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Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:42:33 PM »
Hi all,

For those unaware of what it is really going on, I will just break it for you: Christmas is coming!!! So does Winter... at least in the Northern Hemisphere!

In preparation of the coming events, here at Carcassonne Central a lost is happening behind the scenes. Just have a look at the Meeple Council in session while discussing...

The Advent Calendar Quiz MMXIX


- Danisthirty: Well guys, what will be doing this year for the Advent Calendar? We are running out of time...
- Snowman: Lean back and chill! We have everything under control.
- Danisthirty: I should get started with our traditional Advent Calendar Quiz. You know, it is a  great opportunity to review what had happened over the course of the year within our little community, and to test our members' knowledge of who said what (or at least their ability to use the Search feature anyway).  ^-^
- Santa Claus: OK... Drink your tea or it will freeze.
- Gingerbread Man: What if we try something different this year? What if we ask questions about Carcassonne?
- Danisthirty: Yeah, Why not?
- Santa Claus: We could prepare 24 questions and post one each day...
- Snowman: Each of us could be in charge of questions with different levels of difficulty
- Santa Claus: Oooohhhh, that sounds terrific. I will prepare questions involving figures and/or tiles of one expansion only. Let's call it level 1.  ;)
- Snowman: Uhmm, I will do Level 2
- Santa Claus: Fine, I will be in charge of Level 3.
- Danisthirty: Awesome, and I will  pick Level 4... Don't faint when you see my qu...
- The Grinch: Well, well, well... Even though I was not invited I will prepare my share of questions. You know I love to ruin Christmas parties so thank you for the opportunity... I will take Level 5. Devilish ones... Mwahahaha!
- Santa Claus: Oh! This sounds lovely, right?
- Snowman: Er...
- Gingerbread Man: I'm hyperventilating...
- Danisthirty: Oh Geez! This is just getting started...
- Santa Claus: ...
- Snowman: Er...
- Gingerbread Man: I'm still hyperventilating...
- The Grinch: By the way, stop this gibberish and prepare the rules...
- Danisthirty: OK. I'll do it. In the meantime, guys, get your questions ready.
- Snowman: Er...
- Gingerbread Man: I'm still hyperventilating...
- The Grinch: You are lucky, you have a few days ahead to get yourselves together!
- Santa Claus: Would you care for a hot cocoa?
- The Grinch: No, thank you. I have no time for social calls. I have a lot of evil to do... Ciaaaaaaooooooooo!
- Snowman: Er...
- Gingerbread Man: I'm past hyperventilating... I'm fainting
- Santa Claus: Well, now more than ever we would need our members to help us solve all the questions no matter what. The Grinch cannot get the satisfaction of making us fail.
- Danisthirty: OK. OK. I will reserve a post to publish the rules once you recover from the shock and we can resume our meeting. A nice cuppa anyone?
- Santa Claus: So, let's get cracking!

What will be the outcome of the Meeple Council? We'll know soon.

Cheers!

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4427.0
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »
- Danisthirty: Waiting for the rules, right? This space is reserved. I'll post them in no time. Thank you in advance for your patience...

...

- Danisthirty: Here you are a brief recap of the rules for the Carcassonne Central Advent Quiz!!! An excerpt of a summary of an excerpt...

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:red-meeple: Between the 1st and 24th December I will post a small Carcassonne scoring question each day (at a random time), to which the answer will be points scored by one or more players according to the question.

:yellow-meeple: When you know the answer, don't post it on this thread! :-X Because then everyone will know, and we don't want that. Instead, send Meepledrone a PM including the question number and your answer for that day. He won't respond to your PM (please don't be offended), but if you get the answer correct you will win one or more quiz points depending on how many others have answered it correctly before you:

1st correct answer5 points
2nd correct answer4 points
3rd correct answer3 points
4th correct answer2 points
All subsequent correct answers   1 point

:green-meeple: There's no cut-off date for any particular questions so don't despair if you miss any. You can even answer all 24 questions on Christmas eve if you want, but don't expect to score big overall...

:blue-meeple: Once Christmas and boxing day are behind us, I will post the correct answers – one at a time – along with who won the big points (or indeed any points) and total scores per participant. This is where it gets really fun! :o :(y)

:black-meeple: The overall winner will be the person with the most points at the end of the quiz, but there is likely to be a small prize for everyone who answers all questions regardless of whether they manage to answer any of them correctly. It will be a surprise. O:-)

Any questions, please ask now. Otherwise, you can expect question 1 of 24 sometime on Saturday! O0

- Danisthirty: So now you know. I hired Meepledrone for menial administrative tasks. So be ready for some small Carcassonne scoring questions, one per day. The Meeple Council has already delivered and has selected 24 questions in various levels of complexity according to the number of expansions involved (from 1 to ...
- Gingerbread Man: My questions are the cutest ever!
- Danisthirty: Will you let me finish???
- Gingerbread Man: Uhmmm... OK
- Danisthirty: Were was I? Ah yes! The levels of difficulty go from 1 to 4
- The Grinch: Tsk tsk... You are wrong... I added Level 5... You will be overwhe...
- Danisthirty: Wait!! I hear your dog bark...
- The Grinch: ....OK... I'm off.
- Danisthirty: ...  ::)
- The Grinch: ...  ???
- Danisthirty: OK. Thank you for leaving! Uff...
- Snowman: (In the background) OMG! I left my Winter Edition questions outside the freezer and they melted...  :o
- Santa Claus: (In the background) Nooo, Not again...  >:(
- Snowman: (In the background) My rules in paper got soaked. What do I do now...?
- Santa Claus: (In the background) *Sigh* You can use WICA...  ::)
- Danisthirty: Everything is under control, I expect you all December 1st.... Ciaaaaaaoooooo!  ;D
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 10:38:44 PM »
I'm intrigued by this rare insight to the Meeple Council....

Let's see what they come up with!
To be or not to:
A.  B
B.  C
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 09:35:58 PM »
Hi all!

The rules are available in the second post as promised...

Moreover, here you are an sample of a Level 2 question the Meeple Council shared with me...

Sample Question: How many points does Red score?

Have fun!
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 04:20:55 PM »
The Meeple Council is attending the premiere of the Advent Calendar Quiz MMXIX...

- Danisthirty: Well, December is here (at least in UK)... Let's get started!!!
- Snowman: Are you sure?
- Danisthirty: Yes!
- Santa Claus: Everything is going to be fine!
- The Grinch: Are you sure? I'll pull the plug... Wait and see!
- Gingerbread Man: Come on! Don't be like that...
- Danisthirty: I'm pushing the button... This is a GO! Lean back and enjoy!!!  O0


Question #1: The Gingerbread Man has completed the road for Blue. How many points does Blue score for the road?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 04:37:10 PM »
Important reminder to the participants

- Danisthirty: Please send Meepledrone a PM including the question number and your answer for that day. Thank you!!!
- Gingerbread Man: Wise words!!!
- The Grinch: What for? Without the question number Chaos will reign over the land and Mayhem will...
- Snowman: Sorry, are you eating that scone?
- The Grinch: Er... No.
- Snowman: OK. Can you pass me the cheese?
- Santa Claus: Here you are...
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 03:15:58 PM »
The Meeple council is still up looking for answers... And they are not the number 42.

- Danisthirty: This is a tricky one, right?
- Snowman: You bet...

Question #2: The Snowman has completed this crowded city. How many points does each meeple score?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 03:32:54 PM »
Important reminder to the participants

- Danisthirty: If there are several meeples involved in a question, please indicate which meeple is scoring what points in your answers.
- Danisthirty: ... There may be some meeples scoring X points, other meeples scoring 0 points and even others not scoring at all...  :o
- The Grinch: You are like a bearded mother! Let them have incomplete answers... and 0 points! Love it!
- Santa Claus: You are like a mother but green!
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 03:29:43 PM »
The Meeple Council is deliberating...



- Santa Claus: I can spend the whole day admiring it...
- Snowman: Yes it is very beautiful... Its triangular field crossed by that bridge. It was never clear to me if the bridge connected the two city segments or not...
- Danisthirty: Do you think it is a good prize for the winner of the Advent Calendar Quiz 2019?
- The Grinch: (distant voice) Will you please shut up? Some of us need a good sleep to be as mean as possible in the morning!
- Gingerbread Man: (distant voice) Stop whining and drink your glass of milk.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 10:54:22 PM »
- Danisthirty: Ready?
- Santa Claus: Of course, here you are is my first question... I'm excited!!!
- Gingerbread Man: No matter what you always get that tingling sensation.  ;D

Question #3: Santa Claus wants to know how many points Red would score at the end of the game. Can you help him?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 11:23:00 PM »
- Danisthirty: This is my first question this year...
- Gingerbread Man: You nervous?
- Danisthirty: A little. My beard is shaking... OK. Here we go!

Question #4: Danisthirty is enjoying his Christmas tea while closing this road. How many points does Red score?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2019, 02:36:31 AM »
- Snowman: Did you read the Meeple Times yesterday?
- Gingerbread Man: Yes, I was surprised.
- The Grinch: I was delighted, Master. I loved the statistics: almost 30% of our participants didn't know Hans-In-Gluck had updated the rules for Halflings in October 2015. Nice change.... Yeeeesssss! I remember that post... Imagine CarcC members grinding their teeth while reading this:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2125.msg29727#msg29727

- Santa Claus: And what's the point? Does this affect our quiz?
- Gingerbread Man: Well, this means that any question with Halflings has two different possible answers depending on the rules applied.
- Danisthirty: I can live with that. But I think this is a great opportunity to let everyone know... I would prefer the new rules but if anyone applies the old ones, I won't complain.
- The Grinch: No!!! Zero points for the old rules, zero points!!!! I hate the WICA team because they have their Halflings rules updated, extended and commented. Shame on them!!!... My poor CAR v7.4 hasn't been updated since May 2015. I hate you all! I love zero points! My preciooooooussss!!!
- Danisthirty: Gingerbread Man, don't let him anywhere around the Christmas candies... He gets too excited with sugar.
- Gingerbread Man: It's not that. We are rehearsing The Lord of the Meeples and he is staying in character for too long.
- Danisthirty: What part?
- Snowman: Can't you tell?... Gollum. He loves it.
- Santa Claus: He is a real drama queen. *sigh*
- Gingerbread Man: Yep... Er... My turn.


Question #5: The Gingerbread Man couldn't help giving a try to Carcassonne Maps. In this case, he placed a tile that completes several features on the border. How many points does each player score if using the basic rules?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 03:02:37 AM »
@Meepledrone: You did the quiz with a lot of love. I especially like the dialogues.
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 03:17:03 AM »
Thanks, Murphy013!

I'm having a lot of fun behind the scenes. Well you can tell...  O0

I'm so happy you like it!  ;D

So enjoy!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 04:31:37 AM »
Well, @oldbonz could use this a source material for another illustrated series   O0


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