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Lance is right on the starting tile -- according to the rules (emphasis mine): Remove the special starting tile from the game. Instead, begin the game by laying the spring that starts the river. Set aside the lake tile and shuffle the remaining 10 river tiles face down and draw from these before drawing from the tiles from the normal game. These ...


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The rule in all cases is the same. A field is contiguous only if there is an unbroken path of green on the tile(s). The large wooden bridge does not interrupt the green so it does not break the field. Everything else you mentioned does except for the path around the well/pond.


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The River II does not require the River I in any way. I don't believe there is any official way to play with both of them together. IMHO The River I is a poor expansion by itself, in my play experience it whoever goes first plays a farmer and whole shoreline is one big connected farm giving that player a strong advantage. The River II fixes this issues by ...


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The list of expansions that add pieces for each player are as follows: Base game 7 meeples, plus one for scoring. Inns & Cathedrals Adds the Big Meeple. Traders & Builders Adds the Builder and the Pig. Abbey & Mayor Adds the Mayor, the Barn, and the Wagon. Bridges, Castles, and Bazaars Adds 2-3 bridges and 2-3 castles, ...


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I have a Carcassonne Big Box (containing The Tower, Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, and The Princess & the Dragon). I consulted those rules. Fields do not continue past bridges. This is shown on page 7, using a tile that looks like a + of roads, one of them containing a bridge that looks like it could feasibly not split the field. ...


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I really like what TheCodingMonkeys (Carcassonne IOS app devs) said in a recent interview: " Historically it’s probably better to think about it as the improved river than as a separate expansion altogether." I'm pretty sure the River II is the right one for your situation.


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(adding to Kristo's answer because this is a bit too long for a comment) We regularly play "SuperUltraMega Carcassone" because we have most of the expansions and two copies of the basic game and we are, frankly, silly. It can take a couple of hours to play that way, but it's kind of fun and means we only have to clean up once. Plus there's the challenge of ...


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I accept the answer, but doing a little bit research, I found in the Complete Annotated Rules the following: The original starting tile can either be mixed into the stack of river tiles, or placed as soon as the river has been completed, and is treated like a normal tile. And an additional house rule: Mix the original starting tile (without a ...


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A city cuts a field in two, as does a road, even if it appears elevated in the drawing. So that tile from River 2 has four fields on it. However, if the field wraps around a feature on the tile--such as the lake at the end of the river, a cloister at the end of a road, or the river source--then the field is connected. I haven't played with Catapult, but ...



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