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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 02:30:13 AM »
@danisthirsty

Wow...I am thrilled and impressed!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-)  :(y)
I will order this exciting book immediately  ^-^

While browsing (I always like to order several things at once on platforms like Amazon), I also came across this book by co-author "Steve Dee".
Does anyone know something about this book?
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B084GGZQZR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&psc=1
Think if I should also order this book ;-)

By the way ;-)
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Thanks BigBoss.

I'm glad you're so excited about the book; I'm very excited about it too! In fact, trying to keep it to myself over the last 11 months has been quite the exercise in self-control. Please can you share the link at CarcF unless it has already been shared there?

I haven't read any of Steve's other books yet, but he has written a few including a strategy guide for the game Hive, Tabletop Tales (a collection of stories about boardgaming) and Ticket to Carcassonne (a book about boardgaming in general including references to many different boardgames, mechanics, types of game and modern boardgaming in general). I'm sure they're just as worthy of a read if you're looking for something else to read. :) :(y)

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 07:14:50 PM »
A few questions:

Will a kindle version be available at some point?  (I only read kindle books nowadays.)

How extensively does this book cover strategy for the expansions?  Does it have any information about the mini-expansions?

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2020, 10:11:35 PM »
Amazing stuff Dan! Huge congratulations!

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2020, 03:05:31 AM »
My copy arrived today  8)

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2020, 04:03:46 AM »
I envy you. You have all the weekend to enjoy it. ;D
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2020, 04:22:05 AM »
My copy arrived today  8)

Wow. That was quick!

Hope you enjoy it :)

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2020, 04:25:43 AM »
I hope that too
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2020, 01:53:29 PM »
Any teaser for the rest of us?  >:D

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2020, 09:22:36 AM »
Sorry I missed this...

A few questions:

Will a kindle version be available at some point?  (I only read kindle books nowadays.)

How extensively does this book cover strategy for the expansions?  Does it have any information about the mini-expansions?

Yes, it should be. I can't say when, but that's certainly intended.

The expansions covered are purely the 1 - 10 major/ boxed expansions (even #7 ;) ) but we didn't include any of the minis or minor expansions. In general, the level of detail varies from expansion to expansion and is probably best described as intermediate to advanced depending on the expansion.

Hope this helps.

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2020, 10:01:34 AM »
@danisthirsty

Wow...I am thrilled and impressed!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-)  :(y)
I will order this exciting book immediately  ^-^

While browsing (I always like to order several things at once on platforms like Amazon), I also came across this book by co-author "Steve Dee".
Does anyone know something about this book?
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B084GGZQZR/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&psc=1
Think if I should also order this book ;-)

By the way ;-)
I wish you a big birthday party - CONGRATULAIONS!
 :yellow-meeple: :neutral-meeple: :brown-meeple: :white-meeple: :orange-meeple: :pink-meeple: :violet-meeple: :gray-meeple: :red-meeple: :green-meeple: :blue-meeple: :black1-meeple:

Thanks BigBoss.

I'm glad you're so excited about the book; I'm very excited about it too! In fact, trying to keep it to myself over the last 11 months has been quite the exercise in self-control. Please can you share the link at CarcF unless it has already been shared there?

I haven't read any of Steve's other books yet, but he has written a few including a strategy guide for the game Hive, Tabletop Tales (a collection of stories about boardgaming) and Ticket to Carcassonne (a book about boardgaming in general including references to many different boardgames, mechanics, types of game and modern boardgaming in general). I'm sure they're just as worthy of a read if you're looking for something else to read. :) :(y)

I am reading it right now while watching the final between Russia and Japan again ;-)

I have added a recomandation topic for your book on CarcF:
https://www.carcassonne-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=273&t=5124&p=69939#p69939

Ha a nice sunday!
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● Carcassonne Στα Κάστρα του Μυστρά (2002) Greek first edition
● Carcassonne - chinese Sur knight kings editions
● ETCOC / WTCOC 2020 commemorative tiles
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2020, 12:08:20 PM »
Buy it on UK or German amazon.
At U.S. it costs more than 160 USD with postage ;-)
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Performance-Alkaline-Batteries-Count/dp/B086Y4FV9J/
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2020, 12:17:11 PM »
Buy it on UK or German amazon.
At U.S. it costs more than 160 USD with postage ;-)
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Performance-Alkaline-Batteries-Count/dp/B086Y4FV9J/

Thanks for reminding us of this Bumshakalala, it was pointed out here that this price is a mistake. Rather an embarrassing one at that, but also one which has been pointed out to Amazon and for some reason they're struggling to put it right.

To explain, Steve has to make the book "live" (i.e. released) whenever he wants to order a copy for himself so that he can see how it looks, but he doesn't want anyone else to buy the book before it's ready so he puts the price up very high to the point that nobody would buy it. Then he can order it at cost for himself as the main listed author (he doesn't have to pay the huge price) and then unrelease it/ switch it out of live and reset the price. He did this one final time just before it was due to be released, and when he reset the price afterwards it did eventually reset to the £7.95 it's supposed to be in the UK and Europe, but apparently it has remained at the "don't buy me!" price in America/ Brazil.

I don't know how complicated it can be to reset a price on Amazon but apparently it's not something that they can fix quickly for the US market. Please accept my apologies for this. Hopefully it will be rectified ASAP. Or sooner.

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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2020, 01:31:37 PM »
You don't need to appologize.
I was working with Amazon and sometimes it's horrible. Some thinks are going quick on "click" some on weekly base.
So I just say:
Good luck.
And congratulation for this book. I'm self educated in Carcassonne. But I have good sparing partner "Adda" in jCloisterZone. She can be sometime verystrong opponent ;-)
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2020, 09:48:50 AM »
Got mine in today!
Tbh I'm not a great strategic player, and don't intend to be, but I like the idea of the book and think it's a great way to delve a bit more into the game!
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Re: The Book of Carcassonne: Strategy, Tips and Tactics
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2020, 12:59:29 PM »
Hope you enjoy it Willem! Please leave a review if so ;)

The US pricing issue should now be fixed for anyone who is interested. Apparently Amazon were very apologetic but didn't explain what had gone wrong or why it had taken so long to fix.


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