Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

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Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by samuelcollins » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:47 pm

Just wondering. I can't seem to get through it without BK. Cost gets too high.

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:50 pm

Are you trying with just the default ship decks? Some of the solo play scenarios may require players to build custom decks.

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by emcc » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 am

The way I succeeded was to not commit to a contract for the first 5 rounds or so. I concentrated on getting my tableau set up initially. When I felt like I had enough resources to handle most of the contracts, I then started to try and complete them. Played that strategy 3 times with the Beowulf. Won on the third try.

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:12 pm

emcc wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 am
The way I succeeded was to not commit to a contract for the first 5 rounds or so. I concentrated on getting my tableau set up initially. When I felt like I had enough resources to handle most of the contracts, I then started to try and complete them. Played that strategy 3 times with the Beowulf. Won on the third try.
That's a clever strategy! Weren't you at all worried by the build up of :complication?

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by windforce » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:34 am

It took more than a few times and several deck changes, but I beat scenario 2. Admittedly by the skin of my teeth.
At the last contract (which in itself I was guaranteed to fulfill based on my resources) I had two complications.
I had no more cards in my library, and one card in hand (Calling in a Marker). The first complication (Wanted) sent a :crew to my hand. Then I could play the :event Calling in a Marker using my Scout ability and discard my :crew card for the remaining :ev . Lucky me!
I reach the 20 :vp with no credits left, but felt richer than ever.

After several missed attempts at this scenario, I discovered that I needed more :ev . So I decided to remove some cards and replace them with cards like Glitch and Time is Money purely for paying :ev , which is the key to beating this scenario. Normally I would not include these cards in my deck but for this solo scenario they proved vital.

By the way, brilliant game! Love it to bits, even though I only have the Starter at this moment.
Such is life and it gets sucher every day.

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:32 am

Sorry for the delay in replying, we were all at DunDraCon!

Congratulations on defeating Scenario 2! :ev is often an overlooked aspect when it comes to deck building, but there's definitely a lot of utility in having some high value cards available. Did you consider :heroics at all? I'm a big fan of them (in non-solo play I consider Lost and Found to be almost a no-brainer), and they do all have 2 :ev (except for Reliance on Professionals).

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by windforce » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:42 am

Horizon Jeff wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:32 am
Did you consider :heroics at all? I'm a big fan of them (in non-solo play I consider Lost and Found to be almost a no-brainer), and they do all have 2 :ev (except for Reliance on Professionals).
Yes my deck contained 8 :heroics. comprising the cards Contingency, Reap the Whirlwind and Personal Intervention.
Even if you do not have the required :crew, the :heroics always serve a second purpose as currency.
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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:37 pm

Which :ship were you?

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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by windforce » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:52 am

Horizon Jeff wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Which :ship were you?
I flew the Type S Scout :ship . Its event reducing ability is great, and 3 :crew is most of the times sufficient (welcome, BuffBot-3000).
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Re: Anyone ever beat Solo Scenario 2?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:20 pm

windforce wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:52 am
Horizon Jeff wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Which :ship were you?
I flew the Type S Scout :ship . Its event reducing ability is great, and 3 :crew is most of the times sufficient (welcome, BuffBot-3000).
We'd love to see your decklist, if you're willing to share!

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