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Subject: Mechanics of some outbreak cards rss

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Sarah W
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Hi all,

I just played at lunchtime with my colleagues and wanted some thoughts on how to play the Nauseous Gas and Unlucky outbreak cards.

Firstly note that neither are marked as Keepers.

Nauseous Gas:
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Make a loud fart name during the game and players must hold their noses. Blindly pick 2 symptoms from the last player to hold their nose and keep or discard any.


How would you go about playing this card? We decided that the person who took the card should read it aloud so that everyone understood what they were supposed to do and then at some later point of their own choosing make the fart noise. Does this sound reasonable?

Our thinking was that it wouldn't work at all if everyone hadn't been told to hold their noses at the signal, but it also wouldn't work very well if played immediately because everyone has just had it explained and so would remember straight away what to do.

Unlucky:
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You can now use the top card in the open afflicters deck to contract a disease. This afflicter is separate to your own collection and doesn't affect your afflicter card limit.


Does the player keep this card for the rest of the game, allowing them to take the open afflicter every time they contract a disease from now on? It doesn't specify to discard it after use so it seems so, but that does make it quite powerful!

Appreciate any thoughts.
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Jason Hibbert
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Thanks for your post regarding the Outbreaks!

With Nauseous Gas, yes the way you have described is the correct way to play the card.

With regard to the Unlucky card, that's right, the player should keep the card until the end of the game. It is one of the more useful Outbreaks, however it could also be considered unreliable as the top Open Afflicters card can change often during play.

Non-Keeper cards are read out and played instantly while Keeper cards can be kept private and used later. The Outbreaks do often play out in a variety of ways, some non-Keeper cards are designed so everyone is made aware of it's active ongoing effects while others just action instantly.

You do make good points (especially about reading out the card), and I'll take these on board when it comes to the next version reprint to remove any potential uncertainty!
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