Game – Humans vs Zombies – Haig Park, 21/1/12

Last weekend saw another Humans vs Zombies game here in Canberra. With a turn out of 51 players we didn’t quite break our record set in January this year, but we came damn close. I was using the day as the test bed for my newly modified Hailfire (which I was pretty happy with, but that will come later) but the day in general was of course just a load of fun.

We played 3 games before getting rained out; a regular HvZ, a Juggernaut game, than a ‘hold the bridge’ game.

The day also saw the introduction of a new original zombie mechanic whereby OZ’s were rewarded for going off early. In previous games we would regularly have problems whereby a bunch of OZ’s would try to retain their OZ form for as long as they could, meaning the game would often take quite some time to get going. If you were one of the first few OZ’s to reveal yourself and make the initial tags, you would receive a pool noodle to assist in your tagging abilities as a regular zombie for the rest of the game.

For the Juggernaut game we brought out three juggernauts; unstunable mobile respawn points that could only walk. Oh, and they had a pair of pool noodles.

The third game started off like any other, except once we got to an acceptable number of zombies all remaining humans were told to quickly make their way to a small bridge in the centre of the map and instructed to hold it for as long as they could. This in particular made for some nice burst shots…

Run John

Magstrike!

More John

From here on I’ll just let you enjoy the regular photos.

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HvZ@ANU Part Two – Another YouTube Special

So a few weeks back I made a post about some reminiscing about HvZ@ANU after catching up with some of the founders. I didn’t mention this at the time but that then lead to finally organising a HvZ@ANU Reunion event. Fast forward to the weekend before last and the day was upon us; an afternoon of HvZ followed by a party that evening.

The games saw the return of Eleanor, the Nerf Flamethrower.

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The party had more pizzas than we knew what to do with.

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And look at that receipt.

 

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Myles (the founding club president) explained why everything ever happened anywhere.

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I exist in multiple forms at once; some with bigger hair than others but both with stupid faces.

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And Chris (our second president) looks impressed.

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The Riverina Dart Tag Facebook page has awesome coverage of the games we played that day, but I’m mostly here to share the slideshows I made for the party. These give a good overview of the evolution of the club and bring up a bunch of happy memories.

Foundation – Where it all came from

Game One – A massive learning experience for all. I’m the guy in the cape, look at all that sexy, sexy hair (said hair hasn’t been that long for quite some time).

Game Two – My first go at moderating. Again, I’m the guy in the cape, although this time it’s white as I was an NPC. Check the brilliance of my mate Chris with his dual Storm Tommy’s.

Game Three – If you’re not noticing the trend yet, I’m the guy in the cape again, although this time with added morph suit.

HvZ@ANU – A YouTube Special

Hello boys and girls!

A few days ago I went had a couple of drinks with some of the founders of HvZ@ANU (the whole reason I got into blasters in the first place) which lead to some reminiscing. While the club was alive I became quite good friends with a whole bunch of people I wouldn’t have otherwise met, and this was the first time in a good while that I’ve been able to catch up with some of them. This then seemed like a good excuse to share some of our old videos with you.

Game One – A massive learning experience for all. I’m the guy in the cape, look at all that sexy, sexy hair (said hair hasn’t been that long for quite some time).

Game Two – My first go at moderating. Again, I’m the guy in the cape, although this time it’s white as I was an NPC. Check the brilliance of my mate Chris with his dual Storm Tommy’s.

Game Three – If you’re not noticing the trend yet, I’m the guy in the cape again, although this time with added morph suit.

Game – HvZ + Nerf War – 26/5/2012

Good evening everyone!

Just last weekend I attended a game with the Canberra and Southern NSW Dart Tag group. This game in particular was Game of Thrones themed, so people were encouraged to bring along their melee weapons in addition to their blasters. We don’t normally use melee so it was an interesting addition. There were also a bunch of people who took the theme to heart and really dressed up for it. Throughout the day we played an assortment of blaster/melee on blaster/melee games, and a few HvZ based games.

This round had been organised months in advance and well advertised so we were expecting a turn out better then usual. Unfortunately the preceding week had been stupidly cold and raining and based on the predictions for Saturday on the Friday night, things weren’t looking any better. To my surprise however, I awoke to shining blue skies. Packing the car was then a different story yet again. Holy crap was it cold; windy, wet and miserable. My housemate and I made out way out the park fully expecting to find practically nobody there. Boy were we surprised to see a sizable group of people.

We normally get 25 people to a game, maybe 35 if the stars all align. Our first game today, even in the miserable weather, saw a turnout of 40+. To say we were happy with that would be an understatement.

To kick things off we ran a few short games; melee vs blaster and melee/blaster vs melee/blaster. Here’s the initial briefing.

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Throughout the day we transitioned into a number of different games. Capture the flag, straight elimination, HvZ, HvZ + juggernauts, tug of war, etc.

Unfortunately for all of you, I was playing most of those games and didn’t really get a chance to take photos. Therefore you’re basically stuck with photos from the last tug of war.

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