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How well do the Dragon and the Phantom 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.

Author Topic: The Dragon & The Phantom – Element Match-Ups #10  (Read 1881 times)

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The Dragon & The Phantom – Element Match-Ups #10
« on: November 20, 2015, 12:27:15 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 DRAGONS (from The Princess & the Dragon [Expansion #3]) and THE PHANTOMS. The Dragon gives every player an opportunity to knock-off pretty much anything on the board except for Barns. That can be a major disadvantage if you find yourself cornered. To rectify that, let's give everybody the ghost of meeples past, the Phantom, so they can try and claim some extra points before that inevitable end comes. Granted the Phantom will usually be sharing a tile with another Follower, meaning both get eaten by the Dragon, but maybe one had a chance to score first. Let's see how this match-up goes...

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.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2194.0

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Re: The Dragon & The Phantom – Element Match-Ups #10
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 09:21:48 AM »
I usually always use Phantom meeples and usually use the Dragon as it is my all time favorite expansion.
So I don't even need to try this one out they work perfectly well together.


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