Single person play which is really play, not merely following textual cues and options, has been developed since the 1970s, but became a dedicated design topic in 2010-2011. Share experiences and help investigate its properties.
Introduction Several months ago I had a chance to play The Plant, the solo rpg created by Jason Morningstar; if you would like to see what kind of results it can bring in terms of fiction, I attach the journal of my play, in Italian and English*: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AKoRiJ2CfjnBtwXC2ZrXP1HkYfWVIVYM/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SoyfjmISC0NLBQv6vhLjeMcDd89JL3pN/edit For those unfamiliar, the game is […]
I did three solo-play sessions of Ironsworn. The audio is here, but be warned that no editing has been done; thinking silences are preserved as well as physical and mental coughing and hitching. I didn’t use Ironsworn’s sketchy Norse frontier setting, but rather used the Iron Kingdoms, a magitech-meets-WWI kinda thing. I played a seventeen-year-old […]
Over the last couple of days I played the solo game Thousand Year Old Vampire. Attached to this post you will find two documents. The first document represents what the character looked like after setup. The second document contains what the character looked like by the time the game was over. The second document is […]
I had no idea what kind of character I wanted to make for a solo Ironsworn game, so I left as much of it as I could up to the oracles. The result was Myrick of Lostwater, a guy who was both relaxed and hostile somehow. Lostwater itself is in the Tempest Hills, and the […]
Back in 2020 one of the first games I played fully online after the lockdowns went into effect was Bleak Spirit. It’s one of those games that’s trying to tap into themes of the Dark Souls and Bloodborne video games. I don’t have any familiarity with those games but I have a lot of sympathy […]
I had a chance to try this game as a homework assignment for the Phenomena course taught by Ron during this period. If I’m sharing the game’s journal, first and foremost, it’s because I found a particular pleasure in the imagery that developed around this apocalypse, and a particular sense of fondness for the characters […]
I am playing Annalise by Nathan Paoletta for the first time. I’ve only just begun to engage with the system, since I’m only a couple of scenes into play. That being said, I am looking forward to get back into it. I am playing by myself (solo). I consider myself experienced at it, though I’ve […]
I saw a Twitch stream about Ironsworn early this year or late last year and I was intrigued enought to want to try it out. The PDFs are free to download, which is amazing considering how much work the author put into the game. So far I like it enough that I would buy a […]
Come join BwK as we get a group together to learn the Lone Wolf Adventure Game together! Even the GM’s trying it for the first time! We have lots of fun and 2 rather cool scenes I was asked to bookmark in the video description.