Pandemic the Board Game (Play-by-Forum)

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End of Turn Fifteen
Marcher walked into the break room at the Research Station in Hong Kong. Tim was playing video games.

"What are you doing?" Marcher asked, puzzled.

"Playing video games. What does it look like I am doing?" Tim replied.

"Erm, shouldn't you be saving the world? We were commissioned by the President..."

"Nah, we've already got this." Tim said. "Just three quick cures and we're all good."

Marcher wasn't sure about the ethical aspects of this conclusion, but he couldn't argue with the effectiveness of it. He grabbed the USB drive with the information on the Yellow Fever, then headed back to the lab.

Tim mumbled something about being bored of video games and wanting to play mafia again.

[Tim has given Marcher Jovian the Los Angeles and Santiago cards. Tim has reached level 37. Choose one new perk... oh wait.]

CARD DRAW

Timsup2nothin
has drawn two cards:


An epidemic has occurred!

Three things will happen.


1. The Infection Rate will increase:
InfectionRate3.jpg


2. The bottom Infection Card is drawn, and that city receives three cubes.

WashingtonInfection.jpg


3. The Infection Discard pile will be shuffled, intensifying the infection.

INFECTION DRAW
India and Iraq are facing massive influxes of Black Death cases. Doctors wonder if there's anyone fast enough to stop the disease, even with a cure discovered. [Kolkata, Baghdad, and Delhi all receive one black cube.]




Turn Sixteen
Year 2033, April 30th
State of the World:
BoardTurn15.jpg


@Golden1Knight:
You are in Hong Kong. You have 4 actions. Choose any in a mix and match fashion:

Drive/Ferry: Move to a connected city.
Direct Flight: Discard a card to fly to that city.
Charter Flight: Discard a card to fly from that city to anywhere.
Shuttle Flight: Move between research stations.

Treat Disease: Remove 3 disease cubes of one color from a city. (Cured diseases are removed automatically.)
Discover a Cure: Spend 5 cards of the same color at a research station to cure a disease.
Share Knowledge: Take or give a card that matches your city with someone also in that city.
Build Research Station: Build a research station in your current city by discarding its matching card.

You are the Medic.


You have two special abilites:
1. You remove all cubes of one color when treating disease, even when the disease is not cured.
2. If a disease is cured, all cubes of that color are automatically removed when you are in a city (and therefore no more cubes can be placed there while you stay there).

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards



Infection Rate: 3 Cities per turn

Outbreaks: Two. (More are possible in three cube cities.)

Epidemic Possible?: No. (3/11 cards remain in the section)
 

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Synsensa
You are the Operations Expert.


You have two special abilities:
1. You can do the Build Research Station action without discarding a card.
2. Once per turn, you can move anywhere by discarding a city card if you are at a research station.

Location: Osaka

Current Cards

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Marcher Jovian
You are the Scientist.


You only need 4 cards to Discover a Cure.

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards



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Timsup2nothin
You are the Researcher.


You can do the Share Knowledge action and give any card without that card matching your current city. (i.e. if you are in the same city, you can pass any card to another player. Ignore the Lab Challenge text.)

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards


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Golden1Knight
You are the Medic.


You have two special abilites:
1. You remove all cubes of one color when treating disease, even when the disease is not cured.
2. If a disease is cured, all cubes of that color are automatically removed when you are in a city (and therefore no more cubes can be placed there while you stay there).

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards

 

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Cards in Draw Deck: 23 [12 turns until time runs out]

Infection Discard Pile:
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Upcoming Cards in the Infection Draw Deck:
Spoiler :
First Batch (All of these randomly before the Second Batch)




Second Batch

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LOL Black Death!!! G1K can get the red cure AND eat eight cubes of black death on the same turn!!! Ha!

<go on line and look for a cool mafia game starting soon>
 

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End of Turn Sixteen
Golden1Knight used the chemical analyzer in the Hong Kong research lab to process Blood Flood samples. The results were promising, and he used an experimental mixture of certain medicines he had been using on some patients. Soon he discovered a cure for the dreaded disease.

With the critical work on cures done, Golden1Knight headed west, where he cured numerous cases of the Black Death quickly. People began to look on him as a miracle-worker, because the speed at which he could deliver cures was incredible. The President sent him a congratulations on his work, and the government in India awarded him a medal.

Meanwhile, Tim just wanted to know if G1K would be available for a mafia game in the near future.

[Golden1Knight has cured Blood Flood! All black cubes have been removed from Delhi, Karachi, and Kolkata]

CARD DRAW

Golden1Knight
has drawn two cards:


INFECTION DRAW
Asian doctors are fighting back an incredible increase in Blood Flood cases. The disease is spreading badly, and even in the United States, Los Angeles is suffering a large amount of cases. Governments are now offering to fund mass production of the newly discovered cure. [Osaka and Shanghai receive one red cube. An outbreak has occurred in Sydney!]




Turn Seventeen
Year 2033, April 30th
State of the World:
BoardTurn16.jpg


@Marcher Jovian:
You are in Hong Kong. You have 4 actions. Choose any in a mix and match fashion:

Drive/Ferry: Move to a connected city.
Direct Flight: Discard a card to fly to that city.
Charter Flight: Discard a card to fly from that city to anywhere.
Shuttle Flight: Move between research stations.

Treat Disease: Remove 1 disease cube from a city, or 3 of a cured color.
Discover a Cure: Spend 4 cards of the same color at a research station to cure a disease.
Share Knowledge: Take or give a card that matches your city with someone also in that city.
Build Research Station: Build a research station in your current city by discarding its matching card.

You are the Scientist.


You only need 4 cards to Discover a Cure.

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards


Infection Rate: 3 Cities per turn

Outbreaks: Three. (More are possible in three cube cities.)

Epidemic Possible?: Yes. (10/10 cards remain in the section, plus 1 from the old section)
 

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Synsensa
You are the Operations Expert.


You have two special abilities:
1. You can do the Build Research Station action without discarding a card.
2. Once per turn, you can move anywhere by discarding a city card if you are at a research station.

Location: Osaka

Current Cards

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Marcher Jovian
You are the Scientist.


You only need 4 cards to Discover a Cure.

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards



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Timsup2nothin
You are the Researcher.


You can do the Share Knowledge action and give any card without that card matching your current city. (i.e. if you are in the same city, you can pass any card to another player. Ignore the Lab Challenge text.)

Location: Hong Kong

Current Cards


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Golden1Knight
You are the Medic.


You have two special abilites:
1. You remove all cubes of one color when treating disease, even when the disease is not cured.
2. If a disease is cured, all cubes of that color are automatically removed when you are in a city (and therefore no more cubes can be placed there while you stay there).

Location: Karachi

Current Cards

 

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Cards in Draw Deck: 21 [11 turns until time runs out]

Infection Discard Pile:
Spoiler :
Upcoming Cards in the Infection Draw Deck:
Spoiler :
First Batch (All of these randomly before the Second Batch)




Second Batch

Player Discard Pile
 

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Wait, are we about to win?

Event Card: I give MJ two extra actions this turn.
 

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Wait, are we about to win?

Event Card: I give MJ two extra actions this turn.
Yes he doesn't even need the two actions. You've basically won. :lol:
 

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I'd submit the final update now but I don't want to take the satisfaction of winning away from Marcher. :D
 

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End of Turn Seventeen
Marcher Jovian heard his phone ringing.

"Marcher Jovian?" the voice on the other end said. "This is the President speaking."

"Hello Mr. President. Ugh, missed him." Marcher replied.

"Missed who?"

"Oh, um, no one, Mr. President. Just someone important." One really shouldn't play too many video games on phone calls with the President, but oh well.

"Ah. Well, I just received news that you've made a major breakthrough."

"Yes, yes. We've cured all four diseases. Piece of cake. We were born for this." Marcher said as he lined up for a headshot. Tim was playing Civilization in the corner.

"That's terrific. We'll fly you in soon to receive medals all around. The world is forever grateful."

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Somewhere in Lagos, Synsensa was about to grab a shower after a hard day's work of treating patients. He got a phone call.

"We did it. Everything's cured." Click.

That was brief.

Mission accomplished?
 

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Did you have fun?

What did you like and not like about playing by forum?

Would you play Pandemic in real life?

Would you like to play another board game (or Pandemic again) sometime via forum?

:)
 

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GG guys and thanks for being a great host, TS!

It was fun, I would surely play it again (as well as another board game too). I would say that playing it by forum slows down the game, but your updates were super fast so the flow was great.
 

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Also congrats for teaching us to play a game that fast lol, I'm usually slow to get used to the rules so this was quite a feat.

Maybe the lack of the pressure from a table of players staring at you while you are thinking about how to play your turn helped with that too :D
 
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