I was going to do a Twitter thread while playing through Thousand Year Old Vampire (TYOV), a solo RPG by Tim Hutchings in which you’re an awful, awful vampire, but couldn’t figure out how to provide a meaningful content warning that would 1) persist and 2) allow people to avoid the whole thread while 3) […]
My copy of Tim Hutchings’ Thousand Year Old Vampire came in the mail, and daaaaaaaaaamn this book slaps. That spot foil — the gold bits — looks like kintsugi. The stamps look so real I want to peel them off. I opened the front cover and literally went, “What the hell, why did Tim write
This list of solo RPGs over on Sophia Brandt’s excellent die heart blog is marvelous. I’ve never done any “GM emulator”-style solo roleplaying, but I’ve played my fair share of gamebooks, solo roleplaying poems, and card-driven solo story games. This list is packed with stuff I’ve never heard of, much of it free.
I love solo RPGs and samurai drama, so I was excited to come across Emanuele Galletto‘s Seppuku: Fury of the Samurai (paid link). It’s a short solo RPG (5-10 minutes, depending on whether you write anything apart from your death poem), but surprisingly melancholy and impactful. The only peace my bold but headstrong samurai found was
Around the end of the year, I usually take a look back at my gaming over the previous 12 months. This time around, I decided to graph my board game and RPG sessions for every year for which I have complete data: 2009-2017. Here’s a graph comparing RPG and board game plays for these years,
I hadn’t planned to enter the 200 Word RPG Challenge, but then an idea popped into my head, followed closely by another, and one spilled out of me. The Thief is a solitaire RPG that takes a few minutes to play. You need a handful of coins and possibly something to write on. The Thief