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Matt C
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These are thoughts and ideas taken from only a couple of playthroughs, so forgive me (and certainly correct me) if these tips are wrong or could be improved.

Research Stations: Make sure to have one placed in each zone in one of the Hinterlands city. This will make it easier to enter the various Hinterlands to Share Knowledge as well as moving between them. Recommended cities are Karachi, Hong Kong and Lagos. (Even better, if you have the Operations Expert or a Government Grant, put the Research Stations in the Hinterlands).

Hinterland Infections: Do not ignore them, as an Outreak there can be a 4 or 5 connection Outbreak.

Veternarian: Although we didn’t get to use him, his power to move to ANY Hinterlands space from a research station makes him a much more effective Researcher. This Role, combined with well-placed research stations (see previous point on research stations), should make Share Knowledge and Curing much easier. His secondary ability (treat disease in the Hinterlands removes two cubes) gives a very strong hint that he should stay focused on the Hinterlands.

Infection Die: Use a good dice tray or play on a gaming table, preferably something that has a little “bounce” to it. We found the die rolls “heavy” and tends to favor whatever face is up when you roll it. This will increase the randomness of the infection rolls.

Hinterlands Teleporters: Remember that the Hinerlands are each connected to four or five cities. For example, with two actions (1 in and 1 out), you could jump four cities (San Francisco to London). This trick is not as effective in the Yellow and Black Zones.

Hinterlands are ‘city’ spaces: Although they aren’t literal cities, they still behave as cities for the purpose of references to cities. For example, the Quarantine Specialist would protect the related Hinterlands when stationed in a connected city and would likewise protect all the connected cities while stationed in the Hinterlands.

Just some tips to help save humanity! (And cows, chickens, pigs and monkeys)
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