What is a Scenario/Big Game?
A Scenario game is not your typical paintball game… Think of it as a capture the flag game on steroids. Scenarios come in all shapes and sizes…. From small 500 player Western theme games all the way to the massive 4000 player World War 2 themed games.
Pretty much the game entails a story line. The Evil Germans bent on world domination and the Allies must stop them! That sort of thing
How is a Scenario Game played?
The basic rules of paintball still apply during Scenario Play. Instead of capture the flag or elimination, you play for points. You can be assigned missions to carry out. For example, your group must attack and hold a specific location on the field for a certain amount of time. Complete the mission and you receive points.
There are also props on the field. See a gold cup? A pony? A Treasure Chest? Pick it up and bring it to you Generals. They may be worth points!
Yes! Just about every scenario game has 2 generals… one for each team. They are the commanders for the game and direct troop movement. They also hand out missions for the points you do much desire.
How long does the game last?
Scenario game length varies. You can find scenario games all over ranging from 8hr, 12 hr, 24hr, and even 48hr games. Games that run into the middle of the night will sometimes be played straight through but the majority of games will break after 11:00PM and resume games around 8:00AM to let the players rest up.
How much will it cost?
Costs vary on the game. Average Scenario game fees will run anywhere from $25 to $100… even $250. Most fields include air with the entry fee but others normally charge around $10.00 for an all day air pass.
How much paint should I buy?
The also varies. The average player participating in a 24 hr game will shoot 1 – 2 cases of paintballs. It all depends on how itchy your trigger finger is.
For the overnight games can I camp out?
That is to the discretion of the field owners and game producers. More than likely it is encouraged to camp out at the fields and is highly recommended!
So I registered and they gave me a bunch of stuff… what is it?
Normally when you register for the game the night before or day of, you will receive a packet with various documents. You will receive your game card, field map, air pass, and game rules. Keep all of these items in your possession at all times. You might even receive a raffle ticket! Hang on to that… most games hold a small Awards Ceremony and Prize Giveaway at the conclusion of the game.
Can I use a smoke bomb?
Yes and No. That is up to the field you are playing at. Most fields allow the use of COLD BURNING
Smoke Grenades BUT USE COMMON SENSE!!!!
I say this because if you are at a field and it's blatantly dry outside and it's 100 degrees and you decide to throw a smoke... Call the fire department.... Cold Burning Smoke will still heat up.
Remember Common Sense? It means don't throw 10 smoke grenades into a small 10x10 hut to "Smoke Players Out" Nothing in the rules says you can't do that but if you do... you're just being an A-Hole....
Remember the two magical words when using Smoke Grenades! C'mon.. everybody say it with me....
COMMON - SENSE
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