GOOD LUCK, LOU! TO THE NDTL!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Gallery from Halloween Dartapalooza!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

video 

In a video provided directly by Nerf (http://facebook.com/nerfnation) - a pair Nerf team members, Brian Jablonski (Nerf Design Leader) and Mark Ritchie (Nerf Brand Leader), take some user-submitted questions from the Nerf facebook page and answer them!  Recorded at the #NerfVortexNYC party a few weeks ago. (search twitter for more info on the event!)

Thanks Nerf for providing the video!

-VasTheStampede!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011




Check out this vid from the Chicagoland Dart Tag Society - edited by IttyBittyPond!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dart-a-Palooza Chicago #5

When: SUNDAY August 28, 2011 10:00am - 4:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Let's let the whole nation know where Nerfing is at!

http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/hummer616/Battlefield%20pics/Untitled-2.jpg

Rules:
- Don't be a Jerk or Camper (I'm looking at you Soxfan...)
- Stock Ammo Only
- Melee Weapons are banned
- No Shields larger than 8" diameter (Shields are subject to event host approval)
- A "Hit" is defined by the projectile coming to a complete stop and dropping to the ground. Ricochets, grazes, bank shots, etc., do not count. Hits on clothing count as hits.
- Event host has final word on game rulings, bans, etc.

Here's what to bring:
- Nerf Blasters and backups in case of breakage
- Eye Protection, or else you won't be able to play
- Ammo, we've got an awesome communal box going
- Lunch and Drinks, it is hot outside and you need to stay hydrated

Banned Blasters:
All homemades are subject to approval and anything that launches smaller ammo than intended is banned, i.e. a big blast must shoot missiles, not darts

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dart-a-palooza!

Dart-A-Palooza Chicago #3
When: SUNDAY July 10, 2011 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453


http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/hummer616/Battlefield%20pics/Untitled-2.jpg?t=1311635404

(Hummer is the greatest Nerfer of all time)

Rules:
- Don't be a jerk
- Stock ammo only
- No Melee weapons bigger than 12" in length (outside of Hammertime-Zombie rounds)
- No shields greater than 8" diameter
- Hand-hand combat is frowned upon
-Hosts reserve the right to tell any attendees to leave or sit out a round if they deem that attendees' behavior is unacceptable

Here's what to bring:
- Nerf Blasters and backups in case of breakage
- Eye Protection, or else you won't be able to play
- Ammo, we've got an awesome communal box going
- Lunch and Drinks, Hydration is key! You don't want to have heat strokes like King Louie the 69th

Banned Guns:
Big Blasts, Singled Titans, if it's powerful enough to blow streamlines apart, don't bring it

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MANO 5 GALLERY!


Just some pics of the awesomeness and fun that happened this weekend. Enjoy!


AND - DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE NEXT UPCOMING DART-A-PALOOZA!

Dart-A-Palooza Chicago #3
When: SUNDAY July 10, 2011 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Let's let the whole nation know where Nerfing is at!


(Hummer made me a new pic!!!)

Rules:
- Don't be a douche
- Stock ammo only
- No Melee weapons bigger than 12" in length (outside of Zombie rounds)
- No shields greater than 8" diameter
- Hand-hand combat is frowned upon
-Hosts reserve the right to tell any attendees to leave or sit out a round if they deem that attendees' behavior is unacceptable

Here's what to bring:
- Nerf Blasters and backups in case of breakage
- Eye Protection, or else you won't be able to play
- Ammo, we've got an awesome communal box going
- Lunch and Drinks, We'll have 30 minutes for lunch and back to Nerf. If you're late, we're starting without you.

Banned Guns:
Big Blasts, Singled Titans, if it's powerful enough to blow streamlines apart, don't bring it

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dart-A-Palooza Chicago #3

[b]When:[/b] SUNDAY July 10, 2011 [b]10:00am - 4:00 pm[/b]

[b]Where: [/b] Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Let's let the whole nation know where Nerfing is at!

[img]http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv287/hummer616/Battlefield%20pics/Untitled-2.jpg[/img]
(Hummer made me a new pic!!!)

[u]Rules:[/u]
- Don't be a douche
- Stock ammo only
- No Melee weapons bigger than 12" in length (outside of Zombie rounds)
- No shields greater than 8" diameter

[u]Here's what to bring:[/u]
- Nerf Blasters and backups in case of breakage
- Eye Protection, or else you won't be able to play
- Ammo, we've got an awesome communal box going
- Lunch and Drinks, We'll have 30 minutes for lunch and back to Nerf. If you're late, we're starting without you.

[u]Banned Guns:[/u]
Big Blasts, Singled Titans, if it's powerful enough to blow streamlines apart, don't bring it

[u]Who's Attending:[/u]
Snake51886 + 10

[u]Maybes:[/u]

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dart-A-Palooza #2

Hey guys, here is our next war...

When: Sunday June 26, 2011

Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453



Rules:
- Don't be a Jerk
- Stock Ammo Only
- No dangerous/unpadded melee weapons, and watch the size of those shields...

What to Bring:
- Nerf (and other brand) foam blasters
- EYE PROTECTION
- Lunch (foodstuffs)

It's the same as always! If anybody has any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment! I'll be sure to get back to you!

**To everyone, our group is run with next to no money, if you want to help us out, feel free to donate anything, from food, to darts, to Nerf (or other brand) foam shooting products. We can use it all Thanks!**

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dart-a-palooza Chicago #1

Hey guys, here is our next war...

When: Sunday June 12, 2011

Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453



Rules:
- Don't be a Jerk
- Stock Ammo Only
- No dangerous/unpadded melee weapons, and watch the size of those shields...

What to Bring:
- Nerf (and other brand) foam blasters
- EYE PROTECTION
- Lunch (foodstuffs)

It's the same as always! If anybody has any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment! I'll be sure to get back to you!

**To everyone, our group is run with next to no money, if you want to help us out, feel free to donate anything, from food, to darts, to Nerf (or other brand) foam shooting products. We can use it all Thanks!**

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NERF VORTEX VIDEOS - Xposted from FFA!



Heads up! The Nerf Facebook page has released a third video, and this time it clearly the depicts the Vortex blasters in all their resplendent youtube glory.

The names are official - Proton, Vigilon, Praxis, and Nitron - nothing new there. The video gives a 360 of each blaster though, and I am particularly intrigued at the way the muzzles look to accomodate the new disc ammo. Below are some screen shots:

Aw Yeah, the Family Portrait!



The blaster with the internal clip - the Vigilon! Looks to me the size will be pretty close to a recon.





Self-explanatory! Man, look at the size of that magazine.




The blaster we saw in the first video - The Praxis! Oddly enough, no magazine is pictured with it. Pump-action, and judging from that first video pretty awesome range.






The Proton, the pistol entry of the line. As shown in another preview video, this blaster has a slide that pulls out, providing the spot where the disc loads and primes the blaster.






Huzzah! Now, to get to 09/10/11!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CLDTS Presents: May Cr0wning (Our Next war)

Hey guys, here is our next war...

When: Sunday May 15, 2011

Where: Centennial Park
9400 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453



Rules:
- Don't be a Jerk
- Stock Ammo Only
- No dangerous/unpadded melee weapons, and watch the size of those shields...

What to Bring:
- Nerf (and other brand) foam blasters
- EYE PROTECTION
- Lunch (foodstuffs)

**To everyone, our group is run with next to no money, if you want to help us out, feel free to donate anything, from food, to darts, to Nerf (or other brand) foam shooting products. We can use it all Thanks!**

Can't wait to see everyone there! And on a personal note...this is my birthday war yo! Bring me presents!!! haha

Monday, April 25, 2011

Latest event! Gettin' out in the IL cold!

From CLDTS_04/17/11


Just another day in the park for the CLDTS!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Here it is! The NERF VORTEX

First look at the new line of the Nerf Vortex blasters!



Yup, the range looked pretty freaking ridiculous. More coming soon at: http://www.facebook.com/NerfNation Check the Nerf Vortex tab!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NERF VORTEX: THE BIG REVEAL- ONLY ON FACEBOOK!

THE REVEAL OF THE NERF VORTEX LINE IS COMING... TO FACEBOOK.

The grand reveal of the Nerf "Vortex" line (not even shown at Toy Fair)is going to be revealed for a little while on the Nerf Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/NerfNation

Videos, pics, and more!

WHEN: APRIL 11th. Just enough time to get us ready to "Gear up" and keep waiting for the latest in Nerf material.

Remember, hit up Facebook, find the Nerf Facebook page, and then hit that "Like" button. Tune in April 11th, and the new Vortex info should be there! Woo!

Personally? I'm inviting everyone :)

Monday, February 28, 2011

St Bede Nerf Outing #2 Recap and Pictures!

Hey guys, Snake here,

What an amazing outing this past weekend! This was an amazing event with nearly 50 people total Nerfing at one time! First I'd like to extend a big thank you from all of us here at the Chicagoland Dart Tag League to the people of St. Bede Chicago, especially Mr. Guerin and Mrs. Edwards.

Without your help and assistance this event would not have happened. More recapping to come, but first PICTURES!!!




- Raising over $200 to benefit the Needy Family Fund of St. Bede Chicago
- Great to see yet more new faces and a great mix of boys and girls!
- Using the gym to its full potential this time with an excess of cover
- Capture the flag, Royal Rumble and many other gametypes
- Watching the boys vs the girls, and the girls winning both times!
- Seeing all 40 St. Bede participants vs the 8 CLDTS crew...Both side won once. Next time we'll settle it :)

If you have any questions on future outings, or would like to have the CLDTS come to your event please email me at Snake.cldts@gmail.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Toy Fair NYC 2011!

Hey guys, Snake here,

Just wanted to let everyone know all the latest happenings with Nerf! They're unveiling the New Dart Tag Line for 2011. Our own VasTheStampede will be there to give us all up to the date information!

Stay tuned here and at Foam From Above
http://foamfromabove.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 31, 2011

St. Bede Nerf Outing #1

Let me start the recapping by saying a massive thanks again to all the good folks at St. Bede the Venerable School. Specifically to Mr. Guerin, Mrs. Edwards, and the Schmidt Brothers for enabling and helping us here at the CLDTS to put on this event. Total there were 37 Attendees, which is the largest Chicago-area Nerf Outing EVER!

Here are the pictures:
SBV1

Just click the group shot to go to the album

Some of the highlights from the outing:
- Great to see all the new people getting out there and Nerfing
- Using the gym mats and pads to safely make some awesome cover
- The truly epic rounds of Capture the Flag
- Getting the "Defend the Fort" gametype to work! :)
- Watching over 1000 darts fly during the various rounds

I'd love to hear what everyone who attended thought of the outing! Feel free to post in the comments. If you are having trouble getting any of the pics, or have any questions feel free to email me at: Snake.cldts@gmail.com

Awesome War!

Hey guys, Snake here.

Awesome Outing on Saturday. Big thanks to St. Bede, their principal and head of athletics, the basketball coaches who helped out and all the attendees! Without everyone helping out we couldn't have made it happen!

I'm going through the pics at the moment and they'll be up tonight tomorrow! Stay tuned!

**Feel free to post your post-war thoughts on the outing!**

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rules!

Hey guys, Snake here. This post is to offically publish all of our rules and what you need to bring to any of our events. Rules: - Bring a good attitude - Eye Protection must be worn at all times - No homemade blasters or darts - Breaking any rules gets you a trip to the Penalty Box - DO NOT bring any darts, we will provide official Nerf brand darts What to Bring: - Nerf, BuzzBee, Lanard, Airzone, or other brand foam blaster - Eye Protection (Nerf brand vision gear are ideal) - A healthy snack or lunch (depending on the time of day) - Gym shoes and athletic wear (Nerfing is a very physical activity!) Indoor Specific Rules: - No Melee Weapons or Shields (Swords, Axes, Maces, etc) Gametypes are game specific rules are explained before every round.

Huge News! Indoor Outings Galore!!!

Hey guys, Snake here!

Man the winter has been cold and long, and without Nerf...UNTIL NOW!

Here at the CLDTS we've teamed up with a local school to put on a large scale indoor outing. On January 29 the event will take place. Our official rules will be posted here as well as any other information you guys will need. Feel free to email/comment with questions or concerns.

Pics and reports from the event will follow!