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Subject: Big meeples are just too small? rss

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Carlos Ariel González
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Hi there, I want to know if I'm the only one here who has this problem. When playing Inns & Cathedrals and using the Big meeple, we -my group and I- tend to not differenciate the common meeples with the big one. I mean if you place one next to the other you may note the difference but if they aren't close it's like a bit difficult to differenciate them. Do you have the same problem or you just differenciate them easily? Any solutions? Thanks guys!meeple
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Andy Andersen
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I wish they were a bit bigger but we don't have a problem.
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A few people I've played with also don't really notice. You could mark the big meeple somehow, maybe a dot in the centre. Or you could get these stickers and just use them on the big meeples:

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Rel14 wrote:
Hi there, I want to know if I'm the only one here who has this problem. When playing Inns & Cathedrals and using the Big meeple, we -my group and I- tend to not differenciate the common meeples with the big one. I mean if you place one next to the other you may note the difference but if they aren't close it's like a bit difficult to differenciate them. Do you have the same problem or you just differenciate them easily? Any solutions? Thanks guys!meeple


Nearly all of the various groups I've played with were never bothered by it, although it's possible some of them felt the same way but never shared it. One person did ask NOT to use the big meeples on the board, but for scoring instead, citing the same reason as you.

And I agree, perhaps consider putting stickers, using a sharpie to mark them (may not work with the black and other darker colored meeples), or using something like nail polish, or glitter may make it stand out more.
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Klaus Brune
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If you think the big meeple is hard to distinguish, check out this green guy (the mayor from Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor). Basically a regular sized meeple upper part, with big pants...

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Gruumsh wrote:
If you think the big meeple is hard to distinguish, check out this green guy (the mayor from Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor). Basically a regular sized meeple upper part, with big pants...


I've ordered some Settler meeples to use as mayors, to get around this visibility issue. I'd love to get some Carson City meeples to use as double followers, but they seem very tough to find for some reason.
 
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Carlos Ariel González
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Thanks guys for all the replies and suggestions. I guess I'll mark them with a sharpie or with stickers like some of you said, so as to make them more visible and finally avoid this little problem meeple
 
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We have one person in our group who has that problem, but he has problems with his eyes (just ask him... he'll tell you that he was written up in a medical journal when he was 12).

To solve the problem, we used a silver sharpy... On dot on the top of the head, the hands and the soles of the feet was sufficient to differentiate the big meeple. (His name is Bruno, by the way... at least to our group.)
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mrorwell wrote:
(His name is Bruno, by the way... at least to our group.)


In our group he doesn't have a name. He has a title: The Übermeeple.

We've never had any trouble differentiating, and if I notice someone placing the Übermeeple on a tile that doesn't make sense strategically, I point it out in case it was unintended.



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ackmondual wrote:

Nearly all of the various groups I've played with never brought it, although it's possible some of them felt the same way but never shared it. One person did ask NOT to use the big meeples on the board, but for scoring instead, citing the same reason as you.


I'm not quite with you. You mean they didn't like the majority rule?

swheelock wrote:
Gruumsh wrote:
If you think the big meeple is hard to distinguish, check out this green guy (the mayor from Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor). Basically a regular sized meeple upper part, with big pants...


I've ordered some Settler meeples to use as mayors, to get around this visibility issue. I'd love to get some Carson City meeples to use as double followers, but they seem very tough to find for some reason.


I distinguish the mayor meeple by his tapering arms and bellbottom legs, but I agree, it's close. I also have the same problem with the Messenger and Thief Meeples until I realise the thief is wearing what at first glance is a sombrero!

 
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CorporalRutland wrote:
ackmondual wrote:

Nearly all of the various groups I've played with never brought bothered by it, although it's possible some of them felt the same way but never shared it. One person did ask NOT to use the big meeples on the board, but for scoring instead, citing the same reason as you.


I'm not quite with you. You mean they didn't like the majority rule?
So far, only one person was bothered by it. Dunno if in other groups, if people were bothered by how close the large and regular meeples looked. If there were those that felt that way for everyone else, no1 spoke up about it.
 
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On my home set I put a small strip of masking tape across the top of each one... a silver sharpie sounds like a great idea, though

I also call it The Übermeeple
 
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