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Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:19:26 AM »
As some of you will already be aware, the Traders & Builders league is still running and has three matches left to be played before the two groups clash to establish a final ranking. Despite this though, I thought I’d attempt to get things going with the next online tournament sooner rather than later so that we’re all ready and raring to go as soon as possible. With this in mind, please allow me to introduce to you... the Inns & Cathedrals Expansion League:(y) :) :(y)

It's free to enter and anyone with a PC/ Laptop/ Mac (i.e. anybody who can run JCloisterZone) can take part, regardless of skill level or location. Here are a few points on how it will work (these rules are the same as they were for the Traders & Builders league):
  • All players will be divided between a number of groups so that no group contains more than 7 or 8 players (preferably). Each group will have a dedicated administrator to oversee the running of the group and keep a master record of scores.
  • Every player must play a single head-to-head (2-player) game of Carcassonne against every other person in their group. Games will be played online using JCloisterZone so please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of this (3.1.0) and have got it running on your PC well in advance of your first game.
  • Each game must include just the basic game plus the Inns & Cathedrals expansion only, for a total of 90 tiles. The starting player should be selected at random by checking the "Randomise Seating Order" checkbox on the pre-game screen.
  • Every player is awarded 3 league points for every game they win, or 1 point for a draw. This will be the primary ranking criteria for the league.
  • The total number of points scored by you and the total number of points scored against you (by your opponents) throughout all league games you've played will be logged and used to calculate your total score differential (total points won minus total points scored against you). This will be the secondary ranking criteria for the league.
  • Once you have finished your game, please post a screenshot of the final scores (these will appear in a pop-up window immediately after the final tile has been placed) back to the forums along with a write-up of your game if you so wish.
  • Once everyone has played everyone else within their groups, similarly ranked players will play each other to determine an overall ranking (i.e. Group A winner vs Group B winner, Group A 2nd vs Group B 2nd etc).
There will be more details to follow, but if you'd like to take part please register your interest by posting below. Closing date for entries is the end of next week (22nd Feb) with a view to having the first games played from the middle of the following week.

The exact duration of the competition will depend on the number of participants, but if you're likely to be away for any sustained period of time throughout March then please be mindful of this before entering.

Best regards, and good luck!

Dan  8)

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1521.0

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 06:19:43 AM »
I'm in!  :) :blue-meeple:

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 07:04:40 AM »
I haven't even read the original post, but I am in! ;) :red-meeple:
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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 07:10:23 AM »
Guys, after thinking long and hard about it, I think I'll skip this one.







Just kidding, I'm in!  :green-meeple:

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 07:35:55 AM »
What the hell, I'm in. Gotta fuel my rage somehow!  >:D
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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 07:36:59 AM »
Guys, after thinking long and hard about it, I think I'll skip this one.







Just kidding, I'm in!  :green-meeple:

Ha ha! I almost spilt my tea when I saw that!  :(y)

What the hell, I'm in. Gotta fuel my rage somehow!  >:D

Hopefully it will be a good opportunity to settle some of those old scores Yellow!  ;)

Glad to have the 3 of you on board. Hopefully it won't just be the 4 of us though...

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 07:45:47 AM »
I'm in!

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 08:07:26 AM »
Guys, after thinking long and hard about it, I think I'll skip this one.







Just kidding, I'm in!  :green-meeple:

Ha ha! I almost spilt my tea when I saw that!  :(y)

A REAL British Man! Tea Haha,


Im in ofcourse, I want my revenge

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 08:12:41 AM »
I'm in of course - this time, top 3!
Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 08:18:26 AM »
Guys, after thinking long and hard about it, I think I'll skip this one.







Just kidding, I'm in!  :green-meeple:

Ha ha! I almost spilt my tea when I saw that!  :(y)

A REAL British Man! Tea Haha,

I won't even tell you what happened to my top hat, pipe and monocle then...  ;)

Good to see so many of the big names getting in there early!

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 08:51:22 AM »
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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 10:27:00 AM »
I'd be happy to be in!

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2015, 12:15:09 PM »
Way In!
(who can live without the 1 point game adrenaline rush!)  :o
I just drew the perfect tile for my MonKnighThieFarmer!

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2015, 12:17:28 PM »
(who can live without the 1 point game adrenaline rush!)  :o

Not me; that's for sure!  Hopefully it'll go the other way this time though :D

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Re: Expansion League #2: Inns & Cathedrals
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 01:02:09 PM »
I'd like to participate as well.

May I make a suggestion concerning the point system? I think awarding 3 points for a win is not really necessary in a game where draws are so extremely rare. E.g. in the T&B league there hasn't been a single one so far (in 69 matches if I'm not mistaken.) In my opinion there is no need to encourage the players not to settle for a draw (which can happen quite often in football, and that was the reason for switching to the 3-point system in every football league a few decades ago), especially because this (i.e. settling for a draw) is almost impossible in a Carcassonne game.
Moreover, I would say that a victory by 1 point (which happened 2 times in T&B league) is such a tiny difference when the total winning score is always above 100 pts that in my opinion it's a bit unfair to award the winner two points more for that than for a draw. In other words: by the current point system, if I win a game by 1 pt difference, and then lose the next one by a large difference, I'm still in better position in the rankings than an other player with two draws. Although in my opinion his performance is at least not worse than mine (moreover, probably better).

What do you think?  ???


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