Reverend Uncle Bastard
Thanks. So their only design goal was to serve as a mechanism to make the game a bit easier? OK, I'm fine with that.
But I'd think that the wording which is printed on each of the cards could've been just as easily printed in the back of the rulebook, under the heading: "Ways to make the Game Easier".
True. They did make a full pack of those cards for each "season" though. For the initial release of Hostage Negotiator they made 10 of them, and for the new "crime wave" they are making another 10.
There is at least one for each season that makes things tougher too.