Hey everyone! Cruel to be Kind is coming up this weekend on Saturday September 4th. Get your team together and make sure to subscribe to Capitol Improv’s twitter feed to get some necessary updates before and during the game.
Here’s a video describing how to play:
And these are the rules:
Cruel to be Kind is a game of benevolent assassination that combines both ninja-like reflexes and warm fuzzy feelings!
At least one player from each team MUST have a twitter account and must subscribe to Capitol Improv’s Twitter feed to receive game updates! Subscribe here: https://twitter.com/CapitolImprov These are important – they will tell you the game boundaries and the meeting location where we’ll be announcing the winners.
This is SF0′s explination of their game: http://current.com/groups/on-current-tv/76377802_cruel-2-b-kind.htm
Players will form teams of 1-4 players each. All individual players will have one piece of “booty” to collect which will be described soon.
As a team:
* One member of your team must post your team name with the twitter hashtag (#C2BKDC) to check in when you arrive within the game boundaries. The message should read [teamname] checking in #C2BKDC
* You are not permitted to split up or work independently and must stay together at all times.
* When you attack a target, you must all deploy the same “weapon.”
* Your group is scored as a team. The teams with the highest point totals at the end of the game receive Top Assassin awards.
* If your team is eliminated, you become part of the group that eliminated you and fight for them.
Each player must come to the game with a piece of “booty” It doesn’t need to be expensive – just representative of yourself, portable and concealable. Also remember you won’t get your booty back so make sure it’s something that you don’t mind giving away.
Examples of good booty are an origami piece, a toy, an original poem, a metro card with a few cents left, etc…
Bad booty would be things like your pacemaker, a 72′ plasma television, the statue of liberty, etc.
The game is an outdoor game so do not enter any buildings while playing. If caught, you can be disqualified.
The game’s weapons are the High-five, the compliment, and the confession of love. You can deploy any of these weapons against someone you suspect is playing the game at any time. Remember:
A compliment is better than a high-five,
confession of love is better than a compliment,
and a high-five shuts down a confession of love.
High-five < Compliment < Confession of love < High-five
At any time you can attempt to kill someone else playing the game… however, you will have no idea who else is playing and will be given no hints. The end result is (hopefully) that there are many innocent civilians caught in a flowery crossfire making them feel DC is a wonderful place with very nice people!
Attacking and Elimination:
In order to successfully attack, a team must determine and use a single weapon against a rival team. If multiple weapons are used the attack doesn’t count.
If you clearly deploy the weapon first and the people you attack are playing, they will hand over their booty and join your team.
If both teams deploy a weapon at the same time the strongest weapon deployed wins. If the same weapon is deployed, you have 30 seconds to get away from that team before they can attack you again. Watch out though – any other team can still attack you!
When eliminated, the losing team posts their team name, eliminated by, the opposing team name and the hashtag so we can keep track of the game progress. They also hand over their booty to the winning team and continue the game as a member of the team they lost to.
The game will conclude when the final groups collide and we have one team that is victorious! A SMS will be sent with the final meeting place for a game recap and winner announcements!
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