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  1. Understanding The Hostage Role

    ......That's the logo on top of the box Mike
  2. The Hostage Role Hostages are what make a hostage situation… well… a hostage situation. Without these innocent (or sometimes not so innocent) members of society, we wouldn’t have many of the great movie scenes that we do. These are the unsung heroes of all action films and today, they will finally get the attention they deserve in this week’s Countdown: Action Edition article. In every Countdown: Action Edition game, the majority of players will be Hostage Characters, so it’s important to understand how they work and how crucial their actions can be. While Hostages may seem like unlucky pedestrians just thrown into the mix, they arguably have the greatest impact in a game of Countdown. Each Hostage Character has vital information that they can provide to the Action Hero to help identify Villains. Each Hostage also has an Action Scene that can be used to gain more info or help buy the Action Hero some more time. During a game of Countdown, Hostages need to work together as a group to gain freedom and escape a great big explodey death. During a game, most Hostage Players have two Win Conditions: the first is that they must help the Action Hero win by helping to find the Villains hiding amongst them; the second is that they must live through the hostage situation. In order to stay alive and prevent total incineration, a Hostage must be Released when the Bomb Card is flipped over in the Countdown Deck. Since some Action Heroes still win if a small number of Hostages die, these two goals can create unique situations in some games of Countdown. Working together as a team is a great strategy for winning, but if only one more Hostage is going to make it out, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s you. The best way to ensure your life continues and you make it to tomorrow's jazzercise class is to help share information with other players and the Action Hero. Each Hostage has two very valuable pieces of information: 1) A Hostage player knows which character they are, which means if another player starts impersonating them, it’s a big red flag. Unfortunately, convincing everyone that you are the real Super Model can be a challenge, but with a combination of good role playing and sound logic, you’ll soon have everyone hanging on your every word. 2) At the start of each game of Countdown: Action Edition, Character Cards are passed around and players choose the Character they will be for the game and make a mental note of what cards they pass to the next person. Remembering these cards is a vital part of figuring out who's who during the game. As players answer the Action Hero's questions, a clear picture of where cards went during the draft begins to emerge. By sharing this information, players can begin to figure out which stories from their fellow players don't line up. The Countdown Deck runs out quickly though, and the Action Hero often must choose between collecting information and releasing Hostages. Want to up the stakes of your Hostage situation? Try throwing in the Big Time Wrestlers or Hair Band Members. These are special Hostages with unique win conditions that add another dynamic to the game. Being a Hostage requires a cool head, good memory, and some seriously kick ass role playing skills. It can seem challenging at first, but nameless Hostages usually are totally fine in action movies, right?... Right? Till the next time we meet in Valhalla, Lindsey Rode Valkyrie of Dog Might Games
  3. Fun Holiday Memories

    Sorry to hear about your Dad @Ian Coyle I hope you still have a good holiday
  4. I want this game so bad....
  5. Airbrushing Corner

    Oh man this is so helpful thank you!
  6. Miniature Painting

    Haha that's pretty clever. Looks better then most of those shadow boxes.
  7. Worst Defeats

    Just to be clear you never had me on the ropes. I just didn't want to make you have a terrible first experience by crushing you...
  8. Thanks! I'm so excited to start hearing stories from people playing it.
  9. Chaos Control

    I'll look into it! I'd love to get a bunch more cool emojis. I know it's a bit jarring at first but bear with me and it will get easier. I left links to all the threads so you can check to see where I moved stuff if your not sure. I think it's better to do this earlier rather then have to re-organize 100 threads. Also I noticed that threads turn bold if they have new content I haven't seen. Hope that helps! I'm pretty sure you know no one at Dog Might is going to judge. Have you seen some of our updates?
  10. Land of the Dragons

    Feels and looks like Dragon Warrior! How long are games on average?
  11. What you didn't see what me trying to mess him up by disco dancing right behind him the whole time. That man is too pro for my antics though!
  12. I'm going to pretend you were just very in character...
  13. Chaos Control

    Hey everyone! As you might have noticed I've been moving a bunch of threads around in the forums. There's so much awesome stuff being generated by you Barkers and CoConuts that I decided it was time to make the general discussion section more organized. You'll find new sections for games, wood, rpgs, and random stuff. This way cool threads won't get buried so quickly and new people will be able to find stuff easier. Thanks for your patience while I mess around and work to improve the forums! I promise not to drink too much mead while I do this...
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