Let's all try to stay on topic here. Props, right?
I've built several props for our games, including a "bomb" in a case, as crashed satellite, a faux grow op/ drug lab as well as several other items I guess could be called props in a greater sense but are more tools for the game and not meant to replicate anything in particular. I have not made any pyro props but have worked on several air powered props with varying degrees of success (usually from majorly sucking to just mildy sucking).
I personally won't make pyro props without proper training and preferably certification as I don't feel making a game more "realistic" is worth risking my safety or the safety of my fellow players. Intigrating professionally made pyro devices into a cool prop is a different ball game, providing player safety can be assured as much as possible.
I mean, we all play for fun and there is a certain level of risk associated with the game that we are willing to accept, varying from player to player. But at the end of the day, I showed up with 10 fingers, 2 eyes and my hearing, I expect to leave the field the same way. Spraining an ankle or cutting a finger or the like is just part of the game. Losing body parts, eyesight or hearing because some twit wanted to use "cool" homemade pyro grenades and didn't have a clue what he was doing or made a miscalculation on the mix isn't part of the game I signed up for. That's stupid and irresponsible bordering on neglegent. I don't even want to think of the legal ramifications to the guy who built the device (especially if he was not licensed), the guy who ok'd it to be used on the field and the field owner, never mind what the injured player might have to go through. Ohh, I can smell the lawyers coming up the elevator.
Last edited by Darklen; January 9th, 2009 at 00:32..