In Camp NaNoWriMo, you have a cabin and in your cabin are cabin-mates. Word wars are predetermined time periods in which you and your opponents/colleagues write as many words as humanly possible.
Why “word wars” are helpful —
Word wars free your mind to put on to the computer screen or paper whatever comes to it. No prejudgment allowed.
Word wars — yes — help your word count.
In Camp, your objective is to reach however many words you set as a goal for yourself.
My goal is 50,000 words by midnight, April 30th.