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Greg R.
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Hi guys! So if your like me, you love Concordia and think its a fantastic game but the wooden bits totally kill the theme. Because I love this game so much, I want to get some nice replacement bits to boost that "I'm a Roman Merchant family" feel. I'm planning my "pimp job" and have come up with this:

Replacing boat "colonists" with plastic ones from Catan Seafarers.


http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/catan-all-ab...
I figure I'll paint the sails on the brown ones the player colors or maybe paint all of it (hulls brown, sails colored).

Replacing person "colonist" with wagons from Struggle For Rome by Mayfair Games.



The "person colonist" just doesn't fit to me. A covered wagon though makes more historical sense. Traveling to the new city with my wagon full of wares ready to set up shop. Hopefully I can buy spares from Mayfair because I really don't want to cannibalize my copy of the real game. I know Civilization has wagons but I haven't found where I can order just the wagons. If anyone knows where I can get mini wagons like these please let me know.

Replacing the coins with metal "Roman" coins from Conquistador Games.



These things are awesome and I can't wait to here the clinking sound the coins make during play.

Replacing the houses with something more "themey". I've searched for roman buildings and have come up with not much. If anyone can suggest a part that I can use, awesome. Otherwise, I'll keep searching.


The wooden goods bits are great so I won't replace them. If anyone else is planning on pimping out their copy, please reply with your plans. Also, if anyone can help with finding roman houses/building, I will love you forever!!!

Thanks for reading!
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
Hi guys! So if your like me, you love Concordia and think its a fantastic game but the wooden bits totally kill the theme.

I'm like you.
I'm like you.
I'm the exact opposite of you.

Wooden bits kill the theme? Plastic makes my flesh creep.
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Big Bad Lex wrote:


Wooden bits kill the theme? Plastic makes my flesh creep.

Meh, personal preference. The wooden bits are too abstract for my liking in this particular game. Wooden bits are great but I think Concordia would benefit aesthetically from a plastic make-over!
 
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How about:

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/pantheon

or

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/hovel-green

They are grey and green, but you can paint them.
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ok...the player's colors in the game are R,G,Y and Black...if I used plastic mini's, in sets, but of diff colors...would it work? are there other things needed when you play that require the orig 4 colors to be used? (like cards, map loactions, tokens, etc.)...want to check before I buy...thanks...
 
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John_VW wrote:
ok...the player's colors in the game are R,G,Y and Black...if I used plastic mini's, in sets, but of diff colors...would it work? are there other things needed when you play that require the orig 4 colors to be used? (like cards, map locations, tokens, etc.)...want to check before I buy...thanks...

Red, Green, Black, Yellow and Blue.
Per color, there are 3 boats, 3 land "colonists", 15 houses and a scoring marker. I'm not going to bother with the scoring token. There's nothing else that I feel needs pimping. I'm upgrading the coins but you don't have too. The coins are fine are they are.
 
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Yldarr wrote:

I found both of these in a google search earlier. The Pantheon is too big but I might consider the hovel. Thanks for your reply!
 
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
Yldarr wrote:

I found both of these in a google search earlier. The Pantheon is too big but I might consider the hovel. Thanks for your reply!
I ordered the pantheons for my Antike game!!! (already have ships, legions)
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
Hi guys! So if
your like me, you love Concordia and think its a fantastic game but the
wooden bits totally kill the theme. Because I love this game so much, I
want to get some nice replacement bits to boost that "I'm a Roman
Merchant family" feel.
I also like Concordia very much but i can't find any theme on it. I don't think that any theme was killed by wooden bits.
 
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I don't know, I'm kind of on the fence about theming.

On the one hand, I do feel like a rich noble trying my best to occupy regions, using my workforce to help with the ins and outs, but on the other, the incorporation of the Gods into the game does seem a bit of a stretch. No complaints here, just a feeling.

However, I applaud the addition of the informative historic look at the time period with the rulebook. I don't know European history very well, so it's cool to be educated as I learn the game's inspiration.

I find the money flow to be very appropriate. I never found myself strapped for cash, even when spending a lot turn after turn. Seems to make sense considering the rich noble thing. In some games, I'd be agonizing over my funds. Not this one. Plenty of ways to make sesterstii... sestertii... sester... eh, money!

Speaking of which, I think I may also find some cool coin upgrades, though I like the thick stock and visuals they used for the game.

What I may do is find a neat antique bowl of some sort to put the coins in. ...and maybe another for the goods. Dumping them out on the table just seems... uncivilized... for such great nobles as my wife and I.

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Occupy Boardwalk wrote:
I don't know, I'm kind of on the fence about theming.

On the one hand, I do feel like a rich noble trying my best to occupy regions, using my workforce to help with the ins and outs, but on the other, the incorporation of the Gods into the game does seem a bit of a stretch. No complaints here, just a feeling.

However, I applaud the addition of the informative historic look at the time period with the rulebook. I don't know European history very well, so it's cool to be educated as I learn the game's inspiration.

I find the money flow to be very appropriate. I never found myself strapped for cash, even when spending a lot turn after turn. Seems to make sense considering the rich noble thing. In some games, I'd be agonizing over my funds. Not this one. Plenty of ways to make sesterstii... sestertii... sester... eh, money!

Speaking of which, I think I may also find some cool coin upgrades, though I like the thick stock and visuals they used for the game.

What I may do is find a neat antique bowl of some sort to put the coins in. ...and maybe another for the goods. Dumping them out on the table just seems... uncivilized... for such great nobles as my wife and I.


YES! This is the feeling I feel as well playing it. The Roman coins were using I got as an extra in a KS campaign so they will fit nicely. We use some cheap wooden dip trays with three compartments for money. Seems like something they would do in antiquity.
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Occupy Boardwalk wrote:

What I may do is find a neat antique bowl of some sort to put the coins in. ...and maybe another for the goods. Dumping them out on the table just seems... uncivilized... for such great nobles as my wife and I.

like this?




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the money looks to be the same as Antike's money...
 
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MacGerdts wrote:
Occupy Boardwalk wrote:

What I may do is find a neat antique bowl of some sort to put the coins in. ...and maybe another for the goods. Dumping them out on the table just seems... uncivilized... for such great nobles as my wife and I.

like this?





Thanks for posting in my thread, Mac! Absolutely love your game!

I could see these bowls on a table over flowing with coins and fruit, papyrus/parchment contract scrolls arranged in a pile to the side, some incense burning in the background, while Roman merchants haggle over a shipment of fine cloth.
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Oh man, those bowls are nice... thumbsup

How much do you want for them? whistle
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Here is another option for metal coin upgrades:


Here is a link to the Kickstarter that ends April 20, 2014.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantasycoinhq/fantasy-c...
(scroll down to see the Roman coins)

It looks like they will also sell the coins later at a higher price.

Edit: they posted updated better quality pictures, so I replaced the ones here.
 
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Litespeed Rider wrote:
Here is another option for metal coin upgrades:

Here is a link to the Kickstarter that ends April 20, 2014.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantasycoinhq/fantasy-c...
(scroll down to see the Roman coins)

It looks like they will also sell the coins later at a higher price.

Whoa! Those are nice.
 
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MacGerdts wrote:
Occupy Boardwalk wrote:

What I may do is find a neat antique bowl of some sort to put the coins in. ...and maybe another for the goods. Dumping them out on the table just seems... uncivilized... for such great nobles as my wife and I.

like this?





Ooh, those are perfection. Now I have a sudden need for little bowls that look like they came from ancient Rome...
 
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