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  • Posted Chapters 2 and 3 recently https://marccsolottrp.blogspot.com
  • (Quote) Great write up! I've been eyeing Ironsworn for a while now. Do let me know what you think of it. It is perfectly fine to smooth things out when solo playing.
  • I'm back at it with a new, beautiful and simple system called Romance of the Perilous Land (Osprey Games). Will be doing an epic quest hex crawl. Article #1 : The initial set up https://marccsolottrp.blogspot.com/2020/05/solo-hex-crawl-quest-perilo…
  • (Quote) Indeed. I looked at Roll20 and other sites and decided I prefer spending time dreaming up better stories and hooks based on the player's action during the last game, then importing tokens and drawing maps. But if I was in my twenties I woul…
  • Very interesting discussion. Glad you liked this book. My second favorite Culture book is a tie between: Surface and Hydrogen Sonata.
    in Question 7 Comment by MARCC April 21
  • These days solo role-play could be an option. I few suggestions: https://www.enworld.org/threads/no-players-no-problem-try-these-solo-adventures.671144/#post-7969476
  • (Quote) Thanks for the quick response! I'll pass along the info. ;)
  • (Quote) Hello Chris, I have a friend who loves the bronze age and recently bought Mythras to start a campaign. He used to play Runequest. Can you tell me when your book is coming out?
  • Just finished the third book of the trilogy. It is non-action driven, very dark and hard science fiction. I've never been scared by a book before but the third book chilled my bone marrow. Liu Cixin deserves his reputation as an important sci-fi aut…
  • Just finished the second book and immediately started reading the third book. It's a slow burn trilogy. The second book has the same slow pace as the first, in its first quarter, but then something happens and it becomes the big space galaxy story t…
  • (Quote) I'm aware of it but haven't read it. I found other ressources like The 5e Solo adventurers Toolbox by Paul Bimler. He also writes solo 5e adventures for those who like Lone Wolf adventure books of the 80-90s. I read Elminster's Guide to solo…
  • (Quote) There is no actual role-play and no words are spoken... unless you have split personality syndrom! But you can enjoy a minds eye view of events just like when you are reading a novel. Everything is resolved using ability and skill checks. So…
  • (Quote) Thank you! it is really bizarre at first playing a rpg alone... but once you get the characters moving and you randomize the answers to the characters questions, the ball starts rolling and before you know it you've played for a few hours an…
  • (Quote) Not sure you read my blog. Everything is randomized so you don't know what will happen. It's not a novel or a play. That is what I find interesting with that format. There are several FB Groups with 1000s of members who discuss this format. …
  • (Quote) Me too. I really enjoyed that not everything in the book was utilitarian narratively speaking.
  • (Quote) Indeed. I believe this is why we can diverge significantly on liking a book or not. Its not only our preconceptions that filter our reading experience but also our wants and needs in the period during which we read a book. For example my fir…
  • I was thinking more in terms of categories that synthesize the readers experience. My rating of 4 and your rating of 4 might not originate from the same aspects of the book. We both gave 4 star but for very different reasons. And since we use .5 sta…
  • Dark Sun had moving steam-punk like cities that walked on giant legs. Thanks for the review.
  • It took me a while to finish the book I admit because I didn't know if it was going anywhere interesting. It's only after the mid-point that I started really getting into it. I'll try to read book two. I survived reading the Annihilation trilogy :s…
  • OOOOOOOH! Good choice. Curious to see what the members think of it.
  • (Quote) If I can find the book in iBook or Kindle format.
  • (Quote) Awesome sauce! I'm mostly a sci-fi fan. Currently playing Coriolis the Third Horizon because of its its arab-centric nature. This could be my next game.
  • Found these two articles about the game. Do you agree with the author's critic? A review of the RPG : https://matthewjconstantine.com/2017/07/16/tabletop-rpg-review-ki-khanga/ And a review of the short story anthology by the same authors : https:/…
  • Hello everyone, Marc C here. I've been a polygamer since 1981, which means I regularly play rpgs, board games, card games and wargames... and I've been reading genre literature for as long. While my participation has been on and off for the last f…