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Author Topic: HvZ... in high school???  (Read 1924 times)
badgerino
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« on: February 05, 2009, 01:19:09 PM »

I'm a senior in high school & looking to start a game. Alot of people seem to be into it, but any tips on how to get it past the administration? I think high schoolers have alot less power than college students, but I think we can do it. My school has about 3000 kids, how many do you think we need to play HvZ? Any tips on getting started? Thanks in advance Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 02:31:15 PM »

At my highschool we did something like this, but it was called "The Assassins Guild." It was ideally a game with similar mechanics. We had only maybe 20-30 people playing, and we didnt even bother talking to the bloody administration about it.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 03:20:55 PM »

We played about 6 rounds of assassins this year, some went better than others but over all it was a pretty good time. And like jjj we didn't bother asking anyone to play, but then again playing assassins doesn't have the kind of publicity HvZ puts out.

As far as asking the administration, have people help you, pitching the idea by yourself if extremely difficult and when it is just one on one you have the feel of being obviously less powerful.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 05:13:56 PM »

Humans Vs Zombies sounds pretty innocuous by itself, especially compared to something with a name like "Assassins." One thing you will certainly have to give up is nerf blasters on campus. Most schools these days have Zero Tolerance laws concerning anything remotely resembling a gun.

Needless to say, you'll have to modify the rules to accommodate.

Also, the primary concerns of your administration are likely to be safety and disruption of the academic environment. Find ways to assuage these fears, as well as to make sure everyone is comfortable with the game. The last thing a school wants is to have a bunch of angry parents calling them asking about your game. High schools are more likely than anything else I've experienced to overreact.

In short, good luck, but I don't like your odds much.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 05:35:06 PM »

The one thing our principal couldn't stress enough is that it has to have an educational benefit to it. This doesn't mean that you have to so something conventional, just argue the points of the social interaction and teamwork aspect of it.
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