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Subject: What roles will the game have? rss

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Rob Cafferata
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Do we have much information about what are going to be the five roles included straight out of the box? I know we've seen the researcher, and I think I might have heard that scientist and medic are included as well, but am interested to hear about the others.

Here's hoping for the Dispatcher, he's my favourite to play as.

EDIT: found a picture with medic, scientist and operations expert in it, so just one role left to be revealed.
 
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I want the archivist. Played with him for the first time yesterday, and I can't imagine not having him in every game from here on out (though we select via random draw, so whether I ever see him in play again is up in the air ).
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I'm the only one of our group of friends that really likes the archivist, I find him so versatile, he can set up research stations easily, travel, cure. I'd definitely be happy to see him in the game.
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I suspect the starting five will be the same as the starting five of a regular Pandemic game without expansions: Scientist, Researcher, Medic, Dispatcher, Operations Expert.

Of course, as the season goes on, these guys might learn some new tricks!
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rmtcts wrote:
found a picture with medic, scientist and operations expert in it, so just one role left to be revealed. :)


Can you provide a link to that picture?
 
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Took me a while to find this. Was looking for a top thumbed item. +1 from me.
 
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Same here .
 
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Based on some of the previews, your characters can gain "scars" from being in cities that are collapsing, and may even die. But, the designers have indicated that you will pick up a new role if one dies, although there are a limited number, and all the players may end up as civilians by the end.
So, there's probably more than 4 roles in the box. But, are they all available from the outset? I'll let you know as soon as I open the box.
 
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From the unboxing video linked today there are 5 roles, from their pictures they are Scientist, Researcher, Dispatcher, Operations Expert and the last one doesn't match a picture I am familiar with but I am betting it is Medic.
 
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EvilNuff wrote:
From the unboxing video linked today there are 5 roles, from their pictures they are Scientist, Researcher, Dispatcher, Operations Expert and the last one doesn't match a picture I am familiar with but I am betting it is Medic.

confirm: The last one is Medic!
I'm not used to the english names of the characters. The one you call 'Operations Expert' is the one who has 5 actions per turn. (In German he is called s.th. like 'generalist')

edit: According to the rules you choose your role at the start of each game. So you can use the same character until he retires because of insanity or you can change them. I suppose my group will play it that each player will use the same character as long as possible. But perhaps we change our minds when we see that there are strategic reasons to do otherwise.
The characters can get additional abilities during the year - so on first look it seems quite wasted not to play the individual characters as long as possible. Why should I swap my trained character against an untrained from the box?
 
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Not going to spoil anything, but just play the game. There will be reasons why you might want to change characters.
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