After reaching my limit with video-games weeks ago I’ve been kind of floating around with nothing much to do. I still want to play games but electronics games currently feels too much of a bother. The limitations are too obvious and the repetition nature of it also wore me down quite a bit. I decided to take a break and see what else I could do. I always had an interest for tabletop RPGs and back in school played a lot of the big ones (DnD, Pathfinder) and even after I had nobody to play with I still have the habit of just reading the books for the fun of it. By reading the books you kinda play it a little bit, imagining characters and situations. I know some people also feel that way and read the books for this same reason. That however isn’t enough a playing experience for me so I decided to look into solo tabletop games. To my surprise there’s quite a number of them, way beyond those D&D solo adventures nobody play it. More importantly, there’s a lot of weird ones that has nothing to do with playing heroes and fighting monsters.
I think this will be something interesting to a lot of people here. Many wizards are a bit tired of traditional video games. This will be an interesting alternative for them. It will also appeal I think to people who are not tired of electronic games and want to try new things. It appeals to people interested in tabletop RPGs in general and those who are interested in it but are afraid to deal with groups, even online. It appeals to people interested in writing, because the role-playing elements of a solitaire rpg is flashed out through writing pretty much (unless you’re happy with just imagining the events, which also works fine). It serves as a writing tool and many of those systems works as a way to help people who want to write but can’t for whatever reason. In fact, while looking for these games some of them are mentioned by people primarily interested in writing, not gaming. Finally and most importantly, solitaire rpgs is a great tool for day-dreaming. I would even say it’s the perfect tool for day-dreaming, better than anything I’ve come across before.
Basically this is too perfect and appealing not to share it.
So yes, this is going to be a thread about single player tabletop rpgs. Some times they look like CYOA books, other times they’re pretty much dungeon crawls with little role-playing elements to it. Sometimes though they hit a sweet spot and it becomes a great way to pass the time. I’llPost too long. Click here to view the full text.