Rules For 24 Hour Games
Please read these rules.
You will be required to sign the Letter of Understanding before participating in this event. It will state that you have read,
understand and will abide by these rules.
ATV WILL BE CONFISCATED.
of your character card.)
The general can only be killed the following ways:
1. Is shot by enemy player who is taped with enemy colors.
2. Is in the Command Bunker (CB) when it is destroyed.
3. By a spy, with an assassination card, who has enemy color arm tape or no arm tape.
4. With poison or explosives card, or with a Scenario Director’s authorized Prop.(see Props)
5. When outside the CB he/she may be killed same as any other player on the field.
6. General kills are worth 100 points inside CB and 50 points when outside CB.
7. XO kills are worth 0 points.
8. Generals are not to be off the field for more than 45 minutes per session. (Sessions are game on until dinner break,
dinner break until end of night play, Sun. start to game end)
COMMAND BUNKER (CB)
The Command Bunker (CB) is a netted in Safe area were the General and his XO run the game. A base referee must be
present in the base at times when the game is in play.
1. Only the General and XO are allowed to have markers in the CB! Markers must have a Barrel Blocking Device (BBDs)!
2. NO firing of any kind into or out of the Command Bunker!
3. For game proposes the CB is assumed to be a hardened Bunker.
4. Usually being small, the only people in the CB should be the General, his/her XO, the Base Ref and sometimes a radio operator.
5. It is up to the General who he/she lets into the CB.
6. Other than the base Referee, no other refs should be in the CB, except the mission Refs who are receiving or returning from
missions. Refs will not “hang out smokin & jokin” in the CB or around it.
DESTRUCTION OF THE COMMAND BUNKER
1. A Satchel charge must touch the CB wall, floor, roof, or be inside the CB.
2. Spy detonates an explosive card or places a timed bomb card inside the CB.(see Game Action card)
3. The CB must be taped with demo tape to be destroyed. If the CB does not get taped off, people died, but the CB is still useable.
4. If CB is taped off, an engineer must rebuild the CB before it can be back in play.
5. No equipment or personal items may be taken from the inside of the CB. Game related props may be taken at any time by live
players with approval of a referee.
40 ft Command Bunker Safe Area
No player can be eliminated within 40 ft of that player’s CB by another player with the same color arm tape.
The 40 ft diameter around the CB is to be a friendly area where players can be comfortable in the fact that
they can not be eliminated by someone with their same color arm tape. This rule is designed to help base
security, and command staff relax and talk with the other players.
BASES BLOWN AND/OR BASE OVERRUNS:
A Base is the area (50ft give or take) immediately around the Command Bunker that may or may not be fortified with walls,
bunkers, cars, trees, or other obstacles for players to hide behind, in, or around.
1. The base may be overrun at any time. Overrun means that enemy players are in the base and holding the area. These enemy
players can only hold the area for 20 minutes, after which time all enemy players must move at least 300 feet away from
the CB to allow the other team to secure their base.
2. There is no way for enemy players to blow the whole base. They can only blow the Command Bunker. (See Command Bunker.)
3. Bunkers, buildings, other structures and sections of walls, may be blow up or destroyed. See LAW/RPGs
Any player that points their marker UP with or with out a Barrel Blocking Device (BBD) on is an eliminated player
and must leave the playing field immediately!
All eliminated players with markers must put their marker on safety, put a Barrel Blocking Device (BBD) on
their barrel and point their marker UP and leave the playing field immediately. Eliminated players do not talk other than to say
“Dead player or Dead man walking”
Players may be eliminated one or more of the following ways:
1. Shot with a paintball that breaks or spatters larger then a quarter anywhere on the player and/or on that players gear/equipment.
2. Grenade splatter larger than a Pea. No grenades at night.
3. In a building or near an object when it is hit by a LAW/RPGs or Satchel. (See LAW/RPGs )
4. Hit players may call for a medic for TWO (2) minutes, if a medic does not heal them with in the two (2) minutes then that
player is OUT and must leave the field.
5. Players calling for a medic may NOT MOVE.
6. If the player calling for a medic is shot in the head, they are OUT.
7. All hits count and no paint checks for players wearing Guillie suits. (See Guillies)
8. At Night all hits count and No paint checks.
All captured players with markers must put their markers on safety, put a Barrel Blocking Device (BBD) on the barrel and
point the barrel DOWN. Capture a player one of the following ways.
1. The player was asked to “take the hit” and chooses to be captured.
2. The player surrendered to enemy players.
Captured players will be escorted back to the CB for interrogation. The captured player may be held for 15 minutes after which
time a Referee will take the captured player a safe distance away from the base (minimum of 150 feet) and release him/her.
The captured player does not have to tell the truth during the interrogation.
Players that have received a demo expert card and are allowed to “blow” things up.
1. All Demo Experts must have a Demo Expert ID card.
2. Demo Expert cards are given out at registration.
3. An Explosive card must be in the satchel charge bag at time of use.
4. Buildings destroyed by Satchel charge must be taped off to be destroyed. The person taping off the building is neutral and may
not be eliminated or eliminate any other player. Once the building is taped with the ribbon tape that is provided, the inside is out
of play until the building is rebuilt by an Engineer. (See Engineer)
5. If the second or third floor was destroyed then the stairs, ramp, or ladder is to be taped.
6. Satchel charges are the only thing that can destroy a Command Bunker.
7. Demo Experts can disarm explosives and booby traps. Example: A briefcase is brought to the base and is opened by a demo expert.
The demo expert finds an explosive card inside that would “explode” when the case was opened, but because a demo expert opened it,
he is able to “disarm” it, therefore it does not explode.
Devices other then paintball markers that use compressed air or CO2 to shoot nerf type rockets or multiple paintballs.
1. All LAW/RPGs launchers must be approved by the Head Referee and/or Scenario Director.
2. All LAW/RPGs must chrono at or under 240 fps.
3. All LAW/RPG launchers must have a Barrel Blocking Device (BBD).
4. After the LAW/RPG is approved, players may get their Demo packet from registration. The Demo packet will have their
LAW/RPG cards and ribbon tape.
5. Players with LAW/RPGs must have LAW/RPG cards in order to use them.
6. LAW/RPGs may only be fired at hard structures i.e., bunkers, walls, bridges, towers, buildings, or vehicles, Never at people.
7. If the projectile hits a structure, that structure is destroyed and any players within 25 ft are eliminated. Players cannot be
eliminated by shooting a rocket at the ground, trees, bushes etc…
8. Buildings destroyed by LAW/RPGs must be taped off to be destroyed. The person taping off the building is neutral and may not be
eliminated or eliminate any other player. Once the building is taped with the ribbon tape that is provided, the inside is out of play until
the building is rebuilt by an Engineer. (See Engineer) LAW/RPGs cannot destroy Command Bunkers.
Players who have an engineer ID card, which allows them to rebuild destroyed structures.
1. Engineers must have an Engineer ID Card.
2. Engineer ID Cards are given out at registration.
3. To rebuild structures, an engineer must find a referee, present the appropriate number of Reconstruction Card(s), remove
and wrap up the “Demolition Tape”. (See Demolition Expert)
4. The witnessing referee will dispose of the tape and collect the reconstruction card.
5. Engineers may be issued keys by the Prop Master or Scenario Director to reopen bridges or retrieve objects that are chained
or locked (if applicable).
6. Engineers can disarm explosives and booby traps. Example: A briefcase is brought to the base and is opened by an engineer.
The engineer finds an explosive card inside that would “explode” when the case was opened, but because an engineer opened it,
he is able to “disarm” it, therefore it does not explode.
Players that can heal others players that are shot.
1. Medics must have a Medic ID Card packet.
2. Medics must GO to the hit player with in Two (2) minutes. Hit players may not move.
3. The medics must write the hit player’s number down and wipe the hit paint.
4. Medics can not heal head shots.
5. Medics can not heal themselves.
6. There are no medics at night.
7. Medics must wear White tape or a medic arm band on one arm in addition to their team’s arm tape color.
8. One Field Surgeon with three (3) other players may set up a Mobile Reinsertion Point in any structure on the field to
“resurrect” dead players. The Field Surgeon and 3 players must stay at the Mobile Reinsertion Point while it is active.
If the Field Surgeon is eliminated then the Mobile Reinsertion Point is down. The Mobile Reinsertion Point kit is given
out by Central Command at the Generals request. The Field Surgeon may “Heal” up to 20 dead players and may only be
used four (4) times in the game. The general must get approval from Central Command before deployment.
SPIES, AGENTS & SABOTEURS:
Game theme specific characters within the game that are given special abilities by the
1. Must have Spy, Agent or Saboteur ID cards and Bracelet on them at all times.
2. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs must receive the opposing teams arm tape from the opposing team.
3. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs are the only players that may insert Hot if they choose. ”Hot” meaning live.
4. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs may insert hot only one (1) time every hour. Exemption Rule #5
5. Spies, Agents, or Saboteurs may insert hot at their teams insertion as many times as they wish, provided that their insertion is
separate from the other teams insertion.
6. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs are the only players that can insert anywhere they wish. Those being any insertion, under netting,
under tape line, but No closer than 150 feet from the Enemy CB.
7. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs are the only players that may wear the opposing team’s arm tape color or no tape at all.
(See Command Bunker - 40ft Safety Area rule)
8. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs must remove enemy arm tape when eliminated.
9. Spies, Agents or Saboteurs may take actions against player characters off of the main playing field in areas designated by the
scenario director. ( i.e. pavilion, stage, cave etc. )
Jackets and/or pants that players may wear that add extra camouflage. Guillie suited players act as snipers, perform ambushes,
or set up listening posts.
1. All paintball hits count and no paint checks.
2. Guillie suited players may cover their arm tape as long as they are in a gillie suit and performing sniper/ambush functions.
3. Guillie suited players with covered arm tape may not enter an enemy base or come with in 50 feet of the enemy command bunker.
4. Guillie suited players may not do the “dead man’s walk”.
A mission is an objective that is given to the general to complete in order to earn points for their team.
1. Missions may be received via radio or on a printed card that is delivered to the CB.
2. Once the mission is received the General or acting general has 15 minutes to get to appropriate players to the objective.
3. It is important that at least one player from the proper platoon be on the mission and survive to the end of that mission.
4. If the general leads the mission and is not eliminated when the mission is completed, that mission is a General led mission
and worth double
points. General Lead must be noted on
5. Mission Cards must be filled out clearly and properly. This is the responsibility of the General, XO, or radio operator.
6. The mission Referee’s Initials must be on the mission card clearly, so command can read them for later reference.
7. Mission Complete or Incomplete must be clearly printed and circled on the mission card by mission referee.
8. It is important that the mission referee turns in the mission card after the mission to the base referee for point tallying.
SPECIAL OPS MISSIONS
1. Special Ops missions are special High Risk missions that generals may use to gain extra points.
2. Special Ops missions will be given to the generals in their General packets. The missions will be in numbered sealed envelopes
and are not to be opened until Command has given approval to open and perform the mission.
3. SpecOps Mission envelopes that are opened without approval will be given negative points.
4. SpecOps Missions that are opened and not given a reasonable attempt to complete will be given negative points.
Props are objects in the game that are related to the story line of the scenario.
1. Props maybe worth points.
2. Props must remain in the playing area while the game is in play.
3. If a player is carrying a prop when he/she is eliminated that player must drop the prop were they were eliminated.
4. Props may only be turned in for points 1 hour before game end, final battle or when approved by scenario director.
5. Disassembled or destroyed props are worth 0 points or possibly negative points.
6. Paint mines/ claymore mines maybe used on the field with breakable string only. Mines are the responsibility of the owner of the mine.
7. No lasers or pyrotechnics.
8. Player made props are welcome, but must be approved.
GAME ACTION CARDS:
Game action cards are cards that allow a player to take or perform an action.
1. Fast-acting Lethal Poison is used to “poison” a player.
2. Antidote Card to counter the poison Card.
3. Truth Serum “makes” a player tell the truth
4. A 007 Card is given to a Spies, Agents or Saboteurs to assassinate a general.
5. Character Assassination Card is given to a Spies, Agents or Saboteurs to assassinate other characters.
6. Explosives Card is used to “blow” things up. This card must be in or on an object that is larger then a baseball.
7. LAW/RPG Cards are given to Demolition experts to “blow” things up.
8. Reconstruction Cards are given to Engineers to rebuild the things that are “blown” up.
9. Medic Cards are used by medics to “heal” wounded players.
10. Any special card that the Scenario Director creates for a specific game theme.
Aircraft are on a backpack-style frame with a colored flag that is “flown” around the field. Players are “flown” by holding onto
a rope attached to the Aircraft. Five players may attach themselves to the rope, but may not use their weapons while in flight, or
be fired on by the enemy. (If a player lets go of the rope, he will plummet to his death).
An aircraft may be taken out of action with a Law Rocket or an RPG. Law Rockets/RPG’s and LAW/RPG cards are in the
possession of the Demolition Experts, and must be turned in to a judge at the time of use. (At no time may a LAW/RPG
actually fire upon an aircraft or its passengers – only cards given to a referee will work.)
Pilots may be given Bomb cards that they can use to bomb enemy players, if said players are with in 150 feet.
1. These missions must be initiated by the Commanding Officer at his base.
2. The radio operator calls in the operation. A referee will arrive, carrying the appropriate flag and a 10 foot white rope.
The General will then give the judge the coordinates he wants the aircraft taken to.
3. AIRCRAFT SURVEILLANCE/RECONNAISSANCE: The aircraft is given 30 minutes of flight time (round trip) for
a recon run. Two players may hold on to the rope, but may not be armed.
4. AIRCRAFT INSERTION and EXTRACTION: The aircraft only has enough fuel for 20 minutes of flight time for
insertion or extraction.
1. Night vision goggles must be approved by the Head/Ultimate Referee.
2. Night vision goggles may only be used after 10 pm.
3. All hits count. There are no Medic Heals during night play.
4. No grenades or law rocket/ RPGs at night.
5. No tanks at night.
Referees are at the event to provide a safe playing environment.
1. DO NOT argue with referees or judges. Their word is final. If you do argue you will be asked to leave the game for
a period of 30 minutes.
2. At nighttime referees will be carrying cylume sticks. They are the ONLY CYLUMES allowed on the field, other than
infra red. No other players are allowed to carry or use cylumes. If you are caught using any cylume, you will be ejected from
the nighttime portion of the game.
1. All people on the field of play must wear appropriate shoes that cover the whole foot.
2. All persons on the playing field must wear long or short pants that are appropriate.
3. All persons on the playing field must be wearing an appropriate shirt/jacket.
4. No clothing that may be deemed offensive or unsafe.
Each side or “army” has their own color arm tape, which is give out by the general, at the base.
1. Players must show their ID badge (dog tag) and player character cards to get taped.
2. A player may only be taped with the opposing teams arm tape color if they are a Spy, Agent or Saboteur.
3. Generals must have two bands of arm tape on one arm, 1 inch apart.
4. Players with enemy arm tape on who are not Spies, Agent or Saboteurs will receive negative points.
5. Arm tape is to be on an arm and visible at all times.
6. Only arm tape that is provided by the Scenario Director may be used.
Must be full face to include the ears and ASTM approved.
GOGGLES MUST BE ON YOUR FACE AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE PLAYING FIELD!
Markers must be .68 caliber that shoot paintballs using compressed air or CO2.
All markers must be chronographed at 280 feet per second for day play and 250 FPS for night play.
ID tags must be punched to enter the playing field.
PAINTBALLS: must be Event paint only.
AIR TANKS: See Air station Employee for rules on air/CO2 tank condition and hydrostat requirements.
Tanks come in all shapes and sizes, for this reason all tanks must be approved by the Game Director and the field
owner before the event.
A tank is an “armored” vehicle that can carry 1 or more players. A tank may have two or more tires and may or may not have
a motor to propel it. Tanks usually have a main gun that shoots nerf-type rockets or multiple paintballs.
1. Tanks must be motion at all times.
2. Tanks must have fully functional brakes.
3. The speed limit for tanks is the walking speed of the Referee that is with that tank.
4. Tanks have a 30 minute time limit on the field and 30 minutes off the field.
5. Tanks are not live until it checks into the Command Bunker for orders.
6. Destroyed tanks have a 15 minute down time.
7. Tanks must have their team color visible 360 degrees and large enough to be seen 100 feet away.
8. Tanks must fly a white flag when not in play. That being, entering the field in route to CB or destroyed and exiting the field.
9. All players in the tank must be wearing goggles.
10. Tanks may not shoot the main gun at players, only at objects. (Nerf cannon LAW/RPG)
11. Tanks must provide their own Referees.
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE RULES