Recommend
10 
 Thumb up
 Hide
5 Posts

Pandemic» Forums » Variants

Subject: Suggestions requested on 'US Shutdown'-variant rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
C-Base C-Base
Netherlands
Eindhoven
flag msg tools
I'm often playing with friends and I'd like to test our team by incorporating some of the recent events going on regarding the 'US Shutdown'.

Variant rules:
- Starting location: Essen or Bangkok, as the CDC in Atlanta has lost funding (no research station in Atlanta).
- Entering or leaving North AmericaUS cities (including Miami & Los Angeles, excluding Toronto/Montreal and Mexico City) from outside the US will cost an extra action, because of troubles getting VISA.

This variant rule is in effect as long as the US shutdown continues.

I was wondering if you have any more suggestions that fit the theme?

update after some plays:
- Bangkok as a starting city is too well connected, making the game a bit easier.
- added Miami & Los Angeles to the US, removed Toronto/Montreal

Clarifications:
- Dispatcher (called 'Coordinator' in my deck) actions to move people into the US also take an extra action.
- Airlift (Special Event Card) into US does not require an extra action.
- Moving from New York to Chicago takes 3 actions when travelling over Toronto


If you play this variant, please reply and tell me if you like it and how it went!
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Makis
United States
Frisco
Texas
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Okay this is kind of hilarious and a good idea!
Wish I had some suggestions but can't think of anything at the moment.

Wait, just thought of one. Not necessarily current, but remember that crazy Icelandic volcano that shut down travel to parts of Europe. You could add a card that adds an environmental catastrophe like a volcano that shuts down travel for a turn or two to specific locations on the board.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
C-Base C-Base
Netherlands
Eindhoven
flag msg tools
I've had some plays, small changes in original post
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Aunty wendy
United Kingdom
flag msg tools
Nice plan! I'll see if I can convince people to play that tonight.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jack
South Africa
Cape Town
Western Cape
flag msg tools
"No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood."
badge
Small talk (noun): insincere questions and dishonest answers.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
There's an official Z-man games "Government shutdown" scenario (requires the On the brink expansion for 4+ players) at http://zmangames.com/nouvelles-details.php?id=393 which uses money.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.