Author Topic: HiG release official singe player rules  (Read 3222 times)

Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Official Solo Mode Released
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2020, 06:10:27 PM »
Sorry, I've been busy preparing this tiny test:

http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Scoring_per_Feature_-_Test

http://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Carcassonne_Scoring_During_Turn_Sequence

If you want to post comments about it, please do it here:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4489.msg67632#msg67632  ;)


Don't worry, I read the rules of the solo variant and will start working a a WICA page accordingly.  ;D


PS: The drone responded on any related topic.

Edit: Renamed test page to final name
« Last Edit: May 15, 2020, 04:01:08 AM by Meepledrone »
Questions about rules? Check WICA: www.wikicarpedia.com

Offline cicerunner

  • Vassal
  • *****
  • Posts: 97
  • Merit: 4
  • native C2 speaker (but still a toddler)
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2020, 09:40:35 PM »
  • Hey! This looks like fun, can't wait to try it!
  • What is this doing in "off topic"? If I hadn't been doing some deep rummaging in the forums I would never have found it!
  • Similarly it seems (slightly) odd that this was apparently only released via Facebook. Or was it announced elsewhere too? (Or put another way, I really try to avoid Facebook, but if there's a Twitter account or other social media account I should be following - please let me know!)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2020, 09:48:29 PM by cicerunner »

Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2020, 01:41:15 AM »
  • Hey! This looks like fun, can't wait to try it!
  • What is this doing in "off topic"? If I hadn't been doing some deep rummaging in the forums I would never have found it!
  • Similarly it seems (slightly) odd that this was apparently only released via Facebook. Or was it announced elsewhere too? (Or put another way, I really try to avoid Facebook, but if there's a Twitter account or other social media account I should be following - please let me know!)

It seems it was announces on Facebook and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/Brettspiele
https://www.instagram.com/hig_spiele/

But the rules are available on the HiG home page:

https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/news/aussergewoehnliche-zeiten.html

You can find the rules in English and German there (I include both links here again).

* English: https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/ae348d66236eced540be8ee802b1dbef51b33bb9/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_ENG_Web.pdf
* German: https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/9a093f4d9482708af85960ccfb3bef088e836067/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_DE_Web.pdf

There are two topics discussing this announcement on the Home Page as of today: this one (with the link to the English rules) and another by DaFees here with the links to the English and the German rules.

You are right, the topic is misplaced. I will move this topic from "Anything Else" to "News and Events" where it belongs.

Enjoy the new solo game rules!  ;D

Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Official Solo Mode Released
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2020, 01:49:55 AM »
Dear everyone,

HiG officially put out today rules for playing Carcassonne solo style! The rules are available in English ( https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/ae348d66236eced540be8ee802b1dbef51b33bb9/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_ENG_Web.pdf ) And German ( https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/9a093f4d9482708af85960ccfb3bef088e836067/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_DE_Web.pdf ). I haven’t personally read the rules yet as I wanted to hurry up and share them here so I can’t swear if they’re any good.

Regardless this is exciting news! I will definitely have to try these out later!

P.S. paging Meepledrone! You have new rules to pour over.  ;D

EDIT - read the rules and the solo mode seems like a challenge more than anything, but a fun challenge. It also would seem that expansions could be mixed in though it will naturally fall upon us to sort out any interaction questions.

Hi DaFees,

Thank you for sharing both links.

There was an earlier, albeit misplaced topic, that shared the English rules only here:

http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4604.0

I just copied your links over and included a reference to this topic.

In order to keep a the discussion in one topic. I will lock this topic if you don't mind.

+1 merit from me. Thank you for sharing.

Cheers!



Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2020, 02:07:44 AM »

Offline jungleboy

  • Viscount Chevalier
  • ****
  • Posts: 3037
  • Merit: 89
  • Nine points!
    • View Profile
    • English in 10 Minutes
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2020, 02:47:58 AM »
There are two instances where the rules say city when they should say road.




Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2020, 03:27:05 AM »
Ha ha ha! HiG will never let you down.  >:D

The German rules are okay though, at least in those to spots!

I love to read the rules side by side with a glass of brandy in one hand.

Offline clotoro

  • Vagabond
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Merit: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2020, 12:51:19 PM »
Giving these a go tomorrow, hopefully. Anyone tried them yet?

Offline cicerunner

  • Vassal
  • *****
  • Posts: 97
  • Merit: 4
  • native C2 speaker (but still a toddler)
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2020, 12:08:32 AM »
I finally got around to playing late last night and found it really engaging. The co-op style of play required is very different to regular Carcassonne.

I started out scoring almost nothing, but soon got into the teens and twenties. It's a fine balancing act between keeping plenty of meeples on the tiles so that you're not forced into placing a meeple every turn and keeping enough in reserve so that when you are obliged to do so, you actually have one.

When trying to maintain this balance,  monasteries and multi-feature tiles become a risk! (I think multi-feature tiles make up about 3/8ths of the base game.)

So far I've been pursuing the tactic of almost completely refusing to take zero point feature completions and holding out to score the last placed colour. (As a consequence I've got nowhere near placing all the tiles to end the game that way.) Over the evening I realised that pursuing the creation of shared features is the way to go; by default they are likely to include the last placed colour. And of course a three way share guarantees that all the colours will score.

I also started deliberately constructing holes that a monastery could be dropped into for immediate, or almost immediate, completion.

Late last night a big three way, 26 point, city came together and this helped me score around **44**, 48, 52. My best so far.

The fact that I've woken up thinking about it is a good sign!

Offline danisthirty

  • (well, OK, 40...)
  • Administrator
  • Chatelain Grand Officier
  • *
  • Posts: 6550
  • Merit: 249
  • "First to 4 points wins?"
    • View Profile
Re: Official one player rules!!
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2020, 01:31:20 AM »
There are two instances where the rules say city when they should say road.





Do we know for sure that this is a mistake? Perhaps roads are cities now, and maybe cities are roads too? Should mayors now be allowed to claim roads if they're also cities? Can someone please ask HiG for clarity over this whilst I add footnotes clarifying that roads may be treated as cities and vice versa to literally every single paragraph of the CAR document?

Offline Decar

  • Global Moderator
  • Chatelain Commandeur
  • *
  • Posts: 5447
  • Merit: 238
  • Shut up and take my money!
    • View Profile
    • tehill.net
Re: HiG release official singe player rules
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2020, 01:45:19 AM »
and the biggest questions of all:  Are the tiles still tiles?  Is one physical tile still a tile?  How risky is playing Carcassonne with expansions because it sounds dangerous?

Offline DrMeeple

  • Marquis
  • ***
  • Posts: 470
  • Merit: 12
  • Meeples are meeples.
    • View Profile
Re: HiG release official singe player rules
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2020, 05:44:15 AM »
The new Carcassonne is coming... HiG is ready for a ‘meepleine party’!!!


Sent from my iPad Pro using Tapatalk
'Connected field segments are called farms'  - The Weed Guru

Offline cicerunner

  • Vassal
  • *****
  • Posts: 97
  • Merit: 4
  • native C2 speaker (but still a toddler)
    • View Profile
Re: HiG release official singe player rules
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2020, 01:21:22 PM »
Now this is confusing. The English one seems to have been taken down ... Anyone know why? Is it even intentional?

Online Meepledrone

  • Global Moderator
  • Count Chevalier
  • *
  • Posts: 1922
  • Merit: 136
  • It is full of... Meeples!!!
    • View Profile
Re: HiG release official singe player rules
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2020, 04:12:47 AM »
HiG removed and updated the English file to correct the errors mentioned by jungleboy. Although the file name in the same, the URL has changed.

The German file didn't change:
* English rules (updated):
https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/a4dc937a132c8cb6f46e5102b92592307f5dda23/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_ENG_Web.pdf
* German rules (same):
https://www.hans-im-glueck.de/_Resources/Persistent/9a093f4d9482708af85960ccfb3bef088e836067/CarcBasis_SoloRegel_DE_Web.pdf

I'm feeling lucky today!  ;D
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 04:38:29 AM by Meepledrone »

Offline danisthirty

  • (well, OK, 40...)
  • Administrator
  • Chatelain Grand Officier
  • *
  • Posts: 6550
  • Merit: 249
  • "First to 4 points wins?"
    • View Profile
Re: HiG release official singe player rules
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2020, 04:38:17 AM »
HiG removed and updated the English file to correct the errors mentioned by jungleboy. Although the file name in the same, the URL has changed.

Hmm, OK. So now we have Solo v1 and v2 rules where cities and roads are equivalent to each other in v1 but not in v2. How will this be recognised in the wiki?


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via furl Share via linkedin Share via myspace Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via technorati Share via twitter

  Subject / Started by Replies / Views Last post
clip
(Translated) Labyrinths of Carcassonne - Official Advanced Players Variant Rules

Started by ozgurceylan

11 Replies
3889 Views
Last post April 27, 2017, 09:10:43 AM
by Just a Bill
xx
Will We Ever Get an Official Announcement?

Started by Ry4Christ

5 Replies
1852 Views
Last post December 21, 2016, 02:25:29 PM
by Decar
xx
CC fan expansions going official ... any progress ?

Started by Sekim

3 Replies
3124 Views
Last post February 21, 2013, 06:29:11 AM
by Scott
xx
New official Carcassonne Junior

Started by Bumsakalaka

8 Replies
756 Views
Last post June 18, 2020, 04:41:05 AM
by BigBoss
xx
Where to download official expansions?

Started by Qball

3 Replies
2561 Views
Last post July 02, 2013, 12:27:11 PM
by Scott