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OldNoob

Bristol Blast- Event Planning Thread

Thanks to Justajolt and his contacts we now have a couple of possible venues.
The next task is to set a date, see the poll. Initial guidlines for the event-

    4 hrs playing time
    130fps cap
    All darts provided
    Eyepro mandatory
    The venues are chapels, so no smoking on site, no alcohol and no swearing. We won't be playing in the actual chapel parts of the building but I expect all players to respect the nature of the space.
    Cost 3 per player- dart tax, everything above 25 will go to charity, preferably a local one.
    No unaccompanied under 16's- kick a parent into playing or sitting in a corner for 4 hrs.
    All 16-18's will need a signed consent form.
    18+ just turn up, obviously
    minimum age 8
Boff

Can you make it a multi-choice poll? That way if both days are fine, we can select both and we don't just end up with preferences. Smile

That aside, the swearing thing might a bit of a challenge. You've been around me when I play, I don't even realise I'm doing it half the time. Part of the reason GC is so great; swearing like a trooper is fine because you're supposed to be one! Very Happy Sadly, I lack the funds for a swear jar - the bank won't give me a mortgage for it!
OldNoob

By your command. Changed.


[Yoda Voice]
Make profanity most quietly, you must.
[/Yoda voice]
Boff

Again, quiet isn't what I do either. I'm pretty sure one of the GC refs Marksmaned me as a headache remedy at 2015:E2... Very Happy

Assuming we're around, we'll bring the usual crate of fire power. That's 20 or loaner blasters on top of our own gear. That said, my own gear is pretty slim: the Stryfe and probably the Stryfe and that's about it.
OldNoob

You will just have to shout "FUDGE" instead. People might then give you sweeties as well. I won't bring loaners if you guys do. I only have my 10 Strongarms. I will have spare eyepro for sale as well.
Boff

We'll supply since it's out back yard. Smile It's mostly mag fed stuff, though - I don't hold much with muzzle loaders. Might want to bring half a dozen of those SAs with you...
UKNerfWar

ROAD TRIP!
old_man_nerf

Can we have justajolt promoted to 'Chief venue supplier' against his profile? Smile
UKNerfWar

old_man_nerf wrote:
Can we have justajolt promoted to 'Chief venue supplier' against his profile? Smile


Perhaps 'The guy who knows a guys who knows a guy' would be more appropriate? Seriously though, Justajolt, we all owe you a pint/coffee/hug for being awesome.
Dustybin

The closest Nerf war to me, I should be able to come and drag my parents with me. They did enjoy Grim Up Nerf 3 so it shouldn't take much persuasion if they don't collide with their scuba diving.
UKNerfWar

Scuba Nerf needs to be a thing.
blindgeekuk

If I can convince the missus to take the kids away for half term, then the 28th is a yes for me.
Davera

I should be there if it's on the 28th. Looking forward to my first proper war![/url]
Justajolt

Bristol Blast - Cuz I'z Nerf It! Go on... you know you want to!
Boff

To quote the eminent Banksy: "Welcome to the West Country. Please don't make fun of our accents." Razz
UKNerfWar

Boff wrote:
"Welcome to the West Country. Please don't make fun of our accents." Razz


"Ello moi lurver"
OldNoob

Not enough emphasis on the Luuuuuurver, we in devon extend im a bit.
Justajolt

Any of you guys see the Banksy exhibition when it was on in Brizzle? I was living in St Anne's at the time. It was ace!
Boff

Can we keep this on topic, please? Smile
blindgeekuk

I know it's early days in the planning of this, but what kind of times are you considering? 12-4? 1-5? and where is the venue in relation to the coach station?
OldNoob

Times will be after 11am, as I have to get there and set up. Venue wise I have a choice of 3 so will pick one nearest the coach/train if possible. Fixing the date first. I will make sure someone comes to get you if it's harder to reach. Closing the poll on Monday, then fixing the venue.
MarcusH

Can't be around for this but have people checked the train situation for the 28th as it's a bank holiday weekend?
Boff

Serious, thought out logistical point: if we're having a 4 hour play break can I recommend an afternoon start? That way we can maximise the amount of time we get from the venue? There's no point starting at 11am and running until 3 if we spend an hour in the middle fucking around for lunch. Obviously, it does depend on what the venue allows us. Plus, I have a lot of experience running 4 hour Nerf events. Razz
blindgeekuk

If it's the 28th I can come. Coach gets into bristol at 10:30. Not sure about coach home, I think its 6:30.

So i'm with Boff, breaking for lunch wastes time, a 12 or 12:30 start is better
Boff

I was going to suggest 1300 start but again, up to the venue. Smile
OldNoob

Happy to start at 1300. Makes sense not to stop for lunch. I shall be there from 1200 if people want to stop by for a brew and some set up help.
old_man_nerf

'Lunch is for wimps'....

Smile
Boff

1300 works for me. Once we have a venue, do you think there'll be chance for a site walk before hand? It would help with event planning and working out if we need to bring any cover/obstacles etc.

Remember, folks, to eat something but not too much before you arrive. Correct nutrition and hydration are critical components for effective field performance. I always a carry a water canteen in-field and you should, too. Drink little and often because the last thing we want is someone dropping from dehydration.

...now I just feel old. Very Happy
OldNoob

I just drink tea.
Boff, I am sure they will let you walk round the site, provided you don't combust upon crossing the threshold.
Boff

OldNoob wrote:
provided you don't combust upon crossing the threshold.


That only happened once. We carry suitable fire fighting equipment with us at all times now just in case there's a repeat. Razz

I now need to work on a load out for this. My GC gear is far, far too hard core for this sort of thing. I don't need trauma pouches, tourniquets and full body armour for an NIC war in a church somewhere in Bristol. Hmm... Time to design something me thinks.
UKNerfWar

We only really need a basic layout and an idea of local amenities. Kill zones and strongholds can be discussed on the day. Let's not get carried away Boff.
NewportNerfer113

I'll be there guys Smile
OldNoob

Date now set, 28th May, start time 13:00, end time 17:00. Final venue to be set this week. Look out.
Boff

Awesome, I suppose we should get it in the war calendar. I'm just going to go do some bits and pieces and then will update it if I still have access. Smile
UK Foam

I'm in! I'm from the Bath area! Either date sounds great!
Justajolt

This is sounding seriously cool. I'm a little gutted it's in exam-time! If it goes well, I'm looking forward to coming to a future event ^_^
Boff

Kabump! Any news on the venue yet?
OldNoob

I emailed the guy a week ago. Will remind him tonight.
UK Foam

Any news on the location?
A friend and I will be joining (both 21).
Will anyone have a chronograph as I feel many of my blasters will be on the limit!
Cheers Pete
OldNoob

No, the guy hasn't got back to me yet. I will prod him again this week. It will definately happen, just where isn't sorted yet.

Unless you have a Longshot on 10kg with a sealed breech or a plugged AT3k or BBUMB, you aren't going to top the 130 limit. Tell me what needs checking. Carrying a chrono around is a PITA and scrutineering a ton of blasters isn't on my do list for this event.
UK Foam

Brilliant! Look forward to meeting you!

Yea I wasn't going to bring the 18kg longshot or xbz AT if that's what you meant! However, I was more concerned by my retaliator with LS plunger build, as I have no idea what that's going to produce when its finished! I'll try and make a sensible call on that!

Do we need to bring darts or will you supply a bin with a usage fee?

Thanks Pete
OldNoob

All darts will be supplied, I will have some Artifact darts and HIR's.
14kg LS and LS plunger Retal will be over the limit. Retal with sealed breech and 7kg Spring is 120 ish, Artifact Retal around 130 and a plunger expanded Retal is 120-170 depending on Spring rate and breech efficiency as well as the weight of your dart.
Prodding venue again tomorrow.
Dustybin

Is there any news on the venue?
OldNoob

I have contacted the person who is supposedly sorting this out 3 times this month, with no response. If I don't hear anything this week I will get a plan B. Slightly annoyed about the lack of response.
Justajolt

I've sent a prod on gmail. I'm going to see if I can get a tel no for him and call to see what's up...
OldNoob

Thank you. I appreciate they are all volunteers running the church, I just need a yes or no!
Boff

*prod* Still no word? Ick. Getting might close to the line on this one.
OldNoob

I am hoping to ring the guy tonight. Exocet a yes/no for this event by Friday.
Davera

Any news???
OldNoob

Not talked to him yet. Will keep trying.

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