Nerfgun Battle

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Description Tired of egoshooters? Feeling the need for better graphics, realistic physics and surround sound? Join the big Nerf-Gun Battle at 35c3! Come around - bring your own device - get shot!
Website(s)
Type Game
Kids session No
Keyword(s) game, inside
Tags nerf, fun, game, indoors
Person organizing
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Starts at 2018/12/28 00:30
Ends at 2018/12/28 01:30
Duration 60 minutes
Location

LOCATION: Last year we met at the far end of the entrance hall: https://35c3.c3nav.de/l/c:-1:494.05:275.72/@-1,478.73,287.94,2.37 (yes the link is broken and of course nothing useful in the wiki works now, I miss the 30c3 floorplans) If you think you know a better location (indoors, no people, no holes in the floor where nerfdarts fit through, some "interesting" terrain/not just empty floor), please call me. Maybe I'll find a better place on short notice, make sure to check the session page again shortly before start.

IMPORTANT: There tends to be confusion about the timeslot allocation when the event takes place after midnight. To be clear: The event takes place on Day 1 but after midnight, so technically on 2017-12-28 00:30h.

Let's have fun with Nerf guns! We will battle for 45', after that we'll take another 10' to collect foam darts.

Yes, you will miss the talk by Nico Semsroth. Sorry about that. I hope the recordings will be nice.

Contact: DECT 6228

Basic Rules

We would like the people to have fun so basically there will be no rules. Therefore we would like to ask you to act as thoughtful as possible.

Acting thoughtful means:

  • do not shoot uninvolved people
  • never target heads
  • keep appropriate distance
  • use only standard gear (no modded darts, no slingshots, …) -- I got this asked several times: yes, we all have modded our blasters to accomodate a rechargable battery pack and that's okay to bring, but for "overclocking" the motors, if it's designed to hurt instead of as a toy, it's probably not okay. Use common sense, the goal is fun for all participants and not hurting people.
  • stop immediately if someone calls a break
  • help people who need help
  • use goggles! (see below)

Required Hardware

Everyone is supposed to organize a weapon by himself. We will not provide you weapons or goggles nor will we be able to equip you with ammunition. Search the internet to find out where to buy Nerf-Guns and appropriate ammunition or ask folks taking part if they will share their weapons. Probably there will only be one or two blasters more than people, so don't count on it.

If you own more than one Nerf-Gun bring them around an share with others!

Be prepared for losing a good part of your ammunition. However, we will search for foam darts afterwards; because we don't want to create extra work for the cleaning crew.

Goggles

It is strongly recommended to wear something to protect your eyes. Laboratory glasses or sports glasses (like the ones used by floorball players) work well.

FAQ

What is a Nerf-Gun?

A Nerf Blaster is a toy gun made by Hasbro that fires foam darts, discs, or, in some cases, foam balls. The term "Nerf gun" is often used to describe the toy however, it is often used as a blanket term for any foam dart blaster, regardless of whether or not it has the Nerf brand name. Nerf blasters are manufactured in multiple forms, including pistols, rifles, and light machine guns. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf_gun)

Isn't gun-fighting militaristic?

Bitch, it might be! Anyway. We see this battle as a game. Luckily most of us were never forced to use guns. For us shooting foam darts seems not to be more or less militaristic than a snowball fight.

Disclaimer

The bunch of people organising this session will not take responsibility for any injuries. There is a CERT Medical Team at 35C3, but you take part on your own risk!