UEA Assassins Society
If you want to kill your friends for fame and fortune, then the Assassins society is for you! Using Nerf blasters, home-made weapons, or any other safe, fun method you can think of, we run week-long games across campus where the aim is to hunt down other members of the society and "eliminate" them. In addition to this, we run action packed minigames on Saturday afternoon outside (weather permitting) or inside, along with weapon creation sessions and occasional socials and an end of year varsity trip. We’re a relaxed and welcoming group to all play styles and abilities.
Almost anything can be used as a lethal weapon! Nerf guns are our most common weapons of choice, but kills have previously been made with light-sabers, spatulas, pens and a banana, amongst other things. We run melee weapon creation sessions for making cardboard swords, foam daggers, sheilds, or anything else you can make - we even provide the cardboard! The only restrictions are that your weapons must not actually hurt anyone, and they must not make a mess, so no BB guns, and no water pistols!
We run a variety of game types at different events. Our week-long games take place across the whole of campus, where players can take down opponents in between lectures. Game modes include the likes of the classic Team Deathmatch, the momentum-based Warlords (your victims join your team on the following day), the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, and the nail-biting Guild game. In these games, you can typically expect to join back in on the next day if you die, and you can identify the other players by looking for a green or yellow armband on their arm. In some games, rather than a team of players to take on, you'll be given a single target and their timetable with which to hunt them down. But watch out - another player will be hunting you too!
Our minigames take a more fast-paced form and usually happen on Saturday afternoons. We get out our bigger guns (and often lend them to newer members if we think you're outgunned) before engaging in call-of-duty-style nerf wars in Earlham Park, outside the Ziggurats, or in Congregation Hall. We often head to the bar afterwards, and this is a great opportunity to properly meet and make friends with your fellow assassins!
We run a variety of socials throughout the year, including quizzes, barbeques, parties, and board game nights. At the end of the summer term, we also take part in the Assassins Varsity competition in which societies from around the UK meet up for a bumper session of minigames over a weekend. We get to hang out with other large guilds such as Sheffield, York and Durham, check out the host city and have a lot of fun!
Further Information and Event Schedule
All details about our upcoming events can be found through our Facebook page, along with rules, and the occasional bounty for rewards.
If you have any questions, please feel free to message any of the committee through their Facebook profiles or directly email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee for the year 2018/19:
President - Nathaniel Hammacott
Secretary - Alex Samuel
Treasurer - Justin Cheetham
Union Rep - Maggie Callow
Health and Safety Officer - Alex Samuel
Equality and Diversity Champion - Jenni Caitens-Smith
Social Sec - Sarah Atherton
Gamesmaster -Luke Ackroyd
First Year Rep - (TBA)