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History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:47:10 AM »
I stumbled upon this perfectly concise write-up of the history of Carcassonne. Not just the evolution of the city but also of the name itself. I found the write-up to be incredibly interesting and thought I would share it.

If anyone can add to this thread please do.

History of Carcassonne

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Re: History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 02:12:02 AM »
There is a fantastic map image that I use as my iPad wallpaper. It is available at this link

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Re: History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 06:19:37 AM »
Hmm... rotate that map 90 degrees clockwise and the castle and cathedral are in the same locations as shown on the tiles in the Count expansion.

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Re: History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 09:28:14 AM »
Here comes a part from an interview with Klaus-Jürgen Wrede:

about the development of Carcassonne

"On the occasion of a trip to southern France, where I felt after the track of Cathar followed by the Catholic Church as a heretic I came also to Carcassonne and like the most visitors I was impressed by the magnificent medieval fortification.
There, the idea for a game, in which each round a different medieval landscape developed in the different groups - farmers, monks, Knights and thief - compete for power and influence."

Here is the link to the complete interview - it's in German
Schmidt Spiele - Interview mit Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 12:11:50 PM by kettlefish »

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Re: History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 06:28:25 PM »
Have viewed this site in the past - a lot of good ideas for future expansions!

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Re: History of the Cité of Carcassonne
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 08:53:03 PM »
That's a great resource. I'm already thinking of ideas to incorporate the pig myth.

Maybe when a first player plays a siege or cathars tile on an incomplete city, another player who owns the city can gift their pig meeple to the first player. The first player then effectively has two pig meeples, and the other player can immediately discard the siege tile, along with any followers on it, off of the board and start his next turn.

I'd also like to incorporate the renaissance into an expansion and have Da Vinci followers doing cool stuff. Not sure what stuff they'll be doing yet.
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