Category: variants

Can’t Keep a Good Man Down…

Of course, you can’t keep a good woman down either, but since I’m not a woman, using “or woman” or “person” would have been needlessly cumbersome… Absence of MaliceRecently had an unplanned “break” from BGG thanks to the Secret Police once again not liking officially unapproved and unauthorized opinions being expressed (even when done so in polite but confident discussion). This is an area that needs to be addressed as I daresay in most cases the offender doesn’t realize they’ve touched a hidden third rail and just get suspended while the so-called “offensive” comment is left on the site. It’s [..]

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and other Persons

A little over a year ago I released my “Hostage Cards” unofficial expansion for Hostage Negotiator by Van Ryder Games. It was met with more enthusiasm than I anticipated (thank you!). This deck of 27 characters gave a little more depth to the yellow meeples of that game and many felt increased the tension (some said too much!). If you’ve not heard me harp on these before, you can read all about them and download the print and play PDF versions yourself if you like. Hostage Negotiating Just Got Real-er-er-ish (and Dark) With the current Kickstarter campaign for the Flash [..]

Hostage Negotiating Just Got Real-er-er-ish (and Dark)

Hostage Negotiator from Van Ryder Games has been a very entertaining and popular solitaire game (as seen in the last several months of Top 10 tracking). However, to me, one thing seems missing. Hostages. We have meeples for the hostages, but the game never told you just who those hostages were. We know who the Abductors are. We know who the Negotiators are. Why not a little back story on the men and women behind the meeples. This is a project I’ve been planning for several months and finally was inspired to get it done over the last several nights. [..]

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