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Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« on: January 25, 2015, 09:27:08 AM »
Carcassonne-on-Tour will go on tour again this year 2015.
As the years before, Carcassonne-on-Tour needs a new mini expansion.

This year is the theme: "Burgen in Deutschland" / "Castles in Germany".
The plan is one or two mini-expansions with each 6 new landscape tiles with a castle graphics, simular to the mini from last year.

The mini from last year was "Klöster in Deutschland"(Monasteries in Germany) published by HiG/CundCo  and later the license partner 999-Games published the mini "De Kloosters" (monasteries in the Netherlands and Belgium).

Udo Schmitz (Carcassonne-on-Tour) has asked the members at the Carcassonne-Forum (CarcF) if we can search for nice castles in Germany and create an opinion poll.

At the CarcF forum we decided to look for around 1-3 castles for each region of Germany (North, South, West, East and Middle) - total 10 castles. Now we have finished the surching and have started the opinion poll for each region.

Here is the link to the topic at CarcF:
Suche nach Mini für Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015 (Searching for mini for Carcassonne-on-Tour)

Reply #118 - Link to the links for the opinion polls

Reply #119 - Link to the excel table with all the castles in Germany

The opinion polls will run until 30 01 2015.

(Nord/North - Süd/South - West/West - Ost/East - Mitte/Middle - Burg/Castle)

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1480.0
« Last Edit: January 25, 2015, 09:30:02 AM by kettlefish »

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 09:36:23 AM »
Will this be done in old or new graphics?
Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 09:51:03 AM »
The plan is one or two mini-expansions with each 6 new landscape tiles with a castle graphics, simular to the mini from last year.
So they are actual tiles, no replacement for the castles of "Castles, Bridges & Bazaars"?

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 10:05:26 AM »
Will this be done in old or new graphics?
I don't know.

The plan is one or two mini-expansions with each 6 new landscape tiles with a castle graphics, simular to the mini from last year.
So they are actual tiles, no replacement for the castles of "Castles, Bridges & Bazaars"
In the Expansion "Castles, Bridges & Bazaars" are tokens with a castle graphics, but there is no landscape tile with a castle graphics on it.

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 10:17:53 AM »
Yes, I know that. That's why I asked, if it is confirmed, that there will be new tiles. Because the "German Cloisters" were supposed to replace the monasteries from the original game, it might have been, that the "German Castles" should do the same with the tokens from the expansion. (Plus add a little rule to it.)

However, tiles or tokens, I would suppose, that there will be just the castles on the tiles. So, although the stile of artwork from Mattheus and Pätzke are considerably different, it might very likely fit into both versions. (Hence the lack of any blue or red towers, ect.)

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 11:02:02 AM »
I loved the idea of the monastery minis and I love this idea too (also hoping that it will expand outside Germany - I would love French castles, Spanish castles etc). For the artwork, the actual castles themselves can probably be designed in a way that suits both the old and new artwork, but it's the field colour and the roads leading up to the castles (if there are any) that will be the key thing. Obviously, I am hoping that the fields/roads match the old artwork rather than the new.

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 05:36:43 AM »

AGAIN a new mini expansion?!  :o

Woah.. so many to get... O_o hard to keep up..

The little collector mouse sitting on my shoulder, who usually tells me that I NEEED to get every expansion, is now on crack... Swinging wildly from my earlobe and yelling GET IT, GET IT!!...  :o

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 06:22:00 AM »
I don't have any insider knowledge, so the following is pure speculation:

I suspect that the new German castles will not be used to replace the old castles. For one thing, it would be weird to replace a token with a tile, and not everybody owns that expansion (unlike the replacement of cloisters with monasteries, where everyone can do that). The new castles may still act like the old ones, but I bet there will be some other little tweak to the rules, too.

Maybe a defense mechanic to combat the overpowered and widely used catapult?  ;D

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 06:33:33 AM »
Maybe you have to use the old castle token, to aim with them with the catapult on the new castle tiles. :P

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 09:14:51 AM »
the mini will have 6 new landscape tiles with castle graphics.
A landscape tile with castle graphics is not a castle token.

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 10:45:58 AM »
That's a lot of castles to choose from!

Hope there's a GB Castles expansion too!

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 01:32:34 PM »
We German were only looking for castles in Germany and we created a nice excel table with many castles in our own country.

So, if you like to have a chance for castles in the UK or in France..., please look for castles in your country...  >:D


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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 02:43:36 PM »
The real question is are these castles medieval castles or castles from any era, and are they going to be rendered in their medieval state or in their modern state. Decar's case with Caerphilly Castle is a great unintentional point on this matter: the castle clearly did not always have its famous leaning tower, thus how would it be portrayed as a Carcassonne tile? I imagine most German castles are the same, with many in various states of decay or heavily modified from its medieval form. Just a concern of mine; I don't want Carcassonne to fully embrace the mistake made with Darmstadt and enter the contemporary world without remorse.

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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
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Re: Mini Expansion "German Castles" for Carcassonne-on-Tour 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2015, 03:53:26 AM »
I like it too, but my favourite is Caernarvon.

I like Caernarfon a lot too - I went there in Oct 2013 as part of my brother's 40th birthday celebration (we stayed in a cottage in Wales for a few days).


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