Or this (I'm paraphrasing, but this is close):
"I'd like to announce the new Brightwater Stadium Leader, Cosmo!" I announced.
Let this be a lesson to you. "he said" and "she said' is perfectly serviceable more than half of the time. You do not need to use power verbs all the time. In fact, the more you use them, the more it makes your writing look unprofessional and grabby...like you feel as if you have to explain exactly what your characters are doing, even when context should do that for you.
I've seen freeze last for like 6-7 rounds I think, but I've seen it wear off almost immediately too many times to count. I personally think that it should last for anywhere from 3-5 rounds guaranteed. What I'd do is start the counter on round 3, 4 or 5 (chosen at random) after freeze has been implemented, and with every round make the likelihood rise by a little.
Target status is frozenAt end of round, check the number of turns target has been frozen; if number is less than or equal to 2, remain frozen
If number is greater than 2, begin "thaw counter" which begins with random number set between 10 and 40
On every following round where target is frozen, increment this counter by 20, and check it
If the thaw counter is less than 100, remain frozen
If the thaw counter is 100 or greater, unfreeze immediately
This is just easy numbers for now, but a situation like that would mean you'd be guaranteed to stay frozen the first two rounds, then more and more likely to thaw with every round that went by.
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