So my friends and I ran into a couple of situations when using the bridges, castles, and bazaars expansion last week and have been unable to find an official solution to these questions.
Here is the start of my turn:
I place the tile I have drawn and decide to convert the city to a castle instead of scoring it:
Then I place a follower on the unoccupied city like so:
I argue that the castle conversion does not count as placing a follower because he was already there to begin with, therefore, placing a follower on the other city is legal. My friends, however, argue that when the castle was placed I had removed the original follower and then had to place a new follower on the castle to claim it, so I would be unable to claim the other city due to the fact that I already placed a follower this turn. How do you in the community resolve this situation?
Here is the setup at the start of my friends turn(this situation has been simplified, there were other tiles adjacent to mine making it a legal placement):
She draws and plays:
I choose to play a castle instead of scoring the small city I'm on:
I argue that I can decide to play this castle and then due to the fact that her city scores this turn that I receive the points for it as well. My friend argues that I cannot castle my small city due to the fact that is not my turn, so I would only receive the 4 points for the completed small city. Again I'm curious to see what the community here has to say about this.
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Question 1: You are correct. Converting a castle is not considered placing a follower - and the follower on there was never "removed" or scored.
Question 2: You'd receive points only when the first structure (cloister, city or road) in its vicinity is completed during a subsequent turn. This means you score nothing this turn (because you chose to convert instead of scoring this turn), but keep your follower on the castle.
Also, you can convert a castle on any player's turn, but if you convert, you don't get the 4 points for the small city.
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- Posted Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:46 pm