Setup for 4 Player a Game of Pandemic

Originally generated on 9/1/2021 2:38:25 PM EST
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Game Mode = Regular
Skill Level = Normal
Included Modules = [Base], [State of Emergency: Quarantines], [State of Emergency: Hinterlands Challenge], [State of Emergency: Emergency Event Challenge], [State of Emergency: SuperBug Challenge]

Player Setup

Player Number Turn Order Role
Player 3 Seat 1 (Starting player) Base: Scientist
Player 1 Seat 2 Base: Operations Expert
Player 2 Seat 3 Base: Dispatcher
Player 4 Seat 4 Base: Contingency Planner

Custom Setup Sequence

  1. Place the board in the center of the table within easy reach of all players
      1. [SuperBug Challenge] Place 1 Purple cube on the treat symbol next to the two sample dishes on the Lab Board.
    1. [Hinterlands Challenge] Place the Hinterlands boards next to the main board
    2. [Hinterlands Challenge] On the main board, place the 18 colored disks on the cities connected to the 4 Hinterlands areas, matching their colors.
  2. Place 1 Research Station in Atlanta and the other 5 nearby in the supply area
  3. Separate the disease cubes by color and place them nearby in the supply area
  4. Place the Outbreaks marker on the “0” space of the Outbreaks Track
  5. Place the 4 Cure Markers (vial side up) under their respective discovered Cure Indicators
    1. [SuperBug Challenge] Place the purple Cure Marker under its Indicator and the 24 disease cubes in the supply
    2. [SuperBug Challenge] Put the Vaccine tokens and the 4 Vaccine Factories near the supply area.
  6. Place the Infection Rate marker on the 1st “2” space of the Infection Track
  7. Choose your game’s difficulty level; Easy, Standard, Heroic, Legendary
  8. Shuffle all the Infection cards and flip over the top 3, place 3 disease cubes of the matching color on each of these cities.
    1. [SuperBug Challenge] Replace 1 disease cube in the first city drawn in this set with a Purple disease cube.
  9. Flip over 3 more cards, place 2 disease cubes on each of these cities
    1. [SuperBug Challenge] Replace 1 disease cube in the first city drawn in this set with a Purple disease cube.
  10. Flip over 3 more cards, place 1 disease cube on each of these cities
    1. [SuperBug Challenge] Replace 1 disease cube in the first city drawn in this set with a Purple disease cube.
    2. [Hinterlands Challenge] Place 1 disease cube in each of matching color in each of the Hinterlands areas
  11. Place the 9 revealed Infection cards face up into the Infection Discard Pile.
  12. Place the remaining Infection card face down in the Infection Deck space.
    1. [SuperBug Challenge] Put 1 SuperBug Infection card in the Infection Discard Pile and 1 on top of the Infection deck
  13. Give each player an Actions reference card
  14. Give each player their assigned Role Card (see grid above)
  15. Place the matching colored pawns for these roles in Atlanta.
  16. Remove the remaining Role cards from the game.
  17. [Quarantines] [SuperBug Challenge] Put 4 Quarantine markers in the supply (6 if using the Colonel role)
  18. Remove the Epidemic cards from the Player Deck and set them aside.
  19. Shuffle all of the Event cards and place 8 Event cards into the Player Deck.
  20. Put any unused Event cards back in the box without looking at them.
  21. Shuffle the remaining cards in the Player Deck (City and Events)
  22. Deal 2 cards to each player to form their starting hand.
  23. Divide the Player Deck into 5 facedown piles (for Normal mode), as equal in size as possible
  24. Place 1 Epidemic card into each mini-deck and shuffle each one individually.
    1. [Emergency Event Challenge] Shuffle all of the Emergency Event cards and place 1 on top of each mini-deck; put the rest back in the box.
    2. [SuperBug Challenge] Shuffle all of the SuperBug Bonus cards and place 1 on top of each mini-deck; put the rest back in the box.
  25. Shuffle all of the mini-decks individually.
  26. Stack these mini-decks on top of each other to form the main Player Deck, placing smaller mini-decks on the bottom
    1. [Hinterlands Challenge] Place the Hinterlands die on top of the Infection deck
  27. Players look at the City cards they have in their hand.
  28. The player with the highest City population goes first


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