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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2019, 12:30:16 AM »
Well done on getting a game in. We have had a house guest staying with us for the last week or so but tonight is her last night, so from tomorrow night I should be able to play. I might have to abandon my hopes of a practice game and just get straight into it.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2019, 02:49:29 AM »
I am pleased to see that the new year has brought this competition to life. I hope that the Premiership and League A will both start to take shape over the next couple of weeks.

Attached is the table standings after the first match.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2019, 03:17:15 AM »
Congrats on playing your game Leven and Xanderx12! Glad that our group is finally off the ground.

Well done on getting a game in. We have had a house guest staying with us for the last week or so but tonight is her last night, so from tomorrow night I should be able to play. I might have to abandon my hopes of a practice game and just get straight into it.

My Tuesday evening is free if you'd like to play?

Every other evening is also free is anyone else can play today or later in the week? Leven? Xanderx12?
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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2019, 11:39:53 PM »
My Tuesday evening is free if you'd like to play?

Sounds good. But I reserve the right to excommunicate you if I lose.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2019, 01:56:41 PM »
Mystic Nick and I had our first games of this league this evening:





I always enjoy playing against the artist formerly known as jungleboy (even when he wins), and this game was no exception. Neither of the expansions (Mage & Witch and King & Robber Baron) were especially heavy but they complimented each other well and made for a fun game with lots to think about.

In terms of league points, I believe it was 3 - 2 to me overall. Nick won more points from roads and cities than I did (with a lot of help from his Mage ::)) but I took more chances on cloisters and was successful in winning the main farm outright which also won me the game. Interestingly, Nick and I were both focussing on roads more than we might otherwise have done; Nick because he was going for the point, and me because I'd won the Robber Baron token and wanted to increase its value with as many completed roads as possible.

Thanks for the great game Nick! 8) :(y)

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2019, 02:14:16 PM »
This was my first game of Carcassonne in ages, and my first as the patriarch of Constantinople. I decided to play as black which seemed like a good colour for a man of the cloth, whereas jungleboy always played as green to match the trees that he frequently swung from in his more athletic days.

At the beginning of the game Dan said he didn't bother counting the individual features in this format. I suspect that was a trick to try to get me not to count them while he secretly had five abacuses going at the same time.

I drew most of the M&W tiles which helped bump up my score a bit, especially on roads, which I ended up winning. I chose to close a big city of Dan's while the witch was in it which got me the robber baron and ensured that his score for the city wasn't damaging (although he got two meeples back earlier than he otherwise would have). And I ended up holding on to the robber baron and winning cities, so I think that was the right move.

Despite my position as head of the Byzantine orthodox church, I didn't claim any cloisters, because when I drew them, there weren't really favourable positions for them and/or I wanted to conserve meeples. 

Dan did a slightly better job getting onto the main farm but with one tile left, a RCCX tile would have allowed me to tie it, which would have won me the farm points because of my better secondary farm. Instead I got a RRCC tile and completed a mid-sized city with it, which allowed me to win cities.

First impressions are that unless you're going to do a lot of counting during the game (as Dan did with his abacuses), the format doesn't play a huge part in how you play. But it is fun to not really know what's going to happen at the end, and then see the score flash up. Another thing that might play out in a lot of games is that if the game 'descends' into a winner-take-all farm battle as Carcassonne games between equal opponents often do, the winner gets the farm points and the game points, which is 40% of the score. So that aspect of the game is still crucial even though points are spread around a bit more overall.

Thanks Dan and congratulations. Looking forward to the next game!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 12:09:17 AM by Nicholas Mystikos »

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2019, 01:30:32 AM »
If this division continues with close matches, this is going to be a very interesting competition. I hope that league A starts livening up a bit in the near future too.

After 2 matches, the table looks like this:-

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2019, 04:06:36 AM »
I’m available tonight and over the weekend if anyone’s keen for a game.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2019, 04:40:44 AM »
I’m available tonight and over the weekend if anyone’s keen for a game.

Me too! @Leven @Xanderx12 @MrNumbers @Jere? 8)

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2019, 05:01:57 AM »
Dan we could just play our real game now that we've warmed up with that friendly game the other night?  :(y)

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2019, 06:20:01 AM »
Hi. I'm available this evening (after 9 pm CET) for a league game.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2019, 06:28:08 AM »
Hi. I'm available this evening (after 9 pm CET) for a league game.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2019, 10:55:00 AM »
I could play a game tonight, starting at 21:30 CET (maybe even earlier).
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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2019, 11:22:15 AM »
I could play a game tonight, starting at 21:30 CET (maybe even earlier).

I'll play! 21:30 CET works for me.

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Re: CCDL - Premiership Winter 2018
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2019, 02:20:54 PM »
The eventful week of the premiership league goes on.  :P

Here is the most recent result:
:violet-meeple: Leven 3 : 2  :blue-meeple: danisthirty



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