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What is #GenCantSoloCon?
It's the biggest four day solo-con you've never attended at GenCant.
Last year, over 1,000 entries were made into the 4 day competition. Make sure you are ready to be a part of it this year.

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, August 4th - Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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

Google Form

E Play an appropriate game on the designated day. Multiple games can be played multiple times.
E GCSC has closed, thanks for playing!
E The Google Form is the only way to get points and win.
E Tweet a picture of the game. (Not required to enter, but fun to do.)
E Attach the appropriate hashtag: #gencantsolocon.
E Post about your game on the discussion geeklist.

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!



…and many more


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: Dice Brewing: Pre-release Bonus Cards [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked]
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Pre-registration!
Now closed
GenCantSoloCon is coming up. Only one more week to go until the solocon doors open. But you can already start planning your convention schedule and share with everyone else.
Share your plans on our discussion geeklist. Post at least one game you intend on playing. You can enter any other information (including what other games you want to play, where you're playing, what you are most excited about the con, or anything else). But in order to be entered, you have to add one entry with a game you intend to play during the convention. (You also have to put an entry in the form above.)
Each participant can get only one entry from pre-registration.
We look forward to seeing you at GenCantSoloCon!
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2. Board Game: Friday [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:281]
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4


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

or any other game you want to include



Submit your plays to the form above for entry in the contest
Now open! Go play!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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3. Board Game: The Shadow Over Westminster [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:5267]
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5


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

The Shadow Over Westminster
Mice and Mystics
Police Precinct
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)
Shadowrun: Crossfire

or any other game you want to include



Submit your plays to the form above for entry in the contest
Now open!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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4. Board Game: Scythe [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:8]
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6


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

Scythe
Viticulture
Imperial Settlers
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
Lewis & Clark
Caverna: The Cave Farmers

or any other game you want to include



Submit your plays to the form above for entry in the contest
Euro games are now open!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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5. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:239]
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7


CHALLENGE

New this year!
Play a game that includes or uses dice as a primary component of the game.


A little randomness and tension can make a game even better. Dice are a great source of randomness, and are one of the best icons of tabletop gaming. Throw some dice and see if the dice favor you or if your fortunes have turned.


EXAMPLES

Space Hulk: Death Angel
Deep Space D-6
Nations: The Dice Game
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
Pandemic: The Cure
D-Day Dice

or any other game you want to include.



Submit your plays to the Form above for entry in the drawing.
Sorry for the delay, dice games are open!!


Tweet or post your pics of wins, near wins, or utter failures with #GENCANTSOLOCON.
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6. Board Game: Utopia Engine [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2411]
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Challenge - Print and Play
Print and play games are a mainstay for many gamers. They are a good opportunity for developers and designers to get a game out there and get feedback. For other games, a print and play files is the end result of a lot of hard work. For many, the Solitaire Print and Play Design Contest is a source of many solitaire games for the next year. Those of us who enjoy a print and play game appreciate the designers making those games available.
For this challenge, play a solitaire print and play game. You must play the game on a print-and-play version (so you can play Deep Space D-6 on its original print and play files, but not with the published version). Print and play games don't require a lot of work to create, and there are many single page solitaire games available.
After playing the game, as always, post it to the google form and anywhere else you'd like to. You aren't limited to one entry with this event, and a single game could fit multiple events.
If you're looking for some recommendations on good print and play games, I expect many other GCSC attendees will be along with their recommendations. Read along, and give feedback if someone else makes a recommendation that you love.

We've got some print and play related prizes that are going to be reserved for this challenge, so you need to put a check for this challenge if you want to take part in this part of the drawing. This challenge was sponsored by CompletelyBoard.com and the rest of the GCSC sponsors.
This event will be open until the end of the convention.
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7. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:232]
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More Events Coming
Watch this space. More events are coming and will be announced as we get closer to and during the convention.
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8. Board Game: One Zero One [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:2816]
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Challenge - Digital Boardgaming

You asked for it, we brought it! This is a special challenge open for boardgame apps. Pick your favorite and play it - just keep it solo! AI opponents are just fine (as they are in many solo games!). For many, this is their lone access to solo gaming so we don't want to leave anyone out. Please remember, this is boardgaming. Just because Donny plays World of Warcraft for four hours doesn't mean he gets to submit for it...devil

Be sure to fill out the Google form and include the appropriate challenge so you receive credit. Now get to gaming!

As always, if something goes wrong...

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9. Board Game: Field Commander: Alexander [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1715]
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Challenge - Wargames!

Sometimes you just want to push around tiny chits with tinier text printed on them. For you, we've made the wargame challenge! Play any wargame you like and be sure to add enter it into the Google form so you get credit for your gaming!

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10. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:645]
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PRIZES

Thank you everyone for participating in this year GenCantSoloCon. I hope everyone enjoyed it and will join us again next year.
We are sending out our prizes to our winners. In the past, we have had to redraw some of the prizes, so if you haven't been contacted, you may still be contacted soon. We will make another post once all of the prizes have been distributed.
Again, a huge thanks to our sponsors for all of their generous contributions:

Sponsor
Van Ryder Games
Victory Point Games
Meeple Realty
Lvl 99 Games
Foxtrot/Renegade
Tasty Minstrel Games
Andrew Brooks
Jeff Rhind
Counter Clockwork Game Design
Gablovsky Design

Prize
Salvation Road, HN:Crime Wave
Empires in America, Chosin Few, Wings for the Baron
Insert
Pixel Tactics x2, Sellswords x2, Exceed x2
Foxtrot/Renegade
Flip City
Gaming picture
Various PnP Games
The Shadow Over Westminster
Maquis iOS

Please thank our sponsors for their support of our un-convention.
If you have any feedback, comments, or suggestions about the convention, feel free to reach out to us or comment on this geeklist item. Again, thank you all for attending.
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