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Join a world filled with assassins at PAX East 2015. Pick a faction, grab a mission and watch your back.
Join a world filled with assassins at PAX East 2015. Pick a faction, grab a mission and watch your back.
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You walk into a large space filled with people; bright lights and loud sounds grab your attention. Your eyes narrow as you scan the crowd, searching for your prey. A chilling sensation sweeps up your spine; you are being watched. You duck around a corner, sneaking a quick glance over your shoulder and see... nothing. But you can’t shake the feeling that someone is hunting you.

What is Assassins Ball?

Assassins Ball is a community social game played at PAX East 2015 in Boston, MA, March 6th - 8th. To play in Assassins Ball you need to be attending PAX East 2015 for at least one day.

In Assassins Ball you play an assassin joining forces with one of five factions. You will be given missions to find specific players within the crowd and "assassinate" them. 

Assassins Kit

Each Assassins Kit comes with a large 3" Player Button, a smaller 1.5" button that denotes your faction, and a small card that you will show to players who assassinate you so they can confirm their kills. These materials are stored on a heavy card within an envelope for easy storage, safe shipping and travel.

Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.
Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.

Player Badge

Each assassins kit comes with a 3" button called the Players Badge.  This button allows you to identify people playing Assassins Ball and see whether they are a potential target at a glance.

Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.
Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.

The button has both a standard pin-back and clothing magnet attachment to ensure it stays on. The button should be worn on your left arm facing out or on the upper left side of your chest.

Kill Confirm

In addition to the player button each kit comes with a Kill Confirm card that will be used so other players can confirm they have attacked the correct target. This card has a prominent QR Code printed on it as well as an alphanumeric backup code.

Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.
Final mockup. Printed product will appear slightly different.

After assassinating a target a player can scan the QR code or make note of the code to confirm they have attacked the correct target.

Website

The games website (http://www.phenixone.com) will be your main tool for learning more about Assassins Ball, registering your kit and receiving missions. You can also view your prestige and ranking compared to other players overall and in your allied faction. 

How to Play

Once you've received your kit you will need to go to the games website and register your player button; You will need to create an account that requires a valid email address prior to this step. 

Missions

Missions are comprised of a primary target, a range of secondary targets, and an optional faction.  Any player whose player symbol matches the primary or secondary target symbols listed on your card is a possible target.

Once a mission has been assigned, you will notice that a timer starts to countdown on the website. After a few hours' the timer will reach zero and if you have not found your target you may request a new mission.

Assassinating Players

Should your target be performing an activity that would be disrupted by you approaching them please wait for the player to finish their activity first. Players are encouraged to be creative when assassinating players please:

  • Do not Use prop weapons
  • Do not do things that could be considered threatening (Physical contact, proximity)
  • Above all don’t ruin someones fun

Confirming assassinations

To complete your mission you will need to record the Kill Confirm code on your targets Kill Confirm card.  You may take a picture of the card or otherwise record the number on it to use on the Current Mission page of the site.  Do not take your targets Kill Confirm card.

Being assassinated

If a player approaches you and informs you they are your assassin show them your Kill Confirm card but do not let them take it. Once they have recorded the code they will hand it back to you. That's it!

Factions

Factions are powerful organizations who employ assassins like yourself to further their goals.  Each faction can be easily distinguished on Player Buttons and Mission Cards by their sigils, shown below:

Factions, Emblems and Themes
Factions, Emblems and Themes
Watch your back

While you will never receive a mission to assassinate a player from your faction this does not mean you are safe from your fellow faction members; they may still assassinate you and you are free to assassinate them.

You can visit the game website for more information about each of the factions here. Which faction are you?

Premium Kits  

The HITMAN and KILLERS tiers include nicer version(s) of the regular Assassins Kits and one or two faction etched pint glasses, respectively. 

Like with Assassins Kits you will choose the faction you would like on your glass(es) in the backed report.  

The faction etched glasses are hand made and while no two will be alike they will all look awesome! If these do well expect more of these to show up in the future.  The glasses will ship out as they are ready but we expect them to be completed before the end of March.

Kingsport Raider faction etched glass & premium kit
Kingsport Raider faction etched glass & premium kit
Robot Ninjas faction etched glass & premium kit
Robot Ninjas faction etched glass & premium kit
Varsity Dead faction etched glass & premium kit
Varsity Dead faction etched glass & premium kit
Cowboy 'Verse and Sparkly Ponies faction etched galsses
Cowboy 'Verse and Sparkly Ponies faction etched galsses

Risks and challenges

This is the twelfth Assassins game I have run and the fifth using a new process that sources professionally printed materials from various vendors and printers. This will also be the third game run on the new website which has been built to be responsive to most device layouts.

In that respect there is very little risk of completing the physical side of the project. As for fulfillment, this campaign is a bit shorter than past ones to ensure that I can receive your shipping info and give kits time to reach their destinations before you begin travelling.

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    THE PROFESSIONAL [EARLY-BIRD]: Receive one Assassin Kit containing everything needed for you to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit faction will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    THE JACKAL: Receive one Assassin Kit containing everything needed for you to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit faction will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    NPC ROLE: Receive one faction etched pint glass. Your glass faction will be selected in the backer survey when the campaign completes.

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    MR. AND MRS. SMITH [EARLY-BIRD]: Receive two Assassin Kits containing everything needed needed for you and a friend to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS: Receive two Assassin Kits containing everything needed needed for you and a friend to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    HITMAN [PREMIUM]: Receive one premium Assassin Kit containing everything needed for you to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015 and one faction etched pint glass. Your kit faction will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    THE WHOLE NINE YARDS [EARLY-BIRD]: Receive five Assassin Kits containing everything needed needed for you and four friends to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    KILLERS [PREMIUM] Receive two premium Assassin Kits containing everything needed for you and a friend to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015 plus two faction etched pint glass. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    SMOKIN' ACES: Receive five Assassin Kits containing everything needed needed for you and four friends to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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    THE ORGANIZATION: Receive ten Assassin Kits containing everything needed needed for you and nine friends to play Assassins Ball at PAX East 2015. Your kit factions will be selected in the backer survey sent after the campaign completes.

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