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Andrew Walmsley
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Has anybody thought about how to improve some of the components in the game?

Firstly I think I'm going to replace the cubes in the box with the cubes from Pandemic Legacy, I think the translucent plastic ones look more virus like and a bit more interesting than the painted wooden ones in the box.

Secondly, think it would be good to replace the cardboard water tokens that come in the box with a plastic water drop chit you can buy from many places.

Any other ideas?
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Justin Green
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Better yet, use the wooden blue natural gas tokens from Power Grid Deluxe for the water tokens.
 
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Sounds great for you! When my copy comes I will be keeping it as is because I feel like of the components fit the theme of the game.

Enjoy!
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Deb Wentworth
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I find it hard to spot the hospital among the cubes. I'd like to find a way to make them more distinctive. Maybe put cross stickers on them?
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debwentworth wrote:
I find it hard to spot the hospital among the cubes. I'd like to find a way to make them more distinctive. Maybe put cross stickers on them?

I think that's a good idea, maybe just paint a small Red Cross on each side, I like it.
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Meeplesource has these simple blue water tokens

https://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Water

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debwentworth wrote:
I find it hard to spot the hospital among the cubes. I'd like to find a way to make them more distinctive. Maybe put cross stickers on them?

Love this idea, now to find stickers, maybe something from pandemic legacy could work, got some stickers left over.
 
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This is what I'm trying out in the meantime, thanks to leftover Pandemic Legacy parts and Sharpies.
 
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Actually, switched gears after noticing that the wooden hospitals stand out a lot more when I replace the wooden disease cubes with translucent cubes (also saved from Pandemic Legacy) so maybe I'll go with that solution for a while.
 
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debwentworth wrote:
Actually, switched gears after noticing that the wooden hospitals stand out a lot more when I replace the wooden disease cubes with translucent cubes (also saved from Pandemic Legacy) so maybe I'll go with that solution for a while.

As mentioned above I was planning to use the legacy cubes too, I think they look better for representing viruses with the translucentness of them. The cubes in the box are fine but I think they give the game a slightly dated look. All personal preferences of course.
 
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tigerwalms wrote:
debwentworth wrote:
Actually, switched gears after noticing that the wooden hospitals stand out a lot more when I replace the wooden disease cubes with translucent cubes (also saved from Pandemic Legacy) so maybe I'll go with that solution for a while.

As mentioned above I was planning to use the legacy cubes too, I think they look better for representing viruses with the translucentness of them. The cubes in the box are fine but I think they give the game a slightly dated look. All personal preferences of course.


I love wood in general, especially with a period game like this. For hospitals it makes sense; but microbes? Guess I can live with the anachronism.
 
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tigerwalms wrote:

As mentioned above I was planning to use the legacy cubes too, I think they look better for representing viruses with the translucentness of them. The cubes in the box are fine but I think they give the game a slightly dated look. All personal preferences of course.

Given that the game is supposed to take place in the 19th century, I think giving it a dated look was intentional.
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Agree the cubes have the right feel Imho for this game.
But the hospitals could use some better board presence cause they do blend in between the cubes.
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tigerwalms wrote:
Has anybody thought about how to improve some of the components in the game?

Firstly I think I'm going to replace the cubes in the box with the cubes from Pandemic Legacy, I think the translucent plastic ones look more virus like and a bit more interesting than the painted wooden ones in the box.

Secondly, think it would be good to replace the cardboard water tokens that come in the box with a plastic water drop chit you can buy from many places.

Any other ideas?


How about replacing the track tokens with train bits from a train game?
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Josef Ferguson
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[q="tigerwalms"]How about replacing the track tokens with train bits from a train game?


I actually debated replacing the rail tokens with some little pieces of n-scale or z-scale track, cut to half-inch lengths and modeled a bit to look like actual track.
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i think the only thing i'm going to do is replace the pawn's with painted meeples like my copy of Pandemic: The Cure
 
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I´m changing nothing. It´s perfect.

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I was tempted to change the cubes to the ones from Legacy, but I've grown to like the wooden ones. They're more thematic.

Those water cubes posted above look nice though, and they'd stand out more on the map.

I'm really pleased with the components though, everything looks very nice, and the wooden components fit the games theme and time period nicely.

Also, I got two blue pawns, so not sure what thats all about, a Sailor and a First Mate I guess
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I'm gonna design and 3d print the rail tracks. The tokens thyat come with the game are shite and don't even fit between the cities!!
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I don't mind the cubes, water tokens, rail lines. My beef is with the hospitals.

Last night I had a hospital and 3 cubes on Santiago De Compostela and another 3 cubes on A Coruna. The top corner of Spain looked like a big blue shanty town.

To fix this i've just ordered this from Meeplesource:



I plan on adding the region colour either as a trim around the base or on the roofs.

 
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Terry Herrin
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Using suggestions posted above, here is my Iberia with Z scale track and water tokens from Meeplesource.

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tlh1138 wrote:
Using suggestions posted above, here is my Iberia with Z scale track and water tokens from Meeplesource.



Looks great! Where does one get "Z Scale Track"?
 
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Terry Herrin
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isellsunshine wrote:
Looks great! Where does one get "Z Scale Track"?


Many large hobby stores sell it. Since there are no large hobby stores here, I ordered mine from Hobbylinc. Their web site is their name with a dot com. The cheapest option is to buy 24" long flex track. I used three of them. The only downside is one rail will slide because it's not fastened to the cross ties. A dot of super glue fixes the problem.
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