Boxwars Glossary of Terms
- A -Agilitor - The lightest level of armour that allows for increased mobility (in most cases). Commonly used in the construction of 'Wrap-around Technique' (see below). For reference, an Agilitor suit is usually less protected then the next level up; a Mammotha (see below) suit.
Armour - Essential defensive equipment made from corrugated cardboard. This is often crafted in the likeness of a pop-cluture icon, or uniquely in the original style of the warriors choosing.
Additive - A technique developed as a form of aesthetic decoration for the completion of a suit. This is usually shapes and off-cuts applied in a random manner to a suit to give an extra layer of detail to a creation. This technique can also be wholly adapted to govern the entire construction. This means, due to the random nature of additive, that the constructor has no concept of what he/she will end up with. In the hand of an expert, this Boxwars formula can yeild some spectacular results.Note; the employment of a hot glue gun is the hall mark of an Additive artist.
- B -BatteringRam - An ancient Boxwars weapon used in a horizontal manner in a battle. The Boxwars council has had to administer restrictions on these types of weapon. This is due to a popular method for achieving the battering ram is to use a re-enforced cardboard tube commonly found in the construction industry. These poles can have the consistency of conrete, so for obvious reasons, limitations are expected on there deployment.
BatteringRamOfSevereStomachIndigestionWhichWillMakeYouTakeAntacidTabletsTwoDaysLater - The term may not give you much information as to what it is.... but we can tell you'll know it when you experience it. This is often the result of Boxwars regulations not been followed
Blade - Craft knife or Stanley knife
Boogie - Boxwars's favourite music festival. It's held annually at Tallarook, Victoria/ Australia. This is over the Easter long weekend. Boxwars has held a number of spectacular events at this festival. This event is fast becoming as strong as our other annual occurrence; Boxing Day (see below).
Bootelazy - A derogatory term used to describe a participants poor attempt at producing a suit for a Boxwars event. This terms origins are from the Toronto/Canada based Boxwars chapter 'Skullman's Box Wars'. The term was subsequently adopted in Australia to replace it's dated term used to describe the same occurrence; '4th suit design'
Boxampage - The Box Warrior will call upon this war cry when a Boxwars event descends into the actual battle. Commonly strung together with some form of beowwwwwwww!
Box on - A saying, not unlike: 'have a nice day' or 'keep on battling little tucker'
Boxware - Legal materials that can be used in the creation of a predominately cardboard suit. This includes most forms of corrugated cardboard and cardboard tubing. Other materials used in construction are looked down upon by other warriors. A common misconception of this term to new competitors is the assumption that this term includes all form of metals. Make no mistake, this will get your suit ejected prior to a battle!
Boxwarrior - the only reason to be considered a warrior....just the same as considering Boxwars is the only legitimate reason for a war.
Boxwars Council - The governing body of Boxwars, est. 26th Jan 2003. This board was primarily founded to govern the creative direction of Boxwars. It is made of three individuals that participated in the very first Boxwars battle: Hoss Siegel, Ross Koger & Josh Spiegel. The Boxwars Council have massive egos that gives them the need to constantly out do themselves. This drives unilateral progress for the future of Boxwars.
BeagleEye - The eye of a beagle
BugEye - This is a technological upgrade for a cardboard helm, one which covers most facial features. This will let you see your enemies in most cases.
ByEye - This is a time saving construction technique. By employing ones eye for the purpose of all measurments is what this term signifies. The use of measuring apparutus will void having this label on your work. With a skilled constructor, this method can produce amazingly creative productions.
- C -Canvas - A Battlefield.
CardboardRule - This was a rule of thumb issued to promote the use of cardboard as the main construction material. Your suit must contain no less than 90% cardboard. This rule has never been enforced, but it serves as a reminder to new warriors.
ChuckAndThrowOfConfusion - This term describes when a attacker lobs/chucks/throws many cardboard projectiles at a fellow warrior, to create an atmosphere of confusion.
CSR - Common sense rule. See 'Boxwars Code of Conduct'.
Cutlass Time - A battle cry. If heard one must hide for the sake of preserving ones life..... for this term means the wielder is about to go into a psychotic frenzy. This involves swinging at air until hitting something solid.
- D -Dual footed power boot - This suicidal move involves driving into an opponent with booth your feet at the same time. This move is almost certainly bound to take out both the attacker and attacked.
- E -Eagle - Redundant term, decreed of Boxwars Council.
Ego - It's not a dirty word. Don't you believe what you've seen, what you've heard?
- F -Flying fists of fury - This move is a lightning fast fist attack. Warriors in the general direction of this move often have their armour cardboard pulped before they can say '100% recycled please sir'.
Foam-people - !ERROR! erased from dictionary.
Fury Fist from Afar - As the name suggestes, an attack that requires the employment of extra long arms.
Filleting- the method of removing edges of cardboard boxes with staples for a smooth edge.
- G -Godattive - The God of Boxwars. When a creation isn't 'coming together'.......in GODATTIVE WE TRUST!
Gurage - Courage.
- H -Heater complex - It's complex....
Honeycomb technique - A method of constructing armour that softens blows through the use layering.
- I -Ifitfitsfitit - The height of all time saving techniques. If a piece of cardboard is close enough it is good enough. If a scrap of cardboard found on the floor is added to a suit of armour or if it was simply cut to the wrong size. If it is used then you have used this technique. When this technique is used things happen to magically fall into place and pieces usually end up being the right size. ???? understand you do?
- J -Johnwilliams- If anyone remembers the lyrics please let us know.
- K -Kamikaze Bear Hug of Death - This attack can hit you at any time and in any situation, but usually during combat. It involves the perpetrator launching a bounding hop and "latching" on his/her target. Then in a brilliant marriage of body weight and gravity, the move combines them all with the ground.
Kibble - The life blood of Boxwars, cardboard and life itself. A description of kibble defies simplicity such as this...a lengthy philosophical discussion is mandatory.
- L -Note: Boxwars has no requirement for the letter L.
- M -Mammotha - Large suit of armour that restricts body movement. Often thought of as the medium sized battle armour.
Megoliatha - The biggest suit you can possibly create. It dwarfs both Mammotha & Agilitor suits. Users suffer very restricted movement (virtually incapacitating).
Melbourne - The Australian city that witnessed the birth of Boxwars.
- N -Norwood - A power so great that it can not be controlled by mere carbon based bipeds. This mythical branch of mysticism with a similar shape to the;
Norwind - See norwood
- O -Note: Boxwars has no requirement for the letter O. It can go now.
- P -Paint - Cardboard
Pins - a technology that is used to connect two pieces that need to be disassembled using a linchpin type pole to connect the two sections. Usually a vital pice in the construction, often lost by careless warriors.
Pole - A cardboard cylinder is in a staple diet of a Box Warrior.
Pole vault of death - A move where the user launches themselves into the void of space. Sometime this move is used as an attack when appiled with another competitor. It has been seen in some battles the pole vaultee taking down several competitors using a devastating bicycle kick, running off several competitors in mid air.
Probable - See Zenith.
- Q -Note: In 1976 Boxwars believes the population of the world over used the letter Q. We the next generation are now compensating for this over use.
- R -R&D - A specialized department of Boxwars dedicated exclusively to creating new technologies. Some conspiracy theorists say that technologies created by boxwars have been used by the government. They believe embezzled royalties have been utilized to help to fund this department.
- S -Skirting technology - As the name suggests, this armour fans out like a skirt, from the waist. It provides tough protection, while only slightly compromising agility.
Skullman - A heroic/brutal warrior. If one does encounter this unstoppable force during a battle, keep in mind you WILL come out second best.
Suit - The completed armour of a Boxwars competitor.
- T -Technology- A new and usually improved method of creating something out of cardboard. New technologies are exclusive for a single battle only. After this initial battle the technology becomes open to all for the common good of Boxwars.
That time- During long build sessions (usually in the lead up to an event) warriors can experience strange hallucinogenic thoughts. At this point in time it is 'that time' a time where everything is hilarious and time and space warp slightly in a new altered reality.
- U -Note; U is no good.
- V -Note; is too pointy....and sounds weird
- W -Whitler - The whitler is patient. The whitler is confident. The whitler has terrific foresight.
Wine-state - a prestigious award that is awarded to someone for bringing up or making reference to a previous joke in a current joke. There are several rules or engagement. 1. A person cannot award themselves a wine-state, it must be awarded by the person(s) that were present for the joke, 2. if a potential wine-state candidate attempts to coerce the award or even hint at the fact that they may be eligible, the award is forfeited and may not be given.
Wraparound technique - Method of attaching armour prior to battle. Involves the literal wrapping of cardboard around the midriff of a competitor. A minimum of a full 360 degrees must be achieved to constitute being wraparound technique.
- X -Xanadu - A movie that is absolutely forbidden for a warrior to watch immediately prior to a battle.
- Y -Note; Y has no real purpose in the physical world.
- Z -Zenith - see probable.