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S.L.A.N.G. Salt Lake Area Nerf Geeks March War (Utah)

*DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MARCH 15th*

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#1 Glory1610

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MARCH 15, 2014!!!!
I know it's early... But I need something to look forward to. :P

When: Saturday March 15th, 2014- 8:30 a.m. set up and geek out, foam flies at 9:00. We'll end at about 1:30- 2:00.

Where: Murray Park soccer fields. Theyíre in the east section of Murray Park. This section only has road access via Vine St. If the road connects from State St. to Vine, you need to take the next park entrance to the east. Itís the one that dead ends inside the park.
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We generally meet near the gargantuan hill. If the area is occupied, we will still meet there, and decide on an alternate area. The park is huge, so we're bound to be able to find a vacant area to nerf in.

Misc. Info:
*There are restrooms near the play area.
*MUST BE 13 OR OLDER TO ATTEND! This is for safety. You have to be 13 to be a member of this site anyway as far as I know...
*Parents are encouraged to come watch and express any concerns they may have. You will be pressured to grab a blaster and play a round or two with us though.
What to bring:
*EYE PROTECTION! Eye protection must be worn at all times by all participants when foam is flying.

*WATER! Donít get dehydrated. There is a drinking fountain at the park, but donít count on it in case it isnít working.

*Primary (I recommend more since itís always nice to have different options and backups in case one or more of them crap out on you.)

*Pistol/ Secondary

*Blaster that shoots ~35 feet or less for the awfuls round.

*Darts! All darts must be padded! NO EXPOSED METAL/HOT GLUE! No weight restrictions- but be reasonable. Please make your darts easily distinguishable as your own so everyone gets their darts back.

* Friends! More participants= more fun! Please try to bring enough blasters/ darts for yourself as well as the people you are bringing with you. We donít mind lending stuff out, but we only have so many.

*Loaner blasters and darts! I have some loaner blasters and darts, but itís always better to have extra than not enough. This would be greatly appreciated.

*Your B+ game and a good attitude! We Nerf for the fun of it- Not the win. Weíve never had a problem with bad sportsmanship, so Iím not too worried about this. Just donít be a douche and have fun.

*Stuff youíve been working on to show off!

*Cover! Mobstacles and similar items that can be used as cover would be appreciated. I currently don't have any, but I'll try to get some made eventually.

Blaster restrictions:...are currently on a case-by-case basis. Just donít bring anything you wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of. Absolutely nothing that exceeds 150í in range.

Rules:
There are a few things I noticed at some past wars that I'd like to address to improve the experience for everyone. Please note that I'm not trying to single anyone out/ be mean.

*Please ask before touching/ using/ borrowing anyone's blasters or darts. They will most likely say yes anyway. Also, please be respectful of others' things if they do allow you to use them. We put a lot of time/ money/ effort into our blasters.

*Even if you were using someone else's darts, please stay and dart sweep with us. You shoot darts, you help pick them up. Please don't dawdle when it's time to dart sweep either. If shmmee or I say it's time to dart sweep, come dart sweep. (You can always go get water during a dart sweep if you need it though).

*Please follow the rules of the game, ask for clarification if you need it, and have fun.

*Shmmee is the ultimate and founding S.L.A.N.G. member. What he says goes.

IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE IN THIS THREAD, MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS!: We don't mind lending blasters/ darts to people. Though, please be aware (and make guests aware) that eventually, you will be expected to own and maintain your own blasters/ darts. We strive for modders in this group. One of the main reasons we have wars anyway is to see how our blasters measure up to others' and to learn from/ geek out with other people that obsess over the same hobby.

Confirmed Attendees:
Me
Shmmee
Possible Attendees:

So Who's in?

Edited by Glory1610, 05 February 2014 - 10:40 PM.

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As Panda said, I don't think there is a way to fight gravity without a guaranteed loss. You could use magnets, but no one knows how those things work except the Mormons.

Or lasers. You should integrate some lasers into your Nerf darts. Problem solved.


#2 shmmee

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:52 AM

Woot WOOT! Season opener! Looking forward to it. Thanks for getting things going nice and early.

Another cool notable:
S.L.A.N.G. is planning a road trip to this years 'geddon in California (currently 3 attending). If you would like to join our carpool save $230 for your share of gas and lodging (I hope we won't be using that much - theirs just some safety buffer calculated into that figure) We'll have 2 supervising & participating adults attending.
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#3 TARDIS Tara

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

I might be interested as I'll be on my way back from a Doctor Who Convention in Los Angeles.
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#4 shmmee

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

I might be interested as I'll be on my way back from a Doctor Who Convention in Los Angeles.

Nice! I hope it works out. Always happy to nerf with new faces!
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#5 shmmee

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:03 AM

So, due to a scheduling conflict on my part, we're bumping the war to the following Saturday, same time:

[b]Saturday March 15 [/b]8:30 set up/geek out, foam flies at 9.

We'll be adapting dodgeball to a smaller crowd. Don't miss out!
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#6 Glory1610

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:42 PM

So, due to a scheduling conflict on my part, we're bumping the war to the following Saturday, same time:

[b]Saturday March 15 [/b]8:30 set up/geek out, foam flies at 9.

We'll be adapting dodgeball to a smaller crowd. Don't miss out!


^ This. I updated the post.I can't wait to try the new dodgeball gametype!
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As Panda said, I don't think there is a way to fight gravity without a guaranteed loss. You could use magnets, but no one knows how those things work except the Mormons.

Or lasers. You should integrate some lasers into your Nerf darts. Problem solved.


#7 Joe Espinoza

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Disregard this post

Edited by Joe Espinoza, 03 March 2014 - 02:08 PM.

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#8 Nasch

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

I would love to come to this. Sadly I live clear over in Duchense. Im probably the only Nerfer in this whole county
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#9 Glory1610

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

I would love to come to this. Sadly I live clear over in Duchense. Im probably the only Nerfer in this whole county

Hello! It's nice to know you're out there though. If you're ever able to make it up here for a war, it would be awesome to have you!
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As Panda said, I don't think there is a way to fight gravity without a guaranteed loss. You could use magnets, but no one knows how those things work except the Mormons.

Or lasers. You should integrate some lasers into your Nerf darts. Problem solved.


#10 Glory1610

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:49 AM

I'm heading over pretty soon- See you all there!
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As Panda said, I don't think there is a way to fight gravity without a guaranteed loss. You could use magnets, but no one knows how those things work except the Mormons.

Or lasers. You should integrate some lasers into your Nerf darts. Problem solved.



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