It is day -2, things are really going to kick off on Monday, and if I said I was anxious to get my research started, it’d be the understatement of the year. Oh, who am I? I’m The Scientist, and a good thing, too! The world is being over run by disease, a pandemic we have never seen in our time or any other. It’s up to me to find the 4 cures and stop the spread, before it’s too late!
If there are 4 Infections, or 2 Outbreaks, all is lost, and it’s really getting down to the wire. The only way to win is to stick to my scientific guns, buckle down, and do whatever is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading while my research is in progress. In 4 weeks, I will have all the pieces I need to put together the cures and end this madness once and for all. I am the only hope humanity has. God help us all.
A lot has happened lately! I got married a week ago Saturday to the love of my life, and yesterday he went back home to Ireland, where I will be moving in March. We have a fun year ahead of us, including a Spartan Super, a probably a couple more BJJ tournaments, a lot of international travel (all our friends are also with foreign people and getting married throughout Europe, yay!), and lots of board games, including my current favorite, Pandemic!
Role: The Scientist
Special Ability: I only need 4 cards of each color to cure disease (aka: 4 weeks)
Event Card: One Quiet night: Play at any time to skip an Infection or prevent and Outbreak.
Hit macros 7/7 days
Lift 3/3 days, BJJ 2/2 days
Budget: make a budget, comply with it, check it every week to stay on target to save for Irish car and insurance.
Name change: work each week towards changing all official documents to new name, complete process if possible by end of month. Start with SS, go from there.
Minimize: 10 minutes, 5/5 days, get rid of stuff I preparation for move. Bonus points if I donate stuff.
Journal: 7/7 days, a line or a novel, whatever.
Guitar: Practice 5/5 Days, bonus for 6/5, includes music theory practice.
Roleplay: Work on roleplay post 10 minutes 5/5 days.
Bonus (Complete one or more to earn extra Event Cards):
1. Sodium <2500 4/5 days
2. Steps >8K
3. Finished and sent roleplay post
How To Lose:
As in the game, there are a lot more ways to lose than to win!
Missing one goal for the week causes an Infection cycle, missing more than one in a single week causes an Outbreak. There can 4 Infections or 2 Outbreaks before it’s game over. I have one free Event Card, “One Quiet Night” to prevent an Infection cycle or Outbreak(instead of an Outbreak it would downgrade to only an Infection cycle), and I can earn more Event Cards by completing my bonus actions above. Event cards can be used at any time.
How to Win:
Make it to the end of 4 weeks without losing via methods above. Each week my “research” progresses and I will fill in a line on each vial, after 4 weeks they will be full and the cures will be completed! I just need to keep the world alive long enough for that to happen.