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Can Pandemic Legacy be played as "vanilla" Pandemic?

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I've never played Pandemic, but thinking of getting the Legacy edition. Is it possible to play it without the legacy elements a few times first, and get an experience that is same or similar to that of the regular Pandemic?

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Thats not true. You can play the game even after you finish the legacy version. Simply take out all the stickers that got put on during legacy play. They r really easy to take off.

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like people said before, it is easy to play vanilla pandemic with the pandemic legacy box. moreover, various extra components/rules supplied with the game and gradually revealed through the game make it possible to play many interesting modifications of the game even after you finish the campaign.


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Can Pandemic Legacy be played as "vanilla" Pandemic?

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I've never played Pandemic, but thinking of getting the Legacy edition. Is it possible to play it without the legacy elements a few times first, and get an experience that is same or similar to that of the regular Pandemic?


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Thats not true. You can play the game even after you finish the legacy version. Simply take out all the stickers that got put on during legacy play. They r really easy to take off.

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I am pretty sure the rules out of the box (so it's not a spoiler) say that when you are instructed to destroy something, you should rip it up and throw it away. You can instead put the "destroyed" items aside. We're in August and so far we haven't done anything to the components that can't be ignored or reversed. - stannius Nov 30 '15 at 19:23

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