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Hanno Girke
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Today's Tuesday Tempter adds a nice occupation that solves ties.


(who'll be first to post the usual "how am I supposed to know that I need to go to the lookout-games.de webpage and to the download section to find it? And how long will it take? 5 min?)
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how am I supposed to know that I need to go to the lookout-games.de webpage and to the download section to find it?
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3 minutes. Ship the cookie.
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http://lookout-games.de/wp-content/uploads/krawattenbrecher....
 
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So, what's it mean?
 
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byronczimmer wrote:
So, what's it mean?


My German isn't great, but I believe it translates roughly to:

"Win in the case of a tie.

If it happens that at game end two players tie with the same score, you win the game. (You still win if you have the most points)."


If I read it correctly, the card doesn't say 'if you and another player tie for the MOST points', but rather 'if ANY players tie at the end of the game', then you win.

Funny card
 
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so you can come in dead last, and as long as 2 other players tie for ANY place you win? I love it! Its Chaotic.
 
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No. I think it means if any players tie, then the person who reads the rule ('YOU") wins.
 
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the1jugg wrote:
so you can come in dead last, and as long as 2 other players tie for ANY place you win? I love it! Its Chaotic.


This is correct.
 
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This is labelled a 'Tuesday Tempter', which to me seems to imply it's something to whet the appetite of those waiting for a copy of the game. To me though it comes across as a strange novelty item that makes me wonder what type of game Agricola is supposed to be...

Have I missed something here? Is this intended as a serious addition to the game, or an in-joke those who haven't played the game dozens of times won't get and don't need to worry about? Or somewhere in between?

 
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I love the german name most of all. Unless I'm dead mistaken "kravatten" doesn't REALLY mean "tie" in the sense you'd expect.

"Slipsbrytare"

I would kill for the ability to create a real printed Swedish version of this game, inkluding the L deck, which in Swedish naturally has to be the "Lurendrejeri"-deck (the trickery deck).
 
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scwont wrote:
This is labelled a 'Tuesday Tempter', which to me seems to imply it's something to whet the appetite of those waiting for a copy of the game.

Nah, it's just Hanno's attempt at alliterative humour shake


scwont wrote:
Have I missed something here? Is this intended as a serious addition to the game, or an in-joke those who haven't played the game dozens of times won't get and don't need to worry about? Or somewhere in between?

For a number of weeks now, Lookout Games, via Hanno, have been releasing additional cards to add to the already humongous amount of cards in Agricola. All free of charge. And quite often very humorous.

It's just another (and believe me, there are plenty) example of the tremendous after-sales support from Lookout, especially Hanno.

As for the game... it's as serious or silly as you want to make it. So it's a serious addition to the game if you want it.
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Zimeon wrote:
I love the german name most of all. Unless I'm dead mistaken "kravatten" doesn't REALLY mean "tie" in the sense you'd expect.


Hmm... I thought that was a bit fishy.

When I read the title I thought "'Kravatten'... sounds like 'cravat', which is a kind of tie, and 'brechen' sounds awfully like 'break'. Surely German can't be that easy? Maybe ninja-girl's not so smart after all..."

But we all know that she is that smart (he says quickly), so I guess that's a bit of clever bi-lingual humour going on.
Too clever for me, anyway.
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Sometimes Hanno starts with an English title

There's one like this in the Z-deck, too ... ninja
 
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melissa wrote:
the1jugg wrote:
so you can come in dead last, and as long as 2 other players tie for ANY place you win? I love it! Its Chaotic.

This is correct.
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There's one like this in the Z-deck, too ...

I'm confused. This chaotic card is part of the English edition in the Z-deck? Or is this just a joke that is in no way associated with the official game?

If it's actually in the game, all I can say is, "Ugh."
 
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Something "like" it. It might mean both "starts with an English title" or "tiebreaking function".

The L-deck are jokes that are only partly associated with the game… if you wish.
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Randy Cox wrote:
melissa wrote:
the1jugg wrote:
so you can come in dead last, and as long as 2 other players tie for ANY place you win? I love it! Its Chaotic.

This is correct.
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There's one like this in the Z-deck, too ...

I'm confused. This chaotic card is part of the English edition in the Z-deck? Or is this just a joke that is in no way associated with the official game?

If it's actually in the game, all I can say is, "Ugh."


No. Read the entire post.

This card is in the L deck.

There is a card in the Z deck whose name started as an English pun.
 
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melissa wrote:
Randy Cox wrote:
melissa wrote:
the1jugg wrote:
so you can come in dead last, and as long as 2 other players tie for ANY place you win? I love it! Its Chaotic.

This is correct.
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There's one like this in the Z-deck, too ...

I'm confused. This chaotic card is part of the English edition in the Z-deck? Or is this just a joke that is in no way associated with the official game?

If it's actually in the game, all I can say is, "Ugh."


No. Read the entire post.

This card is in the L deck.

I have read the post. I don't know an L-deck from a Z-deck from a Sigma-deck. I've never looked at the game. I don't know what all decks come with it and what doesn't. Someone made it sound like this is semi-official. In fact, someone responded to my post making it abiguous also.

So, are you saying that the "L deck" is not part of the game? Are there other decks not part of the game? Are some of these not-part-of-the-game decks used by others as though they were part of the game (as expansions)?
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Randy Cox wrote:
I don't know an L-deck from a Z-deck from a Sigma-deck. I've never looked at the game. I don't know what all decks come with it and what doesn't. Someone made it sound like this is semi-official. In fact, someone responded to my post making it abiguous also.

So, are you saying that the "L deck" is not part of the game? Are there other decks not part of the game? Are some of these not-part-of-the-game decks used by others as though they were part of the game (as expansions)?


http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2273031#2273031
 
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