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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:24 AM

Well guys, it's time to get ready for the Hunt for the Cure. We have just over a month until game day.

I strongly urge anyone in the MN/WI area (or farther if you can) to make this event -- Wild Bunch does an awesome job producing the original storyline and running the event. Splat Tag is an incredible field with a range of challenges.

Best of all -- 100% of all proceeds of the Hunt are donated to the HDSA (Huntington's Disease Society of America), to go towards finding a cure for Huntington's Disease.

Great field, great story, great event, and great cause - what else could you ask for?

The game details are as follows:

When: May 2nd, 2010. Game runs 9am-6pm with a 1-hour lunch break at one.

Where: Splat Tag

Entry: $35 if registered before April 30, $45 at the door

Paint: FPO, Cost varies from $50-70/case, depending on grade.

The sides will be the Coalition (returning from last year's victory), led by Tim "AKA" Pearson of the Pelican Brigade, and Envision Anarchy (the new power emerging in the evolving storyline) led by Matt "Mustangman" Morin of Working Class Heroes and General of the 716th Infantry Division at Oklahoma D-Day.

Expect a hard, fun game. Wild Bunch will keep you guessing, and the storyline evolves from year to year. This means that your actions on this day could impact future Hunts to come.

I want to see each and every one of you out there.

Regards,

-Thalion

Here's the published storyline info in the setting of the Hunt for the Cure (can be found at the website here)

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A year has passed, but not quick enough for the world's citizens. The Global Depression has not released its grip on the economies of the world. Envision Anarchy's successful chemical attacks on the Coalition and Mercenary forces were only a small part of a larger coordinated bombing of private and public targets across the globe. The loss of lives numbered in the tens of thousands, but the true damage was to the public's psyche.

Medipharmatronics is a mere shell of its former self. While the Coalition forces were able to take a small supply of the koolamula antidote and some of the recent fern harvest, much of the company's assets were still intact after the clash. However, its board quickly removed its CEO Rich Gruber because of his failures to protect the company and the serious American accusations that he was conspiring with Envision Anarchy's leader John Q. Public. The new CEO's first task was to improve the company's public image. As a result, its security force of mercenaries was greatly reduced and reined in to save costs and eliminate their black mark on the company's image. Yet, Medipharmatronics sits on the verge of collapse like many of the world's multinational corporations.

While victorious, the Coalition has also been weakened. The physiological effects of the persistent Global Depression, the chemical attacks of a year ago, and subsequent Envision Anarchy actions has eliminated in many people's minds the trust and belief in their current governments and economic institutions. A couple of the Coalition member nations have collapsed, including neighboring Mexico. Yet more unnerving is the number of governments that have taken authoritarian actions to forestall their own demise. It has gone as far as marshal law being declared in Germany and other countries. Even segments of the American population are advocating for a hard crackdown at home to stop Envision Anarchy.

Envision Anarchy has been strengthening over the past year and begun to rival some of the largest political movements in the history of the world. It has evolved from its beginnings of demonstrations and mass strikes to an armed movement, with capabilities that are beginning to move beyond simple terrorist acts. The call for complete revolution has gained followers from all walks of life. It has not been without setbacks, including the assassination of its first leader by Coalition forces. However another has stepped into the title of John Q. Public and seeks to take the group to new heights.

The entire world is ailing and on the verge of economic and political collapse, setting the stage for the 2010 chapter of the
Hunt for the Cure!


The next update was released today...

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Before the NBC producer was a wall of screens with the latest episode of Law and Orders' sixth spin off on the main one. "Bring up the Special NBC Nightly News graphic on three, two, one, ready camera one with a wide shot of Brian," ordered the producer. And with that the few households that still watched NBC programming were taken to Brian Williams and the nightly news studio.

"Good evening America. In moments President Bruce Campbell will address the nation from the Oval Office in response to today's tragic events at the National Mall," soberly stated Brian Williams. "The deaths of dozens of demonstrators in the shadow of the Washington Monument bring back for many the painful events at Kent State forty years ago. A divided county was further torn apart by the Kent State shootings and one has to wonder if history is repeating itself. Our thoughts and prayers at NBC go out to the families that lost loved ones this morning."

An eerie silence had enveloped the production room with many wiping at moistened eyes as the special broadcast continued. The producer readying the next transition to their reporter stationed outside of the White House broke the silence. "Prepare for a split screen with Brian and Suzanne," the producer remarked when the bank of screens all went blank. Panic filled the air as the crew scrambled to figure out what was happening.

Televisions in living rooms across the country screamed the classic sounds and flickering images of black and white snow. However, a dark blue background and a middle-aged man in a black suit staring directly into the camera soon replaced it. "Please pardon the interruption," he apologized. "I promise we will take you back to the special broadcast before the President starts his remarks. However, certain things needed to be clarified before the 'official account' of today's massacre by the government is spun." The man half smiled and covered his mouth as he coughed lightly, "I am sorry, but I rudely forgot to introduce myself. My name is John Q. Public." His smile widened as he chuckled, "Undoubtedly many of you were expecting horns and a tail given the government's characterization of Envision Anarchy and myself."

"The march on the National Mall was to be a peaceful demonstration in protest of the greedy corporations that have liquidated their pension funds and recent steep benefit cuts in public pension plans. These actions have left millions of retirees with nothing to live off in their remaining years and stole any hope of a future retirement for those still lucky enough to have a job in this Global Depression."

"Instead of taking responsibility for the reasons behind the protest and the murder of innocents by governmental security forces, 'the powers that be' have blamed us for the massacre. While many of the demonstrators may have been supporters of Envision Anarchy's call for complete revolution, none of our actual folks were present. While we would have loved to be there in solidarity, we knew our presence would only have been used as an excuse if anything happened. However, it has not stopped them."

"Today's events remind me of a John F. Kennedy quote, 'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.' The government's response to what was to be a peaceful protest is unfortunately just another in a long list of examples of how the leaders of our private and public sectors have fought peaceful change. Many before us have sought real reform by working within the system, only to be torn down by 'the powers that be' attacking their alternatives and using their ideals against them. It is why we have been forced to take an armed route in our quest for a true revolution and focus solely on tearing down the current system. As a result, it will be up to the children of the revolution to shape the new society that replaces the corrupt, repressive, and thoroughly broken one we seek to overthrow."

"As promised we will be returning you to the scheduled programming in time for President Campbell's address. However, as you listen to his pathetic attempt to blame Envision Anarchy for the deaths of Americans citizens at the hands of their own government and the announcement of new authoritarian policies and rollback of freedoms to protect us; please keep this quote from one of our Founding Fathers --Alexander Hamilton in mind. 'The instrument by which government must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty.' Now ask yourself under which one has our government and the rest of the world governments been acting?"

Back in the production room, the frantic search for a way to replace the image of the dark blue background and middle aged man in a suit, halted as the screens flashed back to Brian Williams in the studio staring at his television screen sunk in his news desk. Startled, the veteran newscaster welcomed back his audience...



EDIT - Fixed the copy/paste technical issue.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:50 AM

Next part of the story released this weekend:

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"Sir the German Lieutenant General is now connected, so that is all of them," informed the military aide sitting in the Pentagon. The military leaders of the Coalition nations had been teleconferencing weekly over the past five years to coordinate their efforts against Medipharmatronics and its mercenary forces.

"We are going to scrap our agreed on agenda to deal with the collapse of Medipharmatronics," commanded General Howard McKinley, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was not a fan of the customary pleasantries that started these meetings and the urgency of the situation was a perfect excuse to dispense with them. "While the company was clearly not doing well, the suddenness and manner in which its downfall has taken place is striking. The destruction of property, looting of assets and general chaos more resembles people fleeing from a conquering army than a simple bankruptcy."

"It is resulting in a power vacuum and dangerous situation," interjected the Royal Air Force's Air Chief Marshal Jeffrey Livingston. While no official designation was made, it was clear the Americans and British where in charge of the group. It was quickly becoming a sour spot amongst the other members of the Coalition given their unwillingness to turn the Coalition's focus towards the new enemy of Envision Anarchy.

"Many of the laboratories and manufacturing facilities contain numerous dual use technologies and scientific knowledge that rogue nations would love to get their hands on. Not to mention the arms and other military supplies left from the mercenary forces Medipharmatronics quartered." As Air Chief Marshal Livingston continued on with his remarks many of the military commanders grew restless as they saw another meeting going down the tubes.

Their political leaders were increasingly being pressured by the American and British governments to back off from their perceived authoritarian behavior taken to forestall the internal strife in their countries being flamed by Envision Anarchy. To date the U.S. and U.K. had felt the least of Envision Anarchy's activities compared to the other nations. As a result they did not see them as a serious threat and was unwilling to turn the attention and force of the Coalition against them.

"In an ordinary bankruptcy we can track materials and make sure the items of concerns do not move unless explicitly authorized. However, given the rapid deterioration of the situation we need to go in and secure them before they fall into the wrong hands. It is why we are proposing Operation Shoplift," declared Commandant McKinley. The announcement of military action brought back the attention of those minds that were wandering. "We are finalizing the compilation of intelligence on Medipharmatronics's facilities and assets. They should be in your hands in a few hours, along with your assigned targets. The idea is to get in, secure as much as we can and get out as soon as possible."

Various questions started to be thrown out by the briefing's participants. One inquiring about what type of resistance was expected caught the ear of Commandant McKinley and to which he responded. "Not much at all. The mercenary forces employed by Medipharmatronics have been dismissed for a while now and their facilities have been dormant. Besides most of the targets will be office buildings and distribution centers that previously had at the most only small security teams providing protection. The most likely contacts would be shady individuals and groups drawn to the chaos to cash in on the remains of the company."

The ever-cautious Air Chief Marshal Livingston quipped, "there may also be unarmed civilians present such as former employees or squatters looking for a home. It is imperative that your forces keep their itchy trigger fingers in check. We cannot afford an international incident because of some..."

Halfway around the world in a Soviet era barracks mumbled a Romanian military advisor, "Arrogant #@%es" as he muted his connection to the Coalition meeting and turned towards the back of the room. "You saw what you wanted now where is my money." he demanded of the woman in the corner.

"Patience," calmed the young Envision Anarchy contact straightening her skirt as she got up from her chair and headed out the room. "The deal was for more than sitting in on these meetings, it included your ongoing cooperation. You will get your first payment once we get a copy of what is inside those packets."

The Romanian angrily shot back, "remember the assets allocated to Romania are off limits!"

'Don't worry," responded the unnamed woman as she grabbed the doorframe and paused in the doorway. "We want to know where the Americans and British are going. Besides, do you really believe they would trust you with the good stuff?" She smiled while putting on her sunglasses, "The real prize will be where they are going and that is where we will be." And with that she was gone.



EDIT - Reminder. The Hunt for the Cure is this Sunday.

Pre-registration is still open until April 30th. You have until Friday to pre-register. Players may also register at the door on May 2nd.

Be sure to sign up for Envision Anarchy, as you assist us in overthrowing the corrupt Coalition government that has become the evil many of us swore to oppose.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

View PostThalion, on Apr 26 2010, 01:50 PM, said:

Be sure to sign up for Envision Anarchy, as you assist us in overthrowing the corrupt Coalition government that has become the evil many of us swore to oppose.


Nonsense. EA is a terrorist organization that, like the Mercenaries, will be crushed under the Coalition's hobnail boots.



Join the Coalition, crush Extortion Anarchy!


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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:56 PM

Well it's about time someone else jumps in here, even if it's for the other side :tup:
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:45 AM

:laugh:



It should be said that this is the last ever Hunt. :D


So if you've been itching to make one of these, this is your last chance!
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:30 AM

Less than 24 hours until game on.

This promises to be one of the best games of the year, and you don't want to miss it.

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