PreReg for the expo itself is open, so I think it's about time to start laying the foundations for this year's PAXsassins game. The game did go off last year, but I ran into a few issues, namely:
-People not being there all three days
-InstaGib (getting fragged as soon as the doors opened in the initial chaotic rush)
-Dependence upon players to report their kills
-General sense of chaos
-Dropouts and last-minute additions
These problems are, for the most part, easily solved.
Counterkilling was a huge conflict-ridden clusterfuck last year. It led to broken rings, watchless players and unnecessary stress for all parties. Because of all the trouble it caused at '05, I'm dropping the counterkill rule for this year's Ring Game (ring game? Huh? Read on). Basically, your hunter gets their hands on your watch, you're good and fucked, end of story.
2. People not there all three days
This was probably second on the list of things that sucked. To participate in this year's Ring Game, you'll have to be preregged for all three days, and will have to be there for all three.
We lost three participants right in the door, in the opening rush, which had to suck for them. Also, there being a difference in the door-open time for prereggers and nons threw a bit of a wrench into the works. The game will start each day one hour after doors open. Since I don't think there was one PAXsassin last year who bought their ticket at the door, this shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
4. Dependence upon players to report their kills
This year, I'm going to work on a better reporting system for the ring game (I'm getting to it! I swear!). If I get things arranged the way I want to, we'll have an updated website and a dropbox at the admin table or coat/goat/scrote check.
5. General sense of chaos
Hopefully all the above changes will help to remedy this.
6. Dropouts and last-minute additions
I started registration too early last year, so plans changed as they always do. This year, registration for the game will take place over a two month stretch, and end a month before PAX. No exceptions.
The rulebook for this year is posted HERE
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