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Title: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on April 24, 2022, 03:30:54 AM
Dear all!

As requested by several of you last week, here you are a new quiz... If everything goes okay and you behave, I will be posting a new question each Sunday. Some sort of weekend passtime if you like... ;)

Enjoy!

:black1-meeple: :blue-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple: :gray-meeple: :violet-meeple: :pink-meeple: :orange-meeple: :white-meeple: :brown-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on April 24, 2022, 03:31:54 AM
Question #01: Red has two meeples left in their supply and these two gifts cards. If Red draws and places this tile, the player has the following questions:

a) Is it possible for Red to take over the city?
b.1) If possible, what sequence should Red follow?
b.2) If not possible, what sequence should Red follow to score some points for the city at least?
c) How many points would each player score?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on April 24, 2022, 04:37:18 AM
Coool, great, thanks. Going to read to learn rules :( because no idea :D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on April 24, 2022, 12:29:03 PM
It depends on how one interprets the initial statement: I interpreted it as: "Red has this tile in hand, not yet placed"

1) Yes it is!
b.1) Open the left gift, to allow his field meeple into the city cap on the same tile. THEN place the tile. THEN use the tile's feature to double-size his meeple.
c) in this case 0 :yellow-meeple:   12  :red-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on April 24, 2022, 01:25:24 PM
It depends on how one interprets the initial statement: I interpreted it as: "Red has this tile in hand, not yet placed"
Need to send PM to @Meepledrone with answer, not write it public, that we also need to check rules :D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 01, 2022, 06:31:01 AM
You can send me a PM or post your answe on the thread... Time will tell what the right answers are. ;)

Have fun!
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 01, 2022, 06:31:24 AM
Question #02: How many points does Red score for this archbishop at the end of the game?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Doom_Shark on May 01, 2022, 08:11:48 AM
I think I have an answer for Q02...helps that I recently played a game with these expansions together >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 01, 2022, 03:38:36 PM
shouldn't that just be 3 points?  ???
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 01, 2022, 11:25:47 PM
My lips are sealed for the time being... :-X

Have fun!
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: DrMeeple on May 02, 2022, 11:57:29 AM
You aren't Meepledrone anymore... Meeplequiz is your new name hahaha >:D  :blue-meeple: :blue-meeple: :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 02, 2022, 01:26:01 PM
I think Meepleriddler is better for his kind of questions :D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 02, 2022, 03:46:51 PM
Ha ha ha!

The meeple of a thousand names! >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 08, 2022, 02:56:31 AM
Hi there!

Another question, another Sunday!

Enjoy!!!

:yellow-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :brown-meeple: :white-meeple: :orange-meeple: :pink-meeple: :violet-meeple: :gray-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 08, 2022, 02:56:59 AM
Question #03: How many points does Red score for this road at the end of the game?

Note: If anyone asks, the meeple landed on that road with a magic portal. :o

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: williamprime on May 08, 2022, 03:52:46 AM
may i ask what tile that is on far left as I am not familiar with that expansion? (either name of tile or expantion  :red-meeple:)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 08, 2022, 03:54:25 AM
That is a German castle...

Here you are some info on them:

https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Castles_in_Germany (https://wikicarpedia.com/index.php/Castles_in_Germany)

And you can find them here on Cundco:

https://cundco.de/en/mini-expansions/carcassonne/281/carcassonne-3.0-castles-in-germany-de/en?c=47 (https://cundco.de/en/mini-expansions/carcassonne/281/carcassonne-3.0-castles-in-germany-de/en?c=47)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 08, 2022, 05:42:23 AM
7 points I'd say
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 15, 2022, 06:34:35 AM
Hello again!

Hope you are enjoying  great weekend...

Enjoy our next question.

:red-meeple: :gray-meeple: :violet-meeple: :pink-meeple: :orange-meeple: :white-meeple: :brown-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :black1-meeple: :blue-meeple: :green-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 15, 2022, 06:35:06 AM
Question #04: It's Yellow's turn. The player draws the following tile and decides to use this gift on their normal meeple in this city. How many points does each player score?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Doom_Shark on May 15, 2022, 07:23:44 AM
 I've come to the following conclusion:
:yellow-meeple: - 6 points for the gift, 20 for the city
:red-meeple: - nothing!
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 15, 2022, 03:42:23 PM
 :yellow-meeple: 8 points for the cash out. 20 points for the city, as we now have a tie in strength. so 28 points in total
 :red-meeple: 20 points for the city.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: DrMeeple on May 15, 2022, 04:56:26 PM
:yellow-meeple: 8 points for the cash out. 20 points for the city, as we now have a tie in strength. so 28 points in total
 :red-meeple: 20 points for the city.
Answers to Meepledrone send PM please.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 15, 2022, 06:53:39 PM
:yellow-meeple: 8 points for the cash out. 20 points for the city, as we now have a tie in strength. so 28 points in total
 :red-meeple: 20 points for the city.
Answers to Meepledrone send PM please.

to quote Meepledrone himself:

"You can send me a PM or post your answe on the thread... Time will tell what the right answers are. ;) "
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 16, 2022, 01:10:30 AM
This is an open quiz, so you can send me your answers as you like.

I will be posting the answers eventually.  ;)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: DrMeeple on May 16, 2022, 03:33:58 AM
:yellow-meeple: 8 points for the cash out. 20 points for the city, as we now have a tie in strength. so 28 points in total
 :red-meeple: 20 points for the city.
Answers to Meepledrone send PM please.

to quote Meepledrone himself:

"You can send me a PM or post your answe on the thread... Time will tell what the right answers are. ;) "
Hahahaha my mistake sorry


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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: DrMeeple on May 16, 2022, 03:35:33 AM
This is an open quiz, so you can send me your answers as you like.

I will be posting the answers eventually.  ;)
For me PM is a tradition hahaha


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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 22, 2022, 02:30:55 AM
Hello everyone!

It's Sunday again...  ;D

So a new question is here, just waiting for you to enjoy it...

Have fun! ;)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 22, 2022, 02:32:24 AM
Question #05: Red places this abbey. The player has the following questions:
a) Can Red move the ferry and complete the road network?
b) If so, how many points does each player score if you apply the advanced variant rules for the labyrinth?
c) Can Red occupy the abbey with their wagon afterwards?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 22, 2022, 05:15:59 AM
A) No. ferry cannot be moved, because the road did not get extended
b) does not apply
c) does not apply
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Willem on May 22, 2022, 11:01:59 PM
Ah man! I missed this one yesterday. I'll have to wait until Sunday now to answer it
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 23, 2022, 02:15:55 AM
There is no time limit! This is just for fun! Like a Sunday crosswords! ;)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 23, 2022, 03:01:46 AM
will the solutions ever be revealed? :-[ still waiting on easter solutions :-X
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 23, 2022, 06:03:48 AM
will the solutions ever be revealed? :-[ still waiting on easter solutions :-X
Depends and how many questions prepared @Meepledrone for us :D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 23, 2022, 06:58:17 AM
I will be publising some answers soon... I create new questions as I go each week  ^-^
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 29, 2022, 03:12:43 AM
I will celebrate my 5000th post with today's question! 

Hope you are enjoying the Sunday quiz! ^-^

:blue-meeple: :green-meeple: :red-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :black1-meeple: :pink-meeple: :gray-meeple: :violet-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :orange-meeple: :white-meeple: :brown-meeple:
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 29, 2022, 03:13:17 AM
Question #06: Red places this tile. How many points does each player score?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Doom_Shark on May 29, 2022, 07:13:01 AM
 :yellow-meeple: - nothing
 :red-meeple: and :blue-meeple: - 22 points each
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 29, 2022, 11:25:25 AM
:yellow-meeple: - nothing
 :red-meeple: and :blue-meeple: - 22 points each

@Doom_Shark - don't place answer here into comments. Others are watching! Always send answer as PM to Meepledrone
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 29, 2022, 11:27:28 AM
@Meepledrone please, what kind of meeples are there? I'm not sure, if there is Big meeple :(
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 29, 2022, 11:44:39 AM
A red mayor and several normal meeples. No big meeple in this case.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 29, 2022, 01:59:54 PM
Ok. thanks. I was not sure for that perspective of photo.

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 29, 2022, 04:04:47 PM
 :yellow-meeple: 0
 :red-meeple: 22
 :blue-meeple: 22
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 29, 2022, 11:46:29 PM
:yellow-meeple: 0
 :red-meeple: 22
 :blue-meeple: 22
@OneEyedOwl please send this by PM to Meepledrone. Thanks.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 29, 2022, 11:47:26 PM
No problem... This quiz is for open discusion  ^-^
Title: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: DrMeeple on May 30, 2022, 02:10:24 AM
Hahahaha this is a spoiler thread


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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on May 30, 2022, 02:26:46 AM
Maybe... Maybe not... >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on May 30, 2022, 04:30:13 AM
i wish I knew of a way to mark spoilers on this forum  :-X
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 30, 2022, 05:55:03 AM
i wish I knew of a way to mark spoilers on this forum  :-X


@Meepledrone next invention to forum [spoiler] code?


https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?action=mods;search=Spoiler
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on May 30, 2022, 05:56:20 AM
i wish I knew of a way to mark spoilers on this forum  :-X
But it also not quite good because, when click to spoilered text, then it will showed. But better, like now...
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 05, 2022, 02:42:32 AM
Happy Sunday to all!

Here we go again with another quiz question delving into the differences of some differences between C1 and C2.

Hope you enjoy it.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 05, 2022, 02:43:40 AM
Question #07: Red places this tile. If we apply C1 rules, please answer the following questions:
a) How many points does Red score?
b) Can the wagon move to any feature after scoring?
c) What would be different in the previous answers if we apply C2 rules?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on June 05, 2022, 11:56:10 AM
1) applying the rules of 10/2015:
12 tiles*2 for inn +3 (castle) +2*1 (little buildings)=29 points

2) sure, the city on the halfling adjacent works.

3)
3.1) 11 occupied spaces*2+3+2=27 points
3.2) The wagon could also move to the city on the Halfling occupying the same space as the one right next to it.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 11, 2022, 04:04:04 PM
A new question is a-coming!

Are you ready? ;)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 11, 2022, 04:05:19 PM
Question #08: Red places this tile (not the last one of the game). How many points does each player score, if any?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on June 12, 2022, 05:26:53 AM
Which rules? Community or official? :)

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: PapaGeek on June 12, 2022, 05:51:38 AM
If Red places the tile as shown, and places his meeple on the road, Red will score 3 points for the road plus 3 points for the first completed castle feature.  He will also score 4 Ringmaster points for the neighboring Circus and Acrobat tiles. That is a total of 10 Red points.

If however Red decides to place the tile to continue the road at the top or right side of this image, he could place his meeple on top of the Red and Yellow Acrobats, completing the Acrobat feature which would score 10 points for Red and 5 points for yellow.  This makes his castle worth 15 points plus the 4 Ringmaster points.  Total score would then be 29 points for Red and 5 points for Yellow.

PS: I believe that if Red does place the tile and shown, and does not place a Meeple on the road, nobody scores any points!
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 12, 2022, 06:03:12 AM
If Red places the tile as shown, and places his meeple on the road, Red will score 3 points for the road plus 3 points for the first completed castle feature.  He will also score 4 Ringmaster points for the neighboring Circus and Acrobat tiles. That is a total of 10 Red points.

The trick here is to know what happens if Red closes the road as shown without placing a meeple (the player may have none left)...  >:D

If however Red decides to place the tile to continue the road at the top or right side of this image, he could place his meeple on top of the Red and Yellow Acrobats, completing the Acrobat feature which would score 10 points for Red and 5 points for yellow.  This makes his castle worth 15 points plus the 4 Ringmaster points.  Total score would then be 29 points for Red and 5 points for Yellow.

In this scenario, I was interested in the scorings triggered during the current turn.

Two caveats in this case:
* Acrobat pyramids cannot be completed and scored right away.
* Acrobat pyramids do not trigger the scoring of any neighboring castles.

---

I won't disclose some other issues happening in this scenario. Don't want to spoil you the fun. ;)
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 12, 2022, 06:05:24 AM
PS: I believe that if Red does place the tile and shown, and does not place a Meeple on the road, nobody scores any points!

Ahhhhh! I love castles....  ;)

There are soooo many things hidden in the rules hidden in plain sight.... Many moments when you hear a click after re-reading the same words a thousand times. Every word counts... Every clarification is there for a reason...
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on June 12, 2022, 07:00:22 AM
 :red-meeple: 10 Points
0 for the road with german cathedral, triggering castle scoring. the road is worth 6 points, so he gets 6.
4 additional points for the Ringmaster, due to surrounding features of 1 Circus and 1 Acrobat tile.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 19, 2022, 12:04:55 AM
Happy Sunday!!!

Here you are another question... O0
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 19, 2022, 12:05:33 AM
Question #09: Red receives this message. The player has the following questions:
a) Which monastery or monasteries can the player choose to apply the message?
b) How many points will the player score?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: PapaGeek on June 19, 2022, 12:36:23 AM
You can only choose one Monastery.  You will score 7 points for the one in the center and your Meeple will remain on the Monastery.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 19, 2022, 01:58:57 AM
Note the Message is "The Smallest Monastery". ???
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on June 19, 2022, 02:49:34 PM
a) debatable. because he MUST choose the lowest scoring one, we can argue it to be 1. But then the wording of the rules using choose is redundant, thus one could argue the correct answer to be 2.
B) :red-meeple: 5 points. If it now was the end of the game, the monasteries would be incomplete, thus no vineyard bonus.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Challa007 on June 20, 2022, 06:30:13 AM
It is so kind of you @Meepledrone to give us a new quizz every Sunday! Thank you for entertaining the community this way   +1 merit

It's just a pity that it is summertime and I therefore cannot participate  :'(

But as soon as I am back in autumn, I will catch up secretly and prepare for the Advent Quizz >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 20, 2022, 08:31:22 AM
Thanks @Challa007 !

Have fun until autumn! Should I then delay the answers until January 2023? >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Challa007 on June 20, 2022, 01:49:05 PM
Thanks @Challa007 !

Have fun until autumn! Should I then delay the answers until January 2023? >:D

what a great idea  >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 26, 2022, 01:37:51 AM
Yes! It is Sunday again and you all know what this means... >:D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on June 26, 2022, 01:38:24 AM
Question #10: Yellow places this tile completing the city occupied by the Red Mayor. How many points does each player score?

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Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on June 26, 2022, 02:13:54 AM
 :red-meeple: 0
 :yellow-meeple: 8
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: PapaGeek on June 26, 2022, 08:44:19 AM
:red-meeple: 0
 :yellow-meeple: 8
Good catch that the Mayor is there with zero coats of arms, so red’s score is zero!
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on July 03, 2022, 02:44:17 AM
Hope you all are enjoying today!!! 8)

Here is one more question for you...
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on July 03, 2022, 02:44:57 AM
Question #11: Yellow places this tile completing this city and two roads. The player has the following questions:
1) How many points does each player score?
2) Based on this scoring, is this placement a good decision for Yellow? (That is, is Yellow the player scoring the most points from this tile placement?)

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EDIT: Clarified the scope of question #2. Not trying to get a full analysis of possible options and considerations a player may check for a placement like this in a real game.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: PapaGeek on July 03, 2022, 07:18:19 AM
I’ve never played with Watchtowers, so pardon me for taking a wild guess after reading what I believe the rules say:
Blue’s city meeple is on the watchtower tile and will get 8 points for the 4 meeples touching the Watchtower on the left side of the map.
Blue’s road meeple is on the second watchtower tile and will get 6 points for the 3 meeples touching the watchtower on the right side of the map.
Red and yellow do not have any meeples on the watchtowers.
Normal scoring will be 3 points for the Red road and 3 points for the Blue road.
Yellow controls the city with 7 tiles and one coat of arm for 16 points.
Total points will be 17 for Blue, 16 for Yellow, and 3 for Red.

This is not a great decision for Yellow, but Blue would have scored even more points if the CRFR tile, like the basic game start tile, was placed there.  The other thing to consider is that blue would have gotten zero points for his watchtower meeples if the city was never completed. So, a lot of the good or bad would depend on how many tiles remain to be played in this game.

I’ll be following this thread to see if I followed the Rules properly, and now I have another expansion that I will have to buy! Thanks?

Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on July 03, 2022, 11:28:59 AM
Haha, is this: `Based on this scoring, is this placement a good decision for Yellow?` rule question?
We don't know, if Yellow has meeple in supply, we don't know, if it's end of game, etc.
So I'm curiours what is "correct" answer for this question :D
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Meepledrone on July 03, 2022, 01:07:37 PM
Ok. Please read the question as "Is Yellow the player scoring the most points from this tile placement?"
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: OneEyedOwl on July 03, 2022, 03:20:58 PM
1)

The tile placement would finish two road and a city. It would automatically finish the watchtowers as well. So we deal with that first:
 :blue-meeple: 8 Points for the left watchtower, 6 for the right. giving 14 points

now we deal with the rest:  :blue-meeple: 3 Point road, 0 Points for the city; :red-meeple: 3 point road; :yellow-meeple: 16 Point City.

that gives us a total of  :blue-meeple: 17;  :red-meeple: 3;  :yellow-meeple: 16

2) taking your Brackets into account, the answer is no. It can be a useful placement however, depending on the state of the game. e.g. if Yellow has no more meeples left, or it's near the end of the game and red has a slight advantage over yellow.
Title: Re: Sunday Quiz 2022
Post by: Bumsakalaka on July 03, 2022, 11:49:58 PM
Ok. Please read the question as "Is Yellow the player scoring the most points from this tile placement?"

Oh. Cool. Hard weekend :D