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GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« on: July 24, 2016, 06:29:51 AM »
Last year Carcassonne Central took part in the GenCan't Solo Convention.  It's a very large unconvention for people who cannot attend GenCon. 
You can read all about it here: http://www.gencant.com/
If you didn't know Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!

In 2015, we had over 30 contestants take part in solo games of Basic Carcassonne attempting to score the most number of points possible.  Leven was ultimately our solo champion scoring 303 points!  You can see everyone's entries from last year here..

When is it?
It runs from late-3rd August until the 7th August, 2016. 

For this reason, the terms of the contest will not be announced until the 3rd of August.  Entries will not be accepted before the 4th August or after the 7th August.  23:59:59 SST

Don't forget to tweet about the event, including: #gencant #carcsolocon @carcassonne

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

Contest Submissions
I should make clear, that contest submissions must include a screenshot from JCloisterzone, or other digital platform. 
Physical Submissions MUST include a clear photo showing the entire board and scoretrack at the end of the game but with follower on incomplete features in situ - this way we can check your maths :)
To win spot prizes, the maximum number of chances will be 5 per player, but you are welcome to submit more attempts.  One additional chance will be given to anyone who includes #gencant #carcsolocon @carcassonne in a tweet with their submission.  You can submit on twitter, here or on CarcF.

Physical/Digital games:

See the Submission Thread


Use the following expansions:  Base Game, Inns & Cathedrals,  Traders & Builders, and The Phantom

Physical Only Solo Contest

Introducing Carcassonne: Solomo a special solo variant for this tournament!

See Submission thread



The random prizes will be awarded as above.  Up to 5-chances per player, plus an extra for a tweet including: #carcsolocon @carcassonne  with their submission.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2846.0
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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 08:28:30 AM »
With less than I week to go -  I can start revealing some more information about this year's tournaments.

There will be two separate contest this year.

The first can be done with JCloisterzone or with a physical copy of the game.

The second contest will have to own a physical copy of the base game to take part.

I can also reveal there will be prizes!  But you'll have to wait a few more days to hear about them  :(y)

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 10:07:06 AM »
Sweet!

I'm glad one can do it with a physical copy of the game for I no longer am able to run JCZ (I think) as I've uninstalled everything Java.
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GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 10:20:34 AM »
GenCan't wait! :) This year I will publish my final results at 5 minutes to midnight... ;)
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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 05:38:37 AM »
You're welcome to submit results throughout the event to share photos and pictures of your progress - that's kinda the point  :(y)

But I've not said what Timezone I'm working with, so don't leave it too late  >:D >:D

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 03:31:08 AM »
Unfortunately, I've not heard back from the Gencant or Gencant Solo-contest organizers, so it may be we do our CarcSoloCon solo this year.   :(

That's a bit of a shame because we had over 30 people enter last year and I was hoping for even more competition. 
Hopefully, we can use social media to show them what they're missing out on  :(y)

As I explained in my previous post there will be two contest: a Physical/Digital contest and a Physical-only contest.
We'll have a number of prizes this year, which I think I can share with you now, without giving anyone a sneaky head start on Wednesday!

Contest Submissions
I should make clear, that contest submissions must include a screenshot from JCloisterzone, or other digital platform. 
Physical Submissions MUST include a clear photo showing the entire board and scoretrack at the end of the game but with follower on incomplete features in situ - this way we can check your maths :)

Physical/Digital games:

There will be 4 prizes:  The prize will be a personalized commemorative tile, with their handle and final score printed onto it.
  • The 1st Scoring Player
  • The 2nd Scoring Player
  • The 3rd Scoring Player
  • A Random Spot Prize

For the random spot prize, each player will receive 1-chance for each entry they submit.  The chances will be picked at random after the contest.
The maximum number of chances will be 5 per player, but you are welcome to submit more.  One additional chance will be given to anyone who includes  #gencant  #carcsolocon @carcassonne in a tweet with their submission.

Physical Only Solo Contest

For the 'Physical Only Solo Contest' there will be 4 prizes.  Again this will be different commemorative personalized tiles!

  • The 1st Scoring Player
  • A Random Spot Prize
  • A Random Spot Prize
  • A Random Spot Prize

The random prizes will be awarded as above.  Up to 5-chances per player, plus an extra for a tweet including:   #gencant  #carcsolocon @carcassonne  with their submission.

Good luck everyone - see you on Thursday!
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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 03:49:08 AM »
I forgot to add that the rules for the Physical-Only contest will be released on Wednesday, just before Gencon/GenCant starts!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 02:15:38 AM »
People were not aware that the contest had started, so I've created 2 separate threads.


Physical/Digital: Inns and Cathedrals, Traders and Builders & The Phantom


Carcasonne: Solomo

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 09:32:03 AM »

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2016, 07:04:43 AM »
A little under 21 hours of our gencant solo contest remain!

Technically it ends 5pm when gencon closes but we'll extend the deadline until Monday American Samoa Time for a little extra #gencouldnt action!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2016, 11:57:30 PM »
4 hour remaining!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2016, 02:05:21 PM »
The Physical/Digital Competition:

Prize for 1st Place:  WhatIf? - 603 Points!?!?!
Prize for 2nd Place: Leven - 588 Points
Prize for 3rd Place: jma03 & Rosco - 577 Points

& because I have to print a whole extra tile because we had a joint 3rd place, we'll have two random prizes:

Random spot Prizes to:  Adrornalin & Danisthirty   - pays to have the most entries  :(y) :(y)


The Carcassonne: Solomo Challenge

Prize for 1st Place:   Rosco with 190 points?!?!!?!
Random Spot Prize 1 : Toadflax234
Random Spot Prize 2: LBZer0
Random Spot Prize 3: cobyhectic

I'm feeling generous here: Of the remaining 3 competitors: Wolnic's the only one to not win something - so you can have one too ;)

I WON - WHAT DID I WIN & WHAT DO I NEED TO DO??!?!

As I described, the prizes are: special custom printed tiles (for an expansion I'm working on).
  • They will be customized to include your Name and Score in the competition.
  • You need to send me a PM and say what name you'd prefer screename/real name.  You'll also have to tell me your address so I can post them.

Well done everyone!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2016, 05:29:51 AM »
Thanks Decar!!
good Job!!!
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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2016, 09:21:00 AM »
Just wanted to say I've not forgotten about these..... finally got some time to sort the printer out.

Don't want to spoil the surprise for winners though, so you'll have to wait :D




...don't get too excited :p


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