legacyRob Daviau and Matt Leacock have both stated that Season 2 of Pandemic: Legacy is under development. “We started it before [Season 1] came out,” Daviau told Polygon in a recent interview. “But we are not done, and when we are done I will leave it up to the publisher to say when they will choose to put it out.”

“Season 2 will not require anything from Season 1 and you will not have to have played Season 1,” Matt Leacock said on the Ludology podcast. “It’s a fully standalone product.” When asked if there are going to be additional seasons, Leacock said he doesn’t know if any more are planned.

Pandemic: Legacy Season 1 is published by Z-Man. In it, the base Pandemic game will change over the course of twelve to twenty-four games. As the game is played, permanent changes to the game are made, such as stickers being added to the rules or the board, cards being destroyed, and writing on the game’s board. Leacock describes legacy games as games where the “consequences of your actions in any one game will have reprecussions down the line the next time you play it…. You can evolve a story over time, like you might if you are watching say, a tv episode or a tv series like HBO’s Game of Thrones or something, where the story builds week after week.” In the six months since Pandemic: Legacy was released, it reached the number one ranked game spot on BoardGameGeek.com.

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SeaFall announced by Plaid Hat Games

SeaFall_logo_300Rob Daviau, the designer of Risk Legacy, has partnered with Plaid Hat Games to co-publish SeaFall, a new legacy-style game. In SeaFall, five empires on the edge of the ocean in the Age of Sail, set out to explore the unknown. SeaFall is a medium-heavy weight game that is “reminiscent of a 4X game” (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate): manage an empire by trading, fighting, building, and exploring. Like Risk Legacy, players will unlock cards with effects that expand and evolve the game world. The designer states that funding for SeaFall will probably begin in January or February on Kickstarter with an expected 2014 release. For more information on SeaFall, listen to the full announcement on the Plaid Hat Games Podcast, Episode 106, starting around 24:45.

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