I wanted to thank everyone for Your kind words, congratulations and encouragement. I truly love this community.
And of course to thank AJ for taking me in on the “ryde” with Hostage Negotiator.
Working on the new expansion has been the focus of my gaming in the last weeks. I didn’t even have time to record all my plays. The Abductor Pack is starting to look pretty good. When it is tested and print ready I hope to write up some sort of summary (with pictures ;-) ) about the whole Hostage Negotiator endeavor and publish it somewhere here on the Geek.
It has been a lot of work, but also (above all) a lot of fun.
I believe a few factors contributed to this enjoyment:
1. It is a great thematic game. I mentioned its advantages in my blogpost
. The Abductor Packs bring even more variability and replayability.
2. The enthusiasm of the community is very rewarding.
3. Working with AJ has been fantastic. I admire how he is growing Van Ryder Games. We both share love for thematic games and “immersing the theme in the mechanics”. We also quickly established close rapport which made playtesting interesting and efficient. With the last Abductor Pack we managed to accelerate progress by bouncing ideas off each other. I could always count on AJ to offer a great solution when I was stuck.
To sum up, thank You again. I hope You will also be able to have lots of enjoyable moments with Hostage Negotiator soon