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Subject: Medic abilities question (no spoilers) rss

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Rebecca Huffman
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The Medic ability states:

If the Medic at any time finds herself in a city that contains cubes of a disease that has been cured, she may immediately remove all of those cubes.

We have been playing this with scenario (a): if it must be the Medic's turn to remove all the cubes, but it strikes me that it's possible it could mean scenario (b): if the medic is in a city with cubes of black, and that color gets cured during someone else's turn, it could possibly mean that the Medic can immediately remove those regardless of whose turn it is (potentially helpful if it is the bottom card selected in an Epidemic and you want to make sure there is not an outbreak).

If not available during the Epidemic, what about scenario (c): if the person curing turns over the Epidemic card and the group wants to avoid the potential of an outbreak on subsequent turns - can they 'immediately' cure after the Epidemic is resolved?

What do you think? Which way have you been using the ability? My hunch is that scenario (c) may be the intended use but scenario (b) is probably not the case (considering the fact that abilities to be used in the midst of Epidemics are usually clearly marked).
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Clive Jones

Cambridgeshire, UK
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If the Medic is ever in a city with cubes of a cured disease, remove them immediately. If you ever try to put cubes of a cured disease in the city where the Medic is, don't.

The effect basically works in every way it possibly could: if the Dispatcher moves the Medic, she mops up cubes as she goes. The Researcher can pass somebody a city card, the recipient can immediately cure the disease thanks to a positive mutation and the Medic can then remove cubes in the city where she's standing. If, during an Epidemic, you pull the card of the city where the Medic is from the bottom of the deck and that disease is cured, you don't place the cubes, even momentarily, which might save you from losing by running out of cubes.

Oh, and the Medic even has time to remove cubes between you curing a disease and winning the game, which could mean the disease gets eradicated and you have the option of applying a positive mutation.

In regular Pandemic, the Medic is reckoned to be one of the strongest characters. In Pandemic Legacy, while she might be at first, that... can change. (-8
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