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#1 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:44 AM

WANO IV (Washington Area Nerf Out) - Read this goddamn document

Woodland Park, Seattle, WA
Sunday, July 13 (rain or shine)
12:00pm - 6:00pm
* Newcomers please be on time so we are clear on rules! I would rather not make the same speech twice. After-hours gameplay by popular request!


Directions:

Same meeting place as last time: picnic structure in the northern part of the park. PLEASE DON’T GO TO THE ZOO. 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. Sadly I think renting the area will make us no longer under the radar and thus in danger of outside interference so fingers crossed for no reservations.

Primer (please read!):

That time has come again. That time when that nerf magic must happen. There are a few things I need from y'all. Please bring weaponry for yourself. I am downsizing my arsenal and will not really have loaners. If you want to bring loaners for others you are an awesome individual. More importantly, I need homemade (hopper ready) darts. I do not want to make darts. If you have a dart stockpile please bring it and I will gladly pay cash money to take these darts off your hands so that we have a pool for future wars. This first one is probably gonna be pretty straight up as far as gametypes go. We may tweak/expand in the future. I just wanna get back into it for this one.


Bring:

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.

Extra eyewear if you have it. This was almost an issue last time. I will grab some more extras but if you have any that will be most helpful.

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 would be good. We will break for lunch, but I would prefer it brief since we're starting late.

Don't Bring:

'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.

Melee weapons. There are other avenues for that sort of thing. Did I mention there's no melee?

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 (120+).

Etiquette:

(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. Puh-lease.

Don’t waste time. If we are picking up darts, thou shalt 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. I WILL yell at you if you are not sweeping when everyone else is. I promise. 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 for what I think should be obvious reasons. Keep it relatively clean, kids.

General Rules:

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. We had some issues here. If you have come to the war already and are underage (you and I know who you are) you may come again. DO NOT bring new people that are under this age limit. If you are being chaperoned, your chaperones will have to stay so we know you can get home or at the very least give me a cell number. 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 do the same. 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. No one should be confused about what team you are on.

Boundaries are awkward for this field. In general, don't try to be tricky. Stay where everyone else is. If you think your idea is really clever, it's probably too clever and just don't do it.

Hits:

Any part of your body counts as a hit (clothes, accessories, facial hair (this was a thing), whatever). Your blaster also counts as a hit. No shields. No blocking. No exceptions.

The shooter calls the hit, meaning if someone says they hit you, it is true: period. Do not argue. You will be back in the game soon enough and you will have your revenge. Shooters, if you do not see the hit happen for sure, do not call it! Be a gentleman! Make sure to call your hits because they are frequently 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 at these wars. If you are seriously having an issue with someone, talk to me or one of my officers (Drew, Cade, David).

Barrel taps are permitted if your blaster is loaded and ready to fire. Please do not smack anyone with your blaster. Give them a friendly pat on the back or just say "barrel tap." They should generally 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, just shoot 'em, they will survive.

When hit, put your hands/blaster above your head and 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. No one should ever have to ask if you are in. If you are so far away from the action that no one will be confused, fine, you don't have to hold your hands up. But if someone has to ask if you're in it's because you aren't making it clear. Do us a favor.

Weaponry:

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 so if you are bringing it prepare accordingly.

Range limit is 120ft. 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.

Darts:

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.

Gametypes:

TDM (3:15)
Speedround TDM
CTF (Unlimited Spawn)
FFA Pistols (Continuous)
King of the Stopwatch

Thanks to Gunther, Dayko, FlamingHilt, ooontrprzes and Langley for rule/gametype inspiration! You guys are the best.

Please reply to confirm!

Confirmed:
LizardMessiah + some dudes, mainly namm
ooontrprzes + 3ish
iModify + 2
WSU Cowboy
nisaburo +1-2

Maybe (shamelist, just show up guys):
DarthFreyr

Those Who Should Cancel Their Plans Probably:
Kawika + crew

Edited by Lizard Messiah, 09 July 2014 - 04:35 AM.

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#2 ooontrprzes

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

Been waiting for this! I'm going to try and get the day, but new job means new hours. They're daytime hours, though, so there's a chance I would still be able to make the second half/ after hours play. I'll spread the word to the other unregistered attendees, as well.

I'll have a better projection of the numbers later, but I figure we're good for 2-5 people right now (myself included).

*edited 6/14* Got the day off! The count is now looking like me + 3 (the usual squad) with the possibility of more hangers-on.

Edited by ooontrprzes, 14 June 2014 - 04:43 PM.

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#3 Draconis

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:38 PM

I'm interested in driving up for this, but it would be an absolute no-go if I can't bring my 12-year-old son. We'll try to introduce ourselves at Armageddon, so that you can make a decision about us. Until that time, you can include us as for tentative attendance. This is a pretty good time span for us too, as I'd only have to leave the house by like 8:30AM and should be back before 10:00PM.
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#4 WSU Cowboy

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:15 AM

As long as I can get some time to make some proper slugs I should be able to make it and possibly bring a friend or two. Hope I can make it!!!
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#5 Kawika

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:26 PM

Would love to make it however looks like I'll be out of town that weekend. I'd totally be able to make it the weekend before with three or four friends if you get any similar responses.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:49 PM

Ill see what I can do. Probs me plus one.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:13 PM

I better start making pink slugs.... count me in for now!
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#8 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:10 AM

ooontrprzes, knew I could count on you.

Draconis, I'd love to meet you and your son under the California sun. We'll see how that goes and we'll talk.

WSU, good to meetcha. Meet you. I did go to UW but it's all water under the bridge, right? And also we're never on the same team ever. Ever. Make your way out here.

nisaburo, show up dammit. Still gotta mod that arrowstorm...

iModify, I need some more of that blue crossbow that shot me so many times. So many. Too many.

If y'all have friends, link them. I hunger for new blood. Make sure they read the thread.

It's gonna be a good one.

Edited by Lizard Messiah, 17 June 2014 - 07:13 AM.

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#9 nisaburo

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:22 PM

Update: probably won't be able to make it to this one. Maybe I can show up late, we will see.
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#10 iModify

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

I actually made 3 AAbows for loaners. Can't wait!
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#11 WSU Cowboy

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:11 PM

Lizard, I look forward to meeting you. I will probably be alone for this round, my buddies are busy with harvest (yes... Insert WSU farming joke here), so I'll make sure I wear all my WSU stuff to represent us noobs over in Pullman haha. I just graduated this year so I should be able to make it for any of the wars in the area, I am really excited to get to know everyone around here!
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#12 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:06 AM

nisa, you're killing me. But if you can show up late, do so! I don't know if you still have my cell but if not I can text ya so you can keep me posted day of.

iModify, I have no idea what those are but they sound awesome and scary. Knowing what you usually bring they are probably both of those things. I appreciate the loaners!

WSU, I'm excited to meet you too! Sorry your crew can't make it out but we'll be glad to have you.

Hey all, remember we are in serious need of darts so if you have a stockpile please say something so I know we'll have enough. I'm considering a bulk internet buy but I would like to avoid it if possible. Remember to tell your friends as long as they are above the age limit, too!
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#13 WSU Cowboy

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

Darts do seem to be a common issue here haha, I only got around 100 or so right now, I plan on making as many as possible but I aint a dart smith by any means... Hey Lizard, are we considering doing an awfuls round? I got a few blasters that i can bring if we do that. Just a thought :)

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#14 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:58 AM

Hey Lizard, are we considering doing an awfuls round?


I honestly don't know what that is. I assume it means everyone uses hilarious blasters rather than murder machines. If that is correct, no, I do not plan on doing that. I have considered stock rounds but frankly that's not something I'm really interested in. I suppose if everyone is incredibly excited about it we might be able to do a quickie but don't count on it even a little. And before anyone asks, we will never do a melee gametype. Ever.

Edited by Lizard Messiah, 24 June 2014 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:24 PM

Added to the 2016 Nerf War Schedule. Added city and date to the thread title. Please post your wars to that thread in the future. Thanks, have a good war!
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#16 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

Thanks Langley. Knew I missed a key step there. And oh, we intend to.
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:48 PM

I honestly don't know what that is. I assume it means everyone uses hilarious blasters rather than murder machines. If that is correct, no, I do not plan on doing that. I have considered stock rounds but frankly that's not something I'm really interested in. I suppose if everyone is incredibly excited about it we might be able to do a quickie but don't count on it even a little. And before anyone asks, we will never do a melee gametype. Ever.



haha I wasn't even gonna ask about the melee, personally I think it wouldn't be much fun. I just wondered if we would do a round where range is limited to something terrible just to see how goofy it would be. I am all for murder machines haha, I got my 4k for that.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:14 AM

I'll make as many darts as possible. Should be around 250-500 darts total. And me +2 other people
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#19 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

@WSU, I know you are not the only one who is interested in this type of round. I'll consider it. No promises is all.

@iModify, you are officially the best person. Thank you so very much for saving me from dartsmithing.
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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:30 PM

Haha thanks. And I like the idea of a round that blaster can only shoot a certain distance, it would be pretty fun :lol:
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:48 AM

Still trying to determine if we can get up there, but if we can, I may be able to round up a couple of locals as well. I'm looking forward to this, for sure.
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#22 Lizard Messiah

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:49 PM

I'll put the idea out there at the war. If people seem pumped then I guess one quick round or two can't hurt.

I'd love for you to be able to make it, Drac! And more people are always nice. Bring those locals.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:37 PM

Well this is depressing. I found out that I have a calculus midterm exam on Monday, so I won't be able to make the war. Next time, though.
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#24 ooontrprzes

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:57 AM

Well, I don't have much in the way of stefans, but I was going to try and bring as many elites a I can lay my greedy little claws on, might be a few hundred or so, depending on local stocks. Not enough to power a war, but me and mine should have some love to spread.

(and I found my arrows!)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

So Im coming but will be late. Probably around 2pm. Hoping to bring tantumbull and another friend. Also texted tuna the fish but havent heard back yet.

As long as I get my McMaster order in time, Ill have a bunch of darts as well.
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