Woodland Park, Seattle, WA
Saturday, September 27th (rain or shine)
12:00pm - 6:00pm
This may be the last one of the season so let's make it a good time. Feel free to invite friends! We always have plenty of loaner weapons thanks to our generous participants. If you can arm yourself, great. If you can bring extra darts (within regulations) please do! See you all there.
Meet in the parking lot just off of Highway 99 (#1). If you are heading north on 99 there is a turn that leads directly to this parking lot. Once 12:30 hits we will be moving to the area by the picnic structure (visible from the parking lot, just east of it). If this area is occupied we will be using an area south of there, right up against 99 (#2). Stick to the fence and walk past the stone wall: that's where we'll be.
Eyewear for yourself and extras if you've got them.
Blasters! Be aware that these wars feature higher powered blasters (modified, long range, homemade). Loaners are very much appreciated.
Darts! We generally use homemade darts (stefans). We will have a stockpile of stock and homemade but would love to borrow yours for the day.
Water and lots of it. Food would be good. There will be no lunch break so eat beforehand.
(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. 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. 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, 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.
Dart sweeps will happen frequently and must be respected. You can load up and otherwise mess with your gear after the sweep. 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.
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.
Everyone has the right to call a hold for any reason. If you hear someone yell hold, do the same. We stop for pedestrians or other unexpected eventualities that warrant stopping. 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.
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. 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.
Barrel taps are permitted if your blaster is ready to fire and your opponent is unaware of your presence. Please do not touch anyone with your blaster. Give them a friendly pat on the back or just say "barrel tap." Barrel taps do not happen from the front. If you are attacking from the front, just shoot them. If you can't defend yourself and don't want to be shot close range, put your hands up and surrender.
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. If someone has to ask if you're in it's because you aren't making it clear. Do us a favor.
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.
Range limit is 120ft. I reserve the right to ban blasters for any reason at all. Bring what you have, but I may have to veto.
No melee weapons. Period.
Bring lots of these if you have them, they are appreciated even if we don’t end up using them.
Slugs are standard. No glue domes. Darts should have a soft tip. Nothing heavier than #6 washers. This includes (obviously) #8 washers and slingshot ammo.
Darts will be pooled at the end of rounds, so mark them if you want them back at the end of the day.
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.
Edited by Lizard Messiah, 22 September 2014 - 02:02 AM.