1. A Direct Hit On Any Part of the Player’s Body Constitutes a “Kill” or Elimination. This includes hits on the person’s clothing, headgear, and equipment attached to his/her body that would be in the direct path or trajectory of the BB to the target’s body. A hit from a player’s own teammate, or “Friendly Fire”, also counts as elimination. The only exception will be hits on the person’s marker. If the player’s marker is hit, he/she may switch to a secondary weapon or participate by acting as an unarmed combatant. (Some scenario rules may apply and/or alter elimination’s to allow for resurrections or player “injuries” according to the pre-game briefing.)
2. Ricochets Will not be Considered Direct Hits, Intentional, or Otherwise. Penetrating shots are those passing through grass, bushes, leaves, or thin material used for cover. They are not considered ricochets even if their trajectories may be somewhat deflected. Instead, they are to be considered as direct hits if they make contact with the targets on the other side.
3.If a grenade goes off all players that are within 10 feet of a grenade are automatically eliminated. If a grenade goes off in an enclosed room or “bunker” you are eliminated. BB-expelling grenades have additional range. If you are hit by a BB, you are eliminated regardless of range. Grenades cannot hit players fully behind cover. If you cannot see the grenade, you are safe!
4. Payers That Have Been Hit are to Confirm Their Elimination by Shouting aloud the word(s) “DEAD” or “HIT” Furthermore, players should hold their weapons above their heads and proceed to the dead zone or respawn. Any player resuming play, or firing a weapon at an opponent while “Faking Elimination” will be considered cheating and be removed from the game.
5. No Holding or Grappling! Physical contact between players is not permitted. This includes the excessive shooting of a player and or a game referee. If a player is caught shooting a referee on purpose or a supposed accident, the offending player will be removed from gameplay. Holding on to an opponent, his/her gun, or equipment (Grappling) is not allowed. Exception, however, would be light taps on any part of the opponent’s body, gun, and/or equipment. Such action will be considered as silent elimination or “Knife Kill” of a particular opponent.
6. Avoid Inflicting Unnecessary Pain! Point-blank shooting is discouraged. Players who encounter opponents at point-blank range (less than 10 feet away) must first demand their opponents SURRENDER. The opponent may choose to not surrender and try to escape, at which point the player is allowed to shoot at point-blank range SEMI AUTO ONLY. Player should immediately stop shooting at opponents that have signified elimination or surrender. Eliminated players should make sure their elimination is made clearly obvious to avoid getting shot further, or repeatedly.
7. Knives Real knives are banned from Airsoft Games. DO NOT bring them. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle for the duration of the game. Training Knives (plastic and rubber knives) are allowed during games. A knife kill is defined as making contact with an unsuspecting opponent using a training knife. A player eliminated with a knife kill should remove themselves from the field only after being released by the eliminating player. This allows the stealth player to move on or prepare for their next step.
8. Dead Men Tell No Tales! Eliminated players must refrain from giving hints, clues, or instructions to other players, still active in an on-going game, which may affect the outcome of an engagement or a game – particularly during a tournament or competition. Referees and observers should likewise refrain from passing information unless the game in progress is being run as a training or learning exercise.
9. No Time Out! Once the game is in play, no call for a time out will be entertained except in cases of extreme emergency such as serious injury or dispute pertaining to the gameplay. Players, who cannot continue in the game, for one reason or another, must necessarily eliminate him or herself from the game. They should hold their gun above their head and walk back to the safe area. Those who suffer from equipment breakdown, shortage of ammunition and/or air supply, but desire to remain in the game, must necessarily remedy their situation without calling for time out. The player must exit from the field in order to repair or re-supply, and then return back in at their appropriate spawn point.
10. Referee Decision is Final! Rightly or wrongly, the referees’ call is final. His/her responsibility is to oversee the general conduct and safety of the game, player adherence to the rules. Officially assigned referees will be wearing ORANGE markings and ORANGE reflective vests, anybody else making field calls without the proper marking will be considered a casual observer. Observer calls may be given due consideration at the discretion of the referee(s) present.
11. Observe Proper Conduct At All Times! Show respect for all other players, referees, and other officials. Foul language is strictly forbidden. Repeated offenses may lead to elimination from the current scenario or from the battlefield. Steeltown AIRSOFT is a family environment and rude or inappropriate behavior is not encouraged or permitted. Respect and follow the rules, as outlined. These have been set down to give the best possible considerations for safety, realism, playability, and fairness to all players and observers.