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#1 venom213

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

SPANO: Saint Paul Area Nerf Outing (aka NO SPAM: Nerf Outing, Saint Paul and Minneapolis) is Minnesota's largest annual war. I am well aware that our war scene has slowed down significantly since last SPANO, but in keeping with tradition, I feel obligated to at least try to make this war happen. Currently the most important question is when to have the war. SPANO is traditionally held in mid to late June, so the dates listed below fall into that time frame.

Most of this is just copied over from SonReeceSonJensen's SPANO 2013 post, so if some things don't totally make sense right now, that is why.

SPANO Twenty-Firtteen

Alright you filthy SOB’s, I’m locking this one in right now!

When:
• Saturday June 21st. 9am to around 4pm.

Location:
• Highland Park in St. Paul, the classic location.
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Games
• Meatgrinder
• Rescue the Princess/CTF: 2-sided, moshpit
• Defend The Core: 360 4-team, Dual-Opposite Criss-Cross, Traditional
• Territories: Small Territories/Pistols, HvZ Territories
• Carpe!

Blasters
• Nothing single-shot bigger than a UMB with stock pump and oprv. No bans on springers/bow’ers.
• 4B’s, Titans, Jobars, Roto Rockets: ASK ME!!! Tell me you barrel set up and your intended ammo, I will be very fair if it is safe. No bans on blasters for big ammo.

Darts
• Slugs, Venom’s Balls, or ask me
• No glue domes

Melee Rules
• NO barrel taps
• Pool Noodle, FBR/foam insulator, crappy dollar store melee, or ask me
• No Nerf swords, nothing with a stiff shaft/core/center, nothing wrapped in duct

Shield Rules
• Mantas, manta replicas, ANY Nerf or toy blaster shell split manta style AND… ANY toy of ANY KIND cut up, hacked up, split up, I do not care as long as it is TOP MOUNTED on your blaster.

More Shield Rules
• Medium-ish hand-held toy shields and a pistol
• Bigish hand-held toy shields and melee. Look for pics of Cranky Monkey from Cataclysm 2012, you’ll know what I mean.
• Big Ammo counts as a ‘hit’, not a shield breaker

Pistols
• If you replaced the spring with anything other than another stock spring or the plunger tube with anything other than a different stock tube it is NOT a pistol. A SupaSplat and the like are NOT pistols.

Details
• Bring water. I’d advise not pop, not red bull, not sugar loaded crap: water is best but do what you like.
• Sunscreen: highly advised.
• 200 lbs of blasters and other materials: unnecessary. Bring what you need to play, what you need to trade, and maybe some things to show off.

Melee Rules
• NO barrel taps
• Pool Noodle, FBR/foam insulator, crappy dollar store melee, or ask me
• No Nerf swords, nothing with a stiff shaft/core/center, nothing wrapped in duct tape


360 DTC
Notes:
• Rounds will be no more than 10 minutes
• I know some of these aren’t nerf ammo: trust me, it does not lessen the game

360 DTC Point Gradients
• Stephens/Slugs – ZERO! Not a single damn point! Can still tag players, but no points.
• Stock ammo – 1
• Mongos/Ballistic Balls/Vortex discs or any disc ammo – 3
• Sock Grenades/Carpe balls/wiffle balls/ball pit balls (thrown) – 3
• Sonic Baz darts/Arrows/4B and UMB missiles – 5
• Stress Balls/small Nerf football/small plush toys (thrown) - 5
• Titan Rockets/Ironman Rockets/Draconas rockets – 10
• Homeade anything – Ask me, I will classify fairly
• Other crazy crap or weirdness - Ask me, I will classify fairly

Why I'm doing this - With these regulations we will maintain all the absurdly fun challenges involved as usual AND stretch our creative engineering to get higher points while NOT getting turned into pepperoni pizzas. And yes, if you want to stay on defensive whilst brandishing only melee you now can do it with a much high degree of safety and effectiveness.


HvZ Territories
HvZ Rules of Play
• 1-2 zombies at the start, rest are divided between 2 teams
• Humans and zombies are under blaster and dart regulations, see below
• If you are a human and are tagged by a human you are “dead”, and must remain in the spot you “died” in until a zombie resurrects you via touch
• Tagged zombies go to spawn points to re-enter the game

Objective
• Humans – claim every single territory
• Zombies – covert the filthy humans!

Blanket Regulations
• Stock ammo, silly ammo, or sock-grenades ONLY!
• No blaster more powerful than a Sonic Bazooka unless using sillies or multi-barreled.
• Zombies use only 2’ pool-noodle (I will provide some) or approved melee.
• Survivors get only one life, zombies are unlimited instant touch respawn.
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Edited by venom213, 14 May 2014 - 03:52 PM.

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#2 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

La-da-da-da-dahh, it's the motherfuckin' S-P-A-N-O!



As long as we figure it out a couple weeks in advance either day works for me. Gotta get time off work!
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

AYYYYY

I can only do the 21st!!
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

I can go on either date
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:31 PM

At this point either day works.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Responses have been noted. If there's any chance you can attend, please let us know ASAP!
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

I should be able to make it to either date.
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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:31 PM

I'm kicking around the idea of driving out there, but it is unfortunately rather unlikely. If I did come, it would be the 14th.

Also: are silicone domes cool?
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#9 36thShadowBattalion

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:26 PM

Mankato group should be good for either date
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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

Looks like I'm out this year. 21st is Geddon and the 14th I think I'm in Michigan on business :(
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

June 21st works best for me. I'm more likely to have weekend overnight liberty to make the war and I'll be more able to brign some shipmates of mine as well, one of them SWIC. So I'm a maybe.


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#12 venom213

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:14 AM

The date is now for sure June 21st. It seems to work best for the most people who have a date preference, and I figure the more notice people have about a war the better.

EDIT: SonReeceSonJensen WILL be attending this war! That means he'll be bringing all of his mobstacles and gear!

Edited by venom213, 14 May 2014 - 03:53 PM.

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#13 TCDHOMEMADES

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

Found my old Snap from Spano 2011, mega ghetto
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

Maybe

Just maybe
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

So I may come, but I have a few questions. First, you said no hot glue domes. If I put a felt pad on the dome is it good, or do I need an entirely different material? Also, my friend may come, and if he does, he will have a big bad bow modded to fire darts, so are you ok with that? Anyways, so far I'm probably coming, but not officially as of right now.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

I don't know if anybody else agrees with me, but the banning of plunger, or spring replaced pistols is, in my opinion, a little disappointing. I think that that takes a bit of the fun out of making a good sidearm. That's just my opinion.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

I don't know if anybody else agrees with me, but the banning of plunger, or spring replaced pistols is, in my opinion, a little disappointing. I think that that takes a bit of the fun out of making a good sidearm. That's just my opinion.


They're not banned in the main games, only in the pistols-only game. And they're banned because spring-replaced nitefinders and pistolsplats are primaries masquerading as pistols.
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:10 AM

This sounds like a ton of fun, and I'd definitely go if it weren't for Rock the Garden. :\
I hope you all enjoy yourselves!
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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

Turns out I have duty the day before on the ship at base, so I won't be able to make it up this year. I will however try to make it up to a war this year yet, so don't count me out.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

Hey guys, the war is on Saturday! Time to get the preparation in high gear. Just a little reminder, SonReeceSonJensen WILL be present, as will all of his mobstacles, cores, princesses, and other goodies. SonReece will also be doing a fair amount, if not most of, the hosting duties. See you all on Saturday!
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#21 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

Just to double check, are we still shooting for 9am?
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Making darts like mad... kinda forgot I had none haha. Just checked the weather, its going to be HOT 86F. So everyone should bring lots of water
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:37 PM

Just to double check, are we still shooting for 9am?

Yes. Try and be there by 9 if possible.

Looking forward to seeing you all bright and early tomorrow!

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#24 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

Had fun and got sunburned. Can't ask for more then that!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:55 PM

Please check out my album of photos from this war!

Here are some highlight images, I stress that you look at the entire album linked above. All of the pictures besides the group shots were taken during a DTC round.

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