How well do The Cathedrals and The Crop Circles play together?

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Cathedrals & Crop Circles: Element Match-Ups #6
« on: October 23, 2015, 02:14:31 PM »
Element Match-Ups is a new series of weekly challenges for all members of CarcassonneCentral. Each week, an element from a large expansion will be matched up with an element from a small expansion. Your job: try it out and let everybody know what you think about the pair. Consider this a quasi-scientific survey in that you are only playing with these two elements and the base game — nothing else! Otherwise the results will be skewed. You have a week to try the match-up from the time the match is announced until the next match is announced (which usually occurs sometime between Friday and Saturday, depending on time zone).

This week our elements are THE CATHEDRALS (from Inns & Cathedrals [Expansion #1]) and THE CROP CIRCLES (I or II) (Carcassonne Mini #7). The Cathedrals are one of the most fundamentally basic features in the game. Basically, a City with a Cathedral is worth +1 point per tile or pennant. If the City is incomplete at game end, though, the entire endeavour is worthless! Crop Circles, meanwhile, are a bit more complicated. Players have the option to either force everybody to boot a Follower of one of their features (the feature must match the feature "hidden" in the wheat field) or double-up the number of Followers in said feature. It is every players' choice which Follower gets booted/boosted. Considering there are two tiles in Crop Circles that deal directly with Cities, this could prove potentially dangerous for City-wars. Let's see...

The elements are set, the challenge is issued, and now it is for you to decide whether these elements work well together or are terrible companions. Summarise your experience below in however much detail you wish, and feel free to share any strategic advice you have for other players taking the challenge.

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