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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2024, 02:59:41 AM »
Here is our largest game so far... List of extensions here under.
The game took a whole day, and I don't think we'll play such a game any time soon, unless I find a partner who loves those big games as much as I do...
It was way too long for my gf, and she lost it when I used the a strategy similar to the Abbot loop scoring strategy ( https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=6608.0 ) in order to place meeple as abbots on every special monastery during the last turns of the game.

As my score was a few hundreds below hers, the synod gift allowed me to place a meeple as an abbot on special monastery, continue one of her feature, collect the last gift card (the one I just used) and start again with every meeple in order to score big points at the end of the game...

Also, I had the longest road and largest city, allowing me to score 99 points for cities and 134 for roads!

I hope we didn't make too much mistakes about the rules interactions  ;D

Game ended with 2147 to 2006 points.



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Mini #4 - The Goldmines
Mini #5 - Mage & Witch
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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2024, 05:48:30 AM »
Game ended with 2147 to 2006 points.
Wow!  Very close for such a big game!

Great landscape.  Had to open it in another window to zoom in and browse around!  Also love the arrow hole created by the halflings.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2024, 06:00:02 AM »
I'm a bit late getting this posted, but I the annual birthday game with my family using Zoom and playingcards.io.  Here are the photos of players, final landscape before/after scoring:



(full-size here).


(full-size here).

We used an 89-tile mix (base game + Inns - 1 Cathedral), so each player had 22 turns.  We also used bridges, and my  pennant keepers and Collectives variants.

As usual, I came in last place, but it was a VERY close game.  No one was able to connect the two Black fields at the bottom, so Black held on for the win.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2024, 06:49:45 AM by kothmann »

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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2024, 11:40:40 AM »
We also used ... my  pennant keepers and Collectives variants.

Thank you for these very interesting ideas.

Usually we play with T&B and I&C as a standard.
We'll go on vacation this month, so I'm going to pack my Travel Edition.
Your ideas make great substitutes. :)

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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2024, 11:05:51 PM »
Game ended with 2147 to 2006 points.
Wow!  Very close for such a big game!

We noticed most big games here have very close results actually, as blocking an opponent meeple becomes irrelevant in such a game (all tiles configurations exists in the game and we both have way enough meeple to use even if we have to wait for a particular tile to be drawn) ans as we both have many opportunities to score and even share majority. I would even say a 141 points gap is an unusually large difference between us :D
Also, we are both players of the same level I'd say, so none of us can really take a big advantage.


And yes, the arrow gap is a nice one, I only noticed it when I took the picture!

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Re: I Love the Landscape!
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2024, 02:27:23 AM »
Inspired by the I Love the Postman thread, I thought it would be fun to start a thread for posting end-of-game photo(s).  Add whatever details you want, or just the photo(s).  No game is too big or too small--all Carcassonne Landscapes are beautiful!  Also feel free to add photos of the players if you have them--all Carcassonne players are beautiful, too!

+merit for this wonderful idea! I've got a fair bit of catching up to do but I'm very much looking forward to going through this thread. Thanks in advance to everyone who has shared their photos... :(y) :)


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