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Cru Jones
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We play with the same 4 players.

For those who have finished season 1, do you recommend everyone play the same role each time, or rotate/random choice?
 
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crujones33 wrote:
We play with the same 4 players.

For those who have finished season 1, do you recommend everyone play the same role each time, or rotate/random choice?


Without spoiling anything I'll just say you're probably going to WANT to bring in different characters based on the mission requirements.
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It's important to note that you do quite a lot of the setup each game (including reading new legacy cards, the initial infection, choosing funded events and dealing players their initial hands) before you have to choose who is playing each role.

Take advantage of this!

As the season develops, circumstances will change. You'll probably find that you do better if you react and adapt.
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Nigel McNaughton
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React and adapt is pretty much the perfect description of how you should be picking roles!
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Thanks. I asked this right before we started February so that setup pretty much answered my question.

Thanks again for the quick replies.
 
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I recommend not naming any of the roles after players; it tends to create a feeling like you should be bringing that character in, or that person should always play that character, etc.

You can name them after family members, pets, celebrities, fictional characters...whatever, I just don't recommend the actual players.

Anybody got any great medic character names?
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Robert Stewart
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InfoCynic wrote:
Anybody got any great medic character names?


I don't know about great, but ours was geekily called John Smith
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Ours was Captain Cleanup. We named other characters Clarissa Cleanup and Corporal Cleanup so we had a full on Cleanup Crew!
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Spoiler (click to reveal)
Our Quarantine Specialist is Dr. House.
 
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InfoCynic wrote:
Anybody got any great medic character names? :)


We named ours O'Malley.
 
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February Spoilers
crujones33 wrote:
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Our Quarantine Specialist is Dr. House.


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I'd be afraid he'd randomly develop a drug habit and be unavailable for part of the game or spend all his time trying to diagnose CodA instead of actually curing anything else.
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