The Faceless Man Game is a weekend-long Ice & Fire Con event which requires pre-convention sign up. Sign ups for 2018’s Game are now open; please read the following thoroughly before filling out the sign up form!
Goal of the Game:
Kill as many assassination targets as you can while staying alive and drawing the least attention to yourself.
How to Join
If you would like to participate in the Faceless Man event, you must sign up prior to the convention via the link provided. You will be asked for the following:
- Your name
- TWO photos of yourself – a clear photo of your face and a full body shot
- A list of any characters you plan to costume during the weekend
Interested attendees MUST:
- Fill out the form as early as possible – space is limited, and we will close sign ups once the game is full
- Provide the requisite photos no later than Friday, April 14, 2018
How to Play
Your confirmation email will be sent shortly after sign-ups close and will include a PDF file of all participants (their names, pictures, and costume list if applicable) as well as the name of your first target. Review your target and their known disguises carefully prior to the convention – you want to be familiar with their appearance!
We highly suggest keeping this file with you throughout Ice & Fire Con weekend, whether electronic or printed (or both); how you decide to carry it is up to you, but remember, parchment is precious and the rustling of it could very well give you away!
You will pick up your ‘stabbing weapon’ when you check in at Ice & Fire Con registration. Please plan on showing your confirmation email (either on your device or a printout) to the volunteers working the registration table in order to procure said weapon.
Once you have obtained your ‘stabbing weapon’, if you have any questions you should find this man:
This man is called Brian Eidolon. This man can answer any Faceless Man-related questions that may come up during the weekend. However, you would be wise to speak with this man discreetly about such matters, lest bystanders in the vicinity overhear and realize that you are Faceless. The more people who know you are participating in the Faceless Man Assassin Game, the harder it will be for you to prevail.
How to Kill
You are free to attempt to kill your target any time after 9:00 PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
If you succeed in killing your target, you will immediately acquire their target.
(Example: You kill Jack. Jack then points out his next target on his – or your – participant dossier. His target was Jill, therefore, your target is now Jill.)
You are also free to defend yourself from assassination. Please see below for details.
The game continues until only one Faceless Man remains, or until 12 Noon on Sunday April 29, 2018.
Prizes will be distributed Sunday at 1 PM at the Ice & Fire Con Closing Ceremonies.
How to Defend Yourself
All men must die, but not all men must die willingly.
If you see someone approaching you with a Faceless Man’s stabbing weapon drawn, you have several options:
- You can draw your own stabbing weapon and try to stab them first or scare them away.
- You can try to leave the area until you are better prepared – and now you know who you’ve likely been assigned to as a target!
- You can do nothing and hope that someone else is their target and not you, or that somewhere nearby who might witness the attempted kill is a member of the City Watch and will be willing to report the assassin to Brian Eidolon.
If you successfully kill the person who is trying to assassinate you, you don’t need to do anything else other than continue on your own mission.
How to Die:
Yes, this is important too.
If your assassin kills you:
Once you have been assassinated and your attacker makes themselves known to you by telling you “Valar Morghulis”, immediately reveal your current target’s information to them.
It is very important to keep a copy of the participant dossier on your person (or immediately available). If you are killed, you must be able to point out your target on the dossier to your killer without undue delay. If for whatever reason you do not have your dossier with you, please help your killer identify who their next target is (whoever your target was).
If your target kills you:
Find Brian Eidolon and let him know that you’ve been killed by your target.
NO MATTER HOW YOU DIE, BE HONORABLE. DO NOT LOUDLY ANNOUNCE OR INDICATE TO ANYONE ELSE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN KILLED, OR ESPECIALLY WHO KILLED YOU. THE HONOR OF THE HOUSE OF BLACK AND WHITE COMES BEFORE YOUR PRIDE.
(In other words, once someone kills you, don’t be a poor sport and tell other people who killed you or make it obvious that your assassin is playing the game until after the game has concluded. Let your assassin enjoy their win and keep vying for the ultimate victory.)
The City Watch
In addition to the Faceless Men, there are also designated members of the City Watch. These keepers of the peace will patrol the lodge and surrounding grounds attempting to locate Faceless Men. Members of the City Watch are undercover and will not make themselves known to you. Anyone could be a member.
If they see you with a Faceless Man weapon, they may yell and alert others of your identity. Similarly, they may report you to the House of Black and White (Brian Eidolon). Do not run about like a common brigand making your intentions common knowledge. Plays keep they business on the down low. Conceal, don’t feel. A Faceless Man acts from the shadows.
Reports to the House of Back and White of your activities are undesired and will have negative consequences.