The Durham University Assassins Society

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Freshers: Have you got what it takes to be an Assassin?

Find out by joining us at Durham University Freshers' Fair in the Durham Students Union (DSU) on Thursday 5th of October, 2017!

Introductory widegames will be held on the 8th and 11th of October at 2pm, meeting at 1:30pm outside the student union building. There will also be an introductory social in the evening of the 11th at 7:30pm in the student union bar to let you all see your fellow targe... Assassins!

Keep following the website or join the facebook group here to keep updated on the games planned for the Michaelmas term!

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About Us

The Durham University Assassins Society is one of the oldest and most active Assassins Societies in the world. We run at least one full time game in each term and have regular socials and shorter games all through the year.

Our games are extremely varied. Longgames involve members of the society hunting and killing each other across Durham using a variety of safe 'weaponry'. In widegames we meet up in a park and play shorter games such as 'Escort the VIP' and 'Zombies' . We also take part in annual 'Varsity' games with similar societies across the country. For more information on our games, please read the Rules.

We also meet up regularly for social activities, bar crawls, video nights, and larger parties in conjunction with other societies. We also run a variety of fun activities to try and sort the wolves from the sheep.

Membership requires skill, cunning and alertness. Some members turn into cool, calm, collected and ruthlessly efficient killing machines, whereas others become jibbering wrecks, torn apart by paranoia, lying awake at night huddled close to their excessive arsenal of destructive weaponry.

So if you think you can cope with pressure, if you think you have the skill and speed of thought necessary to spot a hunter as he weaves through a crowd of innocents, and if you think you can cope with your mates casting scornful glances at you as you polish your dart guns, then sign up and show us what you're made of!


Geeksoc

The Assassins' Society is also part of the wider "GeekSoc" which encompasses: the Assassins' Society, Anime & Manga, Gamesoc, General LARP, and Treasure Trap. We also jointly host events for the enjoyment of all the members, for example the Winter Social, and it is an opportunity to meet like-mined people from similar societies. We encourage our members to seek out these related societies and see what they have to offer.


Information for other Assassins groups

If you wish to use our game engine, Bureau (created by Ben Tattersley and found here), it is free and you are welcome to use it. The Guild can put you in contact with Ben.

'Varsity' is an annual UK assassins get together where we play several huge games and generally get to know each other. We are very exciting to be hosting Varsity for 2017/18!