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Which version(s) of the halflings do you own or want to own?

I own both versions.
48 (87.3%)
I own one version, but I think you need both for a complete collection.
3 (5.5%)
I own one version (which one?) and that's enough for my collection.
0 (0%)
I don't own either version but I want one or both.
3 (5.5%)
I don't own either version and I'm not interested in this expansion.
1 (1.8%)
Other (please explain below).
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 55

Author Topic: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings  (Read 5970 times)

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2016, 11:39:06 AM »
My Current understanding is it is one tile.  So 2points + 2 points for pennant = 4, just like a regular tile.

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2016, 11:48:55 AM »
My Current understanding is it is one tile.  So 2points + 2 points for pennant = 4, just like a regular tile.

Yeah I get that, but how would you ever close off that city?  The empty space created by that Halfling needs to be closed by an Abbey or other Halfling.  Without the Abbey,  I don't see how that city could be closed. 

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2016, 11:59:29 AM »
An abbey cannot close that city because it is square and the hole is triangular.
Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2016, 12:01:44 PM »
There are two other halflings that can close the city:



That second halfling would be another tile, that's another 2 points.
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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2016, 12:09:19 PM »
That second halfling would be another tile, that's another 2 points.

These are sooo confusing.  I thought when combined they counted as one tile.  I just imagined playing with 4 players where each player gets 3 tiles, the odds of getting that tile along with one that can be used with it to help close off a city seems low.  When playing with the other set of halflings, there is an additional Halfling that can close off that city.   

A CCC halfling seems like a weird choice to me. 

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2016, 12:15:59 PM »
Well if you really think about it,  is genius.   Use it in your own city and complete that city and you have a bonus pennant. Use it in someone else's city,  potentially preventing them from completing but risk then having that tile to complete in their set.  A gamblers tile.

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2016, 02:35:13 PM »
 Thanks everyone!

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2016, 04:00:39 PM »
Requiring 2-halflings to complete a space next to a cloister makes this a grim expansions  for me.  It might be ok if there were more halflings tiles there's just not enough to make it feasible to actually complete anything!

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »
I agree.  We are going to play a cloister is completed as long as the halfling is on the side of the cloister.  We already have a few house rules, so what is one more?

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2016, 11:07:53 PM »

Requiring 2-halflings to complete a space next to a cloister makes this a grim expansions  for me.  It might be ok if there were more halflings tiles there's just not enough to make it feasible to actually complete anything!

Can you refresh my memory on this one? Didn't the original rules say that a halfling was a full tile for the purpose of cloister completion? When/why did this change?

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2016, 11:50:55 PM »
Essen, during the time we discovered German Castles didn't make a huge amount of sense either. There is an example that shows cloisters requiring 16 halfs to make a whole.

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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2016, 01:28:23 AM »
I rather use this house rule with Halfling: distribute at the beginning of the game evenly all halfling tiles amongst all players.
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Re: Completionism Poll #9: The Halflings
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2016, 03:09:53 PM »
This is the one expansion, I too own both versions. Originally, because I wanted to be save with 8 players, but now, I'm quite happy for other reasons, too. One version is great with H&S, but I would rather not use it, when playing other expansions, unless required.


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