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Listen to the recap and prize giveaway here.

What is #GenCantSoloCon?
It's the biggest four day solo-con you've never attended at GenCant.

What is GenCant?
It's the unconvention for those who can't GenCon.

What is GenCon?
Well, it's this other convention that a bunch of people are going to.


WHAT?
The 1 Player and Low Player Count Podcasts have enjoyed GenCant, but lamented the fact there wasn't a designated solo component. We thought it would be exceptionally thematic to bring one to GenCant, thus the GenCantSoloCon.


WHEN?
Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 2, 2015


WHERE?
Wherever it is you play solo games!


HOW?
CHALLENGES

Participating in and completing these unique daily competitions will give participants the most points each day. Each day is a different theme, focusing on the various ways that people might choose to play solo games. These are the primary ways a participant can get points for prizes, but they are not the only way...

MINI CHALLENGES

The purpose of mini challenges is to give participants other methods to obtain more points while keeping them “on their toes” throughout #gencantsolocon, rewarding those follow along. You'll see postings on our podcast feeds, our guilds, on twitter, and right here.

Follow us on Twitter and this Geeklist throughout the events to find mini challenge postings.

HOW TO ENTER

E Play an appropriate game on the designated day. Multiple games can be played multiple times.
E Fill out the short Google Form for each game you play.
E The Google Form is the only way to get points and win.
E Tweet a picture of the endgame. Bonus if you periscope it too!
(This is for fun and entirely unnecessary to win, but you will get bonus points if you do!)
E Attach the appropriate hashtag(s): #gencantsolocon.


Want to plan what you're going to play?
Want to talk about what you have been playing?

Check out this Geeklist!



SPONSORS
Thanks to these incredible sponsors for providing games to be given away!





WHERE TO FIND US:

Site: 1 Player | Low Player Count
Guilds: 1 Player | Low Player Count
Twitter: 1 Player | Low Player Count
Podcast: 1 Player | Low Player Count


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1. Board Game: Sylvion [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:765]
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THURSDAY, JULY 30


CHALLENGE

Play a game that is comprised of predominantly (if not all) cards.

Everyone loves card games, and a vast component in solo gaming is randomness. Cards give the randomness that is necessary to shake things up at the last minute. So do your best! Get off that island. Escape from your nightmares. Save Middle Earth.


EXAMPLES

Onirim
Sylvion
Friday
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Imperial Settlers
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Star Realms



SUBMIT YOUR PLAYS HERE
Open Now! Go play!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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2. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:29]
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FRIDAY, JULY 31


CHALLENGE

Play a co-op at medium/regular difficulty, using 1 character or controlling multiple players.

Co-ops can be absolutely great or miserable, depending on your group. The best part of soloing a co-op is that the win or loss is entirely on you. See if you can save the world, get off the island, or take down Cthulhu!


EXAMPLES

Mice & Mystics
The Pandemic Games
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Robinson Crusoe
Eldritch Horror
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Ghost Stories
Myth



SUBMIT YOUR PLAYS HERE
Opens July 31.


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.


MINI CHALLENGES
Still use the #GenCantSoloCon hashtag.
These are silly and for fun.
Winners here will be chosen entirely arbitrarily through excitement, participation, and a random number generator!


d10-1 On Friday, tweet or post in the discussion thread a picture of the strangest, most unusual, or most creative place you're playing a solo game. #GenCantSoloCon, #strangeplace

d10-2 If you could remake Pandemic into any other theme, what would it be? Post in the discussion thread and on twitter. #GenCantSoloCon, #Unpandemic
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3. Board Game: Fields of Arle [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:53]
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1


CHALLENGE

Play a traditional euro-style game that has a soloable option in solo mode, whether official or a variant.

Ah, the euro. Pushing cubes around a board is equally as fun by yourself as it is with others. Many people feel that euros are multiplayer solitaire anyway, so why not just play them on your own? Find a solo euro or a variant of one and play through! Sell those veggies! Make that wine!


EXAMPLES

At the Gates of Loyang
Viticulture: Tuscany
Fields of Arle
Castles of Burgundy
Lewis & Clark
Carcassonne
Harbour
Nations

SoloPlay variants on the Geek



SUBMIT YOUR PLAYS HERE
Opens August 1.


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.


MINI CHALLENGES
Still use the #GenCantSoloCon hashtag.
These are silly and for fun.
Winners here will be chosen entirely arbitrarily through excitement, participation, and a random number generator!


d10-1 Euros, you love them or hate them. You find them exciting and strategic or boring and dull. Whatever your view is, let's celebrate it.

Write an Ode to the Euro and post in the comments below. If it fits on twitter, you can post it there as well. #GenCantSoloCon, #EuroOde Good luck!

d10-2 A staple of euros is a broken meeple. You either love or hate them. In my house we tend to embrace the broken meeple and name them. Do you have a broken meeple? Tweet or post it out: #GenCantSoloCon, #BrokenMeeple

Meet Guillermo & Boudreaux

If all goes well, I (Travis) plan on posting some live solo playthroughs of some solo playable Rosenberg games on the Low Player Count YouTube channel as the day goes on. Enjoy!
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4. Board Game: Hostage Negotiator [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:786] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7


CHALLENGE

Play a multiplayer, competitive game solo, pitting you against yourself while you control multiple players, or against a dummy player, or versus an AI.

A long-standing tradition in wargaming is to play both sides of a conflict. Oftentimes people will play all sides of a game to learn it. So this time, play multiple sides of a game (any game you want) to win.


EXAMPLES

Space Hulk: Death Angel
Dawn of the Zeds
Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp
Race for the Galaxy
Warfighter
Thunderbolt Apache Leader
Hostage Negotiator
Cuba Libre

or any other game you want to include.



Submit your plays to the Form above for entry in the drawing.
Opens Midnight on Sunday!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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5. Board Game: Hostage Negotiator [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:786] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Van Ryder Games is thrilled to support the #GencantSoloCon and is issuing a challenge to all the Negotiators out there to collectively save 1,000 hostages playing Hostage Negotiator as part of the con!

Check out the thread below and let's start saving some Hostages!
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/19837425#19837425
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