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What's the difference between Pandemic Legacy Red and Blue?

The contents of the two boxes are identical. The Red and Blue boxes are for people who want to run two campaigns at the same time - for example, with two different gaming groups - to help distinguish ...
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Is there an extension that converts regular Pandemic to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1?

There is no expansion to convert Pandemic into Pandemic Legacy. Firstly, the board is not the same anyway. It has a month track that doesn't exist on the non-Legacy board, as well as printed places ...
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Can Pandemic Legacy be played as "vanilla" Pandemic?

In fact, the Legacy rules themselves suggest playing a few games if you aren't familiar with Pandemic. IF YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED PANDEMIC... We recommend that you play a few games without any of the ...
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How many plays of Pandemic Legacy until it is complete?

The Pandemic Legacy campaign runs over a single year. You play a game for each month, but if you lose then you play that month one more time before moving to the next one. So if you win every game, ...
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Can Pandemic Legacy be played as "vanilla" Pandemic?

Yes, you could play something very similar to vanilla Pandemic using just the base game components and ignoring all the Legacy elements. The board is slightly different, but you probably won't even ...
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Pandemic Legacy, February, and Epidemics

Remove the marker. That is the only effect. Of course,
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Would it be possible to play through Pandemic Legacy more than once?

Yes, it is possible. Someone on BoardGameGeek has designed a Reset Kit, which gives full instructions for keeping various components separate, rules reminder cards so you don't have to sticker the ...
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Is it advisable to play Legacy without having played Pandemic before?

Go for it and have fun! The Pandemic Legacy rulebook covers this contingency on page 3, telling you what sections of the rules to use to play a "vanilla" Pandemic game and advises you to play that ...
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Pandemic Legacy Season 1 September: Where to search if the conditions can’t be met?

From the Compiled FAQ on BGG, taken from the July spoiler: What if there are no research stations in faded cities? You will need to build one (or use Field Hospital ) if you wish to attempt the ...
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How often do you have to move the outbreak marker in a chain reaction?

You move it once per outbreak, chain reaction or otherwise. The rules don't seem ambiguous to me: When a chain reaction outbreak occurs, first move the outbreaks marker forward 1 space. Then, ...
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What constitutes a month?

A breakdown of how long a month takes depends on the outcome of each game you play. If you win the game it goes faster and if you lose the game it goes slower and it is described in the rules. If you ...
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How is Pandemic Legacy impacted by playing with two characters?

The biggest spoiler-free Legacy-specific difference is probably in the end-game upgrades: if any given character gets half the player turns instead of a quarter, buffing a character becomes ...
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What is the purpose of opening this package in March?

You should have opened door 5, not box 5. You can tape box 5 back up and continue with the game with no ill effects, especially as the meaning of the contents of box 5 is not apparent to you at this ...
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Is Pandemic Legacy as good with 3 players as it is with 4?

We've played the game with both 3 and 4 in the same campaign. It didn't affect the feel of the game either way. For a variety of reasons you likely won't play the same characters in every mission ...
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Can one search action advance multiple search parties?

Unfortunately, no.
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How do character upgrades interact with Dispatcher's special ability?

Yes, this is a legal move, and it is clarified in the rules (page 5) (emphasis mine): When the Dispatcher moves a player’s pawn as if it were his own: • use the Dispatcher’s scars and upgrades,...
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Pandemic Legacy: lost characters

From the rules (page 4, emphasis added): Each player has a specific character with special abilities to improve the team’s chances. Each player begins game 1 by creating a character. To ...
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Pandemic - Can an action be performed by different players during action phase?

No, Flexible Aid Package specifically says that "the current player" takes 1 additional action per card you discard. So if player 2 uses Flexible Aid Package during player 1's turn, player 2 will ...
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How are scars assigned?

You get to choose! On page 5 of the rules, under "scars": Characters can be mentally or physically damaged over the course of play. When this happens, choose an available scar and add it to your ...
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Would it be possible to play through Pandemic Legacy more than once?

The other answers totally overrate the work necessary to keep your Legacy game reusable. I spent the most time of that process on writing these instructions! We played Legacy reversible without ...
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Does order matter when drawing player cards? (Efficient to Sequence + Epidemic)

Order does not matter; you draw both cards at the same time. And if either is an Epidemic, you must resolve it first before curing a disease. From the FAQ If we have the 2nd beneficial mutation, ...
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Question about April

No. Only things that specifically refer to Faded affect them. Things that interact with cubes generically cannot. This along with many other questions is handled by the Pandemic Legacy FAQ on ...
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Efficient to Sequence - do you have to discard cards first?

You have to discard first. From the FAQ: If we have the 2nd beneficial mutation, exactly when can we discover the cure? You can do it out of turn, but you can’t so it halfway through an epidemic. ...
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What constitutes a month?

A month is every one or two games you play. You'll notice you have a Game Calendar — it's referenced in this PDF rulebook in the lower left of page 4. When you complete a game, you mark ...
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Pandemic Legacy: Question about missions (Spoilers)

You must finish the other missions. You still need to finish 3 total, and because that one has been destroyed, there are only 3 missions remaining. There is some discussion saying the same thing ...
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Would it be possible to play through Pandemic Legacy more than once?

Technically, it is very possible to replay the game, but that involves so much bookkeeping that it would hugely impact the fun and general flow of your game sessions. For every game component that ...
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Which city is the one being searched for the virologist?

Frankly, I don't see how you could entertain the second interpretation at all! From this picture: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/20687079#20687079 ADVANCE 3 SPACES IF YOU DISCARD THE CARD ...
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Can character abilities and upgrades be used through roadblocks?

Roadblocks have no effect in these scenarios. They do exactly what they say they do, and nothing else. Since they never mention affecting abilities, they don't.
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Pandemic Legacy Researcher relationship (Feb spoliers)

This is one way only. Reason: Researcher ability works one way only (He can only GIVE card with his ability, NOT TAKE.) Co-worker relationship make good combo with researcher, but don't extend his ...
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Would it be possible to play through Pandemic Legacy more than once?

Anything is possible. The bookkeeping involved would be very intensive. From about May on, pretty much every action and card play would need to be double-checked against your written record of ...
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