Friday, August 12, 2011

The Assassins' Circle 2011 Starts Monday!

I know, I know. A year is waaaay too long to wait between killing.

But you gotta admit, it makes the thirst for blood that much more intense. For those of you unfamiliar with the annual SoSG ritual of Assassins' Circle, read up on the rules here.

So far we have 22 folks signed up. Circle '09 Champ Fred's Brim is thusfar missing, but Circle '10 Champ rbnlaw is in. Circle '11 Champ is, by definition, in. And Dusty Baker is trying to beg out because of a conference next week. Not sure how to react to that, so please help by answering the poll below.

We have open spots available, so for those not yet signed up, do so by commenting here. Here's who's in so far:

  1. Quad
  2. Neeebs
  3. Spank
  4. Sax
  5. Mr C
  6. Jason
  7. Jen
  8. Steve K
  9. EK
  10. Fernie V
  11. Josh S
  12. Pistol PR
  13. Keven C
  14. Mr F
  15. Paul
  16. rbnlaw
  17. DK323
  18. MLASC
  19. Orel
  20. el montanero
  21. Meanie-B
  22. Greg Finley
  23. DB (pending vote tabulation)

Make sure you enjoy the weekend. After all, you might be dead by Monday.

Should we add DB to the Circle even though he's gonna be at a conference next week?
Yes
No
  
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128 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Bang!

Dusty Baker said...

I just voted No.

QuadSevens said...

I'm just happy LoneyFan hasn't signed up. He killed me in the '09 and '10 Assassins' Circle.


(Runs and hides)

Steve Sax said...

Dusty will be a zombie at the conference, so why not be an early corpse here in AC?

Josh S. said...

I'ma get a bunch of computers and keep voting yes.

Jason said...

I am also seriously considering zombiefying a few computers in our data center to stuff with yes votes.

yesYesYES!

Fernie V said...

Come on DB, I start school on Tuesday, just do it.

Fernie V said...

This didn't get any clearer, don't tell me you are going to make me wait til Monday, bloody Monday to find out.

Spank Horst said...

NO!

Steve Sax said...

We could make this The Assassins' Bicycle Wheel and just put Dusty at the center of the radiating spokes.

Mr. Customer said...

@FV

Behold, the rules for the uninitiated.

Fernie V said...

Thanks Mr C, sort of, I was thinking about going back in time but my flex capacitor is broken.

el montanero said...

Well, until now I'd been a commenting pacifist...but look where it's got me. killKillKILL, bitches!

el montanero said...

Wouldn't have done you much good anyway, FernieV, a flux capacitor will take you backward or forward in time...a flex capacitor will only take you to muscle beach, gold's gym or the factory where they make pregnant women's stretchy-waist pants.

Dusty Baker said...

Aw, shit - it's 11-3. I need to do some campaigning.

Dusty Baker said...

Do we lose tonight? I haven't even checked the sched.

Mr. Customer said...

@DB

Yes.

(I haven't checked the schedule, either)

Steve K said...

Sidebar!

Dusty Baker said...

Shit, now it's 12-3. All those attack ads must be driving up my negatives.

Steve Sax said...

My exit polls have it at 14-1, Dusty

Fernie V said...

Db you going to game developers conference in Europe?

Dusty Baker said...

14-3?? This is some Florida lookin' shit up in here.

#AlGore

Dusty Baker said...

I wish, FV.

Steve K said...

Is it up for a vote as to where DB is in the circle?

Steve Sax said...

Dusty, if it were a referendum on SoSG individuals in particular, we would ALL be dead

I'd probably be dead first

rbnlaw said...

Can't argue with democracy. DB is in, bishes.

Now, again, where's my Brim at?

Dusty Baker said...

I respect the will of the people.

Eric Karros said...

Looks like no faberuben this year, rbn.

el montanero said...

Sure it's 14-3 in the popular vote, DB, but what about the electoral college?

Dusty Baker said...

I was hoping on the Tea Party candidate would take away some yes votes.

Alas, the people have spoken.

Spank Horst said...

I did not vote for you,White Chocolate. Just making sure the minority vote is represented.

killKillKILL

Fernie V said...

I guess I should of kept reading, k read the initiator can't be killed and I figured if I was first in I would advance. Shit I have wait til next year for my do over.

Spank Horst said...

Who's going to protect MB? Not I. BwaHaHa.

Neeebs said...

Come out, come out, whereever you are.

Spank Horst said...

I'm not taking the bait.

Mr. Customer said...

Whoohoo! Got a clear line of fire now that Sax has already jumped.

QuadSevens said...

*Perched in a tree with my sniper rifle ready for Neeebs to come out of hiding*

QuadSevens said...

It's nice having a free round with DB not being able to comment.

Fernie V said...

Did anyone notice we leap frogged the rockies. We are in 3RD PLACE.

Neeebs said...

Spank: Sax is a sitting duck. Whacha waiting for. You think I'm going to kill you with Quad sitting up in that tree? DB has that tree wired with explosives, btw.

QuadSevens said...

DAMN! I knew those pinecones looked suspicious!

Fernie V said...

DB put your pants back on.

rbnlaw said...

Anyone seen Paul?

*goes back to clocktower*

*waits*

rbnlaw said...

Never trust pinecones in an oak tree.

Also the title of on of the Flaming Menudos least known folk songs.

Mr. Customer said...

On the import, that song was "Never trust a girl who won't show you ID", but was changed to appease the PMRC on the domestic track.

Fernie V said...

Spank sax is calling you

Fernie V said...

I guess It is going to be a shoot out at 2:55

rbnlaw said...

I think I might be able to hate Man City as much, if not more than, Man Utd.

Especially with Nasri coming in.

Mr. Customer said...

Go Swansea!

rbnlaw said...

The look a bit out-matched at the moment.

rbnlaw said...

Spank afraid of Neeebs?

Neeebs' mom? Maybe.

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck (City)!

MR.F said...

Hi.

rbnlaw said...

Fuck them thrice.

Neeebs said...

I predict at least 2 suicides by means of 3:01pm or later.

QuadSevens said...

Probably more suicides by "No show".

rbnlaw said...

Imabout ready to fire all my guns at once and explode into space.

#borntobewild

rbnlaw said...

Did DB just cover sax?

rbnlaw said...

Q7 you're in the clear.

QuadSevens said...

Wow! I thought DB was going to be MIA. Now I'm really in the clear.

*chambers one round with Neeebs' name on it*

Neeebs said...

The way I see it, if Q7 waits too long, he could die by Suicide.

If I were him, I'd comment now to avoid any "mishaps."

At least, that's what I would do.

Neeebs said...

But then again, Q7 is a gambler.

QuadSevens said...

I most definitely am a gambler. And I won $70 playing poker this weekend. I like my chances.

Spank Horst said...

Are you a gambler Neeebs?

Spank Horst said...

Buy me a Steel Reserve,Kenny Rogers.

rbnlaw said...

I really hope Paul was hitting the wine early today.

rbnlaw said...

Where my Brim at?

Neeebs said...

Now, if I was Spank, I'd post about now, knowing that Q7 is just waiting to kill me if I decide to take you out.

That's how I'd play it Spanky. Good chance of survival, unless you want to wait for the 2:55 blitzkreig.

rbnlaw said...

Good times.

Spank Horst said...

Actually Neeebs,I've got something more daring in mind.

Spank Horst said...

Looks like the pressure is getting to some. Oh Noooo!!!

Neeebs said...

Q7 covered.

Now spank come out.

MeanieBreanie said...

She lives to see another day. *decides to have a skinny margarita in celebration.

QuadSevens said...

Day 2 has begun. The sacrificial lamb is out roaming the streets.

QuadSevens said...

Heh heh!

Steve Sax said...

(pokes head up)

(in other thread)

QuadSevens said...

Very interesting...

QuadSevens said...

Blood in the streets.

*sips coffee and waits for his target*

Fernie V said...

Seven dead every year. It was already written, I had no choice in the matter.

Fernie V said...

Seven dead every year. It was already written, I had no choice in the matter.

Mr. Customer said...

Bracing for carnage...

rbnlaw said...

Finally, FB invokes the Faberun. I've got time.

rbnlaw said...

I wish they'd disable the bells in this clocktower. I heard the owners of the strip-mall wouldn't think of doing it.

rbnlaw said...

Time please.

rbnlaw said...

Closer.

QuadSevens said...

Come on out kiddies.

rbnlaw said...

and so it begins. . .

QuadSevens said...

killkillKILL!!!

rbnlaw said...

Wow! Death comes before lunch!

Keven C. with the gambit; Neeebs stumbles out after one too many mimosas.

Q7- deadly aim.

Mr. Customer said...

*checks tripwire perimeter*

QuadSevens said...

And now I wait...

Keven C said...

Had to be done. Got meetings today and won't be here to take a shot.

Or will I?

QuadSevens said...

I wonder if Neeebs thought he would be the initiator with his post.

rbnlaw said...

I believe so, Q. Hence, the "Balls" comment.

rbnlaw said...

And 6 hours in a clocktower is hell on my joints. I should smoke one.

Eric Karros said...

Hey, question for the AC crowd: how do you think a 'Blind Assassins' Circle' would play out?

In other words, nobody knows where they stand in the circle, so initially everyone's essentially randomly firing shots and seeing if they hit anything.

But as people get killed, their position in the circle is revealed, so slowly the picture is uncovered.

Mr. Customer said...

Interesting, though strategy would be a bitch.

Eric Karros said...

I also ruminated over the idea of having each player, in the order they signed up, pick who they want their stalker to be.

Thus, there is an implied diss if someone picks you as their stalker, making the game more personal.

I wish I did that this year. Oh well.

Mr. Customer said...

What about a random order each day? Or have it set by the order of the previous day's comments (essentially killing the faberuben strategy)?

Neeebs said...

Actually, I'm on the road all day tomorrow, so my strategy was to post as early as possible and see if Q7 would risk getting killed for a kill. I assume the odds of getting killed were 50/50. Didn't really matter if I was an initiator or not. Early plays with a big crowd can pan out. Waiting until noonish, not so smart.

QuadSevens said...

Neeebs - Your comment reads like a well thought out tournament poker strategy to me. Maybe I just have poker on the mind.

QuadSevens said...

I took my chances with the kill because I was hoping that MB would be tied up with work again today and someone would cover me.

rbnlaw said...

C'mon, Marla. Take out MB. She's got that empty death stare.

Just one shot.


C'mon.

Mr. Customer said...

There's minimal cover left, but I know Spank is lurking.

rbnlaw said...

cross-hairs getting blurry.

Neeebs said...

"I know that Spank is lurking."

A universal statement if there ever was one.

Spank Horst said...

*sharpens axe*

Mr. Customer said...

Take him down like Nicholson did Scatman Crothers

MeanieBreanie said...

I'm feeling blood hungry and bitchy today. Since I already have killed my target can I kill another in the same day if they show up or do I have to prolong the agony?

Eric Karros said...

Easy there, cowboy. One kill per round. That's why we've outfitted you all with single-shot rifles only.

QuadSevens said...

But if you feel like taking a pitchfork to some zombie's head, go for it!

rbnlaw said...

Rifles? All I got was a rock. . .



and a slingshot.

Spank Horst said...

dieDieDIE!

Spank Horst said...

I've got a spork.

rbnlaw said...

*wakes up*
*stretches*



*has to pee like Secretariat*

Keven C said...

good morning

Spank Horst said...

Collusion!

Spank Horst said...

Confusion!

Spank Horst said...

Contusion!

QuadSevens said...

Conclusion!

Spank Horst said...

*stalks*

Keven C said...

*hides*

Keven C said...

Initiating!!!!




(my legs to walk down the hall and get a cup of coffee.)

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Dusty Baker said...

Why you wanna dis me like that, EK?

Keven C said...

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