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Title: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 30, 2014, 06:22:00 AM
...just look what he brought me today:  ;D

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/newgames.jpg)

unfortunately I can't play with either of them at the moment as I'm supposed to be on my lunch break and am already late getting back to work.

I just wanted to share my excitement though, I may not be around much for the next week/ month/ year or so...  8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on October 30, 2014, 06:45:01 AM
I love my post(wo)man too, every day im waiting on her. Today im looking out of my window every 15 min.  :-[
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 30, 2014, 06:48:48 AM
I love my post(wo)man too, every day im waiting on her. Today im looking out of my window every 15 min.  :-[

What are you waiting for?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on October 30, 2014, 06:54:02 AM
I have a 50 euro order from cundco:$ miniexpansions meeples,

Your order looks nice too :$
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on October 30, 2014, 07:04:29 AM
The cover for Carcassonne II:

Man: "Stop him!"
Woman: Looks at the camera with a wry smile* as she had the hots for whomever is fleeing.

*known as the 4th dimension, when actors looks into the camera as directly talking to the audience.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 30, 2014, 07:10:51 AM
Man: "Hey, I recognise this place! But what's with the blue roofs?"
Woman: (perhaps if I just smile and look away we can avoid having this conversation yet again)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on October 30, 2014, 07:35:09 AM
In the right corner below you can see the phantom
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Guesclin on October 30, 2014, 04:07:12 PM
Like, is it me or are a lot of boxes adorned with slightly amorous looking women? Like new And old basegame, winter carcassonne, southseas....
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on October 30, 2014, 05:52:49 PM
I love the postman today because he brought me some small surprises from kettlefish :) Thank you!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on October 30, 2014, 11:03:02 PM
Double doozy today! I got my Halflings from Cundco (along with a second set of 50/100 tiles) and also got kettlefish's special items. She hooked me up with a bunch of things including The Besiegers, the Spiel2014 tile, a very odd sticker signed by Klaus, a postcard, and a special punch-out version of Bohnanza. Very cool. With the Cundco package, I also got a pink Meeple-on-Board sticker as a bonus present from them. All I'm waiting for now is the Darmstadt expansion!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 31, 2014, 03:10:48 AM
Like, is it me or are a lot of boxes adorned with slightly amorous looking women? Like new And old basegame, winter carcassonne, southseas....

Yes that's definitely a thing. Maybe we should have some sort of photo competition for forum members attempting to copy this look? Or maybe not...

Double doozy today! I got my Halflings from Cundco (along with a second set of 50/100 tiles) and also got kettlefish's special items. She hooked me up with a bunch of things including The Besiegers, the Spiel2014 tile, a very odd sticker signed by Klaus, a postcard, and a special punch-out version of Bohnanza. Very cool. With the Cundco package, I also got a pink Meeple-on-Board sticker as a bonus present from them. All I'm waiting for now is the Darmstadt expansion!

Excellent, so it's a good day in New Zealand! I love the bonus presents that Cundco give people, they always seem to be very generous to me with stickers (I now have both the blue and the pink meeple on board stickers), little bags of sweets and even one of their stronger game carrying bags with my latest order. I'm never disappointed when I receive post from them.

I think the special sticker may be the CarcF sticker based on some sort of logo. We don't really have anything similar here, but it would be good if we did...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on October 31, 2014, 03:17:45 AM
So, what's the verdict on the artwork in the new edition?

From the pictures I've seen, my biggest issue has been the contrast in colour between the city walls and the city interior, although the level of contrast has varied in the pictures. I know that HIG explained on CarcF that introducing this contrast was important to them to make the city walls clearer, but it seems artificial to me. So, what do you think of the contrast? And what about the rest of the artwork - cloisters, the river, the infamous blue roofs etc?
 
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on October 31, 2014, 03:27:15 AM
I ran the tile by my partner and she liked the detail of the tiles and thought the features do stand out more, but she also feels that the increased level of detail will introduce problems that have mostly been left out of the game. Considering she is a gender studies academic, those issues mostly have to do with sexism. On the new Spiel 2014 tile, you can look and see that there are actual people at the Spielfest booths visible on the tile. It's actually a good mix of male and female but it gets away from the cartoonish meeple-centered Carcassonne we've all been used to and brings it closer to the human figures represented by the Spielbox stickers released in 2012 or the "romance" tokens included in The Catapult. The new Meeple on Board stickers for cars also suggest a sexualization of Carcassonne that wasn't present before 2008.

In other words, the art itself looks pretty good and the reasons behind the change are all legitimate. But the increased detail means that the old concepts that went alongside Carcassonne as a "meeple universe" are falling to the wayside in favor of a human-based game with all the gender implications that brings with it.

Oh, and there are 10 extant large expansions and around 25 small expansions using the old artwork. I don't want to mix-and-match and I don't want to rebuy all the stuff. So there's that, too...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on October 31, 2014, 03:30:17 AM
I've sent to some members surprisings on Wednesday - 22 10 2014:
- quevy / Italy (arrived Friday 24 10 2014)
- danisthirty / UK (arrived Friday 24 10 2014)
- obervet / USA (arrived Wednesday 29 10 2014)
- whaleyland / New Zealand (arrived Friday 31 10 2014)
- Scott / Canada (arrived Wednesday 05 11 2014)

These package were all different but in each mail was "the Spiel 2014" landscape tile...
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I've sent to some members surprisings on Tuesday - 28 10 2014:
- JT Atomico / UK (arrived Thursday 30 10 2014)
- Guesclin  / NL (arrived Saturday 01 11 2014)
- meepleater / Australia (arrived Wednesday 05 11 2014)
- ChoadWolf / USA

These small surprisings: Some month ago we had the questions for the interview for Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and the thoughts about the 9th expansion...
I've sent to many members small surprisings, but I hadn't enough autograph cards and signed landscape tiles - so now this case is finished.

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JT Atomico asked me this:
Quote
I'm  looking forward to using the signed tiles in my next game. Is the standard rule to award a bonus 10 points for playing a signed tile?
Yes I think that was my idea and Klaus-Jürgen Wrede liked it too.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on October 31, 2014, 04:55:14 PM
Today i recieved my cundco order.
Sadly for the first time cundco made 2 mistakes. I miss the RRRR tile from the festival. And ive ordered a female purple meeple but they send me a normal one.
So i will mail them tommorrow.

2 x  besiegers
Windroses
Das fest
Little houses.
The school
Orange and white meeples
Halfligs 2
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Robf on November 01, 2014, 05:11:24 AM
I too have had a mis-order from cundco, after numerous perfect ones. They sent me half and half instead of the beleagerers. Never mind I was going to get half and half anyway! Just waiting for my new order to come in the post!

I wonder if they are just really busy at the moment?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on November 01, 2014, 05:37:58 AM
I too have had a mis-order from cundco, after numerous perfect ones. They sent me half and half instead of the beleagerers. Never mind I was going to get half and half anyway! Just waiting for my new order to come in the post!

I wonder if they are just really busy at the moment?

Yes they are, There are so many people who want the besiegers and the half and half tiles!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: coyote on November 03, 2014, 07:49:00 AM
Ooo...

Is ther a place selling Goldrausch that will ship to US? (Seeing as that's where the games *based* in..! :D)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 03, 2014, 08:00:41 AM
Yep, it’s available from cundco.de.

Cundco is great if you’re spending up to 10 Euros, but as soon as you spend more than this the cost of international postage shoots up somewhat dramatically. Unfortunately Gold Rush costs 20 Euros, and postage is a further 23.50. So unless you’re prepared to fork out the extra money for postage (or find several other interested parties who would also like a copy and are willing to split the postage between you) then it may be better to wait for Z-Man to release it locally for you.

The other thing is that if you buy from Cundco you’ll get the German edition (although translated rules are available)...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: coyote on November 05, 2014, 01:18:59 PM
Yep, it’s available from cundco.de.

Cundco is great if you’re spending up to 10 Euros, but as soon as you spend more than this the cost of international postage shoots up somewhat dramatically. Unfortunately Gold Rush costs 20 Euros, and postage is a further 23.50. So unless you’re prepared to fork out the extra money for postage (or find several other interested parties who would also like a copy and are willing to split the postage between you) then it may be better to wait for Z-Man to release it locally for you.

The other thing is that if you buy from Cundco you’ll get the German edition (although translated rules are available)...
Good points.. I ordered the Sheriff from Cundco, and I don't even have the game yet. I'm anxious to play it - nnot sure I can wait until mid-December when Z-Man releases the English version. I'm going to post in Marketplace, see if anyone over in the EU could help. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on November 05, 2014, 02:18:43 PM
I love the postman too. He brought me a package today with a sheet of blank tiles which I have not decided what to do with yet, and a tile sheet of the River 1. Which I already have, so if there is someone UK based who is up for a swap for something let me know. I only specify UK, to save on postage, but doesn't have to be UK.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on November 05, 2014, 05:58:01 PM
Already got my Darmstadt expansion from Andrew. THANK YOU!!! Now I have to play the darn thing. Where is the translation of that expansion again? Link me! I gots me a review to write.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on November 05, 2014, 10:21:28 PM
Where is the translation of that expansion again? Link me!

Here (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1103.msg14181#msg14181) it is!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 06, 2014, 10:01:35 AM
Here's what the mailman brought to my house today.

(https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/10731184_10205315077661616_6284079600957800596_n.jpg?oh=903c885f3cce532666e2dac53097781b&oe=5520365E)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10750022_10205315077701617_7168652663319440778_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Robf on November 06, 2014, 11:12:28 AM
And this is what the postie brought me.

South seas
Hunters gatherers
Besiegers
German cloisters
And some carc sweeties!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 06, 2014, 11:18:15 AM
Here's what the mailman brought to my house today.

Is that your first copy of the City?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 06, 2014, 03:18:40 PM
And this is what the postie brought me.

South seas
Hunters gatherers
Besiegers
German cloisters
And some carc sweeties!

Where did you get H & G from Robf?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 07, 2014, 02:58:15 AM
Here's what the mailman brought to my house today.

Is that your first copy of the City?
No, i have the version whit wooden box.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Robf on November 07, 2014, 09:26:45 AM
Hi danisthirsty,

H and G was from eBay uk. It's not new but in very good condition.  Not had chance to play yet but I like the sound of some of the differences from normal carc. And I really like the theme too.

Have you played gold rush yet?

That will be my next purchase. I am into the Wild West in general and I like the art of gold rush (the scoreboard especially). I understand it will be out in the uk in December - I think.

Regards,
Robf.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcatronn on November 07, 2014, 02:44:03 PM
Gotta love the postman ;D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10477892_10203281725907897_1987494776091392408_n.jpg?oh=8cfb22fb36e81687745715f533fcb704&oe=54E24677&__gda__=1425028449_66086f6701913151d8a8e7f7cb8434d7&dl=1)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on November 07, 2014, 04:11:35 PM
Here's what the mailman brought me today.  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on November 07, 2014, 10:30:25 PM
So Hunters and Gatherers box is orange in the netherlands? Crazy, I thought it were green all around the world!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on November 08, 2014, 02:12:50 AM
So Hunters and Gatherers box is orange in the netherlands? Crazy, I thought it were green all around the world!
999-Games use often other cover colours then the rest of the world.

And Orange is a most like colour in the Netherlands...  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 08, 2014, 03:57:16 AM
Waiting for new packages. I'll be glued to the window to see when the postman arrives.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on November 08, 2014, 04:37:58 AM
Yep, it’s available from cundco.de.

Cundco is great if you’re spending up to 10 Euros.......

I wanted to place an order at CundCo which the total would be 10,47 euro and therefore 23 euro shipping cost..  :o So I contacted them by e-mail and asked if they could still give me the cheaper shipping method, and they said sure!!! :)

So now I'm gonna order my Carcassonne stuff for 10,47 euro and still get the cheaper shipping..  ^-^ I recommend everyone in the same situation to ask them about the shipping.  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 08, 2014, 10:45:22 PM
That's worth knowing, thanks for sharing BabyGamer  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 11, 2014, 01:39:07 PM
I Love my post man too, look what i got today.
http://youtu.be/Lk841qR_24I
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 13, 2014, 01:01:39 PM
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Today, dual delivery to my house.

(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/1064599_10205365958813613_9144229335084452526_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on November 13, 2014, 02:57:02 PM
Today he brought me King, Count, and Consort. :-)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 14, 2014, 12:51:16 AM
Lets see how long it will takes from post man to come again. i just orderet Winter edition :D This christmass i will rock the city of Carcassonne  O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on November 14, 2014, 06:19:57 AM
Today's visit from the postman (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/1f38054624de66f9b87936c6f0ea72cc.jpg)

With freebies!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on November 14, 2014, 06:38:59 AM
Nice! I like that version of the Festival too...just because the tile quality is closer to original. They are thicker and of the same texture (less linen relief), than what came in the Anniversary edition.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 14, 2014, 06:47:54 AM
Nice! I like that version of the Festival too...just because the tile quality is closer to original. They are thicker and of the same texture (less linen relief), than what came in the Anniversary edition.

But unfortunately a different colour green in the fields from almost everything else (except the Plague).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 14, 2014, 06:49:53 AM
Nice! I like that version of the Festival too...just because the tile quality is closer to original. They are thicker and of the same texture (less linen relief), than what came in the Anniversary edition.

But unfortunately a different colour green in the fields from almost everything else (except the Plague).

Something which JCloisterZone has stayed true to!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 18, 2014, 09:23:53 AM
Here's what the mailman brought to my house today.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10644734_10205397770568887_470418361608387336_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on November 18, 2014, 09:53:15 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/18/7e38d7e563eda214506263f2bcb218fc.jpg)

I know it's not Carcassonne but it's still cool!

Great fun game - I can't wait to play.

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 18, 2014, 09:56:51 AM
Congratulations on your purchase quevy and Rosco!  :(y)

I hope you both enjoy them.

I've never played Munchkin but I've heard good things about it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 19, 2014, 06:43:38 AM
I got two packet today.
one from SRBO and second from Cundco.
Still waiting Winteredition to come.
(http://hovari.net/Carcassonne/Photo%2019.11.2014%2016.03.11.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 19, 2014, 11:56:29 AM
Today the postman delivered to my house 2 copies of "Darmstadt"
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 19, 2014, 12:32:47 PM
Today the postman delivered to my house 2 copies of "Darmstadt"

Where did you got them?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on November 19, 2014, 12:56:46 PM
Today the postman delivered to my house 2 copies of "Darmstadt"

How do you buy this? Is it at CundCo?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on November 19, 2014, 01:04:05 PM
I got another lovely surprise today - one that I can thank Carcassonne central for helping with. I will write a dedicated post for it though
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on November 19, 2014, 01:11:31 PM
I got a copy for myself and one for my cousin thanks to a user CarcF who made a great buy for users.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 19, 2014, 03:02:01 PM
I got two packet today.
one from SRBO and second from Cundco.
Still waiting Winteredition to come.

Winter edition is great. I think the tiles are so beautifully illustrated, and the Gingerbread Man expansion works really well.

I got another lovely surprise today - one that I can thank Carcassonne central for helping with. I will write a dedicated post for it though

Looking forward to reading about it!

I got a copy for myself and one for my cousin thanks to a user CarcF who made a great buy for users.

Your cousin is very lucky to have a cousin with such good connections within the Carcassonne world!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 19, 2014, 10:52:53 PM
I got a copy for myself and one for my cousin thanks to a user CarcF who made a great buy for users.

ok :) i just bought one from BBG marketplace.

So, see you soon postman <3
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 20, 2014, 11:55:25 PM
An early morning visit from the postman today!

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on November 21, 2014, 12:30:06 AM
An early morning visit from the postman today!

:D Nice. It's crazy I don't try to get this one myself. I like the yellow tiles. And it's not because of my nickname!  :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 21, 2014, 02:24:34 AM
An early morning visit from the postman today!

Already?! I was hoping mine would arrive first! Shame it didn't arrive yesterday so you could have played it with your real-life friends last night...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 21, 2014, 05:14:10 AM
An early morning visit from the postman today!

Already?! I was hoping mine would arrive first! Shame it didn't arrive yesterday so you could have played it with your real-life friends last night...

It looks like we have another game night next Tuesday, this time with a third player, so we'll definitely play with the Ark then!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on November 21, 2014, 05:27:10 AM
An early morning visit from the postman today!

Already?! I was hoping mine would arrive first! Shame it didn't arrive yesterday so you could have played it with your real-life friends last night...

It looks like we have another game night next Tuesday, this time with a third player, so we'll definitely play with the Ark then!

How does that work? This game night? I think I missed a lot of these game threads fill me in?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 21, 2014, 05:33:42 AM
How does that work? This game night? I think I missed a lot of these game threads fill me in?

It's a night where real people get together and play games in person, so if you want to fly to Geneva on Tuesday there will be some Carcassonne action waiting for you when you get here. We'll even let you be yellow. :)

But we also play an online game of Carcassonne every Thursday night at 21:30 CET, usually with 3-4 players. Although last night MrNumbers was forced to play by himself.

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 21, 2014, 05:36:47 AM
How does that work? This game night? I think I missed a lot of these game threads fill me in?
But we also play an online game of Carcassonne every Thursday night at 21:30 CET, usually with 3-4 players. Although last night MrNumbers was forced to play by himself.

More about that here (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1041.135).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on November 21, 2014, 05:44:45 AM
How does that work? This game night? I think I missed a lot of these game threads fill me in?

It's a night where real people get together and play games in person, so if you want to fly to Geneva on Tuesday there will be some Carcassonne action waiting for you when you get here. We'll even let you be yellow. :)

But we also play an online game of Carcassonne every Thursday night at 21:30 CET, usually with 3-4 players. Although last night MrNumbers was forced to play by himself.

It's tempting. If my Carcassonne fund wasn't already engaged in other matters this month I'd probably fly over to Geneva for a game or two.  :@ As for the Thursdays, I hope to join in one night at least for a relaxing game.  :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 21, 2014, 05:53:14 AM
Indeed. The Thursday night game is rarely relaxing (with the exception of last night's "game")...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: toastytoast on November 21, 2014, 04:37:04 PM
This morning the postman brought me 'The Festival', 'Little houses' and meeple stickers (all main meeples are sticker'd up now!) from Cundco and from various other sources the Spielbox Halfling tiles and magazine, the Flying Machine/Flier mini and Ferries mini as well as a bag of Agricola resource pieces (my other love!).

The postman also delivered the Dutch cloister tiles to my door earlier in the week (a big thank you to SRBO for that!). Woo, what a haul!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 21, 2014, 08:23:28 PM
...now you just need to find the chance to play with it all!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: toastytoast on November 22, 2014, 12:37:09 AM
...now you just need to find the chance to play with it all!

Yep! Luckily my other-half has stated that she wants to play this weekend  :D - although she doesn't want all the new additions in play at once  ::)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on November 22, 2014, 06:58:57 AM
Not exactly what I got in the mail, but what I will be shipping!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_AotC_Scandinavian_and_Finnish__IMG_0209__395x500.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 25, 2014, 06:07:42 AM
Oh dog.....
(http://hovari.net/Carcassonne/newstuff.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on November 25, 2014, 06:09:03 AM
Not exactly what I got in the mail, but what I will be shipping!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_AotC_Scandinavian_and_Finnish__IMG_0209__395x500.jpg)

 8)

Wow, Finnish version from Lautapelit. Epic!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 25, 2014, 06:49:46 AM
Oh dog.....

(picture)


Enjoy! Winter edition is perfect for this time of year (e.g. winter). The Gingerbread Man expansion is great fun too.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on November 29, 2014, 02:06:20 AM
This is what I got in the mail today:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Order1_30xBGScand__IMG_0210__800.jpg)

 :meeple:

Shipping cost for this? Just under 5 Euro!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 29, 2014, 02:22:57 AM
2160 tiles! Sweet!  8)
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Post by: Rosco on November 29, 2014, 02:26:21 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on November 29, 2014, 02:30:58 AM
Yellow,
you are really crazy...  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on November 29, 2014, 09:32:28 AM
Yellow,
you are really crazy...  ;D
Yep, no doubt about it  :(y) ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 01, 2014, 05:12:03 AM
These are my latest arrivals!  8) :(y)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/spinoffs.jpg)

Hunters & Gatherers and New World are from eBay (I think my bidding war with someone over H & G may have begun a bit of a recent flood of these onto the market) whereas Ark of the Covenant came from someone on BGG who jungleboy put me in contact with. New World came quite quickly, but the other two I've been waiting for for over 2 weeks so I'm just glad they're finally here!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on December 02, 2014, 04:51:44 PM
Today I heard the postman ring, I nearly had to perish.
Yet, must be friends with Nikolaus, who wishes nows to cherish.
I didn't know when to expect, but suddenly I knew when
to realise that It was here, my "Nikolaus im Päckchen".
Oh yes, I love the postman too, he brought me joy today.
But any time to write is left, since now it’s time to play:
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Post by: coyote on December 03, 2014, 07:06:57 AM
I love the postman as well!

Thought my present wasn't Carcassone-related, it WAS game-related:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-do6yMbFqwH0/VH8mi-fYOqI/AAAAAAAAF5k/mivnQvi068A/s800/IMG_20141203_100424.jpg)
(For those who can't place it, it's a playfield for a '94 Pinball game involving Football (Soccer for us Americans..) - basically a piece of hardwood, with paint and plastic light inserts mounted in.)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on December 04, 2014, 07:59:21 AM
I got this from Yellow today  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on December 08, 2014, 09:07:37 AM
I think the guys at Cundco are drunk at work...
(http://hovari.net/Carcassonne/xmass.jpg)
I got two Spiel 14 tiles. :) Good for me, now i can keep one and later sell the other.
I ordered second bag for tiles so now one is not so full.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 08, 2014, 09:12:12 AM
Maybe Father Christmas was visiting so they were feeling especially generous?  O:-)

I'm sure you won't struggle to find someone here on these forums who would be a happy recipient of your Spiel 14 tile!
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Post by: quevy on December 08, 2014, 11:57:25 AM
Soon some of you will thank the postman.

(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/10429328_10205537592264342_8928115031898419985_n.jpg?oh=c35a244bc71e7f1de2f935cfbf71cdf9&oe=54FEAE95)
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Post by: kettlefish on December 08, 2014, 12:15:22 PM
Hi quevy,
I think you make some members very happy with these packages...
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Post by: quevy on December 08, 2014, 12:17:27 PM
Unfortunately I can not afford to do more.
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Post by: danisthirty on December 10, 2014, 04:10:04 AM
The owls on your tablecloth look very familiar. We bought a huge set of stickers including owls just like those ones and other animals, trees, flowers, leaves etc so that we could use them to decorate the wall of the playroom where the kids keep their toys. The end result was quite impressive (all my wife's work) but these keep making me think about the playroom at home!
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Post by: Darwin on December 10, 2014, 09:49:55 AM
I got tree shipments from tree different vendors in Norway today. :D
The New World, The Castle and Car 2.0 are for me. The rest are Christmas presents for friends.  O:-)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 10, 2014, 10:00:55 AM
Wow, great day for you Darwin! I am waiting for a few things in the post, hopefully they'll come soon...
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Post by: Darwin on December 10, 2014, 06:07:29 PM
Wow - the Nordic ed. of the Winter ed. includes the Gingerbread man :D
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Post by: Darwin on December 10, 2014, 06:10:59 PM
Wow, great day for you Darwin! I am waiting for a few things in the post, hopefully they'll come soon...
Great day :) and I won 4 out of 5 games with The City tonight  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: toastytoast on December 11, 2014, 04:11:15 AM
Yesterday the postman brought me Abbey & Mayor, the Cundco Windroses & German Monasteries as well the Spiel 2014 tile (or rather two tiles!) :)

My little collection is getting slowly bigger :D
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Post by: Paul on December 11, 2014, 09:06:09 AM
Today's delivery from the postman:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_TheCity_and_TheCastle_ENG__IMG_0004__800.jpg)
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Post by: quevy on December 11, 2014, 09:09:46 AM
It almost seems like a race to buy more :)
Good purchases yellow.
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Post by: danisthirty on December 11, 2014, 09:20:27 AM
Today's delivery from the postman:

{picture of cool stuff}

Those look very exciting!  ;D
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Post by: aenima on December 11, 2014, 11:21:07 AM
uaaaa!!!
I recive only one spiel 14 tile! :(
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Post by: Paul on December 11, 2014, 02:38:49 PM
It almost seems like a race to buy more :)
Good purchases yellow.

Thanks! They were on sale as well. 10-11 Euro. They are not for me though. Gonna contact the buyers later during the night or tomorrow.  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 11, 2014, 03:28:37 PM
They were on sale as well. 10-11 Euro. They are not for me though. Gonna contact the buyers later during the night or tomorrow.  :(y)

Ooh, am I one of them? I like it when things are on sale  :green-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 12, 2014, 12:31:23 AM
They were on sale as well. 10-11 Euro. They are not for me though. Gonna contact the buyers later during the night or tomorrow.  :(y)

Ooh, am I one of them? I like it when things are on sale  :green-meeple:

;)
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Post by: MrNumbers on December 12, 2014, 12:33:44 PM
This is what [Yellow :meeple:] postman brought me today :)

Thank you very much, Yellow! :(y)
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Post by: Darwin on December 12, 2014, 01:07:52 PM
 :meeple: is a great guy and the Ark of the Covenant is a great game - enjoy :(y) :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 13, 2014, 05:55:12 AM
(https://scontent-b-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/10599613_10205569032330324_5164362095413101924_n.jpg?oh=5b22f5be3f098ff978f86ad362e1e4ac&oe=55029E17)
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Post by: BabyGamer on December 13, 2014, 06:02:22 AM
I found The Castle on sale, for 15 euro.. :)

But I dunno if I want it or not..  :-\ Isn't it a standalone game? hmm..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on December 13, 2014, 06:29:20 AM
It's a standalone game and rather rare. If you don't want it, I am sure a lot of other people her are interested, included me
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on December 13, 2014, 03:32:27 PM
It's a standalone game and rather rare. If you don't want it, I am sure a lot of other people her are interested, included me

Sorry.. I was a bit too late to put it here..  :-[

It has gotten sold...  :-\

For me that was OK.. I didn't really want it.. :) But for those who wanted it, sorry about not being faster to put the info here..  :(

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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on December 15, 2014, 01:19:33 AM
The postman has delivered me a few goodies as well.
Looking forward to playing them.
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Post by: kettlefish on December 15, 2014, 08:18:52 AM
I've got my surprising from quevy today.
Thank you very much.

I was one of the happy members for this small package.
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg16635#msg16635 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg16635#msg16635)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 15, 2014, 08:32:55 AM
I also received a gift from quevy. Grazie amico!
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Post by: danisthirty on December 15, 2014, 08:37:05 AM
Many thanks quevy! This made my day, week and month!  :) :(y)
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Post by: Paul on December 15, 2014, 09:00:35 AM
Thank you, Quevy!

This was really something special in my case, for I have been so busy I completely forgot all about it.  :(y)

Merit!  :meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 15, 2014, 09:03:21 AM
I love the postman as well!

Thought my present wasn't Carcassone-related, it WAS game-related:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-do6yMbFqwH0/VH8mi-fYOqI/AAAAAAAAF5k/mivnQvi068A/s800/IMG_20141203_100424.jpg)
(For those who can't place it, it's a playfield for a '94 Pinball game involving Football (Soccer for us Americans..) - basically a piece of hardwood, with paint and plastic light inserts mounted in.)

One of my project was a Carcassonne pinball machine. I was working with a software where you make your own pinball game. I had to put it on hold like many other project. I hope to some day at least share a draft here. The finished product would definately be amazing as the big empty field in the middle you build a board with tiles that you 'draw' by having the ball go up a ramp etc.

 :meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on December 15, 2014, 11:57:13 AM
Thank you from me too, quevy! :D
Great Christmas gift! :(y) ^-^
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Post by: quevy on December 15, 2014, 02:32:12 PM
I also received a gift from quevy. Grazie amico!
Thank you from me too, quevy! :D
Great Christmas gift! :(y) ^-^
Thank you, Quevy!

This was really something special in my case, for I have been so busy I completely forgot all about it.  :(y)

Merit!  :meeple:
Many thanks quevy! This made my day, week and month!  :) :(y)
I've got my surprising from quevy today.
Thank you very much.

I was one of the happy members for this small package.
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg16635#msg16635 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg16635#msg16635)

I am glad you liked them, but I am sorry for not being able to include more people, maybe in the next few months, someone else might be included.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 15, 2014, 03:06:46 PM
I suppose it had to happen sooner or later...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/TheCataplt.jpg)

Thanks again quevy! Something will be in the post to you and others soon!  :)
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Post by: Carcking on December 15, 2014, 06:49:11 PM
I got mine today too quevy! Thank you so much!!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 15, 2014, 11:46:32 PM
I suppose it had to happen sooner or later...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/TheCataplt.jpg)

Right back at ya!

Mine didn't come in the post, but I also got it this weekend.

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Post by: danisthirty on December 16, 2014, 01:48:07 AM
"It's beginning to feel a lot like Catapultmas..."

(we need a Santa meeple icon thing)
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Post by: Paul on December 16, 2014, 03:03:38 AM
"It's beginning to feel a lot like Catapultmas..."

(we need a Santa meeple icon thing)

I knew you guys would come around buying the Catapult.  ;D Soon you be getting four copies just like me.  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 16, 2014, 03:11:06 AM
I knew you guys would come around buying the Catapult.  ;D Soon you be getting four copies just like me.  >:D

Haha, and keeping all the boxes too!!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 16, 2014, 03:34:58 AM
I knew you guys would come around buying the Catapult.  ;D Soon you be getting four copies just like me.  >:D

Haha, and keeping all the boxes too!!!

This reminds me. One of the boxes (Catapult) is actually a little crushed on the bottom half's corner. I still have it, but this means my collection is not 100% pure minty. Store sold it to me for 5 Euro.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 16, 2014, 04:58:38 AM
This reminds me. One of the boxes (Catapult) is actually a little crushed on the bottom half's corner. I still have it, but this means my collection is not 100% pure minty. Store sold it to me for 5 Euro.

I'll trade you my brand new mint Catapult box straight up for Carcassonne: the Castle. Seems like a fair deal to me!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 16, 2014, 05:21:40 AM
This reminds me. One of the boxes (Catapult) is actually a little crushed on the bottom half's corner. I still have it, but this means my collection is not 100% pure minty. Store sold it to me for 5 Euro.

I can't believe how cheap and readily available everything seems to be in Sweden! If I pop into my local gaming shop I would be hard-pushed to find anything Carcassonne-related for less than around £15/ 20 Euros (with or without damage) or more exotic and hard to find than Inns & Cathedrals.  :o

With prices like the ones you're able to take advantage of I'm surprised it's taking you so long to grow your collection!  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 16, 2014, 05:30:43 AM
I can't believe how cheap and readily available everything seems to be in Sweden! If I pop into my local gaming shop I would be hard-pushed to find anything Carcassonne-related for less than around £15/ 20 Euros (with or without damage) or more exotic and hard to find than Inns & Cathedrals.  :o

Switzerland is a nightmare for Carcassonne prices too. Even the minis cost CHF9 each here (about €7.50, whereas at Cundco you can get the whole set for €19.99). Meanwhile I bought the GQ11 expansion with the magazine for €4 in Spain. With 12 tiles, I think that puts me right at Yellow's price threshold of €0.25 per tile!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 16, 2014, 06:19:57 AM
This reminds me. One of the boxes (Catapult) is actually a little crushed on the bottom half's corner. I still have it, but this means my collection is not 100% pure minty. Store sold it to me for 5 Euro.

I can't believe how cheap and readily available everything seems to be in Sweden! If I pop into my local gaming shop I would be hard-pushed to find anything Carcassonne-related for less than around £15/ 20 Euros (with or without damage) or more exotic and hard to find than Inns & Cathedrals.  :o

With prices like the ones you're able to take advantage of I'm surprised it's taking you so long to grow your collection!  ;)

Mostly I was too hesitant to order via mail. I'm more of a store visitor for I love shopping.  :@

There's still a heap of the common expansions and base game here available cheap. Base game for about 18 Euro and the expansions for 10 Euro. Some of the new stuff from Z-Man like Sleeping Pills and Don't Count the King's Robber goes for about 13 Euro.

There's still Ark (6 copies), The Discovery (1 copy) and The Castle (5 copies) available here average price of 24 Euro each, that I may still obtain.

 :meeple:
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Post by: Darwin on December 16, 2014, 09:52:24 AM
Today’s delivery ;D
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Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2014, 05:54:40 AM
A good day for me too! Christmas has come early...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/TheCity.jpg)
(Carcassonne: The City from Sweden, thanks to Yellow!  :meeple: :(y))

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/MS_KS_1.jpg)
(some of Meeplesource's latest creations; I got a full set of 8 each of their new zombie characters)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/MS_KS_2.jpg)
(1 of everything from Meeplesource's Kickstarter project back in March - 150 meeples in all)
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Post by: Paul on December 22, 2014, 06:57:11 AM
A good day for me too! Christmas has come early...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/TheCity.jpg)
(Carcassonne: The City from Sweden, thanks to Yellow!  :meeple: :(y))

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/MS_KS_1.jpg)
(some of Meeplesource's latest creations; I got a full set of 8 each of their new zombie characters)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/MS_KS_2.jpg)
(1 of everything from Meeplesource's Kickstarter project back in March - 150 meeples in all)

Glad The City arrived before the Holiday!  :(y)
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Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2014, 07:04:40 AM
Me too!

I was in awe of your sense of humour when it first arrived as I thought you'd written "Contents: Joy" on the outside of the box! But then my wife pointed out that it actually said "Toy". The fact of the matter is that it contained both...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 22, 2014, 07:22:26 AM
Me too!

I was in awe of your sense of humour when it first arrived as I thought you'd written "Contents: Joy" on the outside of the box! But then my wife pointed out that it actually said "Toy". The fact of the matter is that it contained both...

Your wife has a good eye.  8)

Yep, I usually write with graphical capitals when I am not writing in a hurry, or writing certain key parts of the address that may be scanned by machine.
  What can I say, I just love them curves!  ;)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 22, 2014, 09:38:27 AM
I also got an early Christmas present in the post today and it was also toy/joy! Thanks Yellow!  :meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2014, 09:41:22 AM
Glad you got a share of the joy too jungleboy.

By the way, what's the guy on that stamp trying to do? He looks like he's trying to shoot that butterfly with a gun disguised as a guitar!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 22, 2014, 09:48:36 AM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on December 22, 2014, 09:55:08 AM
I also got an early Christmas present in the post today and it was also toy/joy! Thanks Yellow!  :meeple:
Congratulation! The Castle is the best spin of game in the Car series in my opinion. Enjoy! :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on December 22, 2014, 09:57:45 AM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)
Wow! Really beautifully made. I envy you.  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 22, 2014, 11:10:19 AM
Congratulation! The Castle is the best spin of game in the Car series in my opinion. Enjoy! :D

Thanks, I like the look of the artwork and the gameplay so it looks promising so far. It looks like the 'neatness' and 'squareness' of the houses and towers will make it look better when the next tile doesn't have the same feature - unlike in Carcassonne: the City, where it's a bit strange when markets don't have an adjoining market.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 22, 2014, 11:37:13 AM
Yesterday, I was about to throw away the packaging from cundco's last shipment , when suddenly another spiel '14 tile dropped out.

I thought they'd only sent me one - looks like my poem was good enough for two :D

Now if I had a camera.....
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 22, 2014, 11:51:19 AM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)
:D  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 22, 2014, 12:03:00 PM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)
That looks interesting, what is it?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 22, 2014, 12:09:11 PM
Is a mini Fan-Expansion create to Aenima, Is called " The Big Black Pig Escape".
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 22, 2014, 12:11:49 PM
soon the rules here!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 23, 2014, 12:21:14 AM
Dan - I haven't recieved mine yet. :-/
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 23, 2014, 01:08:50 AM
Dan - I haven't recieved mine yet. :-/

Haven't received your what?  ???

EDIT: - are you talking about your meeples from the Meeplesource Kickstarter I plugged recently? If so, neither have I! These are a few months away yet. The ones in the picture I posted are from the Kickstarter they ran back in March. I went for 1 of everything so was one of the last to get them, hence that they only arrived yesterday...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on December 23, 2014, 03:12:53 AM
Yesterday, I was about to throw away the packaging from cundco's last shipment , when suddenly another spiel '14 tile dropped out.

I thought they'd only sent me one - looks like my poem was good enough for two :D

Now if I had a camera.....

Wow! Close call. That would have been a shame. I think they passed out two to every one who wrote a poem. Glad you found your second one!

Haha - you just reminded me...that's why we don't throw out our Christmas gift wrappings till about two weeks after Christmas. We've had a few close calls too. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 23, 2014, 04:02:07 AM
It was pretty surreal, when it dropped out.  I wrote 3 Christmas/Carcassonne haikus :D

Let's hope you don't get any Carcassonne Wrapping paper from http://www.carcassonneshoppe.com/ , you'd definitely lose a few tiles in there!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: nanoanno on December 23, 2014, 08:23:59 AM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)

This is really beautiful and looks interesting to play. Are the rules linked somewhere on the forum? I'd love to read about what Aenima created.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on December 23, 2014, 09:29:07 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

This is intriguing.  I'd like to see the rules too.


I received my package from the Carcassonne Shoppe yesterday, and very quickly I might add.  Merry Christmas to me!  ;D  Thanks Ted!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 23, 2014, 09:45:39 AM
soon the rules here!  :)

I think you have to hurry up, I see a lot of requests here :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: cidervampire on December 23, 2014, 11:10:36 AM
I hate the postman - They have lost my Lord of the Rings cards...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 23, 2014, 12:09:07 PM
Seriously. I ordered a magazine that included the Caverna Mini Expansion a month ago and still haven't received it!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcatronn on December 23, 2014, 01:53:45 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

This is intriguing.  I'd like to see the rules too.


I received my package from the Carcassonne Shoppe yesterday, and very quickly I might add.  Merry Christmas to me!  ;D  Thanks Ted!

You bet CK, and Merry Christmas!  :red-meeple: :green-meeple:

This School/Pig hybrid looks high quality! I'm excited to see the rules as well

It was pretty surreal, when it dropped out.  I wrote 3 Christmas/Carcassonne haikus :D

Let's hope you don't get any Carcassonne Wrapping paper from http://www.carcassonneshoppe.com/ , you'd definitely lose a few tiles in there!

Haha I wish there was a like button here  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 23, 2014, 06:25:14 PM
:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on December 23, 2014, 08:16:15 PM
:D

Seriously, what is going on with those tiles?? They look factory made. Exquisite. Can't wait to know the rules!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 24, 2014, 02:23:09 AM
The postman delivered this now, my collection is complete.

(https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10841931_10205659884161563_5196187170679783127_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 24, 2014, 02:26:14 AM
The postman delivered this now, my collection is complete.

(https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10841931_10205659884161563_5196187170679783127_o.jpg)

Congratulations!  :) :(y)

Now you'll have to start collecting meeplesource stuff too to complement your collection!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 24, 2014, 02:35:28 AM
My next purchase will be boxes of ghosts, black and yellow, still I miss those.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 24, 2014, 03:56:54 AM
:D

Seriously, what is going on with those tiles?? They look factory made. Exquisite. Can't wait to know the rules!
I'm really sorry, but for the holiday I came back in Italy to my family... and all my carcassonne stuff and files has remained in Belgium where I live...
so I can translate the rules only after the 7 of gennuary :)
but it will be the first think I'll do!!!
and I'm really happy u like the graphic!
yes, I thake the idea from the school for the presentation of the component and also for the graphic but is really different, then I had 2 great pink pig, so I coloured 1 in black and I imagined what this pig could do in carcassonne, so... an escape from his farm (so the title: "The big black pig escape")... and who capture the pig he can bring him back to the farm to take a reward... the tiles can be played only with the river I, II or BB5 (for a total of 13 river tiles) and then... the rest after the 7 of gennuary :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Scott on December 24, 2014, 09:05:55 AM
Wow, looks like everyone is working to complete their Carcassonne collections this Christmas! 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 28, 2014, 04:59:21 AM
Today's arrival:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_TheDiscoveryFrontBack.jpg)

If interested in obtaining this: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1277.0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 28, 2014, 06:49:06 AM
I missed the postman yesterday, I'm hoping it was AoC from Mr Yellow; but  I'll have to wait until tomorrow now :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 29, 2014, 02:22:34 AM
Well I don't like the postman today - I received a lovely big parcel and as the excitement rose I ripped it open and even though the box said CATAPULT, I was still excited and eager to open the box - major disappointment!! Missing 10 tiles!  So a weak crappy expansion has become even weaker and crappier! Not happy!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 29, 2014, 02:41:19 AM
Was that an eBay purchase or did the postman remove the tiles deliberately so that he could sell them on (possibly to Yellow)?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 29, 2014, 02:59:42 AM
Rosco, you should have said,  I have an unopened Catapult looking for a home; they seem hard to get hold of in the UK now :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 29, 2014, 04:38:21 AM
How much would you want for it?

Dan - eBay from Germany, listing said all there. But the photo had tiles missing. But I just assumed the other tiles were there. Seller is an arse!

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 29, 2014, 05:42:29 AM
Sounds like legitimate grounds for leaving negative feedback to me.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 29, 2014, 06:07:42 AM
Rosco: just what I paid for it: which was £12 + postage.  I ordered it from Milestone games, but it looks like they don't have any left.  It's pretty steep for the expansion,  On the plus side, I don't have to buy a box to post it; just let me know if I can help.

Mr Yellow's Ark of The Covenant arrived! [Round of Applause]  Thank you very much :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 29, 2014, 07:34:06 AM
Rosco: just what I paid for it: which was £12 + postage.  I ordered it from Milestone games, but it looks like they don't have any left.  It's pretty steep for the expansion,  On the plus side, I don't have to buy a box to post it; just let me know if I can help.

Mr Yellow's Ark of The Covenant arrived! [Round of Applause]  Thank you very much :D

Awesome!  :meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 29, 2014, 09:00:30 AM
(https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10557620_10205713854950799_5129628327378436266_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 29, 2014, 11:29:45 AM
That's amazing! Can the graphic be uploaded?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 29, 2014, 01:53:57 PM
Today I got this in the mail:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Collection_TAotC__IMG_0003__800.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 29, 2014, 02:06:02 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 29, 2014, 02:27:57 PM
Wow - how much for one sent to UK?  probably can't afford it but good to know.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 29, 2014, 09:03:20 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What archive did you rob?!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2014, 12:57:24 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What archive did you rob?!

Did not rob anyone.  8) They begged me to take these off their hands. But I guess the price itself, low as it was, could be considered a robbery.  :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 30, 2014, 01:22:23 AM
I'm going to have to ask - the two in the middle are from different publishers to those on the outside.  Any interesting differences?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2014, 01:51:20 AM
I'm going to have to ask - the two in the middle are from different publishers to those on the outside.  Any interesting differences?

It's astonishing how people look for these kind of details. I usually do that myself.

You really made me check twice on this.  :)) But no, there is no difference, it's just the different sides on the boxes.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 30, 2014, 01:56:05 AM
LOL  ;D I thought the box might be upside down or something.  Thanks for checking :meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 30, 2014, 02:05:56 AM
Today I got this in the mail:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Collection_TAotC__IMG_0003__800.jpg)

Does anyone know what the current world record is for the most privately owned copies of Ark of the Covenant? A future challenge perhaps...  :meeple:

Can I just point out that this was supposed to be a joke...  ;)

EDIT: By the way, are these for the benefit of Carcassonne Central members? If so, how many have already been claimed?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 30, 2014, 04:12:54 AM
just arrived!!!  :D (see the image under all...)
now my collection is almost finished!!!
I think some of you would like to know where I buy this... so...
some days before christmas I did a long research and finally I found this...
http://shop.spiele-akademie.de/Direkt-Importe/Carcassonne-Cult-Siege-Creativity.html?listtype=search&searchparam=cult%20siege
the item is still with the green "available" simbol for the rpice of 24,99
:)

(https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10557620_10205713854950799_5129628327378436266_o.jpg)
is incredible!!!  :o

Today I got this in the mail:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Collection_TAotC__IMG_0003__800.jpg)
Yellow, how much for a copy?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 30, 2014, 04:20:49 AM
What a find; I thought I looked everywhere for that, even a strange toy shop in China.

I got a lucky bid on ebay just before Christmas - the Count, River2 and CSnC for $24 Buy-it-Now!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 30, 2014, 04:39:00 AM
What a find; I thought I looked everywhere for that, even a strange toy shop in China.

I got a lucky bid on ebay just before Christmas - the Count, River2 and CSnC for $24 Buy-it-Now!
wow! nice price!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 30, 2014, 04:47:13 AM
some days before christmas I did a long research and finally I found this...
http://shop.spiele-akademie.de/Direkt-Importe/Carcassonne-Cult-Siege-Creativity.html?listtype=search&searchparam=cult%20siege
the item is still with the green "available" simbol for the rpice of 24,99
:)

Amazing, what a great find! But I don't have enough money in my paypal account to buy it today (and I can't use a credit card because I don't have one from one of the listed (EU) countries). So I have to wait a day or two until my paypal account is topped up, so it will be a bit of a nervous wait for me. Really I only want it for the Siege tiles, even though I already have the Cathars and the Besiegers, because this is one of my favourite concepts in the whole series.

That's an interesting/strange store. They are selling King, Count and Robber for €11.99 but the River II by itself costs €24.99! The River II is the imported RGG version but really, there's no point acquiring it and selling it for that price when you're already selling CK&R.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2014, 05:45:06 AM
Today I got this in the mail:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Collection_TAotC__IMG_0003__800.jpg)

These are for sale. So far none has claimed, understandable as I haven't had time to update the Ark-availability thread yet. Haven't mapped out total cost yet, but if you are willing to pay 40 Euro for it you have a rough value of the total. It will not be above that for European Union members, that's for sure.

And yes, this is 40 Euro INCLUDING shipping. Eat that Ebay sellers!  :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 30, 2014, 06:32:13 AM
mmm... interesting...
just a question...
I see the components list on BGG and I see that there are also the prophets meeple (big follower)
are they the same of inns and cathedral?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hovari on January 02, 2015, 07:08:10 AM
Today I got this in the mail:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_Collection_TAotC__IMG_0003__800.jpg)

One from lautapelit.fi for me?  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on January 03, 2015, 04:27:52 AM
In the last few weeks was the postman more than once at my door.

Here you can see what was inside the packages:

Thanks to danisthirty, quevy, violet, Udo.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 03, 2015, 08:46:22 AM
Dan's postman came to visit me today too - I received a very cool tera-meeple! How many standard meeples is it worth in a standard game?

Thanks Dan - I love it!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 06, 2015, 10:49:46 AM
Today I got a nice surprise from America. 

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/06/4962b4fa972c8d6c9aece6e26fa48746.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/06/84578f74ee36cd723c38c6a2b0933b05.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/06/91e5975cf17b4d0f5ac8d6b31b13b3f2.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/06/7405893eb27ad963dd4b2b6f39342880.jpg)

It looks like a fun game and the quality is fantastic. I look forward to playing!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Darwin on January 06, 2015, 05:44:45 PM
This arrived on Christmas evening as a little present to myself.  :D
Got I through BGG for £34.75 including postage. Maybe a little expensive, but now my collection is complete (except La Porxada which I newer expect to get hold of :'( ).

EDIT: - Sorry, but I've removed the attachment from this post as HiG don't allow us to make official Carcassonne expansions freely available  C:-)

Sorry :o I thought that the low resolution of the scan made it ok.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Scott on January 06, 2015, 07:08:10 PM
Yesterday I received the new artwork version of Carcassonne. In the next few days I should receive Gold Rush as well.

Last week I received the City on the Zwin expansion for Bruges, which I've integrated into the box from the base game.

Dig Down Dwarf should be coming soon for me as well. I pledged for the fancy tin box version.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 06, 2015, 11:13:49 PM
Maybe a little expensive, but now my collection is complete (except La Porxada which I newer expect to get hold of :'( ).

Congratulations on your complete collection! Luckily for me, I have made my own definition of what is 'complete', and my own view is that if you have Crop Circles II, you don't need Crop Circles I. That makes it easier!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2015, 02:08:23 AM
Well done! :(y) 

JungleBoy, does that mean I don't need Cathars because I got Siege?

Edit: Just having a brain moment
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on January 07, 2015, 05:19:40 AM
I also pledged Dig Down Dwarf. 5 copies actually to give as Christmas presents. They arrived the day after Christmas. The good news is we had our Christmas on the 26th anyway due to family traveling in. So it worked out just fine. We have logged many many plays and are enjoying it. You have to follow on BGG to get some of the rules clarifications but other than that we're enjoying it.

Hopefully Scott can post up some pics of the tin!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 07, 2015, 08:54:43 AM
JungleBoy, does that mean I don't need Cathars because I got Siege?

Only you can decide that for yourself :)

Personally I think they are different enough so that yes, you still 'need' Cathars. The artwork is different and the Cathars expansion is legendary. But for CCI & II, the artwork is the same - just the tile configuration is different.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 07, 2015, 08:59:00 AM
Meanwhile, you don't need the postman when you're in German-speaking lands!

This was my view at DracheNäscht (http://www.fatamorgana.ch/default.asp) in Bern today:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 07, 2015, 09:01:38 AM
What's all that? I haven't the foggiest; it's all in German!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 07, 2015, 09:16:41 AM
What's all that? I haven't the foggiest; it's all in German!  :))

Well there's a game for you then. Try to figure out what everything is based on colours and word association and your knowledge of the boxes, without using a dictionary :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: obervet on January 08, 2015, 07:04:35 AM
It's kind of scary that I actually could read the various German titles. Apparently working on the CAR is educational. Who knew?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 08, 2015, 09:57:56 AM
Here's what the postie left me today  :-\

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150108_174021-1.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 08, 2015, 11:36:31 AM
It does not have to be big
It does not have to be expensive

It does not have to be from someone you care very much about
It does not have to be from someone because you earned it

All that matter is the gesture, and if truly worthy a such, you will be surprised
Amazed in awe, smiling grand, I think we both know this was one hell of a nice thing you did

Thank you, Dan!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_ILtP__IMG_0032.png)

A wooden meeple standing 7,5 cm.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 08, 2015, 12:20:52 PM
I agree, mine is standing tall on my bedside table.
I am considering some sort of fan expansion for him.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 08, 2015, 11:09:37 PM
Mine has started to claim a city in my dining room. Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 08, 2015, 11:53:42 PM
I was going to say which city.  But then I decided a meeple that big could claim all the elements in the tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 09, 2015, 12:29:39 AM
I was going to say which city.  But then I decided a meeple that big could claim all the elements in the tile.

It would be a bit hard to claim the little farm between the two city segments though!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 09, 2015, 01:49:55 AM
Glad these have been so well received. Next year I'll try something really crazy like getting my Christmas cards/ gifts out before Christmas!

I sent 6 in total (would have loved to have sent more but just couldn't afford to) so 2 remain unaccounted for as yet I believe...

I was going to say which city.  But then I decided a meeple that big could claim all the elements in the tile.

It would be a bit hard to claim the little farm between the two city segments though!

Claiming that farm had never occurred to me even in a normal game! I suppose the most it's ever going to be worth is 6 points, or possibly 12 if both cities end up being besieged but that's probably quite optimistic.

Hope your head is feeling better today...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 09, 2015, 02:04:26 AM
It does not have to be big
It does not have to be expensive

It does not have to be from someone you care very much about
It does not have to be from someone because you earned it

All that matter is the gesture, and if truly worthy a such, you will be surprised
Amazed in awe, smiling grand, I think we both know this was one hell of a nice thing you did

Thank you, Dan!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_ILtP__IMG_0032.png)

A wooden meeple standing 7,5 cm.

You're welcome! I would have been tempted to have posted that photo and written "Look - Dan sent me the smallest Christmas card ever!" as a caption...  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 09, 2015, 05:22:19 AM
Here's what I grabbed from the depo this morning.  50% carcassonne not bad:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150109_131218.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 09, 2015, 05:25:26 AM
The collection's growing fast!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 09, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
One tile at a time
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 10, 2015, 05:31:51 AM
Some bits and pieces from the Cundco store that were missing from my collection arrived today:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 10, 2015, 05:41:43 AM
Or twenty if you're jungleboy!

Ive not played with houses yet. Reading the rules they feel like the bit they forgot from castles and bazaars.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 10, 2015, 07:24:06 AM
Postie brought me this today....I'd better get hold of hunters and gathers ASAP!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150110_151753.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on January 11, 2015, 02:41:34 AM
Thanks Dan  :)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10818445_10205885938692785_844417106355941918_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 12, 2015, 02:42:36 AM
Postie brought me this today....I'd better get hold of hunters and gathers ASAP!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150110_151753.jpg)

I've seen it a few times on eBay lately, mostly second-hand copies. Brand new I've seen it go for the some crazy prices!

Thanks Dan  :)

You're welcome. Just one left to find now!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 12, 2015, 02:50:44 AM
Think I hit lucky because it Looks new to me.  A little over £6 delivered from Germany; postage cost about 55%!  Didn't think it was too bad overall, it's not like it's in print!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 12, 2015, 03:29:59 AM
Think I hit lucky because it Looks new to me.  A little over £6 delivered from Germany; postage cost about 55%!  Didn't think it was too bad overall, it's not like it's in print!

Having re-read my post, it's apparent that I was expecting you to be psychic in realising that I was talking about Hunters & Gatherers (the game)! Sorry about that. This join expansion for it and Carcassonne is much easier to get hold of but it looks like you paid a fair good favourable didn't get ripped off price for it...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 12, 2015, 04:01:18 AM
LOL. Yes actually having re-read everything, your actual question probably made more sense!  Hunters and Gatherers may have been this weekend's purchase!  I probably paid over the odds for it; but it's done now.

TBH, I'm never happy getting brand new items that are out of print.  It makes me feel guilty popping the tiles and actually playing with them.  As long as it's complete and in good-nick I'm usually happier than having something pristine I feel I shouldn't play with!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 13, 2015, 05:43:01 AM
I got these today:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/20150113_123809-1.jpg) (http://www.dan.tehill.net/20150113_124958-1.jpg)

The robot is about the same size as a meeple and came as a surprise gift with a new set of Monopoly Deal cards (our old ones were getting very tatty). I think he's supposed to be a replacement token for normal Monopoly but since I haven't played that for years and don't expect this to change any time soon I haven't decided what I'm going to do with him yet. I am however open to suggestions for "Carcassonne: The Robot"...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 13, 2015, 05:51:42 AM
Very nice!  Carcassonne the robot needs a godzilla to fight against  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 15, 2015, 05:07:25 AM
Two hauls great today!

First Up: delivery from Amazon.de - south sea was 10Euros which is significantly cheaper than in the UK!  I failed and succumb to the temptation of Winterfest.

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/20150115_124308.jpg)

I also managed a great ebay find. 

Which spent 8 days in a depo in Germany before being delivered to the wrong part of the City.  I ended up stalking the guys house to find where my package ended up.

Yellow, having posted the fantastic AoC to me before Christmas will vouch for my unique address.

Somehow it was delivered to the equivalent of:  London Road, rather than London.

Anyway, lots of duplicates in here for me, but check out what sits in the middle.  I'm now functionally Carcassonne-complete *YAY*. 

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/20150115_125042.jpg)

Though I need a cathars and Windrose 1 or 2 if I'm super pedantic!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 15, 2015, 05:59:49 AM
Wow, that's a good haul! I hope you have lots of fun with them...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 19, 2015, 08:30:20 AM
My World Cup prizes arrived today. Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 19, 2015, 10:54:28 AM
Mine arrived also! Thank you very much, Dan! I was considering to buy these wooden trade goods, but now I've got them from you! :D
I took the photo together with Christmas package contents.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 19, 2015, 11:09:15 AM
I got these today:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/20150113_123809-1.jpg)


Mine is stuck at a post office in France. They put the name from the billing address (i.e. mine) rather than the name from the shipping address (which was a c/o), so the friend I had it sent to is unable to pick it up for me until I sign a form permitting her to pick it up and lend her my ID - or go there myself, but it's quite far away and even more so on public transport. So, no Siege for me until next Monday at the earliest :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on January 19, 2015, 11:44:58 AM
Don't have a camera. But I got today "The Plague" from eBay. ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 19, 2015, 12:12:46 PM
My World Cup prizes arrived today. Thanks Dan!

No problem. Well done for winning them!

Mine arrived also! Thank you very much, Dan! I was considering to buy these wooden trade goods, but now I've got them from you! :D
I took the photo together with Christmas package contents.

You're welcome. Have you seen these available to buy elsewhere recently then? These were from meeplesource as part of their Kickstarter. There are some on their site at the moment but they're not the same as far as I'm aware...

Mine is stuck at a post office in France...

That sounds very annoying. At least you know what is going on with it. Sounds a bit like the hassle I had trying to get Ark of the Covenant into the country from America!

Don't have a camera. But I got today "The Plague" from eBay. ;D

Excellent stuff. Enjoy!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on January 19, 2015, 12:33:53 PM
Mine arrived also! Thank you very much, Dan! I was considering to buy these wooden trade goods, but now I've got them from you! :D
I took the photo together with Christmas package contents.

You're welcome. Have you seen these available to buy elsewhere recently then? These were from meeplesource as part of their Kickstarter. There are some on their site at the moment but they're not the same as far as I'm aware...
I see the cloth and wheat options on MeepleSource... but do you remember what you used for the wine? They look great, and I'd like to order a set for myself! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on January 19, 2015, 02:19:38 PM
Excellent stuff. Enjoy!  :(y)
It sure looks very promising from the rules. Looking forward to try it out. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 20, 2015, 06:40:25 AM
Thanks Yellow!  :) :(y)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/TheDiscovery.jpg)

Mine arrived also! Thank you very much, Dan! I was considering to buy these wooden trade goods, but now I've got them from you! :D
I took the photo together with Christmas package contents.

You're welcome. Have you seen these available to buy elsewhere recently then? These were from meeplesource as part of their Kickstarter. There are some on their site at the moment but they're not the same as far as I'm aware...
I see the cloth and wheat options on MeepleSource... but do you remember what you used for the wine? They look great, and I'd like to order a set for myself! :)

None of the tokens I sent to those who reached the knock-out stage of the World Cup are available on meeplesource as far as I can see by scanning through their "Premium Resource Bits" on the site. They were only available, as far as I was aware, via their Kickstarter campaign which they ran in February/ March last year. This is why I was interested to know where MrNumbers had seen these available to buy as I'd happily buy more if I could find any (I bought enough bits for 9 sets and gave 7 away). The barrels were simply their "Barrel" bits (Kickstarter) but I can't find these on the site either.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on January 20, 2015, 07:12:21 AM
They definitely still sell red cloth bits and wheat/grain bits. Alas, no barrels--but they do have wine:

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=RedCloth (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=RedCloth)
http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wheat (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wheat)
http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine) (a little too cute for me!)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 20, 2015, 07:25:58 AM
http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=RedCloth (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=RedCloth)
Not sure how I had missed this. Thanks! They're definitely the same.

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wheat (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wheat)
I did see these but wasn't sure if they're the same as the ones I got as the design looks much busier on this photo. They're certainly very similar anyway, possibly the same.

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine) (a little too cute for me!)
Saw these too, but I'm not a fan of these either!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on January 20, 2015, 07:35:59 AM
Alohaa! :D

Look what I got in the mail today!! :D

When the mail arrived, I first thought I had received something I ordered from E-bay. :) I shop there a lot. Mostly craft stuff like stamps or pencils and stuff.. But then I opened the package and was like, huh??? What is THIS??? I had completely forgot already about the Carcassonne prices! :D hehe.. good memory I have.. :D

So yeah, it was an excellent surprise! =^_^= I have been craving those meeple bags a while now, since I saw them on this forum when someone showed them as a part of their collection to store their meeples in them, and I thought I should buy fabric and make those aswell, but since I can be lazy sometimes, I didn't do it.. :) But now I don't have to, since I got them! :D And the sticker and game tile are cool too! :D

THANK YOU! =^_^= I'm happy!  :(y)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/27b7/9iffte02ekic2ub6g.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 20, 2015, 07:55:06 AM
Not quite as exciting, the creepy postman delivered me this a few minutes ago:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150120_154931.jpg)

Unfortunately hunters and gatherers is brand new; so I'll have to pop the tiles!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on January 20, 2015, 02:39:43 PM
None of the tokens I sent to those who reached the knock-out stage of the World Cup are available on meeplesource as far as I can see by scanning through their "Premium Resource Bits" on the site. They were only available, as far as I was aware, via their Kickstarter campaign which they ran in February/ March last year. This is why I was interested to know where MrNumbers had seen these available to buy as I'd happily buy more if I could find any (I bought enough bits for 9 sets and gave 7 away). The barrels were simply their "Barrel" bits (Kickstarter) but I can't find these on the site either.

My wish to buy these wooden pieces was pure hypothetical. I just saw them somewhere on the forum and wanted to buy them someday, together with cool ferries (not interested in revised bridges - they are quite the same). So maybe when I would start to look for them, there could be surprise for me that they are not so easy to obtain.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on January 21, 2015, 12:22:59 AM
Thanks danisthirty.  These arrived today.  The Mega Meeple and sticker sheet are for being the hugest scoring looser.  Sorting the highest score in a game that I lost.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 21, 2015, 06:51:42 AM
In today's post courtesy of the Carcassonne Shoppe. This is great because now I have the best of both worlds: the full Wheel of Fortune game with the language-independent starting tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 21, 2015, 07:02:31 AM
Thanks danisthirty.  These arrived today.  The Mega Meeple and sticker sheet are for being the hugest scoring looser.  Sorting the highest score in a game that I lost.

You're welcome Andrew, I'm glad you liked your prizes! Yeah, the Mega Meeple and sticker sheet were your prizes for achieving the highest-scoring lost game at the group stage. The same prize was due for the person with the lowest-scoring win (at group stage) but unfortunately he is no longer a member of the forums.  :(

I also gave Mega Meeples to the two players who were undefeated at the group stage (Rosco and jungleboy).

Look what I got in the mail today!! :D

{...}

THANK YOU! =^_^= I'm happy!  :(y)

You're welcome. Enjoy!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 21, 2015, 07:27:39 AM
They definitely still sell red cloth bits and wheat/grain bits. Alas, no barrels--but they do have wine:

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine) (a little too cute for me!)
Saw these too, but I'm not a fan of these either!

Meeplesource have just got a load more stock in, including these: http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Barrels

They're not the same as the ones I sent out to World Cup participants (these are 3D, like little barrels rather than flat, barrel-shaped tokens), but meeplesource did give me a big bag of these for free and they're pretty neat!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on January 21, 2015, 08:02:35 AM

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine (http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Wine) (a little too cute for me!)
Saw these too, but I'm not a fan of these either!

Meeplesource have just got a load more stock in, including these: http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=Barrels

They're not the same as the ones I sent out to World Cup participants (these are 3D, like little barrels rather than flat, barrel-shaped tokens), but meeplesource did give me a big bag of these for free and they're pretty neat!  :(y)

Awesome! I may just have to buy a pack. Thanks for the heads up! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: coyote on January 23, 2015, 06:53:31 AM
Alas, I haven't gotten any Carc stuff recently.. However, this is really neat seeing what everyone else is getting. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 23, 2015, 07:03:24 AM
I’m not in love with the postman today because it took me nearly three hours to go to another country and pick this up from the post office, but to be fair it wasn't the postman’s fault, but the seller’s.

Anyway, now I have Siege, so I’m happy. Only the Tunnels to go!*






*As I see it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: obervet on January 26, 2015, 06:12:36 AM
Thanks Yellow!   :(y)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1ac7/5b3r79oa4rcktjz6g.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 27, 2015, 02:33:05 PM
Not a great photo but here's my latest arrivals from the cundco shop.

freitag and sheriff plus a blank tile sheet.  The optimal purchase for shipping costs.

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150127_222426.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Scott on January 27, 2015, 08:43:22 PM
Gold Rush arrived a few weeks ago, which means my Carcassonne collection is temporarily complete. 8)

As requested, here are some pictures of the tin version of Dig Down Dwarf:

(http://i.imgur.com/t9pgGyl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/01txuyR.jpg)

Yardmaster and Yardmaster Express also arrived a few weeks ago. I've been enjoying the iOS version while I waited for the physical stuff to be made.

Earlier in the month I went on a bit of an Amazon Marketplace buying spree, and I'm in the process of having all of my parcels sent to my work because the place where I used to have everything sent is up for sale and I may not be able to continue my arrangement with them after the sale is completed. My co-workers have been giving me a hard time at the number of packages they are having to deliver to my desk. For whatever reason, Amazon Canada switched from UPS to Canada Post back in December, which means my parcels get delivered with the regular mail instead of by courier. :-\

Yesterday I got some industrial paint on my pants that I know won't come out in the wash. I immediately ordered another pair on-line and received them today. ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 28, 2015, 12:24:19 AM
Yesterday I got some industrial paint on my pants that I know won't come out in the wash. I immediately ordered another pair on-line and received them today. ;D

and what no photos? ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2015, 08:02:50 PM
That begs the question of whether a picture of the pants is enough, or if I need to be wearing them in the picture...

Here's an official photo from the manufacturer's marketing materials. I buy my shirts from them too, so I was wearing the exact same shirt at the time.
(http://site.lapolicegear.com/blog3/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/l1.jpg)

I alternately wear green pants with a khaki shirt, or navy blue pants with a navy blue shirt when I want people to show me a little more respect. C:-)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 29, 2015, 12:17:58 AM
Well I suppose the manufacturer's photos are close enough....this time.  But,please tell me you're not wearing the nylon belt that guy is!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2015, 10:34:47 AM
I still wear a standard 1.5" leather belt. I don't think I'll switch to a fully nylon belt, but I did back a Kickstarter campaign that was a leather/nylon hybrid. I don't like a lot of stuff in my pockets, so I carry my cell phone, multitools, and flashlight on my belt. The regular, non-reinforced leather belts you buy in a mens'-wear store aren't sturdy enough.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 01, 2015, 02:45:49 PM
In an attempt to stop thinking about Scott's clothing; I've got something very special to share from Japan:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/JAPAN.png)
Our friends at Carcassonne Lab sent three books:
(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/20150131_105441.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/20150131_105449.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/20150131_105500.jpg)

I've only had the briefest of flicks through them, but there are several very interesting topics such as strategies and variants.  I'll need to dig out my trusty translator and work through these slowly.  No doubt I'll share my findings in good time.

Though I'm not suppose to judge a book by its cover, the 3rd book has a glittery cover which is totally unlike anything I've ever seen.  The photo hardly begins to do it justice.  It's spectacular!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 02, 2015, 05:36:34 AM
Though I'm not suppose to judge a book by its cover, the 3rd book has a glittery cover which is totally unlike anything I've ever seen.  The photo hardly begins to do it justice.  It's spectacular!

As much as anything else I just love how happy everyone looks. I'd be really annoyed if I was playing against that girl on the cover of the book in the middle though. She seems to be celebrating very prematurely considering how many tiles there are left to be played. I hope he wins.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on February 02, 2015, 01:18:21 PM
Well there are strategies detailed in the book so she might know something we don't  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on February 02, 2015, 03:50:16 PM
Did you notice that Carcassonne City in the background of the J-books has blue roofs!
Seems that the guys over there did some advanced research on the town. XD
And maybe THIS is the reason why we have that problem with Carc II at the moment.  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on February 03, 2015, 07:07:17 AM
Did you notice that Carcassonne City in the background of the J-books has blue roofs!
Seems that the guys over there did some advanced research on the town. XD
And maybe THIS is the reason why we have that problem with Carc II at the moment.  :o

Good catch! Didn't notice that. Could explain a lot maybe...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on February 03, 2015, 01:20:32 PM
Japanese Carcassonne books???  :o

NOW I have seen it all...  ;D

are they like, manga? :) Or strategy guide only?

take a pic from the inside, please!  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2015, 02:07:29 PM
I'll try and get some photos up tomorrow.  Mainly strategy, but also sections of news and tournament reviews; bits on expansions and various random articles.  The occasional bit of art too.  I particularly like: Road to Completion where the author has categorized when and where he got each expansion ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2015, 02:37:45 PM
Quote from: Carcking
Well there are strategies detailed in the book so she might know something we don't  :o

She's got plenty to be happy about,

Or maybe she just drew the CCff card to block the merging of the city.
Or maybe she's drawn a bent road to glom his road.

Or Maybe...it's because her Farmer turned into a Monk and he didn't notice.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on February 04, 2015, 07:23:40 AM
Look what I got in the mail today!!!! :D

Yellow sent me the Darmstadt tiles!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D :(y)

Yay!! Thank you so much, Yellow!!!! =^_^= They look great!! You cheered up my day!!  :D *hugzees*  :red-meeple: :meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :(y)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a35d/qk174z5ngul6ugb6g.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on February 04, 2015, 08:47:46 AM
Look what I got in the mail today!!!! :D

Yellow sent me the Darmstadt tiles!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D :(y)

Yay!! Thank you so much, Yellow!!!! =^_^= They look great!! You cheered up my day!!  :D *hugzees*  :red-meeple: :meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :(y)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a35d/qk174z5ngul6ugb6g.jpg)

Lol! Not sure if you or me is more cheering that it arrived. Had me worried there!  :@

Glad they arrived safely and that the postmen did not play Carcassone in the sauna all week!  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on February 04, 2015, 11:51:27 AM
Yeah I was worried too... :( Over one week for a 1st class letter from Sweden to arrive in Finland... CRAZY!!!  :o

Our post is seriously slow... And someone at the post office is still holding on to my Halloween SailorMoon costume from China...  >:( That one never arrived, so indeed I was worried about Darmstadt tiles..  :-\

A relief and happy joy feeling that they arrived!! =^_^=

THANK YOU YELLOW!!  ;D :(y) :(y) :(y) Merit for you!

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on February 04, 2015, 01:54:17 PM
Hi

Today i had 2 parcels - one was a very special one from Yellow - Some catapult tiles which i needed after i was soreley disappointed after i bought the catapult expansion and it was missing most of the tiles.  Yellow kindly offer some that he had and I recieved them today - thanks yellow!

The other parcel was an ebay bargain - 2 sets of phantoms, 1 set of river 1, and a set of windroses(still vac packed) - very very cheap

Unfortunately the pic wont load so you will have to take my word for it that they are all awesome!!

Thanks again yellow

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on February 04, 2015, 03:23:09 PM
Hi

Today i had 2 parcels - one was a very special one from Yellow - Some catapult tiles which i needed after i was soreley disappointed after i bought the catapult expansion and it was missing most of the tiles.  Yellow kindly offer some that he had and I recieved them today - thanks yellow!

The other parcel was an ebay bargain - 2 sets of phantoms, 1 set of river 1, and a set of windroses(still vac packed) - very very cheap

Unfortunately the pic wont load so you will have to take my word for it that they are all awesome!!

Thanks again yellow

Anytime! Glad they finally arrived.

Seems the Swedish post offering a 3 day delivery worldwide is utter bull. Or maybe it's just available to United Kingdom and USA. Those are known to get their stuff within 3-5 days, even packages.

But, as long as they arrive we shall rejoice!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 07, 2015, 04:01:59 AM
I'm running out of the door, but wanted to share these with you:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/basicallyWooden/mybox/20150207_105945.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/basicallyWooden/mybox/20150207_110054.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/basicallyWooden/mybox/20150207_110236.jpg)

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/basicallyWooden/mybox/20150207_110259.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/basicallyWooden/mybox/20150207_110444.jpg)

 :meeple: :meeple: :meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :(y) :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 07, 2015, 04:11:01 AM
Cool, you got it! How does it look in 'real life'?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 07, 2015, 06:18:26 AM
It's very pretty.  Rather than clutter this thread, I've written a preliminary review over here:

Basically Wooden Big Box (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1434.msg19342#msg19342)

I need to get some tiles in it now!   ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on February 10, 2015, 05:44:52 AM
Not exactly about the postman, but still I want to share my new purchase.
This was the last copy in our local board game shop and it's been there for a while, so the box was a little bit scratched from one side (everything is untouched inside), but I received a discount for this, so together for a lot of wood I paid 18.80 EUR.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 10, 2015, 05:52:08 AM
This was the last copy in our local board game shop and it's been there for a while, so the box was a little bit scratched from one side (everything is untouched inside), but I received a discount for this, so together for a lot of wood I paid 18.80 EUR.

Good deal! So is this exactly the same inside as the version that comes in the wooden box?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on February 10, 2015, 07:02:38 AM
This was the last copy in our local board game shop and it's been there for a while, so the box was a little bit scratched from one side (everything is untouched inside), but I received a discount for this, so together for a lot of wood I paid 18.80 EUR.

Good deal! So is this exactly the same inside as the version that comes in the wooden box?

I don't know what comes in the wooden box, but it seems it is the same as quevy received recently (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg15320#msg15320).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 11, 2015, 11:35:00 PM
I'm not really into expensive gadgets as such (hence no iPhone/ iPad etc), but Jere was so keen to play me on the Carcassonne iOS app that he sold me his old iPod Touch:  :)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/iPod_Touch.jpg)

I'm up and running with it now, as - yep, you've guessed it - danisthirty. I haven't bought any of the expansions yet but I'm open to friend requests/ challenges and the like!  :blue-meeple: :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on February 12, 2015, 08:17:06 AM
This was the last copy in our local board game shop and it's been there for a while, so the box was a little bit scratched from one side (everything is untouched inside), but I received a discount for this, so together for a lot of wood I paid 18.80 EUR.

Good deal! So is this exactly the same inside as the version that comes in the wooden box?

I own both versions and the content is the same.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 13, 2015, 11:07:32 AM
Came back to my flat today to find these
(http://i.imgur.com/GUY33Cjm.jpg/)(http://i.imgur.com/GI7aG5Rm.jpg)

That's Cathars, Cult Siege & Creativity, Crop Circles I, Pink/Purple Robbers & Messengers, and Wind Rosen I

Only the tunnels left to go now (If anyone's selling, PLEASE get in touch)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on February 13, 2015, 12:53:00 PM
oooohhh!!!
where did you buy cathars and crop circle I?!?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 13, 2015, 02:54:37 PM
That's Cathars, Cult Siege & Creativity, Crop Circles I, Pink/Purple Robbers & Messengers, and Wind Rosen I

Wow! Very impressive haul!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 14, 2015, 04:06:23 AM
oooohhh!!!
where did you buy cathars and crop circle I?!?

I snagged Cathars from the board game geek market; and an ebay seller offered me crop circles after I bought CSS from them. Slightly pricey in total, but not as bad as I was expecting. £18 for a new Cult Siege & Creativity seemed fairly low to say I couldn't see it for sale anywhere else.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Murno on February 14, 2015, 04:39:50 AM
Got this yesterday  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on February 14, 2015, 09:45:29 AM
yesterday I recived this! directly from Spain where it's still cheap!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on February 14, 2015, 11:48:00 AM
yesterday I received this! directly from Spain where it's still cheap!

In what shop you bought this? Maybe I also can order it from there?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on February 14, 2015, 04:14:08 PM
I found it on amazon.es  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on February 14, 2015, 04:17:39 PM
oooohhh!!!
where did you buy cathars and crop circle I?!?

I snagged Cathars from the board game geek market; and an ebay seller offered me crop circles after I bought CSS from them. Slightly pricey in total, but not as bad as I was expecting. £18 for a new Cult Siege & Creativity seemed fairly low to say I couldn't see it for sale anywhere else.

And how much for the crops and cathar?
Title: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on February 15, 2015, 09:53:33 AM
I love postman so much that I french kissed her! My girlfriend brought me this back from Russia:
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/2ce8017c765303cb699436d0cf92b631.jpg)

It has a few interesting and unique features:

- back of the tiles:  it's a K instead of a C, for "каркассон".

- city of the Count is one BIG tile

- river II has river watermark

- corn circle I is included (!)

- cult expansion has spielbox watermark (!)

- it is CHEAP!!: about 15 euros for The Tower, Princess & Dragon, Count King & Robber and Corn Circle I

- Quality of the tiles is lower: colours differ slightly, they are difficult to unpunch and I find the corners are a bit too round... But for the price it's difficult to complain

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/34ff42a69880301b2cb8e0d9b85a97b0.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/be5cc395c43c8de797835e4a689ad1b5.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/f8ea7c569fb3e244878ed1d02334ec5d.jpg)



edited: typos
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 15, 2015, 10:48:38 AM
Amazing find Jéré! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 15, 2015, 11:17:53 AM
I think, the Count tile is really nice. The lines indicate perfectly, where to lay the tiles without crossing over the city. Does if fit in size to the regular tiles in other language versions?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on February 15, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
Yes it fits.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/f2e218356af5ea2826963809bb8f6f0a.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 15, 2015, 11:48:17 AM
It seams to be slightly, slightly, smaller, but looks real good. I'm sure, you will have fun with it, when playing the Count. :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on February 15, 2015, 01:13:07 PM
Yes it fits.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/15/f2e218356af5ea2826963809bb8f6f0a.jpg)
Oh my... Great thing! I need to have it! What about thickness: Is it as thick as our standard tiles? And what does the back look like?


By the way: This weekend I received my order from Carcassonne Shoppe. Thank you Ted, I'm so happy! Now I'm proud to be able to announce that my Carcassonne collection is officially complete! Yay!
:red-meeple: :meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black-meeple: :gray-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on February 15, 2015, 01:44:30 PM
Hounk & Safari, indeed it's possible that there is a tiny difference in size (perhaps thickness also). When I'll have time I'll try to measure and will let you know. Right now we are playing and we don't notice the difference and enjoy the game.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 16, 2015, 01:28:02 AM
The slightly smaller size might also come from the fact, that the artwork is printed in exactly the same size, but since there are no tile edges, which would also take up a little space, everything shrinks together a little bit. But like I mentioned before: I don't think, that really matters, it's negligible.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on February 16, 2015, 04:09:24 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16/3d8221f756994106f11a99f47e60558d.jpg)

Happy Rosco!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 16, 2015, 06:19:20 AM
In my pre-completionist days, I was happy with just the Ferries and Mage and Witch out of the minis. Then I decided to get the others too, but the Flier and Crop Circles II are the only other ones that I've played with so far. I'll have to try out one of the others on the next Carcassonne night.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcatronn on February 16, 2015, 11:36:59 PM
By the way: This weekend I received my order from Carcassonne Shoppe. Thank you Ted, I'm so happy! Now I'm proud to be able to announce that my Carcassonne collection is officially complete! Yay!
:red-meeple: :meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black-meeple: :gray-meeple:

I didn't know those were the final ones, that's wonderful! Always happy to complete a collection  ;D

Btw, that gigantic city tile is a thing of beauty! I've been wanting to start collecting the Russian version, now I have a good excuse  8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on February 17, 2015, 06:27:55 AM
Gah! I already have a Russian copy of the game - but not a big box like this one. Now I NEED that one-piece Count tile!

Anyone know how to buy this set?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 17, 2015, 06:32:44 AM
I think we need a Russian forum member to get involved! Any takers?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on February 17, 2015, 06:36:05 AM
I think we need a Russian forum member to get involved! Any takers?

Well, for the right price...   :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on February 17, 2015, 06:55:19 AM
I have many relatives in Russia and particular in Moscow. If the interest is so big I can contact them and ask if they would be so kind to deal with it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on February 17, 2015, 06:53:49 PM
By the way: This weekend I received my order from Carcassonne Shoppe. Thank you Ted, I'm so happy! Now I'm proud to be able to announce that my Carcassonne collection is officially complete! Yay!
:red-meeple: :meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black-meeple: :gray-meeple:

I didn't know those were the final ones, that's wonderful! Always happy to complete a collection  ;D
I'm quite sure that mine is not the only one. The other CarcF members that shared the order with me where only missing this expansion too. :D So you completed 5 collections. Great, isn't it?  ^-^

BTW: Maybe you can get some of these one tile cities? At least you are able to get such great things like the Weel of Fortune starting tile and the River III, so maybe you also might be lucky with the count. ;)
However, on CarcF they decided to ask HiG if they where able to import some of the big tiles and sell them on Cundco.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hepguy on February 18, 2015, 01:58:52 PM
Darmstadt and the festival were waiting for me when I got home.  Slowly filling in the missing pieces.  Must admit though that Russian city is niggling at me now.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on February 18, 2015, 10:14:20 PM
Must admit though that Russian city is niggling at me now.
Oh no! The virus caused an epidemy!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on February 18, 2015, 10:57:53 PM
Must admit though that Russian city is niggling at me now.
Oh no! The virus caused an epidemic!

I also have got that disease, and I ordered a copy of it together with Russian version of Hunters and Gatherers. My wife's cousine from Moscow will spend her vacation here in the end of March :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on February 19, 2015, 08:54:18 AM
Oh geeez, I'm feeling the need to fly to Latvia now... C:-)  ( <-- airline pilot)

Do I need to roll a 1, 2 or 3 for my Flyer??
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on February 19, 2015, 11:24:26 AM
Looks what arrived for me today!
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/doug_lloyd1/ab713e05-9d3e-40b6-910d-1ab0f2e0a5c5_zpsglt5aafp.jpg)

That's a Belagerers (which in terms of the way I view completeness basically counts as a Cathars and a Siege for me too, though I'm sure some of you think that's sacrilege) and a Plague. Fortunately, the latter was shrink-wrapped because just about every token had popped out of the frame, hence you don't see it here.

Very much looking forward to playing with these soon. Thanks, Ted!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on February 19, 2015, 12:24:27 PM
Wow, your Plague fleas are all over the place. Mine were nice and centred. I wonder what happened.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on February 19, 2015, 12:29:40 PM
Looks what arrived for me today!
(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j21/doug_lloyd1/ab713e05-9d3e-40b6-910d-1ab0f2e0a5c5_zpsglt5aafp.jpg)

That's a Belagerers (which in terms of the way I view completeness basically counts as a Cathars and a Siege for me too, though I'm sure some of you think that's sacrilege) and a Plague. Fortunately, the latter was shrink-wrapped because just about every token had popped out of the frame, hence you don't see it here.

Very much looking forward to playing with these soon. Thanks, Ted!
Hey, congrats! I'm quite fine with your definition of "complete". In my personal opinion "complete" means Belagerer + either Cathars or Siege, since C and S are (nearly) identical, but B is different. But, never ever wood I play with 10 Belagerer tiles, as this would be a point masacre without any fun! So being owner of six Belagerer tiles is absolutely complete (also, because HiG stated that this was the official reprint).  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on February 19, 2015, 05:58:19 PM
Wow, your Plague fleas are all over the place. Mine were nice and centred. I wonder what happened.

For a minute I thought you meant that I had presented them in the picture all scattered and I was like "Huh, I thought I organized everything pretty darn well..."

But now I see that you mean that the printing of the fleas is off-center. Not too big a deal, I guess. I'm just glad to have the expansion. But you're right, they're definitely not consistent from one flea to the next.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on February 19, 2015, 06:20:35 PM
That's the term I was looking for: "off-center". Yes, the fleas are off-center. I mean, sure it fits with their personality as bugs, but still, couldn't they hold still for one moment?  :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 21, 2015, 03:27:31 AM
Another box arrives just before lunch:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150221_110438.jpg)

Sorry about the flash!

Here's the collection so far:
(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150211_083124.jpg)

excuse the unpacking rubbish on the right hand side :x
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 21, 2015, 05:23:44 AM
oooohhh!!!
where did you buy cathars and crop circle I?!?

I snagged Cathars from the board game geek market; and an ebay seller offered me crop circles after I bought CSS from them. Slightly pricey in total, but not as bad as I was expecting. £18 for a new Cult Siege & Creativity seemed fairly low to say I couldn't see it for sale anywhere else.

And how much for the crops and cathar?

Cathar was €30, and Crops I was €45.


Today I received my pimp package from spielmaterial.

(http://i.imgur.com/sn2drj4l.jpg)
From left to right: sheds, houses & towers; sheep; crops, cloth & wine; castles; Robber Baron & King pieces to mark relevant features.

Now I've made up all of my tuckboxes too, everything looks so good in my artbin ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/KEi6On9l.jpg)

Only the tunnel to go!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 21, 2015, 05:49:35 AM
Today I received my pimp package from spielmaterial.

(http://i.imgur.com/sn2drj4l.jpg)
From left to right: sheds, houses & towers; sheep; crops, cloth & wine; castles; Robber Baron & King pieces to mark relevant features.
I suppose, the castles are these (http://www.spielematerial.de/de/spielmaterial/themenwelten/mittelalter/burg-kastell.html) unpainted? Can you please make photos, how they look like on an actual "4 point city"?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 21, 2015, 06:07:13 AM
I know that not everyone gets as excited as I do about custom meeples but today the postman brought me something very special: a full set of pewter meeples made by ailurus of these forums  :gray-meeple::

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/pewter_1.jpg)
(8 standard meeples)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/pewter_2.jpg)
(shepherd, normal meeple [for comparison], large meeple, pig and builder)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/pewter_3.jpg)
(barn, mayor, wagon, messenger meeple, robber)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/pewter_4.jpg) (http://www.dan.tehill.net/pewter_5.jpg)
(and this nice little bonus: a keyring engraved with my initial on either side!)

These are incredible! Thanks so much to you ailurus, you are truly a master craftsman!  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 21, 2015, 07:31:49 AM
Today I received my pimp package from spielmaterial.

(http://i.imgur.com/sn2drj4l.jpg)
From left to right: sheds, houses & towers; sheep; crops, cloth & wine; castles; Robber Baron & King pieces to mark relevant features.
I suppose, the castles are these (http://www.spielematerial.de/de/spielmaterial/themenwelten/mittelalter/burg-kastell.html) unpainted? Can you please make photos, how they look like on an actual "4 point city"?

They are indeed; grey though, not unpainted. When I was ordering, I was worried that the castles were going to be too small, however it turns out that they're just the right size to fit within the walls of a two tile city and support a follower:
(http://i.imgur.com/dyOJAdjl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/AiE310Tl.jpg)
Still, would be nice to have a bit more detail in the design in my opinion.

Without wanting to get too off topic, here are some photos of the others in action if they'll help anyone. I bought the pieces to stand out clearer than the tokens that come in the expansions so that they're more visible when putting together a game of megacarc.

(http://i.imgur.com/q9OEQJxl.jpg)
The Sheep look good with the shepherd.

(http://i.imgur.com/aSQ2CjVl.jpg)
The tower's design could be slightly more in-line with the game's architecture and I probably should have bought a different colour for the houses to distinguish from the sheds; but over all I'm very happy with how these look.

(http://i.imgur.com/NvvCwAJl.jpg)
The trade goods look good sitting in the cities, and match up well with the gold bars from The Goldmines.

(http://i.imgur.com/ssk26qkl.jpg)
The two big fellas here. Little bit too big for my tastes, I'd prefer them no bigger than the count. I'm using them to move around the board to mark largest city & roads whilst the king/baron tiles move between the players to show who's currently getting the points at the end.

And finally, here's a size comparison

(http://i.imgur.com/1mgeTNxl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6773b2Rl.jpg)

(Also, that pewter set looks sweet!)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 21, 2015, 07:51:10 AM
Gee, I think, they look great. Thank you very much for posting. Wish HiG would have come up with them instead of their tokens. On the other picture, the color looked different, that's why I was thinking, they are from the unpainted (or transparent painted?) batch. I'm seriously thinking of getting them, not only to "pimp up" my Carc, but with the original tokens it annoys me especially, that they seem to connect farms, what they don't.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on February 21, 2015, 08:16:16 AM
What do you do with the Wolf Jim?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 21, 2015, 09:00:47 AM
I didn't bother with the wolf as they're never really in play on the board - as soon as you draw the wolf, everything just goes back to the Hills & Sheep supply. I did check for wolf figures at the time though, and it doesn't look like they have any.

I considered getting something to replace the plague fleas (Flea figures are unlikely, so I was wondering what to get: rats? skulls? headstones?) but couldn't find anything appropriate online.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on February 21, 2015, 10:52:58 AM
Love the pewter meeples Dan.  They are exciting.  I know as soon as I buy them though, they will put out a couple more new ones!   :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on February 21, 2015, 01:24:43 PM
Dan - how on earth did you persuade him to make them. I was emailing him, trying to get some but he flat out refused. They do look simply amazing. I wonder...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 21, 2015, 01:30:41 PM
Dan - how on earth did you persuade him to make them. I was emailing him, trying to get some but he flat out refused. They do look simply amazing. I wonder...

I made him an offer he couldn't refuse...  :)

In all seriousness, it was quite an offer. I won't list everything, but I think it was the transparent phantoms that swung it for him in the end!  :gray-meeple: :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 21, 2015, 01:33:26 PM
They are certainly awesome, though I'm not sure about accidentally dropping them on the tiles.

Looks to be a great weekend from everyone with a Carcassonne stash!

BTW,  I have a very big bag of invisible phantoms if anyone wants one!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on February 21, 2015, 01:44:17 PM
Today I received my pimp package from spielmaterial.

(http://i.imgur.com/sn2drj4l.jpg)
From left to right: sheds, houses & towers; sheep; crops, cloth & wine; castles; Robber Baron & King pieces to mark relevant features.
I suppose, the castles are these (http://www.spielematerial.de/de/spielmaterial/themenwelten/mittelalter/burg-kastell.html) unpainted? Can you please make photos, how they look like on an actual "4 point city"?

They are indeed; grey though, not unpainted. When I was ordering, I was worried that the castles were going to be too small, however it turns out that they're just the right size to fit within the walls of a two tile city and support a follower:
(http://i.imgur.com/dyOJAdjl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/AiE310Tl.jpg)
Still, would be nice to have a bit more detail in the design in my opinion.

Without wanting to get too off topic, here are some photos of the others in action if they'll help anyone. I bought the pieces to stand out clearer than the tokens that come in the expansions so that they're more visible when putting together a game of megacarc.

(http://i.imgur.com/q9OEQJxl.jpg)
The Sheep look good with the shepherd.

(http://i.imgur.com/aSQ2CjVl.jpg)
The tower's design could be slightly more in-line with the game's architecture and I probably should have bought a different colour for the houses to distinguish from the sheds; but over all I'm very happy with how these look.

(http://i.imgur.com/NvvCwAJl.jpg)
The trade goods look good sitting in the cities, and match up well with the gold bars from The Goldmines.


For the sheep i have the same ones but i have written the numbers of how many they represent on the sides put them in a bag to draw from.  what about the wolves? i hear you say, well a different shape would obviously feel different so my wolves are wolves in sheeps clothing - sheep painted black!  black sheep so to speak.  it works well and looks good and to be honest it is much easier to lift them off the board when you want to claim them back.

For my little houses set i have the same towers and the same sheds but the houses are bigger so they are easier to see.

I like the castles too although i dont have that expansion yet so i wont buy them yet.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on February 21, 2015, 02:08:27 PM
BTW,  I have a very big bag of invisible phantoms if anyone wants one!
What do you meen with "invisible"? Transparent without a color? Could be great for my white set of meeples, I got from CundCo today with some other stuff.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ooh_jim on February 21, 2015, 02:29:55 PM
They are certainly awesome, though I'm not sure about accidentally dropping them on the tiles.

Looks to be a great weekend from everyone with a Carcassonne stash!

BTW,  I have a very big bag of invisible phantoms if anyone wants one!

As in clear & colorless?  I've been looking for a pair to use as pink & purple phantoms (use one for the grey phantom, the official gray phantom for purple, and then I guess stain the second clear one pink somehow)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 22, 2015, 03:59:48 AM
BTW,  I have a very big bag of invisible phantoms if anyone wants one!

I have a few of these going spare as well. Not sure if they're the same as the ones you have Decar, so I've taken a photo of them below:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/invisible_meeples.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 22, 2015, 06:52:31 AM
Yep! The very same!

You beat me the punchline there Dan ;p
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on February 22, 2015, 07:37:10 AM
I thought you meant this guy:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Carcassonne-1-durchsichtiger-Gefolgsmann-Meeple-Kristall-klar-unbespielt-/221697558386?pt=DE_Allesf%C3%BCrsKind_Spielzeug_Gesellschaftsspiele&hash=item339e344772
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on February 24, 2015, 02:24:42 PM
Today I received a fantastic fan-made gift from Aenima. Thank you very much.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1798669_10205644626460130_449373739472510586_n.jpg?oh=821fa52b6666e77693a9dc169a3228e9&oe=55070E84&__gda__=1429568436_1666e07fe9bf6bf947de27d1f3861c2c)

How many good things have come to you.
Sooner or later we will have to make a gift also to our postmen :)
That looks interesting, what is it?

soooo... finally here it is!!!

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=279

:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on February 25, 2015, 03:27:09 AM
First post of many on this thread I hope. ;D

My first order for cundco (Winter Edition on the bottom), on the way for my full collection, three smaller ones already on the way.
Gift bag is always welcome.  :(y)

(http://i.imgur.com/84xn9AN.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on February 25, 2015, 03:03:29 PM
Wow great haul! That looks like fun.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 25, 2015, 11:12:56 PM
soooo... finally here it is!!!

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=279

:D

Excellent, thanks. Looking forward to trying this out...

First post of many on this thread I hope. ;D

My first order for cundco (Winter Edition on the bottom), on the way for my full collection, three smaller ones already on the way.
Gift bag is always welcome.  :(y)

(http://i.imgur.com/84xn9AN.jpg?1)

These should make for some interesting games. But where are you going to fit the bag in your storage box?  O:-)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on February 26, 2015, 01:10:08 AM
I'm guessing the storage box will fit on the bag and not the other way around    ;D O0

Other option is to (re)gift the bag to my wife in order to get her distracted from all the saw dust on the office and money spent on the collection  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on February 27, 2015, 08:21:03 AM
PresentM asked Klaus-Jürgen Wrede to autograph 12 new tiles of Porxada on adhesive paper. I am one of the lucky ones who has received one.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/11024217_10206241610664362_7045297194488963674_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 27, 2015, 08:27:05 AM
Wow! That is something very special quevy! Many congratulations!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on February 27, 2015, 02:39:12 PM
Well the three smaller orders arrived together and really fast.
(http://i.imgur.com/Ti6Bdn2l.jpg)

If any one wants to receive a Meeple Postal, nice from cundco to add a small gift, just advise and I will send it (maybe there are some stamp collectors here).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 02, 2015, 04:39:49 AM
Can't really thank the postman for this - I had to pick it up from the depot:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150302_122037.jpg)

One's mine
One's spoken for
One's looking for a good home [but it's not exactly a bargain after, postage/VAT/duty etc]  PM me if you're interested.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on March 02, 2015, 04:49:33 AM
look at this...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on March 02, 2015, 06:40:18 AM
Oooh, how much? Postage would be to the UK.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 03, 2015, 02:22:22 PM
Should just say that The Russian Count house found a home   :(y)  Plus a few alternatives, if it falls through.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on March 03, 2015, 09:25:00 PM
This just arrived by courier today.  Hope to have a game tonight.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 23, 2015, 11:37:15 AM
First arrival on what is expected to be a busy week.
(http://i.imgur.com/I1jGk71.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 24, 2015, 06:14:56 AM
Second arrival of the week:
(http://i.imgur.com/IvIxPl4.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 26, 2015, 04:57:09 AM
The third time's the charm.
(http://i.imgur.com/kRdFrBz.jpg)

The idea of this is tacking the WOF parts for my collection and donate the rest to my nephew and nieces to try and boost three new Carcassonne player.  O:-)
They were really into it after testing Junior Carcassonne.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 26, 2015, 05:00:06 AM
The idea of this is tacking the WOF parts for my collection and donate the rest to my nephew and nieces to try and boost three new Carcassonne player.  O:-)
They were really into it after testing Junior Carcassonne.

You can donate the River (III) to me if you want to :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 26, 2015, 05:13:05 AM
Sorry jungleboy   ;)
Since I'm a huge fan of the river(s) game starter dynamics and I'm robbing them already of the 4x4 WOF tile I'll keep it in. O:-)

But you just gave me the idea of taking the vineyards tiles on the river III out and put my older similar river I tiles in  >:D >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on March 26, 2015, 07:19:44 AM
Been quite a Carc-heavy week for you in the mail, chooselife!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 26, 2015, 07:35:33 AM
Been quite a Carc-heavy week for you in the mail, chooselife!
Indeed but I had even more surprises on opening the mail box.
Was expecting some of these only for the next week but you got to love the postman.

From ebay:
(http://i.imgur.com/7w966XS.jpg)
From sheepgames.be
(http://i.imgur.com/djk7VGU.jpg)
And from the usual great guys at cundco.de
(http://i.imgur.com/6ldcr8D.jpg)
Some of these castles and little buildings are in excess so if anyone is interested just advise.

Now there is not that many (affordable) stuff missing so I'll give the postman a rest, at least untill the new German Castles expansion is for sale.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: DLloyd09 on March 26, 2015, 10:51:26 AM
Quote from: Chooselife
From sheepgames.be
(http://i.imgur.com/djk7VGU.jpg)
Ooh a phantom! I'm so jealous, I've been trying to get one myself. Congrats, looks like your collection's coming along quite nicely!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on March 26, 2015, 11:12:48 AM
Look what Russian postman brought me today! :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on March 26, 2015, 11:52:26 AM
Ooh a phantom! I'm so jealous, I've been trying to get one myself. Congrats, looks like your collection's coming along quite nicely!

It was fairly cheap on sheepgames.be
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Post by: Hounk on March 26, 2015, 01:16:38 PM
But you just gave me the idea of taking the vineyards tiles on the river III out and put my older similar river I tiles in  >:D >:D
I thought, River I with River III won't mix. Aren't the rear sides of the tiles different?
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 26, 2015, 03:06:45 PM
I thought, River I with River III won't mix. Aren't the rear sides of the tiles different?

This is only important in a make-believe world :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on March 26, 2015, 06:51:10 PM
Oh yeah, Chooselife, this was a very busy week for your postman! Great that you gave him a break, though. And great, that now you have all these lovely expansions.  :(y) :(y)

I'm sure that postmen all over our Carcassonne World will be busy once the new expansion is out. And then the Netherlands might follow again!
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Post by: rosstowle on March 27, 2015, 08:27:17 PM
Just ordered Carcassonne - Burgen in Deutschland and a few other things from cundco.de using the magic Easter Eggs.  Now the waiting begins.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on March 30, 2015, 05:44:58 AM
Look what Russian postman brought me today! :D

Congratulations MrNumbers!  :(y)

I have that Russian Carcassonne set too but have not got round to photographing it yet...
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 30, 2015, 06:21:31 AM
I have that Russian Carcassonne set too but have not got round to photographing it yet...

Man, you just buy everything in sight, don't you? :) But since you hate the Count, and the main purpose of this Russian set seems to be the single Count tile, was that why you bought it or was there another reason?
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Post by: danisthirty on March 30, 2015, 06:30:04 AM
I have that Russian Carcassonne set too but have not got round to photographing it yet...

Man, you just buy everything in sight, don't you? :) But since you hate the Count, and the main purpose of this Russian set seems to be the single Count tile, was that why you bought it or was there another reason?

Well, speaking as a completionist, there are certain things that niggle me and that Count tile was one of them. Plus, I had the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of the box for a reasonable price so it seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up, even though it might not see a lot of use...
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Post by: ooh_jim on March 30, 2015, 10:20:51 AM
Whats the best way to get your hands on the count city tile? Is anyone importing them over to Europe/UK?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on March 30, 2015, 12:15:49 PM
I got mine via someone from these very forums who ordered 3 boxes via the website of the Russian distributors directly...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on April 01, 2015, 02:28:53 AM
I would love a copy of that Russian expansion. I contacted a Russian site, but they asked for around 50 euro, inc shipping. That was a little over my budget... ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 01, 2015, 02:33:58 AM
That's why I ordered 3!

I'm still waiting for confirmation for a home for my last one - but will keep you posted.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 01, 2015, 04:39:46 AM
It's here already!!!!

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/DSC02822_2.jpg)
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Post by: BabyGamer on April 02, 2015, 06:42:37 AM
YAY!!  ;D

Look what was in the post office for me yesterday!!!!  ;D

Wheel of Fortune that I bought from Safari!!! Yay!!!!  :D

Here are a bunch of extra tiles as well, but I have to figure out which one are part of WoF and which are not. :) Quick question, those tiles with the small ring on, like a ready sliced pizza, are they part of WoF? :) Some tiles have them, and some don't.  Also, where can I find the rules, (preferably Finnish, or English)  not the rules in Carc big book, but those "classic sheet rules" that looks like those that comes with the games in the box? :)

My little doggy Arthur was also excited, as you can see from the photo. =^_^=

THANK YOU Safari!!!!  ^-^ :(y)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7049/bsnmy8wm0y2el8u6g.jpg)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6d40/1wqei8eqgrc7bxx6g.jpg)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/842a/d6a29qm3m4o04n76g.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 02, 2015, 06:52:13 AM
Teehee Arthur's awesome!  Maybe we need to start a Carcassonne Pet forum post :)
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Post by: Fritz_Spinne on April 02, 2015, 07:15:07 AM

Here are a bunch of extra tiles as well, but I have to figure out which one are part of WoF and which are not. :) Quick question, those tiles with the small ring on, like a ready sliced pizza, are they part of WoF? :) Some tiles have them, and some don't.  Also, where can I find the rules, (preferably Finnish, or English)  not the rules in Carc big book, but those "classic sheet rules" that looks like those that comes with the games in the box? :)

Looks like the base game and the Wheel of Fortune "expansion" from the last BigBox. The tiles with the wheel watermark are the expansion, without watermark are base game. If you play without the WoF ignore the wheels on the tiles.

For the rules in english look here: http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1662
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Post by: danisthirty on April 02, 2015, 08:49:55 AM
Teehee Arthur's awesome!  Maybe we need to start a Carcassonne Pet forum post :)

"Pets of Carcassonne (Central)" could be a collaboratively made fan-based expansion featuring the various pets of anyone here who wishes them to be included!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 02, 2015, 02:07:25 PM
Ouh yeah, it's coming tommorow  O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 02, 2015, 02:34:38 PM
Ouh yeah, it's coming tommorow  O0
I really hope for mine also! then i can test it directly!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on April 03, 2015, 12:51:17 AM
Teehee Arthur's awesome!  Maybe we need to start a Carcassonne Pet forum post :)

Yeshhh my little-man is awesome.. =^_^= <3

When we play Carcassonne, he likes to sit/lay next to me and follow the game. :) Sniffing the tiles that are closest to him, but never walking on them or disrupting the game.  ^-^  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on April 03, 2015, 12:53:33 AM

Here are a bunch of extra tiles as well, but I have to figure out which one are part of WoF and which are not. :) Quick question, those tiles with the small ring on, like a ready sliced pizza, are they part of WoF? :) Some tiles have them, and some don't.  Also, where can I find the rules, (preferably Finnish, or English)  not the rules in Carc big book, but those "classic sheet rules" that looks like those that comes with the games in the box? :)

Looks like the base game and the Wheel of Fortune "expansion" from the last BigBox. The tiles with the wheel watermark are the expansion, without watermark are base game. If you play without the WoF ignore the wheels on the tiles.

For the rules in english look here: http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1662

OK, so if I want to include WoF to my basegame, I add not only the tiles with a big fat number on them, but also the "pizza slice" tiles with no numbers? :)

Thank you for the rule thingy!!  ^-^ A bit big, but I can print only parts of it, with the WoF stuff on them.  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on April 03, 2015, 03:00:00 AM

Here are a bunch of extra tiles as well, but I have to figure out which one are part of WoF and which are not. :) Quick question, those tiles with the small ring on, like a ready sliced pizza, are they part of WoF? :) Some tiles have them, and some don't.  Also, where can I find the rules, (preferably Finnish, or English)  not the rules in Carc big book, but those "classic sheet rules" that looks like those that comes with the games in the box? :)

Looks like the base game and the Wheel of Fortune "expansion" from the last BigBox. The tiles with the wheel watermark are the expansion, without watermark are base game. If you play without the WoF ignore the wheels on the tiles.

For the rules in english look here: http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1662 (http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1662)

OK, so if I want to include WoF to my basegame, I add not only the tiles with a big fat number on them, but also the "pizza slice" tiles with no numbers? :)

Thank you for the rule thingy!!  ^-^ A bit big, but I can print only parts of it, with the WoF stuff on them.  :) :(y)

I think you should do it the other way: Take the base game with the WoF numbers and the WoF expansion, not another base game, and take any expansion you want, too. Only if you want to play a very big game take another base game.
Your new tiles without WoF watermark replace the regular base game tiles.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 04, 2015, 05:32:50 AM
I don't love the postman since he didn't even show up at my door as stated !

Instead I have to go to a delivery shop to recover it !

Well, that'll just increase the excitation when I'll open the packet :p
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 04, 2015, 08:03:20 AM
And There it is :)

Pretty impressed by the double size of the files for this new easter expansion !

Really excited to try it out now :) And I took a fool egg, I guess the blue bag represents this purchase and I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised, do other people received the same kind of gifts ?

Happy Easter to everybody !

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/851297P1040622.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=851297P1040622.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on April 04, 2015, 10:31:56 AM
I got the same bag on my first CundCo order a few weeks ago. So no, it is not related to your fowl egg. But it is a great bag! :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Frommarn91 on April 05, 2015, 02:48:44 PM
I think I read somewhere on their site that if you order for a certain amount or more (think it was around 25-30€) then you get that tote-bag for free :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on April 07, 2015, 01:56:35 PM
My castles arrived!  :D I picked up some monasteries and a draw bag while I was there and a spare big yellow meeple. Love my little bonus postcard too.

I got a bit excited and already punched the tiles. I just wish I could read german to read all the descriptions of the castles and monasteries.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 07, 2015, 02:02:12 PM
Great Photo Curt! Love the yellow meeple sat there on his own.

I translated the descriptions of the castles over on the castles thread along with the rules. Check it out - it's a great read.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on April 07, 2015, 03:06:18 PM
Thanks! I'm not sure how I missed those descriptions before. Thanks for translating, a really interesting read. Really looking forward to my first game with them, interesting new rule and they must look fantastic in the landscape!

Hopefully I'll have some more to post in this thread a bit later in the week!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on April 07, 2015, 10:27:30 PM
At last Easter postman visited also me and brought German Castles! Awesome graphics! Can't wait to try them!
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Post by: Chooselife on April 08, 2015, 06:47:32 AM
Fresh from ebay:
(http://i.imgur.com/FU6uePb.jpg)
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Post by: SRBO on April 08, 2015, 06:59:00 AM
Fresh from ebay:
(http://i.imgur.com/FU6uePb.jpg)

How much did you pay for it?:O
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 08, 2015, 08:06:02 AM
The Plague is still available from Spielbox (http://www.nostheide.de/webshop3/product_info.php?products_id=154), for what it's worth.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 08, 2015, 08:10:47 AM
The Plague is still available from Spielbox (http://www.nostheide.de/webshop3/product_info.php?products_id=154), for what it's worth.

Yeah, thats why i asked it:P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on April 08, 2015, 08:44:07 AM
Holy S@£§?$&%&!!!!!!!! That's how much I paid  :o
Sincerly though it was out of print, 20EUR with shipping from the UK seemed OK.............  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on April 08, 2015, 10:48:24 AM

I translated the descriptions of the castles over on the castles thread along with the rules. Check it out - it's a great read.

Are the English translated rules a cool sheet like the German one, or just plain text on the forum? :)

I would love to print out a "sheet" like the ones that comes with the tiles. =^_^= But English, of course.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 08, 2015, 10:54:44 AM
It's on my TODO list - I was just waiting for some technical input on terminology; that and another Carcassonne project I'm working on is getting in the way  :(y)  Won't be long now!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 09, 2015, 05:04:12 AM
A HAUL from the cundco shop:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/DSC02831_2.jpg)

Used all the Eggs (rotten as well): Ordered a plushie, The shepards, some stickers and 2 blank tiles.  They packed in a load of extra stickers :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: wamboyil on April 09, 2015, 06:19:26 AM

I translated the descriptions of the castles over on the castles thread along with the rules. Check it out - it's a great read.

Are the English translated rules a cool sheet like the German one, or just plain text on the forum? :)

I would love to print out a "sheet" like the ones that comes with the tiles. =^_^= But English, of course.

Not to step on Decar's toes, but I haven't been able to check in here for a few days, so I'm late to the conversation. However, I have just completed my English translation of the German Castles rules sheet, and I'll post a link to it shortly.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 09, 2015, 06:46:56 AM
Consider my toes retracted.  :(y)

I thought someone with better skills in these areas would do a better job.  I'm just glad a few people got to use what I did though.

This is probably the wrong post for this chat though; so no doubt it will carry on on the Castle's thread!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on April 09, 2015, 02:49:56 PM
My collection is complete once more (until the next expansion comes out!)
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Post by: Safari on April 09, 2015, 03:36:01 PM
My collection is complete once more (until the next expansion comes out!)
Wow, this looks great together. I need that plate too! ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 10, 2015, 03:10:56 AM
My collection is complete once more (until the next expansion comes out!)

Interesting that you'd consider your collection incomplete without the 12-in-1 Count tile. Or did you not have the normal Count tiles before this?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on April 10, 2015, 04:33:10 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/d67c9d5ad4902e673e3dc7be3fec310a.jpg)

Arrived today! Thanks Dan. This has reminded me to post my offer in the correct thread.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 10, 2015, 04:36:21 AM
Arrived today! Thanks Dan. This has reminded me to post my offer in the correct thread.

Wow. It wasn't that big when I sent it!  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on April 10, 2015, 05:43:05 AM
Arrived today! Thanks Dan. This has reminded me to post my offer in the correct thread.

Wow. It wasn't that big when I sent it!  :o

Big yellow meeple. Hey! I'm working out losing weight slowly. *self-pun*
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on April 10, 2015, 07:31:48 AM
Interesting that you'd consider your collection incomplete without the 12-in-1 Count tile. Or did you not have the normal Count tiles before this?

I did have The Count before and I wouldn't consider the big tile an essential part of a complete collection. I have just personally wanted that tile since the moment I saw it!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 10, 2015, 07:35:58 AM
Interesting that you'd consider your collection incomplete without the 12-in-1 Count tile. Or did you not have the normal Count tiles before this?

I did have The Count before and I wouldn't consider the big tile an essential part of a complete collection. I have just personally wanted that tile since the moment I saw it!

I know what you mean. I've had to start blindfolding myself before visiting here as it can get too expensive otherwise...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on April 10, 2015, 07:44:40 AM

I did have The Count before and I wouldn't consider the big tile an essential part of a complete collection. I have just personally wanted that tile since the moment I saw it!

I know what you mean. I've had to start blindfolding myself before visiting here as it can get too expensive otherwise...

Should I start feeling bad now for contributing to the completist syndrome...  :o
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Post by: BabyGamer on April 11, 2015, 05:10:29 AM
....
This is probably the wrong post for this chat though; so no doubt it will carry on on the Castle's thread!

Ummm...  :o Where is that thread?  ;D Can't find it...  :-[
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 11, 2015, 08:19:08 AM
Here you go:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1480.msg21928#msg21928

 :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on April 14, 2015, 12:56:21 PM
So my most recent (slightly delayed) purchase. The postman has brought me the fabled catapult!

I said I'd never purchase this but succumbed fairly quickly. At worst it's 12 new tiles, but I think if I don't take it too seriously then it could possibly end up being, dare I say it, fun. Even if only to watch my friends try and wild the entirely unwieldily catapult!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Meep on April 14, 2015, 01:17:32 PM
^ooo nice I've got to get my catapult out soon. I play with altered rules. When the carnival tile is drawn, roll the die from the Flying mini-expansion and receive that many tower pieces. At end of the game, take turns trying to catapult tower pieces into a five point cup (if you have remaining meeples in your supply, place on top of tower piece and launch them away for a better chance).

At some point I want to create a three-ringed scoring target, with the innermost ring being 10 points and outermost being 1.
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Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2015, 03:12:20 PM
^ooo nice I've got to get my catapult out soon. I play with altered rules. When the carnival tile is drawn, roll the die from the Flying mini-expansion and receive that many tower pieces. At end of the game, take turns trying to catapult tower pieces into a five point cup (if you have remaining meeples in your supply, place on top of tower piece and launch them away for a better chance).

At some point I want to create a three-ringed scoring target, with the innermost ring being 10 points and outermost being 1.

That sounds like a very interesting and creative alternative way of using the Catapult Meep; thanks for the suggestion!

Welcome to the forums too by the way  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 15, 2015, 06:48:02 AM
I got something very exciting today  8)

More details can be found here: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=377.msg22188#msg22188

I wasn't sure whether to post the link here as I very much fell out of love with the postman whilst trying to get hold of these. A £3.67 customs fee, plus £8 handling fee from Royal Mail for doing very little. Not cool.  >:( :(n) :(n)
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Post by: aenima on April 15, 2015, 08:12:39 AM
ahahahah great! :D
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Post by: Curt194 on April 15, 2015, 02:40:27 PM
Ohh those do sound like interesting variety rules meep! May give that a go soon!

Also those meeples look great danisthirsty =P I can imagine taking things a bit more personally if someone ate one of my own meeples with the dragon though!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 15, 2015, 03:31:39 PM
Also those meeples look great danisthirsty =P I can imagine taking things a bit more personally if someone ate one of my own meeples with the dragon though!

Definitely. It would be war!  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Meep on April 15, 2015, 06:31:13 PM

That sounds like a very interesting and creative alternative way of using the Catapult Meep; thanks for the suggestion!

Welcome to the forums too by the way  :) :(y)

Thanks! :red-meeple: Longtime player, short-time member.

Ohh those do sound like interesting variety rules meep! May give that a go soon!

Let me know how it goes if you do! I had a lot of fun with this variant last month. My girlfriend and I were both tied after regular end-game scoring and it was all up to the catapult. I scored on only one of my eight shots and she hadn't scored at this point but she had 6 pieces left. She managed to score on her LAST tower piece and get the tie back. Fun stuff.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on April 22, 2015, 04:43:44 AM
Got my copy of Castles in Germany today. Unfortunately I won't be playing it for a little while, but they look awesome!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: AlbinoAsian on April 25, 2015, 10:43:50 AM
I managed to secure a second-hand Hunters & Gatherers this week, it's now at my house in Australia. Quite happy about that =)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 27, 2015, 05:36:33 AM
Got my copy of Castles in Germany today. Unfortunately I won't be playing it for a little while, but they look awesome!

I managed to secure a second-hand Hunters & Gatherers this week, it's now at my house in Australia. Quite happy about that =)

Congratulations both. I hope you enjoy your new additions when you eventually get round to playing with them!  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on May 14, 2015, 05:12:30 AM
finally... the castle arrived yesterday!
my spinoff collection expands!  ;D
this morning I make 3 games with my girlfriend and wow! the castle is a really great game! for now it's my favourite spinoff!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on May 14, 2015, 05:13:06 AM
my spinoff collection!  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on May 15, 2015, 03:31:29 PM
You're missing The City! Well, and the smaller games—Cardcassonne, Carcassonne Travel Edition, and Carcassonne Dice Game.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 16, 2015, 07:41:36 AM
Yesterday, in a very special box  ::)  ;) I received them, I finally them in all colors.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/t31.0-8/10630713_10206840192548535_6520154818984539100_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 21, 2015, 09:43:40 AM
Today is great day!!!!!!  :green-meeple: :green-meeple: :green-meeple:

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/11357372_10206886506906365_2211180568198680828_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on May 21, 2015, 02:01:05 PM
I got my copy of Castles yesterday.  Thanks kettlefish!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 22, 2015, 04:09:54 AM
File this in: I hate the postman.

I just got home from work to find a note in my mailbox that I need to go to the post office to pick up a package. That's what happens here when the package is too big for the mailbox. But you can't pick up the package on the same day that you get the note - it's only available starting from the next day. But I'm going to the UK for the weekend, and it's a long weekend. So that means I won't get the package until Tuesday.

And what is this package, you ask?

THE TUNNELS!!!

So hopefully on Tuesday, I will have a complete collection.*

(*As I see it. There are still a few things missing.)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on May 26, 2015, 12:41:07 AM
Thanks to kettlefish, the German Castles arrived the other day (as I've posted elsewhere). It's been a long time since I've last played Carcassonne, but it inspired me to so much I went and bought Hills & Sheep today! Edit: And both sets of monasteries...

Very excited to try both expansions...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on May 26, 2015, 02:23:25 AM
Hey kettlefish, your gift arrived today in excellent condition. Quick delivery time! I'll save the tiles for rare games with more than eight players as I don't plan to use Klaus's tile at all. Thanks!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on May 26, 2015, 06:56:20 AM
You're missing The City! Well, and the smaller games—Cardcassonne, Carcassonne Travel Edition, and Carcassonne Dice Game.

yes, the city and the discovery too! I have the dice game but I'm not really interested in cardcassonne or the travel edition...
:)

Hey kettlefish, your gift arrived today in excellent condition. Quick delivery time! I'll save the tiles for rare games with more than eight players as I don't plan to use Klaus's tile at all. Thanks!

I want a gift tooooo  :'(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 26, 2015, 07:56:10 AM
Better late than never!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/26/b6d7973460f04529d755ae546b549178.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 26, 2015, 09:37:23 AM
And with the magazine too!

I hope the wait was worth it and that you enjoy this expansion as much as you've always hoped!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on May 26, 2015, 09:37:28 AM
Wow!  May I ask, was it expensive ? Recently I have seen it going for over £50
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 26, 2015, 09:46:20 AM

Wow!  May I ask, was it expensive ?

You may certainly ask :)

Recently I have seen it going for over £50

It was less than £50.

Oh, alright, fine, you talked me into it. €49.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on May 26, 2015, 09:49:38 AM
Cheaper than some - I have stopped bidding at 35.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: yimhj on May 26, 2015, 11:23:06 AM
I received this morning 5 shirt pieces, thanks to ooh_jim. I had not told my wife and she wondered what could well be these little shirts. She doesn't find the link with Carcassonne, until I take the box to put them in.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 26, 2015, 01:37:48 PM
Cheaper than some - I have stopped bidding at 35.

I took a look on BGG and saw three copies - one for €49, one for €80 and one for €120. So I figured that €49 wasn't too bad and it coincided with my new box so I was happy to get them at the same time.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on May 26, 2015, 02:19:15 PM
I have been looking at the tunnels recently and one is going for around £40 with buy it now or best offer. Needless to say all my offers so far have been rejected...

Nice on getting it with the magazine and everything though! Looks great :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 27, 2015, 05:38:30 AM
This lot have just been dropped off at the post office so I'll be hoping to hear from you via this thread if you've taken part in one of our online leagues this year...  ;)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/packages.jpg)
(the other half of the packages are being posted today from another top-secret location)

Enjoy!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on May 27, 2015, 07:27:27 AM
Great, I'm very curious, what's inside. 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: yimhj on May 27, 2015, 08:12:39 AM
Great, I'm very curious, what's inside. 8)
Some danisthirty meeples ?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 27, 2015, 09:00:38 AM
Great, I'm very curious, what's inside. 8)
Some danisthirty meeples ?

I don't know about that, they're in pretty short supply after all...  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 27, 2015, 09:14:09 AM
Who knows what is the content?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 27, 2015, 09:49:57 AM
I don't know.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on May 27, 2015, 12:05:41 PM
Well one person knows for sure beside Dan, and that's quevy. :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on May 29, 2015, 10:23:51 AM
Nobody posted here yet? Well, I checked the mailbox quite late today, and was very surprised that I already got a letter from UK. Thank you very much. Looks really, really great. I'm looking really forward to have a game with them, these are really special tiles, both having rather rare configurations, and especially the I&C an extra option not possible with any other tile of that configuration, not regarding the expansion typical feature.

Have also to think up a rule for the Tea Baron or whoever that might be. :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 29, 2015, 11:09:35 AM
I'm glad you got them.
Curiosity is now bigger. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: B1nder on May 29, 2015, 02:15:16 PM
Thanks Dan!

     I've got my mail from the UK also today, and can't wait to play with my new tiles  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 29, 2015, 11:30:05 PM
I'm looking really forward to have a game with them, these are really special tiles, both having rather rare configurations, and especially the I&C an extra option not possible with any other tile of that configuration, not regarding the expansion typical feature.

Glad you like them. In case it wasn't obvious, the tiles were designed and made by quevy so I knew they were going to be of top quality before I'd even seen the first prototypes!

Have also to think up a rule for the Tea Baron or whoever that might be. :D

I do have something in mind for the "Tea Baron", but he's open to suggestions too!

I've got my mail from the UK also today, and can't wait to play with my new tiles  :D

Great stuff. Impressed by how quick the post has been!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 30, 2015, 12:57:34 AM
Since Dan said that I created the tiles, I can no longer pretend not to know, I hope they are to your taste. The result could have been better, I create again just with better graphics make it available to those who have participated in a digital version.
I hope that by now nobody publish photographs of this not to ruin the surprise of those who still has not received his package, and do all together at the end.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on May 30, 2015, 04:03:03 AM
I on purpose left my description of the tiles rather vague, to keep the surprise for everybody, who was not made happy by the postman yet. Dan on the other hand did not keep the secret, who made the tiles, so you got my merit for them already and sure will get some more for that great work. Graphic-wise they are gorgeous looking, the finishing of the surface is a little different, but this does not matter at all in my opinion. The edges are highly professional made, that's really hard to achieve as well I think.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 30, 2015, 04:19:22 AM
I haven't received mine yet and I'm going away for a month tomorrow so I won't see them until I get back. So once everyone else has received theirs, please feel free to discuss them and post photos - don't wait for me.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on May 30, 2015, 04:27:07 AM
Hi quevy and danisthirty,

thank you very much for the nice surprising package.

Greetings
kettlefish
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 30, 2015, 04:42:28 AM
I on purpose left my description of the tiles rather vague, to keep the surprise for everybody, who was not made happy by the postman yet. Dan on the other hand did not keep the secret, who made the tiles, so you got my merit for them already and sure will get some more for that great work. Graphic-wise they are gorgeous looking, the finishing of the surface is a little different, but this does not matter at all in my opinion. The edges are highly professional made, that's really hard to achieve as well I think.

What I do not like is the color of the tiles.
I haven't received mine yet and I'm going away for a month tomorrow so I won't see them until I get back. So once everyone else has received theirs, please feel free to discuss them and post photos - don't wait for me.
I am very sorry that you have to wait all this time before you see your package.

Hi quevy and danisthirty,

thank you very much for the nice surprising package.

Greetings
kettlefish

This is the minimum.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: yimhj on May 30, 2015, 05:10:13 AM
I'm a little off topic but I love the postman... and I appreciate Quevy for another reason ! I just received the School Expansion with a special prize : the prototype of the tunnel chips ! I haven't noticed that I won them. It was a great surprise.
My public thanks for Quevy.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on May 30, 2015, 05:55:11 AM
Those look amazing!!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 30, 2015, 11:33:33 AM
I haven't received mine yet and I'm going away for a month tomorrow so I won't see them until I get back. So once everyone else has received theirs, please feel free to discuss them and post photos - don't wait for me.

Hope you have a safe trip and that the month away goes well. Presumably you won't be a stranger to the forums while you're away?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on May 31, 2015, 08:30:04 AM
I got the nice surprise from Italy. Many thanks Quevy and Dan!! It's brilliant. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on May 31, 2015, 09:45:10 AM
I got the nice surprise from Italy. Many thanks Quevy and Dan!! It's brilliant. :)

 ;) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on May 31, 2015, 12:39:26 PM
Unexpected present today, thank you very much Dan and Maurizio!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on May 31, 2015, 12:53:07 PM
I also had a very unexpected present from Dan today - it was a double bonus because Dan was also the postman. But just to be clear: I'm not saying I love Dan.

Sorry Dan.

I'll need to buy some more shirts!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on May 31, 2015, 04:38:39 PM
I also had a very unexpected present from Dan today - it was a double bonus because Dan was also the postman. But just to be clear: I'm not saying I love Dan.

Sorry Dan.

I'll need to buy some more shirts!

Sorry if it seemed a bit random, but the cuff-links are something that I can make, they look quite good (as far as I'm concerned anyway) and the people I've sent them to previously always seemed to appreciate them! Careful with the pink ones though, you'll need a whole lot of manliness to carry those off...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on June 01, 2015, 03:57:24 AM
I think they're brilliant and will now be attending public functions, just so I have an opportunity to wear them (though maybe not all at once)!  It was totally unexpected!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 01, 2015, 01:20:22 PM
I got my league tiles today. Thank you!

Paul
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on June 01, 2015, 01:51:21 PM
Yeeeee!!! So I!!!  ;D thaaanx!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: jma03 on June 01, 2015, 02:59:07 PM
today I received in my house an envelope that looked much ilusion¡¡¡¡
my first tile carcassonne¡¡¡¡
 corresponding to the league .

you believe that I can play a game of Carcassonne with this ????

jajajaajaj

thank you very much DAN AND CENTRAL CARCASSONNE .
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on June 01, 2015, 03:03:30 PM
today I received in my house an envelope that looked much ilusion¡¡¡¡
my first tile carcassonne¡¡¡¡
 corresponding to the league .

you believe that I can play a game of Carcassonne with this ????

jajajaajaj

thank you very much DAN AND CENTRAL CARCASSONNE .

this is much more funnier that i expected..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 01, 2015, 11:23:12 PM
you believe that I can play a game of Carcassonne with this ????

We have created the right to play, but if you want to keep for not ruining okay :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 02, 2015, 12:12:26 AM
We decided to create an alternative of the tiles with a different watermark, to be shared with all users of the forum, I hope this may be acceptable.
This will happen when everyone has received their reward.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 02, 2015, 03:18:22 AM
today I received in my house an envelope that looked much ilusion¡¡¡¡
my first tile carcassonne¡¡¡¡
 corresponding to the league .

you believe that I can play a game of Carcassonne with this ????

jajajaajaj

thank you very much DAN AND CENTRAL CARCASSONNE .

(and quevy)

Ha ha, I'd forgotten that you don't own the game. Now you have a single tile and a single meeple it can be the start of your collection!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on June 02, 2015, 03:54:57 AM
Alohaaa!!! I got a package in the mail today!!!   ;D

But I'm a bit confused, because I'm not in the abbey and mayor league.. So this might be an error?  :-[ Should I send it back to someone? :)

But so cool with custom meeple!! Looks just like Dan's avatar!! :D

Oh and the feet is Arhtur's... He is very curious.  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 02, 2015, 04:06:09 AM
Alohaaa!!! I got a package in the mail today!!!   ;D

But I'm a bit confused, because I'm not in the abbey and mayor league.. So this might be an error?  :-[ Should I send it back to someone? :)

But so cool with custom meeple!! Looks just like Dan's avatar!! :D

Oh and the feet is Arhtur's... He is very curious.  ;D

Hello, glad you received the tile OK! (I've removed the photo as not everyone has theirs yet and I didn't want it to spoil the surprise  ;))

Your tile is from the Inns & Cathedrals league (it says on it) which you did take part in. Nothing has gone out for the Abbey & Mayor league yet as it is still ongoing. So, no need to send anything on to anyone!

Glad you liked the meeple too!  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on June 02, 2015, 04:19:38 AM
At last I received mine package too! The winner's cup for Expansion League #1 is great! :red-meeple: So do tiles and Dan's meeple! The quality of tiles is wonderful!
Thank you very much, Quevy and Dan! :(y)

P.S. I also have confirmation from zone2 in receiving his package.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 02, 2015, 08:20:29 AM
How come no one talks about the small premium?

MrNumber you are the owner of the trophy until the next T & B League.
Since no one will receive it you can add a photo if you want.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on June 02, 2015, 12:30:05 PM
How come no one talks about the small premium?
You mean that cute barrel? ;) It is very nice :))

MrNumbers you are the owner of the trophy until the next T & B League.
Since no one will receive it you can add a photo if you want.
I will fight hard to keep it by myself during the next T&B League >:D
As for photo - I will do it, but I need to be prepared ::)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 02, 2015, 12:35:18 PM
I speak of small st....
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on June 02, 2015, 07:41:22 PM
My treats arrived today.  So they have got around to the other side of the world.  Surely I should be one of the last to receive them.
Thanks Dan and quevy.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on June 02, 2015, 10:57:21 PM
I am still waiting
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on June 02, 2015, 11:12:36 PM
Are you saying a letter can travel around the world quicker than it can travel between two towns within the same Country. Shows how the world is being made smaller these days.
We got work at our lab from Japan because we could turn around the samples and e mail results as quick as the Japanese labs could. And that included the time the samples were in transit. That plus the fact we were so good at the testing.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 02, 2015, 11:25:31 PM
Are you saying a letter can travel around the world quicker than it can travel between two towns within the same Country. Shows how the world is being made smaller these days.

Not quite as Rosco's tiles came from Italy since quevy had something extra he was sending to Ross. I could have delivered them by hand by now if not for this!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 03, 2015, 12:55:53 AM
I do not understand why the shipments from Italy to the uk are so slow. The same thing happened to my expedition to Dan.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on June 03, 2015, 05:01:15 AM

Hello, glad you received the tile OK! (I've removed the photo as not everyone has theirs yet and I didn't want it to spoil the surprise  ;))

Your tile is from the Inns & Cathedrals league (it says on it) which you did take part in. Nothing has gone out for the Abbey & Mayor league yet as it is still ongoing. So, no need to send anything on to anyone!

Glad you liked the meeple too!  :) :(y)

Uuuups sorry!!!  :-[ Didn't mean to spoil the surprise for anyone! Sorry!  ^-^ *hugz*

Oh, so this is for the ins and cathedrals league? :) OK!  ;D But, didn't I get my surprises already?  ??? The cool meeple bags, the tile and sticker? :) So this is like an extra surprise?  ??? COOOL!!!  ;D :(y)

THANK YOU! :)

I will use the Dan meeple as the teacher. :) Like, in the mini expansion school and the mega many roads to the school.  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 03, 2015, 05:50:55 AM

Hello, glad you received the tile OK! (I've removed the photo as not everyone has theirs yet and I didn't want it to spoil the surprise  ;))

Your tile is from the Inns & Cathedrals league (it says on it) which you did take part in. Nothing has gone out for the Abbey & Mayor league yet as it is still ongoing. So, no need to send anything on to anyone!

Glad you liked the meeple too!  :) :(y)

Oh, so this is for the ins and cathedrals league? :) OK!  ;D But, didn't I get my surprises already?  ??? The cool meeple bags, the tile and sticker? :) So this is like an extra surprise?  ??? COOOL!!!  ;D :(y)

Hello again  :)

I can't be 100% certain (just 99.9%) but I'm pretty sure you've taken part in two of our online competitions. The two listed below:


The first set of prizes you received included a set of meeple bags and a tile (and sticker) with "World Cup of Carcassonne Central" written on it. You should have received these towards the end of last year. The package you received more recently was in recognition of your participation in our Inns & Cathedrals league and included a tile (and sticker) with "Inns & Cathedrals League" written on it. Hope this clears everything up, there should be plenty more competitions to enter in future!  :(y)

I will use the Dan meeple as the teacher. :) Like, in the mini expansion school and the mega many roads to the school.  ^-^

I like this idea, although would worry for my students if I was their teacher!  :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: BabyGamer on June 03, 2015, 12:50:23 PM
I can't be 100% certain (just 99.9%) but I'm pretty sure you've taken part in two of our online competitions. The two listed below:



Aaaaah.. yes OK!  ;D NOW I understand!!  :)) Yes, I was in both of them.. :)

Now I see...  ^-^ :(y) All clear now!

But it says "Expansion League #2" on the tile and sticker so I got confused and didn't know what league that was..  ;D Silly me.  :-[
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on June 03, 2015, 01:06:21 PM
It might have confused you, that I&C, the first expansion was League #2, and T&B, the second, was League #1
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on June 03, 2015, 01:51:52 PM
Finally I love the postman. My package arrived today - I love all parts of said package.  Quevy - you are an artist.  Dan I still can't  believe how much Dan is meeple looks like you. 
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: jma03 on June 03, 2015, 02:10:58 PM
quevy thanks , did not know what was his design .
congratulations
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 04, 2015, 02:29:55 AM
From CarcassonneShoppe.com I got this today. Just a "handful"  ;) under 550 tiles.

(http://www.sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/CarcassonneShoppe__GOPR0229__1024.jpg)

Original size: http://www.sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/CarcassonneShoppe__GOPR0229.jpg
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on June 04, 2015, 02:37:08 AM
Hi Paul
nice purchase,
how many tiles in total do you have now?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 04, 2015, 02:39:54 AM
Hi Paul
nice purchase,
how many tiles in total do you have now?

I'm not sure. As I've given away a few tiles and got a few, I need to do a recount. But it should be close to 4300 draw tiles. If I count in River, Starter, Abbeys etc, then it's definately over 4600 tiles.  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on June 04, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
Wow!  What do you plan to do with all of those tiles? 
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: spikey_dino on June 04, 2015, 10:03:23 AM
Wow, that's a lot of tiles!  You must be able to fill a whole room with a game now!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 04, 2015, 10:29:59 AM
Wow!  What do you plan to do with all of those tiles?

Hopefully set a world record. I'm pretty sure I got the highest tile cound as a private owner by now. This is part of the 10 000 tiles game I'm working on.

-

Wow, that's a lot of tiles!  You must be able to fill a whole room with a game now!

We'll see. Next month I'll be having the house for myself so the living room will be a good opportunity to do something with all of this then.  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Leven on June 04, 2015, 03:06:32 PM
I've just returned home after spending one week abroad, and when my wife told me that I received a package from Italy I knew it would be the surprise package of Dan and Quevy. :) It included the trophy for winning the 2nd expansion league (Inns & Cathedrals), two new tiles, a little barrel piece, and a Dan meeple.  :D
Thank you guys for this wonderful surprise!

I will use the Dan meeple as the teacher. :) Like, in the mini expansion school and the mega many roads to the school.  ^-^

My idea is to use it as Smart Bob (Dan) the Meeple (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/645003/carcassonne-smart-bob-meeple-fan-expansion). Hopefully Dan doesn't mind living in small huts on farms. ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 04, 2015, 03:11:35 PM
It included the trophy for winning the 2nd expansion league (Inns & Cathedrals), two new tiles, a little barrel piece, and a Dan meeple.

Glad you liked your surprise package Leven, and well done again on winning the Inns & Cathedrals league.

Please post a picture of you with your trophy so we can add it to the hall of fame!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: spikey_dino on June 04, 2015, 06:30:43 PM
Wow!  What do you plan to do with all of those tiles?

Hopefully set a world record. I'm pretty sure I got the highest tile cound as a private owner by now. This is part of the 10 000 tiles game I'm working on.

-

Wow, that's a lot of tiles!  You must be able to fill a whole room with a game now!

We'll see. Next month I'll be having the house for myself so the living room will be a good opportunity to do something with all of this then.  :)

You should post pictures of your giant game when you set it up
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on June 05, 2015, 01:29:03 AM
My idea is to use it as Smart Bob (Dan) the Meeple (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/645003/carcassonne-smart-bob-meeple-fan-expansion). Hopefully Dan doesn't mind living in small huts on farms. ;)
Read this variant, and it sounds interesting. However, I think they left out one very important point in the rules: if you are allowed to move wood twice in a double turn with extra secret tile or not.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcatronn on June 05, 2015, 11:26:39 AM
Wow!  What do you plan to do with all of those tiles?

Hopefully set a world record. I'm pretty sure I got the highest tile cound as a private owner by now. This is part of the 10 000 tiles game I'm working on.

-

Wow, that's a lot of tiles!  You must be able to fill a whole room with a game now!

We'll see. Next month I'll be having the house for myself so the living room will be a good opportunity to do something with all of this then.  :)

You should post pictures of your giant game when you set it up

I second this!! That is one huge pile of tiles  :red-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 06, 2015, 12:01:20 AM
Finally I love the postman. My package arrived today - I love all parts of said package.  Quevy - you are an artist.  Dan I still can't  believe how much Dan is meeple looks like you.

Thanks Rosco, I had missed this message, I began to be concerned about the package.

quevy thanks , did not know what was his design .
congratulations
:)



These people have received awards in the league,
Hounk, B1nder, Kettlefish, Jeré, Decar, Paul, aenima, jma03, SRBO, BabyGamer, MrNumbers, Zone2, Andrew the Ambo, Rosco,
but me and Dan, who is missing?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: yimhj on June 06, 2015, 01:19:53 AM
I've just received, this morning, De Kloosters from Jéré. And, now, I have the Carcassonne Central.com business card ! Thank you Jéré.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on June 06, 2015, 03:02:57 AM

I've just received, this morning, De Kloosters from Jéré. And, now, I have the Carcassonne Central.com business card ! Thank you Jéré.

This expansion has crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice! (From Holland to Canada and back). Glad you received it. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 06, 2015, 11:41:25 PM
These people have received awards in the league,
Hounk, B1nder, Kettlefish, Jeré, Decar, Paul, aenima, jma03, SRBO, BabyGamer, MrNumbers, Zone2, Andrew the Ambo, Rosco,
but me and Dan, who is missing?

Off the top of my head I can think of Carcking, ny1050220, rfielder and monwil. I had a message from ny yesterday to say thanks for his tiles so I'd hope that the others will have something to report back in the near future as they're in the same part of the world (well, time zone at least). There's Leven too, but I think he has already received his package and posted about it here...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 06, 2015, 11:43:57 PM
Leven, I know, but either forgot to add to the list  ::)
Title: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 07, 2015, 05:44:54 AM
There's also me :)

I will ask my wife if the package has arrived yet.

Edit: Yes it has arrived. And so has my package from the Shoppe! (Coasters and rubber scoreboard.)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 07, 2015, 11:24:46 AM
There's also me :)

Apologies JB, I could have sworn I saw you on quevy's list. Please don't think you'd been forgotten about!  :-[
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 08, 2015, 09:50:38 AM
Monwil and rfielder, have not yet received.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: spikey_dino on June 08, 2015, 07:49:45 PM
I just got in my Russian Promo tiles from Decar!  They look amazing; they're so detailed :D  Thank you so much! 
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on June 09, 2015, 02:50:52 PM
I have been on hoiday for the last two weeks and arrived back today to this little haul of Carcassonne goodies!

(http://s17.postimg.cc/tflgi7yov/IMG_0241.jpg)

That is:

I'm really pleased about the Russian tiles, I was a little uneasy about having some officially printed tiles out there that were not a part of my collection!

I'm also very excited about The Adults of Carcassonne - I've organised a game for a couple of weeks time and I'll update here afterwards :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on June 10, 2015, 12:03:31 PM
Just a small one for me but I grabbed a copy of the scout expansions after picking up Hunters and Gatherers a few weeks back. Lovely tiles, and I'm so pleased that they kept the original artwork for the re-release so I can still use this!

Loving the main game so far and the different mechanics it offers compared to the standard base set.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on June 11, 2015, 03:23:12 AM
MrNumbers you are the owner of the trophy until the next T & B League.
Since no one will receive it you can add a photo if you want.

As promised, here are photos of me with T&B trophy and trophy itself.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 11, 2015, 03:38:00 AM
I came so close. And it’s all gone downhill for me since then...  :'(

My current thinking is to not announce the next competition to anyone else. That way I’ll be the only player and am guaranteed to win (or at least tie)!

Great photos anyway! Merit for posting these.  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 11, 2015, 10:55:11 AM
Thanks MrNumbers.
I hope that the next trophy will be the most beautiful of these, as I have in the new ideas to achieve them.

Today I received some things from laser cutting, the realization is not mine but the designs of which cut the whole thing.

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11425225_10207080109386306_6093246935029615358_n.jpg?oh=c825362869d9dd932797831219337d91&oe=56036CE7)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11351246_10207082877775514_8221382658272924070_n.jpg?oh=9f83e8a122e648c5b05fd9e70dbc82d5&oe=5633A53E)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11390240_10207080109146300_4769465547394638986_n.jpg?oh=caa1b5f2b65e9db041a669bec0f16ed1&oe=562E2A94)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11392792_10207079984383181_2086106588038917685_n.jpg?oh=e2a92e0c83d02a5bde88bc4e9e1d8f00&oe=55E6FE4E)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11390169_10207082907816265_8915647388772385092_n.jpg?oh=53f85b1833c2421d0bc90d584e2930f5&oe=56314F80)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on June 11, 2015, 02:14:39 PM
ooooooh pretty!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on June 14, 2015, 06:40:40 AM
Both sets of monasteries arrived! I didn't realise both had the same watermark... how will I tell them apart now?!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on June 14, 2015, 06:54:52 AM
The rules that come with them, and the CAR, have a tile breakdown so you can differentiate between them.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 14, 2015, 09:46:21 AM
I got my 2-tilesized monastery last Friday. Thank you Dan!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 14, 2015, 11:08:42 AM
I got my 2-tilesized monastery last Friday. Thank you Dan!  :(y)

That's weird. I could have sworn they were castles when I sent them...  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 14, 2015, 11:10:48 AM
As the images of the tiles we were made public expect of the photographs of the awards :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on June 14, 2015, 11:42:59 AM
I got my 2-tilesized monastery last Friday. Thank you Dan!  :(y)

That's weird. I could have sworn they were castles when I sent them...  ;)

So they are called castles. Oh. Castles acts as a variety of monastery. No wonder things gets confusing.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on June 14, 2015, 01:32:00 PM
Here is my latest package.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/14/336d0aa6466a2dd9d2132cbfab191447.jpg)

The multiple meeples are some parts for a fan expansion which I will be sending to a few Carcassonne Central members.

Once I have sent it out I will publish everything on here.

Watch this space
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on June 14, 2015, 01:35:51 PM
Great photography Rosco, I'm curious of the fan
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on June 16, 2015, 03:25:30 PM
Great photography Rosco, I'm curious of the fan

Same here!  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on June 20, 2015, 01:27:33 PM
Arrived this morning:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150620_103610.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on June 21, 2015, 01:42:26 AM
Arrived this morning:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150620_103610.jpg)

Looks awesome!

Except is it me, or are there no shadow on the black and brown meeples?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on June 21, 2015, 02:00:30 AM
There is a slight differential - but it's not a big one.  The original art is much more noticeable, but it's lost in the printer.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on July 02, 2015, 04:44:30 PM
An evening out with a friend we went for a walk down town for little over an hour.

Then sat down in a small café for two beers enjoying the after 8pm still being warm. As they were closing up, we went to another place and had two more beers, played a little Black Jack and threw darts (I lost on both and had to spring for the bill).

So the night went on, had something to eat and we both went separate ways. I was home about fifteen minutes ago, a little over 1 am in the night. :) Not sure what else we drank for I am a little drunk atm. but, to the point for this post...

... at home waiting for me is batch #2 from CarcassonneShoppe! Yaay! Now I can't tell if I had too much to drink or I am just lousy with my phone camera, but this is the picture (see below). I am happy either way.  :(y)

EDIT: I could not upload original image at 815 kb.  :P I thought this was fixed to allow for larger images.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on July 03, 2015, 02:11:57 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm back from Azerbaijan and the postman brought me some nice things from quevy and Decar! I'm really impressed with the quality of the hand-made tiles.

I also got coasters and a rubber scoreboard from the CarcassonneShoppe.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/03/92a256efd8cb32f4d4507cf8f0cdc304.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 03, 2015, 02:21:56 AM
Great to see these arrive in one piece (or two) - they arrived pretty quickly - I got stung by the post office because I stacked the tiles and it wouldn't fit through the standard 'letter' size - I'll know for next time!

http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/Tell-me-about-size-and-weight-formats

I can only apologize for introducing at least another 2-shades of green to the deck!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on July 04, 2015, 07:35:26 AM
I think I might make a thread for what the postman stole.   ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 04, 2015, 07:42:27 AM
Don't tempt me:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1205.msg18189#msg18189

I wonder how much of my other post ends up in a totally different location.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 04, 2015, 10:06:02 PM
I think I might make a thread for what the postman stole.   ;D

What? No photo?  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on July 05, 2015, 03:31:38 AM
Kickstarter Historia Expansion

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s526x395/10384292_10207297891430721_4622746755790643487_n.jpg?oh=2c35e0c8feb0d715353d5068b55c530c&oe=560EB99B)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 06, 2015, 11:25:30 AM
Thank you for GQ11

I can't seem to upload the photo!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 08, 2015, 02:13:00 PM
Today I love the postman, Udo , and Klaus-Jurgen Wrede! 

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/b07d22fd8942ef0a51f32046f2fc9e80.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/15420b97c076458fd31320446270dadb.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 08, 2015, 11:01:45 PM
Very nice!  :(y) If KJW had an account here I'd give him merit for signing that box...

What's the thing between the coasters and the white meeple set? Is it a pewter meeple keyring?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 08, 2015, 11:17:15 PM
Enamel badge!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 08, 2015, 11:46:29 PM
Nice. Where did you get that from? I think MrNumbers has something similar.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on July 08, 2015, 11:53:46 PM
I think MrNumbers has something similar.

Yes, it looks like mine, although I have red one.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 09, 2015, 12:26:20 AM
I think MrNumbers has something similar.

Yes, it looks like mine, although I have red one.

I would really like one too. Maybe a blue one, but any colour would do!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on July 09, 2015, 04:38:01 AM
I have a green one.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 09, 2015, 04:49:12 AM
I have a green one.

How can I get one? I think I would wear it all the time! Especially if it was blue...  :blue-meeple: :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on July 09, 2015, 04:56:18 AM
I have a green one.

How can I get one? I think I would wear it all the time! Especially if it was blue...  :blue-meeple: :(y)
I know it - MrNumbers and Rosco also know how...  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 09, 2015, 05:26:03 AM
I have a green one.

How can I get one? I think I would wear it all the time! Especially if it was blue...  :blue-meeple: :(y)
I know it - MrNumbers and Rosco also know how...  >:D

You mean this? http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1036.msg12291#msg12291

If that's the case, I don't quite know what more I can do to prove it...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on July 09, 2015, 09:15:44 AM
I have a green one.

How can I get one? I think I would wear it all the time! Especially if it was blue...  :blue-meeple: :(y)
I know it - MrNumbers and Rosco also know how...  >:D

You mean this? http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1036.msg12291#msg12291

If that's the case, I don't quite know what more I can do to prove it...
Yes it is such thing - it comes from Udo.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on July 10, 2015, 10:29:56 PM
Finally something to report here that arrived today from the great folks at Basically Wooden :)

Look forward to adding these to the game.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on July 11, 2015, 09:56:06 AM
I am my own postman for this as I will have to take it on a plane tomorrow. But anyway, I was in a game store in Madrid today, saw this, and couldn't resist.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/11/845be004529fc8f9d7dee6e6353ad266.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on July 11, 2015, 08:26:18 PM
Well, this post has been a long time coming. I found myself with some time this evening (and remembered that I needed to do this) after a good day's work outside.

I've loved the postman over the past 8 or 9 months. That's how far back the arrival of some of these goodies goes. I separated the pics into goodies I received from CC events and goodies I received from my own purchases (Speilbox, Cundco, Darmstadt, CarcassonneShoppe, etc.)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/de1fauk943us6ix/I%20Love%20The%20Postman%20062815%20003.JPG/?dl=1)
I have 5 Teachers, but was unaware that there was a Purple. I thought I had them all but now my completionist monkey is making me crazy ;)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3b7duqvvsimgmm/I%20Love%20The%20Postman%20062815%20007.JPG/?dl=1)
Notice the sampling of custom artwork I got from kettlefish! I'm very honored as she is a fantasic and accomplished artist. I believe actually it is a piece of scratch paper that she used to clean her brush on...but one man's scratch is another man's Picasso :)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/gu25wjc5rpm5eo3/I%20Love%20The%20Postman%20062815%20006.JPG/?dl=1)
In the foreground is the copy of the Cathars that danisthirty generously provided as a prize to the Carcassonne World Cup winner. It is still in the Speilbox magazine. Very awesome! And I am so appreciative of his efforts to promote the site and comaraderie in the community.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/hul338ju3f4w4pa/I%20Love%20The%20Postman%20062815%20010.JPG/?dl=1)
This pic shows a close up of the completely awesome Carcassonne World Cup trophy produced and donated by our very own quevy - another artistic gem within our community. I am sooo humbled and honored to have this in my possession. It'll be back up for grabs this season though when the CWC tournament kicks off. I am prepared to pass it on to the new victor...but my intent is to not have pass it very far...perhaps just to the other end of the mantle where it sits now  ::)






Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on July 12, 2015, 11:46:07 AM
Nice haul Carcking! Where did you get the black teacher from? Do you by any chance have a spare? I can't find one and it's the last colour I need. I was able to get a purple one from Cundco recently, so maybe they could help you.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on July 12, 2015, 01:08:26 PM
ufff I'd really like to have a tile with the autograph...  :'(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 12, 2015, 02:50:43 PM
Wow - Carcking - that is an awesome haul of stuff! Merit for those photos...  :red-meeple: :(y)

Nice photos from franks and jungleboy too!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: coyote on July 13, 2015, 08:23:25 AM
ufff I'd really like to have a tile with the autograph...  :'(
Me too. But the problem is.. I'd want to play it. And then that risks damaging the autograph! Conundrums! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on July 13, 2015, 08:47:34 AM
ufff I'd really like to have a tile with the autograph...  :'(

Me too. But the problem is.. I'd want to play it. And then that risks damaging the autograph! Conundrums! :)

I have one that I'm willing to part with if either of you give me something fun in return :) You can see it in the attachment.

 
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on July 13, 2015, 08:52:30 AM
I'd be happy to trade an autograph tile for a Purple Teacher. Any takers?  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on July 13, 2015, 09:28:15 AM
Carcking, I have just PMed you about a purple teacher.

I would happily trade an autographed tile for a black teacher!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 13, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
I wonder what you would give for a personalised bridges castles and bazaar s box? 





It's not going to be traded anyway so it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 13, 2015, 12:23:13 PM
I wonder what you would give for a personalised bridges castles and bazaar s box? 

You'll need to find someone else called Ross first!  :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 13, 2015, 12:26:32 PM
True. That is what makes it special.  That will be in my collection forever I think
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on July 13, 2015, 01:46:45 PM
I have no purple or black teacher...
the only think I can trade is an old box of king and scout from 999 games
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 15, 2015, 09:48:12 AM
(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/20150715_172209.jpg)

I love my postman :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 15, 2015, 09:54:12 AM
Great stuff Decar! Now you just need one of the "School" bags with a red meeple on it and one more purple teacher to complete the set.  :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 15, 2015, 10:15:24 AM
Damn it will this turmoil never end!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on July 15, 2015, 02:26:04 PM
Why another?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on July 15, 2015, 04:34:30 PM
they are purple teacher or phantoms?!?!?
if are teacher I want one of them!!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on July 16, 2015, 11:10:01 AM
Yesterday and today the great days of Carcassonne objects.

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11032697_10207378663729978_8152949651438015267_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 16, 2015, 01:25:46 PM
Nice photo quevy!  :(y)

I like all the special figures. Are these ones you have made?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on July 16, 2015, 01:39:03 PM
I drew with CAD is done by laser cut, I have about 200 tunnel tokens, 40 figures of others.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on July 16, 2015, 03:17:53 PM
Wow, so many tunnel tokens. Great!

Are you planning a new expansion with your big women and men followers?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 19, 2015, 01:41:56 PM
I recently received a Brazilian copy of Carcassonne.  Unfortunately, this is a 2nd edition - the has a different box and is out of print.

A merit to the first person who notices what's wrong with this picture:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150719_213817.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2015, 02:09:52 PM
I recently received a Brazilian copy of Carcassonne.  Unfortunately, this is a 2nd edition - the has a different box and is out of print.

A merit to the first person who notices what's wrong with this picture:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150719_213817.jpg)

The C on the backside of the tiles are not completely filled.  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 19, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
That's a difference, but it's not what's wrong!  Look even closer  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2015, 02:20:58 PM
That's a difference, but it's not what's wrong!  Look even closer  :(y)

The lady in yellow bottom right has replaced the man standing there?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on July 19, 2015, 02:27:54 PM
At the front of the box is no "Spiel-des-Jahres" sign - only at the sides of the box.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 19, 2015, 02:28:39 PM
That's a big hint as to what's wrong!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2015, 02:38:55 PM
It does not say 2001 but 2006 or maybe 2008 on the red prize logo?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on July 19, 2015, 02:39:09 PM
The year it won the SdJ ? I can't see very well but it seems the year is wrong...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 19, 2015, 02:40:38 PM
It does not say 2001 but 2006 or maybe 2008 on the red prize logo?

Well Done this is the mistake (+1 Merit)!  Another HiG title won this year "Thun and Taxi".  Sorry the photo wasn't the best; didnt want to make it too easy :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 19, 2015, 02:41:45 PM
The year it won the SdJ ? I can't see very well but it seems the year is wrong...

You can have a merit too - 15s seems too close to call ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on July 19, 2015, 02:46:43 PM
*gives Jéré high-five and buys him a beer*  O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on July 19, 2015, 03:14:34 PM

*gives Jéré high-five and buys him a beer*  O0

Thanks Paul. I'll be in Copenhagen in a few weeks. That's the closer I can get to drink the beer. ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on July 19, 2015, 03:16:01 PM

The year it won the SdJ ? I can't see very well but it seems the year is wrong...

You can have a merit too - 15s seems too close to call ;)

I was looking for my glasses :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 19, 2015, 05:37:38 PM
Is the city scape silhouette not badly printed too ?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 20, 2015, 05:23:07 AM
Here's what I got today...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/20150720_123134-1.jpg)
(except for the giant red and blue meeples)

Thanks Safari for the Russian tiles! The Fliers box is purely so that I can draw tiles for both of the forum photo games without having to mix all the tiles up between games. I already had duplicates of everything apart from this so now I'm good to go!  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on July 20, 2015, 06:38:28 PM
I'm glad, that the parcel has arrived! Hav fun with your new tiles!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Halfling on July 21, 2015, 11:45:54 AM
Gutted!  My parcel from Cundco arrived today and one of the items is missing........would you believe it is the 3 sets of Halb so wild II!  How ironic.  I've sent a message to the service@ email address so I'm sure they'll sort me out as soon as possible.

My nephew and gaming buddies will just have to wait a week or so!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on July 24, 2015, 01:35:11 PM
Two very special gifts from Spikey_dino arrived today:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150724_211125.jpg)

2 Point Counters (and one with my name on, other other for my opponent)!

I'll be using these for every game now - fantastic!

Thank you so much :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on July 24, 2015, 02:13:21 PM
These are great, Decar! And they look so professionally made!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on July 25, 2015, 03:22:06 AM
Yesterday I received a lovely gift from Chooselife - the scout tiles from king and scout.  I don't have the base game yet but it is in transit so it is much a appreciated.  Thanks Chooselife
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: spikey_dino on July 25, 2015, 09:55:04 AM
These are great, Decar! And they look so professionally made!

They were professionally made :)  I designed them and had them printed from the game crafter.  I made some with my name, my husband's name, and my father-in-law's name (all in our favorite colors).

-Decar, I didn't ask your favorite color because I wanted them to be a surprise :) -

I have two more extra I posted in the giveaway forum!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on July 26, 2015, 03:59:56 AM
These are great, Decar! And they look so professionally made!

They were professionally made :)  I designed them and had them printed from the game crafter.  I made some with my name, my husband's name, and my father-in-law's name (all in our favorite colors).

Haha. Well, no wonder that they look so professionally made!  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on July 30, 2015, 04:54:56 PM
Today was an awesome day! ^-^ :(y)

I got a package from Udo Schmitz (Carcassonne on Tour):

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/dans_treasure.jpg)

There are meeple pin-badges in blue and gray, a meeple-shaped keyring and a copy of the Dutch/ Belgian monasteries signed by Doris Matthäus!

Very, very happy with this little haul! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on August 03, 2015, 01:50:22 AM
Yesterday I received a lovely gift from Chooselife - the scout tiles from king and scout.  I don't have the base game yet but it is in transit so it is much a appreciated.  Thanks Chooselife

Just saw it now. No need to thank it was my pleasure. Sorry I took so long to ship it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on August 05, 2015, 10:49:46 AM
Today I ordered in bulk, half are looking for a good home.
 :orange-meeple:
Very impressed with overall finish on them:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20150804_190356.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on August 05, 2015, 05:35:18 PM
These are lovely, Decar. I'd be happy to offer them a warm and cosy home.  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on August 06, 2015, 06:07:03 AM
Are they a range phantoms or clear orange meeples?  Either way I would love just one to use as an orange phantom
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on August 06, 2015, 09:16:09 AM
I think one of them should have a home in my Carcassonne collection ...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on August 06, 2015, 09:23:06 AM
Decar Hello, I was wondering if you could send one to me, I obviously support the prices spent. Where did you purchase them? You can know?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on August 06, 2015, 10:07:03 AM
Well I've got 16 spare ones. Happy to split them up. Though somone might want a set ;)

They weren't expensive about £1 each. If you're interested PM me your address and I'll see how much postage is.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: lomdr on August 06, 2015, 10:41:09 AM
Could easily use one for my GingerBreadMan reimplementation idea (the noble, which I proposed in the Element of the week thread).  Especially since my phantoms are going to be glitter coated and I probably won't have Orange as a player color after I nab Big Box 5 (of course, all of this going off of the assumption that my family will like Carc)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on August 06, 2015, 08:41:01 PM
Great idea to split them up, Decar! By the way, where did you buy these (or let them produce)?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on August 09, 2015, 08:35:59 AM
What I found when I return from the first part of my holidays:
Carcassonne The Discovery from eBay
3 school with the postcard from cundco (now I have the bags for 6 colours! 1 grey and 1 black are for quevy withe a green theacher)
The promo Russian tiles with the beautiful bag from safari
A new yellow rabit for easter in Carcassonne from the italian publisher of dixit!
 :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on August 09, 2015, 12:14:26 PM
Nice photo!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on August 09, 2015, 05:24:13 PM
Great photo! I'd like to use these bags for my meeples too. If I put all the meeples of one colour in the bag, how much space is there left for future expansions?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on August 10, 2015, 01:48:38 AM
Are the grey and black school bags official releases?

Anyone know where I could get the official Russion promo tiles with bag?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on August 10, 2015, 04:36:37 AM
No, they are the originale schools bags but recoloured in  :black1-meeple: and  :gray-meeple:

Great photo! I'd like to use these bags for my meeples too. If I put all the meeples of one colour in the bag, how much space is there left for future expansions?
Not really much!  ???
I think other 2 or 3 meeples
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on August 13, 2015, 03:43:42 AM
What a day!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/13/78b52f0d2a5e5a6e9caa924c52a4262a.jpg)

Mayflower arrived today and the other 2 arrived last week and I didn't post.  The graphics on Mayflower are absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on August 13, 2015, 03:48:05 AM
Nice!

I'm hoping to play Discovery for the first time this weekend.

I love die Burg artwork; but I wasn't a fan of the scoring tokens.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 13, 2015, 04:23:20 AM
I like the scoring tokens / wall tiles in the Castle. It adds a new element to the game where you have to decide how many points and/or what features you should try to score at what time in order to maximise your chances of getting a wall tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on August 13, 2015, 04:31:40 AM
I haven't played yet so I have no idea what you are taking about but I will learn soon
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on August 18, 2015, 02:56:50 AM
I received an awesome package from Decar last week but didn't have time to upload a photo as I was about to go on holiday. Now though, I'm pleased to present the following new additions to my Carcassonne collection:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Stuff_from_Tom1.jpg)
(tile-back cufflinks and South Seas fridge magnet from Ted's shop, orange phantoms, School expansion with purple teacher (;D) and some extra Carcassonne Central business cards)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Stuff_from_Tom2.jpg)
(a few tile-draw bags from Artscow)

Many thanks to Decar for his dedication and persistence in asking me if I want to add anything to his various orders whenever he places them, especially since I still haven't paid him for most of them! :-[

 :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on August 19, 2015, 04:09:55 AM
(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Stuff_from_Tom2.jpg)
(a few tile-draw bags from Artscow)

Oh wow...those Drawbags for the standalones are really cool.

How...where...I mean....WANTS!  O0

How many tiles do they hold?
Where could I get these/make these?  :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on August 19, 2015, 04:12:40 AM
I can't take credit for any of the designs, but there's a whole load of them available from Artscow. :(y)

The thread with all the links is here: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1707

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on August 21, 2015, 02:40:03 PM
This arrived in the mail today. They are so cute! The v2 demo version. The meeples are also smaller. I put a cloister tile for comparison in the picture.

Thank you kettlefish and the Carcassonne team!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on August 21, 2015, 03:29:46 PM
Nice. I'm jealous! >:D

:blue-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on August 23, 2015, 05:26:21 AM
This arrived in the mail today. They are so cute! The v2 demo version. The meeples are also smaller. I put a cloister tile for comparison in the picture.

Thank you kettlefish and the Carcassonne team!!
What I have to do to have this?  :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2015, 06:05:55 AM
Nice. I'm jealous! >:D

:blue-meeple:

For what it's worth I did not get a box for it. Gonna bug me forever. :-[  :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on August 23, 2015, 06:14:51 AM
Nice. I'm jealous! >:D

:blue-meeple:

For what it's worth I did not get a box for it. Gonna bug me forever. :-[  :yellow-meeple:
Paul,
you got a box for this tiles and meeples. Perhaps you put it into a recycle bin.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2015, 06:44:17 AM
Nice. I'm jealous! >:D

:blue-meeple:

For what it's worth I did not get a box for it. Gonna bug me forever. :-[  :yellow-meeple:
Paul,
you got a box for this tiles and meeples. Perhaps you put it into a recycle bin.

I have to look again when I get home. But what I could find when opened the letter was tiles in a human flesh coloured paper wrap.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2015, 09:10:34 AM
The box was hidden in a secret compartment!  :D

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0006__outside_1024.jpg)
http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0006__outside_large.jpg (http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0006__outside_large.jpg)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0005__inside_1024.jpg)
http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0005__inside_large.jpg (http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/Carcassonne_v2_mini_demo__IMG_0005__inside_large.jpg)

Thank you once again kettlefish and the Carcassonne team!  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on August 24, 2015, 12:43:26 AM
I'd like one!  :( how? Where?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on August 24, 2015, 02:18:49 AM
I'd like one!  :( how? Where?

I think Carcassonne on tour!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on August 24, 2015, 02:21:05 AM
I'd like one!  :( how? Where?

I think Carcassonne on tour!

:(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on August 25, 2015, 10:10:39 AM
I got mine today. Many thanks kettlefish! ;D

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/DemoBox.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on August 27, 2015, 08:13:25 AM
Received two copies of Halblinge (Spielbox) today :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on August 30, 2015, 08:39:53 PM
Man those little Carcassonne Demo editions are fun looking. I like the expandable tuckbox/rules sheet. No scoreboard, I'm guessing?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on September 01, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
Received the German Castles today. Cheers Dan! :gray-meeple:

This afternoon I also bought the Dutch version of Gold Rush (no postman involved :))), it actually comes with the mini-expansion the sheriff!

The publisher of the Dutch versions of Carcassonne (999 Games) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, as of last weekend everyone who buys one of their games receives a gift box with a couple of nice small games and demo games — including the Carc v2.0 demo! Very nice surprise.

Finally, just because I was taking some pictures anyway, I thought of combining some tiles from the original Carcassonne (Hills & Sheep to be exact) and those from Gold Rush. There's a slight difference in the colour of the fields (nothing we haven't seen before) but it actually seems to work! Of course, it doesn't make a lot of sense to combine a medieval setting with trains and western villages... It would also be very easy to block cities/roads/mountains/railroads/a lot of other things. But it is possible :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on September 01, 2015, 11:18:45 AM
First one to say:  it matches better than carcassonne / carcassonne 2.0

Great post :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on September 01, 2015, 12:12:52 PM
it actually comes with the mini-expansion the sheriff!

The publisher of the Dutch versions of Carcassonne (999 Games) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, as of last weekend everyone who buys one of their games receives a gift box with a couple of nice small games and demo games — including the Carc v2.0 demo! Very nice surprise.

Haha, that's funny, I'm also Dutch and received Gold Rush today as well (but English version). We just played our first game. The mining is quite interesting.

Would it be at all possible for you to type out the Dutch Sheriff rules or a photo of that section from the rules? It would be greatly appreciated.

And finally, what goodies are in the surprise box? I heard there's also a catan expansion?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on September 01, 2015, 12:42:18 PM
Would it be at all possible for you to type out the Dutch Sheriff rules or a photo of that section from the rules? It would be greatly appreciated.

Sure, I've attached them :gray-meeple:.

And finally, what goodies are in the surprise box? I heard there's also a catan expansion?

Quite a few things! See below.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on September 01, 2015, 01:29:12 PM
I want the Qwirkle and Catan expansions! Too bad it doesn't make any sense for me to buy anything from 999 Games.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on September 01, 2015, 01:46:47 PM
The ghost blitz extra cards and the carcassonne demo would be nice.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on September 01, 2015, 07:23:17 PM
Came home to find the Vanguard Metal Meeples that I backed from the recent Indiegogo crowdfunder.

Very happy with the purchase. I chose an entry level pledge for the mixed set ($15 USD), with the Stretch goal award of the Key Chain. The quality looks to be very good with a decent amount of weight to them. The colours and sheen are nice and they seem somewhat appropriate for knights! I was very tempted to get the set of 8 ($20 ea) but thought I couldn't get away with just one set as my wife is my main gaming partner.

There was another stretch goal that wasn't meet for little flag poles. Each meeple has a hole in each arm for an accessory. I knew in advance that I had some miniature spears from my table top minis that I use for De Bellis Antiques.

Now I just need to come up with a use for these in the game. I would like each player to get one metal meeple with the Spear (or can fairly easily modded to a flag bearer). I'll give that some thought but if anyone would care to help with ideas, I would be very grateful  :yellow-meeple:

I will start another forum thread to discuss the possibilities, so this post doesn't go on too long.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on September 02, 2015, 01:42:38 PM
Nice meeples Franks! I like the finish of the second one on the left in the bottom picture.

As requested by Kettle, the Dutch rules for the Carc v2.0 demo.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 03, 2015, 06:29:02 AM
Something else to add to my list of most-prized Carcassonne pieces; I am now the proud owner of this little fella!

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Sheriff.jpg)

He is a sheriff from the expansion for Gold Rush, but this one is made of pewter by the one and only Ailurus! :(y)

I like him so much that I’m keeping him on my desk at work, and I’ve even given him his own wagon as this seemed kind of appropriate with the Wild West connection and everything.

Thanks very much Pieter, he’s awesome! 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on September 05, 2015, 07:02:01 AM
Would it be at all possible for you to type out the Dutch Sheriff rules or a photo of that section from the rules? It would be greatly appreciated.

Sure, I've attached them :gray-meeple:.

Thank you so much for posting these.  :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on September 11, 2015, 01:31:03 AM
After months of waiting, I finally received The River (III) and my purple and pink meeples from Big Box 5! My in-laws after much who-hawing got it right and punched the tiles out correctly (I was quite surprised). I'm disappointed these lovely tiles won't be made publicly available in the future since the art is being corrected across the expansions.

Anyway, yay! New tiles!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 15, 2015, 03:56:42 AM
Just as a “heads up” to everyone who took part in the Abbey & Mayor expansion league, keep a close eye on your letter box over the next week! Sorry it’s taken so long to get these out, and huge thanks to quevy for helping with the postage (and for doing the majority of the work with the actual surprising as well of course). :)

Feel free to post here when you receive yours, but please don’t spoil the surprise for anyone still waiting for theirs by posting any photos until they’ve all reached their intended recipients... C:-)

:blue-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on September 15, 2015, 08:53:11 AM
Between yesterday and today I received an order of material spielmaterial.de and a package from Aenima containing the bags custom school colors missing, has done an outstanding job, thank you very much :)


(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/12027088_10207859012578399_283255085269285061_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on September 15, 2015, 10:11:30 AM
 :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on September 15, 2015, 12:04:03 PM
Between yesterday and today I received an order of material spielmaterial.de and a package from Aenima containing the bags custom school colors missing, has done an outstanding job, thank you very much :)

[Pic]

Oh nice replacements for the wine barrels, wheat and cloth tokens! :gray-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on September 21, 2015, 06:06:08 AM
Just as a “heads up” to everyone who took part in the Abbey & Mayor expansion league, keep a close eye on your letter box over the next week! Sorry it’s taken so long to get these out, and huge thanks to quevy for helping with the postage (and for doing the majority of the work with the actual surprising as well of course). :)

Feel free to post here when you receive yours, but please don’t spoil the surprise for anyone still waiting for theirs by posting any photos until they’ve all reached their intended recipients... C:-)

:blue-meeple:

I've just received it every single part of it  is awesome :)) C:-)
Much appreciated to all involved.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Jéré on September 21, 2015, 06:44:46 AM

Just as a “heads up” to everyone who took part in the Abbey & Mayor expansion league, keep a close eye on your letter box over the next week! Sorry it’s taken so long to get these out, and huge thanks to quevy for helping with the postage (and for doing the majority of the work with the actual surprising as well of course). :)

Feel free to post here when you receive yours, but please don’t spoil the surprise for anyone still waiting for theirs by posting any photos until they’ve all reached their intended recipients... C:-)

:blue-meeple:

I've just received it every single part of it  is awesome :)) C:-)
Much appreciated to all involved.

Yes, I also received a nice little package from Italy. Very impressed!! Thanks so much! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on September 21, 2015, 10:36:20 AM
Very happy that the content is enjoyed.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on September 22, 2015, 12:30:38 AM
I also have received the package from Quevy. The content is amazing! Besides, I received the lottery (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1927.msg26806#msg26806) prize - wood pieces for fan-expansion The fence and stolen goods (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1825.0).
Thank you very much, Quevy! :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on September 22, 2015, 09:25:51 AM
I also have received the package from Quevy. The content is amazing! Besides, I received the lottery (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1927.msg26806#msg26806) prize - wood pieces for fan-expansion The fence and stolen goods (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1825.0).
Thank you very much, Quevy! :(y)

Now you can try expanding the fan and give me an opinion :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Leven on September 22, 2015, 12:50:41 PM
quevy and Dan,

I've just received my package. It is awesome as usual, full of surprises (including my prize for winning one of the Carcassonne-mastermind contests).  :(y)

Thank you!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 22, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
quevy and Dan,

I've just received my package. It is awesome as usual, full of surprises (including my prize for winning one of the Carcassonne-mastermind contests).  :(y)

Thank you!

You're welcome. Congratulations on your prizes! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on September 22, 2015, 02:07:23 PM
Thankyou Quevy and Dan!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on September 22, 2015, 02:10:46 PM
Hi guys!

Today I want to tell you that sometimes I hate my postman. Actually I don't hate my countries postman, but the British postman. In the photo you see why. I received a completely damaged envelope, which was perfectly sealed in a British Post plastic bag. Of course the envelope was empty, because the tiles, I would have been sent to, have fallen out of the envelope when it got damaged. At least British Post said sorry on the bag.

 :(n)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on September 22, 2015, 02:58:55 PM
I also got my A&M League present today. Thanks a lot and merit! Was a real nice surprise. Great idea, and the bag is also cute.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 22, 2015, 11:32:37 PM
I also got my A&M League present today. Thanks a lot and merit! Was a real nice surprise. Great idea, and the bag is also cute.

Bag? What bag? :-X

 ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on September 23, 2015, 02:01:53 AM
I've got also my present for the A&M league - thank you so much.
And I've got some surprisings for Udo and KJW. I will forward these to them in around 10 days.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 23, 2015, 02:16:11 AM
I've got also my present for the A&M league - thank you so much.
And I've got some surprisings for Udo and KJW. I will forward these to them in around 10 days.

 :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on September 24, 2015, 11:23:54 AM
In the last couple of days I have received the parcel from quevy - very cool. 

And something which will be my prized carcassonne possession for years to come - pewter meeple set!  Including custom meeples which complete my set.  They are outstanding.  Soo beautiful and nicely heavy. 

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/24/837adcfbd04d0d4fc4a2b17c51ff5351.jpg)

And thanks pieter for the key ring.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/24/def1f6d11c2a7041c1f1c3ccb5fc2bba.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on September 24, 2015, 11:55:36 AM
My A&M "prizes" have arrived.  They just keep getting better each competition.
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 24, 2015, 12:17:41 PM
My A&M "prizes" have arrived.  They just keep getting better each competition.
Thanks guys.

You're welcome! :)

Is anybody else still waiting for their A & M league prizes? I know that packages I sent from the UK to Canada and now New Zealand have arrived so I'm guessing most should have arrived by now...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Carcking on September 25, 2015, 10:50:06 AM
Mine arrived yesterday!! Thank you very much Dan! And great job with the tile quevy?? It looks almost like production quality. Awesome!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on September 29, 2015, 12:34:34 AM
Mine arrived  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on September 29, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
How many people have yet to receive the prize of the A&M league?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: jma03 on September 29, 2015, 04:16:56 PM
I still have not received it
 :-\
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on September 30, 2015, 02:12:56 AM
I still have not received it
 :-\

Sorry jma03, but we felt that you didn’t deserve one as you only managed to come third... :(



EDIT: Obviously I’m only joking. >:D Hopefully you will receive yours soon but I will PM you with the address it was sent to just to make sure. Didn’t yours take quite a while to arrive last time or am I thinking of something else?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on October 01, 2015, 04:25:24 AM
I love the postman... an understatement.  :-* This is what I got delivered today!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/UberOrder_2015-10-01__IMG_0002__1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on October 01, 2015, 04:47:33 AM
If you keep going like this, you will need to get a bigger bathtub! Merit for you for your craziness.  :green-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on October 01, 2015, 04:56:26 AM
Paul - how many tiles?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 01, 2015, 04:58:35 AM
Paul - how many tiles?

I'm guessing... infinity billion and a half.

That is a lot. :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on October 01, 2015, 05:00:44 AM
I counted about 4800 tiles: 12*25*16.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on October 01, 2015, 05:19:54 AM
Paul...I find your number of tiles disturbing...  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on October 01, 2015, 05:48:24 AM
Paul...I find your number of tiles disturbing...  >:D

Made my day.  :)

Didn't realise how heavy tiles can be. They came in a pallet, in a huge truck. Felt overkill.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on October 01, 2015, 06:08:19 AM
Paul - you need to update your Profile - it is not actual anymore:
Quote
World Record Goal: 10 000 tiles. Current: 4300+ draw tiles.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 01, 2015, 06:11:18 AM
I’m sure he’ll get round to that in good time. He needs to count them and bath with them all first...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on October 01, 2015, 06:13:05 AM
I’m sure he’ll get round to that in good time. He needs to count them and bath with them all first...
a tile bath - great - but please Paul - take a photo from this tile bath...  ^-^
----------------------------------
And please tell us how much time do you need to unwrap all these new tiles.
Perhaps you can take some photos during this work.
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these new tiles - are they all from the base game?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on October 01, 2015, 06:22:05 AM
I’m sure he’ll get round to that in good time. He needs to count them and bath with them all first...
a tile bath - great - but please Paul - take a photo from this tile bath...  ^-^
----------------------------------
And please tell us how much time do you need to unwrap all these new tiles.
Perhaps you can take some photos during this work.
----------------------------------
these new tiles - are they all from the base game?

I'm not ready to update the amount of tiles yet, might do a contest first, with the question how many tiles I ordered. (Guess now you know why no new expansion coming out as the factory was busy with my order.)  :@

I'm confused. Some want me to take a tile bath, some don't. I guess I'll make one and see if it's viable for display!  :o

They have gone sheet and all into storage boxes for now. If I get the time and space some day, I'll start making a popping tiles video.  :yellow-meeple: My main work is, well work, and then I need to focus on my LEGO sales.

Paul
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on October 02, 2015, 02:11:21 AM
I have just recieved my zombie meeples!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/02/f9eabca23b31a96c7cc2665d0a043e4d.jpg)

I particularly like this one

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/02/4324753569d55c0d3a5c8325f72c1248.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 02, 2015, 02:46:47 AM
Ha ha :(y)

Can't think why... ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on October 05, 2015, 04:26:51 AM
Zombie Dan in the next kickstarter?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on October 05, 2015, 09:07:20 AM
Zombie Dan in the next kickstarter?

That would be amazing, although I'd always dither over whether to play as me or zombie me and games of Carcassonne would take forever.
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Post by: franks on October 05, 2015, 05:38:21 PM
THANK YOU QUEVY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an all star  :(y) :(y) :(y)

Today I received these lovely clear meeples from one of query's generous contests!

I love that these match my avatar and look forward to using them in a game  :white-meeple:

They are well made and the clarity is very good as well. 

Cheers!
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Post by: Decar on October 20, 2015, 05:23:46 AM
Given Paul's hoarding issues I was lucky to get hold of these in time for the UK Meetup Event on the 31st Oct:
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Post by: quevy on October 20, 2015, 09:02:28 AM
 8)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12096411_10208066816693372_5527528156404816720_n.jpg?oh=53fe111d2c0c9d2939bb1b560ffb23e3&oe=56C89D02)
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Post by: Decar on October 20, 2015, 09:05:02 AM
I'm going to be so gutted this evening when I get home and find out the Postman DID have a package for me and I DIDNT wait for him :(
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Post by: danisthirty on October 20, 2015, 09:10:03 AM
Wow! Congrats on that impressive haul quevy!

PS - We may have the same TV ;)
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Post by: SRBO on October 20, 2015, 09:14:46 AM

Where did you get that stone board?
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Post by: quevy on October 20, 2015, 09:21:17 AM
the scoreboard?
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Post by: SRBO on October 20, 2015, 11:42:27 AM
the scoreboard?
yes
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Post by: Decar on October 20, 2015, 12:00:39 PM
I'm going to be so gutted this evening when I get home and find out the Postman DID have a package for me and I DIDNT wait for him :(

For those who cared:  turns out the postman didn't leave me anything today, so I'm just gutted nothing came at all :(
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Post by: quevy on October 20, 2015, 12:15:25 PM
the scoreboard?
yes

I bought him a auction ebay.de
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Post by: meepleater on October 23, 2015, 01:36:06 AM
Just received the Carcassonne Winter edition  :) - it looks great and I can't wait to play it!

I'm a little bit disappointed though that the version I got didn't include the gingerbread man (despite the website saying it was included), so I will probably order it from cundco along with the new crop circles once it comes out.
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Post by: Decar on October 23, 2015, 01:51:43 AM
Just received the Carcassonne Winter edition  :) - it looks great and I can't wait to play it!

I'm a little bit disappointed though that the version I got didn't include the gingerbread man (despite the website saying it was included), so I will probably order it from cundco along with the new crop circles once it comes out.

don't be disappointed - any excuse to order more from cundco is a good one :)
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Post by: meepleater on October 23, 2015, 02:03:17 AM
don't be disappointed - any excuse to order more from cundco is a good one :)

I'm worried I will end up spending too much money!
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Post by: Decar on October 23, 2015, 05:37:11 AM
That never stopped me....i probably should have though  :@
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Post by: Decar on October 25, 2015, 03:56:55 AM
2001 Edition of Carcassonne:
(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20151025_102411-600x1067.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on October 26, 2015, 06:34:31 AM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/meeples1.jpg)
(lime green, sky blue and lavender)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/meeples2.jpg)
(tan, turquoise and salmon)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/meeples3.jpg)
(gold, silver and bronze)

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/meeples4.jpg)
(some of the "Totoro (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1986)" meeples)

I've got 10 of each and will only keep 8 so make sure you're at the UK Carcassonne Central meetup this Saturday if you'd like some of my spares! :)
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Post by: coyote on October 26, 2015, 06:50:58 AM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

I like those colors! Where'd they come from?
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Post by: danisthirty on October 26, 2015, 06:54:39 AM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

I like those colors! Where'd they come from?

From my second-favourite website: meeplesource (http://www.meeplesource.com/products.php?cat=13)! :)
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Post by: Jéré on October 26, 2015, 07:44:05 AM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

I like those colors! Where'd they come from?

From my second-favourite website: meeplesource (http://www.meeplesource.com/products.php?cat=13)! :)

They look great! It's a pity that they don't sell complete sets with builder, mayor, pig, barn, etc. (unless I missed something).
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Post by: danisthirty on October 26, 2015, 08:03:39 AM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

I like those colors! Where'd they come from?

From my second-favourite website: meeplesource (http://www.meeplesource.com/products.php?cat=13)! :)

They look great! It's a pity that they don't sell complete sets with builder, mayor, pig, barn, etc. (unless I missed something).

Not yet they don't, and the sets they did sell never included the Robber or the other scoretrack meeple from The Messengers. With any luck cundco will get in on the action before long...
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Post by: Rich_The_Fish on October 26, 2015, 02:04:29 PM
Hi Dan. Wow, they look great -I'd like to buy one or two from the first photo if possible. I'm thinking of trying to make a keychain, but only have the meeples that came with BB4 so no spares (or funky colours). In fact it was only last night that I was trawling through Etsy looking at things. See you on Sat then!

I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today...

I've got 10 of each and will only keep 8 so make sure you're at the UK Carcassonne Central meetup this Saturday if you'd like some of my spares! :)
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Post by: Rosco on October 26, 2015, 02:08:51 PM
i will be there in spirit!  but not in body unfortunately!
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Post by: Decar on October 26, 2015, 02:32:26 PM
You can send us spirits if you like :)
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Post by: Decar on October 27, 2015, 07:24:50 AM
Oh dear! Where am I going to hide this!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20151027_141347-1024x576.jpg)

I only wanted some of the promos, some have found homes already.  I'll be putting a post up later with what's available so keep an eye out.

I'm hoping it'll disappear before my wife sees it  :-[
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Post by: Rich_The_Fish on October 27, 2015, 07:54:28 AM
I was chatting with Halfling in the chatroom about the expansions for the final round of the Welcome tournament and that I was tempted to buy the phantom expansion, when he kindly offered to sell me one he had spare. Well, look what arrived in the post yesterday. Many thanks Halfling.
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Post by: CKorfmann on October 28, 2015, 12:05:54 PM
I got some meeples in some exciting new colours today:

I like those colors! Where'd they come from?

From my second-favourite website: meeplesource (http://www.meeplesource.com/products.php?cat=13)! :)

They look great! It's a pity that they don't sell complete sets with builder, mayor, pig, barn, etc. (unless I missed something).

Not yet they don't, and the sets they did sell never included the Robber or the other scoretrack meeple from The Messengers. With any luck cundco will get in on the action before long...

When I got their email last week I corresponded with her a bit, asking about the other meeple shapes and ended up actually sending her a copy of the CAR.  We'll have to wait and see if that yields any Carc meeple fruit.  :blue-meeple:
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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on October 28, 2015, 11:27:32 PM
I have received some nice gifts recently.

We have hosted for a few days Udo's daughter and her boyfriend. We had an enjoyable time, teaching them about kiwi culture and even watched the All Blacks beat the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.
They gave us some nice gifts, some of them signed by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede and Doris Matthaus.
They included a copy of Uber Stock und Stein. We had a few games of it and enjoyed it, especially the new mechanic of the jogger.

They are now tripping around our country in a camper van.
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Post by: danisthirty on October 28, 2015, 11:38:09 PM
Merit to you for your hospitality Andrew! Those are some excellent gifts, but I especially like the framed Spiel 2015 tile and the Bogatyr tile/ coaster/ something else. Congrats!
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Post by: whaleyland on October 28, 2015, 11:49:03 PM
Definitely cool! I wonder when she plans to make her way down south. We need to plan, man! We still don't have a bed in our spare bedroom (though we plan to get one soon anyway).
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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on October 29, 2015, 01:17:11 AM
Yes. I liked the framed Spiel 2015 tile as well. It looks very smart.
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Post by: Paul on October 29, 2015, 08:33:42 AM
Having bought almost the entire collection of Descent (2nd Ed) and Dungeons'n'Dragons board games, I realised afterwards I need to invest in some serious storage box for these games. Pressed for time, this is the result, and seems to work decent enough for now. Will be a dual post, one for each game.

First one is for Descent:

This is a tackle box meant to store lures for fishing. As seen in many posts on other sites, this turned out to be quite a good (and cheap) solution. 50 Euro, including shipping for this one. Although the model is a bit different than the recommended Plano, it works. I even have a fourth storage box completely free, in case further expansion arrives or I decide to go after the Lieutenant and Hero packs expansions. Although it's a nice solution, everything under one handle, it's a heavy thing to carry arround! I'd even go as far as to say over 10 kg.

Sorry about the low quality images as high quality camera is unavailable this week.

The tackle box closed
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_Descent__DSC_0076__800.JPG)

One of the four boxes. Each box contains either the base game, 1 large expansion or 2 smaller expansions
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_Descent__DSC_0077__800.JPG)

The topside storage opens up revealing a huge area perfect for the larger board tiles, all the rules and even comes with a side box for storing even more board tiles.
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_Descent__DSC_0078__800.jpg)
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Post by: Paul on October 29, 2015, 08:40:25 AM
The second box is even somewhat heavier and is a tool storage box with removable top section inside.

This is for my Dungeons'n'Dragons collection. I bought the four big game boxes. Although at first I kept each game separately using 2 boxes that fits inside the box, I decided to mix it up a bit to save space. This shrunk the boxes needed from 8 down to only 5, leaving ample room for all the miniatures.

2 boxes contains miniatures in separated sections inside the box along with box sections of their own for other markers and cards. The other 3 boxes are for board tiles and larger token tiles. The cards fits into deckboxes.

The storage box itself measuring 66 cm wide.
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_DnD__DSC_0079__800.jpg)

The top part that is removable contains deckboxes with cards and the larger miniatures.
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_DnD__DSC_0080__800.jpg)

Removing the top part reveals a huge area with 5 smaller boxes and all the rules and adventure scenarios as well as some of the even larger miniatures.
(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_DnD__DSC_0081__800.jpg)
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Post by: Decar on October 29, 2015, 08:44:18 AM
Blimey, that second one looks like it would survive a house fire!

Where did you get the first one, this looks like the sort of thing I need for another game - what the the tray heights?
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Post by: Paul on October 29, 2015, 08:58:59 AM
Blimey, that second one looks like it would survive a house fire!

Where did you get the first one, this looks like the sort of thing I need for another game - what the the tray heights?

I bought it from decathlon.se (Swedish site) but they do have stores in many other countries. http://www.decathlon.com (http://www.decathlon.com)

Each of the 4 boxes that comes with it has two fixed rows and one larger row. Comes with many walls to customize it somewhat decent.

Inner measurement is 35,6 x 22 cm. The two fixed rows are perfect for Carcassonne tiles as seen on the image below.

Inner height is 4,5 cm.

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/20151029_Storage_Carcassonne__DSC_0082__1024.jpg)
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Post by: Decar on October 30, 2015, 03:48:35 PM
Thank you HiG!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20151030_224224-800x450.jpg)
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Post by: CKorfmann on October 30, 2015, 08:16:13 PM
^What are those four bundles of tiles in the middle?  Can't quite make them out.
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Post by: Decar on October 30, 2015, 11:13:25 PM
They're tile cakes. I've not tried one yet but they look flapjack like.
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Post by: danisthirty on October 30, 2015, 11:48:43 PM
Very cool! :) :(y)
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Post by: Lobo on November 06, 2015, 09:27:59 AM
Today was a very good day :)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/910/h3gd5Y.jpg)
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Post by: Halfling on November 06, 2015, 10:16:17 AM
Still awaiting my delivery, seems to be a delay at cundco.  :(
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Post by: whaleyland on November 06, 2015, 12:14:20 PM
How'd you get the Winter Edition Crop Circles?
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on November 06, 2015, 12:17:26 PM
How'd you get the Winter Edition Crop Circles?

Can we call them Grass Circles?  >:D

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Post by: Lobo on November 07, 2015, 07:21:24 AM
How'd you get the Winter Edition Crop Circles?

Some guys on BGG are selling some mini expansions from the calendar on the marketplace. I waited until the one from Carcassonne appeared :)
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Post by: whaleyland on November 07, 2015, 12:36:57 PM
How'd you get the Winter Edition Crop Circles?

Some guys on BGG are selling some mini expansions from the calendar on the marketplace. I waited until the one from Carcassonne appeared :)
Gotcha. I was worried that I missed the tiles on Cundco or something.
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Post by: meepleater on November 10, 2015, 03:05:37 AM
Very excited about today's delivery!
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Post by: danisthirty on November 10, 2015, 04:28:39 AM
Good choices meepleater! It's always nice to have another 7 Wonders fan among us! :)
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Post by: CKorfmann on November 10, 2015, 09:59:14 PM
Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat indeed!  My birthday is also two weeks before Christmas.  I do the Christmas/gift shopping for our family, especially after my wife's first birthday gift to me was soap...  :o

I got a little silly with my game purchases this month, all of which are Christmas gifts for one person or another in my immediate family (and some for myself!).  The list includes:

Twilight Struggle, The Grizzled, Between Two Cities, Machi Koro Deluxe, Ticket to Ride Map Collection #5 (which on the PA side of the map is the little town of 3000 people that I grew up in; very exciting!), 6 Nimmt, Codenames, Dixit: Memories, Sushi Go, Loopin' Chewie, Ghost Blaster, Animal Upon Animal, Zooloretto, Pie Face, and also several little expansions or promos for several different games from BGG and Cundco.  Some of these games have arrived already.  I expect the rest to arrive soon.  I also expect (through very careful and strategically limited Christmas wishlists) to possibly get Tzolk'in and Istanbul before the season is over.  I fully admit that I am more excited about all these games than I should be. 

I also won Sheriff of Nottingham in a raffle at game night tonight.   :blue-meeple:
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Post by: danisthirty on November 10, 2015, 11:03:50 PM
That is a lot of games! If I asked for all those I'd have to ask for a bigger house to put them all in too! :)
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Post by: Paul on November 11, 2015, 02:18:53 PM
Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat indeed!  My birthday is also two weeks before Christmas.  I do the Christmas/gift shopping for our family, especially after my wife's first birthday gift to me was soap...  :o

I got a little silly with my game purchases this month, all of which are Christmas gifts for one person or another in my immediate family (and some for myself!).  The list includes:

Twilight Struggle, The Grizzled, Between Two Cities, Machi Koro Deluxe, Ticket to Ride Map Collection #5 (which on the PA side of the map is the little town of 3000 people that I grew up in; very exciting!), 6 Nimmt, Codenames, Dixit: Memories, Sushi Go, Loopin' Chewie, Ghost Blaster, Animal Upon Animal, Zooloretto, Pie Face, and also several little expansions or promos for several different games from BGG and Cundco.  Some of these games have arrived already.  I expect the rest to arrive soon.  I also expect (through very careful and strategically limited Christmas wishlists) to possibly get Tzolk'in and Istanbul before the season is over.  I fully admit that I am more excited about all these games than I should be. 

I also won Sheriff of Nottingham in a raffle at game night tonight.   :blue-meeple:

Glad to see I'm not the only one riding the crazy train when ordering.  :D

Very excited about today's delivery!

Sweet. So 7 Wonders is a good game? I saw Dan mentioned it below as well. I've been seeing it in the store and was pondering if to buy or not. I got that promo expansion (for 7 Wonders), figure I make use of it to get the base game and have a go at it.
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Post by: MrNumbers on November 12, 2015, 05:11:09 AM
Discussion about 7 Wonders was split to different thread (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2179.0).
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Post by: Paul on November 12, 2015, 05:23:46 AM
A little update what the postman has been up to!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151112__IMG_0001__1024.jpg)

*Star Wars is from the local store.

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151112__IMG_0004__1024.jpg)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20151112__IMG_0005__1024.jpg)

I can't believe The City popped up in a store like that. It's not the Wooden Box version, though.
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Post by: supertopix on November 12, 2015, 05:28:25 AM
Where did you Find The City?
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Post by: Paul on November 12, 2015, 05:31:48 AM
Where did you Find The City?

From a store here in Sweden. Popped up from nowhere figure I order it. It's a good chance I'll be selling it again for anyone interested. I'll update my sale thread with the info in a bit.

Link to thread: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1417.0 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1417.0)
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Post by: quevy on November 12, 2015, 09:38:08 AM
 :) :) :) :)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12243543_10208195960121877_7301212600868132902_n.jpg?oh=c77d4867a7460aa67199d6d9109388c0&oe=56B4A00F)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12246992_10208195958921847_333817721689059452_n.jpg?oh=857b0832179995a33dc31a60881db769&oe=56B43A46)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12227084_10208195959081851_4852947622713602749_n.jpg?oh=1a4e8d092628e5bde472e1e099a4263f&oe=56ED79EF)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11204405_10208195959561863_7780353529258187736_n.jpg?oh=8a3d553b9fadad26661feb3da8e973f0&oe=56C38E96)

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Post by: ooh_jim on November 17, 2015, 09:54:35 AM
Had my cundco order arrive today, as well as a special package from Mitchmedia

(http://i.imgur.com/ExxjDO2l.jpg)

That's a full set of phantoms (pink/red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple/brown/white/grey/black), a one-tile city (with Russian counterpart for comparison - spot the difference), and a lone FRRR which I've signed and plan to send off to Dan by the end of the week.
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Post by: Safari on November 19, 2015, 11:21:03 AM
Great Stuff, ooh_jim! Unfortunately I can't find out which of these cities is the russian one. BTW: Could you take another/better photo of the phantom meeples? They look great!
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Post by: meepleater on November 20, 2015, 12:24:11 AM
Had a few different deliveries this week- got Gingerbread Man and Snow Circles for the Winter Edition as well as the Leaders expansion and extra wonders for 7 wonders.
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Post by: supertopix on November 20, 2015, 03:05:25 AM
Snow circles? Where I can Find them?
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Post by: meepleater on November 20, 2015, 04:31:28 AM
Snow circles? Where I can Find them?

There is a guy selling multiple copies on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/822106
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Post by: supertopix on November 20, 2015, 06:26:55 AM
Thanks and... wow... more than two € for each tile!
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Post by: ooh_jim on November 20, 2015, 12:43:03 PM
Great Stuff, ooh_jim! Unfortunately I can't find out which of these cities is the russian one. BTW: Could you take another/better photo of the phantom meeples? They look great!

Here you go!
(http://imgur.com/SOVSq0zl.jpg)
Orange & Brown

(http://imgur.com/Idxlqful.jpg)
These five are all similar hues. From left to right, I'm using them as:

Oh - and the Russian tile is missing a city on the top edge.

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Post by: Safari on November 22, 2015, 02:13:10 PM
Wow, I didn't notice the missing city! So, the German city tile isn't the original one.  :@
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Post by: Rosco on November 24, 2015, 09:03:16 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/24/22abbadbc810b9152b91505acda320e3.jpg)

Wow this is awesome!!!!!!
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Post by: Decar on November 24, 2015, 09:26:23 AM
Which will you play with first!
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Post by: ooh_jim on November 24, 2015, 09:46:36 AM
Update!

I came home today to find another phantom had arrived. Apparently, Michmedia wasn't a massive fan of how the original purple batch turned out, and was kind enough to recast and ship a replacement.

(http://imgur.com/yXs1m94l.jpg)

So now the official Grey is back in its original set (which kinda fits for me as I keep the min a lilac coloured draw bag)
The new purple is with the purple set
The old purple is with the white set
The old white is with the unpainted as its the only one that's totally uncoloured.

Thanks again, Michmedia
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Post by: Rosco on November 24, 2015, 09:48:47 AM
Well, my winter edition is still with Dan, so not that, I have never tried the count so probably not that, my wife doesn't like playing games so not stay wars or stock and stein.  ......

So they will probably all sit on the shelf until a friend who plays games comes round!
Title: I love the postman...
Post by: supertopix on November 24, 2015, 01:24:36 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/24/22abbadbc810b9152b91505acda320e3.jpg)

Wow this is awesome!!!!!!
Cundco sent to you the small winter expansion?
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Post by: danisthirty on November 24, 2015, 03:23:02 PM
Cundco sent to you the small winter expansion?

This W/E expansion is the Gingerbread Man rather than the Crop Circles.
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Post by: franks on November 25, 2015, 07:43:04 PM
This is a bit of a cross post from the Cundco order - lament posts, (sorry don't know how to add the link to the page).

Anyway,

I decided I wanted a second copy of Star Wars (and got tired of waiting for Cundco) so ordered from amazon.de. I received that today, it arrived much earlier than anticipated, about 2 weeks! Finally have one copy in hand  :white-meeple:
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Post by: Rosco on November 27, 2015, 10:56:33 AM
Today I recieved a lovely carca suprise -

The tower tiles (to go with the spare set of tower blocks I have)
The Friday expansion for South Seas
The Sheriff for Gold rush
Spiel 14 tile
The trick or treat expansion from Danisthirty
A red teacher from Dan is thirty
A very cool dragon (in fact ice cold)
A green and blue teacher from jtatomico with a meeple postcard
Another item I won't mention yet.
I am sure there is something else but not sure. 

Yesterday I recieved an awesome envelope from Kettlefish too with some signed tiles for prizes for a super mega game!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on November 28, 2015, 02:24:15 PM
A few bits and pieces that I've been after for a while:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Postman_28nov15.jpg)

Most of this was from Benny who kindly included them along with the tiles he sent me for the 15th anniversary landscape project (City of Carcassonne tile, Spiel 15 tile, Magic Portal tile signed by KJW and KJW autographed photo). I bought the W/E Crop Circles from someone on BGG who was selling them after following a link posted by someone here...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on December 01, 2015, 04:26:06 AM
About a month ago, this board game came to my attention. Finding a sweet deal on this game I could not help but to order it. It arrived today, and let me tell you, they were not kidding about the size! (12 kg content!)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/DSC_0096__1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on December 01, 2015, 04:32:46 AM
I've got two graphics in a frame - signed by Doris Matthäus.
Udo Schmitz gave me them in Leipzig this year.

One frame is for danisthirty - which one ?
I don't know yet.

Here is a scan.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 01, 2015, 07:23:56 AM
I received a parcel from Germany via Danisthirty yesterday! 

Hunters and gatherers
Winter edition

Can't wait to play them.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 01, 2015, 10:10:54 AM
Today I got some nice things.

6 bags from Aenima School repainted in the colors remaining.
2 Mayors to be used for the expansion of the castle falconers.
24 white tiles.
Phantoms in additional colors.

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12341264_10208307292585119_7278698867428258993_n.jpg?oh=6122a3e7d79322beb1048c4abe9030cd&oe=56F37405)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: aenima on December 02, 2015, 12:28:46 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 04, 2015, 01:54:47 AM
Just received from kettlefish a collection of one City of Carcassonne tile (to sign and send to danisthirty) and four random blank tiles, one each from Winter Edition, South Seas, Gold Rush, and Über stock und stein. Thank you kettlefish!

Now, if only I get my Star Wars Carcassonne games sometime before the apocalypse.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: stalcupojoy on December 06, 2015, 04:32:02 PM
My first Carcassone expansion! (Well, other than The River that came with my original game.)

This is the picture I texted my wife to announce its arrival. :)

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 06, 2015, 11:28:19 PM
Congrats stalcupojoy - enjoy! 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on December 07, 2015, 04:18:14 PM
Received Over Hill and Dale today.

We are big gardeners so I think my wife will like the theme of this a little more than Gold Rush. She didn't mind the mechanics but hasn't wanted to again play since our first couple of games. Then again she really enjoys South Seas.

Cheers,
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 09, 2015, 09:58:13 AM
I came home to an exciting package today. Please share my excitement via the photos below...

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/excitingbox_1.jpg)


(http://www.dan.tehill.net/excitingbox_2.jpg)


(http://www.dan.tehill.net/excitingbox_3.jpg)

I might not have got a free Spiel 15 tile, but I did get not 1, not even 2, but 3 FREE elastic bands (pictured above). I'm still deciding what I'm going to do with them at the moment, but the possibilities are unbounded! 8) :(y) :(y) :(y)

Time to update my profile... ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on December 09, 2015, 07:35:40 PM
Is there a spot on the list for rubber bands?  Sorry, elastic bands!  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fallred on December 09, 2015, 10:43:26 PM
My first Carcassone expansion! (Well, other than The River that came with my original game.)

This is the picture I texted my wife to announce its arrival. :)


I saw you were deciding between new and old art.  Did you go with the old art then?  I prefer old style much more,  but it's so expensive,  and no expansions reprinted in the old style.   How did you choose?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on December 11, 2015, 02:25:14 PM
More of my own early Xmas presents  ;D

This was a very quick delivery by Amazon, (about one week).

The last couple of weeks have also brought The Star Wars edition and Hill and Dale to their new home.

I continue to wait for my Cundco order placed on Oct. 16th and yet to arrive! (Order is supposedly on its way.)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 11, 2015, 02:57:05 PM
This was a very quick delivery by Amazon, (about one week).

What?! Where's mine? The tracking thing says it's still on the way, and estimates the 22nd December. I'm a bit confused as to how this can have happened since I ordered mine the day before you and am also in the UK! :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on December 11, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
This was a very quick delivery by Amazon, (about one week).

What?! Where's mine? The tracking thing says it's still on the way, and estimates the 22nd December. I'm a bit confused as to how this can have happened since I ordered mine the day before you and am also in the UK! :o

Well, sometimes I wish I was in the UK but I'm in Canada.  :D

I assumed the Amazon seller was in the U.S. but considering how quickly it arrived, I'm thinking the seller might have actually been in Canada.

Hey not complaining and its nice to have more vintage tiles from this set ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 11, 2015, 05:31:49 PM
I continue to wait for my Cundco order placed on Oct. 16th and yet to arrive! (Order is supposedly on its way.)
That actually gives me some comfort. I ordered mine on the 23rd, I think, and it's been on its way since November 13rd or so.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 11, 2015, 11:23:13 PM
This was a very quick delivery by Amazon, (about one week).

What?! Where's mine? The tracking thing says it's still on the way, and estimates the 22nd December. I'm a bit confused as to how this can have happened since I ordered mine the day before you and am also in the UK! :o

Well, sometimes I wish I was in the UK but I'm in Canada.  :D

I don't know why I assumed you were in the UK, I must be confusing you with someone else. In any case, I don't feel quite so hard done-by now. Hope you enjoy it! :) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: stalcupojoy on December 12, 2015, 03:27:32 PM
My first Carcassone expansion! (Well, other than The River that came with my original game.)

This is the picture I texted my wife to announce its arrival. :)


I saw you were deciding between new and old art.  Did you go with the old art then?  I prefer old style much more,  but it's so expensive,  and no expansions reprinted in the old style.   How did you choose?

Hi Fallred,

I decided to go with the old art because...

1. I want to enjoy this game now, including the expansions, rather wait for who-knows-how-many years for all of them to be re-released with the new art. (Knowing how my wife and I play games, Carcassonne will only stay our favorite game for a while, before we move on to something else, although it will stay in rotation for a long time. I want to enjoy it while we're really into it.)

2. I don't expect some of the old expansions will ever be reprinted in the new art, especially some of the smaller promos that I have my eye on like Castles in Germany and Halflings. I want to pick them up while there's still a chance to get them for decent prices (see below).

3. I like the old art better.

As for how to buy them, I'm just taking my time and looking out for deals. There are still a LOT of old-art expansions floating around for sale, but I expect that to become less and less so. Look on BoardGameGeek's marketplace, eBay, used sales on Amazon, and stores like Cundco and Boardgameshop.eu. The shipping from these last two can be terrible, but it can also be quite reasonable if you're shipping small stuff (e.g. 4 euros from Cundco for three small expansions) or ordering enough at once to make the shipping costs worth it. Also see CarcC's Recommended Supplier List for more places to shop -- http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=30.0 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=30.0).

Hope that helps!

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 13, 2015, 03:36:14 AM
Yesterday I received this.
(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12366222_10208378705290392_8395196117538569211_n.jpg?oh=777ecc9e8f2c7b0b3460ce426722f394&oe=56E09E9B)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: egamar on December 13, 2015, 06:40:01 AM
Now I know why you wanted the 'Judge' tile :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 13, 2015, 11:41:39 AM
 O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on December 14, 2015, 03:50:32 PM
Finally received my Cundco order placed on Oct. 16th, almost 2 months to the day! When I reached them by email (about a month ago) they were apologetic and blamed the problems on the website change over.

It contained the Star Wars edition, Start tableau and a few odds and ends. Sadly no little extras for the trouble that others received.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 16, 2015, 06:17:40 AM
(http://www.dan.tehill.net/WoF_quevy.jpg)

I don't believe it! >:( Amazon.com have delivered this almost a week earlier than expected, but they've completely mucked up the delivery address! As is obvious from the picture above, they've clearly delivered it to quevy by mistake! ::)

Topic Split into: 
I Love Owls (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2252.0)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on December 16, 2015, 02:31:30 PM
Im wondering.. will a topic ever be full? lol..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 17, 2015, 12:10:19 AM
Im wondering.. will a topic ever be full? lol..

Never! :D

This topic is by far the biggest on the forums in terms of posts and views:

Posts:
(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Postman_Replies.png)

Views:
(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Postman_Views.png)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 17, 2015, 12:17:32 AM
Certainly not when I keep finding stuff to buy....
Now do I want Cracassonne dish-cloths or curtains this month  :@ ::)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: stalcupojoy on December 18, 2015, 09:20:20 AM
Some early Christmas presents from my parents (including a very injured & discounted box of San Juan 2nd edition).

My little one and two year old daughters love playing with The Phantom case/meeples. :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 19, 2015, 12:31:54 PM
Great picture @stalcupojoy - Thanks for sharing with us. Goldmines and Ferries are probably my favourite minis, hope you enjoy them  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 20, 2015, 08:39:47 AM
My Christmas gift from Rosco arrived a few days ago.  A fantastic suprize and high level of workmanship. Thanks you very much!

12 is my house number, if anyone was wondering.  Now my postman will know exactly what to do with any meeple shaped packages :D

I have posted a link to a photo (http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20151220_162559-600x1067.jpg) (with another of my wife's owls) in case others have not received theirs yet and want to keep the worthwhile suprize!

Merry Christmas Rosco & family! May you always draw fortuitous cloisters :)

My Christmas project is somewhat delayed, hopefully it'll be out of the door early next week; but probably a little late for Christmas morning now :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 20, 2015, 09:28:46 AM
I haven't sent them to everyone I planned to but I will try to make some more soon.  I have a limited supply of slate and the slate is re - purposed roof slates from the quarries in the Lake District.

The ones sent so far are from a 300 year old house.  The slates will be only about half that age though.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 20, 2015, 09:40:42 AM
If I place it carefully hopefully it will still be here in 150yrs :)

That 300yr house must have had a damp top floor if it took them that long to put roof tiles on it :D  :@ :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on December 20, 2015, 11:33:34 AM
I've got from HiG / CundCo this - a Merry Christmas card

postcards and 1st + 2nd expansion for the CC II
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 20, 2015, 11:53:14 AM
Very nice card kettle.  This gives me an idea: perhaps we could have a small game to make Christmas pictures with coloured meeple.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 20, 2015, 11:59:15 AM
I've got from HiG / CundCo this - a Merry Christmas card postcards and 1st + 2nd expansion for the CC II
We all knew you'd end up with those expansions someday. You can't get away from Carc2.0. It is your...destiny...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on December 20, 2015, 12:07:58 PM
I've got from HiG / CundCo this - a Merry Christmas card postcards and 1st + 2nd expansion for the CC II
We all knew you'd end up with those expansions someday. You can't get away from Carc2.0. It is your...destiny...
Yes - I've got the two expansions because I did the correction reading for the German rules. I still haven't the base game CC II.
I need the rule books - for the clarification of rules. The wooden figures will land into my supply of Carcassonne figures - sorted by colours.
The tiles: I need more "blanc" tiles - that means I remove the graphics from the new edition - and then I have 42 new blanc tiles.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 20, 2015, 12:44:06 PM
The tiles: I need more "blanc" tiles - that means I remove the graphics from the new edition - and then I have 42 new blanc tiles.
This is awesome. About as vindictive as you can be without actually burning a copy. Love it!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on December 20, 2015, 12:53:00 PM
The tiles: I need more "blanc" tiles - that means I remove the graphics from the new edition - and then I have 42 new blanc tiles.
This is awesome. About as vindictive as you can be without actually burning a copy. Love it!
HiG, KJW and Udo know what I like to do with the tiles and they know that I really do this.
Title: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 21, 2015, 03:57:58 AM
My winter edition crop circles arrived today, just in time for a game this afternoon. Although I've said before that I didn't think crop circles was a great choice (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1983.msg29549#msg29549), it's still nice to have some new winter tiles as I love the winter edition artwork in general. For this mini-expansion, I really like the cloister tile with the pitchfork and deer.

Game report to come :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Guy on December 21, 2015, 05:03:58 AM
My winter edition crop circles arrived today, just in time for a game this afternoon...

I can't wait until the spoiler removed when the brettspiel advent calendar finally confirms the name of this expansion because they're not crop circles as there's only grass underneath. A more accurate name would be the melted snow expansion...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 22, 2015, 05:58:15 AM
Wow I love the postman sooo much!!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/22/ea71e964813c238424d509c000a20be0.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 22, 2015, 06:02:49 AM
Pretty crafty of the postman to sneak a copy of the Catapult in there too, just because he/ she couldn't get rid of it elsewhere... ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 22, 2015, 08:13:28 AM
Wow I love the postman sooo much!!

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/22/ea71e964813c238424d509c000a20be0.jpg)

Hello Rosco, we have participated in the same auction on ebay on ebay.de, I've been tempted until the last minute to raise the offer, if I had known it was you I would not have participated, maybe you could save money.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 22, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Ah.  Never mind. Was there anything you wanted particularly?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on December 22, 2015, 11:10:39 AM
I attended only to have another copy of the tunnel.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on December 22, 2015, 11:13:28 AM
Rosco are you looking to on-sell any of this (especially from the Big Box)? I'm going to get my Basically Wooden travel box in early Feb when I'm next in the UK. I haven't fully decided what expansions I want to put in it yet but for starters I'd need another copy of the base game, and you have a lot of other potentially interesting stuff in here that I assume are duplicates.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 22, 2015, 03:26:43 PM
Yes I am selling almost everything on.  I really bought it for the tunnels.

However,  I need to make back what I spent and I don't want to charge my CC friends as much as I need so please don't be annoyed if my prices are a bit high.

The best thing would be to send me a PM with an offer and I will let you know.  Some items are already promised out so be quick.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 22, 2015, 04:24:45 PM
Just realised that that is the Big Box 1. Very nice find!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on December 23, 2015, 09:38:43 AM
Thankyou
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 23, 2015, 10:06:06 PM
Well, it's official: I hate somebody. The postal worker, DHL, Cundco, someone. I ordered my 5 boxes of Star Wars Carcassonne (and assorted other items) on October 23rd, I got an email that they had shipped on November 11th or so. I haven't heard anything since. I've emailed CundCo twice to get some form of update but they've never responded. Now it is Christmas Eve before a three-day holiday weekend. Even if I get it, it won't be until Monday now. .:.sigh.:. And I could have gotten Star Wars Carcassonne for much cheaper from German Amazon had I just waited a week........  :'(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on December 24, 2015, 03:06:38 AM
Really sorry to hear that whaleyland :( Hopefully it will have been worth the wait when it does eventually arrive...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 29, 2015, 12:53:50 PM
At last I have an answer from CundCo! As expected, they sent the package to the wrong address—a domestic address—so they got it returned at some point over the past two months and for some reason never contacted me (thanks CundCo!). They got back to me with 12 hours this time, though, and said they would resend it and said I could add three mini expansions for the trouble. So it looks like I'll get something out of this after all, yay! Still, what a pain. I'm just glad they are friendly and helpful once the email gets through to them. I'll give another update when I finally receive this sucker.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on December 29, 2015, 01:44:27 PM
I am still interested in a copy when they arrive.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: MrNumbers on December 29, 2015, 01:46:27 PM
At last I have received the package from Basically Wooden, what I ordered at 4th of December!
Awesome items! Ferries definitely is more natural, when original ones, but meeples perfectly fit inside score tokens!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on December 29, 2015, 01:55:51 PM
@whaleyland - you should ask for a copy of Crop Circles, if they didn't specify  ;) Glad to hear it's on target.

@Mr Numbers - great photos, I love the tokens and ferries are very nice!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on December 29, 2015, 05:15:51 PM
I am still interested in a copy when they arrive.
Noted. Once I get the package, I'll figure out what domestic New Zealand prices should be based on what I paid. I won't charge you any more than what the converted price should be + shipping. The other three I'll probably try to sell on TradeMe for a tinsy profit.

@whaleyland - you should ask for a copy of Crop Circles, if they didn't specify  ;) Glad to hear it's on target.
Funny you say that, because I totally asked for the Winter-Edition Crop Circles. I did not, however, ask for Crop Circles I because I actually nabbed that back when the Müller Edition was still circulating. I think the six tiles cost me somewhere around €20.00, which is cheaper than what I paid for Kathars (€26.00). Granted, now I have a second Kathars from when Spielbox "found" a missing box of them, but I digress.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Halfling on December 31, 2015, 08:55:39 AM
Thanks to Decar, Kettle, Basically Wooden and anyone else who contributed to this haul.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 01, 2016, 06:08:43 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/01/c5c7df497eacf820e460bcd8637cd653.jpg)

Decar - those tiles look totally professional!

 Thank you!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 03, 2016, 08:53:57 AM
Thanks Rosco, I'm glad you liked them.  I was very happy with the results. But it is a process of constant refinement for me.  Improvements can still be made.  Interestingly, I have 8 tiles here with your name against them....so that means someone might be missing theirs...

For those wondering,  this is Astronomers 2.0 - the expansion we first played on the UK Meetup 2015 -  There are now two constellations.  The stars are yellow (4-sided) or blue (5-sided).  The two constellations don't interfere with each other (unless you want).  I wanted to make sure players could quickly distinguish the constellations; hence the blue and yellow.  But I also wanted to make sure colour-blind players could differentiate the constellations too; hence the change in the number of sides.  On a side note the the blue and yellow are apparently easily differentiable for the 3-most-common forms of colour-blindness.

The tiles are intended to be high-value, so players are forced to decide whether to use them traditionally, or place them within a constellation.

The bags are from artscow.  I have quite a few on the way, so no doubt, if you've not got one, you'll be getting one soon :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on January 03, 2016, 12:19:26 PM
We received a lovely fan expansion from Decar a few days ago (I didn't want to post a screenshot too soon just in case others hadn't received theirs yet). This is a slightly tweaked version of The Astronomers fan expansion that he brought to the UK meet up in Rugby, presented in a lovely bag. The quality of the tile printing is really impressive - you'd think that it was professionally done! Thanks very much Decar. In fact we liked it so much that Lukey-Dukey and I had a game that day (and added a couple of other mini expansions into the mix).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 03, 2016, 01:00:55 PM
Great Photo Rich (+1 for that)!  I can't take all the credit for the printing - Quevy's advice has been invaluable; we see further standing on the shoulders of giants etc :)

It's nice seeing my green matches better than the Monasteries!

It's great seeing how you've used the Astronomer tiles, I bet you were checking how to use them to the greatest effect.  I bet they worked really well with the monasteries - 2 geometric expansions :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 03, 2016, 03:06:13 PM
Today, My postman (eg: me in the back of the car) delivered a rather elegant blanket box, the intention was to house my ever expanding game collection.  Specially, as I know I have quite a few more on the way.

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160103_223917.jpg)

Here's my problem though:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160103_224232.jpg)

Not much room left for expansion :(

Interestingly enough:  The width of the trunk is exactly 2 HiG boxes wide; and the Height is also 4 HiG Boxes + A Travel Edition.

My mistake was buying all these other non-HiG Games - Now I have some odd holes to fill.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 04, 2016, 04:47:58 AM
Cool idea! A 'treasure' chest full of board games would be great, but I guess it depends on whether you want to display them or not.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on January 04, 2016, 08:09:21 AM
We received a lovely fan expansion from Decar a few days ago (I didn't want to post a screenshot too soon just in case others hadn't received theirs yet). This is a slightly tweaked version of The Astronomers fan expansion that he brought to the UK meet up in Rugby, presented in a lovely bag. The quality of the tile printing is really impressive - you'd think that it was professionally done! Thanks very much Decar. In fact we liked it so much that Lukey-Dukey and I had a game that day (and added a couple of other mini expansions into the mix).

This could be the first image to participate in the photo contest :)
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2292.msg32351#msg32351 (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2292.msg32351#msg32351)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 04, 2016, 10:14:03 AM
I haven't posted here in a while. I've gotten a few orders in and more are on the way.

Isle of Skye arrived today and I unboxed it minutes after I got home. I haven't felt excited about a board game since my first Big Box (Carcassonne)!  :yellow-meeple:

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160104__DSC_0106__1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 06, 2016, 07:44:37 AM
Today the postman brought me Alhambra!

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160106_145200.jpg)

.... but no where to keep it!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 06, 2016, 10:15:49 AM
Today the postman brought me Alhambra!

Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it once you get to play it. A couple of reviews I've seen have said that the base game is good but not great, but adding the expansions to it really brings it up another level.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 06, 2016, 02:36:20 PM
That's interesting - I thought the total opposite!  A lot of the reviews I've seen say that some of the expansions weren't well conceived.  Though there are 24 to chose from now!  Each expansion seemed to have a particular player-count in mind, so some are suitable some not so much, I think some can drastically change tactics.  The Falconer's expansion looks awesome however and probably the best expansion box to get

As for the core-game, I started playing the Android Application (it's only 1.50) last week.  That was enough to convince me to try a Big Box.  I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I have done.  I understand why it won the SdJ now.  The game is quite casual, but there are some fiddly choices to make, and often you realize you made the wrong choice. Games can be played within 10-15minutes against the AI, I suspect seasoned players could knock a few games out very quickly.

When I've played a few of the expansions, I'll add a thread to the Other Games.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 07, 2016, 01:11:27 PM
I've played the Alhambra Big Box a lot over the years and must say that it is really hit-and-miss. I've played probably 10 of the modules, some in combination with each other, and we found early on that some combinations actually break the game. If you play with too many tile-based modules or too many card-based modules at the same time, the game breaks. I mean, it actually breaks. The victory conditions get triggered before the game has properly progressed. I believe with too many cards, we ended up running out of tiles before we had even gotten to the second scoring round. That's definitely a problem. We've since adopted the policy that for every tile- or card-based module we include over the first one, we must also include a module of the opposite type. We have yet to play any of the modules in expansions 4-7, surprisingly, and even a few of the modules in the first three expansions have only been tested once, or maybe not even at all (we didn't bring Alhambra with us to New Zealand unfortunately...).


In other news, CundCo FINALLY got back to me and confirmed that my order has been sent to the proper address this time, meaning if it comes quickly, I may get it before the THREE MONTH mark of when I ordered it. Definitely not one of CundCo's better moments. Also, they said that they currently do not have any Brettspiel Adventkalendar Winter Edition Crop Circles in stock so are not able to give me one of those as a "we're sorry" bonus. Sad times. I will, at least, be getting a Spiel '15 tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 07, 2016, 01:15:52 PM
Thanks for your thoughts whaleyland. I'm beginning to get the feeling that I want to like Alhambra more than I will actually like it, but we'll see :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 07, 2016, 01:20:38 PM
Oh, I should add that I received Decar's gift yesterday. THANK YOU DECAR! The tiles look amazing and my partner loved the bag they were in. We actually needed a meeple bag, so good call. I'm not sure when we'll get to try out the expansion, but it looks much more riveting than Wind Roses, which I imagine was similarly conceived.

Thanks for your thoughts whaleyland. I'm beginning to get the feeling that I want to like Alhambra more than I will actually like it, but we'll see :)
It is definitely a take it or leave it game. My partner loved it when she first played it, but I was more so-so. Over time, I think I began to like it much more than her...probably because I kept beating her.  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2016, 03:28:45 PM
Happy thanks whaleyland - im sorry it was a little late for Christmas. I'm glad you both liked the gifts :)

Yes you're right, I actually came up with the job title (astronomers) before conceiving the mehanics, but when it clicked it felt very similar to Windrose, accept it's a little tricker to get everything to line up.  The prototype we tried at the meetup was great fun. But in smaller games I was finding the 6tiles per constellation too powerful and easy to line up. I Hope you get time to give it a go soon!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: AlbinoAsian on January 08, 2016, 12:13:19 AM
This arrived as a Christmas present.
Wow I wasn't disappointed at all. Really liked the artwork, and the variation in the rules.
I need to play it some more for sure, but already this is up there with Hunter & Gatherers as my favorite variants.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on January 08, 2016, 03:03:16 AM
My gift also arrived from Decar thanks. It is late and I have an early start, hence the brevity of this post.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 08, 2016, 04:27:51 AM

This arrived as a Christmas present.
Wow I wasn't disappointed at all. Really liked the artwork, and the variation in the rules.
I need to play it some more for sure, but already this is up there with Hunter & Gatherers as my favorite variants.

Glad you like it! I prefer it to H&G personally, so Ark is actually my favourite 'quick game' out of vanilla Carcassonne or any spin-offs similar to vanilla Carcassonne.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 08, 2016, 08:23:15 AM
Today's arrival...

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160108__DSC_0101__1024.jpg)

... +2 more Descent expansions not seen here.

Weekend fun here I come!  :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on January 08, 2016, 02:09:28 PM
Starting a new collection Paul? :D looks great!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 08, 2016, 02:18:01 PM
Starting a new collection Paul? :D looks great!

Almost completed!  :(y) The complete Descent 2nd edition. 12 more to get hold of (expansions) but some of them are becoming harder to get hold of. Don't worry, there will be game plays of some of these games this year!  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on January 08, 2016, 06:10:31 PM
Here is what I received for Christmas. I didn't expect anything, and then that! Wow, thanks guys!

The tiles of the Astronomers II are perfect. Nothing else, but perfect! Great work, Decar. And I love my new giant stone meeple. I already tested his new home in front of the house and will post a photo of it out there soon.  ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Safari on January 09, 2016, 08:09:19 AM
Here is the promised photo of the stone meeple in front of my house.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on January 11, 2016, 11:31:36 AM
I just stumbled upon a very favourably priced Carcassonne Winter Edition (€ 20) including those 12 additional tiles with (mythical) animals on them :)). I was quite surprised to find out that it also included the small Gingerbread Man Expansion (although the rules for this expansion weren't included — luckily I already bought the mini expansion from CundCo some time ago, so I have the rules in German) :gray-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Curt194 on January 12, 2016, 12:46:01 PM
Nice find Ailurus! I have been tempted by the winter edition a few times. the gingerbread man is good fun and it's got some lovely artwork!

Here's my most recent arrivals. Haven't been about much so this is a round up of things over the last few months including the discovery from Decar, a few presents for people and the fantastic Astronomers expansion Decar has made. I can't believe how wonderful the tiles are and my regular care group had a lot of fun okaying with the expansion   :D

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 13, 2016, 06:03:36 AM
Today's delivery!

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection_20160113__DSC_0105__1024.jpg)

Just got back from down town and got to go back out again. :D I can never catch a break to play instantly.  :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 13, 2016, 06:06:19 AM
www.descentcentral.com - coming to an internet near you! ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 13, 2016, 06:22:41 AM
www.descentcentral.com - coming to an internet near you! ;)

It's tempting to hit that link but I will be strong! 11 more expansions to go...  8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: supertopix on January 14, 2016, 03:16:01 AM

including those 12 additional tiles with (mythical) animals on them...
WTF are those tiles?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 14, 2016, 03:20:53 AM
Der Turm has landed from Germany. One parcel down, seven in flight to go :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Ailurus on January 14, 2016, 02:52:05 PM

including those 12 additional tiles with (mythical) animals on them...
WTF are those tiles?

These ones — https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1816730/carcassonne-winter-edition?size=medium
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on January 15, 2016, 05:13:57 AM

including those 12 additional tiles with (mythical) animals on them...
WTF are those tiles?

Those are included in every copy, just part of the artwork.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 15, 2016, 05:20:03 AM
Der Turm has landed from Germany. One parcel down, seven in flight to go :o

Another one today - a pile of ziplock bags for meeple management (it's ok folks, I'll make sure they can breathe in there).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 15, 2016, 05:49:00 AM
Der Turm has landed from Germany. One parcel down, seven in flight to go :o

Another one today - a pile of ziplock bags for meeple management (it's ok folks, I'll make sure they can breathe in there).

 :D I do everything I can to avoid zip bags. Not really a fan storing anything in them, except when shipping out LEGO. But it's sure a very cheap way to store loose parts and that's great. Every penny saved on storage is more to spend on games themselves.  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 15, 2016, 05:50:35 AM
Well here there are usually 2 (max 3) players always using the same colours so keeping the setup time down means longer to play too!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 15, 2016, 06:03:29 AM
I too had a lovely Friday "receival" from the postal office.  :)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160115__DSC_0104__1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on January 15, 2016, 06:24:00 AM
Postman has been friendly for me as well! My order from Cundco arrived today:
-De Kloosters
-Half as wild I and II
-Burgen in Deutschland
-Printed Carcassonne storage bag
-Some extra scoring tiles

Now waiting on my order from Meeplesource (extra mayor, barn, wagon) and for some books. Today is a good day  O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on January 16, 2016, 03:39:56 AM
Yesterday I received these things, some in exchange, other gift :)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/12513778_10208623703975206_6771603050163098022_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on January 16, 2016, 02:30:14 PM
No photo, but I just received Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Twilight Struggle, Tokenoko, and an old music trivia game called Encore.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 18, 2016, 03:07:16 AM
Last Week's Cundco order has landed - many new toys to play with now :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 18, 2016, 05:40:38 AM
Last Week's Cundco order has landed - many new toys to play with now :)

Good good. Any photos/ eye-candy for the rest of us?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 18, 2016, 05:45:12 AM
Nothing exciting Mr Thirsty (sic) sir. Just hoovering up what I can in the "heritage" artwork before prices go silly :)
<huuuuuuuuuuuge pictures deleted>

Oh jeez! That was a bit of an error in sizing :s

Spielbox: HiG Almanach (with Kultstätte)
Abbey & Mayor / Abtei & Burgermeister
Count, King & Robber / Graf, König und Konsorten
Minis 1-6
De Kloosters
Die Windrosen
Halb so Wild II
Klöster in Deutschland
Count single tile/ Starttableau
Castles in Germany / Burgen in Deutschland

More bits still flying through the postal system :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 18, 2016, 06:02:34 AM
Nothing exciting Mr Thirsty (sic) sir. Just hoovering up what I can in the "heritage" artwork before prices go silly :)
<huuuuuuuuuuuge pictures deleted>

Oh jeez! That was a bit of an error in sizing :s

Spielbox: HiG Almanach (with Kultstätte)
Abbey & Mayor / Abtei & Burgermeister
Count, King & Robber / Graf, König und Konsorten
Minis 1-6
De Kloosters
Die Windrosen
Halb so Wild II
Klöster in Deutschland
Count single tile/ Starttableau
Castles in Germany / Burgen in Deutschland

More bits still flying through the postal system :)

You've certainly made short work of catching up on the classic Carc stuff. Well played sir! 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 18, 2016, 11:25:12 AM
I recieved my wooden box version of The City, 2 copies of tunnels and 1 Copy of cathars.  I also recieved a kickstarter game I backed a year ago. 

TRAINMAKER
It is designed by Jason Glover
We have had a quick play through and it is a very straight forward dice and cards game.  It is good fun and I think it will have a lot of use.

I thoroughly recommend Jason Glover's games.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 18, 2016, 11:48:10 AM
I recieved my wooden box version of The City, 2 copies of tunnels and 1 Copy of cathars.  I also recieved a kickstarter game I backed a year ago.

Congratulations on your lottery win! ;) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 18, 2016, 12:29:00 PM
Ha ha ha
The city was €20, and the others were almost free when you consider selling the other bits I got with them
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: supertopix on January 18, 2016, 12:56:41 PM

...The city was €20...
Where?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 18, 2016, 01:01:24 PM

...The city was €20...
Where?

Yeah, €20 for the City with the wooden box is a steal. Meanwhile I'm still waiting for the City 2.0; maybe it will come out now just after you got the original.  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 19, 2016, 02:47:04 AM
Die Pest / The Plague just arrived...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on January 19, 2016, 03:10:55 AM
Die Pest / The Plague just arrived...

I'm wondering about that small expansion. Is it worth it?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 19, 2016, 03:12:06 AM
I don't know yet - not played with it, but given it only cost me €7 delivered its a shot to very little.

edit: I see it has changed at Nostheide from 5 copies per order allowed to 1 copy. Perhaps they are running really short now? (This isn't me trying to pretend it is about to be "unavailable")
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 19, 2016, 03:27:35 AM
Die Pest / The Plague just arrived...

I'm wondering about that small expansion. Is it worth it?

The Plague has received its fair share of criticism, so certainly there are quite a few people who don't like it. Although I must say that I'm not one of them: I think it's pretty cool. Reading the Plague thread (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1527) in the Element of the Week series should give you a better idea of whether you think you'll like it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 19, 2016, 04:41:10 AM
Like the Catapult, it is an expansion for special occasions and doesn't really play well with others.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on January 19, 2016, 06:32:11 AM
Die Pest / The Plague just arrived...

I'm wondering about that small expansion. Is it worth it?

The Plague has received its fair share of criticism, so certainly there are quite a few people who don't like it. Although I must say that I'm not one of them: I think it's pretty cool. Reading the Plague thread (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1527) in the Element of the Week series should give you a better idea of whether you think you'll like it.

Thanks Jungleboy, the theme itself speaks to me, so I just ordered it anyway. I like a bit of chaos  >:D and I'm always positive when looking at mixed reviews.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 19, 2016, 06:38:03 AM
Thanks Jungleboy, the theme itself speaks to me, so I just ordered it anyway. I like a bit of chaos  >:D and I'm always positive when looking at mixed reviews.

Cool, I hope you like it! I've played it a couple of times by itself and enjoyed it. Maybe now it's time to add a few expansions/elements that look like they could complement it such as magic portals, fliers, tunnels and little buildings. Maybe even Wheel of Fortune could work with it?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 19, 2016, 10:54:07 AM
Photos or it doesn't count :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 20, 2016, 02:28:47 AM
I finally got my package from CundCo. No kidding, I ordered this on October 23rd and received it on January 20th (19th German time). That's just shy of three months! And just as a kicker, they forgot to give me my three Robber figures from the Carcassonne Mini. .:.sigh.:. Here I go again... I also apparently got as a freebie a Brown meeple pack, not realising I had ordered a Brown meeple pack already, so now the only "colour" I'm missing is Nude/Unpainted. I'm happy to have received the Star Wars Carcassonne finally, although my Star Wars fever has largely dissipated now. Andrew can finally get his copy.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: supertopix on January 20, 2016, 07:43:20 AM
You got your Essen Tile at least
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 20, 2016, 07:48:55 AM
Plus you can make dragon cocktails!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 20, 2016, 07:49:03 AM
Photos or it doesn't count :)

No photos, since you all know exactly what they look like - but my School (yellow bag, green teacher) arrived today along with a Princess & Dragon and a Bridges, Castles & Bazaars. Two more items to land (both in the post - GQ11 & Phantom) and I'm done. If any rarities (or re-issues in old artwork) fall into my lap, I'll take them but I won't go specially hunting them now (Cathar/Siege/Besiegers; Tunnel)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on January 20, 2016, 08:00:40 AM
That GQ expansion. Is it still easy to find or will I have to pay 'top dollar'?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 20, 2016, 08:07:52 AM
That GQ expansion. Is it still easy to find or will I have to pay 'top dollar'?

Well mine is coming to me via a circuitous route for $10
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 20, 2016, 10:41:39 PM
So pleased to see that your package finally arrived whaleyland! After 3 months though, I'm surprised they didn't offer more by way of a freebie as a gesture of goodwill. A large voucher for your next order might have been more appropriate.

Anyway, hopefully Star Wars Carc will have been worth the wait. Enjoy! :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 04:24:44 AM
 :)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160121__IMG_0001__1024.jpg) (http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160121__IMG_0001__2048.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: jma03 on January 21, 2016, 04:30:01 AM

incredible paul¡¡¡¡¡
You need a giant mansion to store your big collection.
are all the same or different expannsiones??????
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 21, 2016, 04:47:57 AM
I broke into Paul's house at the weekend, and took this photo of his loft:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/400.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 21, 2016, 04:52:36 AM
That might be the loft at his house... he has off-site storage too (I heard from a contact in the Swedish Navy that they rent part of it to store spare warships)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 21, 2016, 04:55:03 AM
I think it was battleships, not warships
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Hounk on January 21, 2016, 05:01:22 AM
How many copies of "Ark of the Covenant" does Paul own? He mentioned once, they are quite a lot.

EDIT: Ouppsy. Picture of Pauls photo had not been loaded before.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 05:10:20 AM

incredible paul¡¡¡¡¡
You need a giant mansion to store your big collection.
are all the same or different expannsiones??????

It doesn't take up that much space, really. Got plenty of cardboard boxes that are designed specifically for Carcassonne boxes, easy stackable tucked in the corner of the office.  :(y)

The other games, that I intend to play, I've removed the content from the boxes and store them in tackle boxes, workshop cases and various small (and stackable) storage boxes. The boards and instructions as well as any extra materials such as stickers and cloth bags are kept in portable filing organizers.

All the empty boxes, inlays and cardboard sheets are kept in large cardboard boxes in the basement. Drawback is don't get the beautiful sight of the board game collection. But that's the cost for saving on storage (and not money).  :@
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 05:11:31 AM
I broke into Paul's house at the weekend, and took this photo of his loft:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/400.jpg)

Lovely pun. I get it now. Ark of the Covenant stored there.  ;D  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 05:14:13 AM
How many copies of "Ark of the Covenant" does Paul own? He mentioned once, they are quite a lot.

EDIT: Ouppsy. Picture of Pauls photo had not been loaded before.

I got more copies than depicted, yes.  :)

Let's hope I can sell these and help others around the world get a copy at a reasonable price. Downside is, these are the Scandinavian edition, but the rules are available in English online which is a comfort.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 21, 2016, 05:18:24 AM
Downside is, these are the Scandinavian edition, but the rules are available in English online which is a comfort.

Eivätkö kaikki osaa suomea?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on January 21, 2016, 05:18:36 AM
IF your world record attempt fails - at least you've got a back up plan.  Most concurrent games of Ark of the Covenant  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 05:20:34 AM
Downside is, these are the Scandinavian edition, but the rules are available in English online which is a comfort.

Eivätkö kaikki osaa suomea?

Yep! Finnish rules included as well as Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2016, 05:22:14 AM
IF your world record attempt fails - at least you've got a back up plan.  Most concurrent games of Ark of the Covenant  :(y)

Tempting! :)

I only ordered from that store that little Descent expansion but didn't want to pay for shipping (free shipping at a certain order value) and so I thought (or didn't think  ^-^ ) to order extra.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 22, 2016, 12:41:26 AM
 CundCo says the three Räubers are on their way! Also, finally got Brew Crafters! I just finished punching out 20 sheets of cardboard. And boy it has a lot of cardboard... I won't be able to play it for three more weeks, but I may give the rules a perusal. Anyone play Brew Crafters before? Any tips?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on January 22, 2016, 05:37:50 AM
The Plague arrived today, hurray!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 22, 2016, 05:42:12 AM
The Plague arrived today, hurray!

Words rarely uttered outside this forum :D

My Phantoms landed too.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2016, 09:07:35 AM
And my final package this January 2016.  :(y)

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160122__IMG_0004__1024.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on January 22, 2016, 09:20:03 AM
And my final package this January 2016.  :(y)

Where did you find The Tunnel? :'(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2016, 09:42:07 AM
And my final package this January 2016.  :(y)

Where did you find The Tunnel? :'(

Boardgamegeek.com members store. Was after The Volcanoes for Cacao and then found Lord of the Rings: The Search. Both so cheap my twisted logic engulfed me to buy The Tunnel as well.  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on January 22, 2016, 09:43:23 AM
And my final package this January 2016.  :(y)

Where did you find The Tunnel? :'(

Boardgamegeek.com members store. Was after The Volcanoes for Cacao and then found Lord of the Rings: The Search. Both so cheap my twisted logic engulfed me to buy The Tunnel as well.  :(y)
Thought the tunnel to be long sold out. Need to check asap.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on January 22, 2016, 09:20:41 PM


Anyone play Brew Crafters before? Any tips?

I have a copy and really enjoy it. It is pretty simple. Do note that each player except the start player get a bonus resource.

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 22, 2016, 10:00:59 PM
Noted! Ever play 2-player? If so, does it scale to 2 players well? I rarely get a chance to get these longer games out with my game group.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on January 22, 2016, 10:58:21 PM
No. Only played 3 and 4 player.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: ARabidMeerkat on January 23, 2016, 03:47:12 AM
Finally manged to get and play Wheel Of Fortune. My collection is so nearly complete (ordered GQ11 from this forum).

Maybe then I could dive into the world of custom tile creations?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 23, 2016, 06:57:14 AM
Woot! GQ11 landed from the US (I love the APO and my pal in the USAF who has the APO box)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 27, 2016, 03:01:44 AM
Some Besiegers arrived :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 27, 2016, 04:03:00 AM
Some Besiegers arrived :)

Congrats! Although, according to your profile you don't own the base game yet... ???
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on January 27, 2016, 04:08:30 AM
Big Box 5...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on January 27, 2016, 04:09:20 AM
Big Box 5...

I'll let you off then :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 27, 2016, 04:09:43 AM
Some Besiegers arrived :)

Congrats! Although, according to your profile you don't own the base game yet... ???

Who needs the base game? With the besiegers tiles alone in the same alignment as the photo and an unlimited supply of meeples, I count 53 points to be had. Poor city though :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on January 27, 2016, 10:09:14 AM
65 points with unlimited meeples.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 27, 2016, 11:24:35 AM
I have 1 6-point besieged city, 5 points from roads, and 7 6-point farms for 42 points. What am I missing?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: CKorfmann on January 27, 2016, 11:37:01 AM
I have 1 6-point besieged city, 5 points from roads, and 7 6-point farms for 42 points. What am I missing?

I see 6 points for the city, 5 points for the roads, 6 farms for 6 points, and 1 for 8 with the pig =  65.  62 is possible with a standard set of followers (seven standard followers, Big follower, Phantom, cart, pig).

The only way I can think of to add points without changing the tiles is to add the shepherd and some sheep. 
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Post by: danisthirty on January 27, 2016, 12:56:41 PM
I have 1 6-point besieged city, 5 points from roads, and 7 6-point farms for 42 points. What am I missing?

I see 6 points for the city, 5 points for the roads, 6 farms for 6 points, and 1 for 8 with the pig =  65.  62 is possible with a standard set of followers (seven standard followers, Big follower, Phantom, cart, pig).

But 6 + 5 + (6 x 6) + 8 = 55, not 65. ???

Without pig, 53 is the most points I can find...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on January 27, 2016, 01:06:26 PM
I have 1 6-point besieged city, 5 points from roads, and 7 6-point farms for 42 points. What am I missing?

I see 6 points for the city, 5 points for the roads, 6 farms for 6 points, and 1 for 8 with the pig =  65.  62 is possible with a standard set of followers (seven standard followers, Big follower, Phantom, cart, pig).
But 6 + 5 + (6 x 6) + 8 = 55, not 65. ???

Without pig, 53 is the most points I can find...
I second 53.
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Post by: kettlefish on January 27, 2016, 01:21:39 PM
Perhaps we should splitt this with the score of the tiles from one expansion.
I like to know what all the other expansions could get points if playing only this expansion without base game or without another expansion...
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Post by: Leven on January 27, 2016, 01:56:27 PM
Perhaps we should splitt this with the score of the tiles from one expansion.
I like to know what all the other expansions could get points if playing only this expansion without base game or without another expansion...

Perhaps we could ask farin to allow us playing JCloisterZone without the base game (leaving only the starting tile). I assume that wouldn't be so difficult to develop.
Then we could announce further solo contests (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1976.0) for the expansions.
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Post by: ARabidMeerkat on January 27, 2016, 02:01:56 PM
Perhaps we should splitt this with the score of the tiles from one expansion.
I like to know what all the other expansions could get points if playing only this expansion without base game or without another expansion...

Perhaps we could ask farin to allow us playing JCloisterZone without the base game (leaving only the starting tile). I assume that wouldn't be so difficult to develop.
Then we could announce further solo contests (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1976.0) for the expansions.

I wonder if anyone could be clever enough to venture a guess into what the maximum number of potential points you could get from each expansion and when adding all of the together
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Post by: Rosco on January 27, 2016, 04:45:34 PM
My mistake.   I counted 8 farms
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Post by: CKorfmann on January 27, 2016, 07:26:34 PM
I have 1 6-point besieged city, 5 points from roads, and 7 6-point farms for 42 points. What am I missing?

I see 6 points for the city, 5 points for the roads, 6 farms for 6 points, and 1 for 8 with the pig =  65.  62 is possible with a standard set of followers (seven standard followers, Big follower, Phantom, cart, pig).

But 6 + 5 + (6 x 6) + 8 = 55, not 65. ???

Without pig, 53 is the most points I can find...

Apparently, I can't add...
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Post by: Hepguy on January 29, 2016, 01:45:54 PM
I just received my big box 5. So I can tick off the variant wof start tile, the alternative river tiles, the hills and sheep, and the extra colors for my meeple families.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on January 30, 2016, 12:46:50 AM
The Cacao volcano mini expansion arrived today. I don't even own the base game yet! This is the first time I have seen Cacao tiles in person and they look great!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160130/8b83fbdb1c056ec544d8c553af7d2d71.jpg)
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Post by: Paul on January 30, 2016, 01:08:55 AM
Saweet. Cacao tiles look great, don't they. I ordered from a member and did not realize bgg themselves had Volcanoes for sale.
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Post by: Decar on February 01, 2016, 01:31:08 PM
Not had much in the post recently, so thought I would include all the items I brought back from my trip to the USA in September with today's delivery!

Many thanks to the CarcassonneShoppe for MFC & Travel Edition :)

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160201_211711.jpg)
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Post by: Christopher on February 03, 2016, 12:19:32 AM
My Big Box 5 arrived yesterday! Ha-zah!

Most importantly, this gives me the River III, which I decided I needed as a result of the Completion posts. Darn those posts. No doubt I'll end up trying to get the Spielbox Cult tiles, too. It also has, I believe (although I haven't checked) the hill tile from Hills and Sheep sans the missing watermark. Very exciting. Plus the language independent Wheel of Fortune, which is good. Purple meeples too, though I already have pink. I should have bought orange before. More score tiles, and duplicates of other expansions. All good though! Upon a quick look, it seemed to me that the trade tokens were bigger than my other set from the original Traders and Builders. I'll have a good look tonight.

Most interestingly, this Big Box gives me a storage dilemma. Do I continue to keep my collection in an original game box and a Wheel of Fortune box, or move it all into the big box? I'll probably keep with the two boxes as I'm close to adding a third (Winter Edition!) box!
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Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 12:23:53 AM
Photos or it didnt happen :p
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 03, 2016, 04:58:07 AM
Another mini expansion for a game I still don't have yet!! I believe I'll get the base game at the end of the month...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160203/0ca22b5b48533fb37623616e03d98fc8.jpg)
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Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 06:04:14 AM
Nice photos jungleboy - Photo so it happened  ^-^
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Post by: Paul on February 03, 2016, 06:25:21 AM
I had completely forgotten I had ordered these magazines (from England). Winter Edition Corn Circles from another other figure I include these as they only had one copy and it was barely 4 Euro.

Pardon the image quality but I'm sick (got a cold) too lazy to work on the image.

(http://sydby.com/carcassonne/screenshots/collection/MyCollection20160203__DSC_0183__1024.jpg)

Spielbox Half and Half, and Windrosen.
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Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 10:18:03 AM
I received a first class delivery from Danisthirty today:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160203_175448_e.jpg)

Many thanks for posting the tile Dan (& Kettlefish for holding KJW to ransome)!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 03, 2016, 10:37:06 AM
Oh cool, you finally got it! Now all you need is that weird River with coding on the back and you're good to go.  >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 11:21:54 AM
patience is a virtue...apparently!
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Post by: franks on February 03, 2016, 03:34:56 PM
I also received my BGG delivery of Volcanos!

A sneaky way to include a photo  ;D

The Cacao volcano mini expansion arrived today. I don't even own the base game yet! This is the first time I have seen Cacao tiles in person and they look great!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160130/8b83fbdb1c056ec544d8c553af7d2d71.jpg)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 05, 2016, 10:21:47 AM
My Big Carcassonne Box arrived from BW - if I could convince Tapatalk to post it at a sensible size a photo would be forthcoming... But I doubt anyone wants a 3000x2000 pixel image :)
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Post by: Rich_The_Fish on February 05, 2016, 01:36:01 PM
Managed to earn a little bit of extra cash the other week so thought a little treat was in order (something the boys and I have wanted since we started playing the digital version a few months ago). Postie delivered it today which is great timing as we've got a family games night planned for tomorrow. Happy days!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on February 05, 2016, 03:55:06 PM
I received a couple of little items today.

One from our pal, Decar. Thanks for the Brettspiel Adventskalender, Targi promo!

I also got the Ticket to Ride Europe - Orient Express promo from the Days of Wonders website, (free with paid shipping).
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 06, 2016, 08:34:27 AM
A visit from the Postie today... Where a parcel posted in Germany has landed here, the alert from DHL/DeutschePost has told me it is delivered and 8 hours later ParcelForce still don't know its delivered (it was a ParcelForce employee that handed it to me and his PDA I signed...)

Carcassonne : Die Stadt (Im Holzkoffer)

Man, I'm a happy bunny right now.
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Post by: Fritz_Spinne on February 06, 2016, 10:10:08 AM

Carcassonne : Die Stadt (Im Holzkoffer)

Man, I'm a happy bunny right now.

Something learned again: happy bunny is a new phrase for me, it's "Glückspilz" in german (which literally translates into luck mushroom).
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 06, 2016, 10:17:40 AM

Carcassonne : Die Stadt (Im Holzkoffer)

Man, I'm a happy bunny right now.

Something learned again: happy bunny is a new phrase for me, it's "Glückspilz" in german (which literally translates into luck mushroom).
http://dict.cc ?
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Post by: Decar on February 11, 2016, 12:12:47 AM
Funky River tiles & Cathars:
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Post by: Rosco on February 11, 2016, 07:16:23 AM
Decar - What are they??????
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Post by: Decar on February 11, 2016, 07:18:12 AM
River Tiles from the PC game.  It's a copy protection mechanic.  Game shows you a tile and a letter and you have to enter the code on the back of the tile!?!?!  Crazy right?!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on February 12, 2016, 02:21:50 AM
A bit ashamed but it was the last one I needed from the basic expansions. :)  :red-meeple:
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Post by: danisthirty on February 12, 2016, 02:51:39 AM
A bit ashamed but it was the last one I needed from the basic expansions. :)  :red-meeple:

Nothing to be ashamed of. Some people don't like and others do. That's fine. If you like it then great! If you don't like it but bought it anyway for reasons of completion then that's cool too. Somebody on these forums was kind enough to send me The Catapult as a gift and whilst I haven't played it yet, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to if I was playing Carc and others were keen to try it out. Even if you don't use the catapult itself, the tiles are quite cool and can add a lot of interest to the game...
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Post by: totor66 on February 12, 2016, 03:27:57 AM
Yep I plan to use it mainly for the tile without the catapult itself, but i'm sure I will try it properly when I play with kids, looking forward actually :)

PS: they have a lot of stocks on amazon.de for 15 € and since it's unlikely to get reprinted even in new art, might be time to grab some ;)

[Edit]: 13 € now actually, grrrr

totor66
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Post by: danisthirty on February 13, 2016, 04:48:15 AM
My latest arrivals:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/newstuff_13feb16.jpg)

Many thanks to JT Atomico for the Wheel of Fortune book (I still owe you for this, I will contact you for details of how best to pay) and also to a kind lady on eBay who sold me a first edition of Carcassonne (look - no Spiel des Jahres logo! :D)

It's been a good day! :(y)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 13, 2016, 06:28:38 AM


to a kind lady on eBay who sold me a first edition of Carcassonne (look - no Spiel des Jahres logo! :D)

It's been a good day! :(y)

I wondered who the person was that had the bids cancelled and a new BiN setup... I was planning to snipe on that... Glad it has gone to an appreciative home.
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Post by: danisthirty on February 13, 2016, 06:44:21 AM
to a kind lady on eBay who sold me a first edition of Carcassonne (look - no Spiel des Jahres logo! :D)

It's been a good day! :(y)

I wondered who the person was that had the bids cancelled and a new BiN setup... I was planning to snipe on that... Glad it has gone to an appreciative home.

I didn't cancel anything, but I offered a price that she was happy with so she set up a Buy it Now and I bought it. Definitely an appreciative home! 8)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 13, 2016, 06:45:46 AM
You know what I mean :) Bugs me when it happens and I really wanted it... I was mostly watching it to see what it went for
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on February 13, 2016, 07:12:42 AM
My usual policy is to be upfront about how much I'm prepared to pay. I offered a price that was in keeping with how rarely seen these are, and how much I could afford to pay (or how little I couldn't afford to pay as the case may be! :) )

I know that waiting until the dying seconds before placing a bid is pretty much common practice, but if people were prepared to bid with their best price beforehand it might ensure that the seller has a good idea of the kind of price their item might fetch and would be less inclined to sell directly. It had reached £21 with 4 days to go and there had only been 3 bids. I realise that this isn't for everyone, but I think it makes eBay a fairer place to buy and sell if people avoid bid-sniping on principle.

I could also point out that I bought it via a Buy it Now which wasn't restricted in terms of who it was available to. Technically anyone could have bought it! :P
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Post by: JoeSesquipedalian on February 13, 2016, 09:05:34 AM
and also to a kind lady on eBay who sold me a first edition of Carcassonne (look - no Spiel des Jahres logo! :D)

It's been a good day! :(y)

How much does a first edition Carcassonne like that usually fetch anyway?  I've never tried to hunt one down, thinking that it'd be price way beyond what I'd be willing to spend.  Also not so sure I'd recognize one immediately.
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Post by: JT Atomico on February 13, 2016, 11:04:02 AM
Argh, that was you Dan! I was watching that listing as well, I had put in an original £20 bid with the intention of going much higher and checked back later in the week to see that the listing had been cancelled :(

I even tried to offer the seller more than your £75 "Buy It Now" price, but I never heard back from them.

Oh well, I'm glad it went to someone who will appreciate it at least and glad that you got the Wheel Of Fortune book as well.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 13, 2016, 01:37:55 PM
You guys are nuts :)
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Post by: danisthirty on February 13, 2016, 11:22:22 PM
You guys are nuts :)

No. We're awesome! 8)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 14, 2016, 01:05:59 AM
Welcome to the club Dan. You now get access to the secret 70-point forum ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 15, 2016, 02:15:36 AM
More postmanly delights:
(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160212_173114.jpg)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 15, 2016, 03:11:21 AM
A Carcassonne Müller Metallbox
Carcassonne: Winter Edition
Gingerbread Man
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Post by: danisthirty on February 15, 2016, 03:16:14 AM
A Carcassonne Müller Metallbox
Carcassonne: Winter Edition
Gingerbread Man

Did you get it from Cundco? I saw a couple of those go for over £100 on eBay (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=435) when they first came out a few years ago because:

1) There were apparently only 1000 boxes (don't know how true this was)
2) They contained an "exclusive" expansion (die Belagerer - later available via Cundco directly)
3) They were only available in Germany and couldn't be bought online

HiG made a lot of German folk very rich with that one! ::)

Good buys by the way! :(y)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 15, 2016, 03:18:50 AM
Yep - straight from Cundco - I posted in the Cathar/Siege/Besiegers thread... bizarrely in this case I was more interested in the box than the content (since I already have the expansions and the base game) - but since I became interested, I've acquired a BW box anyway...

Hello. My name is hunnymonster and I'm a Carcassonne-o-holic.  :black1-meeple:
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 15, 2016, 09:20:53 AM
Even better - as I was decanting Winter Edition into the BW box, I appear to have received a faulty packing of the game with 96 cards (instead of 84) - didn't notice as I pressed the tiles out - rather when the "84" tiles  wouldn't fit in the tray... Obviously I've kept the 12 extra tiles out (Mrs hunnymonster decried me instantly as a "purist")
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Post by: franks on February 15, 2016, 09:27:39 PM
Today brought La Strada into the mail box.

This Martin Wallace design has some mechanics that would be familiar to Carc players and is easy to learn and quick to play.

Action Point Allowance System
Area Control / Area Influence
Area Enclosure
Hand Management
Modular Board
Route/Network Building
Tile Placement

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9675/la-strada (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9675/la-strada)

I found a good price on this and thought I would give it a chance.
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Post by: franks on February 16, 2016, 07:21:15 PM
Happy days!!!

Decar is the man of the hour - once again  :D

Such a great collection of goodies to receive that it feels better than Christmas!

Thank you Decar I'm very grateful for the whole package.
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Post by: Decar on February 16, 2016, 11:42:02 PM
Glad to see it all finally arrived!

Did I forget to pack an Astronomers rule sheet? I'll send you a pdf if you need it.

Merry Christmas  ???

Hope you enjoy them all!
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Post by: yimhj on February 17, 2016, 02:03:51 AM
I love the postman... and my brother too ! He is a new Carcassonne fan ; we played some games on Christmas and I gave him the virus.
He made me some barrels to pimp "Traders & Builders". I've got already cloth chips from ooh_jim. I need to get some wheat.

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Post by: danisthirty on February 17, 2016, 02:06:47 AM
Neat barrels! Well done for sharing your love of the game with someone else! :) :(y)
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Post by: Decar on February 17, 2016, 02:09:56 AM
Very cool - I've seen quite a bit of wheat around.  Meeplesource have some in their recent KS.  HiG use Wheat in some of their games too, so you might be able to order them as spare parts.

HTH
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Post by: yimhj on February 17, 2016, 02:28:50 AM
I've seen this : http://www.spielematerial.de/de/spielmaterial/spielsteine/waren/weizen-getreide-pflanze.html

I must order some things in few days.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 17, 2016, 03:55:20 AM
*Love* the barrels. I'm a big barrel fan, with some decorative barrels scattered throughout my apartment.

They also look great out on the board too. Do other people do that with trade goods? I just keep them aside and distribute them once cities are closed, but if you have nice goods, adding them to the landscape is a great idea. I had literally never thought of that until seeing your picture.
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Post by: yimhj on February 17, 2016, 04:59:23 AM
I've seen months ago, a similar picture (BGG ?). I thought it was a good idea for not forget the distribution of goods when the city is completed. Almost, a player can't put his meeple on the tile to hide the trade !
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Post by: ARabidMeerkat on February 17, 2016, 12:44:31 PM
Thanks to danisthirsty and Board Game Extras
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Post by: franks on February 17, 2016, 03:36:27 PM
Glad to see it all finally arrived!

Did I forget to pack an Astronomers rule sheet? I'll send you a pdf if you need it.

Merry Christmas  ???

Hope you enjoy them all!

Decar, the rule sheet was there it just didn't make the photo shoot for some reason!
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Post by: whaleyland on February 17, 2016, 05:17:22 PM
A consternated comment from my partner implies that I received the Winter Edition – Kornkriese expansion at my Arizona house today. That means I once again have all the expansions to all the official Carcassonne games (except for Carc2 expansions). Yay! No photo, obviously, but it should be there in twoish years when I get back.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 18, 2016, 01:37:32 AM
I rather impulsively bought three games yesterday that I hadn't even heard of 24 hours earlier. Hopefully a photo will be coming to this thread soon!
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Post by: Decar on February 18, 2016, 01:45:38 AM
I rather impulsively bought three games yesterday that I hadn't even heard of 24 hours earlier. Hopefully a photo will be coming to this thread soon!

I'm guessing it wasn't Carcassonne 2.0?
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Post by: Karcalijn on February 18, 2016, 02:21:10 AM
Thanks to danisthirsty and Board Game Extras

Ah, you've got the abbots! No yellow?
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 18, 2016, 03:54:08 AM
I rather impulsively bought three games yesterday that I hadn't even heard of 24 hours earlier. Hopefully a photo will be coming to this thread soon!

I'm guessing it wasn't Carcassonne 2.0?

Oh how I wish I hadn't heard of Carcassonne 2.0 until two days ago. Actually I don't wish that, because then I'd be angry right now!  >:D

The three games are all by the same designer, and at least one of them is quite difficult to come by. The designer himself gives a discount if you buy two of them in combination, so I did that and added a third game just for fun :)
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Post by: ARabidMeerkat on February 18, 2016, 04:57:07 AM
Thanks to danisthirsty and Board Game Extras

Ah, you've got the abbots! No yellow?

Not yet, since BGE ran out of yellow ones. Will still keep on searching! I was determined to get hold of these without succumbing to peer pressure and buying Carc 2 (although I may be tempted.....) in order to get the Abbots which I think are a great piece and addition to Carcassonne
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Post by: Karcalijn on February 18, 2016, 05:09:58 AM
Thanks to danisthirsty and Board Game Extras

Ah, you've got the abbots! No yellow?

Not yet, since BGE ran out of yellow ones.

Oh boy, now a feel a bit guilty... I ordered an extra yellow one to paint grey, sorry!  :-\

But, when i contacted BGE to thank them for selling when i asked them for the abbots, they told me that their gonna have a few sets soon. But after that batch, it may take a while. So i would email them to ask if they can keep you posted, if i were you. They were very nice and had a great service with me  ;)
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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on February 18, 2016, 10:13:06 AM
I rather impulsively bought three games yesterday that I hadn't even heard of 24 hours earlier. Hopefully a photo will be coming to this thread soon!

I'm guessing it wasn't Carcassonne 2.0?

Oh how I wish I hadn't heard of Carcassonne 2.0 until two days ago. Actually I don't wish that, because then I'd be angry right now!  >:D

The three games are all by the same designer, and at least one of them is quite difficult to come by. The designer himself gives a discount if you buy two of them in combination, so I did that and added a third game just for fun :)
Tim Fowers?
Paperback, Burgle Bros?
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Post by: Decar on February 18, 2016, 10:32:52 AM
Amazing that was my first guess too. I really liked Burgle Bros.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 18, 2016, 10:57:49 AM
The three games are all by the same designer, and at least one of them is quite difficult to come by. The designer himself gives a discount if you buy two of them in combination, so I did that and added a third game just for fun :)
Tim Fowers?
Paperback, Burgle Bros?

Nope, but good guess!

Some more clues: one of the games is the most famous of his and fairly mainstream, the second one is a spin-off of the first with the same theme but different mechanics, and the third one is not the same theme but has some similar features. They all involve dice in some way or another.
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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on February 18, 2016, 05:10:05 PM
Scott Aimes Tiny Epic series?
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 18, 2016, 10:13:49 PM
Keep trying! Two of the games have a medieval monastery/manuscripts theme.
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Post by: Decar on February 19, 2016, 01:18:23 AM
Biblios + The Dice Game
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 19, 2016, 02:06:04 AM

Biblios + The Dice Game

Ding, ding, ding!

I am a pseudo manuscript scholar in my spare time so I couldn't pass these up!
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 19, 2016, 02:54:52 AM
I love the postie and 3dhubs.com :)

For those that get irritated by the tiles becoming misaligned, in association with thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:958020) & 3dhubs.com (http://3dhubs.refr.cc/GX2LDGT) - 20 of these just landed on my doorstep...
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 19, 2016, 05:04:48 AM

I love the postie and 3dhubs.com :)

For those that get irritated by the tiles becoming misaligned, in association with thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:958020) & 3dhubs.com (http://3dhubs.refr.cc/GX2LDGT) - 20 of these just landed on my doorstep...

These are really intriguing, nice purchase! I assume you can see the black borders between tiles after you lay them?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on February 19, 2016, 05:07:23 AM

I love the postie and 3dhubs.com :)

For those that get irritated by the tiles becoming misaligned, in association with thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:958020) & 3dhubs.com (http://3dhubs.refr.cc/GX2LDGT) - 20 of these just landed on my doorstep...

These are really intriguing, nice purchase! I assume you can see the black borders between tiles after you lay them?

Yes - exactly - given the colour options of the materials available it was the least obtrusive option... I'll post a picture of them "in action" when I'm not at work :)
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Post by: ARabidMeerkat on February 19, 2016, 05:36:33 AM
I love the postie and 3dhubs.com :)

For those that get irritated by the tiles becoming misaligned, in association with thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:958020) & 3dhubs.com (http://3dhubs.refr.cc/GX2LDGT) - 20 of these just landed on my doorstep...

Merit for your amazing find. I'm slightly in want myself.....
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 19, 2016, 07:11:11 AM
Here you go - a very quick shot of the tiles in action - with Carcassonne: die Stadt (because that was the first to hand)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 19, 2016, 08:48:03 AM
Really interesting, thanks for the photos!
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Post by: SRBO on February 19, 2016, 10:14:11 AM
Finally my time to post something in this topic.

Last valentine my girlfriend asked here on this forum, right under my nose, to get help for creating her own meeples and tiles: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2381.0
Funny 'cause I was considering to reply on that post without knowing it was her.

With special thanks to Decar who made this possible, I recieved personalized followers based on a picture of us.

It took a while before all the stickers were on the meeples, but I'm very glad with the outcome,
(http://i66.tinypic.com/wqq7pf.jpg)

Nice tiles, drawbag and meeples from Decar,
And ofcourse It_sme,

Merit for both of you!


P.S. my first fan-expansion!
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Post by: Decar on February 19, 2016, 10:40:51 AM
So happy to help you both out. Those meeple stickers look fantastic :)  Thanks for sharing a photo. Feel free to suggest some better Valentine's rules!

Don't forget, now you have a fan expansion you can join Quevy's competion:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2292.0
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Post by: danisthirty on February 19, 2016, 10:37:04 PM
Last valentine my girlfriend asked here on this forum, right under my nose, to get help for creating her own meeples and tiles: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2381.0
Funny 'cause I was considering to reply on that post without knowing it was her.

:D

With special thanks to Decar who made this possible, I recieved personalized followers based on a picture of us.

It took a while before all the stickers were on the meeples, but I'm very glad with the outcome,

Congrats! I hope it made it a truly special Valentine's day for you. Well done Decar on those awesome meeple stickers... :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on February 22, 2016, 03:33:55 AM
The pimped "goods" for Traders & Builders arrived from BGE...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160222/db70219fca03a86959ea037d7287856a.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on February 22, 2016, 05:16:23 AM
Nice. :(y) What sort of size are they?
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Post by: Valheru on February 22, 2016, 05:16:29 AM
These look fantastic!
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 22, 2016, 05:20:14 AM
Biggest of them is approximately the size of a €urocent coin (or an old ½p if you remember those Dan)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 22, 2016, 05:33:47 AM
I think they look really cool too. BGE - board game extras? I looked briefly and couldn't find them. Interesting how they gave you an extra wheat and silk but not an extra barrel. It also would have been better if the silk was red to match the depiction on the tiles, but overall these are very cool and a definite upgrade over not only the tokens but also the other sets I've seen.
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Post by: Valheru on February 22, 2016, 05:35:24 AM
I think they look really cool too. BGE - board game extras? I looked briefly and couldn't find them. Interesting how they gave you an extra wheat and silk but not an extra barrel. It also would have been better if the silk was red to match the depiction on the tiles, but overall these are very cool and a definite upgrade over not only the tokens but also the other sets I've seen.
http://www.boardgameextras.co.uk/index.php?cat=314&category=Realistic+Resource+Tokens#.VssOkPnhDIU

Here you go, mate.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 22, 2016, 05:44:07 AM
I think they look really cool too. BGE - board game extras? I looked briefly and couldn't find them. Interesting how they gave you an extra wheat and silk but not an extra barrel. It also would have been better if the silk was red to match the depiction on the tiles, but overall these are very cool and a definite upgrade over not only the tokens but also the other sets I've seen.
http://www.boardgameextras.co.uk/index.php?cat=314&category=Realistic+Resource+Tokens#.VssOkPnhDIU

Here you go, mate.

Great, thanks. I was looking under Carcassonne but now I see they're not game-specific, which is why the cloth/silk is not red. I see they also have gold bars which could be better than the existing ones for the Goldmines.
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 22, 2016, 05:45:35 AM
I think they look really cool too. BGE - board game extras? I looked briefly and couldn't find them. Interesting how they gave you an extra wheat and silk but not an extra barrel. It also would have been better if the silk was red to match the depiction on the tiles, but overall these are very cool and a definite upgrade over not only the tokens but also the other sets I've seen.

Actually that's down to what I ordered :) There is another barrel too - I ordered a spare of each...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on February 22, 2016, 08:03:59 PM
I ordered this from a fellow Canadian user on BGG at a reasonable price, ($20 + shipping). I've been keeping an eye out for 'original editions'.

I had to ask this seller what edition, (who responded how he could identify that?), he's abviously is not a connoisseur  ;)

I don't mean to sound denigrating at all, this fellow had good communication and has a very large collection with great taste in games.

He did confirm it was a RGG version that he had for a long time and said it was in VG condition. I was hopeful it was an older set and having just received this it seem to have confirmed to be an older edition. From the BGG listing this looks to be the 2002 - RGG with stamped mark, 'Includes the River expansion'.

There is some box wear on the back of the box but the tiles, (punched), look unused. This looks to be the oldest version I now own.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Fritz_Spinne on February 22, 2016, 10:36:07 PM
Most interesting question for many of us: does ist have a 70 point scoreboard?
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Post by: whaleyland on February 22, 2016, 10:47:10 PM
Most interesting question for many of us: does ist have a 70 point scoreboard?
Yeah. The back of the box shows one.
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Post by: danisthirty on February 22, 2016, 10:53:35 PM
Most interesting question for many of us: does ist have a 70 point scoreboard?
Yeah. The back of the box shows one.

Whether the back of the box shows one is no indicator of whether it actually includes one. I think this box includes the old-style (grey) 50-point score track. Still a great find, and can't fault the price. Nice find! :(y)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 23, 2016, 01:57:13 AM
Not delivered by the postie, but this turned up just now... The glue around part of the box lid has failed - but that is easily repairable.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160223/39bb59f35c76a4e9e80abc9a50282d3f.jpg)
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Post by: franks on February 23, 2016, 06:06:28 AM
Most interesting question for many of us: does ist have a 70 point scoreboard?
Yeah. The back of the box shows one.

Whether the back of the box shows one is no indicator of whether it actually includes one. I think this box includes the old-style (grey) 50-point score track. Still a great find, and can't fault the price. Nice find! :(y)

I should have clarified that it was the 50 point track  :)
It was the first thing I checked and would have mentioned it in the post if it was.  :)
The 50 point track is printed in colour so not sure if that changes the vintage. Only the box cover suggests the 2002 edition.
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Post by: JT Atomico on February 24, 2016, 09:17:24 AM
After much searching, I found myself a 70-point scoreboard! It was delivered today (though not actually by the postman).

(http://s15.postimg.cc/ok7sbfy97/70_scoreboard.jpg)  (http://s24.postimg.cc/4i1osq2yd/green_70.jpg)

Oh my goodness, this was hard to track down! About on par with finding a black teacher. I have contacted so many sellers (UK and international) on BoardGameGeek, Amazon, eBay, etc. (including the eBay listing that Dan sniped ;)).

I eventually found it by posting in a Facebook group called Roleplaying and Board Games for Sale UK & EU ONLY! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/RpgUK/) which I found out about on some old Reddit thread about second hand board games in the UK.

Good luck to anyone else looking for it. I now consider my collection "complete" again. At least until I find out about some other must-have rare item via the completionism polls!
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Post by: Decar on February 24, 2016, 09:19:46 AM
Well done JT Atomico!!!

We'll have to give you access to the secret forum as well now  ::) ::)
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Post by: danisthirty on February 24, 2016, 10:08:36 AM
Congrats Jamie! :) :(y)

Oh my goodness, this was hard to track down! About on par with finding a black teacher. I have contacted so many sellers (UK and international) on BoardGameGeek, Amazon, eBay, etc. (including the eBay listing that Dan sniped ;)).

:'( Not so. I just made the seller an offer she couldn't refuse (before anyone else)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 24, 2016, 10:17:37 AM
In your secret forum do you talk about how useless this scoreboard actually is?  >:D
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Post by: Leven on February 24, 2016, 11:06:37 AM
In your secret forum do you talk about how useless this scoreboard actually is?  >:D

I disagree. It can be useful for various purposes like: tracking the size of the largest / longest city / road when playing with King & Robber Baron, or you can use it for the Census (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1021.0) expansion as well.  ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 25, 2016, 01:14:48 AM
In your secret forum do you talk about how useless this scoreboard actually is?  >:D

Pretty much...and gloating.... :p
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Post by: toastytoast on February 25, 2016, 02:06:40 PM
I was away on a holiday last week and most of this week, though came home to find this little surprise in my letterbox  - thanks Decar!
 :D
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Post by: Decar on February 25, 2016, 02:08:13 PM
Sorry it took so long. Hope you're holiday was good :)
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Post by: Decar on February 26, 2016, 09:21:19 AM
A super haul from Cundco today.

A copy of Schweinebande with lovey Dorris Mathaus artwork.  A lot of blank tiles. Two large bags of meeple. A copy of hills and sheep. Some cooking utensils. 3 meeple bag set from Rosco and I also decided to order a Grey Abbot:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160226_171152-1024x576.jpg)
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Post by: Rosco on February 26, 2016, 11:42:26 AM
That is a lot of blank tiles
 
Thanks for ordering my bags!
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Post by: Decar on February 26, 2016, 01:36:34 PM
It's only the second biggest order of tiles I've made.  Alas they are all of the new gloss-stock.  You should have seen the box my order came in.  It was the box they get their blank tiles from, a box of 210 I believe!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on February 27, 2016, 01:29:54 AM
Found the Grey scoreboard (2000 edition), along with kathars, river 2 and some other expansions that i had to buy with it. so soon the postman will bring me some new additions to my collection.. (although its only for the scoreboard and kathars..)
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Post by: danisthirty on February 27, 2016, 01:48:36 AM
Nice one SRBO!  :)
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Post by: SRBO on February 27, 2016, 02:00:55 AM
Nice one SRBO!  :)
Yeah, im really glad. One thing though, is that I need to buy an extra storage box to contain all the stuff xd
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Post by: quevy on February 27, 2016, 03:39:04 AM
Arrive this week from BGG store, I buy the first promo of having the games :)

(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-0/p280x280/12798887_10208931665314047_1782842707419703819_n.jpg?oh=ddc3548a9eb13945c8972fdc3e804884&oe=5757DEAA)
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Post by: Decar on February 27, 2016, 04:08:21 AM
is the second Petersburg - I don't recognize it.
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Post by: quevy on February 27, 2016, 04:15:17 AM
is the second Petersburg - I don't recognize it.

The Voyages of Marco Polo  (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171623/voyages-marco-polo)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on February 27, 2016, 08:18:59 AM
Ah yes, that makes more sense - I've not had the opportunity to play this yet; it seems well received though + HiG had a camel at Essen last year!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on February 29, 2016, 03:31:06 AM
When it rains, it pours. I've almost doubled my small game collection in the last three days!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/04155680cd97d1d8b09f5d7f23798f01.jpg)
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Post by: totor66 on February 29, 2016, 09:15:42 AM
29/02 will be forever engraved in my mind :)
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Post by: hunnymonster on February 29, 2016, 09:35:56 AM
Well the postman will be bringing me a Carcassonne: South Seas soon, I know this because I just shipped a 10kg box of stuff to myself from Ireland and that was in it.... Beats carrying around 2 airports and paying for the hold baggage :)
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 01, 2016, 12:20:42 AM
While I was away though he did bring me Carcassonne: Die Burg...
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 01, 2016, 03:38:21 AM
While I was away though he did bring me Carcassonne: Die Burg...

Great, it's my favourite spin-off by a fair margin so I hope you like it. And I'm continuing to enjoy it more and more with each play as I get better at the nuances of it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 04:40:04 AM
Glad to here you've been getting packages!  We always like seeing a photo though ;)  If for no other reason we can check your decor out and sometime we see accidental variations that those pesky completionists need :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 04:40:15 AM
Post #1000 I'm sorry it's not Carcassonne, In fact it's not even close!  Yesterday this giant box from CoolMiniOrNot arrived.  The game reviews haven't been great but the developer has provided some small fixes. I think I'll be waiting a little loner before I break this solo/coop Tower Defense game open:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160301_123111-1280x720.jpg)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 01, 2016, 05:00:29 AM
Glad to here you've been getting packages!  We always like seeing a photo though ;)  If for no other reason we can check your decor out and sometime we see accidental variations that those pesky completionists need :(

We especially like owls.
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 01, 2016, 05:37:43 AM
Great Scott! 
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Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 05:41:26 AM
That's great - but I thought it was Dan :(
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 01, 2016, 05:49:01 AM
Great Scott!

dirk2112, what game is that from? I am a huge Back To The Future fan :)
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 01, 2016, 05:49:31 AM
That's great - but I thought it was Dan :(

Sorry, I was quoting Back to the Future for my picture.

I am unfamiliar with B-Sieged so I will have to check out the reviews.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 01, 2016, 05:49:47 AM
Great Scott!

Oh cool, I've ordered the Delorean but it hasn't arrived yet. Plus I don't own the actual game yet.  ???

dirk2112, what game is that from? I am a huge Back To The Future fan :)

Colt Express (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2461.msg35071#msg35071).
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 01, 2016, 06:07:43 AM
Great Scott!

dirk2112, what game is that from? I am a huge Back To The Future fan :)

JungleBoy already answered you, but I was just going to say check out the reviews on YouTube to see if Colt Express is right for you.  It is pseudo programmatic and that turns some people off.  Any strategy you have can quickly go out the window.  We really enjoy it.  I will say that the game plays ok with 3 people, but it definitely gets better the more people you add.  Its one of the few games where no one seems to mind finishing in last place. 
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Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 06:15:46 AM
I am unfamiliar with B-Sieged so I will have to check out the reviews.

The game was presented as a strategic tower defence game, played over a certain number of rounds.  The first reviews suggested the game was punishing and certain monsters were hard to beat, and impossible to beat if certain other events occurred.  The suggestion was it's very hard to plan ahead.

I've not read the rules in great detail, but most CMON games are very simple.  I've not read the FAQ that has 'nerfed' the baddies to make the game easier.  It has also introduced a difficulty setting too, so the game is meant to be more flexible.

I liked the look of the scalable solo mechanics. Even if the game is terrible...I got a lot of minis  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on March 01, 2016, 06:24:45 AM
So pleased to see this becoming the first post at Carcassonne Central to receive more than 1000 replies! I hadn’t intended it to become what it quickly turned into after I posted my image of Gold Rush and Carc 2.0 back in October 2014. But I’m so glad that it has done as it’s included so many fantastic photos of bits and pieces that have been delivered to members all over the world, and has provided so many of us with the opportunity to share, show off and get excited about our latest arrivals!

Great work guys; now let’s push for 2000! :) :(y)
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Post by: Paul on March 01, 2016, 06:52:48 AM
So pleased to see this becoming the first post at Carcassonne Central to receive more than 1000 replies! I hadn’t intended it to become what it quickly turned into after I posted my image of Gold Rush and Carc 2.0 back in October 2014. But I’m so glad that it has done as it’s included so many fantastic photos of bits and pieces that have been delivered to members all over the world, and has provided so many of us with the opportunity to share, show off and get excited about our latest arrivals!

Great work guys; now let’s push for 2000! :) :(y)

So many puns... Like this gone "post"-al. And that has been post-punned for a long time. But now it's post-tense.
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 01, 2016, 07:07:54 AM
Glad to here you've been getting packages!  We always like seeing a photo though ;)  If for no other reason we can check your decor out and sometime we see accidental variations that those pesky completionists need :(
Well critiques of décor won't happen because it rarely features in any photos I take (mostly I don't do it because I usually post with Tapatalk and I see it often leaves the photo in raw origin size huge x huger... And nobody needs to see that)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 07:26:55 AM
Aww, but we'd love to see your trippy 1970s carpets!  I use an application called Image Resizer (android), which quickly lets you scale photos you've taken, it automatically saves it as a new file too, without overwriting the old one. Extremely easy to use.  You can also add a width= parameter to the img tags.  I usually try 500.  Makes my massive 5MB photos -- 500kb instead.
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Post by: quevy on March 01, 2016, 09:13:08 AM
Today it was this.



(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12814472_10208957467439084_3469088769184774912_n.jpg?oh=40c6e9aee6539b9912c4f267e055d5fb&oe=574F5825)
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Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 09:23:29 AM
Enjoy Quevy!
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 02, 2016, 12:56:23 AM
Recently I decided that the next thing that I "needed" for my collection was to find all of the tiles which have had changes in watermarks (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2476.0) over different releases.

I already had a few bits, but the big thing that I needed to track down were old copies of the first four major expansions before they were watermarked. I thought that this would be a fun challenge which might take me a few weeks of browsing around, contacting sellers, etc.

So it was with a mix of pleasure and a small twinge of disappointment that I found them all in the first BoardGameGeek listing that I looked at! Someone was selling their old collection and had all four of those expansions in their unwatermarked form. More than that, because they were unboxed, without rules and being sold in a bundle it was all very reasonably priced!

Here is the haul of tiles (which also included King & Robber Baron):

(http://s15.postimg.cc/az88yq36z/no_watermarks.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on March 02, 2016, 01:08:18 AM
I think you just out-completionisted me!
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Post by: Decar on March 02, 2016, 01:35:11 AM
Nice photo - I managed to pick these up by accident  :(y) :(y) - have fun putting them back in your boxes though :(
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 03, 2016, 03:21:55 AM
88 miles an hour!!!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160303/c0c585848a0bfc4b81051d2a000d83f7.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on March 03, 2016, 03:27:23 AM
I got mine tomorrow.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 03, 2016, 03:42:57 AM

I got mine tomorrow.

This is heavy.
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 03, 2016, 04:36:32 AM
I got mine tomorrow.

 ;D :(y)

I had to read that twice.
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 03, 2016, 05:09:48 AM
;D :(y)

I had to read that twice.

Dirk, you're not thinking fourth dimensionally!
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Post by: danisthirty on March 03, 2016, 05:17:17 AM
;D :(y)

I had to read that twice.

Dirk, you're not thinking fourth dimensionally!

I know. He has a real problem with that...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on March 03, 2016, 05:48:21 AM
It's probably due to that head injury I sustained in 1955.  I don't recommend hanging a clock while standing on a toilet.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 03, 2016, 06:13:45 AM
Haha, I can't believe it's taken us this whole time to start talking about BTTF!
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 03, 2016, 09:11:13 AM
Well the postman will be bringing me a Carcassonne: South Seas soon, I know this because I just shipped a 10kg box of stuff to myself from Ireland and that was in it.... Beats carrying around 2 airports and paying for the hold baggage :)

And the box arrived - what a fabulous idea to use Taytos as packaging material :)
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 03, 2016, 10:07:56 AM
These arrived for me today:

(http://s16.postimg.cc/rtkvjcuc5/IMG_0672.jpg) (http://s9.postimg.cc/p7pj2x80v/IMG_0671.jpg)

They are the weird river tiles with number codes on the back of them that come from a version of the Carcassonne PC game. :green-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 03, 2016, 10:27:50 AM
You should alter that image so no one knows how to break the copy protect!!!   C:-) C:-) C:-) C:-) Jumble the tiles up!!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JT Atomico on March 03, 2016, 10:33:59 AM
You should alter that image so no one knows how to break the copy protect!!!   C:-) C:-) C:-) C:-) Jumble the tiles up!!!

The tiles are jumbled :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 03, 2016, 10:36:14 AM
I have a feeling these were the first editions of the River Tiles, which were given away with the PC game when it was released.  It was only later that the River was available in a little blue box.  Does anyone know?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on March 03, 2016, 11:06:25 AM
 :D

http://www.ebay.de/itm/131742350388?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.de/itm/131742350388?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
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Post by: SRBO on March 03, 2016, 01:31:45 PM
Sadly the grey board that i ordered was a normal brown board..
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Post by: Valheru on March 03, 2016, 04:28:31 PM
These arrived for me today:

(http://s16.postimg.cc/rtkvjcuc5/IMG_0672.jpg) (http://s9.postimg.cc/p7pj2x80v/IMG_0671.jpg)

They are the weird river tiles with number codes on the back of them that come from a version of the Carcassonne PC game. :green-meeple:

Came across these today as well. Might be interested in buying them and trading/sending if someone is interested?
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Post by: Valheru on March 03, 2016, 05:48:47 PM
Sadly the grey board that i ordered was a normal brown board..

http://www.ebay.de/itm/SUPERRAR-CARCASSONNE-SUPERRAR-FRUHE-AUFLAGE-OHNE-SPIEL-DES-JAHRES-AUFDRUCK-/161996265018?hash=item25b7bad63a:g:pHcAAOSw9N1Vg-tJ

Here's one with a grey one.
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Post by: danisthirty on March 03, 2016, 10:39:56 PM
Sadly the grey board that i ordered was a normal brown board..

:(

Came across these today as well. Might be interested in buying them and trading/sending if someone is interested?

Since all the cool kids are getting these at the moment I guess I probably should do too. If they're still available could you PM me about them Valheru? I'll be your best friend forever and call you Val-Hero for a month if you do. Those are my conditions.
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 04, 2016, 03:33:34 AM
In the post from CundCo today:

Pink & Purple "completion" meeples (the ones for all of the expansions that didn't come with meeples in the extended colours) arrived - wagons, femeeples, barns, mayors & robbers.
Das Fest (hat tip to @JoeSesquipedalian for the heads up - merit already given at point of ordering)
South Seas - Friday (I didn't own the game at the point I ordered them)
GoldRush - Sheriff (I don't even own the base game yet  O0)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on March 04, 2016, 04:19:10 AM
Sadly the grey board that i ordered was a normal brown board..

:(

Came across these today as well. Might be interested in buying them and trading/sending if someone is interested?

Since all the cool kids are getting these at the moment I guess I probably should do too. If they're still available could you PM me about them Valheru? I'll be your best friend forever and call you Val-Hero for a month if you do. Those are my conditions.

I've contacted the seller and I'm waiting on his response. If/when I hear something from him and finish the deal, they're yours! ;)

I'll wait a bit with sending my signed tiles so I can include them.


My order from Cundco arrived as well today! The fest and a pink/purple robber are mine!

Also, might have finished a deal on Cathars and Fliers. Good tidings!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on March 04, 2016, 05:50:34 AM
Came across these today as well. Might be interested in buying them and trading/sending if someone is interested?

Since all the cool kids are getting these at the moment I guess I probably should do too. If they're still available could you PM me about them Valheru? I'll be your best friend forever and call you Val-Hero for a month if you do. Those are my conditions.

I've contacted the seller and I'm waiting on his response. If/when I hear something from him and finish the deal, they're yours! ;)

I'll wait a bit with sending my signed tiles so I can include them.

Thanks very much Valhero. :) :(y)

Meanwhile, in Dan land, these two arrived today:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Carc2XPs1and2.jpg)

With any luck, they should be seeing some table action before the end of next week. Photos to follow...
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Post by: franks on March 04, 2016, 01:52:23 PM
I'm excited by this arrival!

Tuscany expands Viticulture. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128621/viticulture (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128621/viticulture)

This series has quickly becoming our new favourite worker placement game. We actually own the updated Viticulture: Essential Edition (2015), which has, a very few, elements of Tuscany already included. Regardless there are many more mini expansion in Tuscany that further expands the game. I also understand by posts from the designer / publisher, Jamey Stegmaier, there are 5 mini expansions in this set that will not get a future reprinted.

First attached photo is the Tuscany expansion box that just arrived and the second was our first game of V:EE.

Highly recommend the series, especially if you like Stone Age or Agricola / Agricola: all creatures ...
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Post by: quevy on March 06, 2016, 03:44:01 AM
These arrived for me today:

(http://s16.postimg.cc/rtkvjcuc5/IMG_0672.jpg) (http://s9.postimg.cc/p7pj2x80v/IMG_0671.jpg)

They are the weird river tiles with number codes on the back of them that come from a version of the Carcassonne PC game. :green-meeple:

They can not be played without a bag because the numbers can be stored, however, they must be safe included in Completionism Poll
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 07, 2016, 04:14:48 PM
My first Rio Grande made expansion arrived today  :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on March 08, 2016, 03:28:24 AM
My second non-German Carcassonne game...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160308/4dfbccd90b50f35c7275961a269129c8.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 08, 2016, 07:03:30 AM
Apparently, "The Complete Carcassonne Collection" has been available for a long time, I should have just ordered this  :(y) :(y) :(y)

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160308_130824.jpg)

Edit: whoot 1700 posts
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on March 08, 2016, 07:19:47 AM
Apparently, "The Complete Carcassonne Collection" has been available for a long time, I should have just ordered this  :(y) :(y) :(y)

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160308_130824.jpg)

How does the inside look? Is it devided in certain parts?
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 08, 2016, 08:03:51 AM
Apparently, "The Complete Carcassonne Collection" has been available for a long time, I should have just ordered this  :(y) :(y) :(y)

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160308_130824.jpg)

Cool find Decar! Anything exciting about the tiles or components inside?
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Post by: Decar on March 08, 2016, 08:10:53 AM
I'll let you know tonight - I only had time for a quick snap while I was at home for lunch!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 08, 2016, 10:12:08 AM
Nothing overly special about it the printing.  The box is the most interesting bit.  I especially like the Blue Carcassonne Logo, I've never see this before.   

The inside is just like a regular Carcassonne box, except it's much bigger.  I've not looked at all the tiles, but they look regular.  The Inns and Cathedrals CRCr tile is without bushes.

The rules are all distributed as separate sheets dated 2000, 2002 and 2003.  Inns and Cathedrals is listed as 'The Expansion'.  I'll need to check which edition of the base game rules are printed, but shows tall meeple.
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 08, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
Nothing overly special about it the printing.  The box is the most interesting bit.  I especially like the Blue Carcassonne Logo, I've never see this before.   

The inside is just like a regular Carcassonne box, except it's much bigger.  I've not looked at all the tiles, but they look regular.  The Inns and Cathedrals CRCr tile is without bushes.

The rules are all distributed as separate sheets dated 2000, 2002 and 2003.  Inns and Cathedrals is listed as 'The Expansion'.  I'll need to check which edition of the base game rules are printed, but shows tall meeple.

Very cool. I might try and pick one of these up if I see it anywhere, but at least the lack of unique components means I won't have the full completionist itch for it!

One thing about the I&C CRCR tile, did this gain bushes and a watermark at the same time? Or does there exist a tile out there with the bushes but not the watermark or vice versa? From what research I have done I think that they both appeared together on the Big Box 1 version of I&C and have existed on all editions since, but that could be wrong.
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Post by: franks on March 09, 2016, 07:47:04 AM
Decar, that set looks nice, will have to keep my eye out. I can't image they are easy to find.

I've been away for the last few days in the National capital (Ottawa) for industry / Government meetings. Came home to this lot and am especially excited about Walnut Grove. It looks to be a very good blend of Worker placement and Tile laying with a Rondel system to boot. In the BGG blurb it is self described as, "Walnut Grove could be described as a light mashup between Carcassonne and Agricola." Two of my favourite games! https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103185/walnut-grove (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103185/walnut-grove)

I will leave this blatant commercial with a quote from Purge reviews, (who has experience with the game and can say it better than I can);

"The real brilliance of Walnut Grove is found in the meshing together of the tile laying to get provide the main resources you need with the rondel movement to either get what you need that you couldn't by using the farms or by attempting to score as many Victory Points as possible. While these two mechanics do not occur at the same time, your planning must incorporate both to have an effective strategy."

Second image is from the Purge review.

Ooh I'm also excited about the rest of the lot as well  ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 09, 2016, 08:02:24 AM
I've seen Walnut Grove, I was quite intrigued by it but couldn't find it cheap.  Did you order form publisher?

Let us know how good it is :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on March 09, 2016, 08:31:01 AM
(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-0/p280x280/12814509_10209024364991481_175229233240459764_n.jpg?oh=8154897db8d4af244a6463d92fda490a&oe=5763A8EF)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Merlin_89 on March 09, 2016, 10:46:15 AM
Look, who's come by...
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Post by: danisthirty on March 09, 2016, 10:50:29 AM
Congratulations Merlin. Well deserved! :(y)
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Post by: quevy on March 09, 2016, 11:02:17 AM
Look, who's come by...

I'd seen that somewhere :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on March 09, 2016, 05:10:57 PM
I've seen Walnut Grove, I was quite intrigued by it but couldn't find it cheap.  Did you order form publisher?

Let us know how good it is :)

I hope to get it to the table soon! Though I can't overwhelm my wife with learning too many new games at once  >:D

The title seems to have had a recent printing, it is readily available at on-line markets here. It was available at a couple at a reasonable price, ($44 CA - £23). If you can't find it let me know if I can help get you one from here, if the freight doesn't kill it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on March 09, 2016, 05:16:56 PM
I ordered Das Fest and the German Castles from Cundco.de.  They sent me "the River" with the castles :-[
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on March 09, 2016, 09:32:49 PM
I ordered Das Fest and the German Castles from Cundco.de.  They sent me "the River" with the castles :-[
Whah-whaaaaah...

I'd contact them. They'll let you keep them and send you what you ordered.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on March 09, 2016, 11:06:01 PM
Look, who's come by...

I'd seen that somewhere :)

Can't think where? ???

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/quevy_with_WCTrophy.jpg) (http://www.dan.tehill.net/dan_with_WCTtophy.jpg) (http://www.dan.tehill.net/Chuck_WC2014.jpg)

Time to get your camera out and practice your smile Merlin! :))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 09, 2016, 11:59:36 PM
Great post everyone!

Quevy let us know how Marco Polo plays & Imperial Assault - I here it's 'Star Wars Descent'.
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Post by: Valheru on March 10, 2016, 07:27:22 AM
These arrived today, along with the flying machines. If anyone is interested in Cathars, look at the following topic:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2522.new#new
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on March 10, 2016, 08:56:50 AM
Today I received this package.
The first version of GM with two identical tiles.
I&C  and Tower have no watermark, I own already P & D without them. T & B also well only serves to have the shingles without.
They are for a friend but I think I will keep for me.


(https://scontent-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12802829_10209034453403685_6366886938415550343_n.jpg?oh=4237936bd38d87cfbe5169410f76badc&oe=575D6970)
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 11, 2016, 03:14:01 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160311/074e460c92253ad3b0eb9965d117e108.jpg)

Sadly not all "echt" tiles - but a very well-made Porxada. Since it's for use "in game" and not completionism that's fine by me.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Khonnor on March 11, 2016, 08:33:04 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160311/074e460c92253ad3b0eb9965d117e108.jpg)

Sadly not all "echt" tiles - but a very well-made Porxada. Since it's for use "in game" and not completionism that's fine by me.

Those look really nice...

What kind of paper/sticker did you use? And where did you find the full-tile image for these or did you make them yourself?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on March 11, 2016, 08:34:41 AM
The Porxada came from BGG Market - Baba Yaga came through internal mail at work (from Moscow) :)
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Post by: Valheru on March 11, 2016, 08:41:28 AM
Those Russians look less rounded off at the edges then I'm used to when seeing these. Or is it just a matter of perception?
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 11, 2016, 09:03:07 AM
They're more rounded in real life for sure. The corner radius is between 2 & 3x the 'normal' tiles.
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Post by: yimhj on March 11, 2016, 12:02:31 PM
I've just received my order from Spielmaterial. I've bought Princess and Dragon just before it goes out of stock. (A few days ago, I've seen Mini 5 that I miss but when I was ready to order, it was out !), a black ghost and some meeple to score King and Robber Baron.
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Post by: danisthirty on March 11, 2016, 04:02:20 PM
Congrats yimhj, enjoy! :)
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Post by: Gabrielgeek01 on March 15, 2016, 05:50:38 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160315/d132fec47212e524ad33e60cee7c5883.jpg)
The postman arrived today, with a full phantom collection!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on March 17, 2016, 05:31:08 PM
I rather suddenly received in the mail today a large package that just said "game" on the customs slip. I was quite confused and my partner was probably justifiably annoyed at me for apparently purchasing a game without telling her (again). I had an inkling what it could be, but I hadn't received an email about my Scoville game in months and I felt that there was still another month until I received it, so here I was, scratching my head and getting angry glances from stage left. Sure enough, it was that game, but just the base game, not the expansion. Oddly, the game looked so colourful and awesome that she let her anger drop a bit, especially when she realised that I paid for this last August as my bonus for selling 200 copies of my book. Gotta love the Kickstarter delay. At this point I remembered vaguely that the base game and expansion were being shipped separately, with the latter coming in April. I had simply forgot that the base game was supposed to be delivered earlier.

Long story short, I got the base game, it looks awesome, and the partner is not nearly as angry as she initially was, especially after hearing how fun the game sounds. Win!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on March 19, 2016, 05:49:18 AM
I got my Mayflower Carcassonne a few days ago that I ordered from BGG.com. Love the tiles. :)
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Post by: Chooselife on March 19, 2016, 06:28:55 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160319/74df72bf62e44c03047500ba841817e7.jpg)
Thanks Andrew The Ambo
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Post by: ooh_jim on March 19, 2016, 07:07:08 AM
Came today!

(http://i.imgur.com/tVnDybYl.jpg)
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Post by: Valheru on March 19, 2016, 07:14:59 AM
Left is new artwork, right old?
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 19, 2016, 09:04:33 AM
Mine just arrived as well, I won't bother adding pictures as lots of us will be getting them.

Left is new artwork, right old?

I actually think it's the other way round! Left (with the houses) is the old art, right is the new art. I had to compare them to the other tiles in the games to be sure.
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Post by: Hovari on March 19, 2016, 09:17:09 AM
Cant wait mine maze to come  :'( >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on March 19, 2016, 09:33:54 AM
Mine just arrived as well, I won't bother adding pictures as lots of us will be getting them.

Left is new artwork, right old?

I actually think it's the other way round! Left (with the houses) is the old art, right is the new art. I had to compare them to the other tiles in the games to be sure.

It seems to me these can be pretty much combined in an old artwork game. Blasphemy, I know.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 19, 2016, 09:39:11 AM
Left with the houses is Doris Matthäus's design.  The Right with no houses Anne Pätzke's.

No Post Today :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuGWNshGM64
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on March 19, 2016, 09:47:40 AM
Left with the houses is Doris Matthäus's design.  The Right with no houses Anne Pätzke's.

No Post Today :(

This is uncanny. I sing "no mail today" as well.
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 19, 2016, 12:25:14 PM
Came today!

(http://i.imgur.com/tVnDybYl.jpg)
Mine too!
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Post by: kistgeit on March 19, 2016, 01:23:25 PM
Mine came in as well! Really
Like the old artwork tile!
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Post by: Decar on March 19, 2016, 01:59:25 PM
The SD 'Spiel Doch' watermark was a tad unimaginative.  I better ask Basically Wooden to knock another divider up!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on March 19, 2016, 02:13:46 PM
Wow. Didn't even see the watermark. I wish they had kept them the same semi-obaque darkness and not made one letter white.

Also, interesting that the left one is from Doris. I can definitely see it now up close, but from the front of the magazine, I was certain the right one was for Carcassonne 1.0. I'm not sure if that's a good thing that I couldn't really tell the difference. Hmm..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 19, 2016, 02:23:38 PM
Someone shared this photo on twitter last week - I'm not sure where it originally came from.  But in certain lighting conditions, they can look similar.

All this artwork banter does make me think I should start playing micropul (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10660/micropul)!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: wamboyil on March 19, 2016, 02:25:21 PM
So, for those of us who haven't received our Spiel Doch magazine(s) yet, what are the rules for this tile?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 19, 2016, 02:29:19 PM
Kettlefish kindly shared a link from Carcassonne-Forum a few days ago: http://carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=235&t=3170&sid=e954079f5c5590fddbd7bdb902ed75fa

It's basically a tile with one road with 4 exits to complete on it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on March 19, 2016, 03:09:43 PM
Someone shared this photo on twitter last week - I'm not sure where it originally came from.  But in certain lighting conditions, they can look similar.

All this artwork banter does make me think I should start playing micropul (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10660/micropul)!

I really find it visually appaling.. Don't even know why, it just seems wrong. But I am curious how both of the maze tiles will fit in the old artwork..
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Post by: Decar on March 22, 2016, 05:45:27 AM
Yay!

It arrived, that was super quick, I ordered it 6pm on Saturday!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160322_123921-800x450.jpg)
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Post by: Rosco on March 22, 2016, 04:23:16 PM
I got my Labyrinth tiles today! 

Now waiting for some other carcassonne goodies!
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 22, 2016, 05:07:34 PM
These came for me recently:

(http://s28.postimg.cc/l2hc858v1/image.jpg)

The German and English versions of the Carcassonne promo cards for Dominion.

I don't actually play Dominion very often, but it's a nice little collectible anyway!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 02:31:36 AM
A post from whaeyland who edited my post:  ::)

Quote
Nice. You got the promo card. They were already sold out online when I tried to get it. It is currently the only 7 Wonders-related promo I don't have.

Edit from Whaleyland: Sorry about that! I must have replied on my phone and I sometimes hit the "Modify" button instead. The results look identical!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 03:05:17 AM
There are some on BGG for $$$ - The shop I ordered from, gave a copy with every purchase of the game.  It looks like the German Edition (there are apparently too), from Essen.  It says 'Messe' not 'The Messe'.  You could ask if you can order the card separately?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 23, 2016, 05:04:57 AM
Today the postman brought me the most anticipated gift of the year so far: the Falcon Expansion for Carcassonne: the Castle!!!

I am so excited to have it and so grateful to quevy for making it. The quality of all the components is absolutely superb! Thank you quevy!!!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160323/d8158eb28088c4ded7eb0f14fc7e48e0.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160323/7359f4ba772fd4ab60c6a52b1cd0a0e3.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160323/fffc42ab26b8000211dddd1db8684b2a.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on March 23, 2016, 05:20:11 AM
There are some on BGG for $$$ - The shop I ordered from, gave a copy with every purchase of the game.  It looks like the German Edition (there are apparently too), from Essen.  It says 'Messe' not 'The Messe'.  You could ask if you can order the card separately?
That's what is out of stock. The company sells the expansion separately, just not currently. They'll get it back in, though. They have all the other expansion cards available.
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Post by: aenima on March 23, 2016, 06:44:44 AM
Today the postman brought me the most anticipated gift of the year so far: the Falcon Expansion for Carcassonne: the Castle!!!

I am so excited to have it and so grateful to quevy for making it. The quality of all the components is absolutely superb! Thank you quevy!!!



great work!!! merit for u quevy!
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Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 11:47:00 AM
A post from whaeyland who edited my post:  ::)

Quote
Nice. You got the promo card. They were already sold out online when I tried to get it. It is currently the only 7 Wonders-related promo I don't have.

Edit from Whaleyland: Sorry about that! I must have replied on my phone and I sometimes hit the "Modify" button instead. The results look identical!

Done this a few times myself :)
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 23, 2016, 07:22:14 PM
My wife bought me this cool wooden box for anniversary.  It didn't come with dividers, but it's still pretty sweet.
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Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 11:27:31 PM
Happy Anniversary Dirk!
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 24, 2016, 04:03:34 AM
Thanks.

I am going to measure later and maybe buy some dividers from basically wooden.  I have no idea what they charge to ship to the States, but dividers are necessary.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 24, 2016, 04:38:49 AM
I am going to measure later and maybe buy some dividers from basically wooden.  I have no idea what they charge to ship to the States, but dividers are necessary.

I don't think that will work. Basically Wooden dividers are specifically made to fit the notches that are in the Basically Wooden trays, and your trays don't have notches. As an alternative, some people here have designed divider cards to be printed on cardboard (maybe JT Atomico?) that look quite good.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on March 24, 2016, 05:06:19 AM
Thanks!  I will look for those.

Also, Das Fest arrived! :)

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 24, 2016, 09:19:12 AM
I am going to measure later and maybe buy some dividers from basically wooden.  I have no idea what they charge to ship to the States, but dividers are necessary.

I don't think that will work. Basically Wooden dividers are specifically made to fit the notches that are in the Basically Wooden trays, and your trays don't have notches. As an alternative, some people here have designed divider cards to be printed on cardboard (maybe JT Atomico?) that look quite good.

Send Basically Wooden and email - I'm sure they would cut you some to the right size if you sent them the measurements!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: quevy on March 25, 2016, 12:06:26 PM
German Cathedrals arrived today at my house :)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on March 25, 2016, 12:13:19 PM
Mine is not shipped yet - plus it is Good Friday.  No Post Today :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 25, 2016, 12:16:06 PM
German Cathedrals arrived today at my house :)

Wow, that was fast! They said 10-25 working days. Plus they emailed me yesterday to say my transfer hadn't arrived yet (even though I sent it on Monday night), so I'm pretty amazed that you have your copy already!
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Post by: SRBO on March 25, 2016, 12:44:47 PM
We did got the message the first time jungleboy! Hahaha
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Post by: Decar on March 25, 2016, 12:46:11 PM
No idea what you're talking about SRBO ;)
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Post by: SRBO on March 25, 2016, 12:50:27 PM
Was it my internet or did you changed it? ???
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Post by: Decar on March 25, 2016, 01:05:07 PM
Yeah, just messing with you :)

I removed two of the 3 repeats  :o
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 25, 2016, 03:21:08 PM
Sorry guys, I had posting errors the first couple of times so I didn't think it had worked.
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 29, 2016, 10:44:04 AM
My German Cathedrals arrived today! :)

I have just added a new tuck box for it as well: JT Atomico's tuck boxes  (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=320.msg37537;topicseen#new)
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Post by: Decar on March 29, 2016, 11:48:55 AM
Still no post for me :(
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Post by: kettlefish on March 29, 2016, 12:47:10 PM
I've got the mini-expansion "Cathedrals in Germany" today.
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Post by: franks on March 29, 2016, 05:35:55 PM
Got the Labyrinth tiles today and some (very appreciated) tidbits from quevy! These are for the Tunnel expansion that I don't actually have but will try to proxy somehow.
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Post by: Halfling on March 30, 2016, 03:32:36 AM
I received the Kathedralen in Deutschland, Man Friday and Sheriff expansions today.  Thank you Cundco.
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Post by: JT Atomico on March 30, 2016, 04:57:12 AM
I managed to track down the cool wooden ark piece for Ark of the Covenant:

(http://s16.postimg.cc/9v1sj1gk5/IMG_0736.jpg)

I think I really am at the point now that there are no more rare bits that I want to find! I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing :green-meeple:
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Post by: danisthirty on March 30, 2016, 07:16:04 AM
I received the Kathedralen in Deutschland, Man Friday and Sheriff expansions today.  Thank you Cundco.

After seeing all the posts about this, I was sitting here wondering when mine was going to arrive. Then I remembered that I haven't ordered it yet. Doh.

I think I really am at the point now that there are no more rare bits that I want to find! I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing :green-meeple:

Well done JT.

I think I've felt that way several times, but then discover more stuff that I need to get! There's always more stuff to get, it's just a case of finding out what it is... :) :(y)
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Post by: Christopher on March 30, 2016, 01:53:45 PM
Postman came yesterday. And, for once, I've remembered to take a photo!

The postman was kind enough to bring me my pieces to scale up for ten players. German Castles, more tower pieces, bridges, castle tokens, abbeys, catapult tokens and more meeples; white, orange, and the additional pieces for my purple and pink sets. Also, I didn't realise that they are including Abbots in the full meeple sets. Which means I have two orange and two white Abbots, but there we go.

He also brought me Cathedrals! And they are quite lovely. Beautiful artwork and an expansion for roads, it must be my birthday. Two sets, because a quiet (but apparently influential) part of my brain pointed out that I have twelve monasteries so should have twelve Cathedrals.

I also got a lovely meeple sticker, just for fun!
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Post by: Guy on March 30, 2016, 02:36:50 PM
Nice haul. I've been looking for some replacement catapult tokens as cundco told me they had none. where did you find yours if you don't mind me asking?

Also, I love that cundco throw in those fun little freebies! Such a nice touch.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 30, 2016, 02:46:07 PM
I've been looking for some replacement catapult tokens as cundco told me they had none. where did you find yours if you don't mind me asking?

I'm sure that 99% of the people who ever bought this expansion could help you with replacement tokens :)
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Post by: BugginOut on March 30, 2016, 09:26:38 PM
Postman came yesterday. And, for once, I've remembered to take a photo!

The postman was kind enough to bring me my pieces to scale up for ten players. German Castles, more tower pieces, bridges, castle tokens, abbeys, catapult tokens and more meeples; white, orange, and the additional pieces for my purple and pink sets. Also, I didn't realise that they are including Abbots in the full meeple sets. Which means I have two orange and two white Abbots, but there we go.

He also brought me Cathedrals! And they are quite lovely. Beautiful artwork and an expansion for roads, it must be my birthday. Two sets, because a quiet (but apparently influential) part of my brain pointed out that I have twelve monasteries so should have twelve Cathedrals.

I also got a lovely meeple sticker, just for fun!

I would like to order extra castle tokens, bridges, and abbots in purple/orange/white/brown/natural (gray would be nice too but I don't think they make them).  I couldn't figure out how to buy them on the cundco.de site though.  How did you order them?
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Post by: Christopher on March 30, 2016, 11:15:46 PM
Postman came yesterday. And, for once, I've remembered to take a photo!

The postman was kind enough to bring me my pieces to scale up for ten players. German Castles, more tower pieces, bridges, castle tokens, abbeys, catapult tokens and more meeples; white, orange, and the additional pieces for my purple and pink sets. Also, I didn't realise that they are including Abbots in the full meeple sets. Which means I have two orange and two white Abbots, but there we go.

He also brought me Cathedrals! And they are quite lovely. Beautiful artwork and an expansion for roads, it must be my birthday. Two sets, because a quiet (but apparently influential) part of my brain pointed out that I have twelve monasteries so should have twelve Cathedrals.

I also got a lovely meeple sticker, just for fun!

I would like to order extra castle tokens, bridges, and abbots in purple/orange/white/brown/natural (gray would be nice too but I don't think they make them).  I couldn't figure out how to buy them on the cundco.de site though.  How did you order them?

There is a tab labelled 'Spare Parts' after 'Merchandise.' On there, there are several items, which are spare tile, spare wooden piece and spare card. You add however many you want of each then write in the special instructions. For example, add five spare wooden pieces and write purple/orange/white/brown/natural abbot. You can do this for everything.

They do make a grey abbot, but I believe it comes in Carcassonne II: Inns and Cathedrals, so they probably won't give it to you spare.

http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/ (http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/)

Nice haul. I've been looking for some replacement catapult tokens as cundco told me they had none. where did you find yours if you don't mind me asking?

Also, I love that cundco throw in those fun little freebies! Such a nice touch.

I did get mine from Cundco. Perhaps they found some?
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 12:02:53 AM
They do make a grey abbot, but I believe it comes in Carcassonne II: Inns and Cathedrals, so they probably won't give it to you spare.

http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/ (http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/)

Sorry have to nip this one in the bud.  They are not producing geey abbots. There are no grey meeple in carcassonne 2.0. The 6th player colour is pink in inns and cathedrals.  Please dont rush to order spare grey abbots. I tried it in my last order and got a written note saying i wouls have to paint it myself.
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Post by: whaleyland on March 31, 2016, 12:06:27 AM
Finally received the German Cathedrals today. Good presentation with an extra plastic band wrapped around the tiles  to keep them in place during transit and the rules in both English and German. Very nice. Still waiting for Labyrinth (which I ordered before German Cathedrals).
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Post by: kistgeit on March 31, 2016, 12:31:43 AM
They do make a grey abbot, but I believe it comes in Carcassonne II: Inns and Cathedrals, so they probably won't give it to you spare.

http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/ (http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/)

Sorry have to nip this one in the bud.  They are not producing geey abbots. There are no grey meeple in carcassonne 2.0. The 6th player colour is pink in inns and cathedrals.  Please dont rush to order spare grey abbots. I tried it in my last order and got a written note saying i wouls have to paint it myself.

Grey (and other colored) abbots can be ordered via spielmaterial.de Unfortunately, they don't sell the black ones...
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 31, 2016, 01:08:13 AM
Anyone know if Spielmaterial have some issues? Their webshop doesn't appear to be loading for me (and I'm waiting for an order for 2 weeks now...)
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 02:44:21 AM
Seems to be dead,

I think the Abts are from another game called Visby and they're actually Knights (from Die Burg) - but will have to wait for the site to come up to verify.
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Post by: hunnymonster on March 31, 2016, 03:10:41 AM
My order just arrived.... Many sets of abts/knights have arrived... Some of which I will offer for sale here at cost + postage.
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Post by: supertopix on March 31, 2016, 06:32:11 AM
Cundco hates me! How do you manage to receive the parcel in so few days?

Edit: they love me! The Cathedrals are on my table. On cundco website my order is still in process... Anyway
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 31, 2016, 07:43:22 AM
I finally received one of my packages.  Woo hoo
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 07:45:31 AM
Merit to you for sharing your photo and fibrous carpet!  :(y) :(y)  Still no post for me :(
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 31, 2016, 08:01:15 AM
Merit to you for sharing your photo and fibrous carpet!  :(y) :(y)  Still no post for me :(

Thanks.  My son is having lunch on the dining room/gaming table.  Wouldn't want him to spill milk on the extra tiles. 

Hopefully your packages arrive soon.
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Post by: Yashin-n on March 31, 2016, 09:15:52 AM
I finally received one of my packages.  Woo hoo
How (where) can you bought these two mini expansions separately (from big box)?
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Post by: dirk2112 on March 31, 2016, 09:22:20 AM
I finally received one of my packages.  Woo hoo

How (where) can you bought these two mini expansions separately (from big box)?


There are resellers on Ebay that take the Big Boxes and sell pieces individually.  I didn't get the meeple or the corn circles with this purchase, but I already had them and just wanted the extra tiles.  In the US, the mini expansions sell for $15, but just the tiles can be had for $7 or so. 

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Post by: Christopher on March 31, 2016, 10:53:27 AM
They do make a grey abbot, but I believe it comes in Carcassonne II: Inns and Cathedrals, so they probably won't give it to you spare.

http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/ (http://cundco.de/en/spare-parts/)

Sorry have to nip this one in the bud.  They are not producing geey abbots. There are no grey meeple in carcassonne 2.0. The 6th player colour is pink in inns and cathedrals.  Please dont rush to order spare grey abbots. I tried it in my last order and got a written note saying i wouls have to paint it myself.

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How dare they! What was wrong with grey?! I love grey! Sorry to be posting false information, I thought they had made a grey abbot. This has thrown me entirely. I don't know what to do any more...
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 11:38:52 AM
It's probably another good reason to buy Carcassonne II before they see the error of their ways and replace them with :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple:
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Post by: Christopher on March 31, 2016, 11:52:11 AM
It's probably another good reason to buy Carcassonne II before they see the error of their ways and replace them with :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple: :gray-meeple:

About that...
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 12:13:20 PM
+1 for this :)  You caved in !!
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Post by: Valheru on March 31, 2016, 12:20:15 PM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)
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Post by: Christopher on March 31, 2016, 12:38:02 PM
+1 for this :)  You caved in !!

I did. I don't feel good about it. That chattering part of me finally won. And, moments later, I learn there's no grey abbot! How will I complete my collection?

It's nice to have abbots in the other colours though. Plus I got the extras from Cundco :D
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Post by: Decar on March 31, 2016, 12:40:36 PM
This should help you
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Post by: Decar on April 01, 2016, 10:42:22 AM
Postman came!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160401_183632-1024x576.jpg)

And some stuff for Dan too!
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Post by: Curt194 on April 01, 2016, 01:07:53 PM
Nice haul Decar. I'm excited for the cacao expansion, but holding off on a UK release for now!

Recently my copy of the German Monastries came along with a white set of meeples and my first abbot! Yay for the postman.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 01, 2016, 01:28:07 PM
Nice haul Decar. I'm excited for the cacao expansion, but holding off on a UK release for now!

I forgot to order the Cacao expansion in the end. I'd also prefer a non-German version, so I guess I'll wait a bit too.
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Post by: Decar on April 01, 2016, 01:39:33 PM
Thanks guys, actually the box says: contains English rules. With a little union jack next to it. So i guess they're realising they can sell to more people if they include both sets of rules.  I had a german base game, and the rule are simple enough to follow.
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Post by: yimhj on April 02, 2016, 05:37:50 AM
Two packages arrived in two days. The first one came from my brother ; after the wood barrels for T&B, he made for me wheat. I asked him to do two sets, in anticipation of future exchanges (like Dan's spare gives away ! ;)

The second one came from Cundco. I bought "German Cathedrals", "Windroses", "Spielbox Halb so wild I", "Labyrinth tiles" with the magazine (but I'm not german speaker !), a white set of meeples to play at 7, an Abbey tile to complete and a few others spare. Cundco forget to put in the package the big bag. I emailed them this morning to tell us my problem.
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Post by: Chuck on April 02, 2016, 06:15:19 AM
Got a package from CundCo today, too.
German Cathedrals, the Spiel doch magazine and some additions in pink and purple, as well as some bridges and so on for up to 8 players, according to the last Big Box.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 04, 2016, 02:02:46 AM
I love the postman … but I hate import fees.

Those who follow the Kickstarter thread (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2363.msg37108#msg37108) may have seen that I have posted about the game Colosseum a few times, which is being reprinted by Tasty Minstrel Games and is on KS right now. The original Days of Wonder edition is much loved but out of print. Though the TMG KS has been a success, it seems that most people prefer the DOW edition. For example, a few months ago, TMG showed the picture of the cover art which was almost universally panned as being cartoonish and terrible. Instead of changing it after this reaction, they included a box sleeve in the KS to cover it up (KS exclusive!!).

I backed the KS at $80 including shipping, but just for fun I started looking around to see if I could find the DOW edition. And I found an excellent condition French version at
Ludikbazar (https://www.ludikbazar.com) for just €25 (€37 including shipping), which was a steal compared with the other prices that are out there (on the BGG marketplace, for example). So I dropped my KS pledge and today the DOW version arrived. So I was super happy, except it seems that the Swiss border control also thought the price was too good to be true. Although the value of the package was marked at €20, they decided to change that to €80 so they could charge me CHF38 (about €35) in fees, more than the price of the product! So now I have to make annoying phone calls in French trying to get my money back.

In summary, I'm very happy to have received the game but very annoyed at the fees.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160404/b1c5f02c2ccfe53b4fa61e823ef81f65.jpg)
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Post by: danisthirty on April 04, 2016, 06:47:43 AM
In summary, I'm very happy to have received the game but very annoyed at the fees.

Feeling your pain! :( Paying extortionate import duty (or disproportionate post office "handling fees" for doing literally nothing) is one of my pet hates...
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Post by: Decar on April 04, 2016, 10:10:44 AM
@jungleboy - this sounds as bad as the time a postman (from DHL) decided to cross out my postcode and write another one on it.  Obviously they knew better the intended address for posting Carcassonne: Tunnels, as opposed to the one i supplied  :(y)
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 04, 2016, 10:17:08 AM
These last few stories sound like they belong in the "I hate the postman thread."   ;)

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Post by: Decar on April 04, 2016, 10:18:01 AM
No, it's just like restaurants - you never complain until the end in case they spit in your food!
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 04, 2016, 02:42:35 PM
I am loving the postman today.

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Post by: Valheru on April 04, 2016, 02:50:21 PM
Urgh, still waiting on mine.. Hope they'll arrive tomorrow (it has been sent, so...)
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Post by: CKorfmann on April 04, 2016, 08:58:06 PM
Does anyone know if the new green color set of meeples comes, or will be available, in the whole set, or just the standard meeples shown in the photo?

I am loving the postman today.

Where did you get the Splendor tiles, where they from Cundco too?
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 05, 2016, 04:51:57 AM
Where did you get the Splendor tiles, where they from Cundco too?

The only place I have found them is on Ebay.  I wasn't willing to pay $10 for them, but luckily I won an auction for less than $6. 

There is one additional noble that I don't have, but people want $20 for him.  No way.

I contacted Asmodee in the US to see if these were available some other way, but they never got back to me. :-\  I have read they are being given away at tournaments and some Barnes and Noble stores, but not any near me.
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Post by: Valheru on April 05, 2016, 06:30:19 AM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)

Ok, so not sure if I did anything special but my order from Cundco arrived today. The haul:

Corn Circles I and II
2 abbeys
Die schule (yellow bag, blue teacher)
Kathedrals
Besiegers (sadly punched during postage)

When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were. I tried my luck and ordered it completely, considering it was a mistake on their behalf. But apparently it wasn't! I actually received them today and couldn't be more happy with them, especially considering the prices they go for on ebay and all... Anyone else of you ordered them this way?

Anyway, so for any of you still looking for Corn Circles I, you could try it directly via Cundco..

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Post by: hunnymonster on April 05, 2016, 06:59:54 AM
Merit for the cheeky idea :)
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 05, 2016, 07:47:36 AM
Wow great deal.  If I was ordering anything soon, I'd give it a go.  I'm not a completionist, so I really don't need them. 

Oddly enough the River 2 isn't crossed out, but I swore it was the last time I checked.  Same with Cathedrals from Inns and Cathedrals.
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Post by: meepleater on April 05, 2016, 11:40:11 AM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)
When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were. I tried my luck and ordered it completely, considering it was a mistake on their behalf. But apparently it wasn't! I actually received them today and couldn't be more happy with them, especially considering the prices they go for on ebay and all... Anyone else of you ordered them this way?

Anyway, so for any of you still looking for Corn Circles I, you could try it directly via Cundco..

I really want to do this, but for some reason I can't get the spare parts form on cundco to work (it keeps telling me to fill out both fields even though I already have). I really don't want to miss out on Corn Circles 1 again.

Is there someone who could order this for me and I could pay them back (and maybe a bit extra)?
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Post by: SRBO on April 05, 2016, 12:07:31 PM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)
When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were. I tried my luck and ordered it completely, considering it was a mistake on their behalf. But apparently it wasn't! I actually received them today and couldn't be more happy with them, especially considering the prices they go for on ebay and all... Anyone else of you ordered them this way?

Anyway, so for any of you still looking for Corn Circles I, you could try it directly via Cundco..

I really want to do this, but for some reason I can't get the spare parts form on cundco to work (it keeps telling me to fill out both fields even though I already have). I really don't want to miss out on Corn Circles 1 again.

Is there someone who could order this for me and I could pay them back (and maybe a bit extra)?

Try it with a computer
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Post by: Yashin-n on April 05, 2016, 12:42:59 PM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)

Ok, so not sure if I did anything special but my order from Cundco arrived today. The haul:



When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were.
What is your oppinion: Is it possible to order in this way (as spare parts) the whole set of mini-expansions (minis 1-6 + crop circle II) from Cundco?
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Post by: SRBO on April 05, 2016, 01:20:29 PM
My order from Cundco has been sent, it seems. Hopefully, it worked what I ordered because I might have cheated a bit  O0 (not as in 'not paying for something, just to be clear!)

Ok, so not sure if I did anything special but my order from Cundco arrived today. The haul:



When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were.
What is your oppinion: Is it possible to order in this way (as spare parts) the whole set of mini-expansions (minis 1-6 + crop circle II) from Cundco?

Hello, No I don't think that's possible and to be honest, isn't the best way to get it, because you get multiple different colors of green and who knows what else.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 05, 2016, 01:56:28 PM
When looking at the document for ordering spare tiles, I noticed that Corn Circles I wasn't crossed out while other rare mini-expansions were. I tried my luck and ordered it completely, considering it was a mistake on their behalf. But apparently it wasn't! I actually received them today and couldn't be more happy with them, especially considering the prices they go for on ebay and all... Anyone else of you ordered them this way?

Anyway, so for any of you still looking for Corn Circles I, you could try it directly via Cundco..

Great tip! Merit for you. I just made an order of a few different spare parts including CCI (which I don't have), so let's see how it goes. Although since they haven't processed my German Cathedrals order yet from two weeks ago, I'm not that confident...
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Post by: kettlefish on April 05, 2016, 01:57:44 PM
the spare parts section at CundCo shop is for spare parts and not for the whole sets or whole expansions.
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Post by: meepleater on April 05, 2016, 04:27:48 PM
Yeah I can't get the spare tiles form to work, I've tried two different internet browsers on my computer and my phone but it keeps telling me I haven't filled in both fields...
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Post by: franks on April 05, 2016, 04:30:19 PM
Received German Cathedral in Canada. This was one of the quickest deliveries from Cundco!
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Post by: Valheru on April 05, 2016, 04:59:02 PM
the spare parts section at CundCo shop is for spare parts and not for the whole sets or whole expansions.

I know, Kettlefish, that's why I said I 'cheated' a bit. If they didn't want to send me those tiles because it was a complete expansion, they should have said so in a mail or something. I know I made a bit of over-use of the current spare-tiles system but seriously, can you blame me for trying? We're talking about Corn Circles I here..  :) An expansion that is nearly untrackable and way overprized (although open for debate, I know..)

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Post by: wamboyil on April 05, 2016, 05:22:56 PM
I hate to ask this, because I know I have done so before, but does anyone have ANY solid information about how cundco.de handles their order shipment procedure? I placed an order over 2 weeks ago for the German Cathedrals and Dynasties. I made the payment at PayPal (using the "bank transfer" option), but the status still says the order has not yet been processed. This has me so frustrated because people (from all different areas) are reporting that they are receiving their orders, and even commenting on how fast they are receiving them. I have emailed cundco directly about this, but I get no response. Also, when I looked at the mini-expansion section of the website today, the German Cathedrals were not even listed anymore. Does this mean they are sold out? I will be seriously pissed if that is the case, and people who placed orders after me are receiving them and I miss out on the opportunity due to incompetence at cundco.

I have been a customer of cundco for a long time and have placed many orders, but ever since they switched to the new website, the ordering procedure is absolutely horrible, and their communication (or lack of) is even worse.
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 05, 2016, 05:33:39 PM
It took 7 days for Cundco to respond to me after they messed up my order.   I only received an order shipped confirmation once and I have had 3 things delivered. 

Hopefully your stuff arrives soon.
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Post by: kettlefish on April 05, 2016, 05:35:29 PM
the spare parts section at CundCo shop is for spare parts and not for the whole sets or whole expansions.

I know, Kettlefish, that's why I said I 'cheated' a bit. If they didn't want to send me those tiles because it was a complete expansion, they should have said so in a mail or something. I know I made a bit of over-use of the current spare-tiles system but seriously, can you blame me for trying? We're talking about Corn Circles I here..  :) An expansion that is nearly untrackable and way overprized (although open for debate, I know..)
Valheru - it was not you why I said this it was about this question:

What is your oppinion: Is it possible to order in this way (as spare parts) the whole set of mini-expansions (minis 1-6 + crop circle II) from Cundco?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 05, 2016, 05:36:07 PM
the spare parts section at CundCo shop is for spare parts and not for the whole sets or whole expansions.

I know, Kettlefish, that's why I said I 'cheated' a bit. If they didn't want to send me those tiles because it was a complete expansion, they should have said so in a mail or something. I know I made a bit of over-use of the current spare-tiles system but seriously, can you blame me for trying? We're talking about Corn Circles I here..  :) An expansion that is nearly untrackable and way overprized (although open for debate, I know..)
Valheru - it was not you why I said this it was about this question:

What is your oppinion: Is it possible to order in this way (as spare parts) the whole set of mini-expansions (minis 1-6 + crop circle II) from Cundco?

My sincere apologies!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 06, 2016, 11:19:39 AM
Postman!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160406_185837-1024x576.jpg)

Yeah!
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Post by: Valheru on April 06, 2016, 03:03:49 PM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..
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Post by: SRBO on April 06, 2016, 03:23:28 PM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..

Im wondering what i will get then. Because i did pay for it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: wamboyil on April 06, 2016, 04:26:49 PM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..

Im wondering what i will get then. Because i did pay for it.

So did I. They better honor my order. Really getting annoyed with cundco.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on April 06, 2016, 10:06:58 PM
wamboyil,
the CundCo shop has this information at their homepage:
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Brand new mini-expansion "Kathedralen in Deutschland", just available during the easter action (21.03.-03.04.), regularly again from October..

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 06, 2016, 10:19:21 PM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..

Im wondering what i will get then. Because i did pay for it.

So did I. They better honor my order. Really getting annoyed with cundco.

The document still said they were available when I placed my order (I had to use an iPad)- hopefully I made it in time...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 06, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..

Im wondering what i will get then. Because i did pay for it.

So did I. They better honor my order. Really getting annoyed with cundco.

The document still said they were available when I placed my order (I had to use an iPad)- hopefully I made it in time...

I did it in time too but now I don't have any expectation that I will get CC1, especially given Cundco's history with all of my orders since the new site redesign. SRBO, they say they will refund you if they can't fulfil your order.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 06, 2016, 10:38:31 PM
wamboyil,
the CundCo shop has this information at their homepage:
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Brand new mini-expansion "Kathedralen in Deutschland", just available during the easter action (21.03.-03.04.), regularly again from October..

I ordered it on the 21st like all of you, and even wrote them a message to let them know to look out for my wife's name and not mine on the bank transfer, because last time I ordered with them they didn't process my order for about 7 weeks because they apparently only look at names and no other details (e.g. amount, sale number). They wrote back fairly quickly to say they were on top of it. Meanwhile some of you received German Cathedrals in about 4 days.

Now the 'easter action' is over and my order hasn't been processed yet. I wrote to them two days ago with no reply yet.

Now with mowboa saying that his order arrived but without German Cathedrals (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2573.msg38079#msg38079), it's pretty obvious that I won't get mine either if/when my order is finally processed.

Last time I declined to criticise Cundco even though others did. This time I think I have a right to be upset if I miss out on German Cathedrals for 6 months because of randomness or incompetence on Cundco's part.
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Post by: Decar on April 07, 2016, 12:33:46 AM
Apparently, Cundco changed their document. Corn Circles I isn't available anymore. I must have been VERY lucky..

Im wondering what i will get then. Because i did pay for it.

So did I. They better honor my order. Really getting annoyed with cundco.

The document still said they were available when I placed my order (I had to use an iPad)- hopefully I made it in time...

Let's just be clear here - your argument is because Cundco keep a static PDF that said some tiles were available you should be entitled to order an infinite number of tiles because the PDF said they were available?

Cundco are kind enough to offer a service to share spare tiles with their customers.  Some of you noticed that some tiles were available and ordered them; subsequently, after everyone here and on Carc-F and that Czech site realized they were available I suspect  Cundco's inbox looks like this:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/overflowing-mailbox.gif)

No doubt Cundco will process the orders as they received them, and when the tiles are no longer available they will inform you and as kettlefish has said refund the money.  But either way, 6-tiles for 1.20Euro doesn't seem too much to get angry about.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 07, 2016, 12:49:22 AM
Let's just be clear here - your argument is because Cundco keep a static PDF that said some tiles were available you should be entitled to order an infinite number of tiles because the PDF said they were available?

Cundco are kind enough to offer a service to share spare tiles with their customers.  Some of you noticed that some tiles were available and ordered them; subsequently, after everyone here and on Carc-F and that Czech site realized they were available I suspect  Cundco's inbox looks like this:

No doubt Cundco will process the orders as they received them, and when the tiles are no longer available they will inform you and as kettlefish has said refund the money.  But either way, 6-tiles for 1.20Euro doesn't seem too much to get angry about.

I definitely understand that- I did say "hopefully"
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 07, 2016, 12:56:11 AM
Let's just be clear here - your argument is because Cundco keep a static PDF that said some tiles were available you should be entitled to order an infinite number of tiles because the PDF said they were available?

Cundco are kind enough to offer a service to share spare tiles with their customers.  Some of you noticed that some tiles were available and ordered them; subsequently, after everyone here and on Carc-F and that Czech site realized they were available I suspect  Cundco's inbox looks like this:

No doubt Cundco will process the orders as they received them, and when the tiles are no longer available they will inform you and as kettlefish has said refund the money.  But either way, 6-tiles for 1.20Euro doesn't seem too much to get angry about.

I definitely understand that- I did say "hopefully"

It was a lucky shot nevertheless, if some of us are able to get it, it would be nice. I'll just wait for it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 07, 2016, 03:54:28 AM
I got German castles and German cathedrals today, but I cannot seem to update my profile for the latter.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 07, 2016, 01:26:58 PM
I have a feeling I've put you girls and guys and/or Cundco in a difficult situation.  :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 07, 2016, 01:29:10 PM
Best make sure your doors are all double locked now ;)  Once those completionists hear Cundco are out of stock, I know where they'll be heading  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 07, 2016, 01:49:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzk91QqbEA

Who are the trolls on this forum? ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 07, 2016, 01:49:40 PM
I have a feeling I've put you girls and guys and/or Cundco in a difficult situation.  :o

Yes, perhaps you did :)

I'll have no problem at all if they tell me that they won't send me the CCI tiles. In fact, I expect that. My order is apparently in progress, so perhaps I'll hear from them soon if they don't want to send me the tiles.

My problem is with my German Cathedrals order, which still hasn't been processed yet.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 07, 2016, 01:51:39 PM
I have a feeling I've put you girls and guys and/or Cundco in a difficult situation.  :o

Yes, perhaps you did :)

I'll have no problem at all if they tell me that they won't send me the CCI tiles. In fact, I expect that. My order is apparently in progress, so perhaps I'll hear from them soon if they don't want to send me the tiles.

My problem is with my German Cathedrals order, which still hasn't been processed yet.

To be honest, I quite expected the same to happen for me and with 1,20 euro invested, I found it a worthy gamble. But I understand your predicament.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 07, 2016, 01:59:00 PM
For a second I thought it was going to start this video:

https://youtu.be/kKJRPPA6NBQ
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 09, 2016, 04:11:14 AM
I've got labyrinth now, so I guess I'm lost.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 09, 2016, 04:13:27 AM
Got a message they partly refunded my order of Korn.
But it seems 1 is still on its way. So, I'm waiting.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 09, 2016, 04:36:32 AM
Got a message they partly refunded my order of Korn.
But it seems 1 is still on its way. So, I'm waiting.

I didn't get a message but on the site it says my order has been shipped. So who knows if I will get CCI or not?

Meanwhile my previous order for German Cathedrals + Besiegers still hasn't been processed.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 09, 2016, 06:11:51 AM
I joked about this yesterday: That's what I'd do if I was Cundco:  split up all the boxes and share them out evenly and fairly, so no one got a full set..haha  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JoeSesquipedalian on April 09, 2016, 09:35:33 AM
My order has shipped as well.

I also noticed that Cundco has now made their English spare-tile ordering statement a lot more explicit:

Please use the link to "Liste" below. We do not deliver complete sets but only REPLACEMENT tiles!!! RED CROSSED tiles are NOT available.

Before it was only in German and google didn't provide the best translation for it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 09, 2016, 09:45:36 AM
My order has shipped as well.

I also noticed that Cundco has now made their English spare-tile ordering statement a lot more explicit:

Please use the link to "Liste" below. We do not deliver complete sets but only REPLACEMENT tiles!!! RED CROSSED tiles are NOT available.

Before it was only in German and google didn't provide the best translation for it.

They also crossed out the scoreboards and added some missing expansions
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 09, 2016, 11:16:56 PM
I didn't get a message but on the site it says my order has been shipped. So who knows if I will get CCI or not?

Same here. So some here have got emails saying their order was incomplete? I don't often get the email responses from cundco though, so I am wondering how many or what tiles I have been sent..

Due to my technical issues I imagine I was one of the later ones to get through.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 09, 2016, 11:37:59 PM
Please use the link to "Liste" below. We do not deliver complete sets but only REPLACEMENT tiles!!! RED CROSSED tiles are NOT available.

So I guess the next step is to acquire CCI over the course of a year or two by ordering one tile at a time with each of your orders...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 10, 2016, 07:34:04 AM
Interesting to see Inns and Cathedral tiles are not available.  I think this confirms that the expansions are now out of print.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 10, 2016, 08:15:13 AM
I dont think they want to open entire boxes just for one replacement tile. Those are the only tiles they have available for replacements..
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Post by: Guy on April 10, 2016, 09:48:20 AM
So the postman delivered me my tunnels from spielbox! Now the question is does anyone know the best way to change the colour of the tokens to match the additional player colours I have?  :violet-meeple: :pink-meeple: :orange-meeple: :white-meeple: :brown-meeple: :neutral-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 10, 2016, 10:06:09 AM
Best to talk to Quevy or Safari - He made me some excellent tokens for Christmas - I have no idea how though!
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Post by: Paul on April 11, 2016, 04:16:23 AM
A surprise gift in the mail today!
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 11, 2016, 04:25:00 AM
Congrats Paul!  That was nice of them.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 11, 2016, 05:18:30 AM
The Plague arrived in my house today, so you'd better hope it doesn't spread through the internet.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on April 11, 2016, 05:30:41 AM
A surprise gift in the mail today!
Hi Paul,
you are one of the winners for this mini-expansion:
http://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=155&t=3009&sid=d3363a8ec584c78087388c852e71041b&start=120#p39692 (http://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=155&t=3009&sid=d3363a8ec584c78087388c852e71041b&start=120#p39692)
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Post by: Paul on April 11, 2016, 05:58:14 AM
A surprise gift in the mail today!
Hi Paul,
you are one of the winners for this mini-expansion:
http://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=155&t=3009&sid=d3363a8ec584c78087388c852e71041b&start=120#p39692 (http://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=155&t=3009&sid=d3363a8ec584c78087388c852e71041b&start=120#p39692)

I knew that you were somehow behind this. Thank you! :) I've barely won anything in my life so this is really awesome!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on April 11, 2016, 06:14:35 AM
Just received the magazine with The Tunnels expansion. 
Ordered on the 6th received on the 11th.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/a7a7e758ca48177ae48291b21baa75b1.jpg)

Unfortunately the German Cathedrals and the Magazine with the Labyrinths ordered from cundco on the last 24th are still pending delivery.



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Post by: hunnymonster on April 11, 2016, 06:34:56 AM
Just received the magazine with The Tunnels expansion. 
Ordered on the 6th received on the 11th.

Boo! Hiss! I ordered on the 5th and not here yet :( In fact mine were just shipped today!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 11, 2016, 06:41:59 AM
It's got less far to go though.
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Post by: Valheru on April 11, 2016, 06:43:52 AM
Anxiously waiting on my copy as well. It got shipped on friday so I guess it should arrive tomorrow! Excited!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 11, 2016, 06:54:53 AM
It's got less far to go though.

But why would mine ship later than his, if my order was placed before his??? There's only one explanation, it's a conspiracy! ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 11, 2016, 08:31:01 AM
It's got less far to go though.

But why would mine ship later than his, if my order was placed before his??? There's only one explanation, it's a conspiracy! ;D

Its not about the moment its placed. Its about the moment its payed I guess. But cundco can do it different ofcourse
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 11, 2016, 08:46:00 AM
It's got less far to go though.

But why would mine ship later than his, if my order was placed before his??? There's only one explanation, it's a conspiracy! ;D

Its not about the moment its placed. Its about the moment its payed I guess. But cundco can do it different ofcourse
Paid on 5th too...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 11, 2016, 09:41:26 AM
It's got less far to go though.

But why would mine ship later than his, if my order was placed before his??? There's only one explanation, it's a conspiracy! ;D

Its not about the moment its placed. Its about the moment its payed I guess. But cundco can do it different ofcourse
Paid on 5th too...

Okay then I dont know..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 11, 2016, 09:43:02 AM
Not the first time it's happened, certainly won't be the last. As long as I get it, it's not really that important (sobs quietly in the corner about the conspiracy)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on April 11, 2016, 10:42:26 AM
Kinda sucks for me. Waited several years and then I bought the Tunnel for a high price and barely a month later, they issue a resale for it. Really bummed.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: kettlefish on April 11, 2016, 10:51:18 AM
Kinda sucks for me. Waited several years and then I bought the Tunnel for a high price and barely a month later, they issue a resale for it. Really bummed.
I always say - don't buy  at ebay for an expensive prise. Wait until the publisher (HiG/CundCo and spielbox) will sell again such mini-expansions for a human small prise...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 11, 2016, 02:02:52 PM
Kinda sucks for me. Waited several years and then I bought the Tunnel for a high price and barely a month later, they issue a resale for it. Really bummed.
I always say - don't buy  at ebay for an expensive prise. Wait until the publisher (HiG/CundCo and spielbox) will sell again such mini-expansions for a human small prise...

Yes you do. But as much as I resent paying over the odds, and knowing that I am doing so, waiting for years for something to be re-released at a reasonable price just isn't worth the wait as far as I'm concerned. I don't consider myself to be an especially impatient person, but if it's a case of "pay 40 Euros and get it now" or "spend two years hoping that it will be re-released and then pay 4 Euros if you're lucky enough that it eventually is" then I think I'd rather just fork out the extra money now and make the most of the two years I have my expansion for while everyone else is waiting... :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 11, 2016, 02:08:55 PM
Well said Dan. That's my view too.


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Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 11, 2016, 02:24:11 PM
It's certainly not predictable. I'm glad spielbox has decided to print some more things. But will a 70point score track be released, will Cult Seige and Creative be rereleased? Theres plenty of unavailable stuff and it seems unpredictable. Given the introduction of the new art work I think publishers will spend time supporting this, I suspect to be waiting a while for expansions in the old artwork if I've not got them already!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on April 11, 2016, 03:17:00 PM
It's certainly not predictable. I'm glad spielbox has decided to print some more things. But will a 70point score track be released, will Cult Seige and Creative be rereleased? Theres plenty of unavailable stuff and it seems unpredictable. Given the introduction of the new art work I think publishers will spend time supporting this, I suspect to be waiting a while for expansions in the old artwork if I've not got them already!
Cult, Siege & Creativity was never released by Hans im Glück, only Rio Grande Games, which no longer has the license. So no, it won't ever be released again. Neither will the Games Quarterly Expansion or the unproduced Tunnels, Crop Circles & Plague expansion. Z-Man may be able to release its own version, but I'm not sure if that's allowed in their contract.

Kinda sucks for me. Waited several years and then I bought the Tunnel for a high price and barely a month later, they issue a resale for it. Really bummed.
I always say - don't buy  at ebay for an expensive prise. Wait until the publisher (HiG/CundCo and spielbox) will sell again such mini-expansions for a human small prise...
Had I waited for Crop Circles I, I still would be waiting today. With the new artwork their primary focus, I don't see the reprinting of long out-of-print expansions something that is going to happen unless they find spare boxes of old sets, as Spielbox seems to have done a few times.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on April 11, 2016, 06:10:39 PM
A couple of goodies in the mail today:

The 10 years score board (eBay) is just for novelty and was inexpensive.

La Porxada from BBG market place is a very good hand made tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: wamboyil on April 11, 2016, 08:24:38 PM
Over three weeks now (March 21) since I placed my order for German Cathedrals, Dynasties, and some Corn Circle I tiles, and the order STILL says "not processed yet" at the cundco.de site. I'm just about done with cundco, hiG, and Carcassonne in general if they can't get their shit together. This is too much aggravation for what is supposed to be a nice, friendly hobby. Why advertise on your website that you have things available to order if it is going to be nearly impossible for you to actually fulfill an order?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 11, 2016, 11:45:28 PM
I'm sorry you feel this way wamboyil, I had to wait several weeks for an order after Essen last year, mine said it was shipped but DHL didnt have a record of it.  I recently placed an order with another German retailer who lost my payment.  Thankfully they were both sorted out eventually, I think there may be some odd processing in the EU that sometimes delays payments and this might make it difficult.  Such safe guards are trying to prevent fraud, but end up being a pain for the consumer.  I'm guessing you've tried to contact Cundco.  It's got to be pretty hard, HiG is only a handful of people and from what I understand they don't actually run the shop everyday. I very much doubt this has happened because they are targetting you specifically.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2016, 12:14:53 AM
Just to confirm: spielbox hasnt printed new copies of the tunnels, their site says the following:
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While the spring cleaning in March in our warehouse we found some copies of issue 6/2009 (incl. the tunnel for Carcassonne) and 6/2010 (incl. the plague for Carcassonne).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 12, 2016, 01:10:58 AM
Received labyrinth and little buildings from spielbox today (as well as halflings and german cathedrals from cundco last week), making a nice little haul of new expansions to try...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 12, 2016, 01:57:04 AM
This is too much aggravation for what is supposed to be a nice, friendly hobby.

As far as I’m concerned, the niceness or friendliness of the hobby isn’t impacted by your experience of good or bad service offered by certain providers. If you want a reason to give up Carcassonne, do it because of how annoying it is when your opponents draw all the best tiles and you KEEP drawing roads, or because you went last and had one less turn than everyone else, and lost by one point with a meeple in hand. That’s usually why I give it up. But after a few days I’ll give it another chance, have a much better experience and all is forgiven...

Not to undermine your inevitable frustration, but I honestly can’t see how the friendliness of the hobby is being called into question over this. Unless they’re deliberately delaying your order because they don’t like you. I doubt this is the case.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on April 12, 2016, 02:27:51 AM
I believe Cundco's workload has been blooming as of late, and thus it takes longer for many orders. From what I understand, they are only 4 people handling the entire business of Cundco, which includes 2 interns.

http://cundco.de/en/about-us (http://cundco.de/en/about-us)

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 12, 2016, 03:20:33 AM
Windroses I arrived...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2016, 03:29:43 AM
Possibly my favourite mini-expansion; not because of the mechanics, but the spacial boundaries it broke, it feels very different to any other expansion and generally simple to implement. I always thought the Blue Rose should have been the start tile.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 12, 2016, 03:32:58 AM
Over three weeks now (March 21) since I placed my order for German Cathedrals, Dynasties, and some Corn Circle I tiles, and the order STILL says "not processed yet" at the cundco.de site. I'm just about done with cundco, hiG, and Carcassonne in general if they can't get their shit together. This is too much aggravation for what is supposed to be a nice, friendly hobby. Why advertise on your website that you have things available to order if it is going to be nearly impossible for you to actually fulfill an order?

Quote from: wamboyil
when I clicked on the "pay with PayPal" option, it would not let me do that (something about their website not being able to accept PayPal from other countries?). I changed my payment method to "bank transfer", and the order seemed to go through, but I have no idea how I am supposed to make the payment to them. I never received an order confirmation e-mail from them, and my e-mail to them has not been answered yet, after 5 days.

At the end of the day, you didn't pay for it, you didn't receive a confirmation email - so not a surprise it hasn't shipped. Frustrating that they haven't replied though.

Also - http://cundco.de/en/payment

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If there are problems with the PayPal-form, you can send your payment alternatively to: service@cundco.de
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on April 12, 2016, 03:34:37 AM
Possibly my favourite mini-expansion; not because of the mechanics, but the spacial boundaries it broke, it feels very different to any other expansion and generally simple to implement. I always thought the Blue Rose should have been the start tile.

"I made a huge city, scoring big."
"I made a long road, got me a fair decent of points."
"I placed a tile with directions of wind, scoring points for a major fart."

:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 12, 2016, 03:51:33 AM
I ordered from gameguard but it's broken. I've sent them an email too.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on April 12, 2016, 04:40:10 AM
Wamboyil, if you don't have any luck in the next few days, drop me a pm.
I got given a few copies of the Cathedrals by someone I met recently, and could send one on to you.

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Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 12, 2016, 06:19:50 AM
More like a good purchase story

I saw on german small adds somebody selling 3 spin offs: hunters and gatherers used for 2 €, Neues land for 8 € (almost new) and Die Burg for 4 €. It was explicitely written that they don't send the stuff, just for pick up

After a month and seeing that they still had those 3 games, I kindly asked if they would be willing to ship all 3 games, I was really happy when the person said yes and even made me a discount, I paid 18 € for all 3 games + shipping.

After receiving it, Neues land was unpunched, Bug was complet and almost new, and hunters and gatherers just the box was a bit damaged, but it was also  WITH 2 EXTRA SETS OF THE SCOUT EXPANSION

So reallllyyyyyy happy, there is just a missing tile "shaman" so it's just 9 extra free tiles, have to ask cundco if they have this tile.

 O0
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Paul on April 12, 2016, 06:59:21 AM
Packages shipped today, shipping cost over 60 Euro. It's really insane how high the shipping cost can be when you're not sending one or two packages. ;)

But, I also got this to pick up from the postman, that is going to be a gift for a friend's birthday coming in a few weeks. This was the last (sealed) copy that I could find here in Sweden.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 12, 2016, 07:02:47 AM
Packages shipped today, shipping cost over 60 Euro. It's really insane how high the shipping cost can be when you're not sending one or two packages. ;)

Tell me about it! I've regularly spent £15 - £20 on postage alone when sending stuff out to CarcC member for competition or tournament prizes/ mementos...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 12, 2016, 07:06:27 AM
Packages shipped today, shipping cost over 60 Euro. It's really insane how high the shipping cost can be when you're not sending one or two packages. ;)

I only posted one thing today - postage cost more than the item originally did  :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2016, 07:15:01 AM

Tell me about it! I've regularly spent £15 - £20 on postage alone when sending stuff out to CarcC member for competition or tournament prizes/ mementos...

+1 Dan!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2016, 08:20:50 AM
I ordered from gameguard but it's broken. I've sent them an email too.

You might want to add a photo on the Storage Thread  (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2279.msg37474#msg37474)to let others know of your problems.

@totor66 - sounds like you've had a good haul!

@Andrew +1 for being a considerate of your fellow board members!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 12, 2016, 08:29:19 AM
Wamboyil, if you don't have any luck in the next few days, drop me a pm.
I got given a few copies of the Cathedrals by someone I met recently, and could send one on to you.

I might be interested too if you still have spares, because my order also hasn't been processed.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on April 12, 2016, 12:13:18 PM
Check back in a few days and we can discuss.

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Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: toastytoast on April 12, 2016, 12:20:03 PM
I ordered from gameguard but it's broken. I've sent them an email too.

Ah, that's sad to see.

I was just going to order one of those!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 12, 2016, 10:15:06 PM
I ordered from gameguard but it's broken. I've sent them an email too.

Ah, that's sad to see.

I was just going to order one of those!

They were quite quick about promising to send a replacement part. Overall I am reasonably satisfied. Obviously part of me would prefer one of the solid wooden boxes but they look impossibly heavy and bulky and not to mention expensive.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 13, 2016, 04:30:36 AM
Obviously part of me would prefer one of the solid wooden boxes but they look impossibly heavy and bulky and not to mention expensive.

Not for everyone - but I bought mine via eBay using Nectar points :)

In other news - Cornwall just arrived (well, it arrived a couple of hours ago)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 13, 2016, 06:20:22 AM
Something else for you jungleboy!

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/new_package_for_nick.jpg)

This one was left in our bin store on bin day! Fortunately I'd put the bins out the night before, otherwise I wouldn't have put it past myself to accidentally have put this out for collection along with our recycling... :o
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 13, 2016, 06:24:21 AM
Something else for you jungleboy!

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/new_package_for_nick.jpg)

This one was left in our bin store on bin day! Fortunately I'd put the bins out the night before, otherwise I wouldn't have put it past myself to accidentally have put this out for collection along with our recycling... :o

Lucky for you (and me)! That's my copy of Citrus. So, 3 down and 1 (from the US) to go. I hope I can fit all this stuff in my pack!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 13, 2016, 06:53:08 AM
Look what just came in:

Shall I unpunch them or just leave them like this   >:D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 13, 2016, 06:54:34 AM
Look what just came in:

Shall I unpunch them or just leave them like this   >:D

I heard they were highly radioactive and toxic and that you should send them to me for safe handling  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 13, 2016, 07:03:14 AM
Question about the rules. Did you order them or just got them with your order? But very happy for you SRBO!

EDIT: Mine were punched in the mail. Shame on the one hand but I'm planning on playing them anyway so it doesn't matter.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 13, 2016, 07:03:51 AM
I heard they were highly radioactive and toxic and that you should send them to me for safe handling  :black1-meeple:

Haha good one, well, sadly i know how to handle that!

Question about the rules. Did you order them or just got them with your order? But very happy for you SRBO!
They came with them.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 13, 2016, 07:05:04 AM
Oh, great! It didn't in mine but luckily we have a CAR! ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 13, 2016, 07:05:16 AM
No, really - it's much better to handle them on an inconsequential offshore island - above sea level  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 13, 2016, 07:05:29 AM
I ordered a replacement Blue Teacher Meeple from Cundco too.

They also sent me 2 school tiles and a Blue teacher meeple bag - I wasn't expecting that at all!

Thank you very much Cundco!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 13, 2016, 07:20:21 AM
I was very surprised, because I was expecting the Tunnel earlier then this package.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 13, 2016, 07:21:07 AM
My tunnel hasn't arrived either. Expected it today at the latest but hey, the happier I will be when it arrives :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 13, 2016, 07:29:09 AM
I was expecting it yesterday.. sadly it didn't so that it wasnt here today was quite a surprise.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 13, 2016, 07:31:35 AM
Crop Circle 1 is the only raritie expansion that cundco should be able to reprint at some point.

No rush for my side, especially since it's at least 50 € on Ebay and such
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Elfew on April 13, 2016, 03:51:04 PM
4 copies of CC1 arrived today! Miracle.

2 go directly to new owners to the Czech republic, one is for me and one is free. I will sell it here in CF
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: JoeSesquipedalian on April 13, 2016, 05:34:03 PM
4 copies of CC1 arrived today! Miracle.

2 go directly to new owners to the Czech republic, one is for me and one is free. I will sell it here in CF

4 copies!!! WOW!!!!   I thought I was pushing my luck trying to order one set!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 13, 2016, 11:03:52 PM
4 copies of CC1 arrived today!

Congrats! But this makes no sense to me. How would you need more than one copy of anything that was supposed to be a replacement?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 13, 2016, 11:06:22 PM
And they refunded 1 of my corn, because it wasnt supposed to order entire expansions...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 13, 2016, 11:17:52 PM
Let's just hope those people who ordered one copy but have yet to receive it and those people that were refused a copy get a copy too. It would be a bit rubbish otherwise.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Elfew on April 14, 2016, 12:44:04 AM
I made a bigger order for my friends for over 100 euro, I tried and it was accepted. Thats all :) dont be bad, it is just a boardgame and six tiles
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2016, 12:47:51 AM
...it is just a boardgame and six tiles

I assume you'll be selling for the price you paid then?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Elfew on April 14, 2016, 12:49:58 AM
Price will start at 2€, I will create a new topic here at your forum.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2016, 12:53:06 AM
Good good. It would be nice if they ended there too. ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Rosco on April 14, 2016, 01:55:10 AM
I will take it Elfew!

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Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Elfew on April 14, 2016, 01:56:23 AM
No PMs, everybody will have same chance to get it
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on April 14, 2016, 02:02:56 AM
Let the bidding begin >:D ^-^
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 14, 2016, 02:12:47 AM
Let the bidding begin >:D ^-^

Hopefully not before my copy arrives! I don't know if I am receiving all 6 tiles...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 14, 2016, 02:13:56 AM
Please don't bid here :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2016, 02:16:09 AM
Please don't bid here :P

+1 to this
Title: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 14, 2016, 03:41:30 AM
I got Crop Circles I (with rules) in the post from Cundco today!! Even as others started receiving it, I was still doubtful that I would get it. More details on today's package coming tonight (in multiple threads!) when I have more time.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160414/2ba2fc893cee52761548190974b01784.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 14, 2016, 04:05:22 AM
I got Crop Circles I (with rules) in the post from Cundco today!! Even as others started receiving it, I was still doubtful that I would get it.

You & me both. Glad it's here... one more step to completion (well the pseudocompletion of having all of the expansions apart from Cathars)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: totor66 on April 14, 2016, 04:08:41 AM
Damn holidays on 07/04 :)

Normally would have seen the opportunity for CC1 if I would have been following the forum as usual :p

Well, next time !
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 14, 2016, 04:15:07 AM
Damn holidays on 07/04 :)

I think that was already 2 days late ;D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2016, 05:06:22 AM
It seems strange that they apparently had so many of these in stock and yet didn't think to offer them for sale as an expansion in the normal way on the website.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 14, 2016, 05:11:04 AM
It seems strange that they apparently had so many of these in stock and yet didn't think to offer them for sale as an expansion in the normal way on the website.
My thoughts exactly. With that in mind, as a gesture for them allowing my creative use of the spares service, I have sent them the cost difference between a set of spare tiles and a normal expansion to do with as they please.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 05:22:50 AM
Yes they could have said: 100 copies remaining.  1 per household.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on April 14, 2016, 05:29:26 AM
They probably reprinted them (found them in the basement) and were going to save them for a Halloween treat, but then you guys went ahead and spoiled the surprise. 

I have 3 hours until the postman comes today.  Hopefully he brings me some old German magazines.   
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 05:57:07 AM
Sorry to spoil Christmas Dirk :(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 14, 2016, 05:57:57 AM
It seems I should be drowning in merit by now :p

Glad (some of) you guys and girls were able to get CC1. Bit bummed out I didn't get the rules haha.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 06:00:32 AM
You know there's someone somewhere, that used the replacement service to get a new set of rules  :(y)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 14, 2016, 06:07:45 AM
You know there's someone somewhere, that used the replacement service to get a new set of rules  :(y)

I know but I'll probably wait with doing that when I have something else to order at Cundco.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Chooselife on April 14, 2016, 06:26:55 AM
Haaaahhahahaahhaha :'( :'( :'( :'( I want a copy!!!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: toastytoast on April 14, 2016, 07:12:48 AM
Haaaahhahahaahhaha :'( :'( :'( :'( I want a copy!!!

I echo that sentiment!

Just to be clear-  people ordered via the tile replacement, the whole of the Corn Circle I expansion and didn't just get individual tiles, but a whole unpunched sheet with rules? Is that correct?

Bit of a shame that these weren't available openly (on limited run) on the Cundco rather than via tile replacement. Fair play to those managed to bag one! (not so much to those that ordered lots though  ;) )

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: danisthirty on April 14, 2016, 07:45:25 AM
Sorry to spoil Christmas Dirk :(

Christmas is only there to be ruined. I've now crossed more people off my Christmas card list than were ever on it in the first place...

Bit of a shame that these weren't available openly (on limited run) on the Cundco rather than via tile replacement. Fair play to those managed to bag one! (not so much to those that ordered lots though  ;) )

+1 to this (even though you said the same thing as me O:-))
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 07:48:11 AM
Yes they could have said: 100 copies remaining.  1 per household.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on April 14, 2016, 07:57:27 AM
Paydirt!

The only small problem is spielbox sent me a German copy of 2015/5 instead of English, but I really wanted the expansions so I am happy.  I can at least read the one The plague came in.

Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 14, 2016, 08:14:59 AM


Haaaahhahahaahhaha :'( :'( :'( :'( I want a copy!!!

I echo that sentiment!

Just to be clear-  people ordered via the tile replacement, the whole of the Corn Circle I expansion and didn't just get individual tiles, but a whole unpunched sheet with rules? Is that correct?


Certainly what landed here.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 14, 2016, 08:45:21 AM


Haaaahhahahaahhaha :'( :'( :'( :'( I want a copy!!!

I echo that sentiment!

Just to be clear-  people ordered via the tile replacement, the whole of the Corn Circle I expansion and didn't just get individual tiles, but a whole unpunched sheet with rules? Is that correct?


Certainly what landed here.

FOr me it was a punched sheet without the rules. But I really can't complain :D
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 10:35:44 AM
Postman came today with a spielbox just for me!

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160414_183320-600x1067.jpg)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: whaleyland on April 14, 2016, 02:49:31 PM
I finally received yesterday my SPIEL DOCH! magazine with the two Labyrinth tiles. Such a hassle for two tiles. I pre-ordered them but Spielbox sent the magazine to my US billing address. They sent a second copy to me in New Zealand but it has been a month now since the magazine released. Ugh. I hope they start printing SPIEL DOCH! in English soon. It seems far more interesting than Spielbox, to be honest. Spielbox is just about reviewing games, many of which I have little interest in. SPIEL DOCH! is about the hobby itself and that seems much more interesting.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: dirk2112 on April 14, 2016, 03:37:32 PM
SPIEL DOCH! is about the hobby itself and that seems much more interesting.

I couldn't agree more.  The one English Spielbox that I received was terrible.  The reviews all sound the same and they don't make a good argument either way as whether a game should be purchased or avoided. 

The Spiel DOCH looked much better.  Decar was nice enough to give me some highlights in the thread about the new tiles.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2016, 03:43:17 PM
I mangled my way through the 7wonders duel review and Im not sure. I got the feeling it was all geared up to sell games rather than provide critical reviews.  They didnt seem to have anything bad to say about Duel. It's a great game but it has some flawls for some gamers.  I think if you were on a fence about a game they covered it would be interesting to see pictures and some analysis.

The other articles about game designers did look good though.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 15, 2016, 03:15:59 AM
A nice little haul to greet me at work this morning!

not sure what to do with the new art Labyrinth though as i'm an old schooler.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 15, 2016, 03:35:27 AM
A nice little haul to greet me at work this morning!

not sure what to do with the new art Labyrinth though as i'm an old schooler.

What about the Spiel '15 tile?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 15, 2016, 03:43:34 AM
What about the Spiel '15 tile?

i guess here starts my collection of the new art style....jesus...my wife's gonna kill me. I'm running out of hiding spaces on my gaming shelves...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 15, 2016, 03:57:38 AM
Tiles fit nicely into books.  Maybe you can hollow few books out too ;)
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 15, 2016, 03:59:31 AM

jesus...my wife

Now that's an unexpected bride! ;D but should be forgiving...
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: asparagus on April 15, 2016, 04:03:14 AM
What about the Spiel '15 tile?

i guess here starts my collection of the new art style....jesus...my wife's gonna kill me. I'm running out of hiding spaces on my gaming shelves...

May be someone could come up with some clever house rules for those tiles.

Tiles fit nicely into books.  Maybe you can hollow few books out too ;)
That would be considered sacrilege in my family.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 15, 2016, 04:09:42 AM
Tiles fit nicely into books.  Maybe you can hollow few books out too ;)

or i could get some of those fake VHS cases and cover up boxes with them!


jesus...my wife

Now that's an unexpected bride! ;D but should be forgiving...

she's a feisty Welsh girl...not so forgiving!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 15, 2016, 04:14:49 AM
Tiles fit nicely into books.  Maybe you can hollow few books out too ;)

Better still is when the game box looks like a book so you can hide it on the bookshelf (e.g. Biblios, or Ravingspire which is on KS right now).
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: supertopix on April 15, 2016, 06:05:41 AM
A nice little haul to greet me at work this morning!

not sure what to do with the new art Labyrinth though as i'm an old schooler.
Where did you get the '15 Essen tile?
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 15, 2016, 06:17:32 AM

Where did you get the '15 Essen tile?

I managed to barter with a guy i know on BGG and got the Labyrinth tiles and Spiel '15 tile for EUR 20 for the lot. Was happy with that so went for it.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 15, 2016, 06:37:02 AM
Damn. Nostheide shipped my magazine the 7th. And it still hasnt arrived at my home.. it never takes that long for a package out of germany to arrive that late.. even cundo managed to be quicker which arrived 2 days ago
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Valheru on April 15, 2016, 06:57:48 AM
Damn. Nostheide shipped my magazine the 7th. And it still hasnt arrived at my home.. it never takes that long for a package out of germany to arrive that late.. even cundo managed to be quicker which arrived 2 days ago

To be honest, I'm happy I'm not the only one in that situation. My magazine to Belgium hasn't arrived either.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 15, 2016, 07:08:01 AM
That makes me feel better also. I was scared somehow it got lost..
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 15, 2016, 07:14:36 AM
I know you've got a shifty postman though SRBO  >:( >:(
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 15, 2016, 07:20:50 AM
Where did you get the '15 Essen tile?

Supertopix...there's an auction for a Spiel '15 tile on german ebay right now:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Carcassonne-Mini-Erweiterung-Spiel-2015-neu-Promo-Spieletage-Messe-Essen-/291731873727?&_trksid=p2056016.m2516.l5255
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: hunnymonster on April 16, 2016, 10:09:49 AM
My Tunnels arrived and so did a package from Sweden containing Darmstadt.

Woo hoo!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Decar on April 16, 2016, 10:14:28 AM
Photos or it didn't happen!   :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 16, 2016, 10:35:29 AM
I know you've got a shifty postman though SRBO  >:( >:(

Hahah true that! Shes a collector herself
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: franks on April 16, 2016, 01:57:04 PM
Missed a delivery yesterday and made the stop to a local postal pick up point today for the items below.

I wanted to secure a second copy of Travel Carc. There are a few still around with a local on-line seller and Amazon but they are getting scarce. Our original copy has seen a lot of summer play, so now we can have a mini-mega game  :o

Finally decided to give Jaipur a try, I think it will work with the Mrs.

Then a couple of mini expansions: First, Moor Expansion, which are extra cards co-designed by Ewe Rosenberg for Viticulture (which we greatly enjoy).

Finally a mini expansion for Citrus that preceded the base game delivery, expected in a couple of days.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 16, 2016, 02:36:17 PM
Missed a delivery yesterday and made the stop to a local postal pick up point today for the items below.

Nice haul!

Finally decided to give Jaipur a try, I think it will work with the Mrs.

I played it with my Mrs (who dislikes most games) this afternoon and she liked it, and she beat me! She likes camels so simple things like that can get her into an occasional game. So hopefully you and your wife like it too.

Finally a mini expansion for Citrus that preceded the base game delivery, expected in a couple of days.

My copy of the Citrus is currently fighting some zombie war at danisthirty's house. Once I pick it up, I'll probably get the expansion too. But there's no shame in getting an expansion before the game! My Delorean for Colt Express is just kind of hanging out in a drawer at the moment with no one to play with.
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: Clownfeet on April 16, 2016, 02:59:12 PM
Jaipur is great..the only downside is the reset time, stacking all those coins in number order can be a right pain!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: meepleater on April 17, 2016, 11:01:14 PM
Received two deliveries today- a copy of Tunnels from Speilbox and CC1 from cundco (unpunched sheet, although no shrink wrap or rules) - very happy!
Title: Re: I love the postman...
Post by: SRBO on April 17, 2016, 11:16:51 PM
Received two deliveries today- a copy of Tunnels from Speilbox and CC1 from cundco (unpunched sheet, although no shrink wrap or rules) - very happy!
I hope mine arrives too, congratz on these expansions.
My CC1 wasnt shrink wrapped too
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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 12:33:43 AM
I recieved almost 1000 transparent meeple and components for all the major expansions today, enough to make about 12 complete sets.




Photos or it didnt happen   >:( >:( >:(
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Post by: meepleater on April 18, 2016, 01:09:36 AM
I hope mine arrives too, congratz on these expansions.
My CC1 wasnt shrink wrapped too

I didn't mind about the lack of shrink wrap- I was ecstatic just to finally have CC1!
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Post by: Valheru on April 18, 2016, 04:17:46 AM
Still nothing on The Tunnels. I have a feeling our postman placed it completely wrong into another mailbox so my copy is lost. Going to the post office later today but it'll probably turn out negative  :-\
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on April 18, 2016, 04:20:14 AM
Still nothing on The Tunnels. I have a feeling our postman placed it completely wrong into another mailbox so my copy is lost. Going to the post office later today but it'll probably turn out negative  :-\

I haven't got mine yet either.
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Post by: Valheru on April 18, 2016, 04:35:00 AM
Still nothing on The Tunnels. I have a feeling our postman placed it completely wrong into another mailbox so my copy is lost. Going to the post office later today but it'll probably turn out negative  :-\

I haven't got mine yet either.

I can't imagine Spielbox making the fault here, because they wouldn't have changed the status otherwise..
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Post by: SRBO on April 18, 2016, 07:24:26 AM
I've looked at the shipping adress, there is no number of my house on it..
I've contacted the post office. but they couldnt do anything
So I guess mine will be lost..
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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 07:25:28 AM
That shifty postman of yours probably took a liking to it like those Valentine Tiles  :-\
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Post by: SRBO on April 18, 2016, 07:26:40 AM
this really sucks :(
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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 07:27:45 AM
If you find our her collection is complete you know why....
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Post by: SRBO on April 18, 2016, 07:33:05 AM
I swear, then I will go into her house while she delivers her post :P
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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 07:43:17 AM
You can leave her a hama-bead warning on her pillow :(y)
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Post by: SRBO on April 18, 2016, 07:50:08 AM
 8)  :(y) nice one :P
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Post by: danisthirty on April 18, 2016, 11:38:37 AM
I'll try to make a horse's head out of Hama beads especially for you to do with as you wish SRBO...
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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 02:08:18 PM
I can't have been the only one surely!

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160418_220622-600x1067.jpg)
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Post by: whaleyland on April 18, 2016, 02:40:51 PM
I received a second copy of Scoville in the mail yesterday. Very strange. I ordered the game via the recent Kickstarter and I received my first copy early in March and it was shipped from China. This one came from Australia. I think somebody got their distribution addresses mixed up. I've contacted them to figure out what they want me to do with #2.
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 18, 2016, 02:49:10 PM
My son will be very happy.

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Post by: Decar on April 18, 2016, 02:53:38 PM
For a second I thought he was a starwars fan too :(
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Post by: whaleyland on April 18, 2016, 03:15:57 PM
My son will be very happy.
Ooo, King of the Beast edition. I wish there were a way for previous owners of Zooloretto to get the Lions. Like a replacement service option like CundCo. In fact, I would want enough to work with the expansions, too (although getting one with an [X] back for Boss would be impossible, I imagine).
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 18, 2016, 03:26:50 PM
My son will be very happy.
Ooo, King of the Beast edition. I wish there were a way for previous owners of Zooloretto to get the Lions. Like a replacement service option like CundCo. In fact, I would want enough to work with the expansions, too (although getting one with an [X] back for Boss would be impossible, I imagine).

I tried to do what you said in the Zooloretto thread, but the Exotic expansion is almost impossible to find here. 

Also I am giving you a merit for the print a play work you have done on BGG.  It was cool seeing your guide linked to from the game creator's website.
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Post by: franks on April 18, 2016, 03:57:26 PM
Happy day!

Finally a copy of Tunnels and a new game.

Well, slight used game of Citrus from the BGG market place. The previous owner was the prolific BGG blogger Milena, not sure if anyone has seen her stuff. She is known for long thorough reports with loads of great - game photos.

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Post by: whaleyland on April 18, 2016, 05:11:28 PM
Also I am giving you a merit for the print a play work you have done on BGG.  It was cool seeing your guide linked to from the game creator's website.
No problem. I saw a need and filled it. Oddly, I ended up sending my copy of Zooloretto home with my in-laws. My partner just couldn't win at the game and was growing tired of losing. Michael Schacht is awesome. I've emailed back and forth with him for a few years now and I'm on his holiday postcard mailing list. Apparently if you play against him on his website, he will reward you with a rare Zooloretto expansion tile. I haven't done it yet, but I plan to sometime soon.
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Post by: JoeSesquipedalian on April 18, 2016, 08:43:10 PM
Saturday, tunnels!!  Sunday!?!?!?,CCI!!!!!  Not sure how the CundCo package envelope arrived to my door (and not my mailbox) on a Sunday!  Maybe one of my neighbors got it by accident and was nice enough to put it at my door.  Anyway thank you whoever it was!! 

Merit to Valheru for the CCI info!!!!      and merit to Kettlefish for the Tunnels info!!!

Two expansions that I honestly thought I'd never ever buy because of the going rates, and I was ok with that.  But...... thanks to Valheru and Kettlefish I got them both in one weekend for a fraction of the cost!!!!  :green-meeple: :(y)  Big thanks to you guys!!
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Post by: whaleyland on April 18, 2016, 10:07:56 PM
Could somebody who received the Corn Circles I expansion compare the size of the Corn watermark to that of Corn Circles II's watermark? I have an original CCI expansion and the icons are quite a bit larger than the CCII icons (about twice the size). Is that still the case? If not, then these CCI tiles represent a reprint with some improvements. In the image you posted, JoeSesquipedalian, they look smaller.
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Post by: meepleater on April 18, 2016, 10:28:32 PM
Could somebody who received the Corn Circles I expansion compare the size of the Corn watermark to that of Corn Circles II's watermark? I have an original CCI expansion and the icons are quite a bit larger than the CCII icons (about twice the size). Is that still the case? If not, then these CCI tiles represent a reprint with some improvements. In the image you posted, JoeSesquipedalian, they look smaller.

In my copy of CC1 the watermarks were still larger than those in CC2.
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Post by: Decar on April 19, 2016, 01:29:03 AM
Great photos everyone, Thank you for sharing!
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Post by: whaleyland on April 19, 2016, 02:01:16 AM
Could somebody who received the Corn Circles I expansion compare the size of the Corn watermark to that of Corn Circles II's watermark? I have an original CCI expansion and the icons are quite a bit larger than the CCII icons (about twice the size). Is that still the case? If not, then these CCI tiles represent a reprint with some improvements. In the image you posted, JoeSesquipedalian, they look smaller.

In my copy of CC1 the watermarks were still larger than those in CC2.
Thanks for checking, I just wanted to make sure.
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Post by: Yashin-n on April 19, 2016, 12:42:46 PM
Two orders have been delivered today! So 12,5 expasions have been added to my CARcollection. Special thanks for Paul whose letter with Besiegers, Cloisters, La Porxada and 15-Essen card was first: the letter was delivered from Sweden to Russia in 6 (!) days only and all tiles were gently packed.
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Post by: Decar on April 19, 2016, 12:50:37 PM
Awesome photo well done!
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Post by: SRBO on April 19, 2016, 01:29:31 PM
12,5 expansions?
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Post by: Yashin-n on April 19, 2016, 01:40:00 PM
12,5 expansions?
I mean Essen-15 is quasi expansion.
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Post by: CKorfmann on April 19, 2016, 10:53:20 PM
Got my bag order from Artscow today.  I was really looking forward to those.  I did get a second draw bag for Carcassonne, but the order was primarily for a set of draw bags for Castles of Burgundy.  I also got one for Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Patchwork, and the metal coins that I ordered from KS. 

Still no Cundco order.  Somehow I missed out on the CC1 being available.  That's a serious bummer...  :'(
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Post by: Smooth on April 20, 2016, 04:52:11 AM
Today. Delivery from Basically Wooden - finally!

I just received a Big Box for my collection - I must say it looks good, and smells all new.

I had them make custom dividers for the German Cathedrals and the Labyrinth. Since there were no watermark for the labyrinth they made one from the outline of the labyrinth tile. I think it turned out great.

Now I have to start sorting everything :D  :(y)  :(y)
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 20, 2016, 07:34:46 AM
I love my wooden box, but when I see the insides of those Basically Wooden boxes I drool.  Enjoy it!
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Post by: Valheru on April 20, 2016, 08:06:47 AM
My dad called and he said that 2 things arrived today: one from Germany and one from Sweden.

So my Tunnels arrived after all, woop woop! And also a Swedish edition of The Tower. Courtesy of Paul. Excited to check it out later tonight when I arrive at home!
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Post by: Clownfeet on April 20, 2016, 08:19:40 AM
This arrived for me today. Very very pleased that i finally found an original edition. Found a guy in Scotland willing to sell it to me. He said that he never even thought it was anything special but he's played it for years and looked after it very well. Originally i just wanted the board off him and he was happy to sell as he said he hated the 70 point board because it was such an annoying number! he printed out a 50 pointer and they used that. Eventually he agreed to sell me the box as well but only on the condition that i send him a new box as a replacement for him to keep his set in!!

So i posted him a new box and threw in a proper 50 point scoreboard for him and his wife and this arrived back today!!

Such a nice guy, said he's going to donate the money i gave him to charity.

(http://)
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Post by: Decar on April 20, 2016, 08:27:40 AM
Welcome to the club Clownfeet!

@Valheru - I wonder if Paul included a Dan Chard signed Tile in your shipment too!
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Post by: Valheru on April 20, 2016, 08:32:59 AM
Brilliant Clownfeet! Merit for the find! You've made quite a lot people jealous indeed!

Welcome to the club Clownfeet!

@Valheru - I wonder if Paul included a Dan Chard signed Tile in your shipment too!

If so, it will be my most prized possesion and I'll put it into a shrine!
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Post by: hunnymonster on April 21, 2016, 03:39:34 AM
Japanese Temples landed...
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Post by: Decar on April 21, 2016, 03:43:02 AM
The only time you could share a photo and you didnt :(
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Post by: Valheru on April 21, 2016, 03:45:16 AM
The only time you should share a photo and you didnt :(

Fixed ;)

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Post by: Decar on April 21, 2016, 03:46:37 AM
You're easily pleased if that's a fix!
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Post by: Valheru on April 21, 2016, 03:50:55 AM
You're easily pleased if that's a fix!

I am actually. My Tunnels and Tower expansion arrived yesterday. I am a happy man. The world is a beautiful place.  :P
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Post by: Decar on April 21, 2016, 03:52:12 AM
I still don't see any photos :(
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Post by: hunnymonster on April 21, 2016, 05:36:53 AM
The only time you could share a photo and you didnt :(
That's because I'm currently around 80km from where the tiles are (verbal report only that they've landed)
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Post by: Andrew the Ambo on April 23, 2016, 02:50:37 AM
I have joined the dark side.

Have made a few purchases recently, and also hosted Udo when he was here, and got some things from him.

The insert is from Broken Token before any one asks.

Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk

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Post by: Christopher on April 23, 2016, 03:28:56 AM
I have joined the dark side.

Have made a few purchases recently, and also hosted Udo when he was here, and got some things from him.

The insert is from Broken Token before any one asks.

Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk

I thought about getting a Broken Token organiser. The problem is that the shipping to the UK is expensive. What's it like?

Kudos on joining the dark side!
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Post by: Christopher on April 23, 2016, 03:39:00 AM
Thanks Postie! Thanks Cundco!

(I've recently admitted to myself that I only post about a quarter of Carcassonne things I receive on this thread. Mostly because I'm on a bit of a Carcassonne spree at the moment, and posting everything the postman delivers might make me realise. I think I've made about three Cundco orders in as many weeks)

(It's also partly because I'm too lazy to take photos most of the time, and, as Decar is always quick to remind me, without photos, it didn't happen!)

(I'm still lying, it's about three orders in the last week alone)
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Post by: kettlefish on April 23, 2016, 04:07:21 AM
Hi AndrewTheAmbo,
did you give us a report or a rewiev of your meeting with Udo Schmitz (Carcassonne-on-Tour)?  C:-)

You are on the best way to collect the comeplete Carcassonne II New Edition.  >:D
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Post by: SRBO on April 23, 2016, 04:58:31 AM
Well my tunnels arrived. Not in the usual way though, after my girlfriend learned my package would never arrive. She bought one from a dealer for a reasonable price. So well..I guess im pretty lucky:) will post a picture as proof soon
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Post by: franks on April 23, 2016, 06:14:18 AM
I have joined the dark side.

Have made a few purchases recently, and also hosted Udo when he was here, and got some things from him.

The insert is from Broken Token before any one asks.

Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk

Good haul Andrew!!

I also ordered a Carc insert / organizer that I hope will arrive soon.

Added congrats for Viticulture. It's a recent favourite in our home!
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Post by: Vasek on April 23, 2016, 08:43:01 AM
I am counting them as in my Carc 2.0 collection, do we know for sure which artist illustrated these tiles?
Nothing on the instruction sheet?

No, just checked.
Toshihiko Ishibashi as per Cundco web shop.
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Post by: Decar on April 23, 2016, 11:55:31 PM
Some great hauls everyone! Thanks for sharing :)
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Post by: SRBO on April 24, 2016, 02:13:11 AM
As promised the picture of The Tunnel my girlfriend gave me.
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Post by: lomdr on April 24, 2016, 03:30:36 AM
Umm, yeah, I still live.  I recently picked up the Carc 2 base game set and then went and ordered the first 2 expansions (C2) and the Broken Token Insert.  After assembling it I put the expansions in the box with the whole hand painted Phantoms thing I did ages ago.  I stuck the Traders tokens and the phantoms in a baggie and I put them in a 6 tile big compartment in the insert, leaving room for other expansions when they get reprinted.  Will take a photo later
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Post by: Decar on April 24, 2016, 11:17:41 AM
There are some on BGG for $$$ - The shop I ordered from, gave a copy with every purchase of the game.  It looks like the German Edition (there are apparently too), from Essen.  It says 'Messe' not 'The Messe'.  You could ask if you can order the card separately?
That's what is out of stock. The company sells the expansion separately, just not currently. They'll get it back in, though. They have all the other expansion cards available.

@Whaleyland - They're back in stock
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Post by: whaleyland on April 24, 2016, 05:49:00 PM
Thanks Decar. I heard they were back, but I have to somehow justify spending €10 on one card since purchases must be a minimum of €10. Such a pain.
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Post by: danisthirty on April 24, 2016, 11:28:55 PM
Umm, yeah, I still live.

Good to know. Welcome back lomdr! :) :(y)
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Post by: Decar on April 25, 2016, 03:31:00 AM
Thanks Decar. I heard they were back, but I have to somehow justify spending €10 on one card since purchases must be a minimum of €10. Such a pain.

I ordered 2 sets of the 5 promos the other week to make it 10€.  Totor66 just started a thread, he's after 2 of them - perhaps you can work together?
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Post by: whaleyland on April 25, 2016, 03:46:39 AM
Thanks Decar. I heard they were back, but I have to somehow justify spending €10 on one card since purchases must be a minimum of €10. Such a pain.

I ordered 2 sets of the 5 promos the other week to make it 10€.  Totor66 just started a thread, he's after 2 of them - perhaps you can work together?
Unlikely since I'm in New Zealand and shipping out of here is really expensive, even just for an envelope. I'm thinking of ordering the five promos, the Messe Essen, and the Catan board and selling the entire set on the local ebay wannabe site. That would be retail €8.00 plus shipping. I am hoping that they re-release the higher-quality military counter, though, as I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
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Post by: totor66 on April 25, 2016, 04:14:45 AM
Which store is that BTW ? I couldn't find it on BGG
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Post by: Decar on April 25, 2016, 06:31:15 AM
The publisher's shop  - repros production : www.rprod.com
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Post by: totor66 on April 25, 2016, 07:04:02 AM
Thanks Decar. I heard they were back, but I have to somehow justify spending €10 on one card since purchases must be a minimum of €10. Such a pain.

I ordered 2 sets of the 5 promos the other week to make it 10€.  Totor66 just started a thread, he's after 2 of them - perhaps you can work together?
Unlikely since I'm in New Zealand and shipping out of here is really expensive, even just for an envelope. I'm thinking of ordering the five promos, the Messe Essen, and the Catan board and selling the entire set on the local ebay wannabe site. That would be retail €8.00 plus shipping. I am hoping that they re-release the higher-quality military counter, though, as I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

The wonder Catan is unfortunately out of order :(

I went a bit crazy and bought a signed version of it (by the guy from Catan) for a bit more expensive.

Guess I'll buy 2 of each stuff, but I checked and shipment to NZ should cost 3,40 € for signed sending and just 0,90 € for standard letter from Germany

let me know if you don't prefer that option, I will order in the next days ;)
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Post by: Decar on April 25, 2016, 07:05:37 AM
1.90€ doesn't sound bad - good luck!
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Post by: franks on April 25, 2016, 05:11:17 PM
Edited a poor post that didn't describe this is a custom cup with the artwork from Glory to Rome board game:  ::)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19857/glory-rome (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19857/glory-rome)

I was going to post this in the, 'I hate the postman', thread but that has been locked  ;D

Received this unfortunate delivery today. It was poorly packaged but stuff happens. I'm sure it will be taken care of.

I'm just happy to have a copy of the elusive Black Box Glory to Rome, so I'm not complaining too much  :)
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Post by: Decar on April 26, 2016, 12:25:30 AM
That's a sad sight to see franks. That mug looked pretty cool, are you getting a replacement?

 Sorry i closed the other thread. I decided there was already too much hate in the world and it seemed to shift to impatient people receiving artwork they didn't like a few days later than somone else.  There seemed to a few double posts appearing too.
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Post by: franks on April 26, 2016, 04:50:33 PM
That's a sad sight to see franks. That mug looked pretty cool, are you getting a replacement?

 Sorry i closed the other thread. I decided there was already too much hate in the world and it seemed to shift to impatient people receiving artwork they didn't like a few days later than somone else.  There seemed to a few double posts appearing too.

Thanks Decar, yes I had a speedy reply from the UK company and they will get a replacement out this week!

In regards to the thread, I couldn't agree more. Didn't much like the title, with all due respect to the creator  :)
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Post by: franks on April 26, 2016, 05:08:26 PM
Another nice delivery today!

I've mentioned in previous posts elsewhere my love of painting miniatures and proper tabletop mini games. Well I've become a big fan of Osprey's Frostgrave. It is a very approachable game with an interesting theme built around magic and fantasy. It has a relatively easy rule set and can be used with only a few models. One can use any fantasy based miniatures they have around, though they do offer their own dedicated range. 

Anyway this comes in a lovely case from Reaper that included a complimentary primer paint that I wasn't expecting. Well impressed.

If anyone is curious, here is a link and a video of game play that features this same mini set. 

https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave (https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave)

https://youtu.be/LgHc7wfTCNM
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Post by: meepleater on April 28, 2016, 12:34:46 AM
I missed today's delivery and had to go pick it up.

...I think it was worth it! (game components not included)
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 28, 2016, 07:38:07 AM

Every time we get a new game, I check the BGG store and see promos for them.  It is rather addictive.

I missed today's delivery and had to go pick it up.

...I think it was worth it! (game components not included)

Looks nice!
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Post by: Clownfeet on April 28, 2016, 07:40:34 AM
soy sauce is great!!!

sushi go is in my backpack right now for my holiday to Iceland!
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 28, 2016, 07:46:31 AM
soy sauce is great!!!

sushi go is in my backpack right now for my holiday to Iceland!

Sushi Go and Splendor are our favorite quick games.  Glad to hear the expansion is good.
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Post by: lomdr on April 28, 2016, 02:30:33 PM
It really is, Dirk.  The day I ordered the Carc2 versions of the first 2 expansions and the Broken Token insert, I caught wind of the CON tiles for Suburbia being released, so I ordered that and the Promo roles for Pandemic.  At the very least, the Con tiles don't add any new rules to the game, just a new Synergy.  I'm doing a variant of Pandemic Promo roles where it applies to EVERY PLAYER in the game instead of just the promo role, just like how it is set up in Forbidden Desert.  The only change I have to make for a normal role is the Quarantine Specialist: She still takes a wound if she's in the same situation that everyone else is in (Infection card gets drawn during the infect phase of a turn or during an epidemic), but everything else applies to her (No cube is added to her city and if there's a quarantine marker there it doesn't get reduced or removed).  I will say that the promo role cards for Pandemic is much bigger than I anticipated, MUCH larger than a Tarot card (most of the cards in Elder Sign, for instance)
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Post by: dirk2112 on April 28, 2016, 04:17:52 PM
I almost ordered the Pandemic promo roles.   Since I got Pandemic Legacy for my wife as a birthday present, I didn't. 
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Post by: SRBO on April 29, 2016, 02:10:03 AM
My girlfriend found the catapult and ordered it. It was still unpunched, although I'm not really interested in it. I think it belongs in my collection. Very close to total completion now... still missing 5 -6 pieces.. (3 schoolbags and teachers, cult siege and creativity and the grey scoreboard and maybe windroses II) Not the most difficult pieces, but the postman comes at my house too much now.. I let her rest for a while.
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Post by: SRBO on April 29, 2016, 04:37:21 AM
Another package came in today. (logically 2 different postman..)
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Post by: Decar on April 29, 2016, 06:12:06 AM
I hope they don't find out about each other - they might get upset
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Post by: SRBO on April 29, 2016, 06:34:18 AM
I hope they don't find out about each other - they might get upset

They will steal from each other then xd
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 02, 2016, 02:06:10 AM
The mystery of my Oxford packages is finally revealed!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160502/17ae72ac2056bffe6b20ef4ac73ae83c.jpg)

And for those who aren't following the Thirsty Meeples thread, these were hand-delivered to me by danispostman!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160502/20111d7bc783efdf660e5d64bbe9d6ef.jpg)

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Post by: JoeSesquipedalian on May 02, 2016, 10:13:37 AM
Look what arrived from Germany (possibly Japan) on Friday!   :blue-meeple: :green-meeple: :orange-meeple:
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Post by: franks on May 02, 2016, 03:42:21 PM
Finally something to get tiles organized. Look forward to trying these out.
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Post by: Rosco on May 04, 2016, 10:26:11 PM
Look what I recieved yesterday.  Photo is a bit dark sorry.  Made a silly offer on ebay and won it. everything is still sealed and wrapped inside.  A good find.  Now the question is; should I open it for the phantoms? Or should I keep it as is? Or should I sell it as is?

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Post by: totor66 on May 04, 2016, 11:30:48 PM
This Is the festival included, not the phantoms ;)
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Post by: Decar on May 04, 2016, 11:35:52 PM
The meeple inside are equivalent to phantoms. There are only 5 colours and the dye is very slightly different. But there's 40 coloured phantoms inside that box.
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Post by: whaleyland on May 04, 2016, 11:58:48 PM
This Is the festival included, not the phantoms ;)
No, there are eight sets (minus purple) of the Phantom included, as well as the Festival.  ;)
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Post by: Rosco on May 05, 2016, 01:34:06 AM
Exactly whaleyland and decar.

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Post by: totor66 on May 05, 2016, 02:58:13 AM
And I thought I knew a lot ... shame on me  :-[
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Post by: danisthirty on May 05, 2016, 04:46:14 AM
And I thought I knew a lot ... shame on me  :-[

I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. Technically you're right as the 10-year edition does include The Festival. And whilst the meeples that come with it are translucent and very similar to phantoms, it doesn't claim that they actually are phantoms anywhere to the best of my knowledge.

I'd say the best thing about this edition is the score track. Mine isn't to hand at the moment, but I believe the tiles are slightly thinner than regular Carcassonne tiles too?
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Post by: Rosco on May 05, 2016, 04:47:53 AM
The box is pretty cool too.

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Post by: MrNumbers on May 06, 2016, 03:35:08 AM
I've got a very special delivery yesterday: Udo Schmitz (Carcassonne-on-Tour) brought me these latest expansions that I didn't have in my collection till the moment!
Also yesterday in the airport I said hello to Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, which will be today on the special Carcassonne game night.
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Post by: danisthirty on May 06, 2016, 04:59:44 AM
I've got a very special delivery yesterday: Udo Schmitz (Carcassonne-on-Tour) brought me these latest expansions that I didn't have in my collection till the moment!

Congrats MrNumbers. Those are some nice gifts! :) :(y)

I've been meaning to get all of the following things together for a while, purely so that I could take a photo. I finally managed it this morning:

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/Postman_06May16.jpg)

There are a few things here including: Spiel Doch + Labyrinth tiles, spare copy of The Tower, Japanese Monasteries, German Cathedrals, River 1 tiles (with special backgrounds for copy protection purposes of the PC game), custom Meeples from our CarcC UK meetup last Saturday and a number of signed tiles from Curt194, Safari, Valheru, Andrew the Ambo and CARfirst. I have Decar to thank for much of this, especially the awesome meeples, and Valheru for the River tiles. Many thanks guys! :D

I'm thinking about contacting the Guinness book of records about the possibility of my collection of signed tiles being the largest privately owned collection of signed Carcassonne tiles since I have well over 100 now! 8)

PS - and underneath it all is one of the playmats that jungleboy and I ordered! Thanks to him for spotting these; very cool!
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 06, 2016, 05:40:46 AM
PS - and underneath it all is one of the playmats that jungleboy and I ordered! Thanks to him for spotting these; very cool!

They're really nice, aren't they? I've been playing solo games on them this week (Limes/Castellion), and I even managed a surprise 4-player game of Biblios yesterday which we also played on the (blue) mat. Definitely glad I got them.
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Post by: Decar on May 06, 2016, 07:55:35 AM
How you finding Castellion - Have you beaten the big boss yet?  :(y)
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 06, 2016, 08:20:02 AM
How you finding Castellion - Have you beaten the big boss yet?  :(y)

So far I've only played the lowest level. It took me a couple of games to figure out what I was doing, then I beat it twice in a row fairly easily so I think I'm 'ready' for the base level and looking forward to it - might have a go tonight. Still haven't played Sylvion yet. But I love Limes, so that's what I'm playing mostly so far.
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Post by: Decar on May 06, 2016, 08:23:07 AM
I was the other way round.  I won my first game easily and then lost the next 4 games :(
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Post by: Valheru on May 06, 2016, 04:42:22 PM
Wow, what a haul Danisthirty! Great picture!
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Post by: karkids on May 06, 2016, 07:06:07 PM
Just ordered 3 mini expansions and some blank tiles from Cundco, hopefully it comes without a problem! If it does, I will have half and half 1, windroses, and the school. Also 12 tiles to make someone's fan expansion and if I like it, a tuckbox. Now I just have to wait 10-25 business days. Let's hope it's closer to ten!  ;D
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Post by: totor66 on May 09, 2016, 02:09:30 AM
Sometimes, you just have to be lucky, page 4 on amazon.de, a single copy of carcassonne inkl Die Kornkreise neu and unopened.

40 € but still, I can say I got this expansion without any trick !

http://www.amazon.de/Carcassonne-Jahres-Erweiterung-Kornkreise-SCHMIDT/dp/B0038P3COA/ref=sr_1_78?s=toys&ie=UTF8&qid=1462784836&sr=1-78&keywords=carcassonne
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Post by: Valheru on May 09, 2016, 04:22:01 AM
Wow, great find Totor66!
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Post by: JT Atomico on May 10, 2016, 11:49:03 PM
I received some new meeples in the post thanks to hunnymonster (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2645.0).

I will be using them as markers for La Porxada, i.e. any players that have knights in the city when it is completed place one of these meeples on the La Porxada tile so that they get the bonus at the end of the game.

(http://s32.postimg.cc/85at61pr9/IMG_0018.jpg)

(This photo also gives me a chance to show off my new La Porxada tile - I'll be posting about how I made it later!)
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Post by: hunnymonster on May 11, 2016, 03:03:00 AM
Extra coloured transparent meeples from @Michmedia arrived...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160511/f01cb67d4145797111a57db6139392dc.jpg)
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Post by: Karcalijn on May 11, 2016, 05:50:33 AM
Extra coloured transparent meeples from @Michmedia arrived...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160511/f01cb67d4145797111a57db6139392dc.jpg)

I received mine too! ;D And the orginal phantoms i ordered after buying these came in earlier this week. So i'm very happy!
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Post by: Decar on May 11, 2016, 06:30:01 AM
Great photo Hunnymonster - thanks for sharing those with us.  MediaMich is a talented guy!
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Post by: totor66 on May 12, 2016, 01:46:07 AM
To open or not to open, that is a big dilemna :)
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Post by: Decar on May 12, 2016, 02:36:52 AM
But how will you play with it if you dont open it!
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Post by: totor66 on May 12, 2016, 03:21:00 AM
Yeah I know ;)

Just a bit disappointed that "mini excl Die Kornkreise" is just a sticker, I thought it was a special box but it isn't :(
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Post by: Decar on May 12, 2016, 03:22:35 AM
It's a pretty special sticker though, so dont let anyone tell you otherwise!
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Post by: Fritz_Spinne on May 12, 2016, 03:25:25 AM
Is the sticker on the box or on the shrink-wrap plastic?
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Post by: totor66 on May 12, 2016, 03:28:51 AM
On the shrink wrap plastic,

no reference whatsoever on the back of the box also, just the plate of 6 tiles with the rules next to it (not shrinkwrapped either)
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Post by: Clownfeet on May 12, 2016, 04:06:37 AM
nice find that. is there any noticeable differences between this version of cc and a separate print run of the tiles?

do you have a set for a side by side comparison?
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Post by: totor66 on May 12, 2016, 04:56:29 AM
I think it is a standard box with components like all the editions with the sign "more than 6 million base game and expansions ..."

It might be a good start to find a used version of corn circle if people sell this box without noticing it containst this expansion.

Something a bit weird, the piles punches are not all green on the side but are white, I can take aditionnal pictures of the back if people need more infos about this specific box.
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Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on May 13, 2016, 03:58:54 AM
This came in the post today - and I didn't even order it! :)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160513/ec944d61978312deb39b132eba15b660.jpg)
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Post by: Decar on May 14, 2016, 05:12:03 AM
Before the tracking page finished loading there was a knock on my door:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160514_124033.jpg) (http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160514_130312.jpg)
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Post by: Clownfeet on May 14, 2016, 05:31:19 AM
Nice!!! So you took the plunge no matter about the colour mismatches?
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Post by: Decar on May 14, 2016, 05:35:24 AM
To be honest, I may have ordered it before knowing about the mismatches, but I couldn't be bothered to wait for Z-man to sort themselves out; perhaps they'll produce it with ANOTHER different shade; it seems impossible to guess!
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Post by: danisthirty on May 14, 2016, 05:37:29 AM
That's a pretty big box for just one expansion Decar!

Nice!!! So you took the plunge no matter about the colour mismatches?

I'm not nearly so bothered by this as some people seem to be. But what's the alternative? Wait 15 years to see if we're happy with the P & D colour matching in Carc 3?
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Post by: Decar on May 14, 2016, 06:08:32 AM
That's a pretty big box for just one expansion Decar!

I don't know what you're talking about...it's just trick of perspective.....don't tell my wife!

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I'm not nearly so bothered by this as some people seem to be. But what's the alternative? Wait 15 years to see if we're happy with the P & D colour matching in Carc 3?

5 Shades of Grass in my garden and 4 types of brick on the outside of my house - Carcassonne is becoming more authentic with every release.  Besides the Carc 3.0 artwork is terrible Dan - the roofs are too red and the artwork too realistic for a tile-laying game; no one would dream of having it in their collection  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Decar on May 14, 2016, 06:16:44 AM
I mean look - the boxes are almost the same size...right?

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/SideBSide.png)  :(y) :(y)
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Post by: karkids on May 16, 2016, 01:02:35 PM
My school expansion (yellow), halb is wild, windroses 1, and 12 blank tiles just came int the mail. Unfortunately, Cundco sent me halb is wild 2 and I ordered halb is wild 1. I don't feel like it would be nice to complain (I don't really care), but should I ask about it?
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Post by: danisthirty on May 16, 2016, 01:11:31 PM
I mean look - the boxes are almost the