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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:35 
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Ice-skating laser tag bowls arguement

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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:42 
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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 
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Oh man, I love Who's Line is it Anyway?


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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 
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Right, more details.

I had been a regular at my local ice-skating venue since the 90s, except this venue was more like a laser tag warehouse. It was setup in a capture the flag configuration, with three bases and instead of flags there was an area with 25 bowling pins, each 2 meters tall).

The arena was over multiple levels, with ice coated surfaces mixed in with walls, steps, slopes etc. Each contestant had a special suit with built in laser, skates and backpack. The laser had three buttons, one to fire it, one to retract/deploy the blade on the skates, so you could easily traverse icy and non icy terrain. The third button controlled what was in the backpack. A bowling ball that acted like Mjolnir or the disc in Tron in that if you threw the ball, when you pressed the button it would return to you.

The basic premise of the game was that you would shoot people, this would charge up your ball, which you would then use to knock over the pins. The team with the most pins standing at the end of a game wins.

So, this was a massive fad in the 90s, really popular, but now had declined, so that only a dedicated hardcore still went, but it had become more of a social thing, people went to hang out and chill, catch up with each other, and certain rooms had been setup with unofficial side games where quirks of the game had been exploited so that if rival teams cooperated then you could build things with the balls. (Unfortunately I can't remember what).

Recently a newer faction had started coming to the venue, playing the game like the old style, not respecting the unwritten rules. I had a confrontation with two of them, complained to the admin about them, but they couldn't do anything because the rules were unofficial. So I found a spot a knew about where I couldn't be shot, but could easily shoot into their base, and just kept on shooting the two players, effectively ruining the game for them and their team.

They complained about me, and it was initially upheld as I was targeting them it was seen as bullying, so I was suspended, so I appealed and in an open room confronted them. They wouldn't see Spence, so I decided to leave, thinking it was late, I realised it was actually 7:15 in the morning. Panicking I went to claim my shoes but someone had stollen them and I had to walk home in my socks.

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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:30 
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DavPaz wrote:
Malc wrote:
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Oh man, I love Who's Line is it Anyway?


Me too! The American version is still going and is really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Dreams and nightmares
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 
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The UK version is still going, but only in theatres, and only occasionally.

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