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News and Events / Welcome Tournament
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:44:13 AM »
Sorry for the spam. I'd like to put a post here so that anyone passing through who isn't logged in can see the news on the Recent Posts section on the main page.

Carcassonne Central will be holding a 'Welcome' tournament very soon to encourage new members to join the forum and get used to playing online and arranging challenges.  The only caveat for joining is that you have not played in a tournament here before.  If you're not a member of the forum you can sign up and get some more information from the League Forum:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1920

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I'd like to propose a new 'welcome' tournament for players who are new to the forum and have not entered a tournament here on Carcassonne Central before.

I think it's a good way for new members to learn the ropes and get used to scheduling games and learning to use JCloisterZone.

I'd like to get an idea how many people would be interested in taking part and I'm very open to suggestions.

The format will be dependent on the number of players.  Possibly a simple knock-out with a Repêchage; maybe 3/4-player games; maybe groups like the expansion leagues are played.

I suspect we will focus on the basic-game, but maybe include 1-small expansion or mini-expansion (again I'm open to ideas).

Currently the only entry requirement is that you have NOT entered a tournament or league on Carcassonne Central before.

Let me know below, if you're interested!

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The tournament has started!
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1920.msg25935#msg25935

Current Player Stats: 26th July

Group 1
lomdr - Colorado  - 2/5
franks  - Alberta - (late starter) - 0/5
Curt194 - UK - 1/5
Safari - Germany - (late starter) - 1/5
Merlin_89 - Poland - 2/5
Halfling - UK - 0/5

TOTAL: 3/15 games

Group 2
toastytoast - UK - 1/5
Lukey-Dukey - 0/5
Koremu - UK - (late starter) - 0/5
Rich_The_Fish - UK - 2/5
Piklach - USA - 0/5
Ailurus - Netherlands - 1/5

TOTAL: 2/15

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Riding on the success of the UK Championships, some of us thought it would be a nice idea to organize a Carcassonne Central Meetup Event (CCME for short)

It's all pretty simple:

1) See who wants to come.
2) Organize/Pick a date (probably a Saturday) most of us can make.
3) Find a venue which is reasonable for us all to get to.
4) Turn up and play Carcassonne all day.
5) Cake?
6) Beer?

The Date is Confirmed:   31st October - Shadow Games - http://www.shadow-games.co.uk

Rugby  10am - 5pm

Confirmed Attendees:  Me, Dan, Curt, Rich The Fish, Piklach, JT Atomico

Basically Wooden will be attending the meetup - http://www.basicallywooden.co.uk
They're bringing prototypes and if you're thinking about placing an order you might be able to pick it up there and save on postage :)

Check the Poster Out below!

The cheapest place to park for the day is opposite the council house on Evreux Way, Rugby CV21 2DT. It is about £3.50 a day and is open for 24 hours. Failing that then I would use the John Barford car park, CV21 2SL which is £5 for up to 11 hours. Both of these are less than a five minute walk to the shop.


ORIGINAL POST - please ignore
I've picked 3-semi random dates later this year, at different times during the month; so maybe people can let us know if they would like to come & if they can make any of these dates:
  • 26th September 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 
  • 17th October 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 
  • 7th November 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 

Possible Alternative Date:

August (28-29) - Jungleboy

I'm open to suggestions too; but trying to keep it simple for now.

Decar - Cardiff
Danisthirty - Reading
JT Atomico - London
Curt - London/Cambridge
Koremu - West Yorkshire
Rosco - Cumbria

- Current Mid Point

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The Marketplace / WTS: Russian Nobles and Tower - Single Count Tile
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:15:05 AM »
I've got one more box of The Russian Count looking for a good home.



Box is unopened and contains the following:



1 Count of Carcassonne Tile
1 Tower
Dragon & Princess
The Tower
Crop Circles 1
River II
Cult Shrines

Postage from Russia was quite expensive, but if you're interested send me a PM.  I'll happily ship it anywhere.

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I've been looking at the Winter Edition Tiles implemented in JCZ and I think there is a small (unless you're a farmer) mistake:

JCZ uses the same tiles as this picture:


From BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1499736/carcassonne-winter-edition

Note that the top right CRrf tile has 3 fields in Abbey and Mayor, but only 2 in the Winter Edition.

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Leagues (including expansion leagues) / CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:14:46 PM »
I've been investigating other ways we could find partners to play Carcassonne and I've hacked together some PHP-code for a Ladder Tournament System.  I'm thinking this would run alongside the weekly & league games organized here at Carcassonne Central.  It's a continuous ladder so there's no end-date season etc.

Currently:
It lets you register [don't put in your good passwords],
Maintains a League/Ladder/Pyramid for all the players.
Lets you challenge people 3 places ahead of you on the ladder.
Sends you both emails with your addresses so you can work out when to play.
Gives you 7 days (configurable) to record your game.
Records all the results for people to see.

Does some other bits and pieces.

Bear in mind,  It's rudimentary, buggy, some of the text is totally wrong, some URLs might break.

I'm looking for some BRAVE volunteers who are willing to give it a go:

I have some caveats:
Generally, with less members, I'd like challenges to be made and played sooner than 7 days.
It's likely to all go wrong, so dont get upset if results are misrecorded/lost or what not.

So if you're willing to give it a go - let me know and I'll send you to the URL.

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General / Ordering Russian Carcassonne Tiles
« on: April 01, 2015, 07:06:15 AM »
I've had many people ask me how to get hold of The Russian Carcassonne Tiles:




Given the very expensive postage (and VAT charges), it's definitely cheaper to consolidate orders.

I may be ordering again soon so:

If you're interested - please let me know plus which Country you're from and I'll investigate how much it will all cost; or what the cheapest approach will be.

You may also want to consider:  Russian versions of: Hunters & Gatherers, The Castle and Wheel of Fortune.

Interested Parties:

Decar - WoF - UK
Guy - Carcassone City- UK
Ratz65 - Carcassonne City - Germany

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SRBO- Carcassonne City -Netherlands
Khonnor - Carcassonne City - Netherlands

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General / Preparation for UK Championships
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:56:16 AM »
Most of you already know that The UK Championships is on Sunday 31st May 2015, that's not long now!:

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/game.php?id=BOR1097

I'm not entirely sure if I can make it yet; but I know I need as much practice as I can get, in order to beat the first round.

The first three rounds are usually 4-player games of the base 72-tile set.

The strategies for 4 player games are very different from two player games (which most championships do); I'd like to make it a regular thing, so I can get my skill level up in preparation.

If you're based in the UK and want some practice; maybe we can set a suitable time.

But, if you're not based in the UK; you're still very welcome to help us out, but the times may be slightly worse for you!

No doubt we can sort something out for everyone!

Happy 4-player Carcassonne!
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Interested Parties:
Decar - UK
Danisthirty - UK
Mr Numbers - Latvia
jungleboy - Switzerland
Rosco - UK

Edit: Changed to Three Rounds not two...doh!



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General / Cross Over Games
« on: January 08, 2015, 02:38:28 PM »
Saw this on the carcassonne-forum and thought it was worth sharing with non-german speaking players, who may have missed it:

http://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=160&t=2358&sid=bbad023a52efd1f40b7e96c94b76b9c6

It's such a great idea!

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General / Carcassonne in Japan
« on: January 01, 2015, 04:26:57 AM »
It looks like Carcassonne is taken pretty seriously in Japan, I just wondered if any of the completionists here had seen these:

https://sv84.wadax.ne.jp/~mobius-games-co-jp/shop/15_1190.html
https://sv84.wadax.ne.jp/~mobius-games-co-jp/shop/1_1230.html

Looks like they're out of print now, but they're two "Carcassone Strongest Teaching" books containing Championship Rankings and Tactics and various other things that are lost in translation!

This looks like the official site:
http://www.geocities.jp/gicox/carcassonne/book_shoukai.html

I just thought the manga take on the artwork was fun so wanted to share!

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Anything Else / Happy 2015!
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:32:28 PM »
I know some of you are already celebrating, but just wanted to wish everyone a happy 2015!

I hope this year has brought you and your familes good tidings.

I'd also like to thank everyone's hard work on this forum.  There's so many people all willing to help each other, specially when looking for those hard to find tiles :D but also those people sharing their creations.

I'm sure 2015 is going to be fantastic carcassonne year!

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JCloisterZone FAQ, Suggestions & Bug Reports / New Screenshot Feature
« on: December 23, 2014, 04:09:42 AM »
I'm working on a simple screenshot feature in JCloisterZone, which will capture the entire game board and control panel and save it as a PNG to a specified directory.

I know lots of people like to capture their games and I thought it would be helpful not having to zoom out and printscreen and paste/crop etc.

I've got the basic feature working, I'd like to know if anyone else had any thoughts, or what it should/could capture?

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