One of us is gonna have to say 'Thank you'....

Kill or be Killed with Kindness at Cruel 2 B Kind

You've been given a mission; assassinate your target before he or she gets to you first. In a city harboring as much hatred as Toronto does, there's only one way to eliminate your mark: Serenade them.

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Cruel 2 B Kind is a public game that's been played all over the world in cities from New York City to Holon in Israel. You play in teams of most any size, and the goal of the game is to "kill" your targets with a seemingly random act of kindness.

The glitch is that you have no information on who your targets are.

With the game being a public affair, you'll most certainly end up being really nice to strangers who have no clue wtf you've been smoking. When prepping your assault you choose which of your three "weapons" to deploy at a given time. Should you pin another team down successfully, they must join forces with you.

You can easily end up as a team of 17 hunting another team of 30. You can't split up, though, so how you manage to remain as inconspicuous as possible while simultaneously praising a group of strangers for their awesome taste in watches is entirely up to you.

While the game is free to join, every player in a team must come with a piece of booty that they must be willing to give up should they be eliminated; 3 players to a team means 3 pieces of booty. The potential for amassing a massive stash of weird junk is endless! There's a bunch of rules on how to play properly, along with FAQs covering things like if two teams deploy weapons simultaneously (weapons are assigned a rock-paper-scissors model), earning points by sending in kills with SMS, and even garnering spy honors by photographing your kills live.

Public games like this make me sheepish when I think of how many times I loudly think "F$#K OFF!" when someone bumps into me in the streetcar on my way to work. Is it really so hard to be nice? Well, time to get over it; prepare to get cut by my KNICE!

Sign up for the Toronto Game happening May 4th in the University of Toronto's St George Campus.

Mexican Standoff of Kindness by Superkiy.

Via Clickable Culture


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