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GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« on: July 29, 2015, 08:31:59 AM »
Intro
Unless you've been living in a cardboard box - you're probably aware that tomorrow is the start of GenCon. Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!

When is it?
It runs from 30th July until the 2nd August, 2015.

GENCANT
Anyone who cannot attend, is implicitly a 'GenCanter'.

#GenCant was established in 2014 for those unable to attend GenCon - www.gencant.com

Contest
We're going to be running a small contest over the GenCon Period. The rules are quite simple:
  • Play a basic Carcassonne game, on your own (1-player)
  • Take a screenshot or photo at the end
  • Post it here in the forum with the result
Or post it on Twitter with the following on the end of the tweet:

#GenCantSoloCon #GenCant @carcassonne

You may:
Play a digital Carcassonne (like JCloisterZone) and take a screenshot OR you can play analogue Carcassonne and tally your score.

So long as it's the 72-tile Basic Carcassonne you're taking part in #GenCant!

What do I need?
JCloisterZone allows you to play 1-player Carcassonne.

If you need help getting JCloisterZone running, there's usually plenty of people in the #cc-league chatroom willing to help!

More Details
The Contest is now open, and will run until midnight 2nd August!
Enter as many times as you like!

How many points can you score?

Leader Board:
Leven - 303
Jėrė - 297
@AvlinMaker89 - 286
DecarSnr - 282 (but a bit late)
jma03 - 280 (but a bit late)

danisthirty - 279
Quevy - 276
jungleboy - 271
dustyu - 271
Merlin_89 - 268
Rosco - 267
Paul - 266
Rich_The_Fish - 263
sagawalt - 263
laguse - 252
Lukey-Dukey - 250
Elodieden - 248
SRBO - 246
Halfling - 246 (no photo :()
Steve Jones (via Twitter: @stephan_jones13) - 243
Decar - 241
kettlefish - 234
Curt194 - 231  (not 321 :P)
squirealex - 229
Brandon Dean ‏(@choirmage) - 224.
uniconfis - 224
Ailurus - 222
Nick Shaw (@njshaw2) - 213
Douglas Ward -  ‏@binaryflow - 128 points

Running Total Leader Board:
....
Let's just say Paul won:  30 games played

Honourable Mention:
Decar Senior - 282

My Dad attempted this over the weekend, he got back to me today.  I found out on Sunday he was playing 2-player solo, so although it's a late entry, it's worth a mention.


Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1976.0
« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 08:38:04 AM by Decar »

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Re: GenCan - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 08:35:21 AM »
Here's my first entry, to get the ball moving - plenty of room for improvement!

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 08:42:15 AM »
Love this idea!

Decar mentioned it to me yesterday so I had a bit of a head start:



254! I'm sure someone must be able to beat 300...
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 09:41:01 AM »
I take it I can use a basic game box to play and take a photo? My tiles are getting restless.   C:-)
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 09:44:19 AM »
Yes Paul,

You may:

Play a digital Carcassonne (like JCloisterZone) and take a screenshot OR you can play analogue Carcassonne and tally your score.

So long as it's the 72-tile Basic Carcassonne you're taking part in #GenCant!

Please don't take a photo of your screen though, no one likes that  :(y)

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 10:42:25 AM »
Very interesting. I think that the trick would be to score same cities in separate fields in order to reach higher scores.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 11:26:59 AM »
223 on the first attempt.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 11:51:02 AM »
Second attempt: didn't manage to claim a 9-point farm! (Top right). Better luck next time. Another condition to increase chances to score high would be that all 6 cloisters are drawn (and scored) early, which didn't occur so far.


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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 11:56:31 AM »
Really?! You had to go and beat me by 1 point!!  >:(

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 12:06:36 PM »

Really?! You had to go and beat me by 1 point!!  >:(

That's not a "heavy loss"... Nothing to worry about Dan :-P

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 12:14:17 PM »
Second attempt using Jéré's strategy - 253 points.


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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2015, 12:44:38 PM »
Boom!



One big farm and a couple of little ones... :)
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2015, 01:28:09 PM »
Boom, boom, BOOM!

My approach:

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 01:29:00 PM »
On my first try :)

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2015, 01:36:24 PM »
Boom, boom, BOOM!

Nice one. I'm in awe of how you got everything to line up so neatly!

On my first try :)

Excellent! Welcome to the forums Elodieden :)


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