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Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:14:30 AM »
I got this expansion as a gift from a friend recently and honestly it has the worst rules out of any mini. 3 extra points, that's it.

I'm sure more people also had this thought, so I'm wondering if someone came up with a better idea.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 11:24:28 AM »
That is an expensive gift :o
That said, the official rules leave a lot to be desired.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 11:38:27 AM »
I kinda like the rules for the 2 tiles that act as cloisters. It could be a way for a different player to benefit from finishing them for another player.

The Darmstadium is rubbish, that's indeed just luck of the draw and getting 3 extra points.

Could be interesting for alternative rules though, never really thought about it
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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 01:43:13 PM »
I especially like this one, the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene, because the road surrounds the monastery (it is not interrupted by bushes or anything):



The opposite happens to the other church, the Catholic Church of St. Louis of Toulouse, where you can see bushes clearly interrupting the roads:



Here we can clearly apply Willem's principle about Carcassonne being a visual game.  ;)
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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 01:49:29 PM »
I'm moving this thread to the Unofficial Rules board.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 02:30:36 PM »

Here we can clearly apply Willem's principle about Carcassonne being a visual game.  ;)

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 03:08:39 PM »
Yes, it is a nice way to put it...  ;)

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 04:14:39 PM »
I especially like this one, the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene, because the road surrounds the monastery (it is not interrupted by bushes or anything):



The opposite happens to the other church, the Catholic Church of St. Louis of Toulouse, where you can see bushes clearly interrupting the roads:



Here we can clearly apply Willem's principle about Carcassonne being a visual game.  ;)

Is that road really uninterrupted? Was it stated officially anywhere? I ask after looking at that Crop Circles I tile where it says the road is interrupted but visually it's not.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 04:19:59 PM »
My joke response aside, I think we should go by the visuals unless stated otherwise. If I remember correctly, German Cathedrals expansion did not originally have bushes on them, but they added them to indicate the roads being separate.
And that was way after CCI.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2020, 01:50:22 AM »
The best rule for Darmstadt is To sell for a profit and use the proceeds to purchase a game or expansion that you will use and enjoy.
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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2020, 02:30:32 AM »
The best rule for Darmstadt is To sell for a profit and use the proceeds to purchase a game or expansion that you will use and enjoy.

Haha. But good point of view.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2020, 03:25:41 AM »
Why does nobody complain about the out-of-theme aspecta of this expansion?  >:D

The Darmstadtium is my "favorit"...  :o

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2020, 07:05:30 AM »
The best rule for Darmstadt is To sell for a profit and use the proceeds to purchase a game or expansion that you will use and enjoy.
Your wise words cannot be ignored  :D

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2020, 07:48:41 AM »
Why does nobody complain about the out-of-theme aspecta of this expansion?  >:D
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The Darmstadtium is my "favorit"...  :o

Good to hear that someone likes it.

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Re: Alternate rules for Darmstadt?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 07:54:05 AM »
Why does nobody complain about the out-of-theme aspecta of this expansion?  >:D
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The Darmstadtium is my "favorit"...  :o

Good to hear that someone likes it.

You've got to be kidding! It is the awfulest tile ever!


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