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The President's Men

By: Kane | Edited by: iSoaker | Posted: 20040501 | Updated: 20100809

Goal

Overall Game Objective(s):

Soak your Opponents, Special Objective(s): Soak the President, and Elimination

Players

Number of Players | Distribution:

  1. Number of Players / Participants :: 10 to 30 (recommended) / 3 (minimum needed) / 50 (maximum recommended) || Referee(s) optional
  2. Distribution :: Free-for-All || Strict Teams || Variable Teams || 1 vs. 2, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, 2 vs.2 vs. 2, etc.
Scoring

Hit / Scoring Mode | Recommended Hit / Scoring Method (Recommended / Required):

  1. Hit / Scoring Mode :: [ Hit-based, Finite Lives or Hit-based, Elimination ] and Objective-Based Elimination
  2. Hit / Scoring Method (Recommended / Required) :: Any
Time Limit

Time Limit:

15 minutes to 30 minutes recommended per round; number of total rounds can vary

Battlefield

Battle / Playing Field Size (Recommended / Required) | Specific Environment (Recommended / Required):

  1. Battle/Playing Field Size (Recommended / Required) :: Medium (soccer field size - roughly 2 acres) to Large (multi-acre park) recommended
  2. Specific Environment (Recommended / Required) :: Any
End Game

End Game (optional):

Game is over when either the President has been eliminated or all Assassins have been eliminated. If the set time limit is reached, if the President remains unscathed, the President and Bodyguards win that round. It is a good idea to switch roles if multiple rounds are being played.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements (optional):

N/A

Rules

Specific Details and Rules:

One person is the President and has no type of water blaster whatsoever. The rest of the people are either Bodyguards or Assassins. The President must be protected by his/her Bodyguards since the President has no weapon. His/her bodyguards must protect the President for a set amount of time or provide protection while the President is moved from one known location to another. If the President gets shot (this can vary from the way you play. I play with one hit eliminates) the game is over. Bodyguards and Assassins can also be eliminated based on the hit / scoring mode agreed upon. If all Assassins are eliminated, the game also ends.

Optional: For those who think that the President should be armed, he/she can be given a small pistol weapon to use (since most would think the President should be able to fend for him/herself). A small blaster such as a Super Soaker XP 20 or XP 40 would be ideal as a small, concealed side-arm.