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Carcassonne by Forums
« on: September 29, 2014, 08:18:40 AM »
I would like to propose a brave and highly experimental method for a game of Carcassonne that can be played directly on the forums over the coming days/ weeks. It is open to anyone to take part and doesn't even require JCloisterZone:

- It will be played using the base game only
- It will be played as a 4-player game between Blue, Red, Green and Yellow
- Each time a turn is taken, the final layout must be photographed as clearly as possible and posted here so that all other players can see what tile you drew, where you placed it and whether you deployed a meeple
- The next person to play must construct the layout as per the most recent photo, place all remaining tiles in a bag and draw one at random. He/ she then draws a tile at random, takes his/ her turn, takes a photo of the resulting layout and posts it back to the forum
- We continue in this way until the game has been completed

There are some obvious drawbacks:
- It could take a very long time to complete (two months if only one turn per day takes place)
- It relies heavily on players drawing their tiles at random and not cheating by picking the tile they need
- It also relies on players having to rebuild the board each time they place a tile which could be a bit of a pain

In light of the above, please apply to take part only if...
...you’re active within the forums and will be able to respond in a timely way when it’s your turn.
...you’re prepared to take it seriously and will respect your fellow opponents by drawing your tiles at random
...you have sufficient table space to leave this out as an ongoing game for 2 weeks or more, or are prepared to rebuild it each time you take a turn

Also, although this probably won’t be a problem for most people, don’t forget you’ll need access to a decent camera to photograph your turns. If you’re technically proficient enough to reduce the size of your image such that you can post it as an attachment, or can host it elsewhere and post a link then this would be very helpful.

If you’re interested, please post a response below, along with your colour preference. If there is sufficient interest we can consider doing this as teams of two (per colour) although this would mean we only get to place one in eight tiles each.

Seating order will be determined by order of response here (assuming we get at least 3 responses). Starting player will be picked at random (by me).

I call Blue:blue-meeple:

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1091.0
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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 08:37:03 AM »
I call Yellow!  :meeple:
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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 09:57:00 AM »
I call Red! :red-meeple:
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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 10:48:40 AM »
I call Red! :red-meeple:

No fair! I called Red first!   :red-meeple:   :@

Haha - this sounds like a fun challenge but I am out. I won't have the time to invest. I look forward to following it though. Good luck!
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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 11:25:01 AM »
I call green  :green-meeple:

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 11:28:47 AM »
No I am red!
Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »
I will go black!!

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 11:43:52 AM »
There's a space for you on Team Blue if you don't mind sharing and taking alternate goes Rosco?  :blue-meeple:

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 11:52:19 AM »
I guess that im the youngest! (considering you all are in the 30 :$) that i have to start?

When do we start?

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 11:53:20 AM »
Dan - I am in.

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 11:54:35 AM »
i guess more people will get intressted. (i have no idea how to spell that lol)

why not make multiple games?

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 11:02:15 PM »
We'll play as a 5 if nobody else wants to join in (assuming everyone else is happy with this?).

Otherwise we can either play as teams (take alternate turns, no more than 2 players per team) or split into 2 games.

While this is still a proof of concept as much as anything else I'd prefer to keep things as simple as possible. Once we know if it's fun/ worthwhile/ practical etc we can decide about future games played this way to include expansions etc.

Any other takers?

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2014, 01:52:42 AM »
OK so we'll stick to the 5 of us then.

Play order:

1.  :blue-meeple: (danisthirty)
2.  :meeple: (Yellow)
3.  :red-meeple: (MrNumbers)
4.  :green-meeple: (SRBO)
5.  :black-meeple: (Rosco)

Starting player (picked via random number generation at http://www.random.org/):

2

So Yellow gets to go first. Then MrNumbers, then SRBO, then Rosco, then me, then Yellow again and so on...

Here's the landscape as it looks at the start of Yellow's turn:



It is now up to Yellow to draw a tile at random, place it, deploy a meeple if he chooses to do so, take a photo of the outcome and post it back to this thread. Hopefully this all makes sense.

If your turn generates points for anyone, please keep the scores up to date as we go. Obviously we're all on 0 at the moment!

Good luck everyone, and enjoy the game!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 01:09:28 PM by danisthirty »

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2014, 02:28:36 AM »
Only the normal base game right?

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Re: Carcassonne by Forums
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2014, 02:30:41 AM »
Right.

Expansions can potentially be included in future games, but first I want to know if playing in this way will actually work out OK!


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