Steempunk Action Shooting Society.
The Steampunk Action Shooting Society (SpASS) is an international organization created to promote the sport of Victorian Era Monster Shooting. (VEMS) SpASS endorses regional matches conducted by affiliated clubs, stages Monster Hunt training and promulgates rules and procedures to ensure safety in Steampunk Action Shooting matches, and seeks to protect its members’ 2nd Amendment rights.
STEAMPUNK ALIASES AND COSTUMES
One of the important aspects of Steampunk Action ShootingTM is the requirement placed on costuming. Each participant is required to adopt a Victorian alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a monster hunter, adventurer, treasure hunter, or an appropriate character from fiction. Their costume is then developed accordingly. Many participants may experience more enjoyment from the costuming aspect of the sport than from the shooting competition, itself. Regardless of a SpASS member’s individual area of interest, VEMS events provide regular opportunities for fellowship and fun with like-minded folks and families.
CHOOSING AN ALIAS
Every SpASS member is required to select a shooting alias representative of a character or profession from the Steampunk or Victorian genre. Your alias may not in anyway duplicate or easily be confused with any other member’s alias.
Your alias must be printable before a wide audience. No duplications are permitted. Once the society gains enough interest it maybe that a database will have to be developed to ensure that no duplicate names are chosen. For now, I will be sole judge of the appropriateness of submitted aliases.
Be creative, and when possible historically accurate!
Steampunk Action Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used during the Victorian era. Any weapon that was in use prior to 1901 is allowed, this includes revolvers, pistols, shotguns, rifles, swords, pikes, slingshots, crossbows, etc. Fully automatic weapons are allowed only with appropriate license from the BATFE. The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characteristically, “Steampunk” style. It is a timed sport in which shooters compete for prestige on a course of different shooting stages.
Each scenario, as they are called, features an array of situations, many based on famous incidents or gothic movies scenes, in which the shooters must test their mettle against steel targets. These targets include vampires, werewolves, zombies, and Mummies. For Special occasions deadly sea creatures may make an appearance.
As Steampunk Action Shooting* evolves, our members will develop and adopted an attitude towards their participation called “STEAMPUNKATUDE.” It is a code by which we live. Competing with “STEAMPUNKATUDE” means you fully participate in what the competition asks. You try your best to dress the part, use the appropriate competition tools, and respect intent behind Steampunk. Some folks would call it nothing more than good sportsmanship. We call it “STEAMPUNKATUDE”