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James Wolfpacker
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On one of my other frequented forums for sports, we occasionally have Haiku topics. This usually occurs when we feel a season is going in the crapper, have a coaching search, during the off-season, or about our players if they are having a fantastic season.

I want to see what we can come up with using a Terra Mystica theme. Keep in mind this is for fun, not for critiques on if a strategy in the poem actually works or not.

A Haiku poem has 3 lines.
The first line has 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the 3rd had 5 syllables again.

Here's a website to help with syllables in English
http://www.howmanysyllables.com/

Other languages are welcome as well, please provide a loose translation.

Dragonlords blow up
All my one spade hexes gone!
No town for me now

Chaos reigns supreme
Have all the favor tiles
Who needs a dwelling?

Mermaids swim a lot
Form a town and no bridge there!
It is beautiful!

Darklings dig with priests
Their dark magic spells danger
They turn the board black!

Yetis dig to ice
Ice Maidens must be colder
Those evil *******!

(think female dog)

Giants and Nomads
Don't care about the terrain
They change anything!

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Robert
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Hard-working Nomads
built and connected four towns
but no cults: no win!

Alchemist power
they get twelve for their stronghold
and now: take ACT3!
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Jari S
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Disconnectedness
Incultivation, no priest
Oops did it again




(Keep in mind that this piece of art comes from a Finnish speaker)
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Think hard during setup
Play it out, see what happens
Hope 'twas worth your time!
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James Wolfpacker
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Very nice! I like them all! DC's was similar to mine as in game character. Jari's was more abstract, and SF's was more concrete.

Jari, feel free to make one in Finnish! There are several other Finnish speakers here too. While we all realize it probably won't match up as a Haiku in English it would be nice to see a translation if you are able to provide one.
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二位だけど
ダークリングの
背は遠く

Nii dakedo
Darklings no
Se wa tooku
[I'm in 2nd position, but too far to beat Darklings(top)]
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flat_ff wrote:
二位だけど
ダークリングの
背は遠く

Nii dakedo
Darklings no
Se wa tooku
[I'm in 2nd position, but too far to beat Darklings(top)]
Ahhh - can't beat a Haiku in Japanese!
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Two points per dwelling,
that's a good favor to own.
take it if you can!

A magic carpet
a Fakir flies by and weeps
he knows he will lose.
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Fire and Ice side 1
I must get neighbours for leech
Oh no - surrounded.

(Feels like every game I play on that map results in something similar during dwelling placement...)
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Hoppity hop hop
Hey! Look at me! I'm a dwarf!
Hoppity hop hop

Ooh! Early earth cults!
Stuff for me but not for thee
Because I'm a dwarf

I really hope that
witches don't take my hexes
#engineerproblems

My boyfriend won't play
terra mystica with me
can this really last?

(edited four times
but just to add more haikus
you know what I mean?)
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ljwoodw wrote:
(edited three times
but just to add more haikus
you know what I mean?)
Edit a reply?
Quite a normal thing to do!
Unless you spell well...
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DocCool wrote:
ljwoodw wrote:
(edited three times
but just to add more haikus
you know what I mean?)
Editing replies?
Quite a normal thing to do!
Unless you spell well...

I fixed that for you
Reply has two syllables
This is now epic.
 
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JamesWolfpacker wrote:
DocCool wrote:
ljwoodw wrote:
(edited three times
but just to add more haikus
you know what I mean?)
Editing replies?
Quite a normal thing to do!
Unless you spell well...

I fixed that for you
Reply has two syllables
This is now epic.
What? Please look again!
No miscount of syllables
Your quote - outdated
whistle

Another reason
to edit previous text:
non-native speaker...
 
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What poem type next?
How about some limericks?
But place names are hard.

There was a young Darkling in Darkmoore,
who wanted to build at the lakeshore,
So he asked for a spade,
but his Elders said "Wait,
what you need is one priest and not more!"
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All right back on topic! Terra Mystica Haikus! robot

Here's another take on Luke's WvE:
The Witches are green
The Engineers enemy
They fight for hexes.

The seven terrains
Riverwalkers like it all
Use a priest for it!

Auren want favors
Whoa! Stronghold or a Temple?
2 Cults or a Priest?
 
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The American Chaos Magician
Wasn't a good math'matician
He picked up Fav10
Thinking not about when
He'd build the TPs (such ambition!)

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ljwoodw wrote:
The American Chaos Magician
Wasn't a good math'matician
He picked up Bon10
Thinking not about when
He'd build the TPs (such ambition!)


That is some magic!
Turn FAV10 into BON10!
Very impressive!
 
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Little purple things,
Six in bowl three, four in two—
Bump the table—no!
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First in round - now what?
Take the money or send priest
tricky decision.

The roses are red
like Giants, but Swarmlings like
violets are blue.

Shipping is the key
for Mermaids and others, but
not Fakirs and Dwarves.

Dig! Young Halfling, dig!
Round 4 gives two points per spade.
Hope you're efficient.

Below the river
a tunnel is cut in the rock.
Much safer than ships!

Which bonus to take?
Is it good to pass early?
Or wait for BON1?
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Observe the Mermaids.
They have the biggest titties,
but are missing legs.
 
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Halfings like to dig,
but are often quite useless,
without round four spade.
 
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The myths about yetis,
seem not to be factual,
they love their neighbours.
 
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Fakirs need a boost.
Five points for a carpet ride,
would fix the problem.
 
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Sexy Auren outfit.
Red dress with a big V cut.
Still, I don't pick them.
 
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Selecting Nomads,
is like dating a fat chick,
better than nothing.
 
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