ShackyCon 2013 - The Exciting Solitaire Game Convention of One
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ShackyCon 2013 is an invitation solitaire only convention. Tickets went on sale Monday, September the 16th, and sold out within 5 minutes. Since there was only one ticket, it was expected.

ShackyCon is not an original idea. ShackyCon follows in the footsteps of the awesome Johncon 2013 and MoCon 2013.

The events are as follows:
Breakfast
Solitaire Gaming
Solitaire Gaming
Going outside for fresh air Canceled due to the need for more gaming
Solitaire Gaming
Solitaire Gaming
More Eating
Solitaire Gaming
Solitaire Gaming

I will try to update this in real time. I'll just be posting here my gaming and what I have accomplished. All plays, scores, and other record keeping I do (my solitaire geeklist, spreadsheet, and posting to Solitaire Games on Your Table - September 2013) will all be done after the convention to not slow down game time.

Enjoy.
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1. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2336]
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ShackyCon gets a late start in the day. I got off work at 7am from my graveyard shift, came home and promptly went to bed. I woke up at 2pm and was excited for my day to start.

After Coffee and Pancakes for breakfast (thank you wife), I headed to the "convention center" (a.k.a. Board game room, a.k.a. garage converted into bonus room), grabbed my convention badge, and sat down to play.

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2. Board Game: Friday [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:338]
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Start Time: 3pm EST
End Time: 7pm EST
Status:: 4 games played. 4 hour stretch... but 2 hours of that was spent with a Comcast tech... so 2 hours for 4 games which included a rereading of the rule book and some rule book checks throughout with interruptions of phone calls as well. (also the character pack for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game was delivered so had to stop for that too)

Game
#1
#2
#3
#4
Level
Level 1


Current Top Score
130


Outcome
Defeated in yellow step
Defeated in green step
Defeated at 2nd Pirate
Defeated in red step
Score
-38
-70
26
-4



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Game #1: Wow... going to spend some time on this one. I can't remember my strategy and failed miserably. I'm hoping to win at least once on each level today. It's wishful thinking most likely, heh.

Game #2: *facepalm* I want to pretend that one didn't happen.

Game #3: Made it all the way to the pirates this time. First pirate I went up against was the +2 hazard points for each aging card added to your Robinson stack. Which made him a difficulty of 10. Defeated him easily. The second pirate, not so much. Fight against all remaining hazard cards. Which turned out to give me 10 card draws and I needed 56. I left too many high difficulties in there. I wound up getting my whole deck out and could only manage a total of 42. At least I lost with a positive score this time. Gonna try one more time.

Game #4 Yea I'm done... However, I made it through the entire yellow step with 0-1 life the whole way and somehow made it to the red step. I feel like that is an accomplishment so I'm holding onto that. Onto the next game now...
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3. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:562]
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Start Time: 7pm EST
End Time: 8pm

Status: 1 hour for rules reread and play through


Game
1
Team
Blue, Green, Yellow
Destination
Toxic Pumping Station
Outcome
Defeat


Comment:
Game 1 With Marine Pack 1 and teams randomly chosen: Holy hell I forgot how brutal this game was... Never even made it to the last rom... um... next!
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4. Board Game: Nemo's War [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:3336]
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Start Time: 8:00pm EST
End Time: 11:10pm EST

Status: Total of 2.5 hours of game time

Game
1
2
Commitment
Exploration
Science
Current Top Score
131
177
Score
128.5
161.5
Outcome
Inconsequential Results
Success


Comment:
Game 1 (1.5 hours) I went with the exploration commitment. I mostly went after searching for treasures in hopes of getting Wonders. I only found two. In the end I scored 128.5 vps which results in Inconsequential Results. Not a victory, but not a loss either. Man I forgot how fun this is. I'm going for another round! (After a small break)

Game 1 (1 hour) This time I went with science commitment. Keeping the oceans clear proved to be a hassle, but I was able to get enough science cards in the pass pile and come out with 161.5 vp for a success!

I cannot recommend this game enough. When I record my plays on the Solitaire Games on Your Table geeklist, I'll go more into why.
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5. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:491]
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Start Time: 11:30pm EST
End Time: 12:50am EST

Status: Game 1: 35 mins / Game 2: 35 Mins / 20 mins spent for set up, tear down, and rules referencing.


Game
1
2
Ancient One
Haster
Nyarlathotep
Investigators
Sister Mary
Carolyn Fern
Outcome
Victory
Victory


Comment:
Well, those games were a bit easy. Not as much as a challenge as the iPad version.
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6. Board Game: D-Day Dice [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:976]
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Start Time: 1:09am est
End Time: 2:10am est

Game
1
Battle Map
N-04 Gold Beach
Outcome
Victory
Score
248


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I pretty much just concentrated on soldiers and courage (for advancing and awards). I always grab the messenger first to acquire specialists faster. After getting the medic, minesweeper, and veteran... this mission was a breeze.
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