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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2019, 04:32:11 AM »
Another 24 days?meepledrone you run me crazy. I hope you include the ranking for each day
If that's the solution to my problem, I want my problem back!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2019, 05:09:24 AM »
Nope, I will do it faster! I'll just start later today  ;D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2019, 05:16:23 AM »
No no no, the best do 1 a day ????????????
"What things can you find? Things that are hidden?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2019, 01:24:39 PM »
Thanks again Meepledrone, my answers sent: on the back of a postcard.

If you're on the fence about taking part, it's well worth giving these puzzles a go!
A couple of real head scratchers... I'm looking at you halflings & castles  >:(
And a couple of solid puzzles that aren't so open to interpretation  ;D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2019, 03:07:52 AM »
Question #1: The Gingerbread Man has completed the road for Blue. How many points does Blue score for the road?





Answer #1: Blue scores 7 points (4 points for road and 3 points for the German Castle.) The German castle tile is only considered once.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2019, 03:14:57 AM »
Question #2: The Snowman has completed this crowded city. How many points does each meeple score?





Answer #2:
* Blue does not score points. 
* Red scores 12 points
* Green scores 0 points

The tower is a separate feature from the city so the blue meeple on top is not actually placed in the city with the other meeples.
Red and Green share the city but red meeple is on top of a hill so it has the majority. As a result, only Red scores the city.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2019, 03:20:45 AM »
Question #3: Santa Claus wants to know how many points Red would score at the end of the game. Can you help him?





Answer #3: Red will score 6 points.

The road has 6 tiles and an inn. Since it is incomplete, the road would score 0 points at the end of the game. However, the Mage on the road gives you a 6-point bonus (6 tiles x 1 point each.) Don't get misled by the tile with the bridge; the tile can only be counted once.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2019, 03:28:16 AM »
Question #4: Danisthirty is enjoying his Christmas tea while closing this road. How many points does Red score?





Answer #4: There are two possible solutions here depending on the rules for Halflings:
* Old rules: 2 triangle tiles in a square space = 1 tile
* New rules rules: 2 triangle tiles in a square space = 2 tiles

It seems not everybody knew about this post where HiG clarified and updated the rules for Halflings:

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

So we will consider both rules versions valid, although I personally prefer the new ones that make more sense to me: every tile you place counts as 1 tile no matter it is a Halfling tile or a double-sized tile (German castle).

New Halfling rules

Red scores 23 points (9 tiles x 2 points for the inn and 5 points for the bathhouse)

The road has 9 tiles including 2 Halfling tiles, which are counted separately. Red scores 2 points per tile as the road contains one inn. So the scoring is as follows:
- 18 points for the road (9 tiles x 2 points per tile)
- 5 points for the bathhouse

Old Halfling rules

Red scores 21 points (8 tiles x 2 points for the inn and 5 points for the bathhouse)

The road has 8 tiles including 2 Halfling tiles in the same square space that count as one tile. Red scores 2 points per tile as the road contains one inn. So the scoring is as follows:
- 16 points for the road (8 tiles x 2 points per tile)
- 5 points for the bathhouse

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2019, 04:05:36 AM »
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?





Answer #5:
- Red scores 4 points for the monastery (4 tiles x 1 point per tile)
- Yellow scores 7 points for the road (4 road tiles x 1 point each + 1 road segment abroad x 1 point + 2 points for the coat of arms.) Note how the pre-printed road segment abroad with the coat of arms is considered.
- Blue scores 6 points for the city (1 tile x 1 segment + 1 city segments x 2 points + 1 coat of arms x 2 points.) Note how the pre-printed city segment abroad with the coat of arms is considered.

Note monastery scoring does not consider:
- Pre-printed city segments unless they are full pre-printed tiles.
- Pre-printed road segments on the border.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2019, 05:04:35 AM »
Question #6: The Snowman is helping Red and Green to score their cities. How many points do they score?





Answer #6:

So we will consider both rules versions valid, although I personally prefer the new ones that make more sense to me: every tile you place counts as 1 tile no matter it is a Halfling tile or a double-sized tile (German castle.)

New Halfling rules

- Red scores 10 points (4 tiles x 2 points each + 1 coat of arms x 2 points)
- Green scores 9 points (4 tiles x 2 points each + 1 point for the Little Building)

The Little Building only affects the Halfling tile it is placed on. It does not affect the neighbouring Halfing tile sharing the same square space.

Old Halfling rules

- Red scores 9 points (3 tiles x 2 points each + 1 coat of arms x 2 points + 1 point for the Little Building) where one of the city tiles contains 2 Halflings.
- Green scores 9 points (4 tiles x 2 points each + 1 point for the Little Building)

The Little Building affects both Halflings as they are considered one single tile together. It affects the scoring of both cities.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2019, 05:11:28 AM »
Question #7: Santa Claus wanted to help these meeples lost in the labyrinth. How many points do they score if using the Labyrinth advanced variant rules? Don't forget to raise the tolls too.





Answer #7:
 * Green scores: 19 points (11 points for the road and 8 points for the meeples on the road network (4 meeples x 2 points each) )
 * Yellow scores 0 points
 * Blue scores 0 points
 * Red scores the 12 points for the tollhouse, as follows:
   - 2 traveller groups x 3 points = 6 points
   - 2 sheds x 1 point = 2 points
   - 2 gardens x 1 point = 2 points
   - 1 farmhouses x 1 point = 1 point
   - 1 highwaymen group x 1 point = 1 point
   
The road network is shared by Green, Red, Yellow and Blue but Green's meeple is on a hill. As a consequence the tie is broken and Green has the majority. Therefore, Green is the only player scoring the road network and getting the points from the meeples in the labyrinth.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2019, 05:17:08 AM »
Question #8: We all know Danisthirty is a sophisticated guy. So he put together this scenario for you so you can tell him how many points Red and Yellow will score after completing the road. Good luck!





Answer #8: Red and Yellow score 12 points each.

The road has 12 tiles (don't be fooled by the printed and the wooden bridges.) As the road has a inn, each tile gets 2 points. But if you thought the players would get 24 points = 12 tiles x 2 points per tile, you are completely wrong. The witch on the road halves the points and both Red and Yellow will score 12 points each. In the end, much ado about nothing.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2019, 05:22:13 AM »
Question #9: The Grinch also wants to test you... He doesn't like easy, so be ready for anything. How may points do Red and Yellow get at the end of this game?





Answer #9:
* Red scores 0 points for the incomplete castle.
* Yellow scores 21 points for the barn.

The  field with the barn contains the following:
* 1 completed besieged city (the city top right has a Besiegers tile)
* 2 completed cities (the city with the bridge touches the field with the barn)
* 1 castle
* 1 pigsty (or pig-herd) by the river elbow that is not considered by the barn.

So the scoring of the yellow barn would be 21 points:
* 1 completed besieged city: 8 points (4 points x 2 if besieged)
* 2 completed cities: 8 points (4 points x 2 cities)
* 1 castle: 5 points

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2019, 05:25:42 AM »
Question #10: The Gingerbread Man is back. He just completed a city and wants to know the scoring. Can you help him?





Answer #10:
* Red scores 15 points
* Green scores 0 points

Red scores 12 points for the city (6 tiles x 2 points + 2 coat of arms x 2 points.) Additionally both Red and Green have a meeple in the Coiners Quarter in Leipzig. Only Red, with a meeple in the city, is entitled to a 3-point bonus for the coats of arms in the city just completed.
   
The bottomline, Red scores 15 points (12 points for the city and 3 points for the meeple in Leipzig) and Green scores 0 points for the meeple in Leipzig.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2019, 05:32:16 AM »
Question #11: The Snowman wants to test your skills with a Darmstadt church. What is the scoring resulting from completing this feature?





Answer #11:
* Red scores 15 points (9 points for the Church itself + 3 points for the vineyard + 3 points for the Darmstadt church bonus).
* Yellow and Blue don't score points.

The Darmstadt church bonus goes to the player with the majority on the church tile and its adjacent tiles. The tie between Red and Yellow (2 meeples each) is broken by the red meeple on the hill. Therefore, Red gets the bonus.

This scenario only includes regular meeples. No large meeples are included.     


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