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Title: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: THEBROTHERHOOD_CEO on January 20, 2008, 05:55:37 PM
We should bring back the Boffer Room.  It is really too much fun to not have.

In addition, we should have a tournament and give away a bronze, silver and gold metals for 1st 2nd and 3rd finalists.

call it "Best Boffer 08"

There would be regulation boffers that the con could make and sell (lets say 5$ per boffer). matches would be first to three, and would be officiated by 2 judges, who could also make sure that conduct does not exceed acceptable levels for those douchebags who take it far too seriously.

waiver forms would be signed before entering the room indemnifying other boffers, Fanimecon, the hotels, the convention center and the city of san jose (yay being pre law!); those who have signed the waiver receive a stamp on the hand.

Great great great fun.
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on January 20, 2008, 09:13:03 PM
This could also be used as a testing ground for my Katar-Boffers...
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: heeroyuy135 on January 20, 2008, 10:45:20 PM
"Boffer Room?" Elaborate.

*2007 - first year*
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: LadyKaren on January 21, 2008, 07:38:48 AM
You might actually be closer than you think to get this happening. But I don't do programming so I can't say. I did have to have a staff explain to me what the h*ll a boffer was when emailed to me...
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: THEBROTHERHOOD_CEO on January 31, 2008, 07:40:38 PM
This is from an email exchanged with the head of programming.

"I am ... helping bring the boffer room to Fanime...  Once we have it finalized, more information will appear on our website."

Looks like the Boffer Room is back by popular demand!
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: astroboy on February 01, 2008, 12:57:46 AM
"Boffer Room?" Elaborate.

*2007 - first year*
google image search "boffer"

(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Boffer/Images/Boffer-Weapons.jpg)

(http://static.hsw.com.br/gif/larp-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Ska_Kitti on February 01, 2008, 03:21:30 PM
I know this game under "amp guard." than "boffer"... is that just me?

xD I had a friend make a sword out of a swim noodle, , pvc pipe, tennis ball, tube sock and pantyhose. It looks hillarious. Same friend also make an ax out of kickboards and pvc.

One word comes to mind when Ebner told the others about this idea: Safety.

I'll leave it at that. Kick ass game when you get down to it at night in a large park.
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: heeroyuy135 on February 01, 2008, 10:33:20 PM
Found a vid on it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWHoBhPF2jA)
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Runewitt on February 02, 2008, 12:19:42 AM
i've boffered with a friend of mine who used to perform at renn faires, is fun, but easy to get hurt, would fanime have waivers that people must sign to do it?
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: dibbly on February 02, 2008, 03:16:26 AM
i've played for a couple of years and my group tries to follow simple rules
NO head
NO crotch
1 hit=lose arm or leg
2 limbs lost=death
1 hit to torso=death

safety would still be an issue. you'll need waivers and protective gear,....but you can always do it outside,...unsupervised 8)
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Ska_Kitti on February 02, 2008, 02:59:59 PM
Outside is more dangerous because you have the outside publicun sure what you're doing and you might get law enforcement called on you dependant where you go. If you guys go that route, just be cautious and careful.
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: THEBROTHERHOOD_CEO on February 03, 2008, 10:43:21 AM
hmmm... I do kendo, so im not too sure about taking away the head.  I say we keep the head if insurance liabilities constraints will allow us.

loss of limbs... i remember doing a few black knights in my day and winning.

we use some of these martial arts headgear, thus allowing us to target the head safely.

anybody like the idea of a tournament? and would we have bring our own boffers or would they be there at the convention?
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: otakuya on February 05, 2008, 11:38:24 AM
So is this gonna be like American Gladiators?
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: dibbly on February 06, 2008, 01:27:53 AM
So is this gonna be like American Gladiators?

if theres spandex. i quit
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Runewitt on February 06, 2008, 05:46:54 PM
So is this gonna be like American Gladiators?

if theres spandex. i quit

is that show still on? i remember watching it as a kid.
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: otakuya on February 06, 2008, 10:18:57 PM
A new version of American Gladiators is on NBC right now. It's not as good as the old version though.
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on February 10, 2008, 07:11:19 PM
Waitaminute... If I remember completely and well enough... Wasn't the whole "Struggle" mini-game in KHII kinda like a Boffer fight?
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Emerge on February 10, 2008, 09:39:16 PM
So is this gonna be like American Gladiators?

if theres spandex. i quit

if there's spandex, i'm down!  ;D
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Glitch on February 12, 2008, 09:30:56 AM
So is this gonna be like American Gladiators?

if theres spandex. i quit

if there's spandex, i'm down!  ;D
And nerf missles. XD
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: fold on February 22, 2008, 01:25:08 AM
I'm so in. :)
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Asa_Gohan on March 05, 2008, 02:56:59 AM
Speaking of which...would you guys be interested in joining our land :3

Its a boffer group or an Amtgard group in San Jose and right now we only have like 3 people and we really need a lot more so... ._. Also, those boffers you posted, dont look that safe >.> But it could be me since its the way they look...>.> <.<
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Asa_Gohan on March 05, 2008, 03:04:25 AM
Also....Here are pics of my boffers x3

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/ra1yan/P7040020.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/ra1yan/P7040021.jpg)
The pole arm isnt mine though....I still love using it though b(>3<)d
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: dibbly on March 06, 2008, 12:02:37 AM
Speaking of which...would you guys be interested in joining our land :3

Its a boffer group or an Amtgard group in San Jose and right now we only have like 3 people and we really need a lot more so... ._. Also, those boffers you posted, dont look that safe >.> But it could be me since its the way they look...>.> <.<

what days do you guys meet? i've been lookin for peeps to practice with, i need to dust off my skills,... and bats=)
Title: Re: Boffer Room and Boffer Tournament
Post by: Asa_Gohan on March 12, 2008, 08:10:30 PM
We used to meet every Sunday at Parkway Park. (Yes lame name for a park)  But now we basically go up to a place called Wavehaven.  It has some of the best fighters in California. And I am not exaggerating...But yeah, we meet up Sunday at Parkway Park. Also if you want

Caamtgard.com sign up to the forums and check it out for events and what not.