Friday, July 15, 2005

StreetWars: Killer NYC

Think you've got what it takes?

StreetWars: Team Killer – The Killing Begins August 1st

A round-robin, all city, 24/7 water-gun assassination tournament
Sign Up Deadline EXTENDED to Thursday July 25th

What is StreetWars:Killer?

StreetWars:Killer is an assasination tournament. Find out more about the Shadow Government activities in this CTV video, and this CBC Radio One interview

At the start of the game you will receive a manila envelope containing the following:

  • A picture of your intended target(s)
  • The home address of your intended target(s)
  • The work address of your intended target(s)
  • The name of your intended target(s)
  • Contact information of your intended target(s)

Upon receipt of these items, your (or your team's) mission is to find and kill (by way of water gun, water balloon or super soaker) your target(s).

You can hunt your target down any way you see fit; you can pose as a delivery person and jack them when they open the door, disguise yourself and take them out on the street, etc.

If you are successful in your assassination attempt, the person you killed will give you their envelope and the person they were supposed to kill becomes your new target. This continues until you work yourself through all the players and retrieve the envelope with your (or your team's) picture(s) and name(s). Then you win. Cash…but first live in fear.

To find out more... read stories posted by players in our current New York City Game
I have not played the game of Assassin/Killer in forever. Last time I played it was in high school and we played all over the San Fernando Valley. It was a $10 buy in winner take all usually there were about 15-20 of us. Rules vary from place to place. Some allow for one or two witnesses, others say no witnesses. Some allow for the use of co-conspiritors, poisons, bombs, poison gas, deadly handshakes, kisses of death, and whatever else the imagination can create for playing an imaginary game of assasination.

I never bothered to look up the game rules on the internet but low and behold the game is still being played mostly by college students.

It looks like this would be a fun way to spend August, but quite honestly I don't know where I'll find the time if my hit is located in Staten Island or Bayside Queens especially since the rule is one assassination attempt every week.

-update: damn someone reminded me that this was originally a Steve Jackson Game one of the first LARPs (live action role play.) Damn I feel old.

from the SJ website:

Watch Your Back!
You might be::
Bitten by rubber snakes!
with peanuts!
Electrocuted by ropes!
Bombed with pillows!
Shot with
a banana!
Hosed & sprinkled, squirted and boffed . . . even ping-ponged!


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