This page will contain news of social and other game events organised
for assassins by players and other interested parties.
13:00 onwards, Thursday 29th November: Duel and other battles.
It's that time again, time for the winner of this term's game to be
decided by a duel between the survivors.
We shall consequently have an afternoon of battles. There will be many
events in which everyone can participate, plus the duel itself at about
14:30. Later there will be a formal hall and a party, for the chance to
get to know your fellow assassins a little better. Disguises can be worn
if you still can't shake that paranoia.
More details are available here.
19:30... Tuesday 6th November: Pubmeet
Meet in the King Street Run, bring artfully concealed weapons, disguises, etc.
Later (10-ish), we'll go incompetent-bashing.
There will be a no-kill zone around the venue - map just below.
13:00... Sunday 4th November: The Battle
The time has come to dust off those CPS and break out the water
bombs: for one afternoon, we will be abandoning the longstanding creed of
subtlety and discretion, and engaging in full scale battle.
This will be entirely separate to the main game, with a no-kill zone
declared around the event, so everyone can have fun without undue risk to
It will be organised as a set of team duals - similar in style to
those which end each of the varsity matches. Rules? Equal teams, dripping
with weaponry, will engage each other in open battle, until just one
remains standing. Simple, and rather fun.
- People will turn up, some in teams, some not - when we achieve
critical mass, I will (in consultation with those attending) arbitarily
pick two teams, give them a minute or two to arm up (if people wouldn't
mind sharing weapons when they aren't actively playing), and then start
them off from some arbitrary places. After a while, they will be finished
(and it will be quick, as I will do nasty things to those who slow it down
too much). Then we'll do it again.
I will also run some special interest matches: things like no-water, close
combat only, RBGs only, etc etc... I may also run a round or two of last
man standing (you can probably figure that out). If sufficient people are
there, I may also run intercollegiate matches - so bring college scarves
for team colours (if you want to).
- 1pm this Sunday (4th November) until we stop (probably darkness,
unless the weather's not terribly pleasant).
- Harvey Court Gardens, off West Road... marked with an X on the map at the bottom of this page.
- What to bring:
- All the weaponary you have, especially that which is ranged,
cool, or fluffy.
- What to wear:
- The dress code will be Black Coat. (Seriously - everyone who has one,
- I may well award points on some rather arbitary scale, something like:
1 point for a kill, 1 for surviving, 2 for being on the winning team, and
1 extra point for anything cool (which will probably get an award,
- Who can come?
- Everyone's welcome, even those not playing, or dead (in the main game)
or not planning to play in this battle (spectators).
- I will correlate reports of all the battles to produce a page for the
main assassins site - including scores and such. People will use
pseudonyms (because this is assassins), and those wishing lasting glory
may also attach their real name (those still being very paranoid need
- Main game:
- For the purposes of the main game, this entire event will be off
limits, as will those approaching and leaving it.
- Weapons Rules:
- As per the main game (except no indirect weapons will be used - motion
detector based mines, etc), and I will license (for the purposes of this
battle only) anything else suitable and safe that you bring.
I am going to specifically outlaw long pikes from the close combat
section, however (unless people want a pike duel). Also anything else I
- Direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, but if it can be sorted out on the
day, save it till then. Anyone wishing for anonymity can email
email@example.com and have messages forwarded.
Finally, hope to see you all there. And bring a towel/change of clothes
for afterwards, you may get a little damp (although spectators will not be
a good choice of target if you want to stay on the good side of the Umpire
and the Battle Arbiter.
X marks the spot.
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