The Assassination Games are a series of role-playing games that have taken place on Scioly.org since 2008. The first Assassinator, and founder of the game, was Skystrider. The games have been played somewhat regularly since the first one.
How It's Played
Assassinator: The assassinator, commonly called "the sassy" or "assasstornado," is the host of the game. There is an account designated for this purpose which is passed from the one assassinator to the next. The assassinator's objective is to "kill" users without having their true identity discovered.
Officers: When a game starts, users can become an officer. Officers have the power to protect players from being killed and accuse the assassinator of his identity. There are typically five officers in a game.
Civilians: This is essentially everybody else. Civilians can help the officers solve the clues and discover the identity of the assassinator, but they have no power to protect or accuse.
The Dead: Typically, once killed, a user cannot post about the game. In some games they may not post in the game thread at all, though usually minimal posting is tolerated as long as they don't help the officers.
Although the rules vary from game to game, they are based on a basic set of rules that have evolved as the games have been played. Occasionally an assassinator will introduce bold new rules or novel game styles, some of which worked and some of which didn't. A good portion of game-to-game modifications are special provisions unique to each game, while in some instances the entire system of roles, scoring, and more have been uprooted. The basic rules are as follows:
- 1. The officers will be the next five people who send correct answers to the clue. Put in a bit of thought before posting. If you have not been around for awhile, it is less likely that you will be able to identify me.
- 2. There will be no "informants", but civilians may post.
- 3. People will die. However, there are some exceptions. I will not kill administrators or moderators. In return, I ask that they not reveal my identity.
- 4. Officers may protect one person per clue.
- 5. Once an officer has made three incorrect accusations, they may not accuse or protect anyone.
- 6. The assassin will provide clues which plainly point to their next victim, and occasionally to theirself.
- 7. The assassin will continue to post with his true account, and may provide hints there.
- 8. When accusing someone of being Assassinator you must use the following template "I accuse (place name here) because (give reason here)." If you don't use this template when accusing the accusation won't count.
- 9. Once "killed" a user may not post about the identity of the assassinator.
- 10. Non officers may post.
- 11. Each clue will last 48 hours, after which the Assassinator will kill.
- 12. If the Assassinator does not reply in 7 days after all protects are made, each officer gets a free accusation. However that accusation must be made next time the user posts and cannot be stored as an extra one to use later.
- 13. Each officer begins with one accusation. You will earn an accusation with each correct protection.
- 14. The Assassinator wins after 15 incorrect accusations have been made, but the number needed to win goes down by one with each kill.
- 15. The Assassinator reserves the right to add to these rules as they deem necessary.
A new game starts when the assassinator starts a new thread with the number and title of the game. In the first post the assassinator will provide the rules and usually a short story or introduction to the game. Each game usually has a theme which has to do with the title and stories provided by the assassinator. Some games are heavily themed, whereas others, especially early games, had virtually no theme. The assassinator will also provide the opportunity for becoming an officer. Often this is an entry clue, which must be solved and the answer PM'd to the assassinator. Another common way is the assassinator will say, "The first five people to post in this thread will become an officer." Once all five officers have been selected the assassinator will provide the first clue and the game starts. Note that it is possible and actually rather common for the assassinator to be an officer through their true account.
The assassinator will provide a clue that points to their next victim. These are commonly referred to as "Kill Clues." It is up to the officers to solve the clue and protect the assassinator's target. Anyone is welcome to help solve the clue, though only officers may protect. Once solved, clues will commonly refer to a user's name, school, avatar, previous posts, location, or signature. Popular types of clues include ciphers, word puzzles, dates, coordinates, hidden text, math, and pictures. Good clues will directly point to one user, though it is not uncommon to have vague or ambiguous clues which could point to multiple users. It is traditional and expected for the assassinator to only target active users that are or have previously been involved with the games. Note that the assassinator may target themselves. It is also expected that the assassinator will refrain from killing moderators or admins, though they are occasionally targeted. Officers may protect within the time limit given by the assassinator, usually 48 hours, after which any protects made will be ignored. After the time limit is up, or all the officers have made their protections the assassinator will post. If an officer protected correctly, then the target will not die and that officer will receive an accusation. If the target was not protected, then the assassinator will "kill" them. Then the assassinator will provide the next clue and it all starts again.
The main objective for the officers is to figure out who the assassinator actually is. The assassinator will provide "Identity Clues" which are usually very difficult to discern and sometimes aren't even used to discover who the assassinator is. Officers may use any tools and resources at their disposal to find out who the assassinator is. Once an officer thinks that they might know who the assassinator is, they may make an "Accusation" if they have one. If they are correct then they win the game. If not, then the game continues.
The officer or officers win when the assassinators identity is discovered and an officer correctly accuses them, or in the rare case that the assassinator quits or "kills" themselves. The assassinator wins when the kill/accusation countdown reaches zero, when all officers are dead, or when all possible accusations have been used. At the end of the game, the winning officer will choose the next assassinator and PM their pick to the assassinator. If the assassinator won, then they will pick the next assassinator. Then the account will be transferred and a new game will start.
|#||Title||Assassinator||Total Kills||Officer Kills||Clues Given||Correct Accusing Officer||Start Date||Winner||Special Notes|
|1||Mafia Reborn||Skystrider||1||0||3||tehkubix||17 June 2008||Officers|
|2||The Return||starpug||2||0||6||dudeincolorado||5 July 2008||Officers|
|3||The Grudge||dudeincolorado||1||0||6||Pleiades||18 July 2008||Officers|
|4||The Killing Spree||gneissisnice||1||0||6||tehkubix||3 August 2008||Officers|
|5||Assassinator's Revenge||rocketman1555||3||0||5||starpug||15 August 2008||Officers|
|6||Camera Obscura||SiegeLord||3||0||8||rocketman1555||20 August 2008||Officers|
|7||The Deal||tehkubix||0||0||0||starpug||27 August 2008||Officers|
|8||Redemption||starpug||4||3||9||tehkubix||31 August 2008||Officers|
|9||The Reformation||dudeincolorado||1||0||4||rocketman1555||19 September 2008||Officers|
|10||The New Era||robotman09||4||2||13||none||2 October 2008||Officers||Assassinator committed "suicide"|
|11||Murder of the Minds||gneissisnice||2||1||10||rocketman1555||29 October 2008||Officers|
|12||Reign of the Hunted||ichaelm||0||0||9||starpug||7 December 2008||Officers|
|13||Hell is for Children||Inuyashakusho (Deeisenberg)||0||0||2||robotman09||15 December 2008||Officers|
|14||Murder from Behind||genes_girl||0||0||5||Aia||16 December 2008||Officers|
|15||The Bloodiest Bedlam||Aia||1||0||2||cooltiger||21 December 2008||Officers|
|16||The Agonizing Abyss||eyeball138||3||1||12||rocketman1555||31 December 2008||Officers|
|17||The Painful Plateaus||robotman09||6||3 (1 guessed out)||19||croman74||13 January 2009||Officers|
|18||The Great Fear||Pleiades||2||0||10||starpug||2 February 2009||Officers|
|19||The Westley Wind||starpug||0||0 (1 guessed out)||5||sweetcoop||24 February 2009||Officers|
|20||The Mobbing at Mosca||sweetcoop||0||0||3||Pleiades||4 March 2009||Officers|
|21||The Hotel Hell||croman74||2||0||4||trajectoryroxs||6 March 2009||Officers|
|22||Periculosus Mors||trajectoryroxs||0||0||6||cooltiger||9 March 2009||Officers|
|23||The Bloody Graveyard||Jocool||0||0||3||croman74||10 March 2009||Officers|
|24||The Final Fall||Cooltiger||0||0||1||eyeball138||10 March 2009||Officers|
|25||Death Incarnate||rocketman1555||0||0||2||trajectoryroxs||12 March 2009||Officers|
|26||The Bloody Knife||Thewho||1||0||5||JonnyC||3 April 2009||Officers|
|27||The Macabre Massacre||EastStroudsburg13||1||0||3||trajectoryroxs||8 April 2009||Officers|
|28||Nightfall||chia (gave up)||2||0||9||none||16 April 2009||Officers|
|29||Bloodbath of Betreyal||X_SOninja_X||1||0||5||Gyourkoshaven||6 June 2009||Officers|
|30||Ashes to Ashes||JonnyC||0||0 (1 guessed out)||4||haven chuck||2 July 2009||Officers|
|31||Guernica||Inuyashakusho (Deeisenberg)||0||0||0||none||6 July 2009||Officers||The Assassinator gave up|
|32||Death of the Innocents||Inuyashakusho (Deeisenberg)||0||0||1||Starpug||7 July 2009||Officers|
|33||The Powerful Purge||fmtiger124||0||0||1||eyeball138||7 July 2009||Officers|
|34||A Bit of Culture||dudeincolorado||0||0||1||croman74||8 July 2009||Officers|
|35||The Time is Now||fmtiger124||2||1||3||Pleiades||11 July 2009||Officers|
|36||The Forsaken Forum||croman74||1||0||2||JonnyC||20 July 2009||Officers|
|37||Stairway to Death||Pleaides||2||1||4||nejanimb||25 July 2009||Officers|
|38||Old-School Murder||gyourkoshaven||2||0||5||robotman09||23 August 2009||Officers|
|39||Sepolcro di Dispiacere||robotman09 and Deeisenberg||1||0||6||eyeball138||14 September 2009||Officers|
|40||Death on the High Seas||starpug||0||0||6||rocketman1555||27 September 2009||Officers|
|41||Ezekiel 25:17||RandomPerson52||1||0||2||fmtiger124||4 October 2009||Officers|
|42||DON'T PANIC||nejanimb||0||0||3||robotman09||4 October 2009||Officers|
|43||Revenge of the Fallen||AlphaTauri||0||0||6||SOninja||9 October 2009||Officers|
|44||Rouge Assassin||DarkSabre||2||0 (3 Guessed Out)||10||croman74||18 October 2009||Officers||The Assassinator used a special set of rules involving 10 officers and each officer got a "co-accusation" and a normal accusation|
|45||The Poetic Assassin||gneissisnice||0||0||5||AlphaTauri||2 November 2009||Officers|
|46||Ashen Cadavers||X_SOninja_X||1||0||5||blue cobra||8 November 2009||Officers|
|47||Join the Dark Side||blue cobra||1||0||6||none||21 November 2009||Officers||The Assassinator committed "suicide"|
|48||Killing on the River||sweetcoop||0||0||4||none||39 December 2009||Officers||The Assassinator gave up|
|49||A Red Herring||robodude||3||3||5||fmtiger124||10 February 2010||Officers|
|50||Scylla's Sceptre||EastStroudsburg13, robotman09, Deeisenberg, starpug, fmtiger124, and DarkSabre||5||1||8||RandomPerson52 (Got majority of Accusations)||25 February 2010||Officers|
|51||Where No One Has Died Before||zyzzyva98||3||2||4||winneratlife||14 April 2010||Officers|
|52||Checkmate||robodude||3||1||7||fmtiger124||25 April 2010||Officers|
|53||The Wanderer||amerikestrel||1||0||7||EastStroudsburg13||13 May 2010||Officers|
|54||The Untouchable||paleonaps||1||1 (1 guessed out)||6||zyzzyva98||3 June 2010||Officers|
|55||The Cup of Death||winneratlife||1||0||3||fmtiger124||21 June 2010||Officers|
|56||Mission Impossible||Paradox21||5||1 (4 guessed out)||10||none||4 July 2010||Assassinator||This was the first game won by an Assassinator.|
|57||Judgment Day||IdahoSciGuy||3||3||8||robodude||4 August 2010||Officers|
|58||A Killing Carol||robodude||1||1||3||Paradox21||22 August 2010||Officers|
|59||At The Bell's Chime||robodude||0||0||4||fmtiger124||30 August 2010||Officers|
|60||The Lottery||RandomPerson52||5||0 (1 guessed out)||10||AlphaTauri||14 September 2010||Officers|
|61||Murder Theater||zyzzyva98||0||0||3||trajectoryroxs||17 October 2010||Officers|
|62||Game Over||IdahoSciGuy||4||1||0||robodude||23 October 2010||Officers||The Beans were spilled by trajectoryroxs|
|63||The Mob Seizes Power||IdahoSciGuy & ???||zyzzyva98||1 November 2010||Officers||The second Assassinator's identity was never revealed. A modified version of the rules were used, set up to be similar to traditional games of Mafia|
|64||The Hosts of History Arise||kjhsscioly||4||1||9||ophiophagus||31 December 2010||Officers|
|65||The Psychopath Next Door||quizbowl & paleonaps||3||2||6||winneratlife||28 March 2011||Officers|
|66||The Revival||fmtiger124||1||0||8||brobo||3 April 2011||Officers|
|67||A Partisan Divide||Kokonilly||0||0||1||winneratlife||10 April 2011||Officers|
|68||Heroes and Villains||Kokonilly||0||0||2||Luo||10 April 2011||Officers|
|69||Rise of a Dynasty||thewinner||1||1||6||winneratlife||12 April 2011||Officers|
|70||Rational Revenge||aubrey048||0||0||1||Kokonilly||18 April 2011||Officers|
|71||Rise of the Unknown||fmtiger124||1||1||3||zyzzyva98||19 April 2011||Officers|
|72||Pandora's Box||ophiophagus||3||1||5||EpicFailOlympian||25 April 2011||Officers|
|73||Gunfight at the S.O. Corral||zyzzyva98||3||2 (3 guessed out)||14||none||7 May 2011||Assassinator|
|74||Dead Island||IdahoSciGuy||1||0||0||AlphaTauri||27 May 2011||Officers|
|75||The Point of No Return||AlphaTauri||4||1 (1 guessed out)||12||harryk||14 June 2011||Officers|
|76||Blue Sands||harryk||0||0||1||TheGenius||25 July 2011||Officers|
|77||Coup d'état||paleonaps||3||0||10||fmtiger124||27 July 2011||Officers||A modified set of rules were used where there were 10 officers, each with 3 accusations, and clues were given in bursts of five|
|78||Destiny Calls||fmtiger124||1||1||4||RandomPerson||8 August 2011||Officers|
|79||Elementary My Dear Watson||rocketman1555||9||5||9||none||12 August 2011||Assassinator|
|80||The Wretched Wraith||--||3||1 (4 guessed out)||4||none||31 August 2011||Assassinator|
|81||End of the World||haverstall||11||3 (2 guessed out)||19||none||12 September 2011||Assassinator|
|82||The Great War||paleonaps||3||0||8||Littleboy||24 November 2011||Officers|
|83||A Christmas Killing||harryk||7||1||19||EASTstroudsburg13||24 December 2011||Officers|
|84||It's Fairy Tale Time||Littleboy||0||0||3||foreverphysics||23 February 2012||Officers|
|85||A Simple Test||TheGenius||7||2||16||harryk||20 March 2012||Officers|
|86||The Labyrinth City||foreverphysics||12||3||17||none||26 April 2012||Assassinator|
|87||Crossfire||AlphaTauri||3||1||13||twototwenty||24 June 2012||Officers|
|88||A Social Experiment||Kokonilly||3||2||7||none||18 July 2012||Officers||The Assassinator gave up|
|89||The Promise of Dying||zyzzyva98||1||0||12||twototwenty||10 August 2012||Officers|
|90||The Theory||Littleboy||5||1||13||mnstrviola||18 August 2012||Officers|
|91||The Epidemic||aim4me26||0||0||5||twototwenty||11 September 2012||Officers|
|92||The Eleventh Hour||TheGenius||1||0||3||foreverphysics||20 September 2012||Officers|
|93||S.S Scioly||mnstrviola||7||7||fozendog||30 September 2012||Officers|
|94||Panem Chaos/The Lost Planet||Littleboy||3||1||21||iwonder||9 October 2012||Officers|
|95||Wright State Gone Wrong||iwonder||1||1||12||strawberrygirl||17 November 2012||Officers|
|96||Dear Diary||Skink||0||0||0||Littleboy||2 December 2012||Officers|
|97||Gotta Catch 'Em All||EpicFailOlympian||4||1||12||SilverNight||6 December 2012||Officers||While SilverNight made the correct accusation, it was solved by Cedavis6|
|98||The Most Dangerous Game||Cedavis6||1||0||6||none||26 December 2012||Officers||The Assassinator gave up|
|99||The Event||twototwenty||1||0||5||SilverNight||16 January 2013||Officers|
|100||Mafia Reborn||zyzzyva98, EastStroudsburg13, and robotman(?)||4||2||10||Skink, aim4me26||26 January 2013||None||The game ended due to general inactivity|
|101||The Rise||fozendog||1||0||7||Liv||22 May 2013||Officers|
|102||Cerberus Unleashed||Liv, quizbowl, and unknown||5||3||9||iwonder, thehydrogenpoptart||7 July 2013||Officers|
|103||Murder by Death||TheGenius||6||1 (1 fired)||18||fozendog||28 July 2013||Officers|
|104||Cyborg Invasion||mrburrito||none||11 October 2013||None||The game ended due to general inactivity|
|105||Jester's Revenge||zyzzyva980||none||1 April 2015||Officers||This game was an April Fools joke and not a legitimate game of Assasinator|
|105.5||Death by Death, A Bland Title||UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F||4||1||7||none||5 April 2015||Officers||The game ended due to general inactivity|
|106||Curtain Call||Panda Weasley||9||0||13||dragon_fruit35||21 March 2016||Officers|
|107||The Unforgivable Curses||dragon_fruit35, SOnerd, and JasperKota||7||5||18||Fluffy Crustacean||25 April 2016||Officers||A modified set of rules was used which allowed for 7 officers and 21 accusations|
|108||At the World's Fair||Fibonacci924||2||1||5||dragon_fruit35||14 June 2016||Officers|
|109||Another Wright State Gone Wrong||Entomology||4||1||17||[NerdyTotoro]||1 July 2016||Officers|
|110||Rumble in Rio||EastStroudsburg13||7||2||22||Fluffy Crustacean||5 August 2016||Officers|
|111||Third Down||dragon_fruit35||11||5||17||azuritemalachite||23 September 2016||Officers|
|112||The Ides of March||Fibonacci924||3||1||12||JasperKota||29 May 2017||Officers|
|113||Friday the 13th||pikachu4919||8||2 (1 guessed out)||16||whythelongface||18 June 2017||Officers||Up to 3 replacements of dead officers by civilians were allowed, given that the potential replacements solve the clues correctly. The Assassinator also redefined "guessing out" to mean running out of accusations rather than making three incorrect accusations.|
|114||The Amazing Race Death Edition||lumosityfan||4||1||7||daydreamer0023||23 July 2017||Officers|
|115||Pictures at an Exhibition||bernard||5||0||11||Alex-RCHS||14 August 2017||Officers|
|116||And Then There Were None||whythelongface, NeilMehta||6||5 (2 guessed out, 2 were fired, 1 was an assassinator)||14||dxu46||7 October 2017||Officers||The Assassinator whythelongface committed "suicide"|
|117||Winter Olympics||Froggie, knottingpurple||7||3||14||kate!, UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F||15 February 2018||Officers|
|118||New Life||Tailsfan101||1||0||7||Name||26 March 2018||Officers|
|119||Shadow Of Death||TheChiScientist||0||0||1||Anomaly||10 April 2018||Officers|
|120||World War III||pb5754||2||1||7||Tailsfan101||16 April 2018||Officers||TheChiScientist and Anomaly were co-conspirators, but not co-assassinators|
|121||Mystery Land||John Richardsim||5||1||7||Anomaly||1 May 2018||Officers|
|122||The Most Magical Place on Earth (Not)||eddpmett||4||1||7||none||13 May 2018||Assassinator|
|123||He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not||UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F||6||2||12||pb5754||24 June 2018||Officers|
|124||Fool's Gold||dxu46||0||0||4||hippo9||20 August 2018||Officers|
|125||Mystery of the Tomb||Anomaly||0||0||3||luanne||31 August 2018||Officers|
|126||The Phantom of the Opera||luanne||1||1||5||linzhiyan||7 September 2018||Officers|
|127||From the Ashes I Have Risen Again (for the 127th time)||Name||0||0||0||dxu46||17 September 2018||Officers|
|128||The Dark Abyss||Name||1||1||10||linzhiyan||18 September 2018||Officers|
|129||A Forbidden Love||yxu08||0||0||7||dxu46||9 October 2018||Officers|
|130||Spooky Szn||linzhiyan||3||1||13||pb5754||23 October 2018||Officers|
|131||(Your Lives are in) Jeopardy!||kate!||3||1||8||MadCow2357||5 December 2018||Officers|
|132||MH370||JoeyC||4||4||9||waffletree||26 December 2018||Officers|
|133||Zoo Escape||waffletree||2||2||10||TheChiScientist||7 January 2019||Officers|
|134||Cyberstrike||MadCow2357, dxu46||3||1||10||JoeyC||19 February 2019||Officers|
|135||A Series of Unfortunate Non-Harmless April Fool's Day Pranks||pikachu4919||4||0||6||Here||1 April 2019||Officers|
|136||A SciOly Pandemic||Tailsfan101||0||0||4||waffletree||1 May 2019||Officers|
|137||Checkmate||lindsmaurer||3||1||12||DatSciolyBoi||13 May 2019||Officers|
|138||Tanks and Turrets||TheCrazyChemist, DatSciolyBoi||3||3||11||amk578, CPScienceDude||22 June 2019||Officers|
|139||Summer Vacation||CPScienceDude||3||1||6||TheCrazyChemist||17 July 2019||Officers|
|140||Walmart Hide-and-seek||waffletree||2||1||5||amk578||9 August 2019||Officers|
|141||Backyard BBQ Mayhem||Lumosityfan||2||1||3||sciolyperson1||22 August 2019||Officers|
|142||Town Of Sciolyville||hmmm||-||-||-||TheMysteriousMapMan||1 September 2019||Officers|
|143||City Of SciOlypolis||TheMysteriousMapMan||-||-||-||TheCrazyChemist||25 September 2019||Officers|
|144||Avalon||MadCow2357||-||-||-||none||23 October 2019||Assassinator|
|145||Deja Vu||TheChiScientist||-||-||-||SilverBreeze||25 November 2019||Officers|
|146||A Superstore By Any Other Name||LittleMissNyan||10||-||17||Torchic||12 February 2020||Officers||The Assassinator used a modified set of rules. There were no officers - anyone could protect, and a correct protection was rewarded with an accusation. When a user with accusations died, an extra 24 hours was given to finish solving the clue, and whoever solved it received the dead user's accusations.|
|147||Memopolis||CPScienceDude, Madcow2357||8 (three died from inactivity)||-||11||Tailsfan101||12 April 2020||Officers||The Assassinators used a modified set of rules. There were no officers, rather two teams who competed against each other using a system of points. The clues were also formatted into memes.|
|148||5361766520746865207369746521||pepperonipi||3||2 (1 revived, 1 'half-dead')||8||Torchic||2 June 2020||Officers||A special provision was added shortly before the end of the game that killed officers were not entirely dead until the end of the next round. However, this would not be used as the Assassinator was correctly accused within hours. While Torchic was the accusing officer, the Assassinator's identity was determined by multiple people.|
|149||The Dark Knight Returns||Game in Progress||HAHA||HAHA||HAHA||Game in Progress||28 June 2020||Game in Progress||The game was limited to seven total accusations and seven deaths.|
NOTE: Several name changes have taken place as the Assassinator games have progressed:
- tehkubix had his name changed to sachleen.
- Inuyashakusho had his name changed to Deeisenberg.
- trajectoryroxs had her name changed to Liv.
- robodude had his name changed to brobo.
- paleonaps95 had his name changed to paleonaps.
- RandomPerson52 had his name changed to RandomPerson.
- robotman09 had his name changed to robotman