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Néstor Romeral Andrés
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Hi,

Here is a little contest about this great game.

1st ESSENTIA'S GOLEM PLACING CONTEST

With this board configuration:



Score as many points as you can by placing golems according to the following restrictions:

- The golems must placed in a way that none of them 'threatens' another, as described in Essentia Rules.
- The points each golem provides depend on the type of tile it is on:

golem on rocks, 1 point
golem on forest, 2 points
golem on plateaus or mountains, 3 points
golems on plains, 4 points
golems on Springs of Essence, 2 points.

Additional note: Golems on Springs of Essence behave as described in Essentia Rules. Golems on Circles of Essence behave like standing on rocks.


In case of a tie, the first poster wins.
Edited posts will be rejected.
Deadline is Feb-28-2011

Prize: Your score in GG.

Good luck!




Thank you, Fernando for creating the puzzle configuration.
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Hi Nestor!

need to put the golems of 2 players? and if so golems scored only one player or both players

gracias
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Is this essentially like a 'queens challenge' (put the most queens possible on a chess board such that none can immediately capture another) ?

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byronczimmer wrote:
Is this essentially like a 'queens challenge' (put the most queens possible on a chess board such that none can immediately capture another) ?



Yes, that's it. Color doesn't matter.

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I'm going to set par at 30.

Do I post the answer here or do I geekmail it to Nestor?
 
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byronczimmer wrote:
I'm going to set par at 30.

Do I post the answer here or do I geekmail it to Nestor?


You have to post it here.

 
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Orienting the grid as shown in the picture:


x = no Golem
O = golem
-------------
xxxOxxxx
xxxxxOxO
xOxxxxxO
xOxxOxxO
xxxxOxxx
Oxxxxxxx
xxOxOxxx
xxxxOxxx
xOOxOxOO



A slightly easier to read version is:


. = no golem
(P)lain
platea(U)
(M)ountain
(F)orest
(S)pring
(C)ircle
(R)ock
----------
...U....
.....R.R
.R.....R
.R..M..F
....R...
P.......
..R.R...
....M...
.RS.R.RF
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Slight improvement to 33:


....R.RM
.M......
.R..R..R
.......F
..R......
P.......
..R.R..M
....M...
.RS.R.RF


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Enjoy!

 
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Another 33 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
pl - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle


. . . . . S . .
. . . P . . . .
. R . . . . . R
. . . . M . . F
. . R . . . . R
P . . . . . . .
. . R . R F . .
. . . . . . pl .
. R S . . S . F
 
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There, a 34 pointer!!!


34 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
U - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle


. . . . . S R M
. . . P . . . .
M R . . . . R R
. . U . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
. . . . R M . .
R . . . . . . M
. . . . M . . .
. R . . R . . F
 
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A 37 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
U - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle

R . S . R S . M
. . . . . . . R
. R R . R . . R
. . . . . . . F
R . R . R . . .
. . . . R . . R
R . R . R . . M
. . R . M . . R
. . S . R . . F
 
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38 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
U - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle


R F S . R S . M
. . . . . . . R
. R . . R . . R
. . . . . . . F
R C R . R . . R
. . . . R . . R
R . R . R . . .
. . . . . . U .
. R S . R S . F

 
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Based on this post: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/623976/cant-attack-from-... ...every answer in this thread so far is wrong (all of mine included) as there are golems adjacent to other golems who are on Springs of Essence.

New solution forthcoming...

Oh, and this is a really fun challenge and this post is the first time I've heard of Essentia and it sounds like quite a bit of fun! Very cool twist on the basic movements of chess!!! It really does seem like the game would be profoundly different.
 
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Taking into account that golems on Springs can attack any adjoining spot, here's a new solution that works:

33 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
U - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle


R . S . . S . M
. . . . . . . R
. R R . R . . R
. . . . . . . F
R C R . R . . R
. . . . R . . R
R . R . R . . .
. . . . . . U .
. . S . R . . F
 
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Raven Bloodeyes wrote:
Based on this post: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/623976/cant-attack-from-... ...every answer in this thread so far is wrong (all of mine included) as there are golems adjacent to other golems who are on Springs of Essence.

New solution forthcoming...

Oh, and this is a really fun challenge and this post is the first time I've heard of Essentia and it sounds like quite a bit of fun! Very cool twist on the basic movements of chess!!! It really does seem like the game would be profoundly different.


Based on a reading of the rules, you can only MOVE out of a Spring.

Quote:
Springs of essence: the most important
type of terrain and the source of the Orders’
magic. When a golem occupies such a zone,
the piece can only move to adjoining spaces
in any direction
, but the loss of one of the
springs under certain circumstances means
the defeat in the battle.


That seems really clear.
 
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My fault, BT. The rules should be more explicit about this respect (and they will in no time) but Jason is right: you can move and attack from a spring.
With a literal interpretation of the rules, I can understand perfectly the confusion. I´m sorry for the little trouble, my friends, but your doubts have been most helpul.
I appreciate your interest in the contest. Please, get on with it.
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So we've exposed a mistake in the rulebook. Well, nobody is perfect. I've discussed it with Fernando and we're fixing it.

The contest continues with the right rules. As Raven is ahead on the scoring, even with the wrong rules, I think the problem is solved.

We're just playing after all.


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Raven Bloodeyes wrote:

Oh, and this is a really fun challenge and this post is the first time I've heard of Essentia and it sounds like quite a bit of fun! Very cool twist on the basic movements of chess!!! It really does seem like the game would be profoundly different.


It IS quite different, Jason. Trust me.
And thanks for your words.
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Another new one with the updated "right" rules (rePosted, with the CODE tag to make it look pretty again)

35 point solution

. - No golem

Golem on:
P - Plains
U - plateau
M - mountain
F - forest
S - springs
R - rock
C - circle


R . S . . S . M
. . . . . . . R
. R R . R . . R
. . . . . . . F
R . R . R . . .
. . . . R . . R
R . R . R . . M
. . . . M . . R
. . S . R . . F
 
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End!

Congrats, Jason

Thank you everybody for participating!

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Thanks a lot!!! This was fun!
 
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My congratulations too, Jason!

And thank you all for your interest.
 
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Good Job Jason.

More importantly, the rules got a good review and update.
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You have a point there, BT. Thanks for your remarks and your time.
 
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