Pandemic! FPV & The Goon

T H I N K Sam

Z-Man Games released a board game called ‘Pandemic’ in 2008 with the intention of 2-4 players in mind. This was followed in the first sitting of experiencing this completely new to me form of gaming. I’ve played the odd game of monopoly and solitaire but this game had real purpose and a sense of comradeship when playing as we were playing against the ‘outbreak’ within the game that seemingly increased in severity the further we progressed. “The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases’ activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the “normal” spread of the infections.”…

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  1. Hi Sam,

    I think its really stimulating that you are paring your two interests of drones and racing. One of your main research points would be the legal specifics around racing drones in certain areas. Did you know that it is illegal to fly a drone/ UAV/ RPA for money or economic gain unless you have an unmanned operator’s certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)?

    After playing Pandemic in class I had a strong impulse to create a cooperative game, maybe as a diverse aspect of your game you could incorporate this? Instead of your game being a competition, players could be working together to achieve a goal, like Pandemic where we had to save the world from continuous outbreaks of Ebola and a deadly urine infection.

    If you haven’t already seen it, below is a link to a site about racing FPV drones, it might give you some ideas and inspiration surrounding your artefact:
    http://www.riseabove.com.au/racing-drones/

    I look forward to seeing your progress in the coming weeks, good luck.

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