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Realms Of Ruin Paintball Park

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Address: 19733 Bauer Rd
Custer Park, Illinois 60481
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Aslan2005 Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: April 17th, 2011
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Fox Paintball
Directions
to the Field:
It's on Bauer Road, just south of IL-113.
Review: I tried to go to this field on a sunny Saturday in 2010 and was the only one there for 2 hours. I finally just went home diappointed.

I decided to try the field again today. I got there and there were a ton of people. Unfortunately, they were all there for Airsoft event. Since the event was NOT publicized on the Realms of Ruin website, I had no idea it was even going on. And like last year, I was the only walk-on paintball player there for paintball. So this time, I just left and drove abut 50 minutes to a REAL field.

I may try this field again when a paintball event is going on, that is planned. But I won't be wasting my time going there for walk-on anymore.
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Bone37 Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: October 21st, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX, Badlandz, O'hare.
Each field has its own character.
Directions
to the Field:
From Downtown & North Suburbs - Interstate 55 south to Braidwood Exit (IL 129) / south to IL 113 / Left on IL 113 to Custer Park / Turn right onto Gray Road at Realms Of Ruin Sign / Turn left onto Bauer Road (1.7 miles) / Park entrance is located on the right (2 miles)

From Bloomington & South - Interstate 55 north to Braidwood Exit (IL 113) / IL 113 south to Custer Park / Turn right onto Gray Road at Realms Of Ruin Sign / Turn left onto Bauer Road (1.7 miles) / Park entrance is located on the right (2 miles)

From South Suburbs - Interstate 57 south to Peotone Exit (Wilmington-Peotone Rd) / Turn right onto Wilmington-Peotone Rd heading west to IL 53 / Left on IL 53 south to Wilmington / Turn left on West River Road (before Shell station) / Turn left onto IL 113 heading south to Custer Park / Turn right onto Gray Road at Realms Of Ruin Sign / Turn left onto Bauer Road (1.7 miles) / Park entrance is located on the right (2 miles)

From Kankakee & South - Interstate 57 north to IL 17 Exit (Court St) / west to IL 113 / Right on IL 113 heading north to Bauer Rd (located 1/4 mile past Will-Kankakee County line on the left) / Turn left onto Bauer Road / Park entrance is located on the left (3 miles)

From Southwest Suburbs & Indiana - Interstate 80 west to IL 53 Exit (Chicago St) / Head south on IL 53 to Wilmington / Turn left on West River Road (before Shell station) / Turn left onto IL 113 heading south to Custer Park / Turn right onto Gray Road at Realms Of Ruin Sign / Turn left onto Bauer Road (1.7 miles) / Park entrance is located on the right (2 miles)
Review: Realms is Our home field! We have been playing here for 5+ years and the diversity of terrain is great!

Realms Of Ruin is situated on 80 acres of some of the best paintball terrain in the Midwest. Their claim to fame is the creek, which winds its way throughout the park with a network of bridges that connect many of the fields together. A game of "capture the flag" becomes extremely intense when one must cross a bridge to reach the opponentís flag. This special format is called "Cross-Creek."

Play on 11 exciting fields with names like Fury, Monk's Castle, Echo, Fear, Purgatory, Wrath, Ocularis Infernum, The Island, Amityville, Hobbís End, and No Manís Land. The fields have huge trees, thick brush, networks of connecting sand bunkers, trenches, bridges, forts, and hills.

Realms has a mostly sandy soil base, which means NO MUD! So when the torrential rains strike, itís "game on" 15 minutes later. The fields drain that quickly!

There's plenty of room for camping, tents, or campers. There is no running water or electricity, but they do provide port-a-potties. Campfires are allowed, you can buy firewood on the way to the field at one of the gas stations in town or forage for it on the property. Just be careful with fires if the weather has been dry.

Thereís a town nearby, Braidwood, Illinois, with a grocery store, McDonaldís, Ace Hardware, a burger joint, and even a Dairy Queen.

Thereís a motel in town if you donít feel like camping. The Braidwood Motel, 120 North Washington Street, Braidwood, IL, (815) 458-2321.
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speeder305 Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
3 years  
Last There: October 4th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Fox, Badlandz, Sams, CPX
Directions
to the Field:
Use Google maps.
Review: Hands down one of the best places i've played paintball at.

The park itself is more geared towards the woodsball player however recently a few close quarters speedball areas were contructed. Plenty of both natural and man made cover as well as a mid sized creek running through the middle of the park (makes for great scenario games).

The refs are very good at keeping track of hits and dont mind getting in the line of fire to check a player.

Admission prices, rent, and paint are extremely cheap compared to other popular paintball places.
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WoodyBawlz Sunday, October 14th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: October 13th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX - Member
Badlands - Wont ever go back
Review: I planned an office paintball outing to cpx, but they called me back after I made my reservation and said "sorry you are sol, we have a big game..." So i searched and searched and went with RoR. The place is hard to find, unmarked road signs, dirt roads, whatever. Our party of 10 shows up and they do a "10 minute" (closer to 30) safety briefing. It was long and it sucked, but whatever not that big of a deal, just plan for it.

The refs we had, hands down best refs i have ever had, ever. These guys were running across the field all day doing paint checks every time you moved bunkers, every fire fight they were there, they fixed my friends gun for me, they sprinted back to the staging area when a rental broke to replace it for next round. These refs know their stuff.

The fields were good. The refs help maintain and innovate the fields every week. They are out there digging trenches, stacking blocks, ect. They had a very good variety of fields that were well balanced and fun to play on.

Field paint did not agree with my flatline very much, but worked fine in my friends piranha.

Rental guns are all old piranhas, almost all of them were c02. They shot decent, and if anything went wrong any ref could fix it on the spot or they would run and replace the gun for you.

Hot dogs for lunch were pretty bad, but i wasnt expecting anything else so no points lost there.

Prices were about the same as CPX, for a private group I will go to RoR every time. For open play I would probably go back to CPX most the time. From what they said the big games at RoR are not to be missed. They had about 150 people there last weekend for a big game and I am sad i missed it.
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Northman017 Saturday, September 29th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: July 17th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX- way way way too expensive as nice as it is.
Sherwood- awesome but traffic on the interstate on weekends makes it hard
Badlandz- pretty cool, only played once though
Sudden Impact- much smaller than ROR
Directions
to the Field:
see website or just mapquest
Review: For those of you that aren't aware this field IS the old Challenge Park. So most of what used to be there still is, along with plenty of additions. The field is plenty fun for open ball or private games since there's a nice assortment of fields to play on. There really any field tapelines since (at least there weren't last time i went) the fields are divided by paths roads and the creek, which works fine so long as you're not playing with blatant cheaters.

Scenario and Big games is what this field is almost designed for. When they open up the entire field for these games it is just epic. The creek makes for fun game play as it splits the field very neatly in two. Fighting is constant for the bridges since most people don't really care to get their feet wet...especially in October. The staff with the help of sponsored teams are always working on additions to the field which recently included the construction of the new concrete block tourney style field this past spring.

The ref staff is great and really enthusiastic. They know what they're doing and like doing it.

I don't know much about the rental situation since I haven't rented any gear in about 8 years. I know they rent 98 Customs and N2 tanks, that's about it.

I have come across some snakes while playing there ("why did it have to be snakes?") But they're not poisonous, and it's not like the field owners can really DO anything about it. It's also very sandy, so you don't have to worry about playing in muddy trenches (you just have to get the sand out of your shoes later)

All in all it's a great field and I'd recommend anyone to play at ROR over CPX just because of the much more friendly environment, better prices, and fair players.
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steeler764 Monday, March 19th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: March 17th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Challenge Park Extreme(EXPENSIVE)
Review: Realms is a cool place. They have alright fields. If it's your first time PBing this is the place, and if your an expert and looking to blast on some PB noobs this is also the place. But if your looking to spend alot of money go to CPX in Joliet, IL.
Last edited on Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 5:32 pm PST
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xY BRuTaL Friday, February 16th, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: October 21st, 2005
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
none badlandz is better
Directions
to the Field:
google
Review: i played at ror 4 the 24 hour big game and the first day i was there i set up my camping stuff and all was going oood untill my friend and i walked the feild at night and we were confronted by an intoxicate ref a hispanic guy about 6'2, telling us we had to leave for some bs reason, we walked off and it was cool but the next morning the same guy was in the air booth all hung over and grumpy my buddy had ask if he was filling air and he replys "dose it look like i am, kid" i just think its very unprofessional of them. and that brings me to my next point which that this review will be disputed with in the next 72 hours by a some dude named contractkiller also very unprofessional, my cousin had wrote him a letter and he reply that the chubby hispanic guy dosent even work 4 ror so what kind of copany gives any random dude a ror ref shirt

ROR get a 1 of 10 cuz they r unprofessional
***sorry if any thing is spelled wrong my computer is stupid
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vuley Monday, October 30th, 2006
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Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: October 29th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Rockford, badlandz these are a lot better
Directions
to the Field:
Dont GO!
Review: The service was HORRIBLE!! They spent 1 hour explaining the rules (there was at least 30) As far as the fields go they were pretty good, but back to the service, they took us back to the safety area after every game, which is very far and the fill station for tanks is even further, we spent at least 2 and half hours just walking back and fourth. The employees were very rude and the owner was a joke. He will be nice over the phone and promise you everything but as soon as you get there and pay things change. They would not let us choose what type of game we wanted to play or which field we wanted to play on. They checked all guns for FPS every single game which took 30mins every time. It was basically ran by a bunch of kids that have know clue. I brought 32 people to this dump and we spent $3,500.00 and didnít even get a thank you for coming they actually cut us of at 4:00 and said that was it for the day. Donít waste your time or money this place is joke. There much better places to go, that will treat you right.
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rorplayer44 Sunday, August 20th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: August 19th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Badlandz, fox, take aim, chi-land, challenge.
Directions
to the Field:
Hard, no signs where to turn in.
Review: A few years ago, we were going there about every mounth. I used to love the field (hence my username) duing that time, thw owner loved us, he would talk to us constantly. We all had 1 year memberships. After the year was up, we all canceled for a nother year because we started going to other places that actually had people in open.

Yesterday was a completely different story. We decided to go there because it is sand and wouldnt be a mudpit, and for old school fun. So everything was good until we got paint. The paint was Monsterball. After 3 hours of it being out, it turned to rubber and deformed. We paid $80.00 for paint they get for $15.


All day, the ref and owner was hastleing me after I used xball paint because there stuff wouldnt shoot straight. Also, since we werent "members" we couldnt pull up our cars to the pavilion where we set up. So we had to carry ALL of our gear a long walk.



We gave him over $500 total, and he treated us like we were bad people.


We aren't mad. Were just never going to go back.
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eagleandy Monday, May 8th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: May 7th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX, Take Aim, PB shooters
Review: This was my first visit to ROR. So far I enjoy this field the most outdoor wise. Plenty of open and covered areas. I went to this field for the MXS scenario and enjoyed my time. The refs were by far nice and superior. They were skilled and did an outstanding job reffing the scenario. The owners were both really friendly people. The lady (forgot her name) drove out into the field to pick up my friend who is diabetic and had problems that day.

Positives:
Great and skilled refs
Very good field

Negatives:
As of right now I can't think of any.
Last edited on Monday, May 15th, 2006 at 1:14 pm PST
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