Buckos Nation After Action Report: Bees Without Conscience

On August 31st 2019, the Buckos Nation was suddenly and viciously attacked by a terrorist cell of meat bees. Cold, brutal revenge was exacted. This is that story.

A Prelude to Carnage:
Arriving early Friday Afternoon, Hammer and Decibelle, along with Coach, The Pants, and The Shorts established the operations bunker for the weekend’s coming exercise. All was quiet, and the potential field was surveyed from both aerial vantage point and boots on ground reconnaissance. All patrols reported the area clear of dangers. Command strategy sessions were held deep into the night as reinforcements were en route. L337 H4x and Elsinore bolstered defenses until Reverend and Student arrived. At the crack of 0900 hours the next morning, Coach, Hammer, and Reverend began the construction of the forward operating field. Construction went smoothly until 1000 hours when the others assembled at the field.
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Photos from the 6th Annual Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational

Southern Oregon was host to the 6th Annual Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational. Pastoral Nest, the site for the game, provided scenic vistas and challenging confines

Below you can view photos from the album. You can also head directly to the album, where you can view all the photos and add any of your own.
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News: The Oregon Invitation Goes on the Road, Discovers New Beerpope

This season,for a change of pace, the Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational was moved up to Labor Day Weekend and taken on the road. Instead of being played local venue in the Willamette Valley, the game was held in extreme southern Oregon at Pastoral Nest. But these changes didn’t hinder the competition, as the usual combination of exciting play, plentiful drinking, and off-field hilarity were all readily on display.
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Photos from Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational 5

The 5th Annual Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational provided the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, twice, to a total of 17 players and 2 full time spectators. 2 full cases of Bacchus D were consumed, a large jar of Zesty Pickles was drained of all juices, and the host facility was left with 118 remaining Coor’s light cans.

The Game of Kings also acquired its first actual factual corporate sponsor, Benny’s Donuts. This is a huge victory, as it lends legitimacy to the Sport of Kings while simultaneously promoting donuts, which are good.

Below you can view photos from the album or head directly to the album.

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Commissioner Memo: Memo Summarizing Agenda for Upcoming Rules Review

To: Co- Commissioner Eric “The Hammer”
From: Co-Commissioner Kelly “The Coach”
CC: Public Commissioner Memos Blug
Memo Summarizing Agenda for Upcoming Rules Review
Re: Consolidated List of Rule Change Proposals

As a follow up to previous memos as well as in-person discussions, and consistent with recently proposed rules review procedures, I have consolidated our rules review proposals into a list which can serve as our Agenda for the upcoming rules review. In addition to this list, also attached is a conformed draft version of the 6th edition rules which incorporates your comments into this Commissioner’s original proposals.
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Gaveltime: Parliamentary Procedure of the Buckos Nation

There is a long and mighty legal tradition in the Buckos Nation. Tapey Beercone, famously created on that frigid January day, wasn’t “born with teeth.” From “Brown v. Education” to “Curtis v. Pile of Rocks” the laws of the Buckos Nation, and the game itself, were sculpted in media res. Any play, action, or stupid thing someone says can potentially trigger the meandering process by which a ground rule becomes codified in the “Official and Governing Rules” of the Sport.

Today, in preparation for the coming Rules Review, we discuss parliamentary procedure and the Buckos Rules of Order. Hang on tight, its gonna be a wild ride.
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Commissioner Memo: Reply to Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

To: Co- Commissioner Kelly “The Coach”
From: Co-Commissioner Eric “The Hammer”
CC: Public Commissioner Memos Blug
Reply to Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

Re: List of Potential Rule Change Proposals

In preparation for the proposed rules review during the Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational, this Commissioner has reviewed the proposed rule changes and offers the following insights. Rule changes not listed below do not include the complete list of all proposals, but are a subset determined by this Commissioner to require further review from the initial proposal.
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Commissioner Memo: Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes

To: Co- Commissioner Eric “The Hammer”
From: Co-Commissioner Kelly “The Coach”
CC: Public Commissioner Memos Blug
Memo Regarding Upcoming Rules Review and Proposals for Rule Changes
Re: List of Potential Rule Change Proposals

Per Your request and in preparation for a proposed rules review during the Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational, listed below are a series of proposed rule chances. These includes a framework to codify the ground rules for base stealing, additional proposed rules to resolve other ground/governing rulings as well as open rules issues from this season, and lastly a number of minor rule changes/clarifications which this Commissioner deems worthy of discussion.
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From the Annals: The Longest Game in Tapey Beercone History

A typical game of Tapey Beercone is 6 innings long and lasts about three to three and a half hours. For various reasons some games take longer, sometimes the play is slower, other times breaks are taken between innings. Still other times the inebriated state of one or more of the players causes delays.
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7 for 7: #Beerpope

#Beerpope, a moment that made a Beerpope.

Tradition. Tapey Beercone is steeped in it. Since the first aluminum cans were wrapped in duct tape, the sport has held to a vast array of traditions. One needs only peruse the Official Rules finding there is literally a section titled “Traditions”, as evidence of how deeply traditions are held in the sport. More broadly, the entirety of Articles IV and V on Ground Rules and Sportsmanship codify many of the sport’s most deeply held rituals and conventions. However, the vast majority of these traditions are not founded in Tapey Beercone alone, but stretch out universally into the customs of the Buckos Nation at large. Some, such as naming each new field, or the Testicle Bill of Rights, owe their creation to Piney Pinecone. Still others, such as the playing of the Buckos National anthem or resolving disputes by Rock-Paper-Scissors are carryovers from Buckos culture in general. Not simply a part of the sport, they are traditions held across all aspects of life in the Buckos Nation. Rare is the tradition rooted in the game’s founding itself.
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