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Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:09:58 PM »
One of the common questions posted on this site is an inquiry into which fan expansions are the general favorites, including a similar post this week.

I'm likely opening myself up to harsh criticisms of my own expansion, but I think it would be helpful to other members and to the authors if we could encourage members (if there is a way) to leave ratings and comments for fan expansions they have printed and used.  Of course, such a rating would only be as helpful as it is honest, and there are bound to be ratings from members who haven't printed and played the expansion.  If possible, maybe we can even add a poll to each download to show how many members have actually printed/played it.  Very few of the downloads have ratings, even though I know them to be great expansions...and I'm as guilty of this as everyone else.

I've downloaded every fan expansion on this site (I believe), but when it comes to actually making tiles, I seem to have much less time.  Knowing which fan expansions are the best received and most recommended could help others like me decide which ones to make next.  I'm curious how others feel about this and whether we could somehow make this work.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 12:43:35 PM »
I agree with this. If you've played a fan expansion, please rate it in the downloads, and possibly review it as well.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 01:58:50 PM »
I've rated some of them.  I haven't played very many though so my rating is dependant upon how much I like the sound of it.  I do rate and leave a comment though when I find one I like.
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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 06:29:45 PM »
Great point.

I don't know if its possible, but would be helpful (I think at least) if the fan expansions could be sorted by certain criteria such as
- number of new tiles
- need for extra figures

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 09:38:40 PM »
I was thinking about adding sub-categories based on number of tiles.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 09:56:47 PM »
I was thinking about adding sub-categories based on number of tiles.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 10:11:31 PM »
I was thinking about adding sub-categories based on number of tiles.

How would that work? Would they only reside under those subcategories or are they more like "tags"?

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 10:12:37 PM »
If you have a tag like system then would it be possible for anyone to tag them with useful sorting terms?

Or at least users with a certain level.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 07:52:00 AM »
I am in the middle of such a project myself.
Have listed all the 165 fan-made expansions and variations in a Excel-sheet and are on my way to write down number of tiles and such things.
Found two of the expansions in the Rules & General section, they must be misplaced.

Have also started to rate them, although I have only printed and played 24 of them.
And that's only expansions that doesn't have a lot of extra tiles.
I will continue to rate even those that I haven't played because that will help me to choose what fan-made expansions I will print next time.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 07:55:38 AM by wicke »
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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 08:51:57 AM »
Found two of the expansions in the Rules & General section, they must be misplaced.
Which ones?
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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 09:16:47 AM »
-Wells
-Reservoirs & Granaries

And only the 1.0 version of Apothecaries and Tithe Barns is included,
not the 2.1 version of Apothecaries, but that may be intentional.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 10:03:04 AM by wicke »

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 05:59:15 AM »

I am in the middle of such a project myself.
Have listed all the 165 fan-made expansions and variations in a Excel-sheet and are on my way to write down number of tiles and such things.

I may be wrong, but I thought kettlefish already posted a similar spreadsheet, listing all fan expansions, tiles, wood, etc.  I believe its scale was beyond just CarcC and CarcF even. Not trying to impede Carc creativity; just thought maybe some of the features you want to include have already been counted or identified, to ease your task.

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 06:45:59 AM »

I am in the middle of such a project myself.
Have listed all the 165 fan-made expansions and variations in a Excel-sheet and are on my way to write down number of tiles and such things.

I may be wrong, but I thought kettlefish already posted a similar spreadsheet, listing all fan expansions, tiles, wood, etc.  I believe its scale was beyond just CarcC and CarcF even. Not trying to impede Carc creativity; just thought maybe some of the features you want to include have already been counted or identified, to ease your task.

At CarcF we have a complete list - by bassdachs (member here at CarcC: markus)

Werkstatt-Workshop - Sonstige-Werkstatt-Anything else Workshop -
Liste inoffizieller Erweiterungen
http://carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=681

In the first post you can find the pdf file:
Liste der In.offiziellen Erweiterungen V08c.pdf
CarcC fan-expansions at page 8-13
But the newest corretion tips are not included yet - latest update was the 22 07 2013.

The workshop is for CarcF members.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 02:39:19 PM by kettlefish, Reason: changed the link to CarcF »

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 11:24:15 PM »
Thanks, but the sheet is not complete, and there are even errors in it and now I am almost finished with my own sheet.
But can someone send that sheet as an Excel file to my email.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2013, 12:58:57 AM by wicke »

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Re: Ratings and Comments on Fan-Made Expansions
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2013, 02:28:15 AM »
I am done with the list of fan-made expansions (variations) and are almost done with rating them.
I will put up my top 10 list here on the forum in a few days.
From now on I will have all fan-made expansions and variations in the same list.
It's just bothersome to have them in two or more different lists.
The only separation I will make is that I will still write variant or expansion in the rules when I do my own expansions.
And of course, not yet completed expansions will be placed in another list.
Talking about that, who will I need to talk to for having some of my expansions from the workshop to a completed download.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 03:57:13 AM by wicke »


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