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The Marketplace / Re: WTB: Carcassonne Für 2
« on: Today at 01:51:12 PM »
While I'm waiting for this to arrive (20 days), I've abandoned the postcard idea and gone back to the old reliable mousepad, which is more expensive but also more durable. According to some of my work colleagues, the Chinese New Year shutdown has already begun, so I might be waiting a while, but I think I've managed to place an order for a custom mousepad which I will need to cut down to size. For some reason, the sizing was very finicky. With the image scaled to 100%, it was the full width of a 9.25" mousepad, so I scaled it down to 60% which I'm hoping will be the correct size to fit inside the tin after I trim the edges.

I see from the comments on the German Carcassonne forums that the tile thickness between Carc for 2 and Demospiel are not quite the same. My plan was to add the Demospiel tiles to Carc for 2 to create a C2 travel edition, but we'll see. I'll also have to pick up some 12mm meeples in additional colours on my next MeepleSource order.

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General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: Today at 01:42:11 PM »
When things are sent via a national postal service, once the item leaves the country it is no longer tracked. Your national postal service may or may not provide tracking once it arrives in your country.

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General / Re: Mega-Carcassonne how many base games
« on: Today at 12:01:28 PM »
Good thing that I showed my work! I have fixed my calculations.

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General / Re: WICA: Meeple Stacking
« on: Today at 11:58:27 AM »
Here is the official CarcassonneCentral English translation:
https://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=189

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General / WICA: Meeple Stacking
« on: Today at 11:08:24 AM »
I don't see the rules for Meeple Stacking on Wikicarpedia. Since this has been an official activity at Carcassone fan gatherings, I feel like it deserves a wiki page. HiG even put out official rules for it under the Carcassonne brand name, and Cundco sells 100-packs for this purpose.

https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/view/459879/meeple-stapeln

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General / Re: Mega-Carcassonne how many base games
« on: Today at 10:58:39 AM »
I think it largely depends on how long you want the game to take. Back in the C1 days, Wheel of Fortune came with a full second set of base game tiles, so some people would use both sets of tiles and other people would exclude one set of tiles. The expansions themselves already add a large number of tiles, so there should be plenty to go around. If you want to calculate the actual impact on the game, the math is simple: 72 divided by the number of players will tell you how many extra rounds.

For the 20th Anniversary River combined with River I and River II, you would need 4 lake tiles. I think you have five to choose from, so I would exclude the volcano lake from River II. I'm not especially a fan of the dragon, and excluding the volcano lake means that the dragon doesn't enter the game until later.

After the river source is placed, you have 37 tiles to place until the river is finished (assuming you're not playing with CutCassonne, otherwise add 3 more).
72 tiles in base game
15 tiles in 20th Anniversary Expansion
18 tiles in I&C
24 tiles in T&B
30 tiles in P&D
18 tiles in Tower
12+6=18 tiles in A&M
10 tiles in CK&R
12 tiles in BC&B
18 tiles in H&S
20 tiles in UtBT
6 tiles in Barber-Surgeons
6 German castles
6 German cathedrals
6 crop circles
8 tiles in Ferries
10 tiles in Festival
8 tiles in Flier
6 tiles in Fruit-bearing Trees
8 tiles in Goldmines
6 Japanese buildings
1 labyrinth
8 tiles from Mage & Witch
6 German monasteries
12 tiles in Peasant Revolts
8 tiles in Robber
12 tiles in Signposts
2 Spiel Doch tiles
10 tiles in Tollkeepers
12 tiles in Watchtowers

Subtotal: 396 tiles (assuming everyone plays their abbey)

Number of rounds = total tiles divided by total players
Assuming a 6-player game: 396 / 6 = 66 rounds
Add 3 half-tiles per player = 69 rounds AFTER the River
75 rounds including the River

The base game claims 35 minutes to play 72 tiles, which assumes 2 tiles per minute.
396 + 24 half-tiles + 37 river tiles = 457 tiles
457 tiles / 2 tiles per minute = 228.5 minutes or 3 hours, 48 minutes, and 30 seconds

Some tiles should not take 2 minutes to place, particularly the river tiles, but even after adjusting for that, I think the game is probably long enough with just one set of 72 base tiles.

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General / Re: I love the postman...
« on: Today at 09:09:52 AM »
My C2 collection grew slightly today.




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The Marketplace / WTB: Carcassonne Für 2
« on: Today at 07:03:39 AM »
My money is on its way to the German eBay seller.

I noticed that the mini scoreboard is slightly smaller than a postcard, so I’m looking into getting it printed as one, but I need to use a Chinese company to do it because of the artwork. American companies won’t do it because of licensing issues; Chinese companies don’t care about that.

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The Marketplace / Re: WTB: Carcassonne Für 2
« on: January 25, 2022, 08:09:13 PM »
Thanks kettlefish and kothmann for the info, and big thanks to OneEyedOwl who is making arrangements with the seller on my behalf!

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The Marketplace / Re: WTB: Carcassonne Für 2
« on: January 25, 2022, 04:11:36 PM »
I tried to set up an account, but there's an SMS verification thing and of course my country code is not one of the options.

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The Marketplace / WTB: Carcassonne Für 2
« on: January 25, 2022, 03:07:56 PM »
Regular North American eBay prices are ridiculous. I found this on a German site but I have no idea how to buy it:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/carcassonne-fuer-2-zwei-metallbox/1982127248-23-1893

If anyone is able to hook me up, I would greatly appreciate it.

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General / Re: What are the rarest English C1 Full expansions?
« on: January 25, 2022, 02:55:26 PM »
I think Cathars is the most rare. That and La Porxada were the most difficult for me to obtain.

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General / Re: Meepleflags (Currently not available)
« on: January 22, 2022, 07:03:22 AM »
Just to confuse things, isn’t it actually a 20 sided dice, with the numbers 0 to 9 on two sides each? Back in the old days, when playing RPGs, we painted the numbers of one set white (1-10) and the second set gold (11-20), or you could use two dice  (red and black) to roll 1 to 100.
No, a d10 has just ten sides.


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General / Re: Meepleflags (Currently not available)
« on: January 21, 2022, 11:28:50 PM »


It was my understanding from watching the video at The Gamecrafter that his flags are also laser-cut from wood.

I ordered a set in order to have them for my collection, but I don't expect I will use them, as my d10 method is superior.

What is your D10 Method?
I bought some d10 in the same colours as the meeples. Each time you lap the board, turn the d10 to the next number.


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Unofficial Rules / Re: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis
« on: January 21, 2022, 01:41:44 PM »
I'm going to preface my answer by saying that I don't use this variant in my games because it prevents the next player from having the opportunity to draw the tile in your hand, though I do understand that all players are equally disadvantaged in this way. One of the oldest variants in the game involved wooden tile holders which saw each player having a hand of three tiles to choose from on each turn. The person who came up with this variant made VERY nice tile holders in the shape of city walls. If I were to play with that variant, I would say that each player would have the choice of playing any of the three tiles in their "hand", OR they could play their Abbey tile. I could also see some people deciding that the Abbey tile takes one of three places in your hand until used.

My answer to your question, therefore, would be that the player could choose to play the tile they drew at the end of their previous turn, OR they could play their Abbey, but I would probably require them to play the tile they drew on their next turn.

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