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Armageddon XVIII: SoCal's Largest NIC War (June 24th 2017)

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#1 Ice Nine

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:25 AM

ARMAGEDDON XVIII: 2017

 

Date:

Saturday, 24 June 2017

 

Time:

9:00 AM to 4:00+ PM

(Arrive around 9AM; people like to chat and prep beforehand. First round will start by 9:45AM.)

 

Location:

Stanton Elementary School
725 S Vencino Dr
Glendora, CA 91740

 

Remember, using these locations is a privilege, not a right. Use the golden rule: Don't Be A Dick.

 

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FAQ

Where and when?
The war is 24 June 2017, from 9:00 to whenever (usually 4:00, but later is not impossible and is in fact a little likely). Location data is available above.

Darts?
Slugs and safer darts only. No metal is preferred but I understand that to maximize attendance while keeping it safe I need to keep this restriction more open. If you do make slugs, use #6 washers and not #8 washers. Use Ryan McNumbers' excellent guide available here if you plan on making slugs. If you use larger ammo, like megas or similar, keep them soft-tipped by the same guidelines as above.

If you are using silicone dome darts, they must be soft tips. Last year people were shooting rocks. Keep total dart weight under 1.3g, too, if you're shooting 1/2" darts.

You are also free to use stock-style darts, obviously. China Darts as reviewed by Cheerios are fine. No FVJ/FVN/whatever type of darts have a rock hard rubber/vinyl tip. The tip of the dart needs to be soft.

Who?
Everyone is welcome to come, veterans and newcomers alike. I'm not going to outright ban people younger than 13, but if you plan on bringing someone who is, you are responsible for them all day and you are especially responsible for them remaining safe (hydrated and wearing eye protection). I will be running this war with the assistance of others (including, but not limited to, Zorn and Apollo256).

What isn't allowed?
With dart restrictions, there isn't as much of a need for blaster regulations. Don't bring Titans shooting micro darts because that's just ridiculous. I and other war council advisors will spot-ban things if you are lasering dudes from a million miles away.

Blaster rules:
HOMEMADE AIRGUNS: Case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you talk to me beforehand (send me a PM or something). I'm very understanding.

TITANS: You may use them if they fire missiles (stock or Draconis or whatever) or balls. They must not be firing darts, of any size.

LBB/4B/UMB/SIMILAR: You may use them if they have the functional stock OPRV.

SUPER SOAKERS/SIMILAR: Do not bring them. If they shoot darts, they're too powerful. If they shoot water, people get mad.

SCEPTORS: If you want to use a Sceptor, make it colorful. Make it look as little like a paintball gun as possible. Wrap the tank in denim or something. If you replace the tank or pump, the OPRV must be kept at the same pressure and the tank volume may not be made any larger (stock is about 800cc).

SUPERMAXX 2000/5000/9000: Do whatever. It's fine. I hope you don't blow up your tank.

MELEE WEAPONS: Don't bring anything larger than these (Mashoongas).

SHIELDS: Hits on shields count as hits on you if you plan to use them. I'm nostalgic enough to say that Manta Rays count as actual shields against 1/2" darts, though.

Anything else?
1.) To stop a round for safety reasons, yell out the word "HOLD". If you hear someone call "HOLD", STOP PLAYING IMMEDIATELY. At any time during a round, anyone can call "Hold", which will temporarily stop that round. Players should repeat the call of Hold so that all other players hear, until the round stops completely. If a pedestrian is walking through the field, if a player is injured or if there is some other threat to personal safety, you are obligated to call hold. You can call a hold to pause the game and sort out some issue that is not a matter of personal safety, but do not abuse it.
2.) No barrel taps allowed. Barrel taps are how you absolutely gouge someone with a brass barrel and take out a chunk of skin. Barrel taps are how you break the barrel and bushing off your blaster. You can shoot them from point-blank, or you can ask them to take the hit. Don't touch them with your blaster.

 

What gametypes?
Expect to play some carpe testiculum and related gametypes. There will probably be some quick-run deathmatch as well, to suit those people like Gears with a bloodlust that knows no bounds. Last year, speed rounds and freeze tag were big hits, so those will make another appearance. There will be minimal team captain team picking to keep downtime short.

Anything else?
Bring lots of water. I'll probably end up picking up a pallet of water bottles as backup but it does get hot and you will probably be running around so expect to need to drink something.
Bring lots of sunscreen, because no one wants a sunburn now or skin cancer later.
There are a lot of places to eat nearby. Traditionally, people eat at The Hat for lunch, which is conveniently about four blocks away from the war site.
Bring comfortable shoes. You will be running around.

If you have specific questions or concerns, PM me, or post them here, or whatever.
 

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Attending:

Ice Nine

Zorn's Lemma

JLego

Groove

Zaxbys

TED

Cannonball

Baghead

Cheerios

 

Maybe:

Sublimedom777

Gears

Langley

Draconis

Hoongfu

KaneTheMediocre

Ryan201821

Daniel Beaver

Flyingchicken

Spoon

Mysterio

CaliforniaPants

A Trillion Other People


Edited by Ice Nine, 14 February 2017 - 01:18 PM.

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#2 Lam

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:46 AM

This is going to be my first legit nerf war and I can't wait! Gonna bring some friends along as well!


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#3 SanDiegoNerf

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

June is a long time from now.


Edited by SanDiegoNerf, 14 February 2017 - 09:48 PM.

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#4 Ice Nine

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:14 PM

June is a long time from now. I invite everyone to come Visit us in San Diego in the mean time.

 

 

New Nerf San Diego Events.

 

https://sandiegonerf...s.com/events-2/

 

Dude, if you want to host a war, host a war. Don't promote it in here.

 

Rules update: I'm going to ban FVJ darts. No darts with those rock hard rubber/vinyl tips. None of those nipple darts made of the same material. You still have four months to pick up other darts if those are all you have and basically any of the other types of available darts are as good or better.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

 

Dude, if you want to host a war, host a war. Don't promote it in here.

 

Rules update: I'm going to ban FVJ darts. No darts with those rock hard rubber/vinyl tips. None of those nipple darts made of the same material. You still have four months to pick up other darts if those are all you have and basically any of the other types of available darts are as good or better.

Got a question on the Nerf darts.

 

I'm not sure what FVJ darts are, do you have like a picture of them? I'm assuming their 3rd party darts.

Can we use 3rd party nerf N-strike elite darts, or are all 3rd party darts banned?


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#6 CaliforniaPants

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

Got a question on the Nerf darts.

 

I'm not sure what FVJ darts are, do you have like a picture of them? I'm assuming their 3rd party darts.

Can we use 3rd party nerf N-strike elite darts, or are all 3rd party darts banned?

I dont have a picture but can explain the darts for you. FJV, or "full vinyl jacket", darts look like streamlines but instead of having a nice cushy head they're a a hard as rock hunk of plastic at the end and they hurt a whole lot. third party darts are encouraged otherwise! make sure to paint the backs or put an initial on yours or something so you can find them in the pile.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

Got a question on the Nerf darts.

 

I'm not sure what FVJ darts are, do you have like a picture of them? I'm assuming their 3rd party darts.

Can we use 3rd party nerf N-strike elite darts, or are all 3rd party darts banned?

 

I'm going to follow up Pants's answer here. In Van's write-up of third party darts, he does a good job of explaining what FVN and FVJ darts are. In essence, the heads of these darts are rock hard. They have no give. Other darts, like ACC darts or K'nex darts, have heads that are either made of squishy rubber, or have a structure that provides give. You're free to use any third-party dart that has a tip that is not a solid rock.

 

Pants also makes a good suggestion in marking your darts. Every year there are more and more people using stock and stock-type darts so marking yours will ensure that you get yours back.


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