Tag: hostage negotiator

Watch Out! You Might Get What You’re After!

HOME COLLAPSES CLAIMING THE LIVES OF FIVETWO FIREFIGHTERS, THREE CIVILIANS PERISH IN THE BLAZEFIVE RESCUED FROM CERTAIN DEATH A housewarming party turned deadly last night, taking from our community two firefighters, a local game designer, a church volunteer, and Tammy Noblestein, the recently married daughter of Soloville’s Mayor Thompson. The Soloville Fire Department responded quickly to the call in the 900 block of Roane Avenue, but by the time they arrived, the flames were quite intense. According to sources a sterno can on the buffet line dislodged and set a tablecloth ablaze and the fire spread from there. As the [..]

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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