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Title: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 12:01:42 PM
This week comes early after last week's Rules landslide.  We are combining Favouritism with Completionism this week by asking you:

What's your Teacher Preference?

Most of you know the 'Die Schule' comes with a teacher meeple and there are 6 colours (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Black).  There's nothing special about the different colours and only one is ever in play.  Die Schule was first released at Essen 2011 and came with a Dominion: Carcassonne Card.

The Poll is a little difficult to run, as there is so many permutations here.

I've included a photo of some of my teachers and their bags:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/general/Teachers.png)

Here's some things to consider:

Do you need all 6 colours, are you happy with 4, or just one?

Do you need all 4 Meeple bags?

The example shows 3 different productions of Meeple Bags (The strings are different  :@ ): do you need these too?

Do you play with all 4/6 Meeple at once in some interesting variant?

Is this the worst Expansion ever for the budding completionist?

Time to tell us your interesting stories about 'Die Schule'!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: whaleyland on March 23, 2016, 12:20:48 PM
You missed the obvious answer: I'm happy with just one teacher, and I don't care which colour.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: MrNumbers on March 23, 2016, 12:30:44 PM
You missed the obvious answer: I'm happy with just one teacher, and I don't care which colour.

Exactly what I am looking for in answer list! :)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: CKorfmann on March 23, 2016, 12:30:56 PM
You missed the obvious answer: I'm happy with just one teacher, and I don't care which colour.

Ditto, I was about to say this.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 12:34:22 PM
If you have one, and you're happy with it you can specify the colour.

If you have some other combination you're welcome to specify :)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: dirk2112 on March 23, 2016, 12:46:54 PM
Mine is hopefully in the mail.  I am giving it to my wife though.  She is a teacher.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: hunnymonster on March 23, 2016, 12:55:51 PM
I have one, can't remember which it is but it's plenty for me.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: whaleyland on March 23, 2016, 01:01:45 PM
If you have one, and you're happy with it you can specify the colour.

If you have some other combination you're welcome to specify :)
That would require me remembering the colour or digging the Teacher out of my rarely used pieces bag.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Paul on March 23, 2016, 01:31:06 PM
Would  you believe I still don't own this expansion? But sure would love to get it some day.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Valheru on March 23, 2016, 02:04:31 PM
Would  you believe I still don't own this expansion? But sure would love to get it some day.

What is this madnes??!?!??!1


I ordered one with my last order at Cundco, so waiting on the color but I'm happy with the one I'll have.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Christopher on March 23, 2016, 02:07:11 PM
I only have the one Teacher meeple, and he's red. This is fine, I don't consider the others important for completion. That being said, I have voted black because I would prefer a black teacher! I just happened to receive red. Or maybe yellow would be nice. If you order the School from Cundco, can you specify the colour? Or order a teacher as a spare part?

Anyway, I don't consider them important for completion, nor do I have a favourite.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on March 23, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
I only have the one Teacher meeple, and he's red. This is fine, I don't consider the others important for completion.

Me too. I didn't even realise when I got it that it came in different colours. Actually I'm not sure I realised that until today. Which is another way of saying that it's probably a good thing that I'm not doing these polls myself anymore! :)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 02:58:57 PM
If you have one, and you're happy with it you can specify the colour.

If you have some other combination you're welcome to specify :)
That would require me remembering the colour or digging the Teacher out of my rarely used pieces bag.

I never said taking part in these polls would be easy :)

This expansionn is a logistic nightmare, if you're not sure go ahead and vote for your colour of preference.

It's half favouritism half completionist this week.

@Christopher - the order from cundco is blind, they won't check for you. The first purple I found I asked someone on BGG to dig through 100 bags they had. It was in the very last!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: JT Atomico on March 23, 2016, 04:11:34 PM
I have teachers in all six colours. Of the two rare colours, I was able to just get the purple one from a spare parts order on Cundco, but the black teacher was very difficult to find! What finally worked was finding a blog online that had a photo of the black teacher and then contacting the author for a trade.

Thanks to the talents of aenima, I also have the bag in all six colours :)

(http://s23.postimg.cc/400ip4wkr/image.jpg)

When playing with this expansion, instead of having one teacher in the middle that people claim, I play that everyone has their own coloured teacher and when someone completes a road in to the school they mark it by putting their teacher on the school.

I also use the coloured bags to hold all of that player's meeples to distribute at the start of a game. They are a really good size for that!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 23, 2016, 11:51:22 PM
That's a much better photo than mine!

This poll has got the most varied results yes! It's seems generally most people don't sare what meeple they have; while a small group do care what bags they they have!

I was lucky on bgg and found a seller on a Math trade for black and purple.  I feel you need a teacher in each colour and one of the 4 bags to be complete. Variety in bag strings and Dominion card not so important.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: kettlefish on March 24, 2016, 12:27:54 AM
In my yellow school bag is a blue meeple.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Hounk on March 24, 2016, 03:22:41 AM
I have a red teacher in a red bag. In the article description at the side CundCo stated, that there are different colours, but customer can not pick, which one to get. But I was fine with that.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Paul on March 24, 2016, 03:23:38 AM
A bit ironic that everyone seems to have at least one copy of The School but me. :D
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 26, 2016, 12:23:24 AM
Only 18 votes thus far, it seems that blue and red teachers are the most popular.

I'm surprised to see so few people wish to collect all the colours, but this is probably because they are are not required to play.

I'm interested in hearing about any variants you might be using the extra meeple for. JT atomico's varient sounds like a good one to try.

A few days are left for voting on this topic!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: whaleyland on March 26, 2016, 12:48:07 AM
Yeah, for some reason collecting all six colours was never of interest to me. I hadn't even thought of doing so until people here started talking about tracking down all the variants and how hard getting purple was. Collecting the six bags was of more interest to me, but at the time I stored all my player pieces in my storage case (they no longer fit, unfortunately). But the problem now is that even if I bought all six colours (I only own Yellow, I think), I have five more colours of meeples that don't have bags. I suspect I'll be adding a sixth new colour as soon as light green becomes available as a complete set. So getting the bags only ever seems like half a task, and the Teacher meeples just don't seem necessary strangely. I'd place getting the 70-point scoreboard or the Grey-space board higher on my want list.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on March 26, 2016, 12:58:43 AM
Thanks Whaleyland, it's definitely fiddly. The 4 (not 6) teacher bags were randomly distributed with the 6 teachers and now there are more colours than bags, the bags are less appealing. It was one of the reasons I got the awesome bags from Artscow last year!
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: quevy on March 26, 2016, 04:51:16 AM
I own the stock exchanges in 12 colors, Aenima did for me the 6 missing.
I need the teacher's black, but I made a custom cutting of polycarbonate laser.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Khonnor on March 26, 2016, 09:55:04 AM
I bought the 4 Different bags at Essen 2011 and Made sure each bag had the Same colored teacher as its bag.

the other bags and teachers were unofficial (i believe), so no interest in that.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Valheru on March 26, 2016, 12:36:39 PM
Still waiting on mine because I ordered it recently. Then I can see which color it'll actually be and vote accordingly. I have no personal preference of color. But one is enough, definitely.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Chooselife on March 31, 2016, 02:21:17 AM
I don't really remember the color of my teacher... so not sure were to vote.
Since the color of the teacher is not player active sensitive I don't think I need one in each available color to consider my collection complete.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on April 03, 2016, 03:23:57 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this everyone.  As always, the poll and topic will remain open for future debate; but we've moved on to more exciting things:

This week we ask you:

What is your favourite base game box art? (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2587.new#new)
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Paul on April 03, 2016, 04:21:08 AM
Do I win a prize for being the controversial collector of major proportion and (probably) the only one not owning The School? :D
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Halfling on April 03, 2016, 04:24:46 AM
Red Teacher in a bag with a yellow meeple.  I've not considered having a second, maybe a reflection on how glad I was to leave school back in '84.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on April 03, 2016, 07:00:30 AM
Do I win a prize for being the controversial collector of major proportion and (probably) the only one not owning The School? :D

'Fraid not Paul  :-[
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: dirk2112 on April 04, 2016, 02:45:15 PM
I received a blue bag and a green teacher.  My wife, who is a teacher, always plays as green, so this worked out great.
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: asparagus on April 06, 2016, 02:43:49 PM
You missed the obvious answer: I'm happy with just one teacher, and I don't care which colour.

this
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Neil on April 06, 2016, 03:57:55 PM
Last year I purchased 4 of them from CundCo and I received 4 different colored bags, but got two red plastic meeples instead of red and yellow. Flash forward to CundCo's Easter event and I order 4 more bags thinking "surely I'll get a yellow one this time..." Now I have doubles of the bags and meeples except yellow, because I didn't get a yellow meeple this time either. And now you guys are showing me black and grey ones.  :o
Title: Re: Completionism Poll #10 - Favouritism Poll #3 : Die Schule
Post by: Decar on April 07, 2016, 12:42:20 AM
Just be happy knowing there aren't bags for them!

I believe JT Atomico ordered a teacher from the spare-parts catalogue at Cundco, you may want to order a 'gelb lehrer meeple' - 'yellow teacher meeple' to complete your set!