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Armageddon XIX: SoCal's Largest NIC War (6/23/18)

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#1 Ice Nine

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

ARMAGEDDON XIX: 2018

Date:
Saturday, 23 June 2018
 
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 23 June 2018, 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.

 
 
 

 

A few important pieces of information:

  • I don't anticipate there being a problem with the war site, but if there is, this is the address of the place we will be going as a back-up:
    Ole Hammer Park
    362 N Live Oak Ave
    Glendora, CA 91741
    There is also a school next door named Cullen Elementary we might try as well if we are over in the area.
  • Be sure to check the weather forecast before the war. It looks like the heat wave in SoCal will break before the weekend happens, which is good; they estimate it'll have a high of ninety on Saturday, which is consistent with previous years. Be sure to bring (and re-apply) sunscreen and a lot of water. There are drinking fountains on-site.
  • There are no available bathrooms at the school. If you need to use the bathroom, there are restaurants two blocks away with available facilities.
  • If you need to reach someone the day of the war, for whatever reason, your best shots are posting here in this thread or using the Facebook event or reaching out to the NerfHaven page on Facebook. PMs probably will not work.

 
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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#2 Cartaya

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 01:37 AM

I'll be there.
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#3 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:19 AM

Marked on my calendar.


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#4 Draconis

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:13 AM

Agent Washington and I will be in attendance.
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#5 Cannonball

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:01 PM

I'll be there
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#6 CaptainSlug

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

Same weekend as EndWar, which I'm only sort-of attending so I probably won't be able to make it.


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#7 TED

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

If enough people attend I might go.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:11 PM

Sick!!!
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#9 Groove

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

I'll be there!


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:17 AM

I will be there as well! Although keep the paramedics on standby in case of another torn ACL.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:45 AM

You know I'll be there. 


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#12 Thanhtacles

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:57 PM

Attending and bringing friends


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#13 Jlego

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

Planning on flying out again!

 

 

I will be there as well! Although keep the paramedics on standby in case of another torn ACL.

Yeah, really hoping there's no repeat, that was some rough shit.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:01 PM

Will be there.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:21 PM

I shall be attending.


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#16 Heath05

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:32 PM

I shall be attending.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:49 PM

I will be attending. I am excited to see what everyone who isn't at EndWar is running in their loadout.  Is there any community ammo? rival specifically? asking for a friend...  thanks


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:44 PM

See you all on the battlefield tomorrow! Get pumped.

 

As a reminder, it's a privilege and not a right to be able to use this place. Keep it clean. I'm bringing trash bags, as per usual, so make sure you throw out any and all trash that you create. There have apparently been issues on campus with vandalism recently and we want to be able to use this site in the future. 

 

I will be attending. I am excited to see what everyone who isn't at EndWar is running in their loadout.  Is there any community ammo? rival specifically? asking for a friend...  thanks

 

People will probably be willing to share ammo, but you should be responsible for bringing your own stuff. Expect to lose some darts/balls, as well, but recovery is pretty good.


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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

Theoretically solid but actually non-constructive

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#19 CaptainSlug

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:01 AM

I have a thirst. A thirst for photos.

Edit: Slackers the lot of ye



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:38 PM

The only pictures I have are the group photo and the photo I took of @Thanhtacles jupiter. The group photo is from a private facebook group though, so they may not want me to share it on a public forum. 

 

And we all know what a jupiter looks like by now. 


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#21 Ice Nine

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:54 PM

Thanks to everyone who managed to make it out this year – we had extremely solid numbers all day (I think we topped out above fifty people), especially considering that the first five hours of the war included a dude standing in the staging area grinding concrete. My voice is still shot. It was wonderful to see everyone who returned and to see all the new faces this year. Looking forward to Armageddon XX more than ever.

 

Some notes:

  • Great variety of rounds and blasters and ammo types throughout the day. People using BoomCo, people using melee, people using Caliburns, people using flywheels, and people using good-old-fashioned modified blasters made every engagement and activity different.
  • Adding the spawn timer for carpe helped a lot, I think – it opened up buckets for theft. My favorite round of the day. The administrators are thrilled for next year's special game plan.
  • Big thanks to everyone who helped clean up and sweep darts at the end of the day. I appreciated every person who helped us get out of there more quickly than it would have taken us otherwise.

 

I have a thirst. A thirst for photos.

 

Zorn is working on his batch and phreow, there are some gems. Hopefully everyone gets to see them soon but it doesn't have the same priority as his paid photo excursions so fair warning.


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But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction

Theoretically solid but actually non-constructive

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