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I had an idea some time ago and I will try to develop it into a playable copy.

I will record the process here.

I submitted the idea first into the Pandemic topic but will continue here.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/378623

"Monday I was reading a Horus heresy book
Tuesday I played Pandemic
Thursday I read the zombie war wariant

After reading the book and playing pandemic it occured to me that one could re-theme it pretty easily

Players stuggle to fight heretics, chaos, alien menace, tyranids...

Roles:

Space Marines: medic
Inqusition: Scientist
Imperial Guard: Operations Expert
Imperial Navy: Dispatcher
Adeptus Mechanicus: Researcher

The cities are star systems
The strains could be problems the Imperium is facing (ork waaaagh, heretic outbrake, tyranid infestation, chaos attack...)

A cure is found when the source of the problem is found and erradicated (ork warlord slain, genestealer patriach killed, Exterminatus used on a planet full of heretics...)

Epidemics card are special named events to spice it up. (the fall of Medusa V, Armageddon war...)


Otherwise pretty straightforward the same.

Will use GW miniatures as role figures."

I have started putting this together.

Step 1: the starmap
Status: underway...

In 40K there are Segmentums

Segmentum Solar Central
Segmentum Obscurus North -- e.g. Blue
Segmentum Tempestus South -- Black
Segmentum Ultima East -- Red
Segmentum Pacificus West -- Yellow

That is one too many. Probably I will leave Segmentum solar out.
I am collecting now 40K planet names.



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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
I need 12 planets/systems for each colour

I add the collected names later today.
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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
How about this?
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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
Yep. thumbsupI did the same. There is also a cool galaxy map. I just have to select 12 in each segmentum. I want to select planets which are more well known or I have already read about them in the novels.
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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
Have to narrow down to 12 each...

Segmentum Pacificus
Hydraphur
Macharia
Tanith
Urdesh
Enothis
oscillia IX
Khan III
Cociaminus
CHIROS
CHRISTOS
CRETACIA
Forax
GEDROSA
JUCHA
MORBELLUM
CHOGORIS
THOTH

SEGMENTUM OBSCURUS
ALBIA
AVIGNOR
BRAY
CYPRA MUNDI
DIMMAMAR
FENRIS
Port MAw
CADIA
ARX
MORDIAN
BALANOR
PURGATORY
VOSTROYA
JAGGAFALL
TALUS IV

Ultima Segmentum
Kar Duniash
MACRAGGE
Badab
Baal
Golgotha
Nocturne
CHIANCO
Corinth
Devlan
DUNROAMIN V
FORMAND VI
GRAIA
ICHAR IV
KIMMERIA
MIRAL
MOLOCH
TALASA PRIME
THANDROS
TRIPLEX PHALL
VALHALLA
Blackreach
Charadon
Balur

Segmentum Tempestus
Bakka
Danubis
JERICHO III
Krieg
LUTHER MCINTYRE IX
STRATIX
TALLARN
TETHROCK QUAY
Rynn's World
Gryphonne IV
Raikan
Ophelia VII
Volistad
Karis Cephalon
Kiavhr
Attila


Also found great galaxy spiral pictures. Biiiiiig pictures...

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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
One of many excellent galaxy pictures that I could use...

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/screen/heic0602a.jpg

And made a quick draft version of a role card. Of course it can be done more professionally.




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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
I'd replace 'known threats' with something a little more 40k. If they encounter it once, it is known. The threat needs to be analyzed so they can find the weakness.

Just word choice nit-picking. Nothing to see here. Move along.

BTW, excellent idea. I thought of doing the same sort of retheme but with a modified Salem witchtrial them. The church is out to destroy any threats to their power. That sort of idea.

Good luck with the project.
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must agree...

Have to think about the expressions.

something like
"eliminate all enemies with a completed campaign plan for free"

Cure= campaign plan /attack plan
enemy = virus

will take notes tomorrow and think about these.

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Re: Clense the stars - Pandemic 40K
been playing with some pictures...

Do not worry, I will have professional help for the final product (or I learn to use the applications better...)



I also narrowed down the systems by sector to 12. Forgot the list at home.

2DO list:
- come up with proper 40K wording for the board (outbreak, cure, infection...)
- cool looking board - already have a foldable board from spielematerial. Map must fit on 4 A4 pages with some overflow. print on sticky paper...
- infection (system) cards (front and back)
- player cards - cities and special actions (front and back)
- role cards
- markers (outbreak, cure etc.) - probably I make these markers as miniatures on 25 mm bases (ork head, pile of rubble, chaos marine helmet etc.)
- figures (1 devastator space marine I already have)
(must consider to if it is good to use figures as the bases are 25mm usually, so systems can not be too near to each other. I wonder if it works at all, as 3 players in one city... Or just use the figures to stand in front of the player...)



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just trying to figure out what would be the best to place the cities so that connections do not cross and I still have some space left for the card decks (which of course could be place offboard...)

still it is just a concept sketch!!!! Anyway I doubt that the stars will be in their proper positions...

ps. It is easier to work with the original city names...
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Looks good so far. Nice work on the map. Looking forward to the occupation and player cards.
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Very cool.
You've probably seen them, but there are some way cool starmaps out there:
http://www.joachim-adomeit.de/wh40k/spacemap/map.html
http://www.darkmillennia.net/images/GMap.jpg

Probably Obscurus could be the "Chaos" infested region, Tempestus the "Tyranid" region, and Ultima could be anything really, it's so big (Ork, Necron, Eldar). Pacificus could be whatever is left. Just a thought, anyway.
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I also had a version with the 40K starmap, but chose another photo instead.

Will try and show that version too if I have time.

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If you stick with the plague concept, then I would imagine Chaos worlds w/Nurgle elements would get some kinda bonus...or perhaps it's Nurgle agents that are spreading the infections.
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This is a truly great idea!
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Armydillo978 wrote:
If you stick with the plague concept, then I would imagine Chaos worlds w/Nurgle elements would get some kinda bonus...or perhaps it's Nurgle agents that are spreading the infections.


I think you need to have the "plague" being aliens!!!
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Armydillo978 wrote:
If you stick with the plague concept, then I would imagine Chaos worlds w/Nurgle elements would get some kinda bonus...or perhaps it's Nurgle agents that are spreading the infections.
I dunno. While this makes senses...a part of me wouldn't mind seeing Tyranids pop up uverywhere.

However there are 4 major chaos gods (well Major since I last looked at the 40k universe)And the colors of the diseases on the Pandemic map go better with the 4 spheres of influence. If not choas factions, than the traitor legion of marines.
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Good ideas. First I want to finish the basic game. Hopefully in July.

Then tweak it. The variant from the new expansion (bio terrorist) is excellent for a nurgle plague bearer player.

All plagues from the original game are meant to be the alien menace that threatens the Imperium (orks, chaos, tyranids...)


Was playing around the role cards again.


Next week I will not have time to do anything but will try.

Have to add sector names on the map.
WHen I have a ready draft, I can talk to a friend who is a pro in graphics, if he has time, he will help creating the right stuff.


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Great idea! Can't wait to see the end product.

This would also work really well as an Inquisitor-type game -- instead of disease, you have heresy. "Medic" can root out known heresies for free; each turn you draw two clues about the cell structure/organization of heresies....
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Ok, last update for a while. I will be off till 06/07

Was playing again with the concept map.

- need to show the names of the segmentums
- separation of segmentums necessary?
- Holy Terra added (has no functionality at the moment)
- need to do some concepts about the systems and the symbols (how to display them, where to put the name, how to show the name, what size etc.)
- leave space for the cards??
- the imperial eagle and the ratings counter could be smaller (but eagle has to be a major element of the map)

Also did a test epidemic card. Have to come up with final 40k wording for Pandemic terms, expressions



Also thinking about changing the black colour to green to represent ork threat.

Red - chaos
yellow - tyranids
green - orks
blue - necron???
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Of course I will change the city names!

(when will GW kick me in the
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Back in the city. Still busy this week, but will continue this for sure.

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Saw a good idea:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/522549

Might be a good way to show the systems and the connections.

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Looks like you have something interesting going here. I see you don't have a game page for it yet. Any plans on having one up to give some details? Maybe it's too soon though.
Anyway, just thought I'd stop in and wish you luck!
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I think Games Workshop would kick me...

I keep it here for a while, then we see...
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