# 2 on the Thief Multiplayer list is Tag. This game works in two separate ways. The first way is one player (usually the host) is the Guard, and the other three are Thieves. The thieves will have to work together to complete the mission, while the guard has to 'tag' the thieves. If a thief gets tagged, then they're it, and a new round starts (still on the same mission). One rule is that the thieves cannot attack the guard. On the next round, there's a bonus added. That is if you stay untagged or tag the person who tagged you in the previous round, you'll get bonus points. If the thieves complete the mission, then the person who is it stays it in the next mission.
Scoring would work like this: if the guard tags one of the thieves, then the guard gets (for example) 100 points. If the new guard tags the previous guard, then he gets 75 points. Those who don't get tagged get 50 points to start, and increases by 25 for each consecutive round they're untagged (this applies only to the second round and beyond). If the thieves are successful in completing the mission, all three get 200 points (it only takes one thief to complete the mission, as objectives completed carry on to the next round). At game's end (or when time expires): whoever has the highest score wins.
The alternate would be one thief versus three guards. The thief only has one life (starts off at the same starting spot as in the single player mission), while the three guards can re-spawn infinitely. There is no time limit to this mode. If a guard tags the thief, the thief becomes visible (the first hit), and takes damage from that point forward. Whoever kills the thief gets 1 point, and they become the thief. If the thief completes the mission, he gets 2 points. The game ends when an individual can reach the quota first.
Regardless of which tag mode is played, loot does NOT add bonus points.
Come back tomorrow for the finale (I'm pretty sure you have a good idea of what's coming up for #1).
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.