Monday, April 28, 2008

Paint Ball Wars

On April 21, 2008 a group of 50students from the three different campus housing buildings gathered atthe student center to fill out waivers for an exciting and intense gameof paintball. There was lots of chatter about who wasgoing to shoot who but everyone had the same mind set to shoot their Residence Student Mentor at least once. The students got to the Field Lab and were ready to start playing. While Zach and Kevin finished setting up the barriers Tim explained some of the rules about how we were going to run these games, mainly therefferee has the final say. After this Tim asked the students to split up into four groups of ten kids each since we only had twenty markers and helments available for use. While they were doing this a couple of veterans(Paint Ball Club Members) showed up and asked to get in on the games. Zach and Kevin had come back and after we were all introduced, Tim explained the first game, which was capture the flag. After intense games of rock paper scissorsthe teams that were first to play got their gear and went out to the playing field. Game one was in session. Gametwo happened between the two teams who didn't get to play. Game three became a game called Hostage. Basically, Team "A" has to go and retrieve one of their own who is held hostage by Team "B". After a couple of rounds of "Hostage", volunteer referees were appointed so Tim, Zach, and Kevin could join a tweaked version of the Hostage game as Interactive Agents (Hired by the family of the hostage). They were to enter at the 5 minute mark from any point of the playing field to retrieve the hostage while taking on the other two teams. The next scenerio game they played was called "Protect the President". The CIA was to get the President, who was unarmed, past the Terrorists to theotherside of the playing field without the President getting hit. Theonly way the CIA could get out was by breaking paint on their masks.Needless to say, the CIA won that one. It was getting late and paintwas running low, so the refs decided to playa couple of games of "GodMode". This game was simple, the only way to get out was to either runout of paint or CO2, or surrender. Overall, the day went extremely welland everyone had a great time. I saw some of the guys in school onMonday and they had some good welts and great stories to go withthem.

Protect the President^

Extreme Rage^.

He got marked ^.

So much fun!!!

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