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Glenn Margewich
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During my first couple solo plays, I seemed to end up drawing hands that contained mostly killed monsters. Which basically allowed me to "shop" in the village, not attack in the dungeon. Subsequently, the monsters would "drop" into the village score pile. It seems as though killing more monsters was punishing me. Am I doing something wrong?

 
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DK Kemler
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In solo play you can be choosy on which monsters you kill. sometimes it's better to let the lower VP monters slip by and either rest, or buy a needed village cards, and focus on the killing the higher VP monsters.
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degamer wrote:
In solo play you can be choosy on which monsters you kill. sometimes it's better to let the lower VP monters slip by and either rest, or buy a needed village cards, and focus on the killing the higher VP monsters.


Agree. I just played my first (two) solo games. I lost the first one (1 Bazillion to 6), and on the second game (immediately following) I was much more choosy about which monsters went into the village pile. This caused me to win with a nice score of 48 to 30.

One of the main tactics I used was to attack, and lose to, the lower VP monsters, instead of letting the higher ones fall into the Village Pile. Banish was really helpful in this game as well, allowing me to move higher VP cards away from rank 1.
 
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paigew wrote:
Banish was really helpful in this game as well, allowing me to move higher VP cards away from rank 1.


Uh oh! Bad news - Banish is not allowed in the solo game. Check out the updated solo rules on the AEG website. I think you can see why!
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paigew wrote:
degamer wrote:
In solo play you can be choosy on which monsters you kill. sometimes it's better to let the lower VP monters slip by and either rest, or buy a needed village cards, and focus on the killing the higher VP monsters.


Agree. I just played my first (two) solo games. I lost the first one (1 Bazillion to 6), and on the second game (immediately following) I was much more choosy about which monsters went into the village pile. This caused me to win with a nice score of 48 to 30.

One of the main tactics I used was to attack, and lose to, the lower VP monsters, instead of letting the higher ones fall into the Village Pile. Banish was really helpful in this game as well, allowing me to move higher VP cards away from rank 1.


I'm fairly sure Banish or any effect (elf sorcerer) that lets you manipulate the order of the monsters is illegal in solo play.
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degamer wrote:
In solo play you can be choosy on which monsters you kill. sometimes it's better to let the lower VP monters slip by and either rest, or buy a needed village cards, and focus on the killing the higher VP monsters.


Agreed. I've played a number of solo games and I usually visit the village on turns when a 2 or 3 VP monster is in the first rank, as long as I have the gold. At the end of the turn the low point monster goes to the monsters point total...no problem, it's only 2 points. Don't let Ebon Fume get through though!
 
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