Updates (23/01/23)

Lent 2023 Game

The theme of the game is Digital Cyberpunk. It's the year 2135, and in a world where war rages on between the dystopian governments and cybercriminals, battle takes place in both the physical world and metaverse. With the virtual reality controlled by system administrators Vendetta and "Z" (the Umpires), the landscape is harsh and unforgiving. To survive, you'll need to master both, and be able to manipulate both worlds to your advantage (note: flavour text only). Oh, and not go wanted, of course - The Sybil System (the Chief of Police) leads the merciless cyber police.

This term's game is umpired Vendetta, aka Jamie Syiek (of Homerton), and "Z", aka Henry Caushi (formerly of Johns). We can be reached on assassins-umpire@srcf.net, where you can email us about rules/VR/card games/cybersecurity/computer stuffs/anything!

Stay tuned for more information!

Varsity 2023

We are hosting a Varsity Match in Cambridge against the Oxford Assassins Guild on January 29th.

(flavor) It has come to my attention that a group of notorious hackers from the "Oxford" group are planning to visit our territory - Cambridge - and wreak havoc. It is our responsibility to put on our Dystopiaverse VR headsets and take down their avatars before they infiltrate the guild! Are you ready to take down the enemy and secure Cambridge as the leader in digital assassinry?

SIGN-UP: Sign-ups have now closed!

DATE: January 29th, 10:00 <--> 20:00

GAMES: Games include Team Deathmatch, One in the Chamber, Protect the Healer, Bulldog, and Duels!

If you don't have any Nerf guns, we can provide some. If you have spares, please bring them along!

Tickets will be ~6 GBP to help cover Oxford's coach coast to Cambridge.

About Us

The Cambridge Assassins' Guild is a student-run society which organises termly live-action games in which players track down and eliminate each other with a variety of harmless (and often comically inventive) weapons. These weapons range from the quintessential pen labelled 'knife' to stuffed attack animals, water pistols and foam dart blasters. It is in no way a society of actual assassins. (Apparently we have to clarify this...)
Games are usually run for the duration of the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with a special May Week game following exams. We also hold friendly socials and varsity matches against other guilds across the country.

Join Us

The next game will be starting at the start of Lent term. To be notified when it is about to start, and to recieve the link to sign up, please join the mailing list.

To get started, we suggest you read the FAQ for a general overview of the game, then read the pocket rules. Reading the main rules and weaponry rules at some point is also a good idea. If you want to see how a game usually runs, you can check out the reports from past games in the archives.

If you have any questions, please email the umpires at assassins-umpire@srcf.net and we'll be happy to help you out.

Varsity 2022

So far we have played Oxford, on January 30th 2022, and the result was 4-1 to Oxford. Details of those happenings can be found here.
There should be a rematch this Lent term, and possibly games against other guilds too!