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Our intrepid crew is back for their third episode. This time it's a prison break!
Our intrepid crew is back for their third episode. This time it's a prison break!
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The Captain is Dead - Episode 3

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Lockdown is the third episode in the ongoing saga that started 2 years ago with The Captain is Dead. This time our intrepid crew find themselves prisoners on their own ship. Hostile aliens have taken control. The crew must work together and remain hidden while attempting to regain control of the ship.

Lockdown (aka Episode 3) is an expansion of The Captain is Dead, and therefore you must have the original game (aka Episode 1) to play it. Just like Episode 1 and 2, Episode 3 is a co-op game for 1 to 7 players.

 This episode replaces everything except the main game board. As such there are a lot of new components.

 Because we allowed for multiple pawn types in our first kickstarter, we have no choice, but to provide a complete set of pawns in this expansion. The pawns in this expansion are laser cut. Laser cut items will have soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off with a damp paper towel; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

 The reviews are in and The Captain is Dead, Episode 3 - Lockdown is a hit! 

Father Geek Review
Father Geek Review

 

       
Gaming Bits Review
Gaming Bits Review

 

   

Though the mission is very different than Episode 1 (the original game), the mechanics are much the same as Episode 1. If you are unfamiliar with The Captain is Dead we encourage you to watch its how to play video first. 

In episode 3, all the characters start in the infirmary. And hostile aliens control the ship. They've locked all of the systems. Your job is to sneak around the ship, unlocking systems, and eventually regain control of the ship. 

There are 4 additional types of aliens onboard. Each with their own special abilities. If they catch you sneaking about, you'll trigger alarms. Alarms are one of the ways you can lose the game. After you've triggered enough alarms, they'll set their weapons to kill, and instead of trying to keep you prisoner, they'll just start executing all the characters on board. 

All of the systems have been locked down with the alien's own language. You can either hack the systems (which triggers more alarms), or you can learn the alien language and unlock them. Either way no systems are available to you until you figure that out.

In addition, several of the existing systems have been replaced with new ones that have different costs and abilities. For example the torpedo tube has been replaced with a grenade locker.

In Episode 3 your goal is to remain concealed. Nearly everything you do from hacking systems to killing aliens will trigger alarms. If you trigger enough alarms the aliens will set their weapons to kill and then every alarm you trigger from that point forward will begin killing your fellow crew members. If everyone is dead, you lose. But don't worry, for those of you who are faint of heart, you may optionally get up to 2 chances to come back from the dead.

It's not all doom and gloom however. There are a bunch of new tools and ship upgrades to help you on your way. And if that wasn't enough there are 3 new characters joining the crew too. Plus all the original characters now have new abilities suited to this mission.

Ultimately, if you want to win, you'll need to regain control of the ship. You can do that by learning the alien language and using some engineering. However, you can also advance ship control by just getting rid of the aliens on board the ship temporarily.

Download the early beta access rules.

$40 - Episode 3 

Get a shiny new copy of Episode 3 (Lockdown) shipped direct to your door. Please note that you must already have Episode 1 (the original game) to play this episode.

$59 - Episode 3 (STANDALONE Edition)

Get a shiny new copy of Episode 3 (Lockdown) shipped direct to your door. Please note that you DO NOT NEED  Episode 1 (the original game) to play this episode.

This version comes in a bigger box and includes the game board from Episode 1, so that you do not need Episode 1 to play. The extra costs come from the board, the bigger box, and the extra shipping for the bigger game.

$60 - Episode 2 and 3

Get shiny new copies of Episodes 2 and 3 (Adrift and Lockdown) shipped direct to your door. Please note that you must already have Episode 1 (the original game) to play these episodes. Click here for more information about Episode 2.

$110 - 3 Episode Bundle

Get all three episodes (the original game, Adrift, and Lockdown) shipped direct to your door. This is a limited edition bundle. When they are gone they are gone. Click here to learn more about Episode 1.

Multiple Copies

If you want more than one copy, simply add the pledge level cost for each copy you want. So if you want 5 copies of Episode 3, then your pledge level would be $200. 

 We will be offering international shipping world-wide. Please note that international shipping is VERY expensive. That said, we've worked with partners to try to bring shipping down where we can. 

* Import duties included. 

 Shipping EPISODE 3 STANDALONE Edition:

USA: $0
Canada*: $14
Europe*: $5
Everywhere Else: $34

Risks and challenges

We manufacture around 100,000 games each year. We are committed to quality, and have a track record of delivering games via Kickstarter ahead of schedule. We don't believe there are any risks here except if some of our external vendors that we use slow things down. Even then, we'll make it right.

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