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Gunhaver

Member Since 15 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 31 2009 07:05 PM

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In Topic: Nerfing Colleges

21 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

Connecticut College of New London CT has 2 HvZ games a year, that have been run fairly well the past 2 years of so. The game organizers took the time to alert the campus security office of what we would be doing so there were no unfortunate misunderstandings. Other then that organized Nerfing on more regular basis their has been fairly sporadic from year to year (1 year it's big, the next not so much as the group of students with the most guns meet less often, move of campus or graduate).

A group at Goucher College has been very active in advocating for the game and providing support for games at other schools check out their website:
<http://humansvszombies.org/>
I would say check the forums of this website to look for other schools that participate to give you some ideas.

In Topic: Assassin

11 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

Well my college had a pretty big assassination game. In fact every dorm on campus officially participated, and the college provided cheap squirt guns (the only legal weapon) from the dormís entertainment budget. Here is how our game was set up:

Everybody in the game is out for themselves; there are no teams, hence the players donít need to synchronize their schedules.

The gameís organizers assign each player a single target. Imagine it like a giant chain; A must get B; B must get C; C must get D and so on all the way down to Z must get A. The organizers should keep track of who was assigned to kill who incase players leave the game or there are disputes (you are bound to have at least one per major game).

Assign each player their first target by giving them an index card with the targetís name on it. Each player can only hunt the person on their card. When a player assassinates their first target, the victim hands the assassin his or her own assignment card. The player is now hunting this new target. Each Assassin must carry a card with their current target at all times

Encounters are handled as such: If the assassin shoots their target (we only needed one shot) then they win the encounter. If the victim shoots the assassin before they themselves are shot then the assassin may not attack them again for a certain amount of time (to be determined at the start of play). Disputes are to be taken to the game organizers. Only shots between an assassin and their immediate target count so their can be no team ups.

Safety Zones: Anywhere or when on campus that the organizers feel would not be an appropriate place/time for the game. Class, sports game/campus, library etc.

Permission: You said ďSchoolĒ but I donít know if thatís High School or College. As lame as it sounds I would advise getting permission from the appropriate authorities. Kids all over the country have gotten in serious trouble because school security or even the police were called when kids were seen sneaking around the bushes holding what look like guns. Also some schools expressly forbid the brandishing of even toy guns, in which case you are out of luck. But asking for permission is best in the long run. As I said our college actually sponsored our game as a Freshman Orientation event and later when we started a Human vs. Zombies game Campus Safety didnít freak.

In Topic: Watchmen

10 March 2009 - 08:39 AM

The movie was awesome and shitty at the same time.

"You people think I am stuck in here with you? You're stuck in here with me!"

Amazing.


I did not like the fact that I was like 2.2 hours into the film and I had no idea who the bad guy was.

It was like a historic graphic novel murder mystery.


Didnít the not knowing make it better? As a long time fan of the book I thought the movie was telegraphing who the villain was. But if it is not obvious to a first time viewer than they must have done something right.

And now for my two bits: On the whole I liked the movie (warts and all). While the film did not transcend the medium of film; in the way that the novel transcended the medium of the comics, it did serve competently as a deconstruction of the superhero mythos.

In Topic: Senor Wences

14 January 2009 - 07:52 PM

Congratulations to both of you on an excellent modification. Just out of curiosity are there any aesthetic plans for the blaster in the future like paint or decals? Personally I like the current lean and mean look.

In Topic: At2k Awareness Thread

12 January 2009 - 10:35 PM

Why not just go to the trading thread and try to buy one?