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Official Rules / Clarification of rules v6.2 pdf
« on: April 04, 2013, 07:41:13 AM »
I have been reading through the detailed PDF here with all the updated and expanded rules, and I must say I've learned a lot, some of it quite surprising. I've been playing for years, but the little rule pamphlets that came with the boxes my group has don't cover nearly as much as this...

For example, apparently cathedrals kill cities if they are not completed by the end of the game. This seems to contradict the basic game rules that say all unfinished cities score 1 point per tile/pennant. Same with inns on roads. We've always scored them as 1 point each for unfinished at the end game as if the features simply aren't there. Why is it that inns and cathedrals kill scores like this?  :o

Also it was pointed out to me that having shrines means you can't put cloisters near them. But the rule pamphlet that came with our box only said that whichever feature finished first scored, nothing about one preventing the other from being placed at all.  ???

I'm still reading through the rule PDF here, so I'll probably run into more surprising rules changes. Makes me feel kinda like a noob again, finding out about things that change the way we've been playing and didn't know about all this time.  :-[
There are probably a lot of people out there who don't know about these new rules that would be surprised to find out things they've been doing wrong.  :-\

Update: OK these rules for the king and Barron are very different. We've always played that in order to get the king or robber you have to be the OWNER of the largest city or longest road. You can't just cap someone else's feature and win the king or robber that way. You have to own the feature.  We might end up making that a house rule now. >:(

Update 2: we never knew you were only supposed to use one river when playing with both river expansions, and so we've always played with two rivers. Do we really have to stop doing that to be taken seriously now or can we play with two rivers? It's always worked fine for us...

Reviews & Session Reports / Carcassonne Summer Game
« on: April 03, 2013, 08:30:00 AM »
Hello everyone, Tyroq the farmer here. I dug up some pics of a Carcassonne game my group played last June. I wish I had more to share with you, but it didn't occur to us to document our games with more pics. Anyway, this was a Sunday afternoon Mega game with several expansions, but not all. So far it is our 2nd highest record score. I don't have pics of the highest.
This game finished with 861 to 734 to 517. Blue won, I was second, and grey last.

Sorry for the glare. Do you see our homemade piece?

It's a very handy one.  ;)

Anyway I'll try to get more and better pics next game we play.  :)

General / It's Over Nine.... Hundred?
« on: April 03, 2013, 08:03:09 AM »
Hello everyone, Tyroq the farmer here. And I was wondering what you all end up seeing as high scores in your games and tournaments. I have a small group I regularly play with, but being rural Iowa there's not a lot of outside contact for us to compare with the rest of the world. There came a time when we had to print new score tiles because we were running out. Has that ever happened to you?

Our highest scoring game was a 3-person mega-game on January 4th of this year. It ended at 916 to 892 to 782, with me on top.  O0

So how do you all normally fare? Post high scores here!  8)
Has anyone scored over a thousand?  :o

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