New To Lazer Tag? Read This First!
What Equipment Do We Use?
We use Phoenix LTX
taggers from Hasbro’s Tiger Electronics. Your best for finding one quickly is to check this thread to see if there are any individual guns available
. Barring that, you can check ebay or try your luck with the local storesUPDATE: The new Hasbro Lazer Tag Augmented Reality (LTAR) Series is also compatible, and much easier to find in stores.
Why Do You Use The Phoenix LTX?
We chose the Phoenix LTX for a number of reasons. First, it’s affordable. At $30 to $40 per gun, it’s an investment most students can make. Second, it’s a very robust gun in and of itself. It can run Free For All, Two and Three Team games all by itself. You can choose to set some people to have more lives than others, and it comes with a cool shotgun attachment that not only makes the tagger look awesome, it makes it possible to tag multiple people for multiple hits worth of damage.
Above all of this, however, is the fact that the Phoenix LTX can join Lazer Tag Team Ops (LTTO) hosted games. LTTO is an older (now out of print) format that allows for games with custom rules and individual and team scoring at the end of the game. So, with just one LTTO gun on hand, all of the Phoenix LTX guns become much, much more flexible and capable. How Many And What Kind Of Batteries Should I Get?
You will need six AA batteries. We strongly encourage rechargeable batteries. Let me say that again: We strongly encourage rechargeable batteries. Rechargeables with a rating of about 2500maH are recommended. The brand doesn’t matter too much, but many of us have had good luck with the green Rayovac ones. When And Where Do You Play?
We frequently play in the evenings. Often times games are organized on the forums and are very ad-hoc. Look at the forums regularly and you’re sure to find a thread or two where people are organizing games. The Lazer Tag Admin will try to clear out old messages every week or so, but the threads near the top are likely the freshest.But I’m New And I Don’t Have A Gun Yet! Can I Still Play?
YES! We have a handful of community guns on hand for exactly this purpose. However, you are strongly encouraged to get your own gun as soon as possible.
People who use community guns habitually will draw the ire of the Lazer Tag Admin (who paid for those guns out of his own pocket) and may cause community guns to become more and more scarce over time. Take care of the community guns. If you break one, expect to have a very unhappy Lazer Tag Admin asking some very tough questions.
What Sorts Of Games Do You Play?Read This Thread For More Info.
I Have An Uber-Awesome Mod I’d Like To Make To My Phoenix TLX!
Don’t do it. It’s that simple. Talk to the Lazer Tag Admin first, but expect that if your intended modification isn’t purely ‘Form-fitting’ and ‘cosmetic’, then you’re likely to be told “No.” Phoenix LTX’s have a habit of breaking when you open them, and even if you know what you’re doing it’s very easy to make a simple modification that is unbalancing. If you have to open your gun to make the mod, expect that it won’t fly. If you want to put stickers on your gun or paint it a bright and distinctive color… that’ll probably be o.k. Still, ask first to avoid disappointment.