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#1 Heatblast016

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

I'm planning on hosting a nerf war and I'm wondering if I should have a waiver- I will be modding my blasters but playing with 8-13 year olds
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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

I'm planning on hosting a nerf war and I'm wondering if I should have a waiver- I will be modding my blasters but playing with 8-13 year olds

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:05 PM

Shouldn't be an issue as long as you're requiring everyone to wear eye protection and aren't shooting singled hydro cannons everywhere. Waivers are only really necessary if there's a real danger of injury, and you're worried about liability.
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:17 AM

I'm not a lawyer.

If you're having the event on public property, like a park, I wouldn't bother with waivers. Waivers signed by minors or their parents are rarely enforced in criminal cases. If a bunch of people show up in a park with their own blasters, and someone gets shot in the eye, you're just the guy who told everyone the time and the date to show up. But if you hand out waivers you're automatically the person in charge, and on some level you're taking responsibility for what goes on.
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 09:34 AM

I'm not a lawyer.

If you're having the event on public property, like a park, I wouldn't bother with waivers. Waivers signed by minors or their parents are rarely enforced in criminal cases. If a bunch of people show up in a park with their own blasters, and someone gets shot in the eye, you're just the guy who told everyone the time and the date to show up. But if you hand out waivers you're automatically the person in charge, and on some level you're taking responsibility for what goes on.


On the other hand- if you ARE the person in charge, and/or you're hosting the event on private property, waivers are probably a good idea.
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#6 Heatblast016

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 10:02 AM

I'm not a lawyer.

If you're having the event on public property, like a park, I wouldn't bother with waivers. Waivers signed by minors or their parents are rarely enforced in criminal cases. If a bunch of people show up in a park with their own blasters, and someone gets shot in the eye, you're just the guy who told everyone the time and the date to show up. But if you hand out waivers you're automatically the person in charge, and on some level you're taking responsibility for what goes on.

The problem is I kind of am the person in charge but we are playing on public property(I or my friends might loan out ammo and occasionaly blasters)
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 04:39 PM

The problem is I kind of am the person in charge but we are playing on public property(I or my friends might loan out ammo and occasionaly blasters)


"Kind of" implies a little wiggle-room has been preserved. Lesson 1 of CYA 101 essentially says: "Leave a hidden exit. Do not get rid of any opportunities to pass the buck onto somebody else."
Keep the wiggle room. Don't have waivers.
Delegate the job of telling the overall rules to one of your friends. (Overall rules such as "No shit cannons, flamethrowers, or matte-black blasters")
Delegate the job of telling the specific game rules to another friend. (CT, DTC, TDM, etc.)

All this is for if you're hosting a big war.

Something small, like I've done in the past, we're in and out without anybody noticing or caring, and we all know the basic rules and abide by them without having to have any real leader.
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