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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2016, 08:02:59 AM »
Woohoo

156!!!

Just lay the damn tile!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2016, 08:12:16 AM »
Most impressive!  I quickly counted 16 cities. Great work with the 2 pointers for max city points!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2016, 09:27:32 AM »
Boo! Stop beating me at everything Rosco! :P

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2016, 11:43:57 AM »
These are my best two results, with 164 and 163 points.
I don't think there will be time to make another attempt.

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2016, 11:56:36 AM »
Leven NOOOOO !!

But Leven yours doesn't count because you posted 2 at once.  And because your screen name has an L in it.  And because ... Well just because i said so.

Well done mate.  I may try to have another go.  At the mo i am on my way to south Wales Sony not have time

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2016, 12:40:00 PM »
Here's an improvement - 147 - and just one tile gap. All the cities on one field with three cfcf tiles coming out. One more game tonight I think.
Complete: AutumnForest (C2), Catch Of The Day (C1/2/WD), Cliffs&W'falls (C1/2), Coast (C1/2), FishHuts (C2), Fluvium (C2), NewForest (C2), Harvest (C1/2), Stone Circles (C1/2), Wells (C2), Jordan River 2 (AotC)
Development: Sakura (C2), WinterEdge (C1), WinterCoast (WD/WE) and others

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2016, 01:46:09 PM »
Great to see all these boards!  Leven looks like you'll be maintaining another gencant solo title!

But there's still time and the 15point bonus might just give another competitor the edge!

Rosco, you're very close: let me know if you've got time for a coffee and a match if you're near the M4/Cardiff.

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2016, 01:48:28 PM »
So, it can be done!!! Score = 156 - actually, a comparatively lowly 141 plus the completion bonus of 15. And one tile left over!

Things didn't start too well with the first three tiles (I thought at the time) committing meeple on each of the cloisters in the bottom row. Towards the end gave up scoring a couple of cities (top left, and the 4-pointer in second row up which was completed with the second last tile drawn) to get the farmer scoring instead. Final tile was the straight road tile above the thief meeple.

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2016, 01:56:29 PM »
You've got to put the last tile in the corner for the full affect!


Congratulations though - first person to complete an almost perfect Solomo!

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If all  72-tiles  have  been  played,  the  player  will  receive  15-points  before  final scoring is completed!


Two Entries from @corbyhectic:

https://twitter.com/cobyhectic/status/762439962755158018
https://twitter.com/cobyhectic/status/762417881615175681
« Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 02:26:23 PM by Decar »

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2016, 03:20:58 AM »
I just want to say ....






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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2016, 03:44:42 AM »
Can I request that anyone with a score above 144 be disqualified? It seems only reasonable.

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2016, 10:21:41 AM »
You've got to put the last tile in the corner for the full affect!


Congratulations though - first person to complete an almost perfect Solomo!

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If all  72-tiles  have  been  played,  the  player  will  receive  15-points  before  final scoring is completed!

Just as well that I didn't tidy up afterwards, isn't it? Here's the completed board, although I guess I missed the deadline ...

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2016, 01:33:17 PM »
Not to worry Wolnic - I'll include your submission - all good works of art cannot be rushed :)  :(y)

Let this be a lesson about not tidying up :)


Rosco - That's an incredible score, especially considering 303 was Leven's top score with the whole set!

You'll understand of course that such an important contest score would need to be carefully scrutinised and it seems very viable to score 190:



I was able to determine you could not have completed the 7-road because then you must then have had to complete the length-1 road with the farmer on it; these were the only odd numbers roads.  Thus, you managed to score every other road, except a single length 2-road, I suspect between the FRRR tiles - though it could have been another road.  Given you had 5 cloisters in your deck you must have been tight at a few points!

The foresight required to construct such a Solomo is quite incredible and is a merit to your Carcassonne!  Well done Rosco!  :yellow-meeple: :yellow-meeple:

Talking of all merits, I very much appreciate the time taken to enter the competition and taking part in our Annual Gencan't competition;  such events give our community a very large boost on the social-media circuits and let other people realize what a great community we have here.  As a small thank you every entry will be given a forum-merit from myself.  Please reciprocate if you feel I've earned it - though they have no worth they're a good way of giving people a wink for the work that they do and letting people know they're doing things you appreciate for the community.

I'll be counting the submissions very shortly and announcing our winners of the random spot prizes!

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Re: GenCan't SoloCon Competition 2016 - Physical Only
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2016, 02:34:03 PM »
Thanks for all of your hard work Decar!!  I had a busy weekend and didn't get a chance to do the Solomo yet.  I have very much enjoyed looking at all of the other entries.   It seems like a lot of fun and a nice challenge so I will give it a try in the next day or two and post pics.

Nice work everyone!!  Congrats to Rosco!! :(y)

Next up, Solomos using expansions?
Who got a smudge on the tile?


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