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A Basic Nerf interview with Camarillo 2012 Summer HvZ Game Organizers (Write Up)

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A photo of game organizers Christopher (left) and David (right) role playing for the game.

After I attended Day 3 of the Summer 2011 game, I was instantly hooked on HvZ. If you followed my preparation towards the game then I’m sure you’ve liked the content I posted so far. I’ve had the a great opportunity interview the game organizers for the Camarillo Summer 2012 HvZ game, David and Christopher.

Tell us a little bit about who your are.
David – My name is David. I have also lived in Camarillo my entire life. Chris has been one of my closest friends for as long as I could remember. I think that’s one of the things that makes us such a good team. I just got my Associates in Business and am currently working for a Bachelors at CSUCI. I’m a huge nerd and proud of it!
Christopher – My name is Christopher, I’ve lived In Camarillo my entire life and with the exception of five of those years I have been best friends with my Co-leader David Casas. I am a history major with an emphasis in Religion at CSUCI and I hope to get my Teaching credentials within the next two years. I love singing and playing video games.

Can you tell us a bit on how Camarillo HvZ was started?
David
– Our friends Mike and John started it in 2008. It was a small but crazy game that laid down the foundation to further games. We didn’t really have boundaries, and me and Chris were one of the last survivors 7 hours into the game. Ever since then, we have had someone from our group of friends host the game while the rest of the group would help mod. We started doing it annually, then went to biannually when people demanded more.
Christopher – HvZ was originally started in Camarillo by one of our good Friends Mike Groom and John Halter. That was back in the winter of 08 I believe and I am proud to say that David and I were able to survive right up until the end of the day….when the five remaining humans got stuck in a bathroom. I don’t think anyone realized back then just how big of an event this would become.

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Camarillo Summer 2012 HvZ Screencaps (Photos)


Boooo, I didn’t get to use the Hail-Fire.

Hey guys, pardon the lack of posts in the last couple of days. Summer School has been keeping me a bit busy, in addition to trying to make a recap post of the game, editing some game footage together, and trying to arrange the screepcaps in the right order. I’ve highlighted a couple of my favorite screencaps from the Facebook album I uploaded. Check them out below! Also without Coop of Click Click Bamf recording video, almost none of the screenshots would have been possible to grab. Thanks Coop!


I laugh at danger XD
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Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 6 – Prepping the Chest Rig (Video)

I have finally put up a video on my Nerf War and Humans vs. Zombies planned loadout for this summer’s upcoming game. Check out the video and then help me out if you can. I’m planning on carrying 6 18 dart clips, or 108 rounds of foam. Is that enough for the day long game of HvZ? Also I’m trying to think of something, or somethings, to put into the right chest rig pocket, but I’m not sure what to include. More socks, or numerous supplies such as my multimemter, a screwdriver, or even food or drink come to mind as well.

Also, according to one of the mods, if the blaster leaves a mark, or even worse a welt, they reverse the right to not allow the blaster for the game. My 12.4v Rayven doesn’t leave any marks, I’ve even tried firing tests on myself from 5 feet. Theres also a good chance that waivers are going to have to be signed, which is fine in my book. The mods still haven’t put that up yet, or the game rules. Hopefully they get them up in a week or two.

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember? E Streamlines are ok.
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 5 – Sorting the Foam (Photo)

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It only took me about 10-15 minutes to sort it all out.

It was Saturday night, and I needed to get my mind off things. So I decided to keep myself occupied and sort the darts. First, every dart that wasn’t a Streamline went into the stripped bag on the right. Then all the W,T, and E Streamlines went into the plastic bag, while all the K & As went into the stripped bag. The ratio of the bad to good Streamlines seemed about 4-1, but in the end I ended up with about 250 darts of the “good” coded ammo. My list of things to do for the game is getting shorter and shorter. Next up I plan on showing everyone my Nerf War/HvZ loadout.

Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember? E Streamlines are ok.
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).

Winter 2011 Camarillo HvZ Game was Featured in Local Newspaper


Full Size Image here

Original Post was on Reddit. I believe the photo was taken by the girl there, but I’m not sure. Also I added her on Facebook and invited her to the game, but she declined the invite, guess shes busy or something.

Also, according to a mod for that game, he says that 67 people went, which is the second largest game in their history. I wonder if we can break it this summer?

Campaign to Camarillo 2012: Step 4, Batteries, Barrels, & Bags (Photos)

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Never in my life have I been so excited for AA batteries.

It’s been almost 3 weeks since my last update on this, and a good amount of things(6 to be exact) have been completed for the game. First things first, and possibly the biggest thing, is that I received my Trustfire batteries in the mail this Friday. I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually get these. I placed an order for them on the 10th, and then the United States Post Office announced a sort of ban on shipping/receiving Lithium Ion Batteries on the 11th. The interpretation wasn’t clear to many people, including myself. After saying a few prayers, they came in the mail, and wow do they make a difference. 60-70 feet, a higher rate of fire, and a seemingly easier trigger while doing zero work is great.

I did a decent firing test, going through 3 18 dart clips (54 darts) with the Recon barrel and then with the Spectre barrel on. The Recon barrel is a little longer and thinner then the Spectre. You got a noticeable better grouping and “accuracy” with the Recon barrel on. What I mean by accuracy is the Recon barrel’s center where the most of the darts landed was about 60 feet out there, pretty much in a straight path. When I fired from the Spectre, some of the darts went farther (in their awesome Streamline flying path) more of the time. BUT the majority of the dart’s center was about 60 feet out, two steps to my right.

So it looks like I’ll be rocking a Recon barrel for my future Rayven usage. I just need to find someway to make it look less lame. I’ve done a decent amount of online and mouth to mouth advertising, posting on Nerf Haven, Nerf Revolution, Foam Universe, Adult Fans of Nerf, Reddit, posting on my blog, and the HvZ Forums. I’ve also sent a message to Vanguard University’s (they play there) student site called “The Voice” but no answer yet. I’m also planning on send messages to the students Azusa Pacific, Pasadena City College & Cal Poly Pomona. These three colleges can only use socks in their games. Adult Fans of Nerf have a web video series, and I’ll be asking my affiliates to make an announcement there as well.

I’m still reading the Art of War, chapter by chapter. A lot of times I have to stop, think about what I just read, and ponder on how I can apply it to my line. Sometimes, I go back and read things again. As you can tell, it can be very time consuming. My Nerf Tactical Vest has been replaced by a chest rig. I want to keep it a surprise, but I’ll be sure to reveal it in the weeks to come toward the game.

I also recorded more GoPro videos with my friends. We played all Siege once again, and I used the Rayven and my new chest rig, so I have a decent idea on what I need to change and edit with my chest rig usage and loadout. Keep a lookout for those videos this week. Theres 55 days until this HvZ game. The days can’t come fast enough.

Checklist:
Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site. Test grouping between Recon barrel and Spectre barrels.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow 3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).