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Re: Questions about Halflings, Farming and Barns
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2017, 02:33:09 AM »
So you cant put halflings in corners of cloisters?  What happens if someone does? Does that mean it cant be completed or it doesn't score?

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Re: Questions about Halflings, Farming and Barns
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2017, 04:42:15 AM »
So you cant put halflings in corners of cloisters?  What happens if someone does? Does that mean it cant be completed or it doesn't score?

I'm not sure your question is directed at me or not.

In the picture below, per our house rule the cloister on the right is complete.  The one on the left is worth 7 points at the end of the game. 
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Re: Questions about Halflings, Farming and Barns
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2017, 05:21:58 AM »
We've been playing with the rule that a Halfling will finish a cloister or castle no matter how its played. I like the idea of dirk, might put that in as a house rule.

Coming back to the fliers, Decar, do you use different rules for them in games that are played with Halflings or German castles? If you count the gaps different i mean. And if both are played in the game?
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Re: Questions about Halflings, Farming and Barns
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2017, 06:08:37 AM »
In the picture below, per our house rule the cloister on the right is complete.  The one on the left is worth 7 points at the end of the game.

I like your house rule. I'm still playing that both of those cloisters are complete per the original halfling rules, but I think your house rule is actually closer to the spirit of the original cloister rules.

The CAR says: A cloister is completed when it is surrounded by eight land tiles. (p.17)

If your house rule is not well understood by anyone, you could perhaps redefine cloister completion as something like this:

A cloister is completed when it is surrounded by eight land tiles that each extend to all possible corners of the cloister tile.

(The orthogonally adjacent tiles need to extend to two corners of the cloister tile, and the diagonally adjacent tiles can only extend to one corner of the cloister tile.)

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Re: Questions about Halflings, Farming and Barns
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2017, 07:15:44 AM »


(The orthogonally adjacent tiles need to extend to two corners of the cloister tile, and the diagonally adjacent tiles can only extend to one corner of the cloister tile.)

Thanks Jungleboy!  It is one of those things that makes sense when you see it, but is rather hard to explain.  You did a good job with your explanation.

I enjoy the halflings expansions and I like that they are very helpful in closing features or trapping meeple.  My wife is good at doing both at the same time.   :green-meeple:

I just realized in my haste to take a photo before heading into work, I screwed up the right most example.  The one tile can't go there :(  I used MS paint to fix it.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 07:37:25 AM by dirk2112 »


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