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billytea - Nov 20, 2020 1:09:23 am PST #26088 of 26115
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

PANDEMIC

Ok!

Get our hands on the Researcher's Karachi (not a euphemism)
Double move to Osaka
Bliss out to the Cure

Thing, done!


Gudanov - Nov 30, 2020 6:34:14 am PST #26089 of 26115
Coding and Sleeping

PANDEMIC

The QS does the thing and cures the Zombie plague.

Then she draws Istanbul (Black) and Beijing (Red).

Meanwhile, zombies continue to spread in Baghdad, putting the city on the brink, and the Blue Fever makes a comeback in San Francisco.

The situation:

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megan walker - Nov 30, 2020 10:42:02 am PST #26090 of 26115
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

PANDEMIC

So, what should I do after curing blue?

I could just cure Paris and Algiers or I could build somewhere along the Istanbul-Mumbai corridor to help others get in and out of there. If I build on Baghdad or Mumbai, I could cure them.

Another option would be to head to Manila to hand off my Manila card to either the Researcher or Medic.


chrismg - Nov 30, 2020 3:51:12 pm PST #26091 of 26115
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

PANDEMIC

Paris and Algiers seems best for now...pity we don't have a Dispatcher this time.


billytea - Dec 01, 2020 2:57:43 am PST #26092 of 26115
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

PANDEMIC

Algiers popped off last round, so it's safe at least until the next infection. (I think we'd have time for the Medic to claim the Researcher's Seoul and take out Algiers too.) Mumbai could go at any point though.

We of the quarante like the idea of you popping over to Mumbai for buildage and curation. I think that'd mean every current danger point on the map would be no more than two moves from a research station.


megan walker - Dec 02, 2020 11:00:50 am PST #26093 of 26115
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Algiers popped off last round, so it's safe at least until the next infection. (I think we'd have time for the Medic to claim the Researcher's Seoul and take out Algiers too.) Mumbai could go at any point though.

Good point. I'm bad at remembering what just went and what is in the draw pile. In my own games, I look at the discard pile constantly. Also, Algiers really only affects two other cities whereas Mumbai hits three. Baghdad hits five but, at a minimum, I could get that my next turn. Not that we want to want that long since we have a good chance at eradicating black as is. Gud, thoughts?


Gudanov - Dec 02, 2020 1:26:03 pm PST #26094 of 26115
Coding and Sleeping

I like the Mumbai plan. Things are looking a little scary in central Asia.


megan walker - Dec 02, 2020 1:36:32 pm PST #26095 of 26115
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

PANDEMIC

Ok, then...

Cure all the blue things!!!
Exchange my ticket to Manila for one to Mumbai
Cure Mumbai
Sit back and enjoy a glass of Nimbu pani as my minions build a research station

Take it away, minions!


Gudanov - Dec 06, 2020 5:11:01 pm PST #26096 of 26115
Coding and Sleeping

PANDEMIC

A cure for the Blue Fever is discovered and Mumbai is cleared of zombies right before a new research center is constructed.

After accomplishing a whole lot in a short time, the Operations Expert draws Kolkata (Black) and Hong Kong (Red).

Meanwhile, Blue Fever spreads in Atlanta, putting it on the brink and the Red Death infects more of Hong Kong, putting it on the brink as well.

The situation:

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Gudanov - Dec 06, 2020 5:16:54 pm PST #26097 of 26115
Coding and Sleeping

I feel I should do something about all the Red Death around me. If I'm lucky, I might pick up a red card and be ready to distribute some Red Death knowledge.