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I am sorry if this has been asked before, and I also hope the answer can be had without spoilers.

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I am having a hard time understanding the mechanic to find the virologist.

On setting up the search track, add a search party token (I am assuming it's the new tokens with the magnifier) to space zero (which is the first space on the card). Then add a target token (bullseye) on space 6. Is that all? What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?

From what I can understand so far, we need to be in a faded city with a research station and conduct the search action. So all we have to do is conduct searches until we get to the sixth space or whichever space the target token is located (since we have to move them one space for each epidemic card that comes up)? Is that all?


Could someone please explain how that works? We have not started July yet, but we scan thru the next month objectives at the end of a game instead of scrambling to figure everything out right before we start playing a new month.

 
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gin_yu wrote:
I am sorry if this has been asked before, and I also hope the answer can be had without spoilers.

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I am having a hard time understanding the mechanic to find the virologist.

On setting up the search track, add a search party token (I am assuming it's the new tokens with the magnifier) to space zero (which is the first space on the card). Then add a target token (bullseye) on space 6. Is that all? What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?

From what I can understand so far, we need to be in a faded city with a research station and conduct the search action. So all we have to do is conduct searches until we get to the sixth space or whichever space the target token is located (since we have to move them one space for each epidemic card that comes up)? Is that all?


Could someone please explain how that works? We have not started July yet, but we scan thru the next month objectives at the end of a game instead of scrambling to figure everything out right before we start playing a new month.

Yes, that pretty much covers it. The hard part is getting the things you need in the right hands at the right place. The excess components are just in case things go horribly wrong... again
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Thanks, Byron S. I appreciate it!

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gin_yu wrote:
I am sorry if this has been asked before, and I also hope the answer can be had without spoilers.

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I am having a hard time understanding the mechanic to find the virologist.

On setting up the search track, add a search party token (I am assuming it's the new tokens with the magnifier) to space zero (which is the first space on the card). Then add a target token (bullseye) on space 6. Is that all? What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?

From what I can understand so far, we need to be in a faded city with a research station and conduct the search action. So all we have to do is conduct searches until we get to the sixth space or whichever space the target token is located (since we have to move them one space for each epidemic card that comes up)? Is that all?


Could someone please explain how that works? We have not started July yet, but we scan thru the next month objectives at the end of a game instead of scrambling to figure everything out right before we start playing a new month.

Yes, that pretty much covers it. The hard part is getting the things you need in the right hands at the right place. The excess components are just in case things go horribly wrong... again
 
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gin_yu wrote:

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What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?


If you really want to know (minimum spoiler)...
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The only reason to have multiple tokens...
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is in case of...
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multiple searches.


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Throknor wrote:
gin_yu wrote:

Spoiler (click to reveal)
What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?


If you really want to know (minimum spoiler)...
Spoiler (click to reveal)
The only reason to have multiple tokens...
Spoiler (click to reveal)
is in case of...
Spoiler (click to reveal)
multiple searches.




Hahaha! I am very tempted to read it!
 
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Go on. (-8

The spoiler really is absolutely minimal. It's a fairly easy and intuitive speculation, given what you already know.
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Or, of course, you could just wait for a later month to reveal the purpose of the additional tokens. You don't need them yet.
 
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gin_yu wrote:
What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?


"We've only started with one Research Station in Atlanta - what's the purpose of these other 5 white buildings?"

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LeonardQuirm wrote:
gin_yu wrote:
What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?


"We've only started with one Research Station in Atlanta - what's the purpose of these other 5 white buildings?"




Obviously, they are simply paper weight!

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gin_yu wrote:
LeonardQuirm wrote:
gin_yu wrote:
What's the purpose of the remaining six tokens?


"We've only started with one Research Station in Atlanta - what's the purpose of these other 5 white buildings?"




Obviously, they are simply paper weight!


I thought they were backups for cat attacks...
 
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Just in case, there's one more wrinkle you didn't mention in the OP: Every time there's an Epidemic card, you advance the search track one space.
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