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Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« on: June 02, 2021, 12:42:11 PM »
I wish for an exclusive Carcassonne Central edition of the Carcassonne game.

So... Be careful what you wish for...

After i posted my wish, Decar actually granted it!
Granted. But unfortunately 73 people want to take part, and only 70 tiles get submitted.  But at least the rules are consistent.

But we started talking on our CarcC discord channel, and several of us got more and more enthusiastic about actually making something like that happen!
So it's still early days in the idea, but i'm thinking the following:
- We have people who are interested to join in sign up
- Everyone gets assigned 1 or more tile(s) from the standard base game (amount depending on the amount of participants)
- Everyone may recreate their tile(s) artistically, with their own input. This can be a simple decoration, a personal memory of Carcassonne or a nice Easter Egg to Carcassonne Central
- For now, no additional rules for the tiles (otherwise you'd get 72 expansions basically)

As i am personally not great with the actual art portion of it (designing the tiles, actually printing them, etc), i think it would be good if we can have a guide available from our forum ranks who can help people with their design. This can be either by posting a guide, or sharing templates, or even going so far as to actually making the design come to life. (note, this is tbd, as i can't offer that myself so would be depending on if someone can/wants to do so and in what capacity).

We can start with the aim for a digital version of it, which can be available for people on the forum to download/print&play.
I'd love to organise an actual printed version of it (even alone due to the fact that i can't print myself), but that is for later.
Also, and this would be especially if we can organise a printed run, Dan came up with the idea of having the contributing members sign a scoreboard. Details tbd, but it can be something we pass around, so everyone who contributes shares in making this a reality.

So.... Dreams of a madman? Or maybe even a visionary (i wouldn't go that far)?
Anyone interested in joining this project?

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 12:50:13 PM »
Sounds like a fun idea, maybe hard to actually bring to fulfillment.
But I guess it's woth a try.
I have absolutely no experience on the artistic side when it comes to developing Carcassonne tiles, but given a comprehensible explanation I would certainly try my best  ;D

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 12:57:49 PM »
I would be interested! But how does one take part in the project? How are tiles assigned? And is it plausible to make the tile in a way I want, or am I required to adhere to a common style? I have no experience in making realistic looking Carcassonne artwork, but I sure could make my own interpretation.
The result would be more mosaic then consistent, but that is what I would actually like about the CarcassonneCentral version of Carcassonne! Everyone to express themselves.  :orange-meeple:
« Last Edit: June 02, 2021, 01:03:02 PM by DIN0 »

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 01:00:04 PM »
This is a really nice idea and I'd love to see the result  :yellow-meeple:

But design isn't my cup of tea so I'll not participate in the process (and anyway, with a recently born second child at home and house move to prepare, time is... Well... A rarity)
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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 01:07:17 PM »
I'd like a CRFR tile please!

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 01:11:31 PM »
Wait, so is this how we get them  :o ? In that case I would like a CCFF splitter.

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 09:59:11 PM »
I'm inn.  ;)
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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 03:56:36 AM »
4 people in for the adventure so far...

Hadn't thought of how to assign tiles necessarily. I'll start making an overview of available tiles later so we can see who's got which :)
Dan, Meepledrone, you areit in too right? :D

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 04:40:47 AM »
Of course. You know I'm it in!!!  ;)
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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2021, 04:54:22 AM »
I would like to join as well :)
My suggestion is to draw tiles (as you would in normal Carcassonne game ;) ) and not choose, one at a time, that will allow more people to join in later on, if not, current participants will draw next ones till it will be completed.
The starting tile could be made last, poll for best candidate based on already made tiles would determine who should do it, same goes for scoring track, or this one could be "patched" together. What you think?
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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2021, 06:28:19 AM »
After the idea was shared, an image came to my mind where artwork of the tiles could be simpler so anyone could contribute... I prepared these samples with Excel...

Maybe the original idea was to stick to C1 or C2, but, just in case, here is a quick example of what you can do just coloring cells and adding some characters to add a little detail...


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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2021, 07:19:11 AM »
I would rather avoid, this being a competition. I would suggest to just keep track of participants and their tiles for now - seems like Willem is already onto it  :D
I am sure we will fill the ranks as time goes on.

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2021, 07:25:24 AM »
After the idea was shared, an image came to my mind where artwork of the tiles could be simpler so anyone could contribute... I prepared these samples with Excel...

Maybe the original idea was to stick to C1 or C2, but, just in case, here is a quick example of what you can do just coloring cells and adding some characters to add a little detail...



These images take me back to my childhood days playing video games on the old 16 bit Atari... Can we add a dragon from the game Adventure??  ;D
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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2021, 07:31:55 AM »
Feel free to do whatever you feel like... but avoid anything that may infringe a 3rd party copyright...

I attached the "tile generator" file... just for fun!  ;)

PS: Copy & Paste is awesome...

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Re: Carcassonne: Carc Central Edition?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2021, 07:32:22 AM »
Hadn't thought of how to assign tiles necessarily. I'll start making an overview of available tiles later so we can see who's got which :)
Dan, Meepledrone, you areit in too right? :D

Totally! Please can I have a straight road? I have a plan...

Of course. You know I'm it in!!!  ;)

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