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General / Re: Do you trust on this site?
« on: Today at 04:56:13 AM »
Thank you very much for your fast replies.

Logically, the stock and the prices without discount are very suspicious, but now that you have discovered there is a copy-paste of Ebay Ads, I directly dismiss it as a trusted website. The Internet is full of cheats...


Golden Rule:
If the web does not support paypal reject it without consideration.  ;)

Should the same be said of Amazon? ;)

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News and Events / Re: UK Carcassonne Championships 2019
« on: Today at 02:55:09 AM »
Thanks - really interesting write up. Our game was the most entertaining I had all day! I played Julia Bamber and encouraged her afterwards to join this community as she is a quality player. I was fortunate to beat her, even though I have been playing Carcassonne longer than she has been alive!

For all you do for Carcassonne you most definitely deserve a place at the World Championship. You were by far the best player I played all day. Despite having won it twice I feel I have a lot I can learn from you still. I'm sure it will be you year soon - now it is all two player games at the UK Championship I'm sure it will not be long.

Sorry I had to miss the semi final and final rounds - I had a UK Catan Championship to win the next day (and the Champions League final was on)!

Apologies for missing this Riker, and thanks very much for your kind words! Ours was certainly the most intense game I played on the day!

Congratulations on your victory in the Catan competition, when are the European/ world championships?

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Anyone up for a game this Thursday at around 8:30pm UK time?

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danisthirty (3.5: roads, cities, cloisters, joint farms) - thodekey (1.5: join farms, game)





I think I was supposed to report our game to the forums, but I was leaving it to thodekey as he won on points, and I guess he was leaving it to me as I won on The Steve Allen points. Sorry for the delay in any case. Anyway, hello. Thodekey and I played our game last Thursday and it was a belter of a whopper...

I felt completely outplayed in this game so was surprised to see that thodekey only won by one point, and even more surprised to see that I took more league points than he did. It was a bit frustrating in places as I seem to remember spending a surprising amount of time with no meeples, waiting for a common tile to come along. But fortunately I got it in time to win some points and free up a meeple which I used to fight back for the farm which ended up being tied. However, thodekey admitted to me after the game that he'd made a bit of a mistake in this respect and committed his last meeple to it thinking he needed to join it on to tie the farm rather than winning it outright. I was able to block him here, but was certainly on the edge of my seat for the last half a dozen or so tiles!

I also felt thodekey was unlucky not to close his city to the east which would certainly have made a big difference to the scores if only for the extra gold it would have won him as much as anything else. I did not have a lot of influence over where the gold ended up as I only drew one of the Goldminers tiles, but still managed to grab a few bars if only to stop thodekey from getting them as much as anything else! Fliers were useless. Again, I only drew one of them, but there was no flying whatsoever from either of us so it felt like quite a traditional/ basic game in this sense.

Thanks for the game thodekey, and good luck with the rest of the competition!


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General / Re: Replica tiles sets on Ebay
« on: Today at 02:26:28 AM »
I have notice that there is a seller - with UK address - selling replica tiles sets. It appears that these are 'home made' copies of normal expansions. I assume that he is buying blank cards and copying  the tile sets on to these. Is the legal?

Nope. You should report the seller to eBay and maybe they will do something.

Nice job pointing it out! :(y) :)

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I won't post any specific prices in case my wife ever reads this. Divorces can be so expensive nowadays, and I'd rather put the money towards more Carc stuff...

I've probably spent as much as anyone else on some of the rarer items including a first edition with 70pt score track, Le Sac, Mueller edition (in wrap) and RGG gold edition (in wrap), base game + CC1 edition (in wrap), the original teacher meeples in all six colours (remember those?), Cathars, Tunnels, Plague  (all with magazines of course), Russian tiles, Spiel tiles and so on. I've never added it all up, and I'm not sure I want to! :-[

It isn't just about the money though. Willem was spot on earlier when he said (and I'm paraphrasing here) that people collect what matters to them and everyone's collection is different and unique because of this. I've collected a lot of things, but there are some things I've ignored, such as the first 4 BBs, as I'm just not interested in them for whatever reason.

A lot of my collection hasn't cost me anything thanks to a lot of very kind and generous people here, and I'm proud to be able to say that I've helped others to fill any gaps in their collections in the same way too. For example, I've had two sets of the Russian tiles for free, so was able to give one set away to someone else here. Generosity goes a long way!

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General / Re: Do you trust on this site?
« on: Today at 01:58:02 AM »
Thank you very much for your fast replies.

Logically, the stock and the prices without discount are very suspicious, but now that you have discovered there is a copy-paste of Ebay Ads, I directly dismiss it as a trusted website. The Internet is full of cheats...

Welcome to the forums!

A general rule of thumb (this thumb ---> :(n)) is that if it seems too good to be true it usually is! Most people aren't as dumb as they like to think we are, and if they're selling something for significantly less than it might go for on eBay then the chances are that they already know this and would otherwise be selling on eBay if they were able to.

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News and Events / Re: UK Carcassonne Championships 2019
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:07:16 AM »
Congrats Dan! It is a really interesting write up! Hope I can play with you in person one day!

Thanks Uhome. That would be good!

Official results from the event can be found here.

Hells Bells, I finished 9th!! Really happy with that.

Great stuff!

That's one place higher than I finished the first time I took part in the UK championships. And I'd been playing for 2 years!

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Leagues (including expansion leagues) / Re: CCDL - Summer 2019
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:05:45 PM »
Ready when you are dude.

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News and Events / Re: UK Carcassonne Championships 2019
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:07:48 AM »
Congrats Dan! It is a really interesting write up! Hope I can play with you in person one day!

Thanks Uhome. That would be good!

Official results from the event can be found here.

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News and Events / Re: UK Carcassonne Championships 2019
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:30:07 AM »
Hi robert44444uk, welcome to the forums. :) :(y)

4 wins from 7 games is an impressive record to have finished a national competition with, especially since you're relatively new to the game. Congratulations! It sounds like you enjoyed your experience too, which is a good reason to go back next year to see how you get on...

The best way to improve is simply to keep playing. Play against as many different people as you can, and look to play online if you can't find strong enough opponents offline (there used to be a huge pool of online players here at Carcassonne Central but we still have a dozen or so active players). During games, while you're waiting for your opponent to take their turn, rehearse in your head what you'd do in their situation, and if they do something different ask yourself why and see if you can make sense of it. If you determine that they're trying to trap you, think about how you can defend yourself, or attack them back in some other way. Treat every game as a learning experience, regardless of the outcome, and put those lessons to good use the next time you play.

I tend to play quite aggressively which usually involves attempting to trap my opponent's meeples early on (therefore limiting their scoring potential). This isn't always conducive to generating a lot of points for myself though, so I can come unstuck if for example my opponent has scored well from 3 or 4 cloisters, or if they happen to score a big city, regardless of how many of their meeples are stuck on the board.

Hope this helps. Look forward to seeing you next year!

Dan

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Leagues (including expansion leagues) / Re: CCDL - Summer 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:07:34 AM »
(in) (that) (case), (let's) (call) (that) (a) (date) !  >:D

A date it is. See you there.

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Leagues (including expansion leagues) / Re: CCDL - Summer 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 05:30:04 AM »
Is anyone available Thursday evening around 20:30 GMT to kick of this Summer division?

Maybe there is. Maybe there isn't...





(there is)

(it's me)

(:) :(y))

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Anything Else / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:48:45 AM »
Happy birthday to one of my most-feared opponents and master tactician of Inns & Cathedrals: Leven! :(y)

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General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:46:58 AM »
Congratulations on your latest arrivals Decar. Especially the last one! Do you class him as a brand new game or an expansion?

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