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In an interview with Pandemic designer Matt Leacock, he hinted that a new expansion to Pandemic is in the works. So what would you like to see added?

To kick off I suggest that Leacock look closely at:

Morbidity

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End Day 2

Threat Level Six

These decks contain some great ideas, some of which would be nice to see officially implemented.

The other change I would like to see is a revised Epidemiologist... at the very least I'd like to see the art revised. It is awful!
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How about something where when you fly somewhere you could accidentally spread a disease to the city you fly to?
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Mousey wrote:
How about something where when you fly somewhere you could accidentally spread a disease to the city you fly to?

Something similar to the 'CARRIER' card in Threat Level Six, or are you thinking something slightly different?
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JoffW wrote:
Mousey wrote:
How about something where when you fly somewhere you could accidentally spread a disease to the city you fly to?

Something similar to the 'CARRIER' card in Threat Level Six, or are you thinking something slightly different?


True, but I was more thinking of a way that you don't know if you are carrying so it would make you afraid to travel.
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Mousey wrote:
JoffW wrote:
Mousey wrote:
How about something where when you fly somewhere you could accidentally spread a disease to the city you fly to?

Something similar to the 'CARRIER' card in Threat Level Six, or are you thinking something slightly different?


True, but I was more thinking of a way that you don't know if you are carrying so it would make you afraid to travel.


I was thinking it needs a 'stupid government' event card where a country won't let you in for 2 turns.
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JoffW wrote:
The other change I would like to see is a revised Epidemiologist... at the very least I'd like to see the art revised. It is awful!

I had the opportunity to playtest the expansion with Matt Leacock at Kublacon earlier this year. I can confirm that the Epidemiologist will be revised (both art and power). There are also a bunch of other goodies planned that will really enhance the Pandemic experience. I think this will be a must buy for all Pandemic fans.
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Being a pharmacist, I would love for my profession to be included, whether or not it was similar to my creation:



True story: While working alone in my hospital one night, soon after 9/11, the CDC called me and told me my ChemPack's temperature was dangerously out of range. I had 15 minutes to correct it. My supervisors never told us we had a ChemPack, and I didn't even know what it was at the time. (It holds a bunch of medications needed in case of a biological terrorist attack.) After some frantic phone calls, I found it and got it back in a good temperature. My heart was racing, and it felt like I was in Mission: Impossible!

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I was kinda hoping for a hidden traitor mechanic.
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monteslu wrote:
I was kinda hoping for a hidden traitor mechanic.


I really hope not. I know it is popular with some people but to me a hidden traitor is not a true co-op game. IMHO.
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One of my top hopes: a box big enough to handle the base game and both expansions.
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StephenM wrote:
monteslu wrote:
I was kinda hoping for a hidden traitor mechanic.


I really hope not. I know it is popular with some people but to me a hidden traitor is not a true co-op game. IMHO.


It already stopped being a pure co-op with the bio-terrorist. I was a little let down that the bio-terrorist isn't hidden.



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I am sure one of the new roles will give the ability to cure any disease for 5 cards of any color, even non-matching. That's such a no-brainer.

Also glad Epidemiologist is getting revised.
 
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Messianic wrote:
I am sure one of the new roles will give the ability to cure any disease for 5 cards of any color, even non-matching. That's such a no-brainer.


Waaaay too powerful. Any 5 cards is a cure? That's a guaranteed cure every few turns.
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5 city cards of the SAME COLOR but NON MATCHING to the color of the Virus you intend to cure.

You read it wrong.
 
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Messianic wrote:
even non-matching.


Messianic wrote:
but NON MATCHING


Even and but imply two different things. The corrected wording does make more sense but I think I'd require 6 or 7 NON MATCHING because thats triple the pool of possibles.

I like the idea though messianic.

@Joffw

Also, thanks for the link to Morbidity in the first post...I hadn't seen Warp's newest...i'll have to add that to my collection as well.
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Quote:
Tom Lehmann and I are wrapping up the testing of a new Pandemic expansion that we’ve been working on (on and off) for some time now. There’s a new challenge that can be added that changes the way cures are developed as well as some other goodies. Tom’s proved to be an invaluable partner in the development process and it’s been a delight to work with him again.


This is the relevant piece of the interview I saw. Please correct me if there is more hints I missed.

It directly lists a new challenge altering the way cures are developed.

It also says some new goodies. Is goodies just hinting at some fun new cards or could goodies be more non essential yet thematic additions like the petri dishes? If so...what kinds of goodies do you think that may be? What would you like to see? Face masks? Liquid cure vials? name tags? lab coats? etc?
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I always thought (in a completely impractical way) that instead of cubes actually having little plastic minis in the shapes of the virus's would be pretty sweet.

Like red virus would actually be a small clump of the round spongey looking cells, blue would be like a bunch of stacked sausages, etc.

FFG would do something like that, but from a production cost standpoint is not practical, but from an aesthetics viewpoint is a great idea.

I think I fun variant would be perhaps a new board that adds a new colored virus and consequently more cities, city cards, and infection cards to the mix. This however, would be tricky because of the amount of new cities that would be needed. I'd probably say Africa and South America have a lot of room for new yellow spots, and perhaps other colors can be moved around to make room for some new cities that may be a color such as white, if we are going by primary colors and then shades.
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OMG.

I almost creamed on myself when I read about the expansion. This is by far one of my favorite games and have been wanting another expansion for some time now, even more after just seeing "Contagion".
 
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Any more news ever come out on this? I feel like I've been hearing this rumor for a long time with no news ever coming forth.
 
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monteslu wrote:
I was kinda hoping for a hidden traitor mechanic.



I'd like an expansion to allow someone to control the virus more than the bio-terrorist so we can have a more interesting everybody vs one guy + the game kinda thing. I have read that the bio-terrorist option isn't all that fun.
 
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fanaka66 wrote:
One of my top hopes: a box big enough to handle the base game and both expansions.


Hahahaha, it is kind of sick that this was the first thought to come to my mind as well.
 
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Damn, I've been looking to get On the Brink, but now I also want this unannounced one too.
 
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