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University Assassins: Hunting People

SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGamingRegistered User regular
edited February 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm playing an Assassins game on campus. You're given a target and have to find them and "assassinate" them, with a Nerf gun, nerf sword, or "poison." The problem I'm having is that, while my first target was easy enough to track down, I cannot figure out the 2nd one! He doesn't live on Campus like I do, and has no indicator of where he does live. In the directory, I found his parent's house but I have no idea if he lives there.

Any suggestions for how to find this guy and "take 'em out"?

Story of my first Kill if you're interested:
Used my IT connections to trace his IP on our network at the University. Discovered he lives in the same room as a friend of mine. Friend let me in while he wasn't there. Target's desk had a can of monster energy on it. I affixed the "poison" (A post it note with the word written on it) and taped it to the bottom of the can. Got his phone number. A few days later, I called him and pretended to be a representative from Monster. I asked if he had had any recently, and he said yes, just the other night. Then I said, well did you check the bottom of the can? And he said, what? No, of course not. Then I said well it was poisoned. And explained. Mwahaha.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Interesting game.

    Question is, how do you do this without making his parents think you're actually going to kill him?

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    JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I wouldn't really try it off campus. Around here, we have ourselves a little games called "Zombies vs. Humans"- pretty much an excuse to shoot nerf darts at each other- and one of the cardinal rules is that the game is only on if you're on campus property.

    I'd just limit your hijinks to on-campus areas to avoid possible awkward situations with the police.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Time to discover his class schedule.
    Doesn't the game have rules like only on-campus?

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The rules:
    RULES & HOW TO PLAY:

    Assassinations are simple: You make contact using your weapon of choice on your target, eliminating them from the round. When your target is dead, ALWAYS notify the Godfather, NAME/FACEBOOK, that they have been eliminated. Your next target will be the TARGET OF THE PERSON YOU ELIMINATED. I will post who is dead and alive on the Facebook group.

    Necessary Equipment to play-
    -Nerf Gun
    -Dart Gun (not real metal darts, please)
    -Light Saber
    -PLASTIC dagger
    -PLASTIC bow & arrow (Think cheap kind with the suction cup at the end...not a plastic covered compound bow.)
    -FOAM sword

    Although you do not need to buy any of the above equipment listed to play the game, it will help you greatly with your assaults if you do. It is possible to play with nothing but a pen and a piece of paper (Think sticky notes) via poisoning or car bombing, but it is a very difficult thing to accomplish.
    (To find out information regarding poisoning and car bombing, read on.)

    NO WATER GUNS, NO PAINT GUNS, NO AEROSOL GUNS, Paintball guns, Airsoft guns, Potato Cannons, or NO REAL GUNS!!!!! Your weapon should never leave a mark of any kind on the target. Don't be stupid, you are on a school campus.

    POISONING: Poisoning is simple. Write 'Poison' on a piece of paper and slip it under your target’s food tray, drink, cereal box, or whatever. Next, confirm that they ate it. This can be done through two different ways- physically watching them eat/ drink, and working with someone else as a witness. If you watch them consume the food yourself, then the task is done. If you invade a person’s room/apartment and sabotage their food, you need some way to make sure the food was eaten after you left. This is when you would work with a roommate/friend. They would act as a witness in your absence. If you cannot find anyone to witness the event, you can call your target up to ask if they’ve eaten anything lately, and make trick them into admitting they ate it.

    DEFENSE AGAINST POISONING: If you see the “poison” and the person is sitting with you, just... throw the slip of paper away. If it is written on your food (box/bag), then cross it out. If the person after you is not present at the time of discovery, it is IMPERATIVE that you contact the Godfather ASAP to let them know that you foiled the attempted assassination. (When the person calls you, trying to figure out if you ate or not, rub it in his/ her face.)

    CAR BOMBS: Write 'Car Bomb' on a slip paper and find your target’s vehicle, or the vehicle your target will be riding in. SECURE (meaning tape) the paper in the gas flap on top of or near the gas cap. DO NOT put the paper inside the gas cap itself. One way to insure that they die is to actually ride with the person. Another would be to watch them drive off, and call them afterwards to inform them that they just exploded into a fiery ball of death. (Hard to explain if you’re in the car with them, but guess what, you ARE immune to your own car bombs!!!!)

    DEFENSE AGAINST CAR BOMBS: If you find the car bomb and the person is sitting with you, diffuse it by taking it out and throwing it away. It HAS to be written on paper. No writing it on the car itself. If it’s not visually confirmed, you can 'defuse'. If the person calls or tries to verify by some other avenue, they will know it didn’t work. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you tell your Godfather by phone or Facebook that you defused the bomb. If they call and verify the kill and you didn't confirm you weren't blown up, you will be assumed dead unless contested.

    WARNING: CAR BOMBS AND POISON CANNOT BE USED TO NEUTRALIZE ASSAILANTS. IT IS ONLY GOOD TO KILL TARGETS.

    Safe Zones-
    In order to assassinate/ be assassinated, you can do anything viably possible to locate, find, or even follow your target into a place to assassinate them.
    -Attempts cannot be made within safe zones.
    -If the person has any part of their body outside the classroom ON THEIR OWN VOLITION, then they are fair game.

    The only places you are NOT allowed to kill someone are:
    1) In a classroom
    2) In an office ON CAMPUS
    3) In a bedroom/bathroom.
    4)While you are on your clock at your workplace.
    *Common areas are FAIR GAME*
    ** UC/ Crossroads are also FAIR GAME as of now **

    NEUTRALIZATION/DEFENSE - If the Prey and the Predator are in a face-to-face situation, the Prey may shoot the predator as a defense mechanism. This DOES NOT KILL YOUR ASSASSIN. It merely neutralizes them so that they cannot make another attempt on your life until after midnight that night.
    If both the prey and Predator shoot/hit each other at the same time, the tie will go to the runner and it will be assumed that the Predator is neutralized until midnight.

    Optional Clothing:
    Capes:
    Capes will defend against all forms of DARTS. Sadly capes do absolutely nothing to defend against KNIVES, DAGGERS or SWORDS.
    It is to be noted that a Hood/Hoodies do not count as a cape.

    Shields:
    Traditional shields may be also be used as defense against any form of DART.


    If you can't be bothered to read (And that's totally understandable), Off campus is fair game if you can hunt someone down there.

    Given that my Nerf gun is neon yellow, I don't think I'll any police issues.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Agreed, class schedule seems best.

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Those are pretty classified based on Uni privacy concerns though. Unless I'm not looking in the right places?

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    JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Unless his parents' house has an unlisted number, you could just call up and ask if <his name> is there.
    If the answer is yes, pretend to be a telemarketer and they will hang up and think nothing of it.
    If the answer is no, but they don't say anything else, he probably lives there. Say thanks but you'll catch him another time.
    If the answer is "he moved out, thank the lord" go to plan B.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    JHunz plan is good. Do that.

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That is a good plan. Assuming he is there, what do I do, just show up? Any other random tips from anyone that's played this before?

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    That is a good plan. Assuming he is there, what do I do, just show up? Any other random tips from anyone that's played this before?

    If action movies have taught me anything is that you need to kick in the door and go in gun blazing. Maybe take a loved one hostage too.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Plan B!

    If he doesn't live there act like a friend (if you aren't) and say he...left a text book at class and if they know where you could drop it off. They might just say 'bring it here, he'll get it' but they might give you his address too.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It's kind of creepy to tail him home from the university but I'm assuming he signed up for this.

    I would try to be a bit sneaker than just kicking down the door. Perhaps finding out what his school schedule is like and when it would work for you to plant a car bomb when you could witness him driving?

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    we have this, with water guns

    one year one of the last kills was in another state

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sipex wrote: »
    Plan B!

    If he doesn't live there act like a friend (if you aren't) and say he...left a text book at class and if they know where you could drop it off. They might just say 'bring it here, he'll get it' but they might give you his address too.

    This is a genius idea. I have a directory of students that often lists home numbers, so even if I don't use this now, I might get to use it soon.

    Lying in wait for a car bomb seems like a good idea, if I can get his class schedule somehow. If it fails, and I can watch it fail, I can try a Nerf assault while he's still taking it off the cap.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    i would just like to say that the poison thing is hilarious. it's like a quantum waveform that only collapses when observed.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Adapting it for forum play:

    In order to kill your target you must hide one of the following words in a PM or Post anywhere on the internet (forum, IRC or IM) and have them quote it or reply to it (if it's a PM or on IRC).

    Words you can use:
    Poison
    Knife
    Gun
    Wire
    Bomb

    You can use any method to hide this in your message you can think of, as long as the letters are in order!

    For example:

    Geez, you don't understand plat.

    Looks like a normal message.

    Geez, you don't understand plat.

    If/when someone replies to your message take a screenshot of it immediately and send it to the godfather.

    DON'T DESPAIR.

    If you suspect someone is trying to kill you, respond with a blocking word. You can only use one blocking word to reply at the start of your response. If you use the correct blocking word, your assassin cannot attack you for the rest of the day (until Midnight GMT).

    What happens if your assassin tries two different words in one post? You only have to block one. Assassins should be sneaky anyways.

    Here are the blocking words.

    Poison -> Antidote
    Knife -> Shield
    Gun -> Vest
    Wire -> Cut
    Bomb -> Diffuse

    Standard blocking procedure is as follows.

    Plat says:

    Vest

    What do you mean I don't understand?



    Suggestions?

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    JNighthawkJNighthawk Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    My target in high school didn't know me. I had his phone number but no address. After going through the high school web of friends, I got enough info to figure out what neighborhood he lived in. Once I went there, I started knocking on people's doors asking if they knew where the [His Last Name]'s lives. After a few tries, someone pointed out a house down the street a bit.

    After school, hoping he'd be there, I went to his house and stood outside his door with an empty cardboard box and my water pistol hidden by my side. Our rules had three places off-limits: school during normal hours, work while you're on the clock, and inside your house. I called him up and said I was from FedEx and had a package for him at the front door. He came down and opened the front door. I had been standing a bit back from the house, and I held the box out a bit away from me, hoping he'd step out to grab it. He didn't. There was nothing I could do while he was within the safe confines of his house. After a few seconds, he figured out that I was an assassin and went back inside. I tossed the box in the back of my car and drove off, scheming up my next plan.

    At work the next day, as I had been doing when I left work since the game began, I checked with my security guard friend and did a quick sweep on the cameras in the lot where I parked, making sure there were no suspicious people around. As usual, everything was clear. As I reached my car, the assassin slid out from underneath my car and shot me. He had paid the security guard off with whispered promises of a chance at shooting me, and as I was being taken out by my assassin, the security guard came out and finished the job off. Bastards were laughing the whole time.

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    FletcherFletcher Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    isn't that monster-can assassination against the rules if you snuck into his bedroom to do it?

    getting into someone's bedroom and tampering with their stuff just seems kind of wrong

    i mean it is an awesomely elaborate idea, but probably not something i'd feel comfortable actually carrying out

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    HKPacman420HKPacman420 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This sounds like an insane amount of fun.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    yeah the target's room/living space is always safe in every single iteration of the game I have ever heard

    if it's not then people don't sleep

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    FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    JNighthawk wrote: »
    As I reached my car, the assassin slid out from underneath my car and shot me.

    My first thought when I read this was that you could have actually killed him, or the possibility of causing him a great deal of harm by running over him if something had went wrong.

    Sounds fun anyway.

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Fletcher wrote: »
    isn't that monster-can assassination against the rules if you snuck into his bedroom to do it?

    getting into someone's bedroom and tampering with their stuff just seems kind of wrong

    i mean it is an awesomely elaborate idea, but probably not something i'd feel comfortable actually carrying out

    In the rules I'm playing, you are safe from direct assault in your bedroom, but not from poisoning. If you can get in and sabotage stuff they're all for it. Within safe bounds of course. If we want to turn this into a general "let's discuss games similar we've been in" thread and move it to D&D i'm cool with that.

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    DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I was a master of eliminating my targets by slipping a "poison" mint into people's drinks in college. It helps to have a big-breasted friend to distract them at the bar, though.

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