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Scenario Shenanigans: The Series “Let’s Just Make The Teams Fair”

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Scenario Shenanigans: The Series

“Let’s Just Make The Teams Fair”

 

“Let’s just make the teams fair” is a common statement some promoters will use to adjust the teams to make the teams “Fair”. Some will also use this to shift the games to help a certain side win, as I’ve noticed in the past. While I agree the teams should be fair, I don’t agree with the way they determine who will make the switch. Some games offer the option for teams to make the switch prior to them selecting but there is always those teams or individuals they plan to move regardless.

One scenario event in particular, the sides were close. But they “chose” to move a few key players we had spent months recruiting “to make it fair”, they said. The disturbing part is it didn’t seem to matter to them that they registered under our team name as we recruited them. So my question for the generals is why waste your time recruiting when they can just take any part of your team at any given time?

The generals for the sides are chosen well in advance so they can start their recruiting prior to the game. The recruiting process is interesting for sure, as we generally get multiple attempts to recruit our team personally but it all boils down to us agreeing on what side to take based on the general. Or, we consult a few different teams we have alliances with. In past scenario games, we’ve chosen to go against teams we know based on our opinion of a general and their beliefs, or even based on which side the general will be playing from.

In the end we all are out to have a good time and winning is the ultimate goal. The player shifts and last minute changes to keep the game fair can be legitimate but are also tactics to swing the game to keep some individuals coming back to spend their money. I’ve seen these games played first hand and it’s sad that some promoters will do that to keep their pockets lined with money. Either way, I still continue to play due to my love of the game and the friends (both old and new) that I share the field with.

Scenario Game Spotlight ” Dreaded Legends”

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Dreaded Legends

Florida Tracks and Trails

39450 Bermont Rd.

Punta Gorda, FL 33982

 

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Photo Credit: CPX Events

 

Sitting back looking at this years schedule, there are many scenario games to choose from. I have decided to highlight a game each month in a new series. For January, it is Dreaded Legends at Florida Tracks and Trails in Punta Gorda. This will be the first year for this event in Florida and CPX has partnered with Florida Tracks and Trails for this January 29th – 31st, 2016 game.

Florida Tracks and Trails opened Memorial Day weekend in 2015 and spans 80 acres. It is part of an 1,100 acre venue referred to as family recreation park and has an AMA motorcross track, 20 miles of ATV trails and a 12 acre beach. The beach boasts pure white sand, palm trees and crisp clear water.  While I have yet to personally explore this venue, from the sounds of it I’ll definitely enjoy it there and I look forward to going down for a day of paintball sometime.

 

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Photo Credit: CPX Events

 

Below is the event info for the weekend from their Facebook page. Please keep in mind that this schedule is subject to change at the producer’s discretion.

 

Thursday
Camping opens

Friday
11 am — Onsite reg opens
12 pm — Magfed games starts
4 pm — Commanders battle for side choice
6 pm — Sign up for Costume contest at near Tiki bar
7 pm — Costume contest with 1st place trophy

Saturday
Main game
7 am — Chrono and onsite reg opens
9 am — Players brief at proshop
10 am to 1 pm — Game on
1 pm to 2 pm — Lunch break
2pm-5pm — Game play resumes
5 pm Saturday game play ends
6 pm to 7 pm — Beer pong tourney sign up at Tiki bar
7 pm to ??? — Beer pong tourney and Night time fun at Tiki bar

Sunday.
7 am — Chrono and onsite reg opens
10am-2pm — Game on
2pm-230pm — Break to prep for Final battle
230pm-330pm — Final battle
4 pm — Awards

Schedule subject to change at producers discretion

For more details on the game, visit their website or their Facebook Page.