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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2022, 03:38:35 AM »
...but I always imagine an invisible UFO parked at the crossroads blocking the way  ;D
It helps me sleep soundly at night.

The tile that wolnic posted (the first one) is actually quite nice! I like the yin-yang visual.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2022, 02:04:01 PM »
I made up the following for personal use ... is this the sort of thing you were thinking of?
Great tile!  Like an updated version of the original Inns & Cathedrals CRCR tile, which we always play as a single road.

But what I was actually thinking of would be a bit different, because I want the farm between the two separate cities on the CCRR tile to be isolated from the corner between the two roads.  So you could put a farmer on the tiny patch of grass with a maximum possible score of 6.  It wouldn't make sense to have a tiny farm where you have a well on the CRCR tile, because then the roads would enter each city twice.

my least favourite tile is the 3 FRRR tile from CC1. The tile shows 1 road with 3 different branches, but the clarifications told us that they are 3 separated branches. I don't like that, and therefore I don't like this tile
Right.  Like the original CRCR tile in I&C.  Agree this is awful.  I don't have CC1 but would definitely play that as a single road.

I agree with the "visual game" rule, but also want some (not too many) realism constraints.

Also, as I was thinking about this today, I wondered whether there are any tiles with a single road segment, so you could place and score a farmer for 1 point in a turn?  I think a CCFF tile with separate city segments and a single short road connecting them would be cool.  Could place a farmer (between road and cities for max score 6, or outside the road for a potentially bigger farm) or a thief for an immediate score of 1!


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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2022, 09:45:56 PM »
The ugliness!  :o
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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2022, 09:58:42 PM »
The ugliness!  :o
And also worthless.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2022, 01:29:16 AM »
Halflings...my thoughts on these tiles are well known.

Lovely idea... breaks the game.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2022, 02:36:52 AM »
Yesterday I used the C1 version of Princess & Dragon for the first time since I've started playing Carcassonne. Oh the horror...



The C2 version of this tile is also ugly but is definitely less ugly and, in fact, never hurt my eyes before:


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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2022, 08:53:20 AM »
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The ugliness!  :o

And also worthless.
It would be, but there are the special variant rules  8) saving this item.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2022, 09:43:46 AM »
Old art = darmstadtium

New art = the sign post tile with the bridge over the city.  All the sign posts tiles are ugly.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2022, 11:01:09 PM »
Can't argue about the signposts, but a lesser known fact about the darmstadtium is that it is built around a medieval fortification (which you can see in the tile), so it is not simply a modern building in Carcassonne. Maybe this will ease your dislike.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2022, 05:32:04 AM »
I didn't know that.

To be honest, when I first saw the tile I thought it was a sled carrying rocks.  I didn't know it was a real building until I read about it.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2023, 08:43:30 AM »
Yesterday I've played The City Gates for the first time in my life and... well, I have a new answer for this thread: ANYTHING from it! To be more specific, here's the updated chart of the three most absolute ugliest tiles in all Carcassonne, according to me:

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2023, 09:24:16 AM »
this is the one i hate, i never know how to place it

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2023, 10:05:28 AM »
Haha oldbonz - I assure you; they're much better when they've been turned over.

BBG, In the game's defense the City Gates tiles were produced as a print and play by a fan and selected by HiG to be published on their website as a fan-expansion.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2023, 11:59:17 PM »
Bazaar. Auctions makes the game much longer and they are not suitable for this game.
Also, the official rules of the bazaar is just so bad. Auctions meant to counter the randomness of drawing tiles but it ends up giving great advantages to the player who pick the tiles first.

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Re: What is your least favorite tile?
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2023, 10:21:34 AM »
Here’s a fun way to use the Bazaar tiles (shameless self promotion):
https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=6193.msg89885#msg89885

And wood bits make a lovely alternative to City Gates:
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/115962/variant-7-city-gates-walls-tb-tiles-surrogate

I would be able to overlook how ugly the cCCF princess tile is if it had been a mirror image (CCcF) to complement the cCCF tile of I&C.  >:D


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