About us



  • Dear Catanians,

    it is a pleasure for us to welcome you to the forum pages of the guild "The Rivals for Catan". :) In this post, we would like to present the principles of our guild and explain to you everything we consider important for the present and future of our alliance.

    At the moment, this guild is still standing at the very beginning of its development. Currently, "The Rivals for Catan" consists of "only" 40 (yet very friendly and motivated :)) members. In this respect, the following contents should also be partly seen as a declaration of intent for the future.
    The feasibility of certain aspects depends on how fast we will find new members, who share our enthusiasm and are willing to contribute actively to our community.
    We sincerely hope for a positive resonance - this post will be updated regularly in the future.

    Contents
    1. Guild name
    2. Target group
    3. Mission statement
    4. Offerings
    5. Netiquette
    6. Application

    1. Guild name
    The game "The Rivals for Catan" has been published under different titles in lots of countries. Although being from Germany himself, the founder of this guild has decided to name it after the English title, thus hoping to reach many different people from many different locations all over the world. The two "official languages" within the guild are going to be English and German.

    2. Target group
    With our guild, we want to try and appeal to all the fans of "The Rivals for Catan" within Catan Universe. Interested newbies, advanced players as well as "pros" are equally welcome.
    You are a complete greenhorn and would like get an introduction to the game and/or very basic strategic considerations? Here you are at the right address.
    You are already quite familiar with the rules and simply looking for the best way to find nice opponents in a fast and uncomplicated manner? Please walk in! ;)
    You are a smart strategist with a lot of experience and it is your desire to fight thrilling battles with strong opponents and perhaps even participate in a tournament/league? Here you will get your money's worth.

    3. Mission statement
    Gaming should above all be a source of joy and social interaction between people. Since different people with different needs/personalities make for different definitions of "joy", this guild and its contents are an attempt to satisfy all types of gamers (from occasional players to experts) at the same time by entertaining a wide variety of offerings. Besides playing games together, it is important that all guild members participate actively and regularly in a social exchange (forum, guild chat) within the community in order to make everybody feel at ease and well integrated. Our members are keen to represent "The Rivals for Catan" in a positive fashion - also beyond the borders of our guild - in order to help increasing the grade of popularity of this fascinating card game within Catan Universe.

    4. Offerings
    The mission statement presented above will be carried out concretely by the the following offerings:

    • regular practice games for rookies
    • regularly held tournaments/leagues with small prizes
    • weekly quizzes / tactic puzzles with small prizes
    • friendly interaction within a strong and active community
    • regular (perhaps quarterly / half-yearly held) real meetings for all guild members who would like to upgrade their friendship from digital to analogue :)

    This whole offering is dynamic, i.e. it will be differentiated, widened and, if necessary, changed according to your suggestions.

    5. Netiquette
    Normally, it shouldn't be necessary to mention this in a forum for board games: Friendliness, patience, readiness to help as well as tolerance towards people who think and feel differently from oneself are a matter of course and should be displayed by all guild members. Any action or utterance of gross unfairness (whether it be in the forum or ingame) will be met with an immediate exclusion. This is not the right place for insults or other types of disrespectful behaviour!

    6. Application
    We will gladly receive (and accept :)) your applications. You may apply by searching our guild ("The Rivals of Catan") ingame and clicking the "become a member" button, which would be the most uncomplicated way. Everybody who is interested in joining our guild may also contact us here in the forum (post, personal message) or via ingame-message.

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

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