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Shepherd in Carcassonne (WP)

Shepherd22 (15)

This is a rare achievementScore at least 30 points with farms in a single game.

  • Unlocked by 1,152 tracked gamers (48% - TA Ratio = 1.44) 2,409  

Achievement Guide for Shepherd

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Sindarin Eagle
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Sindarin Eagle
Achievement won on 24 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 205
Posted on 12 April 13 at 07:16, Edited on 12 April 13 at 07:17
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This is trivial to get in a local match. Choose New Game, Select Players, and then choose a local gamer profile as the second player (create one if you want). Make sure you have a two person game with your main profile and a local profile.

Now, the goal is to build a large contiguous set of completed cities under the influence of a farmer. Have your main profile put a farmer down in a field next to the start of a city at your earliest opportunity. The second local profile should never put down any followers and concentrate on helping your main profile complete cities. For this achievement, the more the merrier; don't bother making them large. Every completed city that's reachable by the farmer (meaning that it's connected to the farmer with grass, but blocked by cities and roads) will count for three points. That meansn that if you have 10 cities (of any size) within reach of the farmer, the achievement will pop when farms are scored at the end of the game.

You can, of course, use multiple farmers if you want, although if you accidentally connect their areas of influence, they'll only score as one combined farm, not two. I think it's the most fun to try to design your layout to maximize the fields of a single farmer. Remember that you can build roads in loops that connect back to themselves, which will keep them from blocking the farmer (except, of course, for the area inside the loop of road).
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