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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3705 on: November 06, 2023, 05:59:30 AM »
I just want to chime in that I also just got the Wonders of Humanity mini expansion and Spell Circles mini expansion recently, and I'm not happy that they aren't including rule sheets any more.  What gives?  I saw that I can access the rules online using the QR code, but I also liked having a physical copy on hand.

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3706 on: November 06, 2023, 06:05:49 AM »
I do agree. Not so much to have physical copies available, as I don't mind it too much, but also the large envelopes used.
Especially the WoH comes in a big envelope, even though it doesn't need it.
If there was a rule sheet included, that might justify it hahaha

I guess it is more for being able to use standard sized envelopes
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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3707 on: November 07, 2023, 12:32:08 AM »
Lately the rules have been so poorly written; this gives them the possibility to update the rules and the QR code always goes to the latest version. Even better if they would go to Wikicarpedia. ;)


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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3708 on: November 09, 2023, 04:03:04 AM »
If so we could have our revenge and tweak the rules... Mwahahahaha! >:D

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3709 on: November 09, 2023, 10:35:29 PM »
Got a small delivery yesterday!

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3710 on: November 09, 2023, 10:49:59 PM »
Needed to add something to an Amazon order to get free shipping, so this was what I choose:



The cover is the nicest part of the very thin book. The typesetting is very amateur. There are literally hyperlinks in various places which are completely useless in a printed book.


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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3711 on: November 10, 2023, 01:20:46 AM »
So it's look like self-printing release?
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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3712 on: November 10, 2023, 09:30:18 AM »
Yes, it’s printed on-demand by Amazon from files uploaded by the creator. I did some digging into “Charles River Editors” and found that they have a poor reputation for mining the contents of their books from free online sources. The bibliography is very long. One person on Reddit said that they steal a lot of their content from Wikipedia, but I didn’t see any references to Wikipedia in the bibliography from this particular book. But looking at how many books they’ve released on Amazon, it is a little suspicious.


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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3713 on: November 12, 2023, 11:58:29 AM »
I can think of at least one Carcassonne related book that's available on Amazon that would have been a much better investment!

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3714 on: November 15, 2023, 01:42:36 PM »
I can think of at least one Carcassonne related book that's available on Amazon that would have been a much better investment!

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse?
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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3715 on: November 29, 2023, 01:17:15 PM »
I guess many of us receive a same or similar package these days... :-D

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3716 on: November 29, 2023, 01:54:21 PM »
I was not happy when my copy of The Bets came with no foil. The same happens for The Drawbridges?
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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3717 on: November 29, 2023, 09:58:06 PM »
I guess many of us receive a same or similar package these days... :-D
Mine hasn't even left Germany yet and it was posted about 12 hours after the sale started. Lol.

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3718 on: November 30, 2023, 02:36:45 AM »
I was not happy when my copy of The Bets came with no foil. The same happens for The Drawbridges?

Yes, The Drawbridges were in no foil, just with a supporting cardboard, yet they arrived intact and well. What puzzles (annoys) me is that the rules are not included. There is a neat piece of paper which only bears a QR beside some illustrative words and pictures. I assume it is result of the rush with the publishing and at the same time fine tuning the rules because The Bets, a previous miniexpansion that I bought, came with a rule sheet.

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Re: I love the postman...
« Reply #3719 on: November 30, 2023, 10:56:16 AM »
Good to see Advent orders arriving!

I think the QR code instead of the physical rules might be something we'll be seeing more from now on.
WoH and Spell Circles also came without rules but only with QR codes on the envelopes.


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