Maybe check the required cards first ;-)
oh, well... i didn't mean to narrow the set. it was just a personal trial.
the point here could be to design a better set, and maximize final score... open question, IMHO.
You can pretty easily get infinite VP. One way to lock the bot would be to use a masq cutpurse pin to eliminate their deck and then tax copper. Then just play a bunch of monuments or whatever.
that's right. i suffered that strategy once, a memorable occasion it was. and i didn't fully understand how it worked so well!
but thinking it twice i don't like that answer: such infinite score is theoric, as long as you need infinite time (rounds) to reach it. i would penalize the excess of time by discounting an increasing amount of VP depending on the number of played rounds (Fibonacci numbers, 2^n seems too hard). this way you wouldn't dare to trespass a threshold of 16 or 17 rounds, and the game needs to be finite.
let's say, for example:SOLO SCORE = VP - IA - Fn
VP is your final score,
IA is Lord Rattington's final score,
Fn is the n-th Fibonacci number,
n is the number of rounds you've played.
this way looks far more interesting, to me.
i just played this set (#34487005):Required cards:
Scrying Pool, King's Court, Fortress, Rogue, Groundskeeper, Goons, Grand Market, Procession, Peasant, Bridge, Tomb, Donate, Triumph, Mission
i beated Lord Rattington in 11 rounds, final scoring was 1473/14. my SOLO SCORE would be 1370.