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General Plea
« on: December 18, 2015, 01:12:56 AM »
Hello everyone,


Some of you may have seen me post before searching for a copy of the Purple & Black Teacher Meeples from The School expansion.  Although it has been viewed many times I am yet to find any resource to help me on my quest so I thought I'd share my motivation for this quest in the hope that someone might be able to assist me.


My wife has been working as a teacher at the same school for her entire career and is known there to be a big Carcassonne fan.  This summer she is leaving that school as we move for my job.  As a tribute to her time there I was hoping to get her a copy of The School expansion in her school colours and ask the staff there to sign the tiles so that she'd always have a nice memento of her time there which she could be reminded of when we play Carcassonne.  Here's the kicker - her school colours are black & purple...


I would be eternally grateful if anyone could help and if anyone who can speak German might post this on Carcassonne-forum.de to see if they can help too.  I understand that this is a big ask but this community has been so supportive before so I thought I would ask.  I am happy to reimburse any costs and will donate a copy of 'The Tunnel' expansion to the community as a prize for the next tournament.


Thank you for listening and seasons greetings!  :green-meeple: :red-meeple:


Guy

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Re: General Plea
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 02:01:36 AM »
Hi Guy,

Just an idea, but since it's a tribute more than anything, do you think it would be acceptable to use phantoms rather than teachers? They're somewhat easier to get hold of!

Good luck in your quest...

Dan
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PS - You can still post at CarcF in English and most of them will understand it and write back to you in English
« Last Edit: December 18, 2015, 03:41:39 AM by danisthirty »

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Re: General Plea
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 02:38:14 AM »
Hi Guy,

I was on this quest until recently.

I actually just got my purple teacher from Cundco as a spare parts request, but it may have been one of the last ones available.

I spent a very long time searching the internet for a black teacher, contacting lots of eBay and BGG sellers, etc. The thing that eventually worked for me was finding a picture of a black teacher on an Austrian games review website and contacting the person who had written the blog!

If you wanted to try a similar tactic, I'd suggest starting at BGG and contacting any users that have pictures of black or purple teachers. For example:
(CARC_Zoner was once active on this forum as well, but I couldn't get in touch with him when I tried)

I hope that helps as a basic strategy.

Finding the teachers was definitely the most difficult bit of Carcassonne collecting I have done so far. Even with the really rare expansions you can always fall back to paying way too much for them on eBay if all else fails, but the teachers are very elusive! Good luck!

JT

EDIT: I was just looking through my messages from when I was trying to find a black teacher and I remembered that I did manage to find another possible source of a purple one along the way! Try contacting the BGG user Joshx, I believe he still has the purple teacher pictured here: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1159639/carcassonne-school
« Last Edit: December 18, 2015, 02:45:11 AM by JT Atomico »

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Re: General Plea
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 04:35:41 AM »
Hi Guy,

Just an idea, but since it's a tribute more than anything, do you think it would be acceptable to use phantoms rather than teachers? They're somewhat easier to get hold of!



Thanks Dan, it's a good idea and I will do that as a last resort, (the year doesn't end until July so there is plenty of time), but as she is a Carc fan it would be so much better for her to have teacher meeple rather than phantoms.


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