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OldNoob

Bristol Blast 28th May 2016- We are Go!

All sorted, just getting the right postcode and address. It's in Downend in Bristol,

Church of JC of Latter Day Saints, Downend Road, Bristol BS16 5EF

Times- Event starts 1pm, first game 1.30pm
Closes-5pm. Last game ends 4.45pm.

I will be at the venue from 12.30 if you want to show up and help get set up.

Rules-

    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


CONSENT FORM HERE if you need it. Note we are not taking unaccompanied under 16's for this event. If you are under 16 get a "responsible" adult to bring you and they can join in!
Dustybin

So you finally got a reply, only took a month! I will be coming (hopefully), do we have to print off the consent form or will you be supplying them because I am under 16.
OldNoob

You don't need a consent form if you are UNDER 16, as you will have to have an adult with you, we WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for unaccompanied children. The consent firm is for 16-17 year olds who are not children but need consent to attend, basically covering our arses.
Location now added to the original post.
Justajolt

I'm really glad you got this going on! Well done ^_^
Davera

I'm really excited about this. It should be me +1.

Not sure how many blaster I will be bringing, could be most of my modded primaries just to give them all a run out.
Boff

Thanks for the venue details. I'll have a chat with the team and see who we can rustle up. Smile
NewportNerfer113

I'll be there.  I'm hoping my GavinFuzzy pump grip turns up in time for me to get it on my Retaliator... watch this space.  I'm also hoping to drag a friend along, but wont know until closer to the time.

Looking forward to seeing you guys, and great effort on securing the venue.
blindgeekuk

Unfortunately, family holidays mean I can't join you this time

Have a great time!

Postcode is bs16 5ef. Looks like a similar size to what we use in Tong, their huge carparks are awesome for getting cornered during hvz
Justajolt

Wow! Can anyone else see that ad in that last post? Blindgeek, you're advertising sandals!
NewsonNerf

What do you think a triple XP RS with worker wheels will be getting FPS wise? Might have to bring something else.
OldNoob

Not over 130fps average, you'll be fine. That will be close to the top though.
Dustybin

Sadly, due to a air show I probably won't be able to attend Bristol Blast.
UKNerfWar

We're going to be holding a bit of a 'bring and buy' sale at the event. OldNoob is going to be peddling some of the old tut that he makes and I will bring some PETG and CPVC if anyone is interested (presuming that I'm allowed to come of course).

If anyone has some NERFy stuff they'd like to sell feel free to bring it along. We'll set up a table somewhere for everybody to have a look.
old_man_nerf

We had considered doing the same thing at the next grim up Nerf. After all justajolt has got to get rid of those sledgefire shells somewhere Smile
Boff

I suppose I could set up a pre-order code. I really should set up a pre-order code. Use 'bristolblast' on the website in like 10 minutes and it'll zero your postage costs for pick up at the event. Smile
Davera

Boff wrote:
I suppose I could set up a pre-order code. I really should set up a pre-order code. Use 'bristolblast' on the website in like 10 minutes and it'll zero your postage costs for pick up at the event. Smile


Does that code work then? How does it go for 3d printed parts as I guess there would still be a wait time for items.
Boff

Yup, the code is functional. It expires a couple of days before the event so we have time to put things together beforehand.
OldNoob

If you want stuff then order now to help BSUK get an idea of what you need.
Thanks for offering that Boff.
Boff

Ordering earlier is always better. I won't be bringing stock to the event so you're going to need to get orders to me before the Wednesday cut-off. If you're trying to order tactical gear on that Tuesday or Wednesday, I'm going to get a dart with your name on it and shoot you. A lot. Razz
haloxxbilly

I should be able to come. sounds great
NewsonNerf

Another question: what type of darts will be supplied? Koosh or Elites or something else…
OldNoob

Mixed bag of about 65% Koosh, 25% Elites, 5% Voberry 5% ACC.
It's indoors mostly, no need for dart tuning, it's usually way too fast for  that. All my darts are picked for cripples every month. They are from my FWA games, rest are ones used for testing blasters etc.
There will now be 30 megas, HIR's, Artifact v1's and limited Vortex discs as well.
Dustybin

I am not sure if I can make it, I don't think we are going to the air show but there might be a dive weekend. I will be informing you guys if I can or can't make it.
n_g

Sounds like this will be fun, but unfortunately I already agreed to work that weekend.
thephatmaster

this sounds awesome - my mate Dawn and I will be there.

Have never warred before but expect fun times. We will have a few basic blasters betwen us (2x 10shot DTB's, 2x roughcuts and probably a Mav).

- Are prescription wraparound glasses (used for cycling) fine for eyepro?
OldNoob

Yes, glasses are fine eyepro, obviously at your own risk if they get damaged! Good to have more players, see you at the event.
Dustybin

I am now able to attend Bristol Blast! I will be bringing my dad and possibly my mum (if she does attend then she might not play, just watch).
Boff

So, OldNoob, you know you said to respect the space etc, I presume this kit isn't acceptable? Razz It's weird, I'm actually having to work out in advance what I'm going to wear. Belt mounted magazine pouches and a side-arm holster are the mostly likely but I'll miss not having a full assault vest.
OldNoob

Full assault vest is perfectly acceptable, as is the rest of that rig. We are on private property. The church don't mind how you look, as long as you aren't swearing at the top of your voice like usual.
I am bringing my whole tactical gear collection. Like the shoulder armour, I am re making mine after the event.
Boff

OldNoob wrote:
as long as you aren't swearing at the top of your voice like usual.


It's fine, I need to practice being Gerren for a bit so I'll have to be mild-mannered and shit some of the time. Until someone does something stupid, then I'm not responsible for my language... Razz

Shoulder armour is one of my favourites. It took forever to get right but it will eventually be available for sale.
OldNoob

Minion is wearing his. I am undecided on how mine is going to look so am keen to see your design. Love the rig BTW, the knot work was a nice touch.
Dustybin

Are we allowed to use tactical socks, the ability to throw a sock if your blaster jams is rather useful? I don't want the socks to do anything special, I just want them to count as a hit.
OldNoob

I have a bag of pre rolled, washed socks.  I am not exactly new to game organising.
Davera

Firstly, I had not thought of socks, so now I am going to see if I can include a way to carry them.

Secodly, Boff that looks like an awesome rig, please bring it all.

Thirdly, is anyone from the church going to be there? If not we might get away with the odd swear word.
OldNoob

I think members of the church will be there and possibly playing. Sock carrying is easy, stuff a couple in a pocket. I never use them except for tagging special zombies (like bloody dart proof spitters) and for said spitters use as ammunition. I give the spitter a bag of 6 socks, they can throw them but not collect them, if you are hit with the spitters socks you got nommed.
old_man_nerf

It's supposed to be fun, so possibly laugh at the idiocy rather than swear at the inadequacy? That's how the grim up Nerf games roll Wink
NewportNerfer113

Or use a substitute.  Fudgesticks works quite well imo.
OldNoob

Bloody autocorrect.
thephatmaster

I should mention that I have 2 spaces in the car for this one (three if you're not fat, or are good mates).

I'm leaving Sat morning from Guildford area so am happy to give local folks, or those I may pass on the way, a ride. We're returning that evening after a trip to Atomic Burger on Glos Road for dinner.

No under-16's without parental accompaniment (I'm not being anyone's responsible adult!!).

PM me if you need a ride.
UKNerfWar

I was about to say the same.

Departing from Bexley around 9am. Seats available in exchange for petrol money and hugs.
Rab

Good luck tomorrow troops.
Have a blast!

Pics would be good. ☺
OldNoob

I will have some minion cam hopefully, might do a loadouts segment again too. Anyone wishing to take stills will be welcome. The gear pile in my front room is about 36 cubic feet right now!
Boff

Anything you need me to pack? If I didn't have GC2 next week, I'd bring my ammo pile down but it's packed away already. I've got pre-orders for those that ordered them sorted. Smile
blindgeekuk

Wish I was able to join you tomorrow, but alas!

Have a blast, don't swear, take some photos, and above all else, HAVE FUN!!!
L11

Really looking forward to this now, see you all tomorrow.
OldNoob

Boff- all under control.
Davera

Blaster are all loaded. Battery packs charged (charger only arrived on Friday and then I had to do an emergency  adjustment to the charging cable).

I think I am good to go. Looking forward to seeing everyone later!
Franksie

Have fun today guys!
daniel k

Am soooooo annoyed that I can not be there! Hope you all enjoy it!
Dustybin

Can someone bring a screwdriver for a stryfe battery tray expander, I forgot mine, oops.
Boff

Got you covered. Smile
L11

NewportNerfer113 and I are enrout but we have ran into major bankholifay traffic. ETA 1300 hrs
Dustybin

We have hit major traffic aswell on the m5, we will probably arrive at 12:45pm
blindgeekuk

Dustybin wrote:
We have hit major traffic aswell on the m5, we will probably arrive at 12:45pm

I thought the m5 was just one long traffic jam? Certainly the handful of times i'v been on it, i've been stuck in crazy amounts of traffic, with no obvious cause!
super gripper

Found it ! wow the m4 was pants ............
Great group of people and a enjoyable day. For my first games I had a lot to learn, a big thank you to Tom and all the others.
L11

Fantastic day really enjoyed myself, thank you for all the work the went into planning the day.
We have allready started planning to do it again.
blindgeekuk

Glad to hear it went well!

I know what you mean supergripper, the difference in what I wear, what I carry, how I move, how I reload etc from my first war to my 8th (GuN5) is quite amazing
super gripper

Not what quite meant blindgeekuk, I am ex Armed Forces so I have non of those issues. I meant the rules of the games !
Boff

Good game, y'all. Good to see so many new faces - it's very strange to see how the hobby has grown over the years with lots of disparate groups of people travelling from all over to attend a war. I hope everyone had fun, it was certainly entertaining to marshal for you all. Remember, the tarmac is lava!

Oh and to the people who were asking where I got my LARP knives from. This is the guy, he's pretty busy at the moment but trust me, they're worth the wait!
OldNoob

Thank you to all of those who braved the traffic!
It was great fun, I am now thoroughly broken. As an aside Ben lost an 18 mag, it's marked Ben or Ben T in marker pen, plus I picked up a single 12 that was left behind. If you have Bens 18 or are missing a 12 let me know.
UKNerfWar

Thanks a lot for hosting Tom. It was a great day and a fantastic venue. Definitely do it again, even with the 4hr drive!

I'll sort through the photos and videos during the week.
Justajolt

It sounds like you had a good time! Can't wait to see photos and footage. Do you think there'll be another one??
Davera

Firstly, thanks OldNoob for hosting, and thanks Boff and UkNrfWar for Marshelling.

For my first war I had a great time. I learnt a lot about my blasters and my gear. I was annoyed as my Rapidstrike decided to not work so that didn't get a run out, need to have a look at whats gone wrong there.

I will have a look through my gear in the morning for the missing mag.
NewportNerfer113

Yes. Thanks to Tom for hosting and keeping everything organised and on track. Thanks to Boff and UKNW for marshalling.

I had a great time, although it has highlighted how unfit I am. Time to start jogging regularly.

I thoroughly enjoyed each of the games, even though I had to perform surgery of my retaliator. I have never seen a dart bent arse over tip in a barrel before.

I also found out that I make quite a good sneak zombie because I can't run that fast. And apologies to the guy that I tagged but tripped over in the process and sorta tackled to the ground by mistake.

Looking forward to seeing photos and videos and from you guys, and doing it all again next time.  I believe Jay will be trying to organise something going forwards. Not sure if he's on the forum yet though.
OldNoob

I have had a dig through everything today and had a count, after I took £20 to cover darts, we have raised £25 for charity from this event. I have asked Boff to look for a Bristol based charity that would benefit from this donation. If anyone has any ideas put them up. I will donate the money direct as soon as a suitable charity can be agreed.
Boff

In terms of charity, I'm leaning towards the Grand Appeal. It's the fund-raising arm for the Children's Hospital which given our roots as modifying children's toys is probably a reasonably good bet.  Go have a look at the website, I think you'll agree. Smile
Gordy

Glad you all had fun.  I was sad to miss it as I was at the Avon Scout Jamboree helping organise and help 4200 cubs/scouts.

The Grand Appeal is a fantastic choice for charity that do great work. Smile
thephatmaster

Great day all and good choice of a charity too. Dawn and I had a blast (I think she managed one or two clean tags with her borrowed strongarm!)

I'll get a 30sec or so video done in the next efw weeks - sadly I don't have being accidentally tackled by NewportNerfer on camera because I arrived late and didn't have it on or that game!
thephatmaster

I have one short video from this War. It's my Maverick failing Sad

https://youtu.be/R39letNtI3c

It was originally made for my DIY tactical rail dart holder thread.

http://britnerf.co.uk/sutra28705.php#28705
UK Foam

Did anyone decide to take on the role of organising another war at this location?
And if not how can we go about organising another?
Thanks Pete
OldNoob

No sign of further activity so far, there's a Facebook page linked on the Nerf Groups sticky, post on there too.
If you would like to start a new thread to get another event going please do. Thread now locked.
UKNerfWar

Took me long enough to sort them out but I have finally got some pics of the event. The album can be found here.

If anyone has issues with their image being published then get in touch and I'll make an effort to preserve your secret identity.

This one is my personal favourite. I think I might frame it.

NewportNerfer113

Great photo. The link doesn't appear to be working for.me though Sad
OldNoob

Link similarly broken for me too. That's me telling Boff to STFU and "TAKE MY MONEY...."
UKNerfWar

Link fixed... Maybe.
Dustybin

The link is working for me now.
L11

Excellent pictures.
NewportNerfer113

We all look awesome.
blindgeekuk

I'm sure you could do a caption competition with some of those with Boff in
UKNerfWar

blindgeekuk wrote:
I'm sure you could do a caption competition with some of those with Boff in


Do it. It is traditional.
blindgeekuk

Ok...

I'm judging... prize is 100 fresh yellow koosh
NewportNerfer113

excellent idea - here's a few from me:

"Shhh... we're hunting wabbits!" http://i.imgur.com/PDGxZ8q.jpg

In your best David Attenborough impression: "We see here, a rare OldNoob, stalking it's prey. The Common Nerfer." http://i.imgur.com/H7pydJr.jpg

"Ahh... sweet nectar of the gods. Get me through this next round. Please." http://i.imgur.com/8t0O1ZW.jpg

"Here. These fire extinguishers make excellent cover, and if I run out of darts, it's the perfect melee weapon!" http://i.imgur.com/Tx54u3G.jpg
old_man_nerf

http://i.imgur.com/XUN6Pg1.jpg

'Shucks, i forgot to charge my IMRs!'


http://i.imgur.com/78e6Huh.jpg

'Leonardo..... Michelangelo..... Donatello....where are you guys?!?!'


And there is some mileage in this one (http://i.imgur.com/XNnZkJC.jpg) - i just need some inspiration...

In all seriousness - looks like a fun afternoon. Glad the venue got sorted in the end.
Davera

Great photos. Cheers for putting them up.
L11

http://i.imgur.com/XNnZkJC.webp - YES! finally my Vulcan mind merge is working, ON is saying exactly what I want him to.....
And now for a victory sip to celebrate my confirmed power - http://i.imgur.com/8t0O1ZW.jpg

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