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General / Vision of the Future?
« on: September 10, 2023, 06:19:38 AM »
Hi, all!  I just had an incredible dream.  I was pulling out tiles to start a game of Carcassonne, and one of the tiles "TURNED ON!"  It was a double-tile, and it had a little switch on the top edge like an iPad.  When clicked on, it actually displayed images of how to play the tile!  Unfortunately, I woke up before seeing what the full artwork or mechanics entailed, but it got me wondering.  What will Carcassonne of the future look like?  If we or machines don't wipe ourselves out, what amazing technology might exist a hundred years from now?  Carc tiles with moving artwork (an actual flowing river or tiny people bustling about in a busy city)?  A connected device could play audio: when you play a dragon tile, it roars.  And tiny tile sensors could track the dragon token's movement and make chomping sounds when it eats your meeple.  Or will everything be holographic like Star Wars chess?  Or better yet, imagine a Star Trek type holo-deck experience where you interact with visuals from the game (although I'm not sure I'd want to interact with a life-size dragon)! 

If anyone has a time machine, kindly pop into the future, check it out, and come back and tell us what Carcassonne of the future looks like.  I'm curious.  Anyone else?

General / Board Games T-shirts
« on: July 21, 2021, 03:44:52 PM »
This randomly came up in my email today.  First time I ever saw a kickstarter for t-shirts, but I like some of the choices, especially this one!
Here's the link if anyone's interested:

Unofficial Rules / Whirlwind (portal) into a Besieged City?
« on: July 17, 2020, 02:42:26 PM »
Please excuse my ignorance, but I was playing Ark of the Covenant with fan-made expansions The Great Whirlwind and The Walls of Jericho (by the way, great job, Scott!  Also love the Jordan River!).  Anyway I besieged my opponent's city, whereupon he immediately lost his prophet.  Would it be possible for either of us to whirlwind back into the city at a later point to finish then claim the city points (albeit at half value)?  I would imagine this question would also apply to Cathars and Portals in the original version.
 Thanks for any clarification.  Loving the wonderful world of Carcassonne and its awesome community!

General / Winter Edition
« on: April 21, 2020, 11:59:56 AM »
I recently bought the Carcassonne Big Box and liked it so much that I'm trying to get all the related games that I can find.  I picked up the newer expansions, but the older ones are proving a challenge.  In particular, the Winter Edition, which looks awesome, is currently priced at over $129 on Amazon and eBay.  However, I also see it for about $30 on the websites DHgate and Fun Toy Shop.  Does anybody know if these are legitimate/reliable websites?  I'd really like to pick up the game but not at the expense of my online/financial security.  Thanks for any help you all can give!  Really liking Carcassonne Central and looking forward to adding some fan expansions soon!

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