Nerf Des Plaines II – REVISITED (Illinois Tournament)

Nerf Tournament in Des Plaines, Illinois (thanks, Des Plaines Park District!)By: Vas The Stampede Last year, the Des Plaines Park District hosted a Nerf Tournament. Darts were fired, and fun was had. The fun was so plentiful they went for a second go recently as well! From the looks of it, there were about 30Continue reading “Nerf Des Plaines II – REVISITED (Illinois Tournament)”

Chicago Toy And Game Fair 2013, the pics!

Back the weekened before Thanksgiving, the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTag) rocked the city with a weekend of toys, games, gift ideas, innovation, invention, and creativity.  This year was no exception with a bigger feeling to it, and some of the best brands I’ve come to know and enjoy seeing year after year.  Razor,Continue reading “Chicago Toy And Game Fair 2013, the pics!”

F2A Review: JT Splatmaster z300

JT Splatmaster z300 Sniper You know the drill. First, a little more about what JT Splatmaster is about, what the JT First Shot Challenge is, and where Splatmaster is going next, thanks to Rich Telford (XSV Paintball), commissioner of the JT First Shot Challenge, Pro Paintball player (for 20 years now), and overall cool guy:Continue reading “F2A Review: JT Splatmaster z300”

Fish Out of Water – Playing in Living Legends 6 [paintball]

First, let’s get some pertinent links out of the way: CPX PaintballLiving Legends of Paintball Viper Paintball Scenarios A favorite saying I have is that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  Having played Nerf so much, I also try to keep an open mind about the other Ways to Play out there,Continue reading “Fish Out of Water – Playing in Living Legends 6 [paintball]”

Announced: JT Splatmaster Tournament is coming to Chicago(land!) PSP Chicago, June 2013!

Fresh from JT Splatmaster… they’re starting a way to introduce newcomers to league play and competition! (my original review here: http://foamfromabove.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-jt-splatmaster-z100-z200-and.html)  I was a fan of it then, and am still a fan of it now.  Between the accuracy and the comfortable feel of the Splatmaster line, it’s a solid buy if you’ve been thinkingContinue reading “Announced: JT Splatmaster Tournament is coming to Chicago(land!) PSP Chicago, June 2013!”

VIDEO: Nerf Vortex Diatron Firing Test

I’ll get the full review up soon enough, but in the meantime, here’s a quick video on how the Nerf Vortex Diatron fires, and even a troubleshooting tip.  Enjoy!

Review: JT Splatmaster – z100 & z200! (and a group shootout to boot!)

Splatmaster Playgroup – late 20-early 30 year olds, varying levels of experience with gas-powered paintball Ah, paintball.  Flinging spheres of paint at 200-300 fps out of CO2 charged markers in games of combat, whether objective or elimination based, it’s a hobby that has had quite the following.  In Illinois, we have a truly unique field,Continue reading “Review: JT Splatmaster – z100 & z200! (and a group shootout to boot!)”

JustPlay! Sports and Recreation Festival Appearance!

How about that?  The Tacticool Tag and Gaming Society of Chicagoland (http://ttagschicago.blogspot.com) is going to be hosting a slew of minigames during the JustPlay! Sports and Recreational Festival.  Word has it they’re planning on doing stock blasters, mandatory eye protection (provided) and demos of some of their favorite toys.  If you’re in Illinois and nearContinue reading “JustPlay! Sports and Recreation Festival Appearance!”