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SCHEDULE of EVENTS

8 AM Set up, teams arrive

9 AM Game explanation and team selection

Before games start, a few competitions will held
2 top winners of each category will start with upgrade level 2
• Best camouflage
• Biggest player
• smallest/youngest players
• quick draw competition using the Quick draw guns

Pick team captains, Red leader, Blue Leader

Leaders pick 4 Sergeants; these players are permanently on their teams all day.
One Sergeant will be the executive office (XO) in charge of tracking player stats

Everyone else is in the “Cannon Fodder” team which will be divided up each game.

10 AM games start

6 PM Award ceremony


What you need to bring:

Wear long pants, and preferably a long sleeve shirt. Camoflauge is the preference, but anything dark or muted green works well.
Wearing shorts is a bad idea!
Bug spray
Water
Snacks

We will have a porta-potty on site, as well as food and drink, but it never hurts to bring your own.

Here is a Google map showing the field location.


Field Map

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LASER WAR


Hello to Everyone coming to Tagcon 2010

The games are ready and the trophies have arrived

Yes, there will be trophies that can be earned this year

Trophies for Most Valuable Player, and one for the winning General

Also there are 10 trophies to win for those who chose to play the optional Role playing game.

Be sure to arrive early to have your choice of what role to play.

In summary the games will be part "Human Risk game" / part Halo/Unreal 1st person shooter / part Live action role playing game.

Here is the updated info about the game and the schedule of events

LASER WAR

Welcome Warriors from across the Empire.
You have been selected By the Warlords of the Dominion Empire to compete for the right to live and serve in the Empire’s military.

You were chosen because in your futile rebellions or hopeless defense of your home worlds you showed some glimmer of talent that might be of some use to us. For this reason alone you were spared immediate execution. You may have heard the phrase, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”. Well this is your chance.

You have been brought to this planet to test your military skills in a series of “games”.
You will be using simulated Dominion weapons because we do no trust you yet with the real thing. There will be a briefing on how they work following this introduction.

You will score points for completing certain tasks and outcomes of battle. Those who score in the highest 1/3 of points will be allowed to advance to actual combat training. Soldiers who survive a full term of service will become full voting citizens of the Empire and be allowed to own property. Medal of Honor winners will be allowed to have children.

Those scoring in the middle 1/3 will be allowed a second chance at the games, because maybe they were just having an “off” day.

The lower 1/3 will be shipped off to the mining colonies to labor for the rest of their lives. The good news is most only live for a few months, the lucky only a few weeks!

You will receive 1 point for living through a game (win or lose)
You will receive 1 point extra for being on the winning team (alive or dead)

So basically each game you could earn 0, 1 or 2 points per game.

There will be multiple games today
The more organized and prepared you are between games, the more games can be played and the more opportunity to earn more points. Fun! Fun!

You may also earn extra points by completing side mission based on your “role playing” cards. This is optional.

After a game, each player will be allowed to talk to the Hologram Referee (Peter Montgomery) or their team leader to spend their points on a “Power – up” to get better equipment.

*** If you die in any game, YOU LOSE ALL YOUR POWER-UPS ***
In the next game you will be a level 1 again.

Players may switch teams and can be traded.
Weapon Briefing

The game weapon simulates the standard laser /shield gun of the Dominion Army.

The gun fires a laser beam and also projects a force field.
When the gun is out of energy ammo, you may return to base for more ammo.
If your shield runs out of hit points, the next one will result in your player death.
No living creature can survive a single shot from a laser without the shield.
You may return to base or an energy “medic” prior to your running completely out of shields and charge up before actually taking a fatal shot.

If you take a fatal shot, you can be revived if you hand a Team leader your Respawn card.

Level 1 gun settings
Damage 1
Rate of Fire 0.4
Clip size 30
Number of Clips 4
Shield points 6
Rate of taking damage 0.4

Power Upgrades to guns include
Level 2 cost 2 points
Damage 1
Rate of Fire 0.3
Clip size 50
Number of Clips 5
Shield points 8
Rate of taking damage 0.4

Level 3 cost 4 points also Must wear a red/orange Vest
Damage 1
Rate of Fire 0.2
Clip size 80
Number of Clips 8
Shield points 10
Rate of taking damage 0.4

Level 4 cost 6 points also Must wear a red/orange Vest with bells on it
Damage 2
Rate of Fire 0.1
Clip size 99
Number of Clips 9
Shield points 12
Rate of taking damage 0.4

SCHEDULE of EVENTS

8 AM Set up team arrive

9 AM Game explanation and team selection

Before games start, a few competitions will held
2 top winners of each category will start with upgrade level 2
• Best camophlage
• Biggest player
• smallest/youngest players
• quick draw competition using the Quick draw guns

Pick team captains, Red leader, Blue Leader

Leaders pick 4 Sergeants; these players are permanently on their teams all day.
One Sergeant will be the executive office (XO) in charge of tracking player stats

Everyone else is in the “Cannon Fodder” team which will be divided up each game.

10 AM games start

Game 1
Meeting engagement- Area control game
Even number of players and powers on the teams to get everyone warmed up
Timed game - 30 minutes
Team that controls 3 out of the 5 control points at the end of the time limit - wins

Game 2, 3, 4, 5 (more if they go quickly and there is little down time between games)
Leaders will meet with the referee at the “game board” in the center of the map.
They will play a round of the strategy game (Maximum of 5 minutes) and the battles on the board will be played out in the next few games.
During this time the XO will be tracking live or dead of his team from the previous battle
Player go to their team’s XO and show if they still have a re-spawn card remaining

These games will be Attack / Defend, maximum of 30 minutes
The ratio of players on teams will be determined by the ratio of units on the game board
Generals will pick players from the cannon fodder pool

After each Game
The result of the Laser tag game (units lost) will be recorded on the board game.
Then another round of the board game will be repeated, etc

Final Game
The team that has won the most of the previous 5 (or 7) games will assault the base of the other team. The ratio of players will be determined by the remaining units on the board.

After the scenario game,
More games, player’s choice on styles and gun settings
Options – Bounty Hunter version 1-“Leader of the pack” and version 2 “Paradise”

6 PM Award ceremony
Player points will be added up and trophies awarded

Game Details
Re-spawn/Extra lives etc –
We all came here to play some tag, not sit around waiting for the next mission.
So recharging/re-spawning, etc helps a lot.
But there has to be penalty for failure.
Giving up terrain and walking back is fair enough.

The number of players and re-spawns per team are balanced, or intentionally unbalanced so we need to keep track.
Also there is something to lose for dying and we need to track that too.

*Each player will be given one playing card at the beginning of each game.
To re-spawn a player must hand his card to the medic or General.

(Additional re-spawns can be awarded by the general, but these do not require a re-spawn card from the player)

*The player will be re-spawned with the same power up level as he was at the beginning of the game.

*At the beginning of the next game, any player that re-spawned (that would be anyone with out a playing card) will be reset to the lowest power level.

The Executive Officer (XO) for each team will check off on the clipboard/roster a point for each player that shows him his re-spawn card.

The Executive Officer (XO) for each team will check off on the clipboard/roster a point for each player that was on a winning team in game that just ended.

Buying Power ups
Players may spend their points to buy power ups
Spent points are circled to show they were spent, but still need to be readable for counting points at the end of the day

Power Level Cost
1 Free
2 2 points
3 Level 2 plus 2 points or 4 points
4 Level 3 plus 2 points or 6 points

other games that can be played

Bounty Hunter-Leader of the Pack
Each player is a Bounty Hunter and also a Bounty
Each player will be given a playing card and a reset key

If he is tagged out he is to stand still and be “claimed”
The 1st player to physically touch him on the shoulder will be given his card.
The claimed player is now his “minion, lackey, henchmen, stooge, etc”
The minion may reset and the new team may continue hunting
The players of the team MUST STAY WITHIN VISUAL CONTACT AT ALL TIMES

If the Bounty Hunter leader of a team is tagged out, he may be claimed by another Bounty Hunter who still has a card (not one of his minions, once a minion always a minion). Note that all of the minions do NOT have to be tagged out too, just the leader.
That BH who claims the leader will also receive his all of his Minions

This will be a 30 min timed game
The game can end sooner if one player gets everyone on his team

Bounty Hunter’s Paradise
Each player is a Bounty Hunter and also a Bounty
Each player will be given 3 playing cards and a reset key

If he is tagged out he is to stand still and be “claimed”
The 1st player to physically touch him on the shoulder will be given his card.
He may run off, hide and then reset
When a player is out of cards, he is out of the game (no minions)
Player with the most cards wins