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Hostage Negotiator

A project in Nashville, TN by A.J. Porfirio

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Time is running out... the fate of the innocent is in your hands.
Backers: 1188
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $47,092 of $5,000
Dates: Jul 15th -> Aug 11th (27 days)
Project By: A.J. Porfirio
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Latest News

Kick The Box August 18th 2014 Edition

August 19th - via:
This week’s intro is going to be short and sweet, cause I’m running late on Monday night due to all the major events at GenCant2014 this year! Oh, ok . . . Maybe it was just because I had procrastinated this week period. Sounded like a good excuse! Here’s this week’s picks! (Read More)

This Negotiation is ending quite successfully

August 10th - via:
Backers of Hostage Negotiator, THANK YOU! This campaign went far better than I ever could have imagined. All of your enthusiasm and support makes all the years of hard work worth it. But there is still more work to do! Over the next few months we... (Read More)

A few things as the campaign wraps up

August 8th - via:
What a wild ride this has been! Thanks to each and every one of you for your support of the project.  A few notes and reminders... Abductor PacksDon't forget that the Abductor Packs are add-ons and you must pledge an additional $5 each or $15 for... (Read More)

Instant Reward #9

August 8th - via:
This final negotiator card comes from Mike Mullins himself! (Solo designer, playtester, consultant etc. with contributions to great solo variants like Castle Dice and Lagoon) This rounds out the 8-Card Negotiator Pack that will add a nice additional... (Read More)

Instant Reward #8 and Abductor pack #2

August 4th - via:
Ok, this Instant Reward comes to you courtesy of Orian! He grabbed one of the female negotiator levels, so enjoy!  A quick word on the term... AbductorMaybe you are wondering why we termed the "bad guys" abductors. Or maybe not, but anyway I want to... (Read More)

UnPub Hostage Negotiator LIVE Play Tonight, read below for details!

August 3rd - via:
Ok, here is the link to join us for the UnPub live play tonight! Watch Darrell Louder play the game live while I oversee and discuss. Time: 9:00 Eastern / 8:00 Central Link: If you want to be able to chat and... (Read More)

Instant Rewards #6 and #7; Final funding Goal for last quality upgrades

August 2nd - via:
Congratulations everyone on engraved dice! That is very exciting! Instant reward #6 comes to us from a special sponsor, none other than Chris Kirkman aka "Dice Hate Me" himself. A fellow publisher and friend, Chris has always supported Van Ryder... (Read More)

Watch Hostage Negotiator played live Sunday Aug. 3rd!

August 1st - via:
First and foremost, I'd love for all of you to join us on Sunday Aug. 3rd at 9PM EST for a live play of Hostage Negotiator with Darrell Louder from UnPub! I'll be online watching and answering any rules questions while he will play one game against... (Read More)

Instant Rewards #4 and #5; And a new Goal for upgraded dice

July 30th - via:
Ok well the next several instant rewards may not be too much of a surprise, as we have sponsors for ALL 8 Negotiator Cards! So everyone pledging for the physical game will be getting the 8-card Negotiator Pack! Here is a Negotiator sponsored by a... (Read More)

This project is now EU friendly!

July 28th - via:
I am pleased to announce the following: All games bound for European backers will now ship from within the European Union! What does this mean for me?If you are a backer in the following countries, your game(s) will ship from within the EU (from... (Read More)

Instant Reward #3 Achieved! & a little about Abductor pack #1

July 25th - via:
This time, your instant reward is sponsored by a backer! Joe Guzik was the first one to back at the $200 level and sponsor a Negotiator card. Please join me in thanking Joe! We've already worked together on the card and so I present to you Instant... (Read More)

The next funding Goal! - $25,000

July 22nd - via:
Well it looks like we will pass another goal soon and those of you pledging for the Abductor packs will be getting the first two at the same time you receive the base game. So what is next? Upgraded Threat Marker - $25,000The last component to... (Read More)

Instant Reward #2 Achieved!

July 21st - via:
Ok well it is 12:49 AM here, which has triggered another Instant Reward! What is the significance of that time you ask? Absolutely Nothing! But these Instant Rewards are a lot of fun for me, and I hope they are for you too! So what is it??? How about... (Read More)


July 20th - via:
This week I lift the lid on Kickstarter Table Top Game projects to see if there is anything that actually attracts my attention. And to my surprise, there are a few games that have avoided the retread tropes and provided what appear to be cool games. (Read More)

A note about If I'm Going Down... and the next funding goal!

July 19th - via:
If I'm Going Down... nearly sold outOk first I want to let you all know that the level to add "If I'm Going Down..." is just about sold out. So if you have been on the fence about it, it is now or never. Just to reiterate these are sold out not just... (Read More)

Instant Reward #1 Achieved!

July 18th - via:
If you have backed a Van Ryder Games project before you probably know that we like to try new things and have FUN! Well congratulations because your goodies just got better! An Instant Reward is one that will come up out of nowhere, maybe it is based... (Read More)

Lots to cover - please read!!!

July 18th - via:
Print and Play - Full Version post campaign! I'm still sticking to my guns that the PnP preview is the right approach for folks that want to try the game DURING the project and ultimately it is meant to help sell physical copies of the game. But... (Read More)

Now we are Kickin'!

July 17th - via:
Take a good long look...  Most of you will be holding this in your hands a few months from now! I am so pleased that we hit the $10,000 goal (and so quickly!). Next up is the Custom Dice and I am confident -if everyone continues to talk about and... (Read More)

First funding goal reached!

July 16th - via:
AMAZING!!!I can't believe we hit the first funding goal so quickly but I am thrilled!!! Next up is $10,000 and that is where things really start to get good. I hope everyone is getting a chance to check out the PnP and if you missed it, it was... (Read More)

Print and Play preview access for all backers

July 15th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

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