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while there are indoor paintball fields,
most are limited to the realm of speedball.
filled with brightly colored inflatable
bunkers, this is an interesting setting for
gunfights, but i've found that most
strategy involves people with auto firing
markers sweeping the field till they run
of ammo. it can be good for building
courage under fire, but not much fun for
people who prefer a bit of thought in their
instead of basing the field around
inflatable bunkers, i would prefer a field
layed out as a standard office cubical
farm. this would mean that hallways would
allow for unobstructed firing paths down
large segments of the field, but players
could hide in or behind cubicles, as well as
behind watercoolers and potted plants.
grenades would be good for clearing
individual cubes, but because of the
limited space in each, the effects would be
this layout would be best suited to a new
type of scenario game, where one team
could play the swat team, while the other
plays any of a number of different
agitators. say a rampaging coworker, or a
group of hostages could be held.
objectives could include capturing
sensitive data and escaping, or rescuing
all of the hostages.
because the field would take up nearly an
entire floor, the staging area for players
could be on a floor above or below the
field. cameras could broadcast a live feed
to monitors in the staging area, and a
recording of the days events could be
purchased at the snack bar and equipment
the swat team would enter the area after
the opposing team has situated
themselves in the cubes, but the cubes will
be arranged so that the elevator can't be
camped before they arrive. another
method of allowing the swat team in
would be a false wall of windows that
allows them to burst through candy glass
and into the opposite end of the field as
the elevator. all glass items in the field will
be replaced with candy glass to provide
the satisfaction of shooting holes in
seemly solid glass panes and windows.
in addition, this idea could apply to
buildings like banks and you could either
execute or foil a heist.
||Have a requirement that real work get done by your team at the same time.
||One could use paintballs full of invisible ink, to minimize damage to the office.
||[bungston] this isn't a working office, so
little damage can be achieved from paint
||Didn't someone suggest this before?
||i checked and couldn't find anything.
||but I do think it would be thankless for the hostages, unless you give them espionage roles and/or tequilla
||/this isn't a working office,/ - why not? It would be cheaper. No candy glass, of course, but bursting through panes of glass is overrated. Plus if there were a real pane of glass between you, one could make blowfish at your enemy with impunity.