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    annarchyjaneannarchyjane Registered User regular
    Any way to still get involved now that online orders have closed? Totally want to get in on this.

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    N13N13 Registered User regular
    Khaytor wrote: »
    Are we going to start a Twitter # for intel purposes? Maybe #PaxEastAssassinSpotted. You could post where you find targets that aren't your own, or possibly set up an ambush by putting out false info. Just an idea...
    Or, you know, #PEAS for short. :)

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    zeromystzeromyst wat Registered User regular
    Any way to still get involved now that online orders have closed? Totally want to get in on this.
    Your best bet would be to send @MarsChelios a PM and ask nicely if you can still get in.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    Any way to still get involved now that online orders have closed? Totally want to get in on this.

    I will have kits for sale on my site (http://www.phenixone.com) once I've completed the kickstarter orders. I'll post when you'll be able to order but it should be soon.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    N13 wrote: »
    Khaytor wrote: »
    Are we going to start a Twitter # for intel purposes? Maybe #PaxEastAssassinSpotted. You could post where you find targets that aren't your own, or possibly set up an ambush by putting out false info. Just an idea...
    Or, you know, #PEAS for short. :)

    #PaxAss

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    I've opened up orders on the site. You can order kits here: http://www.phenixone.com/games/assassins/ordering. Kits are now $5 plus shipping to account for the actual cost of materials vs. the estimated price used for the kickstarter rewards.

    Let me know if you run into any issues while ordering or have any further questions!

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Kick starters shipping soon or already shipped? I forget if I read anything about it or got an email.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    Kits start shipping today and through the weekend.

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    embraceternityembraceternity Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a [REDACTED], and my cosplay-partner for a day is a [REDACTED/OTHER GUILD]. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Awsome!

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    KjeldorKjeldor Registered User, ClubPA regular
    gonna purchase a kit, had fun doing this at East and Prime in 2010.

    I remember at East 2010, i saw my target sitting a row in front of us during the concerts. I was worried that if he stayed the whole time, I'd have a tough time tracking him down as the concerts were letting out. Fortunately he got up and left during a break, so I tailed him out and got the kill. He gave me a copy of Zombie Fluxx as loot.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm going with three others. We are all different factions. Ha.

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    Kjeldor wrote: »
    gonna purchase a kit, had fun doing this at East and Prime in 2010.

    I remember at East 2010, i saw my target sitting a row in front of us during the concerts. I was worriedt that if he stayed the whole time, I'd have a tough time tracking him down as the concerts were letting out. Fortunately he got up and left during a break, so I tailed him out and got the kill. He gave me a copy of Zombie Fluxx as loot.

    I'm sooooo excited about this yet scared out of my pants at the same time...It's my first time to PAX & I wanna soak it all up & enjoy my one day yet I also wanna rack up the kills, I'm gonna be so paranoid looking over my shoulder at all times trying to spot assassins haha

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    It is probably in the packet we are getting, but if you spot an assassin coming for you, can you be like NO! Or you just have to hopefully blend into the crowd and escape?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    redfield85 wrote: »
    It is probably in the packet we are getting, but if you spot an assassin coming for you, can you be like NO! Or you just have to hopefully blend into the crowd and escape?
    I would assume that you don't want to do anything that will frighten nearby people. That probably doesn't mean being silent, but a bloodcurdling scream is probably not appropriate either :)

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    It is probably in the packet we are getting, but if you spot an assassin coming for you, can you be like NO! Or you just have to hopefully blend into the crowd and escape?

    it has been my assumption that you should be close enough to the person you are assassinating that you can tell them they have been killed in a normal non-shouting speaking voice. if you can keep them from getting that close to you WITHOUT running (no running in the halls, kids), then you have eluded your killer.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)
    Thanks @embraceternity!
    Kjeldor wrote: »
    gonna purchase a kit, had fun doing this at East and Prime in 2010.

    I remember at East 2010, i saw my target sitting a row in front of us during the concerts. I was worried that if he stayed the whole time, I'd have a tough time tracking him down as the concerts were letting out. Fortunately he got up and left during a break, so I tailed him out and got the kill. He gave me a copy of Zombie Fluxx as loot.
    Thanks @Kjeldor!
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    redfield85 wrote: »
    It is probably in the packet we are getting, but if you spot an assassin coming for you, can you be like NO! Or you just have to hopefully blend into the crowd and escape?

    it has been my assumption that you should be close enough to the person you are assassinating that you can tell them they have been killed in a normal non-shouting speaking voice. if you can keep them from getting that close to you WITHOUT running (no running in the halls, kids), then you have eluded your killer.
    I'll make sure to mention that in the rules but @tvethiopa has it right. You need to be close enough to talk at a normal volume level for where you are to assassinate someone. Official rules pdf should be up this weekend.

    Didn't get any kits out last night but I did put a ton of them together for easier order fulfilling. I'll be putting a batch in the mail tonight and over the weekend. I'll send an email out to you shortly after your order ships, for those with 5 or more kits in your order from the kickstarter you will also receive a tracking number.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    Just did an estimate on kits sold and it's currently over 200 which is astounding! I want to mention that I only ordered enough supplies for 250 kits to be made so that's the upper limit to this game. In the future if the demand is high enough this will definitely be raised.

    I neglected to add Second Lives as an ordering option on the website yesterday. I'll be updating this today. If you've already ordered and would like Second Life kits for your order please contact me and we'll work it out.

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    EchoZeroEchoZero Registered User regular
    Very stoked to see so many people playing this year.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    Kits from kickstarter pledges are shipping! Since this is the first time I'm shipping these types of materials I'd appreciate it if you could let me know when you receive yours so I can gauge how long it takes to get places. The weight is not that much different from past kits and those took about 3-5 days to get where they were going.

    Currently all non-premium kits have been shipped and premium kit orders of 5 or greater have also been sent out. Single and double premium kits orders will go out tonight or tomorrow night. Any new orders from the website will be fulfilled tonight or tomorrow as well. You'll be charged as your kits are created.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Awesome. Hopefully it gets here this week. :D

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

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    peetsnackpeetsnack Team Green Poké Assist, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Head Girl House Hufflepuff The Cleave LandsRegistered User regular
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

    Hate to tell you, but your info lives on forever in quoted comments.

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    peetsnack wrote: »
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

    Hate to tell you, but your info lives on forever in quoted comments.

    Yeah, I know but I'm not worried about it...love me or hate me I's gots to keep it real...people do silly things & we just gotta live with it :)

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    embraceternityembraceternity Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    peetsnack wrote: »
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

    Hate to tell you, but your info lives on forever in quoted comments.

    Yeah, I know but I'm not worried about it...love me or hate me I's gots to keep it real...people do silly things & we just gotta live with it :)

    /cries

    I should have thought of that (I tried to edit my comment but yes, it's still in your quote), so..... now I'm a cat. :P This is why I shouldn't be on a forum posting while multitasking work.

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2013
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    peetsnack wrote: »
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

    Hate to tell you, but your info lives on forever in quoted comments.

    Yeah, I know but I'm not worried about it...love me or hate me I's gots to keep it real...people do silly things & we just gotta live with it :)

    /cries

    I should have thought of that (I tried to edit my comment but yes, it's still in your quote), so..... now I'm a cat. :P This is why I shouldn't be on a forum posting while multitasking work.

    Crying? Why are you crying lol? Nice pic change though! I don't think we'll be seeing any cats running around on the expo floor so you're good haha

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    peetsnack wrote: »
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Just purchased my kit during an hour ago! This will be my first year being an assassin for Assassins Ball. This sounds like it's insanely fun, thank you for creating such a unique game for PAX. :D

    (I'm a Kingsport Raider, and my cosplay-partner for a day is a Robot Ninja. /That/ might be interesting. Potential backstabbing on the PAX floor~)

    I'm not sure posting that you're a Kingsport was such a good idea cause now anyone who's not your comrade can just take you out in the Que room Friday morning 'cause we know what you look like ;P Quick! Change your profile pic so we forget what you look like, then you can change it back after PAX East

    Hate to tell you, but your info lives on forever in quoted comments.

    Yeah, I know but I'm not worried about it...love me or hate me I's gots to keep it real...people do silly things & we just gotta live with it :)

    /cries

    I should have thought of that (I tried to edit my comment but yes, it's still in your quote), so..... now I'm a cat. :P This is why I shouldn't be on a forum posting while multitasking work.

    Crying? Why are you crying lol? Nice pic change though! I don't think we'll be seeing any cats running around on the expo floor so you're good haha
    I don't know... I saw a lot of cat ears at Prime!

    All remaining kits shipped last night. This means you should expect your kit to arrive in at least 3-5 days depending on where you live. I've closed orders for now and the remaining supplies will be used to resupply players who may not receive their kits before leaving for PAX. If you're interested in playing I should hopefully have kits available at the convention for you. PM me here or through the ordering form on the site for information on how to contact me about that.

    Thanks everybody!

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    I hope this hasn't been covered yet (I don't think it has...) But I know there was some discussion about when & where to wear the pins...I was curious what everyone thinks about having A.B start around 10ish...reason I say this is #1-People won't have to worry about getting killed in the Queue Room before the day even officially starts & #2- I wanna sign up for a tourney asap & don't wanna go & sign up just to turn around & get killed...at least if I put my pin on after I sign up (& keep it on for the day) I won't feel like I was cheated...hopefully I'm not sounding like a sore loser lol

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    I hope this hasn't been covered yet (I don't think it has...) But I know there was some discussion about when & where to wear the pins...I was curious what everyone thinks about having A.B start around 10ish...reason I say this is #1-People won't have to worry about getting killed in the Queue Room before the day even officially starts & #2- I wanna sign up for a tourney asap & don't wanna go & sign up just to turn around & get killed...at least if I put my pin on after I sign up (& keep it on for the day) I won't feel like I was cheated...hopefully I'm not sounding like a sore loser lol
    Assassins Ball runs during the same period PAX does so it will start at 10am Friday. I may have said a different start time somewhere else but the game will run along the official PAX times continuously until 7pm Sunday. The Queue Room is a safe zone so there's no worry about getting killed there.

    You're required to wear the button if you have not been assassinated while inside the convention center. Outside you are free to take it off. Obviously there's no policing of this and it's common for people to forget to put their badge or button on when they come inside, just please put it on when you notice it's not.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    My pack of 5 came today.

    I wish there was a label on the front showing which envelope is which faction, but it is no big deal. I know you had a ton of packages to put together. Ignore me. Ha.

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    redfield85 wrote: »
    My pack of 5 came today.

    I wish there was a label on the front showing which envelope is which faction, but it is no big deal. I know you had a ton of packages to put together. Ignore me. Ha.
    Glad you got them, I've been receiving updates from other players who also received theirs! I tried to initial in the corner which faction each kit was for split orders initially and probably forgot on yours. You should be able to barely see the faction emblem on the side where the flap seals in the middle though, I had to do that myself a lot to verify which faction a kit was.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    I JUST saw that I can see through the envelope. I opened one though. I promise I did not check out my friend's mission and whatnot. I saw whatever was on the front with the large button, but hell if I remember a shape and color.

    Thanks again for all of this!

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    scottyb1218scottyb1218 BostonRegistered User regular
    Got my kit today! I'm in the Boston area. Thank you MarsChelios!

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    JerkfishJerkfish NYCRegistered User regular
    I'm in NYC and I just got my kit today. Thanks! Can't wait to play!

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    vicechanvicechan Registered User regular

    All remaining kits shipped last night. This means you should expect your kit to arrive in at least 3-5 days depending on where you live. I've closed orders for now and the remaining supplies will be used to resupply players who may not receive their kits before leaving for PAX. If you're interested in playing I should hopefully have kits available at the convention for you. PM me here or through the ordering form on the site for information on how to contact me about that.

    Thanks everybody!

    Thanks for the update! I'm a little nervous about my premium kit getting here. I'm leaving for PAX on Tuesday, so it has to be here by Monday in order for me to get it. :x Are there any contingencies available, just in case?

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    vicechan wrote: »

    All remaining kits shipped last night. This means you should expect your kit to arrive in at least 3-5 days depending on where you live. I've closed orders for now and the remaining supplies will be used to resupply players who may not receive their kits before leaving for PAX. If you're interested in playing I should hopefully have kits available at the convention for you. PM me here or through the ordering form on the site for information on how to contact me about that.

    Thanks everybody!

    Thanks for the update! I'm a little nervous about my premium kit getting here. I'm leaving for PAX on Tuesday, so it has to be here by Monday in order for me to get it. :x Are there any contingencies available, just in case?
    I'm getting lots of messages from players whose kits were shipped on Monday that arrived Wednesday, most on the east coast or in the midwest. Half of the 50 single premium were shipped Tuesday and the other half went out Wednesday so depending on where you are you it could arrive today through Monday.

    In the event you don't get it in time there are a supply of replacement kits for this purpose, just let me know you didn't get it before you left and I'll let you know where I am Thursday or Friday so you can get a replacement.

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    Does anyone have any thoughts on strategy for A.B? I mean like go buck wild & kill everyone Rambo-style racking up the tiny points quickly? or be patient & nab the kill for the mega points? & MarsChelios, I take it the rules will be up within a few days?

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    RaughnRaughn Registered User regular
    My kit came today. I'm really happy with the make of everything, it has me pretty psyched to start playing. For some reason I didn't expect the clothing magnet to be very effective, but it works really well.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Got my kits today, they're awesome! +1 for the packaging, super pro.

    Question: what is the smaller button for?

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    MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    wrccitroen wrote: »
    Does anyone have any thoughts on strategy for A.B? I mean like go buck wild & kill everyone Rambo-style racking up the tiny points quickly? or be patient & nab the kill for the mega points? & MarsChelios, I take it the rules will be up within a few days?
    Yep, they'll be up shortly! I started working on them tonight but ended up redoing the card graphics. Here they are and updated in the OP.

    Mission Card
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    Assassination Card
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    Intel Card
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    Raughn wrote: »
    My kit came today. I'm really happy with the make of everything, it has me pretty psyched to start playing. For some reason I didn't expect the clothing magnet to be very effective, but it works really well.
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Got my kits today, they're awesome! +1 for the packaging, super pro.
    Question: what is the smaller button for?
    Thanks, I tried to make the packaging really pop this year! I'm really happy with the results. The smaller button is the art button for the Premium kits. They don't have any function in the game, it's just to show off your faction.

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