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[edit] Debconf Assassins

Get ready for round five! After missing any Assassins game at DC10 and DC11, we would like to have one at DC12.

Debconf Assassins will take place during Debconf12 in Managua. It's a fun game, the rules are simple and shall be explained shortly.

Make sure to sign up via the conference management system now if you want to play.

The game starts on Saturday July 7Th 21:00h local time (Managua) (If you come later, don't worry. Late-comers are added into the game whenever someone dies.)

The game will end on Saturday July 14th 15:00 local time (Managua) and the winner will be nominated during the closing talk.

Please only register for the game if you arrive at Debconf on Sunday 7th or earlier, and leave Debconf on Saturday 14th or later.

[edit] Rules

We are playing with similar rules as in the last years.

Everyone gets a target person randomly picked from the list of people playing the game. Be sure not to tell anyone who your target is. Your task is to ghostify (we won't use violent terms such as "assassinate" or "kill" anymore) your victim by touching him/her with a (clean) sock on the upper body. The sock must be in your hands at time of contact. Also, please refrain from any violence.

When you ghostify your target, login to the Assassins interface and tell it that you have done so. Your target has to confirm this, and after that happened you get a new target assigned. Should this not happen within 2 hours or should your target outright refuse to confirm the ghostification, please contact the Admins running this game, reachable at (or just talk to bubulle).

If you get ghostified, DO NOT TELL ANYONE YOUR TARGET. Keep it SECRET. But login to the Assassins interface as soon as you can and confirm the ghostification! You are allowed to wander through the hacklab by wearing a blank sheet if you find this is funny, though.

At the end of the game, the winner will be determined by the largest number of ghosts (s)he created.

Now here are the rules:

  • You must touch/brush/pet/whack your target with a (clean) sock on the upper body. The sock has to be in your hands at the moment of contact.
  • No other participant of the game (ghost or not) may witness this act. If someone does and announces it (or confirms the victim's claim), your mission failed. You must wait 24 hours before you can retry (but now your target knows whom to watch out for). The other rules still apply as before, meaning you still have to catch your target alone after those 24 hours. So you better be careful.
  • You are not allowed to "attack" in the person's own room.
  • Bathrooms are off-limits. So is sauna. Pool is allowed.
  • Never talk about the game to anyone while it's going on. Well, that's a guideline, not a rule. There is more tension if no-one knows who to look out for or what's happening.

[edit] Comments or questions?

[edit] Hints

In case it doesn't like to save things for you - make sure you are in dc12 conference set, not any other conference in the future or in the past. (This game could run for more than one conference).

Also, make sure you dont reload the "have_patience" page.

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[edit] Participants

To register for the game, please go to [| your personal page in Penta]and check the "Participate in the Assassins game" checkbox. That's all.

Then, you'll be notified on time about your first target by one of the "refereees".

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