Strategy is the hallmark of Citadel Airsoft & Gaming, whether plans of action unfold on a tabletop or the battlefield. Indoor airsoft matches pit players armed with pellet guns against one another in various modes of play, including team death match and capture the flag. More than 5,000 square feet of the facility are devoted to tables, which are used for hosting large events for games such as Magic: The Gathering and Star Wars X-Wing.
A player crouches and duck walks toward the base of an uprooted tree, stepping judiciously to avoid crunching the fallen leaves and pine needles that might give his position away. In the dense woods, an opponent could be mere feet away, perhaps lurking behind a nearby rock wall. Fox 4 Paintball's 34 acres span both wooded terrain and fields designed with inflated bunkers. In addition to supervising the grounds' public play, referees oversee special mission-based scenario games, which are designed after action films such as Ice Station Zebra and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Beyond the fields, Fox 4's facilities encompass a snack stand and picnic tables where players can enjoy any refreshment they bring, barring alcoholic beverages and whole roasted mastodons.
The NAUI-trained diving instructors at Cuzins Outdoors specialize in turning ocean-shy beginners into full-fledged scuba masters. Students stretch across a wide spectrum of age and experience, training in the program that best suits their individual needs, from introductions to recreational diving to advanced certification courses. In basic classes, pupils learn to submerge in the controlled setting of the Cuzins swimming pool, whereas more experienced divers can team up with an expert teacher to add to their existing skills with specialized training in areas such as ice diving and exploring wrecks. Cuzins Outdoors also rents and sells equipment and gear, even altering wetsuits to mend a busted zipper or add tweed elbow patches.
The staff of The Paint Circle make their community more vibrant, and they do it in two different ways. The first way is through education: crafting workshops and BYOB painting sessions put brushes, clay, and artistic control in the hands of visiting students. Their other avenue is a commission business. Clients contract the on-staff artists to create massive murals and other decorations, cloaking homes, bars, and theaters in art that ranges from life-size pastoral scenes to hovering dragons or old-fashioned circus posters.