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Sometimes you just can't beat a good (physical) book
« on: January 24, 2019, 11:56:03 PM »
Hello, this is my first post.

It is important as my first post to share my appreciation and enormous thanks to all who worked on CAR in the past: sorry I do not know you personally but I guess a special thank you to Christopher Ober(vet).

I use my iPad when referencing the CAR and always wondered what it would be like to have a physical copy.  I do not have a reliable colour printer at home and so never pursued this.  I refound my love of Carcassonne over Christmas when my son and I started playing and so I finally decided to get CAR printed at a print shop.  To save some cost, I undertook to thin the document down to 200 pages which meant losing the Reference Guide section and a few other bits.  I managed it, and got it printed in A5 colour double-sided: another advantage of print shop is that they put a nice binding on it and card front/back cover.

It was a bit of a luxury item, and perhaps I should have done this in 2015 when CAR was hot of the press!  I suspect as we get more extensions then keeping a traditional book format CAR becomes hard compared to wikipedia style Rules so perhaps CARv7.4 is like the Encyclopedia Brittanica. 

Anyway, as my first post I thought I would share some photos and hope it makes Obervet and others feel like proud parents seeing their creation in the real world (well, photos of it anyway)!


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Re: Sometimes you just can't beat a good (physical) book
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 09:07:31 AM »
Wow, that's some stunning awesome work. Love it :)
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Re: Sometimes you just can't beat a good (physical) book
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 06:00:33 AM »
Welcome to the forum storgendibal!

That's some serious work, but it certainly looks like it was worth it!

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Re: Sometimes you just can't beat a good (physical) book
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 07:43:18 AM »
That's awesome!!!

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