Greetings, EBAN Nerfers!
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. It feels like forever since we’ve been able to really connect with all of you.
Like many of you, our plans were completely derailed by the pandemic. Since March of 2020, all monthly nerf games, as well as our once-a-year mega event in San Jose, Ragnarocktoberfest, have been on hold in the hopes of safer times.
The past year or so has taken so much from so many people. Our family sends heartfelt condolences to anyone who lost someone or suffered illness during this time.
My family and I have decided that, even when it is safe to gather in person again, we will not host monthly EBAN games. We will instead focus on making Ragnarocktoberfest a must-attend yearly nerf event. And because my kids are now adults and no longer the children they were when we started, we will be attending more adult-oriented high FPS games hosted by others in the Bay Area.
We feel so lucky that, since the summer of 2016, when we hosted our first battles after being inspired by Napa’s N.O.B.A.C.O.N., we got to play monthly games with you, make friends, provide a healthy outlet for physical activity, and inspire nerf engineering and modding. I am also proud to have hosted the largest regular monthly nerf battles in the world with 80-100 or more people in regular attendance.
I am sad to have to inform you of this change, as I know many of you with younger children were holding out for good news and a ramp-up of games soon. It’s my hope that, as I did back in 2016, one or more of you reading this now will be inspired to pick up the mantle and host games so this wonderful outlet isn’t lost.
My family and I are grateful to you for creating this community with us, and I thank all of you who attended games and especially those who helped moderate or set up and clean up. I appreciate all of you. It’s my hope that I will see many of you at the other Bay Area games and certainly at Ragnarocktoberfest in October 2022.
Please take care of one another until our paths cross again.
!All Ages Nerf Fun!
(For kids and adults!)
I am a mom who runs not for profit, organized Nerf games once a month for ALL AGES currently located at various parks in the Hayward/Union City area (location is given when you RSVP). We play multiple battles, with breaks in between for collecting darts, resting and reloading. Some game modes include: freeze tag, civil war, push the flag, defend the core, seize the balls, capture the point, king of the hill, capture the flag, and more. Players can play every game, or sit out if they need a break. All ages, boys, girls, and adults welcome, from 6 to 99!
This is NOT a drop-off event, I am not a business,
parents/guardians MUST be present.
WHAT TO DO OR BRING:
SIGN AN ONLINE WAIVER (Unless you've previously done this for all players because you only need to do it once!)
EYE PROTECTION (All players must have glasses, sunglasses or some sort of eye protection for every round.)
Your own Nerf blaster(s) (marked with your name/initials), shields, melee weapons (foam swords, rolled up socks). Bring more than one as your child won't be able to play if they only have one and it breaks, jams, or doesn't perform well. (We do not provide blasters.)
GOOD ATTITUDE & ABILITY TO FOLLOW THE RULES (Please read them to kids before attending)
$8 donation per player
I provide plenty of foam darts, rival balls, discs, boomco, half darts, and megas for your use. I ask for an $8 per player donation to cover the costs I incur for darts and equipment. If you have a financial hardship, please let me know and/or pay what you can afford. All players are expected to help sweep (pick up) darts after each game mode, especially at the end of the day and must return all ammo to me at the end of the session.
All rules will be explained at the event and are also included at the link below. Children participating must be able to accept guidance, follow directions, be good sports and be team players (have a good attitude, no bad language, players must return to their base to respawn when tagged). WARN YOUR KIDS, PLAYERS WHO DON'T FOLLOW THE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO SIT OUT. Responsible adults are asked to keep an eye on their players to help keep them on track.
MODDERS: We have a soft cap of 150 FPS. We have small kids, don't hurt them. Use good judgment and bring several blasters so you can switch if I ask you to.
Parents: Consider your children and their tolerance for being hit with darts. Welts, while rare, can happen, so make your decision to attend and play accordingly.
Bring WATER and a SNACK for your child, nerfing is hard work! Hats, sunscreen, etc. also recommended. At all locations, there is a bathroom and playground (for younger siblings). HEAVY RAIN WILL CANCEL THE EVENT. You will receive a notice via email in advance in the event of cancellation as long as you RSVP'd via Evite.