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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2017, 12:02:58 PM »
What they all said

And a very happy Christmas to one and all, thank for making this a great place to be.
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2017, 12:36:32 PM »
Merry Christmas to everyone and special thanks to Dan for these sleepless days and night, keeping refreshing the browser :D
Echoing Willem, this Quiz already became official "Highlights of the year" thread :)
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2017, 02:02:49 PM »
Yes awesome work Dan
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2017, 02:13:20 PM »
Yes, thanks for all your efforts, Dan. I wasn't able to keep sending in answers, but it was fun checking in from time to time to see what things the questions turned up.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2017, 02:54:38 PM »
Thanks for the fun Dan!

Merry Christmas to all!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2017, 03:42:34 PM »
I have been more aware of each daily question than my monthly payroll.
I really enjoyed this game.
Thank you, Dan.

Merry xmast for all!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2017, 02:53:09 AM »
Thank you for the quiz Dan. You always seemed to post 5 minutes after I shut down my pc  :P It was fun participating!
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2017, 02:36:26 AM »
OK, apologies for the delay everyone, but I'm hoping I can still get round to posting the correct answers to all of the advent quiz questions (and scores of course) sometime this year. There were more than twice as many participants as last year though, so it's taken me a while to compile all the scores (so much so that I ended up putting them all into a database and using SQL to reduce any manual work as much as possible - but this still took time).

So without further ado, let's go...

Q1:
MrNumbers was busy again in July, with his Carcassonne Central Online Quiz. There were a total of six contestants with final scores ranging from 18 to 24 out of 30. But who took first place overall and was able to add a copy of Japanese Monasteries to their collection as a reward?

I started the quiz with a nice easy one about MrNumbers' awesome Online Quiz. But who won? The answer was: Mikeagain (well done!) Further proof that his was the name I was looking for was later confirmed by his choosing of the Japanese Monasteries as a prize.

Winning response time was: 5m33s

Scores update after Q1:

Leven:   +3 8)(3)
Decar:   +2 :)(2)
chrismalenurse:   +1(1)
dirk2112:   +1(1)
Halfling:   +1(1)
Ivano:   +1(1)
Just a Bill:   +1(1)
MrNumbers:   +1(1)
ny1050220:   +1(1)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(1)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(1)
Rickk:   +1(1)
Rosco:   +1(1)
SamoolSamosa:   +1(1)
sinscerly:   +1(1)
Squiffything:   +1(1)
thodekey:   +1(1)
txema25:   +1(1)
Willem:   +1(1)
Xanderx12:   +1(1)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2017, 02:50:27 AM »
Q2:
Thodekey started a wonderful debate about tile counting in January, and most of us admitted that we will at least try to count tiles during games to give an idea of what's left in the bag. But someone was so surprised and disgusted by us all that they felt compelled to start the "Clean Carcassonne" campaign and offered personalised invisible halos to the first 100 people to sign up. Who was this?

Yeah, so, apparently khalidqasrawi doesn't think very much of tile counting :-[. This was an easy one if you're familiar with Carcassonne Central's search bar as there were plenty of specific keywords in my question that led to the correct answer. As tempting as his offer was though, I've managed so far without a personalised invisible halo and I'm hoping I can keep going without one. O:-)

Winning response time was: 3m18s

Scores update after Q2:

Decar:   +3 8)(5)
Leven:   +2 :)(5)
chrismalenurse:   +1(2)
dirk2112:   +1(2)
Halfling:   +1(2)
Ivano:   +1(2)
Just a Bill:   +1(2)
MrNumbers:   +1(2)
ny1050220:   +1(2)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(2)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(2)
Rickk:   +1(2)
Rosco:   +1(2)
sinscerly:   +1(2)
Squiffything:   +1(2)
thodekey:   +1(2)
txema25:   +1(2)
Willem:   +1(2)
Xanderx12:   +1(2)
SamoolSamosa:   +0 :((1)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2017, 03:03:25 AM »
Q3:
The last game of the Mixed Minis League (including The Fliers, The Goldmines, Mage & Witch and Crop Circles 2) was played towards the end of October. Unusually however, there were two players who completed it without losing a single game! One of them went on to win the competition, but who was the other?

This would have been very tricky for anyone who doesn't follow our online competitions (sorry), but the first part of the answer can be found in the attachment in this post from MrNumbers. The second part of the answer was here where it could be seen that the two unbeaten players from the same group went on to top their groups (unbeaten again) in the final round. However, if you managed to find it, there's always this post which confirms that Leven was the name I was looking for!

Winning response time was: 1m34s :o :o :o

Scores update after Q3:

Leven:   +3 8)(8 )
Decar:   +1(6)
MrNumbers:   +2 :)(4)
chrismalenurse:   +1(3)
dirk2112:   +1(3)
Halfling:   +1(3)
ny1050220:   +1(3)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(3)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(3)
Rickk:   +1(3)
sinscerly:   +1(3)
Squiffything:   +1(3)
thodekey:   +1(3)
txema25:   +1(3)
Xanderx12:   +1(3)
Ivano:   +0 :((2)
Just a Bill:   +0 :((2)
Rosco:   +0 :((2)
Willem:   +0 :((2)
SamoolSamosa:   +0 :((1)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2017, 03:12:33 AM »
Q4:
For the third year in a row, Decar planned, organised and ran our GenCan't SoloCon competitions in August for those of us who couldn't make it to Gencon. The "Abbots Walk" competition was won with an impressive score of 1137, but which forum member managed this particularly impressive feat?

This one wasn't too taxing as the GenCan't SoloCon posts are quite easy to find, and Decar keeps the leader boards somewhere they can easily be found. So regardless of whether you scrolled down a bit in this post or happened to spot this submission you should know that the answer I was looking for was the mighty... Rosco!

Winning response time was: 2m55s

Scores update after Q4:

Leven:   +1(9)
Decar:   +2 :)(8 )
MrNumbers:   +1(5)
Willem:   +3 8)(5)
chrismalenurse:   +1(4)
dirk2112:   +1(4)
Halfling:   +1(4)
ny1050220:   +1(4)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(4)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(4)
Rickk:   +1(4)
sinscerly:   +1(4)
Squiffything:   +1(4)
thodekey:   +1(4)
txema25:   +1(4)
Xanderx12:   +1(4)
Ivano:   +1(3)
Rosco:   +1(3)
Just a Bill:   +0 :((2)
SamoolSamosa:   +1(2)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2017, 03:21:26 AM »
Q5:
I ran another "Spare Bits Giveaway" in November this year, and was delighted to see the generosity that this inspired in so many forum members! One of the items I gave away was a spare tile from a set of 12 that were originally produced as exclusive prizes for everyone who completed the Advent Quiz last year. Who claimed this in the giveaway?



I'm still amazed that this wasn't the first thing to be claimed! Fortunately however,
Squiffything had sense enough to claim this wonderful item.

Winning response time was: 6m33s

Scores update after Q5:

Decar:   +3 8)(11)
Leven:   +1(10)
MrNumbers:   +1(6)
thodekey:   +2 :)(6)
Willem:   +1(6)
chrismalenurse:   +1(5)
dirk2112:   +1(5)
Halfling:   +1(5)
ny1050220:   +1(5)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(5)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(5)
Rickk:   +1(5)
sinscerly:   +1(5)
Squiffything:   +1(5)
txema25:   +1(5)
Xanderx12:   +1(5)
Ivano:   +1(4)
Rosco:   +1(4)
SamoolSamosa:   +1(3)
Just a Bill:   +0 :((2)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2017, 03:32:23 AM »
Q6:
Our 2017 basegame league ran from January to September. This was settled over a total of 210 games of Carcassonne played between 15 of us, with 39,011 points being scored in the process! Two competitors found themselves in potentially winning positions at the start of the final round, but who was it that put Merlin_89 on the receiving end of his only 2 - 0 loss, thus allowing Jéré a chance to snatch the top spot away from him?

Another slightly tricky one if you didn't know where to look. But if you could find the basegame league threads and were able to determine which one was the final round, it shouldn't have taken too long to find this post by Adrornalin confirming that his was the name I was looking for (or you might have worked it out from this post in my overall summary of the competition).

Winning response time was: 3m28s

Scores update after Q6:

Decar:   +1(12)
Leven:   +1(11)
thodekey:   +3 8)(9)
MrNumbers:   +1(7)
sinscerly:   +2 :)(7)
Willem:   +1(7)
chrismalenurse:   +1(6)
dirk2112:   +1(6)
Halfling:   +1(6)
ny1050220:   +1(6)
Piet_Agoras:   +1(6)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(6)
Squiffything:   +1(6)
txema25:   +1(6)
Xanderx12:   +1(6)
Ivano:   +1(5)
Rickk:   +0 :((5)
Rosco:   +1(5)
SamoolSamosa:   +0 :((3)
Just a Bill:   +0 :((2)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2017, 03:48:31 AM »
Q7:
In January I proposed the idea of the "10 x 10 challenge" specifically for Carcassonne. This is something I borrowed from BoardGameGeek, but with a twist that involved playing 10 specific expansions on at least 10 occasions each throughout the year. Unfortunately I fell behind after a month or so as I struggled to motivate myself to keep track of all the games I'd played and soon dropped the idea, but not before I'd completed a game against one other CarcC regular via JCloisterZone. Who was this?

It's a shame I didn't stay up to date with this, but combined with the basegame league (and the rest of my life) I just had too much going on at the time :( Anyway, it can be seen from this post that the name I was looking for here belongs to... jungleboy!

Winning response time was: 55s :o :o :o (<--- ridiculous ;))

Scores update after Q7:

Decar:   +1(13)
Leven:   +1(12)
thodekey:   +1(10)
Piet_Agoras:   +3 8)(9)
MrNumbers:   +1(8 )
ny1050220:   +2 :)(8 )
sinscerly:   +1(8 )
Willem:   +1(8 )
chrismalenurse:   +1(7)
dirk2112:   +1(7)
Halfling:   +1(7)
Rich_The_Fish:   +1(7)
Squiffything:   +1(7)
txema25:   +1(7)
Xanderx12:   +1(7)
Ivano:   +1(6)
Rosco:   +1(6)
Rickk:   +0 :((5)
SamoolSamosa:   +1(4)
Just a Bill:   +0 :((2)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVII
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2017, 04:07:35 AM »
Q7:
In January I proposed the idea of the "10 x 10 challenge" specifically for Carcassonne. This is something I borrowed from BoardGameGeek, but with a twist that involved playing 10 specific expansions on at least 10 occasions each throughout the year. Unfortunately I fell behind after a month or so as I struggled to motivate myself to keep track of all the games I'd played and soon dropped the idea, but not before I'd completed a game against one other CarcC regular via JCloisterZone. Who was this?

It's a shame I didn't stay up to date with this, but combined with the basegame league (and the rest of my life) I just had too much going on at the time :( Anyway, it can be seen from this post that the name I was looking for here belongs to... jungleboy!

Winning response time was: 55s :o :o :o (<--- ridiculous ;))

I think that constitutes a form of stalking by Decar of said jungleboy.


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