After an intermission last night the A Team were back fighting to save the world.
Each month we start with an objective completed, because we have military bases in each of the zones. It's a nice feeling knowing we only have two objectives to complete.
Before August started we had some cards to read. Suddenly we weren't just searching for a virologist but also an immunologist. Another search board was added. This time we had to be in a rioting faded city to look for them.
We had a new character join our team Colonel Mustard, he had been drafted in to replace my quarantine specialist who unfortunately died in July. Mustard had the ability to spend an action to remove a faded figure from a city, plus he could freely move through roadblocks. Plus as a character upgrade when he left a city with faded on it one of them gets removed. With all that cool stuff he also had a draw back. For Mustard to cure a disease he needs to have two extra cards of the correct colour to cure it. Mustard was going to be our engine for controlling the faded.
With a little help from Jonathan and Debbie, Mat was able to find this new elusive immunologist. Lots of stickers were added to the rule book to cover the new stuff bought to the game.
This is where (just been looking up some stuff, and discovered this) we have done a MASSIVE misplay!!!!
We had discovered two cures, starting to look at the third when outbreaks overtook us and we had lost.
August reset time for our second attempt. We needed a win else we would be opening that mysterious box four.
We'd won! Our player deck was dangerously low. So pretty close. It helped having the Colonel keeping the faded down. He even cured a disease! Ok it took seven cards but he did it.
I'm loath now to talk about the win and how we got there, or my thoughts on the immunologist and the bits we missed played.
I'm not sure how we move forward with the misplay. It's going to have to be a group discussion on our next play.
Once we have a decision then I'll come back and look at the bits. At the moment I feel dirty and foolish.