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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2019, 02:04:11 AM »
Our brains always trick us...  >:D

I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

One again, congratulations to Vital Pluymers and all the participants for their stamina.   O0
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #106 on: December 30, 2019, 07:43:34 AM »
I have seen that I count wrong and it was a pleasure anyway

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2019, 07:44:00 AM »
Our brains always trick us...  >:D

I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

One again, congratulations to Vital Pluymers and all the participants for their stamina.   O0
I really enjoyed participating. It was the first thing I did every morning  8)

One merit for you for challenging me for almost a full month!  ;D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2019, 08:11:37 AM »
Congratulations to Vital Pluymers, the other participants, and to meepledrone for running this so efficiently.

I must admit if I'd taken a little more care, and looked more carefully at the actual tiles and figures in the images, before submitting my answers, I might have got a few more correct - I now see I missed a couple of halfling tiles filling a whole tile space, and know I nearly missed a hill and besiegers tile early on. According to my notes I thought I'd got the last question scored correctly, but maybe just added the numbers up wrongly!

Actually, I'm pleased with 5th, as I don't actually play with most of the expansions included in the questions! The wiki helped quite a bit, though!

My question here is if the quiz helped you learn a bit about some expansions and you would like to try them in a game.

Were there any common misconceptions about the scoring in any of the questions, meepledrone?

To answer your question, I had a look at the questions with correct answers under 50%.

Some of the mistakes in the answers were caused by lapses in the tongue, so to speak. You can see the participants knew the rules but a calculation error got in the way, or they didn't pay attention to the small details: hills, vineyards, cities connected with a bridge to other fields, cities under siege...

Some other questions reveal some issues with particular concepts or certain expansions:
* Features scored by segments and not by unique tiles (with the exception of German cathedrals): this has affected roads with loops, bridges, tunnels, tiles with several road segments... where the tiles were counted several times by mistake. This affected also questions with cities.
* The barn: some participants had some issues with the scoring a field (with a pig added in the last second!) connected to another one with a barn
* Castles: some participants have issues with what points a castle can get from the feature triggering its scoring.
   - Castles can only get feature-related points.
   - Castles cannot get figure-related points such as the fairy.
   - Mayors on castles score 0 points: the lack of coats of arms renders them useless.
* Hills as majority tie-breakers: not considered by some of the participants in there scoring.
* Big Top points: some participants applied the Big Top points to non-meeple figures.
* Mage & Witch: some participants didn't know how to apply these modifiers or what features could be affected.
   - The Wizard on an incomplete road with inns at the end of a game (The same would happen with an incomplete city with a cathedral.) 
   - The Witch on a road when combined with other modifiers and bonus (Markets of Leipzig)
   - The Witch applied to features other than roads or cities (The rules do not consider this)
* German cathedrals: the scoring of the road and the archbishop became an issue for some of the participants.
* Watchtowers: some participants didn't know who gets the watchtower bonus when scoring the feature containing a watchtower.

I hope this satisfies your curiosity.  O0

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2019, 11:40:13 AM »
Our brains always trick us...  >:D

I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

One again, congratulations to Vital Pluymers and all the participants for their stamina.   O0
I really enjoyed participating. It was the first thing I did every morning  8)

One merit for you for challenging me for almost a full month!  ;D

Thank you, Vital!  ;D

You are encouraging me to prepare more challenges

Suffering is living, right?  >:D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #110 on: December 31, 2019, 12:12:51 PM »
I gladly participated in the game and enjoyed it. Thanks to Mepleedone for giving us the opportunity to play differently and to discover some carcassonne rules.
Best wishes for a good 2020 year full of new expansions.

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #111 on: December 31, 2019, 12:22:42 PM »
I hope this satisfies your curiosity.  O0

Yes, many thanks.

By the way, would the result have been any different if just a straight 1 was awarded for a correct answer?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #112 on: December 31, 2019, 02:52:14 PM »
Hi wolnic!

Here you are an exercise comparing the rankings. The left table is the resulting ranking with 1 point for each correct answer, so participants get no extra points for responding early with a right answer. Total time-to-respond is used as a tie-breaker.

The winner doesn't change but the order of some participants vary as no early responses compensate for their errors in other questions.

You stay on the fifth position  8)

Let me know your thoughts.  ;D

Happy New Year!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #113 on: December 31, 2019, 04:17:39 PM »
I prefer the left table hahaha

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #114 on: December 31, 2019, 04:50:30 PM »
I see...  >:D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #115 on: January 01, 2020, 05:36:58 AM »
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Suffering is living, right?

Hi Meepledrone - thanks for the excellent set of questions that had me putting WikiCarpedia to good use, it's a pity my powers of observation were not good enough to spot some of the subtleties in the different scenarios.   At least I now know to look out for hills and halflings in future...

Best wishes for 2020
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #116 on: January 01, 2020, 05:52:52 AM »
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Suffering is living, right?

Hi Meepledrone - thanks for the excellent set of questions that had me putting WikiCarpedia to good use, it's a pity my powers of observation were not good enough to spot some of the subtleties in the different scenarios.   At least I now know to look out for hills and halflings in future...

Best wishes for 2020
I LOVE the image! How do you do?

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #117 on: January 01, 2020, 06:14:03 AM »
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Suffering is living, right?

Hi Meepledrone - thanks for the excellent set of questions that had me putting WikiCarpedia to good use, it's a pity my powers of observation were not good enough to spot some of the subtleties in the different scenarios.   At least I now know to look out for hills and halflings in future...

Best wishes for 2020




WOW, dronedrone!

It makes me really happy you liked it so much!!!  ;D

Thank you so much.

All the best for 2020!

PS: I didn't think hills were going to be such a source of problems...  ;)

On the other hand I was ready for the controversy around Halflings... That little triangular gate to Carcassonne hell.  :o

- The Grinch: ...And they are sooooo YUMMY!!!!
- Meepledrone: Who said that?
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #118 on: January 01, 2020, 06:16:44 AM »
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Suffering is living, right?

Hi Meepledrone - thanks for the excellent set of questions that had me putting WikiCarpedia to good use, it's a pity my powers of observation were not good enough to spot some of the subtleties in the different scenarios.   At least I now know to look out for hills and halflings in future...

Best wishes for 2020
I LOVE the image! How do you do?

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You are in no position to ask anyone for any information until you share your sleeving techniques...  >:D >:D >:D >:D

Happy New Year!!!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXIX
« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2020, 01:20:05 PM »
Important message to the participants

- Santa Claus: If you are participating in the quiz, remember you have three important missions:
   1. Reply to the questions or even catch up if your duties kept you busy.
   2. Please send Meepledrone a PM with your full address if you haven't done so et, so he can send by mail the prize to the winner and a little something to the rest of the participants.
- Santa Claus: ... And remember that our last quiz question will be tomorrow, December 24th.
- Snowman: Er... I just counted two missions...
- Santa Claus: Ah yes...
   3. Have fun, always!!!  ;D
- Snowman: Now I think we are done!  O0

Important message to the participants

- Santa Claus: Dear participants! A little something was mailed today for those who sent their address to Meepledrone... He will be in charge of menial tasks like this one while we, the Meeple Council, are on vacation.
- Meepledrone: Never more delighted to be of service!  >:(
- Santa Claus: So keep an eye on your mailboxes, including our winner... (to Meepledrone) You may retire...
- Meepledrone: (bowing) Master...
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 01:23:49 PM by Meepledrone »


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