Artists invented the paintball gun for settling duels after realizing that pencil fencing led to little more than crudely drawn mustaches. Clash colorfully with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a full rental package at Lost Paintball (a $40 value) in San Marcos.
Lost Paintball's one-acre, multifaceted battlefield sets the scene for endless alternate endings to action-packed pigment warfare. Sharpshooters suit up in issued full-face masks to protect precious visages and delicate paintballs allergic to human skin. The keepers of the course then bestow a paintball gun, barrel cover, and 500 tinted spheroids upon each warrior. With an unlimited stock of nature's rarest resources—time and air—pistol wielders roam Lost Paintball's two main combat zones in search of enemies. The field—a flat, grassy clearing with inflatable bunkers—inspires belly-crawling, and the woods—a series of paths and lightly protective wooden bunkers built by war-mongering beavers—encourages full-fledged sprints to safety.