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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2015, 03:59:28 AM »
Seventh try: 245 points.

Game 3: 238
Game 4: 238
Game 6: 222

Game 2 and 5 I forgot to save the screenshot for.
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2015, 04:10:29 AM »
Seventh try: 245 points.

Game 3: 238
Game 4: 238
Game 6: 222

Game 2 and 5 I forgot to save the screenshot for.

I admire your perseverance Paul! All I can suggest is that you might try splitting your cities up a little so that you don't just have one big farm. There's nothing wrong with your current approach, but if five or six cities are also bordering a secondary farm then you have an additional 15 - 18 points (assuming you've got a farmer on it).

It certainly isn't easy, but clustering your cities up like this seems to be the way of getting the top scores. :) :(y)
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2015, 04:15:58 AM »
Seventh try: 245 points.

Game 3: 238
Game 4: 238
Game 6: 222

Game 2 and 5 I forgot to save the screenshot for.

I admire your perseverance Paul! All I can suggest is that you might try splitting your cities up a little so that you don't just have one big farm. There's nothing wrong with your current approach, but if five or six cities are also bordering a secondary farm then you have an additional 15 - 18 points (assuming you've got a farmer on it).

It certainly isn't easy, but clustering your cities up like this seems to be the way of getting the top scores. :) :(y)

I'm just trying various approaches, see which hits the spot.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2015, 05:08:23 AM »
this is my solo game from yesterday.

I've scored 234 points.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2015, 06:30:08 AM »
My first try was pretty bad.. bad meeple management.

but the second was better.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2015, 07:24:47 AM »
Bad meeple management in a game where you are the only player is quite funny :)

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2015, 07:27:32 AM »
256 points.

I managed to score 9 points from every cloister. All but one follower ended up as a farmer. The follower on the road did score decent as well.

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2015, 08:43:33 AM »
Looking tidy everyone.

I've given everyone who has posted a submission a merit so far  :(y)  Keep up the good work!

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2015, 08:44:57 AM »
Bad meeple management in a game where you are the only player is quite funny :)

Well.. i had too few followers to both keep the cloisters and farmers.. and suddenly i ran out..  :(

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2015, 09:01:32 AM »
Bad meeple management in a game where you are the only player is quite funny :)

Well.. i had too few followers to both keep the cloisters and farmers.. and suddenly i ran out..  :(

For me it's not so much a case of "If I don't farm here now, will someone else take it before me?" as it is "If I don't farm here now, will I draw the correct tile that allows me to farm here before I run out of tiles?"

When there are four or five places you want to farm and you've still got incomplete cloisters to think about it can be a bit of a challenge...

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2015, 10:26:16 AM »
Getting closer to 300...


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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2015, 01:54:46 PM »
Amazing!

Shame you couldn't claim those spare roads for 4 points. It means 300 is possible!

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2015, 03:01:23 AM »
Some new submissions from Twitter:

Nick Shaw (@njshaw2) - 213: no screenshot

Steve Jones (@stephan_jones13) - 229



Well done both! :) :(y)
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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2015, 03:10:58 AM »
I've been working on a small square shaped prize for all the contestants:

I've also started a Running Total Leader Board:

Running Total Leader Board:

Paul: 254 + 238 + 238 + 222 + 245 + 256 = 1453
Dan: 254 + 264 + 279 = 797
Jéré: 255 + 268 + 297 = 820
Elodieden: 243 + 248 = 491
Jungleboy: 223 + 253 = 476
Merlin_89: 268
Rosco: 267
Rich_The_Fish: 263
 SRBO: 246
Kettle: 234
Steve Jones : 229
uniconfis: 224
Decar: 222
NickShaw: 213

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Re: GenCant - Carcassonne Solo Contest 2015
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2015, 03:18:31 AM »
Want me to upload ALL my games??? I played 22 or so and have screenshots on all but two of them.  :)

Fun statistic: I often get 238 points.


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