How well do The Bridges and The Cult play together?

They are an excellent pair!
They seem to work well most of the time.
It really depends...
They don't seem to work well together.
They don't cooperate at all!
They don't appear to interact in any significant way.

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The Bridges & The Cult: Element Match-Ups #8
« on: November 06, 2015, 05:32:41 PM »
Element Match-Ups is a new series of weekly challenges for all members of CarcassonneCentral. Each week, an element from a large expansion will be matched up with an element from a small expansion. Your job: try it out and let everybody know what you think about the pair. Consider this a quasi-scientific survey in that you are only playing with these two elements and the base game — nothing else! Otherwise the results will be skewed. You have a week to try the match-up from the time the match is announced until the next match is announced (which usually occurs sometime between Friday and Saturday, depending on time zone).

This week our elements are THE BRIDGES (from Bridges, Castles & Bazaars [Expansion #8]) and THE CULT (from Count, King & Cult [Expansion #6]). What do you get when you combine Bridges and Cults? Well, a lot of areas that could potentially be bridged over, that's what. While the Cult adds in 5-6 new tiles that are mostly surrounded with Fields and Roads, Bridges provides players opportunities to create Roads over Fields (as well as the occasional Cloister, Cult Place, or even City segment). Will these two elements work well together or will they be a bust? You decide!

The elements are set, the challenge is issued, and now it is for you to decide whether these elements work well together or are terrible companions. Summarise your experience below in however much detail you wish, and feel free to share any strategic advice you have for other players taking the challenge.

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Re: The Bridges & The Cult
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 03:57:42 AM »
This is an interesting combo I've not really thought about before; the Bridges should work with 5 of the 6 tiles.

The Cult has one of my favourite tiles: CFRF -  This is a great farming tile, but used with a bridge it's even more flexible.

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