)
12:00pm - 6:00pm or when people are falling over*
* we will take a break halfway through but it will be shorter than last time
Same meeting place as last time: picnic structure in the northern part of the park. PLEASE DON’T GO TO THE ZOO. Preferred parking lot and meeting area are circled on the map. The parking lot is accessible from 99 if you are heading north. You can also drive through the park to get there, notice the road that cuts through.
So that last one was pretty fun, let’s do it again. You guys were awesome and I appreciate you helping out with everything and tolerating my occasional lack of organization. The war will forever be a work in progress and I hope to bring a few improvements to this next one. Again, bring new people! We have so many guns and darts collectively that they can just bring their pretty faces and it will all work out great. As you can see the start time is later, PLEASE be on time if possible (especially if you are new) as it makes organization much easier. Lots of rules have been edited, read them again. That was a great help last time as everyone came in with an idea of how it was going to work. Let’s do this.
- Good attitude. We are participating in a somewhat whimsical sport. Relax and enjoy. Sharing your stuff is certainly not required but is much appreciated.
- Lots of blasters! All you got! Modded or homemade preferred, stock acceptable. Loaners are very much appreciated.
- Darts! Stefans preferred (preferably slugs or something with a safeish tip). We will have a stockpile of stock and homemade but would love to borrow yours for the day. If you want your darts returned to you, label them accordingly. If you have a question about darts, pm me.
- Water and lots of it. Food might be a good idea this time as there will be a break but not a huge one.
- 'Tude. Be prepared to follow the rules, not exploit them. Listen when I am talking, not because I am super important but because it means more time playing and I won’t have to explain things multiple times. Improvements will be made from last time in terms of preparation and gametypes, I promise.
- Melee weapons. There are other avenues for that sort of thing. This series is not one of them.
- Anything dangerous. Blasters that hurt are perfectly within expectations but don't bring anything that can do more damage than a welt and eternal shame. This includes weird darts and overpowered blasters. The field should not necessitate crazy ranges (150+).
- (RULE #1, of the utmost importance) Don't be a bitch – or put more positively, be a gentleman. We are all gentlemen here, treat each other with respect and play fair. Be nice. Play with honor. Don't try to cheat the rules or do anything untoward -- remember that this is a game! At the end of the day, being upset about something in-game is really not worth it. I am doing my best to keep balance and tweak gametypes as needed. But games will never be perfectly balanced, so I ask that everyone keep this in mind and remember that we are all here because we have this crazy hobby in common and we should treat each other well. If you are disruptive or unpleasant you will be asked to leave. Please don't make this necessary.
- Don’t waste time. If we are picking up darts, help out. If we are gearing up to start a game, get your shit together and get in line. I will do my best to not be long-winded in explanations of games/rules and I ask that you be ready to listen when asked.
- Dart sweeps will happen frequently and must be respected. You can load up and otherwise mess with your gear AFTER the sweep. If you are dying and need some water first, that is understandable. Unless we are doing a thorough sweep, just keep the darts you want and throw the rest in the pool. This will save time in preparing for the next round.
- I have no issue with smoking at all, but other players might. Please be considerate and step away from those who may not want to enjoy your cloud. Alcohol is absolutely prohibited. I would like nothing more than to have a beer halfway through the war, but due to our mix of ages and our use of public space it just has no place. In the terrible eventuality that the cops would show up, that would cause some serious issues. Wanna go to a bar after the war? I am so down.
- Eyewear required by all players during the game. We have limited extras, please bring your own. If you are not wearing eye protection you will be considered out of the game. Please don't bring full face masks as they tend to freak pedestrians out.
- Age minimum is 14 years. If you are being chaperoned, your chaperones will have to stay so we know you can get home. Even if you are younger, you are still subject to the same rules as everyone else. Please be mature and cooperative, not disruptive.
- This is not a democracy, but it is also not a dictatorship and I am open to suggestions about gametypes/rules. The goal is effective use of time, so if you have a good idea that is simple and quickly executed I am open to that. I am also very happy to accept feedback afterwards that will factor into future games. But! I am the be-all-end-all authority for simplicity’s sake. I will totally listen to you guys but for the sake of organization if you attend this war, you accept that fact. Don’t worry, I’m not that bad of a guy.
- Everyone has the right to call a hold for any reason. If a hold is called, stop and spread the word. If you hear someone yell hold, you should yell hold. We stop for pedestrians or other unexpected eventualities that warrant stopping. This will happen in the area we are using so if anyone calls a stop just chill for a bit. PLEASE NOTE! I will call resumes. If we have multiple people calling resumes it will be confusing. If I don’t know what is going on yet, just wait a minute. We will get back in action soon.
- Flagging tape for team games should be placed on the head or prominently on the blaster as these things tend to protrude around cover. You can put it other places only if you are sure it is absolutely visible. No one should be confused about what team you are on.
- Any part of your body counts as a hit (clothes, accessories, facial hair, whatever). Your gun also counts as a hit. No shields. No blocking. No exceptions.
- Shooter always calls the hit, so if someone says they hit you, you must take the hit. You will be back in the game soon enough and you will have your revenge. Shooters, call your hits because they are sometimes not felt. If you are hit and they don’t call it, be nice and just take it. There is no such thing as arguing over a hit. If you are seriously having an issue with someone, talk to me or one of my officers.
- Barrel taps are permitted if your gun is loaded and ready to fire. Please do not smack anyone with your gun. Give them a friendly pat on the back or just say "barrel tap." They should almost always happen to an unaware opponent from behind. If you are attacking from the front, shoot them. If you know you are screwed and someone is approaching from the front, just put your hands up if you would rather not be shot. No bayonet action, kids. When in doubt, don’t barrel tap at all, they will survive.
- When hit, PLEASE get out of the way. Don’t reload/pick up darts in the middle of a firefight as it is confusing and irritating. Go somewhere away from the action to do that sort of thing.
- If you are not in the game, hold your weapon up above your head. If you are so far away from the action that no one would get confused, fine. I don’t ever want to hear someone ask “are you in?”
- Do not bring blasters that look like real guns. Bright colors are great. If your blaster looks scary we will ask you to put it away. Or we will put a silly bow on it. Most likely the former.
- Range limit is 150 feet or so. I reserve the right to ban terrifying weaponry on the spot for any reason at all. Modded blasters will hurt, but there is a point at which it gets to be a bit much.
- No melee weapons. Period.
-Bring lots of these if you have them, they are appreciated even if we don’t end up using them. All ammo types that are not dangerous are fine.
- Darts will be pooled at the end of rounds, so mark them if you want them back at the end of the day.
- Pain is fine and expected, but not injury. Homemade darts should have some kind of padded tip and no exposed metal. Don't know how to make them? Slugs are effective, cheap and easy to make. This link is your friend. http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=21347
Gametypes (some TBD, send me ideas!):
Team Deathmatch (3:15)
CTF (Unlimited Spawn)
FFA Pistols (Continuous)
King of the Stopwatch
Thanks to Gunther, Dayko, FlamingHilt and the people at the last one for rule/gametype inspiration!
Please reply to confirm. If you came last time you basically are required to come this time so just confirm now, seriously guys.
LizardMessiah + a bunch probably
ooontrprzes + 4-5
Maybe (don’t be on this list):
As you can see, Namm is really excited about it.
Edited by Lizard Messiah, 14 August 2013 - 11:29 PM.