first of the deadly traps make its presence known in the
Fantasy Geek game for Facebook. Contagion is every geek
player's nemesis as it threatens the very means upon
which his world's revolves...the Mother Ship...his
computer. Without his computer and blessed internet
access, his world folds like a house of cards so this is
truly a deadly attack. Let's take a look at the
Contagion Trap in the geek game world and how to use it
to your full advantage. Computers beware. Contagion is
We've all been there. One minute, you're stealthily
navigating multiple screens with emails, webpages,
threads on the strength of Adamantium, orc lore, you
name it. Everything's good as the orange soda cans
quickly pile high in the trash (and floor) next to your
captain's chair (eat your heart out, Kirk). You switch
back to your other window where you just blasted
someone's comment about Jquery script...Please, let me
know when you get html down, Chump and it happens.
FREEZE. None of the keyboards buttons re responding to
your 60 words plus fingers. You try all the tips you've
learned over the years of surfing questionable sites
with viral loads approaching a Burger King toilet.
You're in and out of the back and front of the PC
environment with no luck. This can't happen now.
You're scheduled for an 11 pm COD sync up with Teshi
from Japan. It is Friday night after all! Contagion.
A tech head's worst night mare. You're going to have to
call in the pro's now...Mikey from robotics club.
Great, he'll have that on you for weeks.
is exactly what we wanted to capture with our first
trap, Contagion. You can apply the Contagion trap
against any opponent in your geek fantasy league. Each
trap can be applied to only one of their players and it
will immediately reduce that player's Techmology score
by 3 points. This is pretty big considering that the
range is usually from 3 to 10 points in a given week.
The 3 point reduction will last through the week's end
until the reveal where everything is tallied up. The
whole board will see not only the Contagion trap applied
to your opponent but who it came from so be careful,
payback can be a....well you know. This might (and
probably will) invite reprisals from the attacked but
it's still so fun to levy a Contagion trap down on the
head of your opponent's strongest geek player in the
note. The offended player may have a protection perk on
that player (and the Techmology category) which will
negate your trap. This is where the strategy comes into
play. Do you put the Contagion trap on their strongest
player? That might be where the protection perk lays
in wait (you can't see it). Do you apply it to a weaker
player since the goal is to win (or hurt) the entire
category across all 6 players anyway. We'll leave that
question to you since the right mix of perks and traps
including the Contagion trap is key to winning each
week's game and conquering all of Geekdom.
picture for the Contagion Trap is a man in a suit
wearing a gas mask. Yes, this may be pretty straight
forward for the Contagion angle but it was menacing,
which reflects the true nature of the traps in the Geek
game and it had this cool lighting where one eyelet is
lit while the other is dark. Sometimes you choose a
picture just because itís cool. Very un-geeklike but
trust us. Contagion is a great weapon for you to wield
in the game.