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2019 Funshops

Funshops are workshops with an emphasis on FUN!

Minecraft funshops
Minecraft funshops

What is a funshop?

  • Do you have a hobby or something you are passionate about that you are willing to share? It could be a game, a craft, a popular toy, or an idea.
  • Funshops are free to attend. Funshops typically last an hour, and they can be attended – and hosted – by anyone.
  • The host is responsible for any materials needed for the funshop, although some people request that participants bring items if they have them, such as materials for artist trading cards, at an ATC funshop.
  • Some examples of funshops include painted mandalas, shopkins, pokemon, Dr. Who, my little pony, Hamilton, minecraft, making a vision board, swing dancing…the list goes on and on!

 

Playground games funshop
Playground games funshop

 

UWG Funshops run daily throughout the conference, providing entertainment and learning opportunities for all ages. Presenters supply their own materials and facilitate their own funshops.  You may be required to bring items to participate in a funshop, please read the descriptions closely.

Have any questions or want to brainstorm? Email Jessie at funshops@unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com

Food funshops: we are unable to host any food related funshops.

AV Needs: We are unable to provide AV setup/access for any funshops. I can help brainstorm ways to include music, etc., if you need it (we love those portable speakers you hook up to your phone!).

Have questions? Email me! funshops[at]unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com

Note: times and locations may change.

Game rules will be located at the bottom of this page.

Please note: Participation in any event, funshop or activity at UWG is voluntary and entirely at your own risk. Participants acknowledge that the organizers of Unschoolers’ Waterpark Gathering and their agents will not be held liable for any injury, loss or damage arising from participating in this event.

You should understand that when participating in any physically active funshop, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you choose to participate, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Unschoolers’ Waterpark Gathering from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown.

 

2019 Funshops

Monday, May 20

Organized Zombie Tag
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
12:30-2pm [Ballrooms CDEF]
Players will be separated into two teams: the survivors and the infected. The infected players are trying to infect all the other players and finish off the rest of humanity. The survivors’ only goal is to survive. Are you fast enough to survive the zombies?

Everything Pokemon
Andrea Bikfalvy
2-3pm [Wisteria]
Bring your pokemon trading cards, figures, and gear to show off, battle with, or trade. Dress as your favorite pokemon or trainer. Share Pokemon GO tips and tricks and exchange trainer codes. Save some pokemon to trade for distance with other people from other places or bring some rare, regional, or shinies (we might be able to use the facebook group to exchange trainer codes before UWG if you want to become ultra/best friends before UWG to reduce the stardust cost).

We may do some pokemon trivia, crafts, or other games.

Apples to Apples
Sarah and Abigail Northam
2-3pm [Tamarind]
Join us to play the classic party game Apples to Apples.

Real-Life Super Smash Bros. Experience Funshop
Lucina
2:30-4:30 [Ballrooms CDEF]
The soon-to-be-famous real-life Smash event comes to UWG! Pick up, swing, and throw iconic weapons, make a transparent bubble shield pop up the moment you need it, and compete to hit the floating, moving Smash Ball first. A real Smash Bros. character will show you how! Unfortunately, we can’t bring our full-size, off-the-ground stage, but I suppose you could think of “UWG” as the stage…

We bring enough equipment for four people, and attendance may be high, so expect some waiting or to come back later. A doubles tournament is possible but early games will be FFA. Because starting weapons have to be shorter than other weapons available, we provide standardized weapons. You may also bring a foam weapon if it’s under two and a half feet total. Dressing as your favorite character, playable or not, is encouraged.

Warrior Cats
Viktor Pearl
3:30-4:30pm [Tamarind]
Warrior Cats is a fantasy book series by Erin Hunter, about clans of cats living in the wild. Come join the discussion, to learn about the series, or talk about your favorite books, characters, or Warrior Cats trivia, or pretty much anything related to Warrior Cats. You can bring favorite books to share; I will bring a few.

Dungeon Masters
Fred Kluth
4-5pm [Wisteria]
A ‘How to DM’ improv experience. Learn and test your Dungeon Master skills in this fast-paced interactive role-playing adventure for advanced D&D players who want to learn and practice how to run their own game.

Teen Speed Friending
Teen Advisory Board
4-5pm [Ballrooms AH]
Make new friends at this fast paced conversational game, where you have a few minutes to learn someone’s back story, favorite movies, or about their five adorable hedgehogs. New and old UWG attendees welcome!

Historical Conquest
Jason LaRoy
5-7pm [Tamarind]
In this funshop, we will be playing the card game Historical Conquest. In Historical Conquest, you take control of important historical figures, armies, and events and use them to battle your opponents. There will be a few extra decks available. Please bring your own starter pack, if possible. We will be giving away rare cards to all that attend. More information about the game and card packs are available at: https://www.historicalconquest.com/

Teen Icebreaker Games
Teen Advisory Board
5:30-630pm [Ballrooms AH]
Join us and get to know some of the other awesome teens here at UWG! We will be playing a variety of fun icebreaker games. Feel free to join in for some or all of them, or even just observe!

D&D
Jeff Vawter 6pm-Midnight [Acacia]
Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition PNP RPG.
Season 2 – Black Ice Mountain
A messenger arrives at the rainbow dragon inn. ” Heroes of the Sword Coast. We humbly beg for your assistance again. Caravans have gone missing on the northern trail to the Icewind Dale. Rumors abound that something sinister has taken over the pass near Black Ice Mountain. Orcs, Goblins, fiendish monsters, and even a Giant. Please, help…

Join us for season 2 of the original UWG D&D 5th edition campaign. Sign up for sessions is mandatory (Click Here to sign up) as we have limited space. If you are not signed up and there are no open slots, you will not be able to play.

We have a new beginner’s game on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. We will create characters and learn the rules on Tuesday, and go on a short adventure Wednesday. For our more experienced players, Monday through Wednesday 6pm-8pm and 8pm – Midnight. All players are invited to the final battle on Thursday 1pm-5pm. This year we will have awards & prizes at the end of the Thursday session.

Each day’s session will be the same adventure, so if there is a workshop at 8pm that you want to attend, just sign up for the earlier sessions and you won’t miss a thing. You may bring a homemade character of 7th-9th level, however I do reserve the right to nerf any magic items that will unbalance the game. I will have premade characters available. I will also have dice and pencils. I will provide miniatures, but you may bring your own mini, just make sure it is labeled with a small piece of tape at the bottom with your initials.

Minecraft Server Fun
Dante Camacho
6:30-8:30pm [Mangrove]
Come play on a Minecraft server that I am running! I have about 5 mini-games and we will have a lot of fun!! There are even Mystery Boxes!! Come have fun with other players in-game and even meet new people in real life! Minecrafters of ANY age are allowed to join. Participants MUST bring a laptop to connect to the server. NOTE: Mobile devices with Minecraft are NOT able to connect to the server.

All-Week Tag, For Ages 16+
The Sisters Crab
Monday 8:00-9:00pm Sign Up; 9:00-10:00pm Wristband Pick Up, South Foyer
Search for players around the conference center and tag them, but avoid getting tagged yourself. This is a continuous game of tag which will run throughout the duration of the conference. Sign ups are mandatory and will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 PM on Monday; return at 10:00 PM to get your wristband and meet your group. Further rules will be explained on site and at the bottom of this page under game rules.

Meet daily at 1pm in Guava for the game check-in. There’s also a surprise at the end of the week…

Werewolves Legacy
Max VerNooy and Sebastian Gregory
8:30-11:30pm [Tamarind]

In a Legacy board game, you will play multiple sessions of the game to progress through a campaign and story. Decisions you make during the game will change the story and rules of the game as it progresses. You might be familiar with this if you’ve played games like Pandemic Legacy or Gloomhaven.

What this means for Werewolves: We will be hosting 5 different sessions throughout the week. Each session will consist of 3 games, each lasting 45-60 minutes. Players must stay for all 3 games in a session, however they don’t have to play multiple sessions.

We have not played this before, but we think it will be very interesting and even more fun than normal werewolves! The only downside is that there is a maximum of 15 players for each session. We are not sure how many people will be interested, but we will try to fit in everyone that wants to play.

If you would like to participate you MUST sign up in advance. All you need to do is fill out the google form linked below. Based on the responses we get, we will let you know what sessions you will get to play in.

There is no age requirement, however you do need to be able to sit through and play all three games in a session. There will be short breaks between the three games.

You do NOT need to have played Werewolves before, but it is recommended you familiarize yourself with the basic rules of Werewolves. Though don’t spoil yourself with gameplay of Werewolf Legacy. There are supposed to be surprises! Here’s a video you can watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZDh_5m3Zc

Google form ———-> https://forms.gle/AZSgdp4tJM6vcGnt5

Teen Music Jam
Teen Advisory Board
9pm-midnight [Mangrove]
Chill with friends and other teens for a teen music jam. The room will have two areas. In one, we will have up to three songs to learn as a group, and either perform one at the Talent show, or keep to ourselves. On the other end of the room, we will just jam. Of course, you can always do your own thing and tune to your own rhythm.

Tuesday, May 21

Gelatin Plate Printing
Andrea Bikfalvy
11am-noon [Tamarind]
Come let your creativity flow. Learn the basics of gelatin plate printing and try it for yourself. I will bring some paints and paper and a few gelatin plates so people can try it. If you want to be able to make several prints, please make your own gelatin plate at home (it’s easy) and bring it along. You may also bring brayers, rubber stamps, stencils, interesting-shaped flat objects, leaves, onion bags, embroidery string, yarn, foam shapes, and other things to play with. Acrylic craft paint works just fine, so bring that along if you have some. You can also bring different types of paper or fabric to print on if you like (card stock, magazine pages, wrapping paper, whatever you want to try).

You probably won’t get paint on yourself if you are careful, but just in case, wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy/stained with paint or wear something protective (plastic poncho, garbage bag, paint shirt, apron, etc.) if you plan to try printing.

A gelatin plate can be made with just gelatin and water (kept in the fridge, it can be reused, remelted and reformed for quite a while). A more durable plate that can be kept at room temperature can be made with gelatin, water, and glycerine.

A pdf of instructions for both types can be viewed or downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/96jty0r2vv65o3g/GelatinPlate.pdf

Card/Party Games
Sami Vuksanovich
11am-1pm [Acacia]
Bring playing cards, party games, board games, and any kind of social games. You can play with a few people, or you can join any existing group. Games of all kinds are welcome; Varying card games, party games, board games, hand clap games, any game that involves multiple people. The only games we will not allow are mature games, like Cards Against Humanity, since this funshop is open to any and all ages.

Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag
Teen Advisory Board
Tweens and under 11:30-12:25; Teens 12:30-1:30 [Ballrooms ABGH]
Come play the exciting game of Capture the Flag…but in the dark!

Beginner’s D&D for Kids ages 6-9
Vivian Kluth
12:30-2pm [Tamarind]
Come join this funshop to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons with other first time players. Vivian Kluth will Dungeon Master an intro level game for kids age 6-9yrs who have never played before and who are curious about the greatest game on earth. Parents participation is required where reading and moral support are needed. Viv’s father Fred Kluth will also be available to help facilitate and answer questions about his D&D experience.

Tuesday Check In for All-Week Tag, For Ages 16+
The Sisters Crab
1pm [Guava]
Tag Check In.

D&D
Jeff Vawter 4pm-Midnight [Acacia]
Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition PNP RPG.
Season 2 – Black Ice Mountain
A messenger arrives at the rainbow dragon inn. ” Heroes of the Sword Coast. We humbly beg for your assistance again. Caravans have gone missing on the northern trail to the Icewind Dale. Rumors abound that something sinister has taken over the pass near Black Ice Mountain. Orcs, Goblins, fiendish monsters, and even a Giant. Please, help…

Join us for season 2 of the original UWG D&D 5th edition campaign. Sign up for sessions is mandatory as we have limited space. If you are not signed up and there are no open slots you will not be able to play.

We have a new beginner’s game on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. We will create characters and learn the rules on Tuesday, and go on a short adventure Wednesday. For our more experienced players, Monday through Wednesday 6pm-8pm and 8pm – Midnight. All players are invited to the final battle on Thursday 1pm-5pm. This year we will have awards & prizes at the end of the Thursday session.

Each day’s session will be the same adventure, so if there is a workshop at 8pm that you want to attend, just sign up for the earlier sessions and you won’t miss a thing. You may bring a homemade character of 7th-9th level, however I do reserve the right to nerf any magic items that will unbalance the game. I will have premade characters available. I will also have dice and pencils. I will provide miniatures, but you may bring your own mini, just make sure it is labeled with a small piece of tape at the bottom with your initials.

Nightmare
Sarah and Hannah Northam
5:30-7:30pm [Tamarind]
Join us for this fun and scary horror role playing/story telling session.

Swing Dance
Alissa Stumpf
5:30-6:30pm [Ballrooms AH]
I will provide a variety of music we will swing dance to. All skill levels are welcome. All ages are welcome, however, young children will need supervision (I do not provide that.) There will be people there to help teach beginning swing and space available to dance and teach one another more advanced swing moves.

Acroyoga
Bret Almoney
5:30-6:30pm [Ballrooms BG]
Acro yoga is a combination of acrobatics, yoga, and Thai massage. Bring a friend or come alone and meet new people. Learn to fly in a safe supportive community. Everyone will base, fly, and spot. If you can walk up stairs, you can pick someone up with your feet. There will be a lot of instruction during this active funshop. This is a building process, it is recommended to arrive near the beginning of the funshop. Adults and kids 15 and up.

Folk Dancing
Marti Horein
7-8:30pm [Ballrooms AH]
Come join in for a variety of line dances.

Werewolves Legacy
Max VerNooy and Sebastian Gregory
8:30-11:30pm [Tamarind]
Your town has become infested with werewolves! Villagers must work together to find and eliminate the werewolves. In the Legacy version of the game, the rules of the game and the characters available will change as you progress through the story! Werewolves is an easy-to-learn and social card game played with a large group of people. Be prepared to lie, persuade, and laugh with your fellow villagers. To attend, you MUST sign up in advance. Check the google form for more info: https://forms.gle/AZSgdp4tJM6vcGnt5

Teen Dance
Teen Advisory Board
10pm-midnight [Ballrooms AH]
Come hang out at the Teen Dance! Come and dance, sing along to the music, and most importantly…HAVE FUN! This is also a great event to make new friends. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 22

Toy Trading and Show & Tell
Abby and Ashley Ostrander
10-11am [Tamarind]
Our funshop is intended for kids who enjoy toys like LPS (Littlest Pet Shop), MLP (My little pony), dolls, pokemon etc. We will be showing each other some of our favorites from our collections and maybe do some trading. Trading will include accessories that go with the toys as well. No one is required to trade with others. But you can if you like. Ashley will be more focused on the customization of barbie dolls. She will be demonstrating some of what she has learned and offering assistance and info for those interested in learning about customizing dolls.

UWG Book Club
Barb Splett
10-11am [Acacia]
This will be a book discussion, run like a book club meeting. We will be discussing The Stranger, by Albert Camus.

Dodgeball
Teen Advisory Board
10am-11am tweens and under, 11am-noon teens [Ballrooms ABGH]
Don’t dodge – come join in the fun and exciting game of dodgeball! All ages from 10am-11am, teens and up from 11am-12pm.

Gamemastery 101 – How to run your own RPG, build an adventure, and keep the players coming back
Jeff Vawter
10am-noon [Wisteria]
This is a funshop for older kids & adults that want to run Role-Playing games for their kids or friends. I will be teaching basic rules for common systems, how to go about building a one-shot adventure or a long form campaign, and tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years to make the game fun and to keep the kids coming back.

Rock Painting
Sophie LaRoy
11:30am-12:30pm [Tamarind]
Join us to paint some rocks. Feel free to hide them in your communities for others to find and re-hide, or just keep them for yourself. We will have paint markers available. We will bring a limited supply of pre-primed rocks to paint. Please bring your own rocks to decorate, too. The markers work a lot better on pre-primed rocks, so if you are bringing your own rocks, you might want to put a coat of light colored paint on them first. Kids 8 and under, please bring an adult to the funshop to help us contain the mess.

Cosplay Contest
Lillie Forteau
11:30am-2pm [Cypress]
Back by popular demand…Cosplay Day! Wonder Woman, Captain America, Sailor Moon, Han Solo, Moana, Sauron, Fluttershy – who do you cosplay? It’s always fun to see your favorite characters wandering around the halls of Kalahari – the more cosplayers, the better!

After a day of fun in your favorite cosplay costume, there will be an official costume contest. Participants must be registered to compete. No late entries.

Contest participation and judging will be broken up by age: 6 & under, 7-10, 11-14, 15+. Speak with Lillie during in person signup Monday night if you want to enter as a group.

All contestants will be judged by our lovely panel of passionate cosplayers, on such things as craftsmanship, creativity, entertain me (how you act in costume, do you talk like your character? do you walk like your character?), etc. You may be asked about your costume and character, so be ready!

Registration for the Costume Contest will be held online via google doc, which will close Tuesday at noon, and in person Monday evening from 8-8:30pm at a table in the lobby outside of the ballrooms, during the beginning of family fun night. Sign up before noon on May 21st here: https://goo.gl/forms/met4eAUUtJUHWrIF2

Certificates will be awarded for Best in show, Judges’ choice(s), Best Entertainment, Best costume by age categories, and Special Categories as needed (Fursuits, armor, etc.)

Floor is Lava
Sarah Northam
12-2pm [Ballrooms DE]
Let’s play The Floor is Lava. We’ll play several rounds with different obstacles and variations. Find the safe zones to survive. As the rounds progress, safe zones will be removed making it more difficult to escape the lava flow. Be sure to watch out for fire balls.

Lazer Tag
Ed Forteau
12:30-2pm [Ballrooms ABGH]
You’ll love this high-tech version of the all-time favorite game of tag. Specific NERF lazer guns are required to participate.
Rules for Lazer Tag located at the bottom of this page.

Skill Toys
Max VerNooy and Eric Viele
12:30-2pm [Ballrooms CF]
Juggling, unicycles, stilts, and more, oh my! All skill levels are welcome. From masters of dexterity, to complete klutzes, just about anyone can learn to use skill toys with practice! Already have some skill toy skills? Come share and learn different tricks! Juggling balls and a few other skill toys will be provided.

Wednesday Check In for All-Week Tag, For Ages 16+
The Sisters Crab
1pm [Guava]
Tag Check In.

Chess
Phoenix Bugni
1-2pm [Acacia]
Playing chess in a chill environment. Anyone from beginner to advanced is welcome

D&D
Jeff Vawter 4pm-Midnight [Acacia]
Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition PNP RPG.
Season 2 – Black Ice Mountain
A messenger arrives at the rainbow dragon inn. ” Heroes of the Sword Coast. We humbly beg for your assistance again. Caravans have gone missing on the northern trail to the Icewind Dale. Rumors abound that something sinister has taken over the pass near Black Ice Mountain. Orcs, Goblins, fiendish monsters, and even a Giant. Please, help…

Join us for season 2 of the original UWG D&D 5th edition campaign. Sign up for sessions is mandatory as we have limited space. If you are not signed up and there are no open slots you will not be able to play.

We have a new beginners game on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. We will create characters and learn the rules on Tuesday, and go on a short adventure Wednesday. For our more experienced players, Monday through Wednesday 6pm-8pm and 8pm – Midnight. All players are invited to the final battle on Thursday 1pm-5pm. This year we will have awards & prizes at the end of the Thursday session.

Each day’s session will be the same adventure, so if there is a workshop at 8pm that you want to attend, just sign up for the earlier sessions and you won’t miss a thing. You may bring a homemade character of 7th-9th level, however I do reserve the right to nerf any magic items that will unbalance the game. I will have premade characters available. I will also have dice and pencils. I will provide miniatures, but you may bring your own mini, just make sure it is labeled with a small piece of tape at the bottom with your initials.

Magic the Gathering
Michael Aldrich
5:30-8pm [Tamarind]
Please join us for Magic the Gathering! All levels of players welcome, we will have a variety of decks for new players as well as instructions on how to play. If you’re a seasoned player please bring your own deck, any format, if you can!

Girls

Kids’ Self Defense (ages 10+)
Penelope Hoolihan
7-8pm [Ballrooms CF]
More kids need to know how to defend themselves. I am an orange belt in karate, and will share some important self-defense techniques. I will be teaching simple things like how to escape grabs and be more aware of your surroundings.

Mini-hockey
Daniel Murgic
8-9pm [Ballrooms AH]
We will bring mini hockey net and mini hockey sticks and play games. All ages welcome

Werewolves Legacy
Max VerNooy and Sebastian Gregory
8:30-11:30pm [Tamarind]
Your town has become infested with werewolves! Villagers must work together to find and eliminate the werewolves. In the Legacy version of the game, the rules of the game and the characters available will change as you progress through the story! Werewolves is an easy-to-learn and social card game played with a large group of people. Be prepared to lie, persuade, and laugh with your fellow villagers. To attend, you MUST sign up in advance. Check the google form for more info: https://forms.gle/AZSgdp4tJM6vcGnt5

Thursday, May 23

NERF
The Hodgson Family
10am-1pm [Ballrooms BCDEFG]
Please join us for a Nerf Blaster Funshop! We will be playing family friendly games like Capture the Flag and Last One Standing, where everyone will shoot and be shot. Bring your favorite LABELED blaster(s). Safety glasses are required by all participants. A limited number of safety glasses will be available for sale at the conference. All participants are expected to have a red AND a blue shirt for team assignments. All ammo will be supplied by the host. NO ammo will leave the playing area.
Setup 9-10am, cleanup 1-2pm
Rules located at the bottom of this page.

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Anne Murgic
10-11am [Tamarind]
Let’s talk about Drag race: what are your favorite seasons, winners, drag queens, runway looks, favorite episodes, least favorite drag queens, best drag queens, and more.

Cubing
Viktor Pearl
10-11am [Acacia]
Hungarian architect Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s cube in 1974. It was first produced in Hungary in 1977, and it saw a worldwide release in 1980. Since then, the cube and similar twisty puzzles have perplexed and befuddled millions of people all over the world.

Speedcubing (solving the cube as quickly as you can) is growing in popularity. The world record for solving the 3×3 cube is 3.47 seconds, but competitions also include many other shapes, sizes, and categories. In fact, there is probably even a competition going on right now!

Come and join in the fun! You can learn how to solve a cube, or bring your favorite puzzles to share. I will bring my collection, and maybe we can even have a friendly competition.

Acting Games
Emily Stumpf
10am-noon [Ballrooms AH]
Come enjoy meeting new people and breaking the ice with acting games. All ages and levels of drama experience are welcome. Parents can come and help with little ones and/or participate in the games.

Lego Building
Cobin Bugni
11:30am-12:30pm [Acacia]
Do you enjoy legos? Then come over and build a lego city with us! I will be providing legos for the funshop.

Thursday Check In for All-Week Tag, For Ages 16+
The Sisters Crab
1pm [Guava]
Tag Check In.

Scavenger Hunt
Teen Advisory Board
1-2pm [Tamarind]
All ages. Teams of four will race through the Kalahari (the hotel, not the desert) to complete their lists. Will your team have what it takes to win a prize?

Teen Round Table
Keagan Dow
1-2pm [Wisteria]
Let’s talk! Meet new friends and find common interests. Each table will have a subject as a starting topic of conversation, but it’s up to you to keep that conversation going.

D&D
Jeff Vawter
1-6pm [Acacia]
Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition PNP RPG.
Season 2 – Black Ice Mountain
A messenger arrives at the rainbow dragon inn. ” Heroes of the Sword Coast. We humbly beg for your assistance again. Caravans have gone missing on the northern trail to the Icewind Dale. Rumors abound that something sinister has taken over the pass near Black Ice Mountain. Orcs, Goblins, fiendish monsters, and even a Giant. Please, help…

Join us for season 2 of the original UWG D&D 5th edition campaign. Sign up for sessions is mandatory as we have limited space. If you are not signed up and there are no open slots you will not be able to play.

We have a new beginner’s game on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. We will create characters and learn the rules on Tuesday, and go on a short adventure Wednesday. For our more experienced players, Monday through Wednesday 6pm-8pm and 8pm – Midnight. All players are invited to the final battle on Thursday 1pm-5pm. This year we will have awards & prizes at the end of the Thursday session.

Each day’s session will be the same adventure, so if there is a workshop at 8pm that you want to attend, just sign up for the earlier sessions and you won’t miss a thing. You may bring a homemade character of 7th-9th level, however I do reserve the right to nerf any magic items that will unbalance the game. I will have premade characters available. I will also have dice and pencils. I will provide miniatures, but you may bring your own mini, just make sure it is labeled with a small piece of tape at the bottom with your initials.

Boffer
Jen VerNooy
5:30-6:30 under 12 years old; 6:30-7:30 ages 12+ [Ballrooms ABGH]
This is the foam sword version of the nerf war. We will have duels, capture the flag, hidden king and other games. We will bring some spare weapons, but if possible please bring your own (or buy one at the marketplace). Full directions and information at the bottom of this page. Eye protection is required.

Line Dancing
Jennel Benson
5:30-6:30 pm [Ballrooms CDEF]
Come for a variety of line dances.

Werewolves Legacy
Max VerNooy and Sebastian Gregory
6-8:30pm [Tamarind]
8:30-11pm [Tamarind]
Your town has become infested with werewolves! Villagers must work together to find and eliminate the werewolves. In the Legacy version of the game, the rules of the game and the characters available will change as you progress through the story! Werewolves is an easy-to-learn and social card game played with a large group of people. Be prepared to lie, persuade, and laugh with your fellow villagers. To attend, you MUST sign up in advance. Check the google form for more info: https://forms.gle/AZSgdp4tJM6vcGnt5

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Game Rules

Monday: Zombie Tag

Zombies must walk. They are not allowed to run, jump, lunge, speed walk, skip, etc. Zombies should be moving much slower than if they were allowed to run.

To keep the game moving, if there is ever a disagreement about whether or not a player was tagged, then they are tagged.

If someone asks if you are a Zombie or Survivor, you must answer truthfully, either verbally or with your thumb. Thumbs up means survivor, thumbs down means zombie.

If you take a break from the game, immediately leave the playing area. If you return or join a game in the middle you will be a zombie. Before you join, you must announce to everyone nearby that you are joining, and then wait 10 seconds.

No climbing over or crawling under tables.

Any issues that come up during the game should be brought to the attention of a referee.

Monday: All-Week Tag

Off Limits (“*” items are first-time dischargeable offences)

  • Shoving, pushing, slapping, grabbing, or using whatever item is on hand when tagging *
  • Heads, faces, necks, thighs, or chest for tagging area *
  • Restraining or tripping player so they can be tagged *
  • Verbally abusing tagger *
  • Tagging in waterpark, workshops, hotel rooms/lobby/hallways/, bathrooms/locker rooms, arcade
  • Tag backs
  • Hiding or removing band to intentionally feign safety
  • Tagging players with different color bands/tagging between groups
  • Teasing at safe spaces
  • Using players or non-players as human shields

On Limits

  • Tagging in conference area
  • Light tapping or strong grip for tagging
  • Back, arms, and from knees down for tagging area
  • Disguises, hiding, and tricking
  • Tagger enlisting 2 players to corral specific target

Notes

We might lower our minimum age of 16 in the future, depending on interest.

All players wear a wristband for identification and those of us with terrible memories.

There is an optional short daily meeting for questions, concerns, and suggestions. If at any point you are done playing, please wait until a meeting to let us know, so your group can see who is left. Once you leave, you’re done and you cannot aid players in any way.

Be very aware of other people if you’re flying down the conference after that one elusive player. We have a strong emphasis on player/non-player safety at all times, and consideration for the conference, attendees, hotel, and hotel guests itself.

We have taken a lot of preventative measures. Our main concerns are safety and keeping the game as fun as it was meant to be. The game coordinators will definitely be playing as well. We are not missing this. Thanks for playing, and we hope you have fun!

Tuesday: Glow In The Dark Capture The Flag

To tag someone, you must touch them with at least one hand while at least one part of their body is on your side of the room. If you are tagged, you must walk directly to the other team’s jail. While walking to jail, you cannot tag someone, get in someone’s way, pick up or move a flag, or be freed from jail. If you are holding a flag when you are tagged, you must immediately set it down where you were tagged. No throwing the flag.

When you tag your opponent’s jail or anyone inside of it, everyone inside of it is immediately free and must leave the jail. You and everyone who was just freed can be immediately tagged and sent back to jail, but cannot go back to tag the jail until after they have made it back to their side of the room.

If there is a flag on your side not in the flag zone, you should pick it up and put it in your flag zone.

Players cannot be within their own flag zone, or within 10 feet of their own jail, unless a free opponent is also in those boundaries.

If you take a break from the game, you should immediately leave the playing area. If you join, or return in the middle of a game, you must start on your side of the room, and must announce to everyone nearby that you’re joining, and then wait 10 seconds.

If you were in jail when you took a break from the game, you must start in jail if you want to return. You still have to announce to everyone nearby that you’re rejoining, and then wait 10 seconds.

Because this game is played in the dark, there is some danger of someone getting hurt. Please play at your own risk, and be careful of other players and objects. It is also important that you are respectful of everyone’s personal space. Dangerous or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. All players should keep their glow sticks on and in view at all times.

Any issues that come up during the game should be brought to the attention of a referee.

If there is ever an emergency, you should immediately stop where you are and shout “lights on.” If you hear someone else shouting “lights on,” you should immediately stop and repeat “lights on.” The game will resume when the emergency has been dealt with and all players are ready.

Wednesday: Dodgeball

The goal of the game is to throw the dodgeballs to hit the enemy team, and of course dodge anything coming your way!

When throwing a ball:
-If it hits an enemy player they are out.
-If it hits the floor it is no longer considered thrown, and cannot get anyone out.
-If an enemy player catches it, you are out. PLUS the enemy team can bring back one of their members that was out.
-If it hits a teammate, nothing happens! (Other than annoying your team…)

Some other rules to keep in mind:
-You must stay inside of your play area. You may never cross the line into the opponent’s play area.
-Eliminated players line up in the order they got out. When someone catches a ball, the player on their team that was eliminated earliest comes back in.
-Try to avoid hitting people in the face/head, especially when close up.
-Listen to all calls made by refs.

Wednesday: Lazer Tag

No physical contact between players. Players are meant to shoot other players from different teams, but do not physically touch each other. This is to avoid injuries; physically stronger players do not have an advantage. There will be a line in the middle of the floor. Teams do not cross the line.

Players aim and shoot at the laser taggers carried by opponents.

Please bring your Nerf/Hasbro lazer taggers – we do not have extras.

If you don’t own a tagger, they can be purchased inexpensively at Amazon or Ebay. You can only buy them in a two-pack. They take 6 AA batteries. Older NERF Taggers are spotty – some of them work, and some of them don’t.

Here is the best deal on new Nerf Lazer Taggers…
https://www.amazon.com/Nerf-Lazer-Phoenix-Tagger-2-Pack/dp/B00DW1JT2O/

You can buy used taggers at a lower price on Ebay.

You can read past discussions here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/uwginfo/permalink/10153632679186847/?hc_location=ufi

Wednesday: Foam Sword Fighting

This is the foam sword version of the nerf war. We will have duels, capture the flag, hidden king, and other games.

Please bring your own foam sword (or buy one at the marketplace or from me before the event).

REQUIREMENTS

You must bring:
A weapon that obeys the safety rules. (I will be selling some before the event, or you can buy one elsewhere or make your own.) The ends must be at least 2.5 inches wide, which makes them safe for eye sockets (although no one is supposed to hit the head). Eye protection.
Red and blue shirts (for teams).
Parents are responsible for monitoring their own children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TARGET AREAS
Yellow areas are not valid targets, and purposely hitting them will result in disqualification.
Purple areas are not valid targets.
If you are hit in a green area, you lose that limb.
If you are hit in the arm, put it behind your back.
If you are hit in the leg, pull it up and hop, or kneel down and crawl.
If you are hit in both legs, lie down.
If you are hit in a red area, or you are hit on two different limbs, you are dead.

 

 

 

SAFETY
All weapons used must have at least 1” of padding on striking surfaces (red areas), at least 0.5” of padding on flats (blue areas), at least 2” of padding on tips (green areas), and at least 0.5” of padding on pommels (yellow areas).

Shields must have at least 2” of padding on the front, as well as 1/2″ of padding around the edges.

Arrows, Nerf darts, and other projectiles are not allowed.

All weapons and shields used must be approved by a moderator.

Eye protection is required.

As this is a full-contact funshop, there is some small risk of someone getting hurt.

Please control your attacks. A tap counts just as much as a strong hit.

Play at your own risk, and be careful of other players and objects.

Dangerous or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

GENERAL GAMEPLAY

There will be two funshops, one for under 12 years old and one for 12+.

Please be responsible and admit when you are hit.

You may not obstruct players, attack or defend players, or hold objectives while respawning.

GAME TYPES

Free-for-all: Everyone vs. everyone. Last person left alive wins.
Team Deathmatch: Last team left alive wins.
Capture the Flag: 2 teams. 30 second respawns. The first team to bring the opponent’s flag to their base wins.
Kill the King: One person on each team is designated as the “king.” 30 second respawns. When a team’s king is killed, that team loses.

Thursday: NERF

What to Bring:
SAFETY GLASSES – Without them you will not be permitted to play. We will have safety glasses for sale at the event.
LABELED NERF BLASTERS – Weaponry must be labeled in case it is lost or misplaced. Modifications are permitted, however all blasters must have an orange barrel tip.
RED and/or BLUE T-SHIRT – For team identification purposes.
What Not to Bring:
DARTS – We will be providing all darts. Any darts brought to the event will be considered a donation.
FOAM SWORDS – Or other melee weaponry is not permitted.
NON STANDARD BLASTERS – We only provide standard(micro) darts, anything that fires mega darts, disks, arrows, balls, rockets, etc… Is not advised as you will have no ammo to use.

 

Questions? Email Jessie at funshops[at]unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com