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#1 Master Yogurt

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:40 PM

Us western PA'ers have very few options. Yeah, RAMBO's hosting the ECNO, but that's five hours away from me... During the week I'll be writing about eighty term papers, so that's not gonna work. So I present (in its planning stages)

PANO
(Pittsburgh Area Nerf-Out)
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Trafford, PA (About 40 minutes from Pittsburgh to the West)

Here's a MapQuest link for reference purposes:
http://www.mapquest....PA&2z=15085&r=f

More specifically, the tentative location is the BY Park. It has a wooded hill/ridge trail, it's small, but its roundedness/summer foliage, as well as a group of interesting, giant rock sets makes it an interesting place.

When I say small, I do mean it, probably about 300-500 feet (if you levelled it) from end to end. But that's my guesstimate from Google Maps.

http://maps.google.c...17,0.005955&t=k
The location is the triangular patch in the center, to the right of the pond. I'll upload some pictures at some point (whenever I get home, probably later this month for my sister's birthday.) As you can see, however, if the location proves too small we can quickly and easily locate across the street. While I haven't explored back there too much, it's an accessible location, and is unused.

For people issues, neither location should be a problem. The park is heavily used, especially during grad party season, but no one uses the ridge trail. For the past few years it's been overgrown and untouched. Parking will not be an issue. If the upper lot (which no one uses) fills, we can use the parking at the Christian Life Church. The lot never fills, and the topmost spots are hardly prime picks for parking. If we have a TON of people, we can carpool from the local Shop 'n Save's ginormous lot, which is about five minutes away. But I don't think that should be an issue, and even if it is, it can be dealt with the day of if absolutely necessary.

Date:
June 23rd, 2007: A day that will live in infamy!

Rules/Safety:
Guns will be approved on a case-by-case basis. No single-barreled Titans, etc. You guys know what's too powerful. If it makes people bleed, knocks out an eye, etc., it's out.

Wear eye protection of some sort. I don't care. I don't want to make any emergency room trips. If you get an eye poked out, it's YOUR fault. Period.

Other people shouldn't be an issue. As I've said, no one really uses the trail.

Food/Misc:
I expect people will generally bring their own water and such, but since I've got connections at the local Subway, I can get us some sandwich platters for a discounted rate.

Games played will probably include team deathmatch, some free-for-alls, CTF, and maybe Infiltration or Escort, which we play out here occassionally. We always play one-hit-out, but we can always change if it's requested. I'm always open for suggestions.

As for attendance, I can probably get 6-10 people from my area, but the more people who can come, the better!

Edit: Added Mapquest link
Edit: Added date

Edited by Master Yogurt, 11 April 2007 - 11:12 AM.

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#2 Flaming Hilt

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:10 AM

Since nobody feels like starting, I will. Which is sad, because I live many miles away.

If attendance is high, it's a two day war, and you get everything set at least a month beforehand, I could probably convince my dad to drive me down there (he'll play too). He lives in Michigan and I have to spend time with him, so why not do it nerfing?

Edited by Flaming Hilt, 17 March 2007 - 02:07 PM.

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#3 Rambo

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hmmm, I'm not sure how the drive for most of the Jerze people will be, but get 10 people, and I'll come. June would fit nicely for the East Coast Schedule. We could bump the DCNO to July, and be well on the way to having a war a month.

This far out, I think I am free all weekends. I may be camping in June, but I'm not sure, I have to check on that.

"As you can see, however, if the location proves too small we can quickly and easily locate across the street. While I haven't explored back there too much, it's an accessible location, and is unused."

The street to the north? or the east? Or even south, not too sure what you mean.

At every war I've attended in my 3 years or so we use the "3-15" system. This means, in each round you have three hits that you can take. After the first two hits, you count to 15 with your gun either over your head, on the ground, so as others don't think you're in. You then yell, "clear" and are back in play. Of course you can't clear within shooting range of opponents. But, during your 15 seconds, you are free to roam around and pick up darts.

I will usually bring an 80-gallon cooler with liquids, so if you can cover the food(or get it low cost), that will work nicely.
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#4 RaZeR ShArP

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:55 PM

Alright, since yogurt and I were the masterminds behind starting a nerf war around here (well actually I only suggested it, he is making it happen) I will sure as shit be coming.

Have we developed rules on guns yet? I am thinking the standard old *No sm5k's or singled titans* rules should suffice.

I know that nerfmonkey is pretty close to there...

Maybe a few visitors from down south, who knows...

Guys, start rounding up people. Doesn't matter if they are newbies (like myself) it is just more people to shoot at.
I will most likely be bringing 3 or 4 people if it is in june.

Oh, and I might be able to cover part of the cost of food, but I don't know for sure.

-RZ

Edited by RaZeR_ShArP, 22 March 2007 - 06:56 PM.

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#5 Rambo

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:29 PM

5k's aren't that powerful, nor that popular, but it's your war.
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#6 RaZeR ShArP

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:33 PM

They have a reputation to hurt people, though...


But, to the lucky bastards that have one, you may bring it...

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#7 Master Yogurt

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:39 AM

I do mean the road to the south-east, across from the park entrance. Sorry for the confusion there - it's so familiar to me I forget what is and is not obvious.

Tentatively, I'd like to shoot for the last or second-to-last weekend in June. If I'd pick a tentative date, I'd say the weekend of the 29th, but that's still up in the air, depending on what weekend works out for the most people.

Whether or not it would be two-day, I'm up for it, but that's something to be determined by general consensus. The second day would probably be a shorter "let's Nerf before we leave" type thing for a few hours, not a huge event.

Gun rules can be determined the day of, I hate to exclude anything outright without at least seeing it first, but if you think it might be too powerful, don't bring it. It is that simple, honestly, and I'd rather ban something than have someone lose an eye.

I'll be home next (not this) Saturday, so I'll grab some pics of the area; I need to go back through it again anyhow to re-familiarize myself with it.
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You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Trooper

#8 Master Yogurt

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

Well, I got some pics; I'll upload them whenever I'm finally not swamped with work - probably Tuesday night. I also took a video walking tour of the area, so expect that on Youtube when I get a chance to mess with it.
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You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Trooper

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 02:42 AM

Usually when I say "I think I might possibly be able to make it to that war, maybe....." it means that I most likely won't show. But Pittsburgh, that's not even two hours from me (Cleveland.)

Get enough people there and I just might come.
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#10 Master Yogurt

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:50 PM

Well, I've got some pictures up, and a video walk through the area as well, to give a sense of scale and more idea of what the place is like. It's about eight minutes long (and is more or less complete, but ends when my camera's bats died). I was going to add sound and stuff, but I didn't have the time to open it up, edit and recompile it, so play your own music in the background and it'll be pretty much the same thing. ;)

Some selected pics from the album:

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Yeah, this one's a 360 view of the highest part of the hill. I had to try out the 3d feature on my panorama maker.

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One of three large rock croppings, this one's pretty cool for its seat-like area in the middle.

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View of the west end of the hill.

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View of the approaching path/lower area from one of the rock croppings.

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The hill itself, from the road/parking area.

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View of the center from the east end.

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A huge fallen tree somewhere in the center of the forest.

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Looking up the main path.
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You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Trooper

#11 SwingTheNerfBat

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:20 PM

Hrmm....not that far of a drive for me (2.5hrs or so). Might be able to make this and bring a friend or so along if you get the details set far enough in advance.
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:55 PM

Swingthenerfbat, you're in Ohio right?

Maybe we could get a carpool going if we both end up attending.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:27 AM

Yarr, right outside Cleveland (Parma Heights). Carpool would be great
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:23 AM

I live in Parma! We're neighbors!

Contact me on AIM at MosleyVick, or PM me if you want. We can definitley work something out, and it'd be great to get to know you since we live so damn close to each other.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:51 PM

Double post, oh well.

So are we going with the 23rd of June as an official date?
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:11 AM

Holy piss. Somehow this slipped under the radar and I never even thought about going.

I'll be there.
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#17 SwingTheNerfBat

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

Seems like a good double shot of nerf: Pittsburg Nerf on the 23rd of June, followed up a week later by Cleveland Nerf on the 30th.

We should definitely populate each others wars. I for one will be definitely in for PANO. I should be able to bring 1-3 guys, maybe more depending on interest/work schedules/etc.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:28 AM

If we can get a carpool together of NJer's, I'm sure I can make this war. We'll figure this out in the coming weeks.
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#19 Master Yogurt

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:13 AM

Yes, I believe that the 23rd will (with all the support for that date and CANO being the 30th) now be the official date. Unless Razer_Sharp has anything against that date (since he pushed me to try this again), we'll set that in stone.

A double-wammy of June nerfing. I'm looking forward to this!
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You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Trooper

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:02 PM

List O' People

Confirmed:
Razer_Sharp (+3-4)
SwingtheNerfBat (+1-3)
NerfMonkey + Diablo (+?)
Me (+4, maybe more, a few of my fellow Nerfers aren't going to be around this summer)

Unconfirmed (people I'd like to hear from)
Jin Kazama (+?)
FlamingHilt (It's not 2-day, so he might be out)
Rambo
OMC (+?)

If the confirmed people bring the minimum they say, this should be a nice-size war.
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So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Trooper

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 03:51 PM

I'm coming separately from Diablo and won't be bringing anyone.
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#22 RaZeR ShArP

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 04:44 PM

I might only be bringing one if my friend doesn't get his grades up... Summerschool for him! B) I don't know about the other two's schedules on that day, but one is coming for sure.

Cheers.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 11:54 PM

There is a 99% chance that I will NOT be bringing anyone.

But, if any of my friends decide they want to come (I'll inform them all of the war), I will bring them of course.
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#24 NerfMonkey

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:57 AM

I'm really excited about this. Gotta spraypaint my darts or something so I can find them in the leaves and twigs and shit.
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#25 Master Yogurt

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 02:05 PM

OMC asked for a more specific address, so I thought I'd supply it here so people can print maps and such.

900 7th St
Trafford, PA 15085-1100

That's the church next to the park.

Confirmed List 2.0

NerfMonkey
Diablo
Razer_Sharp (+1-3)
OMC (+?)
Me (+4-?)
SwingTheNerfBat (+2-3)

Possible
Jin Kazama
Flaming Hilt

Edited by Master Yogurt, 16 April 2007 - 07:15 PM.

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