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by Decar
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Trapped either way
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Trapped either way

Here's an example I saw on twitter: XXXX XXXX RRFF RRFF XXXX CCFF+ XXXX CCRR+ CFCFs CCCC XXXX CCCR+ XXXX CCFF+ CCCR+ CCRR The only tile that fits the top hole is: CCCR CCCR - but the CCCC file is already used. The tiles that fill the bottom hole are: CCCR CCCR CCCF CCCF In this case there's no possi...
by Decar
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Play Carcassonne UK
Topic: Welcome to Play Carcassonne UK
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Welcome to Play Carcassonne UK

Changing your notification settings I recommend changing your notification settings, so that you receive emails when someone replies to you on the forum. The forum sends you notifications if you subscribe to threads, but I recommend doing this automatically: Click your avatar Click User Control Pan...
by Decar
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts

Thanks Wally, I was quite happy how they worked on the forum too: https://playcarcassonne.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=38#p38 I was able to quickly build up an example. Just have to find a use for this now: :lol: CFCF Making Tables You can make tables using the following tags: [table][/table] [tr][/tr] [td...
by Decar
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions—Meet the members
Topic: wallaceprime
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: wallaceprime

Great to have you join the forum Wally, and thank you so much for representing the UK, as well as providing your detailed backstory. Your development project sounds very interesting, I hope you can share some of its developments here. With the information you collect, we may have an AlphaZero level ...
by Decar
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Trapped either way
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Trapped either way

Here's another simple example of a 2 tile trap: CCFF CCCF CCFF FFRR CFCF XXXX XXXX FFRR CCFF CRRF FFRR This one relies on there only being a few tile that fits in each empty square. On the LEFT only the CRRF tile fits: CRRF If you play that there is not tile that completes the RIGHT. On the RIGHT on...
by Decar
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Tile whispering
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Tile whispering

Very early on in a recent game on BoardGameArena I encountered the following defensive move: http://tehill.net/carcassonne/strategy/whisper/Whisper3.png It's the Red player's turn. They have the following tile to play: FFRR - FFRR I think a novice player would probably work on their cloister, or per...
by Decar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Building Dangos
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Building Dangos

A Dango is a Japanese dumpling. If you play the game of Go, the term "Dango" is often used to describe a clump or mass of stones. The basic issue with a Dango is that they are a really ineffective use of stones. Here's an example: http://tehill.net/carcassonne/strategy/GoDango.png You can ...
by Decar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts

Base Game CCCC+ CCCF+ CCCF CCCR+ CCCR CCCC+ CCCF+ CCCF CCCR+ CCCR [tile]CCCC+[/tile] [tile]CCCF+[/tile] [tile]CCCF[/tile] [tile]CCCR+[/tile] [tile]CCCR[/tile] CCFF+ CCFF CCFFs CCRR+ CCRR CCFF+ CCFF CCFFs CCRR+ CCRR [tile]CCFF+[/tile] [tile]CCFF[/tile] [tile]CCFFs[/tile] [tile]CCRR+[/tile] [tile]CCR...
by Decar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Trapped either way
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Trapped either way

Someone brought this scenario to my attention, it's pretty crazy, but these shapes come up from time to time, and not talked about very often. https://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/strategy/DIYDDIYD.png What stands out for me, is that you're basically trapped either way: On the LHS: The remaining tiles...
by Decar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Tile BBCode to insert tiles into your posts

You can insert tiles into your posts using the following BBCode: [tile]{Tile codes}[/tile] There is also a tile button in the editor for quick access. For example: [tile]CRRR[/tile] Displays: CRRR Rotate tiles You can rotate tiles using the rotate parameter. For example: [tile rotate=270]CRRR[/tile]...
by Decar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Eggs in one basket
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Eggs in one basket

During a recent game on BoardGameArena, I had the opportunity to witness a series of unfortunate events that could have been avoided. I think it serves as a good example of tactical play by demonstrating what to avoid and how control it during games! I know I've done it several times and certainly w...
by Decar
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition

A few websites to preorder, in no particular order. Boardgameguru - £40 + £3.75 postage https://www.boardgameguru.co.uk/carcassonne-20th-anniversary-edition-101422-p.asp Zatu - £43 + £3 postage... buy 5 for 5% off etc Board game hut - £46 free postage https://www.theboardgamehut.co.uk/product/carcas...
by Decar
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Announcements and News
Topic: Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Carcassonne 20th Anniversary Edition

This is a little graphic I made up that explains the rules in brief:
by Decar
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Strategy and Tactics
Topic: Learning to play Carcassonne
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Learning to play Carcassonne

An introductory guide to Carcassonne

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(Dots have gardens if you play with Abbots)