Tile Selector Labels
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This Tile Selector allows you to pick what editions, expansions, edge configurations and features to use as filters in the reference tile pages of WICA.
2. Use Guide
The selector has several tabs and below there is an area that lists the current selection at all times, no matter the tab displayed.
You can click on any tab label to go to the desired tab. Additional clicks on a selected tab will collapse it and expand it back in order to access the selector when needed. Switching to another tab will expand the selector automatically.
The following sections describe the tabs and their functionality.
2.1. "Expansions" tabs
The first four tabs from the left allow you to pick expansions in full or partially when possible.
- C1 expansions: lists all the expansions of the 1st edition from 2000.
- C2 expansions: lists all the expansions of the 2nd edition, that is, the new edition from 2014.
- C3 expansions: lists all the expansions of the 3rd edition, that is, the latest current edition from 2020.
- WE expansions: lists all the expansions of the Winter edition (WD, WE1, WE2 and WE3).
These tabs show a listing of expansions group by type (major, minor, other) where each label is preceded by a checkbox to allow its selection and deselection if full.
The expansion groups show a clickable "[+]" symbol after them when closed or "[–]" when open. In the latter case, all the expansions are displayed and can be selected and deselected individually.
Each tab has a text label in accordance with the format "Group (X/Y)" in order to identify the set of expansions listed (indicated by Group), the number of expansions selected (represented by X) and the total number available (represented by Y).
2.2. "Edges" tab
This is the fifth tab from the left. It allows you to choose what edge configurations to display. Edge configurations are grouped by tile geometry:
- Square tiles: the regular tiles you may find in any Carcassonne base game or expansion
- Halfling tiles: the triangular-shaped tiles provided by some expansions
- Double-sized tiles: rectangular tiles provided by some expansions
- Tile tableaus: plates in different sizes that represent multiple tiles
Regular tiles and triangular tiles are identified by naming their edges in clockwise order attending to the feature types on them. Regular tiles start from the top edge (in some cases, the image may be rotated) and triangular tiles start from their hypotenuse (long side). The feature types are identified by letters: C = city, R = road, F = field, S = river (stream).
Some tiles may also include a description below them, following the new edition convention to describe variations concerning various features used in some expansions. Features are represented by letters: G = garden, F = farmhouse, C = cow shed, D = donkey stable, P = pigsty, H = highwaymen, W = water tower. Some other features may be presented as well as river elements or those serving as tie-ins with other expansions: inns, volcanos, pig-herds, and so on.
2.4. "Features" tab
This is the sixth tab from the left. It allows you to choose what features to display. Features are grouped by type:
- Regular features: the usual features you may claim and score
- Special standalone features: independent features that cannot be claimed but some of them may trigger action
- Special subordinate features: features associated to one of the regular features that cannot be claimed; some of them may affect the scoring of a particular regular feature, or trigger some actions
- Symbols: icons associated to a feature or the whole tile; they may trigger an action or affect the scoring of associated features
- Special areas: independent features associated to special actions
- Special tiles: tiles with special uses
2.5. "Quick Selectors" tab
This is the seventh tab from the left. It allows you to choose from a predefined list of available expansions sets. This tab contains the following elements:
- A dropdown list and a "Select Expansions" button: They allow you select and load a predefined expansion bundle, such as a Big Box or all the expansions for the New Edition.
- The "Clear All" button empties your current with one click.
- The "Select All" button selects all the expansions available with one click.
2.6. "Filters" tab
This is the eighth tab from the left. It allows you to choose what Carcassonne editions are displayed and your preferred edition. The editions considered are the 1st Edition (C1), the 2nd Edition (C2), the 3rd Edition (C3), and the Winter Edition (WE). The latter will allow to display all those tiles related to the Winter Edition Download Version (WD) and various versions of the Winter Edition (WE1, WE2 and WE3). Additionally, this tab also allows you to define certain visualization options.
This tab includes two panels:
- "Show Editions": it contains a checkbox for each edition available (C1, C2, C3 and WE.) The selector will show the expansions belonging to the checked editions only. For example, if the 1st edition (C1) checkbox is selected, expansions such as "The Wheel Of Fortune" or "Halflings" will be eligible in the Tile Selector, otherwise they will not be available for selection. At least one edition has to be selected, thus they cannot be deselected at the same time.
- "Settings": it contains two checkboxes to control the following visualization options:
- Show tiles with zero count: it decides how to display tiles with zero count. If checked, the tiles will still visible but greyed out. If unchecked, the tiles will not be displayed at all, obtaining a more compact tile list.
- All features required: it decides how to consider features. If checked, only those tiles with all their features selected will be displayed (all the features on a tile must be selected to make it visible). If unchecked, the tile list will include all those tiles showing at least one of the selected features (any feature on a tile must be selected to make it visible).
This tab shows a label similar to "Filters (C1/C2/C3/WE) that lists all the editions selected in parentheses.
This is the current tab displayed with help information about the Expansion Selector.