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Gustav Åkerfelt
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Borrowing on from a previous thread, we already had names for our diseases. But I suppose there must be ALOT of them about, would be fun to know what are the most common name for each colour.
So please add you own list, and let's see if any big similarities occur.

Mine are:

Blue Flu
Yellow fever
Black Death
Red Pox

(If you can't figure out which is which, you are probably the person who actually watches the flight attendents while they explain how to fasten you seatbelt.)

... haven't gotten a good one for the mutations yet,.. I'll just call him "Dave" for the time being.

Hoping for good response. H**l, I'll even promise a to anyone who makes me laugh.

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Purple People Eater
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We always called them:

Red Death
Black Plague
Yellow fever
Bluebonic Plague

Yeah, I know the last one's terrible but thats what its called around my house . We've been considering "Purple Pox" for the new disease, but a true name has yet to be established.

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Paladin_fin wrote:
(If you can't figure out which is which, you are probably the person who actually watches the flight attendents while they explain how to fasten you seatbelt.)


Thumbs up for this one!!!

Actually it is not so easy since they decided to put some obscure designs for the diseases. Some are viruses some are bacteria. I don't have the box with me but I am pretty sure the red on is the virus.

But who cares really! It is an excellent game even if it is a bit abstract (intern speaking here)
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rhpenland wrote:
We always called them:

Red Death
Black Plague
Yellow fever
Bluebonic Plague

Yeah, I know the last one's terrible but thats what its called around my house . We've been considering "Purple Pox" for the new disease, but a true name has yet to be established.



Bubonic plague and Black Plague are the same disease. Bluebonic Plague only works if you call Black Plague soemthing else.
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monteslu wrote:
Bubonic plague and Black Plague are the same disease. Bluebonic Plague only works if you call Black Plague soemthing else.
Well, there's never been a Black Plague - there was the Black Death, but there's growing evidence that wasn't actually Bubonic Plague at all - and certainly not Bluebonic Plague!
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monteslu wrote:
Bubonic plague and Black Plague are the same disease. Bluebonic Plague only works if you call Black Plague soemthing else.


Yeah, I know they are the same, but it kinda worked for the color names (assuming you mangle the Bubonic plague name) .
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I actually think Blubonic plague was rather witty.

What else you people got?
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Purple Nurple?

It makes playing the Bioterrorist a whole lot more fun.
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rhpenland wrote:
We always called them:

Red Death
Black Plague
Yellow fever
Bluebonic Plague

Yeah, I know the last one's terrible but thats what its called around my house . We've been considering "Purple Pox" for the new disease, but a true name has yet to be established.



We went for:
coffee Black Death
tobacco Red Peril
corn Yellow Fever
indigo Inbluenza

So equally bad gulp

I suspect we may also get the Purple People Eater as some form of necrotising fasciitis...

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thatmarkguy wrote:
Purple Nurple?

It makes playing the Bioterrorist a whole lot more fun.


Purple Nurgle? I think were drifting over into the wrong game here.

( Chaos in the Old World )
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Inbluenza for the win.

Doesn't collide with black death/plauge either
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Quote:
We went for:
coffee Black Death
tobacco Red Peril
corn Yellow Fever
indigo Inbluenza

So equally bad gulp

I suspect we may also get the Purple People Eater as some form of necrotising fasciitis...

Jon


Ok, first up kudos for the colors there, laugh, and Inbluenza was rather clever too in my book. Is the trend here that blue is the one getting all the good ones?

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Red peril... vs Monthy Python
- Come quickly, you are in great red peril.
- Oh come on, let me have just a little bit of red peril.
- no, it's to perilous.
- But it's my duty as a knight to face as much red peril as i can.
- No, we got to find the holy grail, come on.
- (mumbles)...... bet you're immune...
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Bluerosis (an inflammation of the lungs).

Properly, that should be Blue Roses--no other fans of Tennessee Williams around here?
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We named ours after pop culture plagues...
Blue: Pod people (Invasion of the BodySnatchers)
Yellow: Lycantropy
Red: Rage (28 Days Later)
Black: Superflu (The Stand)
Purple: Vampirism
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Purple = Purpura ultimatis

Black = Melanoma pigmatosis

Blue Contacious Bruisitis

Yellow = Yellow Fever

Red = Scarlet Fever

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Just to check, are you coming up with cool names that you think would fit, or are these the ones you are actually using?

Becouse the last two, although quite stylish, do seem abit long a complex to actually use while chatting around the game table.
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Purple has proved to be tricky to find a name for. Our current frontrunner is Necrotising fasciitis. It probably can't be considered "pandemic", nor does it have a direct name link to the colour purple... but does fit one of the symptoms. Ughhh!
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Bleeding spots under the skin are called purpura and can be caused by a number of diseases eg:leukemia. The spots are purple in colour.
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I like to use Blue Balls for blue

My suggestion for the purple is Wine Flu
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OK, I love inbluenza. That's awesome.

The only thing I can come up with that I like almost as much is Infectious Redtardation. I just like the idea of an infectious disease flying around that simply turns the infected stupid. Wouldn't it be wonderful to cure stupid? Or even eradicate it?
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Jax Hammer wrote:

My suggestion for the purple is Wine Flu


Clever! Just not sure I would drink anything that purple. Isn't it then called meths?
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Purpees?

Edit: Or more correctly spelled Perpes I guess.
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Blue==Obesity
Yellow==Swine Flu/AIDS
Red==SARS
Black==Bubonic Plague (maybe geographically far-fetched)
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