Friday, August 19, 2011

The Assassins' Circle, Kill Thread 5

Ok final three, it's time to KILL OR BE KILLED.

Though technically I guess it's not necessarily an 'or' since it's possible to both kill AND be killed. And after further thought, neither might happen too if the sequence of comments so dictates. And oh yeah that's right, another possible outcome is one could kill himself if he doesn't comment by 3pm.

So then let me rephrase: Ok final three, it's time to KILL OR BE KILLED OR KILL ONESELF OR THE FIRST TWO OPTIONS BUT NOT THE THIRD (I.E. KILL AND BE KILLED) OR NONE OF THE ABOVE. Thankfully the sense of urgency is still intact thanks to the use of all-caps.

Side conversation thread here and rules here.

59 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Finish it!

Steve Sax said...

It's an Assassins' Triangle!

Josh S. said...

I got a finski on Spank.

Neeebs said...

Bartender. Give me one Bourbon, one Scotch, and one beer.

MR.F said...

KILL KILL KILL!!!

QuadSevens said...

One drink ain't enough Jack, you better make it three.

rbnlaw said...

I said, I know. You funny, too.

Latest odds have Marla and Spank as co-favorites; Keven C is the darkhorse at 3-1.

Brim, get me a Guinness. It's breakfast time!

Neeebs said...

Everybody's kinda fffffunny.

Josh S. said...

My other bet is on the 3:00 scrum going like so:

MLASC
Spank
Keven C

And we continue for another day.

Eric Karros said...

Just a reminder, assassins get the weekend off too, so if the game's still on after today, we're back on Monday.

Orel said...

I feel like the guy in "Out of Sight" who accidentally shoots himself running up the stairs.

Neeebs said...

But Josh:

You forgot to factor an Initiator comment, because all comments from players either dead or not participating are thrown out.

We still don't have an initiator comment.

Someone gets a double shot.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, but in my scenario above, MLASC initiates, Spank saves him, and Keven saves Spank, rendering MLASC's second shot useless.

None of this would happen intentionally, of course. That's just how I see it laying out in the rush to comment before 3:01.

Eric Karros said...

If it's the expected 3 o'clock scramble they probably won't know who the initiator is til it's all over

Dusty Baker said...

(practices patented shot-blocking move)

Fernie V said...

Bang bang

Fernie V said...

DB I read Practices patented cock blocking technique

Neeebs said...

@EK:

That's why all three of them will double load, Just in case.

Classic AC strategum.

Neeebs said...

Now DB, its your turn to buy. Guiness up?

Keven C said...

SPANK! DON'T SHOOT! That guarantees you lose!

Spank Horst said...

DIE MOFO!

Keven C said...

pop

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Shazam.

Keven C said...

damn

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

YOU RAT BASTARD

Spank Horst said...

hahahahahazhzahahahahahahaha

Keven C said...

Sorry. That was my only chance. Have fun in the tiebreaker

Spank Horst said...

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

So we do this again? MY HEART CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Also, I might be busy at three on Monday, so I'm really fucked.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I demand ruling from EK!

MR.F said...

Need ESPN-like summary with highlights, now!

Keven C said...

Perhaps using the MacGruber celery strategy was a bad idea.

Spank Horst said...

No ruling necessary. Me and Marla on Monday. Buy your tickets now and get half price booze at the assassins bar, courtesy of Sax.

MR.F said...

I thought Sax was decidedly anti-half-price booze?

Spank Horst said...

@ Mr.F

Saxy changed his mind when i made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

#ALF Badges

Keven C said...

Since there's no current tiebreaker rule, might I suggest a duel at high noon on Monday?

Josh S. said...

That was cool.

Eric Karros said...

Sorry guys can't parse through the comments on my crappy mobile device but will have ruling late tonight or tomorrow before you all are up

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I like Keven C's idea. Have a draw at high noon so we don't have to piddle away six hours.

Jason said...

@Orel 1:59

You feel like Plaxico?

Orel said...

(shoots self)

Spank Horst said...

I agree with Mlasc about Keven C's idea. Let's do it.

Jason said...

(drafts Orel in fantasy football)

Neeebs said...

The strategum book says early initiator in a two man shootout, might be the play.

Could be even more interesting if both players gambit the initiator, exposing the slow trigger to instant Mutual Assured Destruction.

Keven C said...

My two cents:
Duel.
Monday.
Noon.
No initiator.
One shot only.
First shot at noon wins.
Shoot early and you're dead.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

EK's original rules say that, if it comes to a final two, the one with the most kills wins. He then says that, "if they're tied, well, we'll cross that bridge if we get to it."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Spank's kill today puts the two of us at two kills apiece.

MR.F said...

High noon duel!

Josh S. said...

An idea to draw this out a bit:

Winner determined in a game of "Stalker become the stalkee":

In the thread (during a set, SHORT time window), Spank and MLASC are now being hunted by their two respective victims. Each victim gets one kill shot, so MLASC and Spank must each post twice in the time window. Whoever is killed first (or fails to post twice) loses.

Catch: Other dead players may provide ONE cover comment.

If both survive by the end, THEN go to the draw at high noon.

I didn't give this much thought, but you can kinda see where I'm going with it.

rbnlaw said...

Ask yourselves, "What would the Faberun do?"

Speaking for The Brim, we'd drink. First one to pass out loses.

Eric Karros said...

Its faberuben. Google it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I guess I should change into my duelin' attire.

Dusty Baker said...

@FV @2.50

that's actually exactly what i had in my head when i crafted that statement.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs at 2.52

No, Guinness on the rocks.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm not sure I understand what happened.

Nor do I think I understand how this AC round went.

Steve Sax said...

I am only supportive of a high-noon duel if Spank and Marla go at it in person. Their choice:

--Octagon
--Wipeout course
--Chuck E Cheese Whac A Mole (three rounds, aggregate score)

Eric Karros said...

Tiebreaker ruling to post tomorrow 9am.