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Offline breech

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NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:12:06 pm »
Yea, called my insurence rep today to clear a few ideas for this game

got to the subject of booby traps and i could swear i heard her heart skip a beat and her jaw hit the desk

her first response was "you're kidding right"

"Nope, we're seriuos, we want to string cans on string as an alerting type of trap" - figured a trap that just made noise and didn't actually hurt someone would be a go

turns out, my insurence agent is more paraniod then techy, and techy is WAY paraniod

she forsaw a 13 year old kid somehow getting tied up in the string, cutting himself with the tin can, or smacking themselves in the head with it. 

bottom line to that is, she said "Hell No!" and "No Booby traps!"

i asked again and promised on one would get hurt, that they literally couldn't as the string would break against any kind of pressure

she went on to say "If i find out there are ANY in play, we'll pull your policy."

that changed my tune and added a "yes ma'am" to the remaining sentences that came out of my mouth






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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 10:14:17 pm »
What a twat...

Better not mention trenches.

Or guns... God forbid.

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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 10:27:38 pm »
yea, she was thrilled about the sandbag idea, but let it through

she asked, "why would they want to fill sandbags, and could they do it with their hand instead of a shovel?"

i told her it was "realistic" for troops to build up their bases and they needed shovels

when she heard shovels, she was thinking long garden type shovels, when i explained "entrenching tool" or "glorified sandcastle shovel" she said "OK."



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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 11:02:16 pm »
"Glorified sandcastle shovel".

I suppose I'll try to refrain from mentioning how my father and I kept a Russian E-tool in our tent for bear defense in Minnesota--

sh!t... I said it...

XD

But yeah. We gotta follow rules, I'm not knockin' you or her... It is what it is. THe game's gonna be more than badass enough as it is.

Infrared emmitter-detector traps would be safe, right? Or would that be a bit too high-tech for a gook?

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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 12:40:50 pm »
I'm guessing she doesn't know about the whole "shoot the other person" idea... seems like she would crap herself if she had any clue how these games are played.
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 03:22:41 pm »
In other news, young 13yo Timmy O'Toole died a tragic death this morning.  He was running through the woods and he was fired upon by older kids with soft air guns.  Trying to escape his tormentors, Timmy fell prey to a devious trap of string and cans, becoming immobilized and had his finger sliced open on the rusty nails sprinkled all around this totally evil trap of doom.  Unable to cry due to the string wrapped around his neck, Little Timmy was found by more of his earlier tormentors, who told him that he wasn't wearing the appropriate eye protection, and needed to sign a waiver before entering the field again.
After being released by these fiendish, soulless demons, Timmy tried to make his way back to the familiar areas, fell into a creek and drowned.

Yeah...that sounds far too plausible...

*edit* Fixed the cans
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 03:31:32 pm »
Because everyone knows aluminum cans get really rusty...

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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 08:40:10 pm »
absolutely
no question about it ;D
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 05:58:55 pm »
Well it makes some sense in this world of law suits. For all you know Little Timmys parents could be/know shady lawers who want to make a quick buck.
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 06:42:14 pm »
Everything in this world is about how I can get ahead of you without actually working hard to get there. That's how the stock market works, that's how investment banking works, that's how lawsuits work.

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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 10:00:05 am »
haha....(you said booby teehee)
no um wait forgot question....
oh yeah! are homemade smoke grenades outta the question?
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 02:19:51 pm »
I would think so, because there's no way of knowing exactly what formula you used to mix it and how it will burn.

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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 02:24:47 pm »
Pyrotechnics+Wooded area=Fire

THey have never been allowed, so i don't see why that would change anytime soon.
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Re: NO BOOBY TRAPS!!
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 07:04:02 pm »
oh ok thanks
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