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Gilad Yarnitzky
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Seeing yet another game of Pandemic:
https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2017/8/29/announcing-pande...
got me to think haven't the world suffered enough? shouldn't someone fight the pandemic epidemic?
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Using the original Pandemic game and add a generic meeple and a 6 sided die:

Play Pandemic as normal, except place the meeple on a different area of the board (not North America). The virus cubes are now different versions of Pandemic, and the meeple is Matt Leacock. On the Epidemic cards, instead of drawing from the bottom of the Infection Deck, roll the die and move Matt that many places, placing 3 distributions (cubes) on the city he stops in. A secondary win condition is to "Catch Matt and stop all of his Shenanigans."
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The board would be a city map with ~20 board game stores.
Each time you add a cube it represents another unsold copy of Pandemic taking up shelf space.
At the start of the game there is only one colour but every time you draw a "New Release" card (in place of Epidemic cards) you add a new colour of cube and add one to every store.

hmmm... there is real potential here
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I have to say, I actually like that they're branching into other styles of games. They can keep using the Pandemic name, the branding is super strong anyway.
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Pandemic season 3: the world is in ruins, all the trees have been cut down to make all the pandemic games, oil reserves are at an all time low due to all the plastics in pandemic games. who will stop it? who will save the world from pandemic?
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I love it and thanks for posting this!
 
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Fun fact! There are these things called "opinions". Everyone has different ones, so it's actually possible for people to like games you dislike, and even vice versa! I thought you might like to know this, because it seems like a little-known fact.
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ycyclop wrote:
Seeing yet another game of Pandemic:
https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2017/8/29/announcing-pande...
got me to think haven't the world suffered enough? shouldn't someone fight the pandemic epidemic?


Nope, Pandemic is a great system. Maybe someone could do a game about people whining about though?
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Ethereality wrote:
Fun fact! There are these things called "opinions". Everyone has different ones, so it's actually possible for people to like games you dislike, and even vice versa! I thought you might like to know this, because it seems like a little-known fact.

Fun fact
People can have sense of humor and not everything they say have to be taken seriously
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dugman wrote:

Nope, Pandemic is a great system. Maybe someone could do a game about people whining about though?

Perhaps an extended PvP variant of Pandemic?

One side has the goal to spread Pandemic to the last remote areas which haven't heard of it, or saturate the ones which have. The other side is trying to end the infestation (return unsold copies?) while also trying to sabotage the Pandemic side's means of transportation ('finding a cure')
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One of my designs is very similar to pandemic mechanically, but with a significant additions and changes. I cant claim it would challenge Pandemic, but I like to think it would offer people a strong alternative. A few years away from finishing that one though, I have other designs much further along.
 
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goldspire wrote:
The board would be a city map with ~20 board game stores.
Each time you add a cube it represents another unsold copy of Pandemic taking up shelf space.
At the start of the game there is only one colour but every time you draw a "New Release" card (in place of Epidemic cards) you add a new colour of cube and add one to every store.

hmmm... there is real potential here


Oh, man! These posts really made laugh! Very clever! Thanks all for posting these. BTW, this would be a version of Pandemic I might actually buy.
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I'm waiting for the Takenoko version called Pandamic, co-written by the author of "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves". laugh
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When I clicked through to the link for Pandemic: Rising Tide, I was all ready to assume garbage. But to be fair, that actually looks.... really good....
 
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Fun fact: someone pissed in somebody's wheaties
 
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jmsmith2434 wrote:
Fun fact: someone pissed in somebody's wheaties


I suppose that accounts for the yellow cubes.
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gnurf wrote:
Perhaps an extended PvP variant of Pandemic?
Pandemic v. Pandemic?

Pete (wonders who would win)
 
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ycyclop wrote:
Ethereality wrote:
Fun fact! There are these things called "opinions". Everyone has different ones, so it's actually possible for people to like games you dislike, and even vice versa! I thought you might like to know this, because it seems like a little-known fact.

Fun fact
People can have sense of humor and not everything they say have to be taken seriously

You left out that this is a little-known fact. Sure seems to be in the BGG forums at least.
 
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Have you played Defend the friendly local game store . You have to stop the evil pandemic distribution minions from getting to the Monarch city gamestore.
Unfortunately you have to play a fantasy version of pandemic to halt the spread.
 
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ycyclop wrote:
Seeing yet another game of Pandemic:
https://www.zmangames.com/en/news/2017/8/29/announcing-pande...
got me to think haven't the world suffered enough? shouldn't someone fight the pandemic epidemic?


call it End-demic
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Looks different enough for me to pick it up. I don't think they've hit Ticket to Ride or Catan levels of insanity.

I did see a fan-made re-theme of Pandemic that was Star Wars themed. It's such a cool idea, that I'm surprised it hasn't happened. The Imperials would slowly be expanding throughout the galaxy to find and stop all the Rebels. The players could have powers with the idea being they do surgical strikes to remove Imperial presence. Obviously, tweak the gameplay even more to make it more interesting. But, I could see it being a lighter, co-op version of Rebellion.
 
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VaultBoy wrote:
Looks different enough for me to pick it up. I don't think they've hit Ticket to Ride or Catan levels of insanity.

I did see a fan-made re-theme of Pandemic that was Star Wars themed. It's such a cool idea, that I'm surprised it hasn't happened. The Imperials would slowly be expanding throughout the galaxy to find and stop all the Rebels. The players could have powers with the idea being they do surgical strikes to remove Imperial presence. Obviously, tweak the gameplay even more to make it more interesting. But, I could see it being a lighter, co-op version of Rebellion.


Oooh, or a StarCraft or Warhammer 40k based Pandemic style game where the infections are Zerg or Tyranid attackers.
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dugman wrote:
VaultBoy wrote:
Looks different enough for me to pick it up. I don't think they've hit Ticket to Ride or Catan levels of insanity.

I did see a fan-made re-theme of Pandemic that was Star Wars themed. It's such a cool idea, that I'm surprised it hasn't happened. The Imperials would slowly be expanding throughout the galaxy to find and stop all the Rebels. The players could have powers with the idea being they do surgical strikes to remove Imperial presence. Obviously, tweak the gameplay even more to make it more interesting. But, I could see it being a lighter, co-op version of Rebellion.


Oooh, or a StarCraft or Warhammer 40k based Pandemic style game where the infections are Zerg or Tyranid attackers.


I like the idea of Heretics over Nids
 
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I'm pretty excited about the notion of them branching out pandemic in ways like this. I hope the next edition involves crushing haters on the internet.
 
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Well season 2 is about to flip it all on it's head.
 
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