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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.

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I love solo RPGs and samurai drama, so I was excited to come across Emanuele Galletto‘s Seppuku: Fury of the Samurai. 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 with […]

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Around the end of the year, I usually take a look back at my gaming over the previous 12 months.[1] This time around, I decided to graph my board game and RPG sessions for every year for which I have complete data: 2009-2017.[2] Here’s a graph comparing RPG and board game plays for these years, […]

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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 […]

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