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Wingingboy
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Solo Game Sun, 03 January 2010 20:14
Hi,

I recently found out that you can play the game solo, where you can play one knight. I think it is a great varient to the game, but obviously you cannot have a traitor.

I find that it is much more enjoyable than with numerous people. As my family take a very long time and our games average 4 hours, I find if I want to play the game then with myself is a great idea.

For my first game like this I managed to win 11-2, and it was the first time i had ever managed to complete the quest for the holy grail.

I though that people who struggle to find other players should know this, so they could play.
      
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Re:Solo Game Tue, 05 January 2010 22:18
Wingingboy wrote on Sun, 03 January 2010 14:14

Hi,

I recently found out that you can play the game solo, where you can play one knight...


You played one knight and won solo? That is surprising, as I would think it would be harder than heck to win this game with 1 or even 2 knights.

I played solo once, and with 4 knights (and no traitors of course), and won. I can't recall if it was easy or not (it was my first game so just getting the feel for things).
      
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Re:Solo Game Fri, 03 December 2010 19:25
Did you just play the standard rules when playing solo, or did you change anything? Also, if you continue winning by so much, you may try the Squire variant to the game to make it a bit harder.
      
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Re:Solo Game Mon, 06 December 2010 23:58
I haven't played solo very much.

My understanding is that playing solo with 1 Knight and standard rules is a bit too easy if you acquire Lancelot's Armour early on. I've seen suggestions that in this case you should do something to limit this power, such as require that Excalibur and Grail Quests must be completed first before attempting Lancelot's quest. I don't see why you couldn't just make the Armour useless until you have completed the other 2 quests, thus allowing you to go after the Lancelot quest any time you want. Or just don't use the Armour's power at all.

When playing solo with multiple knights, I think 4 is probably too easy. So 3 randomly drawn knights with standard rules, maybe starting with fewer life points (there is a suggestion to start with 2 life points on boardgamegeek, but you might want to start with 3 to see how it goes). You might want to limit trading of cards (unless one of the knights is Arthur). Also might want to allow use of 3 Merlins only when from a single knight (no sharing of Merlins).

Check www.boardgamegeek.com for other variant suggestions.

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Re:Solo Game Tue, 04 January 2011 15:09
Where did you find the solo rules?
      
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Re:Solo Game Tue, 04 January 2011 23:07
The original post is over 1 year old, so don't know if you'll get an answer from Wingingboy. But I assume from his message that he simply played with a single knight.

That's why I made some suggestions that I gleaned from various posts I saw at one time over on boardgamegeek.com. There are no formal "rules" per se as far as I know. But folks in the BGG forum have discussed this in more detail than in the DOW forum.

Here is the link to the BGG page for this game:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15062/shadows-over-camelo t

Try filtering the forum posts by "Variants" and you might see something of interest.

For instance, here is a good discussion about playing solo at BGG (from which I lifted my suggestions):

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15062/shadows-over-camelo t

      
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Re:Solo Game Wed, 05 January 2011 14:30
Thanks, I will take a look.
      
    
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