Gaming the US Government Shutdown 2013
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A Pandemic variant someone posted on Monday got me to thinking: what rules modifications could various games include to simulate this ridiculous government shutdown?

Please add your suggestions and ideas -- if they're really good, maybe I'll try to assemble some fellow furloughers to try them out!
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The thread that started it all simply suggests that during the shutdown the Atlanta research station doesn't exist, and any travel into the US costs an extra action while you wait for visa processing.
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Perhaps the easiest to modify, as Phil's already included a "Budget Cuts" random event. For a shutdown version, the event behaves normally except that it only affects NASA.
 
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Really the perfect metaphor.

Pregame: Remove the left or right partner from each pair.

Shuffle the remaining tiles face down.

If you can find two boobs that will work together, you win.
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I sense a potential Die Macher re-theme here...
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No deals allowed on Negotiate cards.


Yep.
 
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Absolutely nothing happens. Players just stare at the game and drink vodka.
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