A guild is a virtual group within Catan Universe that can be joined by people sharing the same interests. For example, there are guilds for people from certain countries, people with certain world views or fans of a certain variant of Catan (like Rivals). Within the guild channel you can communicate with your guild colleagues, arrange joint games etc... Some guilds even have an own forum within the Catan Universe forum.
You find a listing of all games when you click on "Guilds" within the ingame menu.
6 out of 7 initially registered players engaged in 5 thrilling and fun rounds. Sadly, chew did not arrive without any comment.
In the end, I was able to win the tournament thanks to the right dice rolls at the right time.
See all results of each round and the final table below:
Results round 1:
Jesus liebt Dich 7:5 Traumweberin1
Feuerdrache 7:5 Elozyne
Prinz der Sterne 7:2 Joker180 (win by default)
Results round 2:
Prinz der Sterne 7:6 Jesus liebt Dich
Elozyne 7:5 Traumweberin1
Feuerdrache 7:2 Joker180 (win by default)
Results round 3:
Jesus liebt Dich 7:5 Elozyne
Feuerdrache 7:6 Prinz der Sterne
Traumweberin1 7:2 Joker180 (win by default)
Results round 4:
Jesus liebt Dich 7:6 Feuerdrache
Traumweberin1 7:6 Prinz der Sterne
Elozyne 7:2 Joker180 (win by default)
Results round 5:
Traumweberin1 7:6 Feuerdrache
Prinz der Sterne 7:5 Elozyne
Jesus liebt Dich 7:2 Joker180 (win by default)
Jesus liebt Dich - 4/5, point difference 34:25
Traumweberin1 - 3/5, point difference 31:28*
Feuerdrache - 3/5, point difference 33:27*
Prinz der Sterne - 3/5, point difference 33:27*
Elozyne - 2/5, point difference 29:28
Joker180 - 0/5, point difference 10:35
*During the tournament, all players agreed on letting the direct comparison count first in the event of ties. Therefore the places 2-4 are not distributed according to the point difference.
To mark a possible starting point for some future discussions and to offer newbies a first framework of orientation, I am posting the "Tips for your first encounters with Rivals for Catan", which can be downloaded at catan.com:
Tips for Your First Encounters with “The Rivals for Catan”
Compiled and written by P. G. Bartschat and Dr. Reiner Düren
Introductory Game: Tips for Newcomers on Catan
The emphasis of the Introductory Game is on founding new settlements and upgrading settlements to cities. Your best friends are the production booster cards, particularly the Brick Factory and the Iron Foundry. Remember: Production boosters affect only adjacent, matching regions.
Did you forget to consider an adjacent production booster when rotating a region? To be reminded, simply place a small, dispensable object (coin, peanut, diamond ring) on the region.
Don't spend too much time waiting to place a production booster between two identical regions. It is better to build the Brick Factory adjacent to only one brick region than to keep the card in your hand forever. Later, you can use the Relocation card to amend the situation.
If you have built a Marketplace, you shouldn't expand your principality for the moment but upgrade the existing settlements to cities or place expansion cards.
If you have a choice between various trade ships, take the ship whose resource you can get most of (e.g., by means of a production booster).
If you already have built two expansions featuring trade points or strengths points, try to find at least one matching third expansion: you won't get a cheaper trade token or hero token victory point.
A region can only accommodate three resources. You don't have use for the resources of a “full” region at the end of your turn? Consider trading them for a resource you only receive on rare occasions. You can also use resources to choose cards. Before you make a decision, check which resources you need to play the cards in your hand.
Don't despise the Merchant Caravans! Especially in the Introductory Game, they are among the most important cards.
You may join by clicking on "Guild" in the Catan Universe main menu. You find our guild either by searching for "The Rivals for Catan" or by scrolling through the list. Simply click on our guild tab and then on "join" and you are done.