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Subject: I can't imagine playing Secret Hitler without a luger rss

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Michael Hartwell
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When I made the print and play version I also purchased a cap gun to use for the Assassinate ability. It's a metal luger and was about $12 on Ebay.

Now I can't imagine playing without one. It ratchets up the tension.

Sometimes the president waves the gun back and forth between two potential targets before pulling the trigger on one. Other times players pick it up and blast someone right away.

You know those times when a president doesn't know who to shoot? There's something really satisfying about watching them hesitate to pick it up, or have another player confidently slap it into the president's hand and tells them its time to choose.

I can't see how it can be nearly as fun to say "I choose Hans. Hans, you're dead." A quick BANG is much more dramatic and keeps the flow alive.

Does anyone else use a prop gun, or use another novel element with the Assassinate ability?
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This is a great idea and definitely something I'm going to pick up to add! Sounds like it adds a ton of tension..

May be swinging by my local dollarstore today.
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Dan Allen
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I prefer actually shooting them. Except now I have no one to play with.
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Jason Stanhope
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Our group uses a small Nerf gun with 2 darts. It is small enough to fit under the tray and we place the darts on the board. Watching the president pick up the dart, load the gun and cock it is a tense experience.
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Jeremy ZJ
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I play with both a luger and a mauser c96
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Kilo Force
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Excellent idea, thanks!

Picked up this one for $13 - http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...
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Michael Hartwell
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Kilo, that's the exact one we use. The red cap pulls out easily and can be put back in.
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David Laine
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Wow. That Luger is fantastic. Add to Cart, along with several hundred rounds of cap gun ammo on Amazon for $5! Thanks for the recommendation!
 
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