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Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« on: May 20, 2016, 12:27:45 PM »
It's time. Carcassonne Central's next online Expansion League is here, and this time it's personal...

Like it or loathe it, Carcassonne's 4th major expansion – The Tower – is a huge game changer, so this league is certain to be a challenge for even the most seasoned Carcassonne veterans among us: "Wait, I thought I'd already claimed that field?" "Yeah, you had, but I captured your farmer and then claimed it for myself two turns ago." Your powers of concentration are going to be taken to the next level in this one so keep an eye of everything!

All matches will be base game + Tower expansion only (total of 90 tiles including classic start tile) so be prepared for there to be towers aplenty as one in five tiles will include a tower foundation.

There will be a maximum of 24 places available which will mean that all players get 8 games (Round 1: 4 groups of 6, Round 2: 6 groups of 4). But if we haven't had 24 competitors sign up by the 29th May then the tournament may continue with fewer players. Intended start date is Wednesday the 1st of June and I'm hopeful that it will be complete before the end of July, eight and a half weeks later.

Please confirm that you have read our Code of Conduct before signing up to take part, to ensure that you have a proper idea of what is expected of you individually in order for this competition to be successful and enjoyable for everyone. I will publish a breakdown of the tournament rules at some point next week, but these will be largely similar to all previous Expansion League competitions so most of our regular players will be familiar with these already.

Good luck everyone, let's have a blast! :) :(y)

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 12:44:47 PM »
Me!

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 12:52:13 PM »
I'm in.
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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 12:53:03 PM »
And me! :)

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 01:01:05 PM »
I have read the code of conduct and I am ready to suffer!

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 01:11:14 PM »
Do they come in threes? A least it's worth trying to get another title ::) :))
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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 01:28:04 PM »
Hi all,

Unfortunately, I won't be taking part in this one, for two reasons.

Firstly, I will be in Brazil from July 15 - August 22 with no availability during this period, so given the timeframe Dan laid out, I can't commit to being available for the whole tournament.

Secondly, while farin has done a super job with JCZ and his great work has led to the existence of these tournaments in the first place in and helping make CC a better community, I really struggle with the Tower on JCZ. Basically every time I play with it, at one or more points during the game I fail to see that my opponent has extended the range of the tower and/or kidnapped one of my meeples. My opponents never seem to have this problem though! Maybe it's just a concentration thing on my part, but I don't think I can 'play my best' using the Tower using a computer version of the expansion and it ends up being frustrating for me. I really need the physical game to be able to know what is happening. Again, maybe this is just me.

So, enjoy the tournament everyone and may the best knight/thief/monk/farmer win! And at least my ELO can't go down!  :(y)

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 01:32:02 PM »
I'm up for it too, so count me in (I've read the code of conduct btw).

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 01:45:54 PM »
Count me in!

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 01:47:51 PM »
It's great to see that so many people have signed up already, and a shame to see that jungleboy isn't going to be around for this one. Huge respect for your reasons for giving it a miss though. Losing is one thing, but losing because of a personal incompatibility with the UI is something else entirely. You will be missed Nick! :(

I'm also in by the way, and I've read the code of conduct many times over... O:-)

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2016, 02:32:02 PM »
I'm in.  :(y)

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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2016, 02:52:12 PM »
Me, too. :(y)

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2016, 05:28:36 PM »
'A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.'
-William Lyon Phelps

This will be mayhem as some point but count me in! The higher, the better  O0
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Re: Expansion League #5: The Tower - SIGN UP HERE!
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2016, 01:32:02 AM »
'A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.'
-William Lyon Phelps

 :(y)

Welcome aboard Leven, Hounk and Valheru! :)

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2016, 04:16:19 AM »
I'm in. Being winter here, I will be more available at weekends  whether morning our night to play my games against those in Europe.

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