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#1 Buffdaddy

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:00 PM

Due to a breakdown in communication with Ft Wayne, this event is postponed until further notice.

 

When:

Saturday, May 28, 2016
10:00 am until we are beat (probably around 5:00-6:00 pm)

Please try to arrive a bit early (~9:45) so that the first round can start promptly at 10:00 am.


Where:

Glenwood Park Elementary School in Fort Wayne, IN

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This is simply an awesome location for a war! As you can see in the above image, there are lots of trees to use for cover, but spread out enough to allow for lots of room to maneuver. There are also two different playground areas that might also be usable for CTF or other objective games.

What to bring:

- A Primary, and a pistol (more than one is a good idea - in case you have breakage!)

  •           While I plan on this being an NIC-type event, don't be afraid to bring stock and superstock blasters. I plan on doing many types of rounds.

- Darts. Stock darts, large ammo, stefans of any type. NO EXPOSED METAL.

- Eye protection - MANDATORY. If you do not have it, you will not play.

- Lunch / Money - There are lots of fast food places within a 10 minute drive. You are of course welcome to bring a bag lunch and eat on the field during the lunch break.

- Water

- Proper clothing - Dress for the weather. Also, don't be a moron and show up in camo unless it is neon pink or something.

- Any and all missle/rocket/ball shooting weapons you might have access to. You might find they come in handy during some of the game-types, and they are always useful for breaking shields.

- Melee weapons and shields will be permitted - see below...



What not to bring:

- Dangerous blasters/darts/etc - i.e. no metal spikes, wooden "gunblades", etc. Blasters will be banned if they are deemed unsafe for any reason, including firing way too hard. No blanket bans will be imposed, but it is unlikely that your singled Titan will be used unless it is fairly underpowered. (No, "I will only pump it X times" will not be acceptable!)

- Blasters or other gear that could be mistaken for actual weapons (i.e. black-painted blasters, silver "knives", etc.). These should definitely be left at home.

- Participants under 13 years old are welcome, but MUST be accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult (18+) who will assume full responsibility for their spawn's actions, attitude and safety. NO EXCEPTIONS.



Miscellaneous Information:

- We don't do "barrel tapping". Please don't shoot someone from five feet away with your high-powered primary if you can help it (we all know things happen when you surprise each other around cover). If you have a melee weapon, use that. If you have a weaker side-arm, use that.

- Beyond that, we do allow you a "mercy shot" if you are very close - fire your primary into the ground near the feet of your target and tell them they are "out". (Judgement and the honor system are needed here.)

- If you act like a 3-year-old, we'll send you home like a 3-year-old.

- Please clean up after yourselves - a trash bag will be provided, and everyone is expected to participate in dart-sweeps.

- Please note that there are no restrooms at the war site. Go before you get there, and go during lunch. You have been warned!

- Please keep the loud outbursts and swearing to a minimum - we will be playing in a schoolyard with nearby residential areas and don't need any residents or passers-by to have reason to complain about us.

- We will break for lunch some time around 12:00 or a bit later, probably for 30-45 minutes.

- I have not set up a specific game schedule. Gametypes will be determined mainly by popular opinion - but we will likely be playing mostly objective-type games (CTF, Sieze the Balls, etc). Meatgrinder will most likely be used as the first round and the post-lunch round - it is just a great way to get warmed up! I have the gear for the following objective games:

Sieze the Balls
Capture the Flag
Team Powerball
Defend the Core
Infection
Melee-only rounds

(Details for these gametypes can be found later in this thread.)



Melee & Shield Rules

Melee weapons will be allowed, though they should conform to a few basic rules.

- No metal should be used in the construction of the Melee weapon.

- All striking surfaces should be covered with a sufficiently thick layer of foam.

- Unmodified, store-bought plastic toy lightsabers will be permitted without regard to the above two rules. Lightsabers are cool. Bonus points if you use them with batteries for that lovely hum & glow. smile.gif (Polycarb-bladed "Force FX" sabers are not included in this - those blades are HARD!)

- Anything I deem ridiculous or dangerous will not be allowed.

- Melee weapons can be used for blocking darts just like shields (see below) - but only if they are in your hand. If your Melee weapon is holstered, a hit on it counts just like a gun hit.



You'll be limited on the maximum size of your shield depending on what blaster you're wielding. This will be the standard ruling for most gametypes. Here is the breakdown. (Your most powerful blaster is what counts here.)

Melee Only = 3 sq/ft
[The largest blocking face of the Melee weapon(s) counts as part of the maximum shield area.]

One Single shot pistol, ranges < 50' - 2 sq/ft

Anything else, ranges <50' - 1 sq/ft

Blasters shooting over 50' will not be allowed to use a shield.

Shields may be used to deflect darts - hits on shields do not count as long as the shield is in your hand, strapped to a blaster that is in your hand, or strapped to your forearm. A shield strapped/slung anywhere else will not block hits - it will count the same as a gun hit.

Balls, missiles, rockets, etc. (basically any ammo larger than a Mega dart) may not be blocked by shields or Melee weapons - a hit on a shield or Melee weapon with ammo of this type will count as a normal hit.

Shields can be made from whatever, cardboard should be reinforced with duct tape. Shields that do not meet the specifications for Melee weapons may not be used as such. (i.e. Don't go whacking people with a large wooden shield!) Shields that are deemd unsafe for any reason will be disallowed.


Edited by Buffdaddy, 22 May 2016 - 12:56 PM.

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#2 Buffdaddy

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:52 PM

Due to circumstances, including the renovation of the adjacent high school, the playing field is no longer there! That's what happens when you don't check on things before posting the event.

 

For the moment, I'm shifting the location to Kreager Park, and I am checking through the various park rules, ordinances, etc.

 

Anyone interested in attending, please post here so I can get an idea of how large a group we're going to have.


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#3 Buffdaddy

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:55 PM

Due to a breakdown in communication with Ft Wayne, this event is postponed until further notice.


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

So what's the story here... anyone know?


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Posted 27 May 2016 - 01:48 PM

So what's the story here... anyone know?

I wanna know too.. what happened?


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Posted 27 May 2016 - 04:41 PM

So what's the story here... anyone know?

 

I wanna know too.. what happened?

 

Simply, I exchanged emails with the relevant office for Ft Wayne Parks, and then they stopped answering, without saying that yes or no holding a Nerf event there would be ok, or if I would need a permit, etc. And I really don't feel like holding a war anyway and putting up with anyone going nuts about it.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:50 AM

 

 

Simply, I exchanged emails with the relevant office for Ft Wayne Parks, and then they stopped answering, without saying that yes or no holding a Nerf event there would be ok, or if I would need a permit, etc. And I really don't feel like holding a war anyway and putting up with anyone going nuts about it.

No worries, just wondering. I hear you about not wanting to deal with people.

Unrelated Q, hope you don't mind me asking, but, the user icon/info to the left of your posts (with Sparty- Go Green!) why does it say "Do not buy from this memeber" and "DO NOT TRADE" ?

Is this intentional?


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#8 Buffdaddy

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:49 PM

That's from several years ago. Before I got my depression treated, I kinda withdrew from everything, including not mailing out a bunch of things people paid for. Everythings been made right since then, and I've wondered about asking how it can be removed, but I'm still cautious about me and usually just bring things to wars to deal in person.


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 08:28 AM

That's from several years ago. Before I got my depression treated, I kinda withdrew from everything, including not mailing out a bunch of things people paid for. Everythings been made right since then, and I've wondered about asking how it can be removed, but I'm still cautious about me and usually just bring things to wars to deal in person.

 

It takes a good man to admit when he's wrong, and to be honest with others, and to wear a mark without hiding in shame. As one who has been through hell and dealt with his own struggles, I know how hard this can be. Kudos.


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