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Which of these potential themes excites you most for a Carcassonne game?

Alien Planet
11 (27.5%)
Pretty in Pink
6 (15%)
Trains/ Rail-themed
13 (32.5%)
When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth
10 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 40

Voting closed: April 01, 2023, 10:15:53 AM

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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2023, 11:59:20 PM »
I voted Alien Planet but more in a "alien stuck on Earth during medieval times" sense, not another alien planet.

Another idea for a aesthetics-only special edition may be an edition where the field/farm part on the tiles is made of actual (fake) grass - something like light carpet

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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2023, 12:02:15 AM »
A big box entirely in C1 with all extensions and mini-extensions existing only in C2 or C3 converted to C1!     ^-^

And a special summer/winter extension!   :))

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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2023, 12:54:07 AM »
they would like to create a special limited-edition version of the Carcassonne anniversary edition

I don't know if you all have carefully read what Dan has written:

they want to create a special limited edition version of the Carcassonne anniversary edition.. We can contribute to the THEME of this edition.

Honestly, if it is really ONLY a special edition of the anniversary edition, even if with pink, aliens or dinosaurs, I would be REALLY disappointed!!

Do they really believe that people are interested in buying the x th version of the base game??
For me, to be interested, this would have to include a new expansion, playable with the normal base game!!

The only idea, which I can support so far, is the idea of a summer going into winter theme (=expansion)... playable with the new winter edition (also to be released in 2023)

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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2023, 01:20:11 AM »
It sounds like HiG needs to clarify what sort of things are too far outside the scope. When I think about a special limited edition, I think about the beautiful artwork by Graham Whieldon. I would very much love to have a physical set of that.

The previous limited edition (the medieval book) was beautifully done on the outside, but prohibitively expensive. My primary wish for whatever this 40th anniversary edition looks like is that it would be affordable. It should only be limited in the sense that there is a single print-run.

With the continued advancements in laser-cutting and engraving, I wonder what the cost would be for a wooden-tile edition of Carcassonne. The tiles would not need to be much thicker than they are currently, and I think with the right box design it could be made smaller than the standard box to help economize shipping costs.


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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2023, 01:33:06 AM »
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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2023, 01:40:51 AM »
I didn’t see the poll on Tapatalk. Having reviewed the suggested themes, I’m not excited about any of them. We’ve already had train and prehistoric spin-offs, and the other two don’t make sense to me.

If I had to come up with a theme for embellishing the existing C3 artwork, I would suggest a literary/folk/fairy tale direction. My knowledge of medieval literature is limited to English tales of King Arthur and Robin Hood, but there are many European folk and fairy tales which I think would be familiar to most people.


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Re: Special Edition of Carcassonne for HiG's 40th birthday - IDEAS PLEASE!
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2023, 01:48:43 AM »
A set that includes mythical beasts from European folk-law from countries that publish Carcassonne would be cool. Famous legends like Beowulf, or even the Sasquatch.


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