Assassins Thread - Tell us what you liked/disliked!

MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in PAX Archive
Registration Problem Detected!
I have found a problem with the registration system How to Register
To sign up, go to http://phenixone.com/register to make an account on the site (just a username and email is needed), then go to http://phenixone.com/user to view your profile; available games will be shown with a list of schedule events. Click the 'Register' link for the Penny Arcade event and you’re in!

A note for people who participated in Patient Zero last year. User accounts were not brought over by default, so you can either create a new account or if you would like your account reinstated, pm me and I will do so. The achievement system is not set up in this new version of the site (coming soon!), but players who played in PZ will have those achievements brought over.

Assassins Gameplay
Some people were expressing some concern with Assassins being run in such a high population environment, and gave some great suggestions on how to do that. I've taken those suggestions and put something together that will hopefully keep the core gameplay but give people more options.

Basically, their are now two tiers of gameplay, with the primary tier being core Assassins and the secondary tier being a free-for-all. Both tiers attribute to a metascore for ranking and prizes.

Primary Tier
Players will be given a card (and a way to wear it) with a unique but highly visible symbol on it. This card also has a smaller piece (think a keychain VIP type card) on it that breaks off; that piece has a mini version of your symbol and that of your target. A sample is below.
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So your card tells you who your first target is, and should you find them, you take their current breakaway card, which has their target. In the event that they have already found that target, you'll take the breakaway card with their current target. And so on.

For each "kill" you make you will have a breakaway card for it, so in the event you are eliminated, you will have a record of your kills. There will also be a way to record your kills online.

The Booty Clause (Optional Rule from The Reflection)
Basically everyone involved brings a piece of booty. An action figure, stuffed animal, or some little cool thing to act as a trophy; i.e. something you are willing to give away.

When you kill someone, they give you their piece of booty to keep as a trophy. Like a little something to remind them, 'Hey, I remember killing that one guy at PAX!'. If you collect some booty then get wacked, you just give up the booty you brought; the ones you have collected are yours for keeps.

Secondary Tier
The secondary tier is a free-for-all system, where players will perform "stealth kills" on players by locating a numeric code on another players card and texting it to an email address or recording it online. I'm debating whether to make each player "stealth killable" once, or once per day.

Pickup Spots
You can pick up your kit at the Pre-PAX Dinner Thursday night or Friday morning in the Sheraton Lobby from 8-12ish.

An email will go out soon to registered players with ways of getting in contact with me should miss one of these windows, but do not count on using it. If you do not pick up your kit before the game starts, I cannot guarantee you a spot, since we will most likely be at max capacity.

Rules!
Expect a massive update to the rules this weekend that should finish them off. It would benefit you to check on this and print out a version of the final draft for reference.

Official rules for the game are found here, check back often for updates.
http://phenixone.com/ASSASSINS_RULES_CURRENT.pdf

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    uh, somethings wrone with your site as i see no way to register.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sorry about that, it was a cache problem. Should work now for you, but if you get any more errors, pm me and I'll sort it out.

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    okay, all registered. This sounds like it'll be fun. So how do we get these cards? Are they mailed to us, do we buy them, what?

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Registered!
    Looks like a good time! Plus I just beat Assassin's Creed.

    And I second the question about the cards.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So, to "Kill" our target, we have come up and take the target's card? I'm a mite confused on how that works.

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    all right im registered. Let the bloodbath begin.

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    SYSOP wrote: »

    "The_Reflection has a story, that must be told"..."He is already a legend, and he ain't even old"
    "He can drink a river of blood and not burst"..."He can swallow a desert and never thirst"
  • ReighvinReighvin Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm registered. I can't wait to see how this whole thing plays out. :-)

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Great, this game has caused me to completely revamp my idea for cosplay....looks like it's time for De Killer to shine. :P

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    registered. sounds likes a lot of fun. i missed out in the past, but i'm ready to be target practice this year!

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  • The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Slingin Pies The California BurbclavesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm totally up for this. PZ was fun last year, but just too complicated to work quickly enough with such a small group of players in such a large group of attendees.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Registered as well. Looking forward to this. Is there a cost involved, I doubt you'll be making these cards for free.

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  • JonnyNeroJonnyNero Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So, am I thinking this out correctly

    Once you get killed via the primary system, you're done. You get to keep all your kills, but your current target is taken away. However, you can still participate in the free for all?

    Forgive my repetition, but I just want to make sure I'm thinking this out the right way

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I signed up.

    But I think I need a rules clarification as well.

    Also what is the prize?

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JonnyNero wrote: »
    So, am I thinking this out correctly

    Once you get killed via the primary system, you're done. You get to keep all your kills, but your current target is taken away. However, you can still participate in the free for all?

    Yes, that's exactly the way it works.
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Also what is the prize?

    Not sure about the prize distributions yet, but this will go to the player with the highest metascore.
    lrg_mini.metro_Red_Blk.jpg

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Oooh, nice prize Mars.

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  • JonnyNeroJonnyNero Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    registered...and thanks for the clarification Mars

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    Oooh, nice prize Mars.

    I borrowed that last year, and it rocks. If it's the same model, the strap latches with an old school seatbelt buckle. Love that thing.

    edit: Oh, and registered. I notice you seem to have a player cap of 50. I wouldn't recommend a cap of any kind.I don't really expect we'll get 50, but at an event this large, we need as many as possible. I understand you pay the cost for the tags and prizes yourself, but if the player base wants to break 50, I say let it and find ways to defray the cost. Solicit donations and whatnot. The game will be better for it.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i vote for a $5 per person pool so that the winner gets $250, or $200 and second place gets $50 prize, or some variation. maybe winner of primary and free-for-all games get $100 prize while runners up get $25 prizes. this will also allow you to take a cut out for costs of the game. better do this quick, though, if you would plan to. wait too long and it'll get hard to collect.

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  • ReighvinReighvin Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm up for paying a fee also to help offset the costs of this. Just let us all know.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    I notice you seem to have a player cap of 50. I wouldn't recommend a cap of any kind.I don't really expect we'll get 50, but at an event this large, we need as many as possible. I understand you pay the cost for the tags and prizes yourself, but if the player base wants to break 50, I say let it and find ways to defray the cost. Solicit donations and whatnot. The game will be better for it.

    I've bumped it up to 100, but I'll support as many players who want to play.
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    i vote for a $5 per person pool so that the winner gets $250, or $200 and second place gets $50 prize, or some variation. maybe winner of primary and free-for-all games get $100 prize while runners up get $25 prizes. this will also allow you to take a cut out for costs of the game. better do this quick, though, if you would plan to. wait too long and it'll get hard to collect.

    I won't be charging anything for this game. I will be putting a donate/support button on the site, and while it's not necessary it certainly will be appreciated.

    On a completely unrelated note, since the button trading thing has blown up, I'm going to be making some Assassins buttons for those who play. I've got a few designs, so let me know which one you like the best.
    Design 1
    assassins_button_choice_1.png
    Design 2
    assassins_button_choice_2.png
    Design 3
    assassins_button_choice_3.png

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  • The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Slingin Pies The California BurbclavesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh man, buttons for Assassins too? Those all look good, but I think I like the first one with just the symbol best. I'm barely gonna be able to walk with all the buttons I'm gonna have stuck on me.

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  • WhytmageWhytmage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    I notice you seem to have a player cap of 50. I wouldn't recommend a cap of any kind.I don't really expect we'll get 50, but at an event this large, we need as many as possible. I understand you pay the cost for the tags and prizes yourself, but if the player base wants to break 50, I say let it and find ways to defray the cost. Solicit donations and whatnot. The game will be better for it.

    I've bumped it up to 100, but I'll support as many players who want to play.
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    i vote for a $5 per person pool so that the winner gets $250, or $200 and second place gets $50 prize, or some variation. maybe winner of primary and free-for-all games get $100 prize while runners up get $25 prizes. this will also allow you to take a cut out for costs of the game. better do this quick, though, if you would plan to. wait too long and it'll get hard to collect.

    I won't be charging anything for this game. I will be putting a donate/support button on the site, and while it's not necessary it certainly will be appreciated.

    On a completely unrelated note, since the button trading thing has blown up, I'm going to be making some Assassins buttons for those who play. I've got a few designs, so let me know which one you like the best.
    Design 1
    assassins_button_choice_1.png
    Design 2
    assassins_button_choice_2.png
    Design 3
    assassins_button_choice_3.png

    I'm voting for the first one. :D

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    if you put the blood spatter on two on top of the word I would vote for that

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    SYSOP wrote: »

    "The_Reflection has a story, that must be told"..."He is already a legend, and he ain't even old"
    "He can drink a river of blood and not burst"..."He can swallow a desert and never thirst"
  • AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Registered, and design 1 is my vote as well.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    I notice you seem to have a player cap of 50. I wouldn't recommend a cap of any kind.I don't really expect we'll get 50, but at an event this large, we need as many as possible. I understand you pay the cost for the tags and prizes yourself, but if the player base wants to break 50, I say let it and find ways to defray the cost. Solicit donations and whatnot. The game will be better for it.

    I've bumped it up to 100, but I'll support as many players who want to play.
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    i vote for a $5 per person pool so that the winner gets $250, or $200 and second place gets $50 prize, or some variation. maybe winner of primary and free-for-all games get $100 prize while runners up get $25 prizes. this will also allow you to take a cut out for costs of the game. better do this quick, though, if you would plan to. wait too long and it'll get hard to collect.

    I won't be charging anything for this game. I will be putting a donate/support button on the site, and while it's not necessary it certainly will be appreciated.

    On a completely unrelated note, since the button trading thing has blown up, I'm going to be making some Assassins buttons for those who play. I've got a few designs, so let me know which one you like the best.
    Design 1
    assassins_button_choice_1.png
    Design 2
    assassins_button_choice_2.png
    Design 3
    assassins_button_choice_3.png

    I vote for design 1.

    And thanks for your support of the button movement. Efforts like your contribution of this game of Assassins is what really makes for a strong community.

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Design 1 gets my vote as well.
    But maybe not so much blood. Just a little blood around the edges maybe.

    jussa suggestion.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    1 as well, but a little less blood so people can see the A.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    I notice you seem to have a player cap of 50. I wouldn't recommend a cap of any kind.I don't really expect we'll get 50, but at an event this large, we need as many as possible. I understand you pay the cost for the tags and prizes yourself, but if the player base wants to break 50, I say let it and find ways to defray the cost. Solicit donations and whatnot. The game will be better for it.

    I've bumped it up to 100, but I'll support as many players who want to play.
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    i vote for a $5 per person pool so that the winner gets $250, or $200 and second place gets $50 prize, or some variation. maybe winner of primary and free-for-all games get $100 prize while runners up get $25 prizes. this will also allow you to take a cut out for costs of the game. better do this quick, though, if you would plan to. wait too long and it'll get hard to collect.

    I won't be charging anything for this game. I will be putting a donate/support button on the site, and while it's not necessary it certainly will be appreciated.

    On a completely unrelated note, since the button trading thing has blown up, I'm going to be making some Assassins buttons for those who play. I've got a few designs, so let me know which one you like the best.
    Design 1
    assassins_button_choice_1.png
    Design 2
    assassins_button_choice_2.png
    Design 3
    assassins_button_choice_3.png
    i really like the first one. being an assassin means nobody around you knows what you do, except for others in your industry. having a button that nobody recognizes except other assassins sounds perfect. i would only recommend the splatter from #3 instead.<p />
    as for donating, atleast tell us how much it's costing you. i will give $10 or so, but would feel crappy if it costs you more than that. thanks.

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I definitely vote 1, but with the design a little clearer. Right now the blood obscures it too much. 2 and 3 are a little too likely to be mistaken for Assassin's Creed ads, methinks.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    I definitely vote 1, but with the design a little clearer. Right now the blood obscures it too much. 2 and 3 are a little too likely to be mistaken for Assassin's Creed ads, methinks.

    Yeah, I know what you mean, but it seemed wrong not to do it that way. Anyway, I made the suggested changes to designs 1 and 2 and updated the original post with info on the buttons. Looks like we have 16 people signed up already!

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Alrighty, I'm in. Patient Zero was fun last year, even if it did cut off all circulation to my hand and make my poor Canadian cellphone cry. As far as buttons go, I like the first one as well.

    One thing...whenever I try to change my password on the phenixone profile site, it gives me an error.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    yes, i love #1 now. it's perfecto.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Trotsky, you should be good now.

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I still would like to know how we get these cards.
    Do we meet somewhere and you hand em out?

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    still doesn't want to let me change my password. It doesn't really matter, since I have the email with my password in it.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Woops, you're right! For some reason I was requiring a user to have a first name in there. I'll be adding some feedback on that page later today, but you should be able to change everything now.
    I still would like to know how we get these cards.
    Do we meet somewhere and you hand em out?

    Yeah, I'm thinking a meeting say on Thurday night, Friday morning should work. I'm doing the Pre-PAX dinner and I'll have everyones stuff there, but will probably set up one or two more location/times to meet up.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Alright, it works now. Cheers.

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, I'm thinking a meeting say on Thurday night, Friday morning should work. I'm doing the Pre-PAX dinner and I'll have everyones stuff there, but will probably set up one or two more location/times to meet up.

    Ok then. I'll be at the dinner so that'll work fine.

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  • Labrack2401Labrack2401 Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Okay Im all registered and ready to kill.

    I like design 1 the best

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Woops, you're right! For some reason I was requiring a user to have a first name in there. I'll be adding some feedback on that page later today, but you should be able to change everything now.
    I still would like to know how we get these cards.
    Do we meet somewhere and you hand em out?

    Yeah, I'm thinking a meeting say on Thurday night, Friday morning should work. I'm doing the Pre-PAX dinner and I'll have everyones stuff there, but will probably set up one or two more location/times to meet up.
    the pre-pax dinner should be the official pre-game meeting spot. everyone should be there anyway, since it'll be a great event (and you should all sign up soon, since they have to put money up early).

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