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Questions tagged [solo]

For questions about solo RPGs, games with just one player and no game master (e.g. the Lone Wolf gamebooks).

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On a roll of 5, can the room be searched?

In Four Against Darkness, 'You may search an empty room...' (pg. 31), and on a roll of 5 on the Room Contents Table, the result is 'Empty. Roll on the Special Feature table.' Given the full stop, does ...
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Are there any easy known ways to play DnD 5e without other real people? [duplicate]

I love DnD 5e and do play it with my friends a lot, but of course I am not always right next to 3 or more other friends who happen to know how to play DnD (and if I am, I do not always have the time). ...
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A Completely solo Pathfinder game [closed]

I'm in need of a system that allows me to play a completely solo Pathfinder game. I've been searching for a while now, and most people either say: "You can't, play it with friends", or "you can", but ...
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How does getting lost work in Barbarian Prince?

I am trying to get into DwarfStar Games -- Barbarian Prince, and am trying to understand the movement rules from the Rule book For my daily action (r203) I can move to another hex (r204). r204 ...
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How do I handle Lore and Discern Realities Rolls while playing with a GM Emulator?

It seems like sort of an oddity to ask about solo play, but I haven't been able to play with my group and I'm itching to try some good Dungeon World action. Hoewever, I have a big problem: how am I ...
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Is it possible to play D&D 5e solo?

Is it at all possible to run a solo game where you act as the DM/GM for yourself? I know there was a 4th edition adventure published in an old issue of one of the D&D magazines but recently I read ...
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Can I play D&D 4e solo? [duplicate]

I have played Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition for a long time now, and I am sorry to see it go. I liked the complexity of it, where as 5e is really based on quickly getting through encounters. Is ...
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Roleplaying play-by-post game for one [closed]

I spent quite some time trying to come up with such concept. By play-by-post I mean some kind of game of fiction, in writing. For the single person. What I'm looking for is some set of rules so that ...
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How to play a published adventure solo?

I have an adventure module that I want to play through but can't convince anyone to play with me (or our schedules don't line up right). I know I can use the Mythic GM Emulator to simulate a GM, but I ...
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What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity? [closed]

I often see some people in the table top RPG claim that RPGs are inherently social. As such, the claim is used to invalidate the existence of solitaire rpg'ing, computer RPGs as "real rpgs", etc. I ...
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looking for advice on miniatures and RPG [duplicate]

can anybody offer any advice on what path to follow for solo playing games. I have been looking at different aspects of gaming. I have looked at a lot of board games and have recently bought Arkham ...
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Single player games suitable for session preparation

I found a demo version of How to Host a Dungeon, and somehow the idea really grew on me. Not just creating dungeons, but actually having methods of making gm prep work into a game. I haven't seen ...
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How do I get started playing Dungeons and Dragons 4th edition by myself?

I've been wanting to start playing D&D for some time, and I was wondering how I could get started by myself with relative ease. I own the first two player handbooks, and a set of dice.
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Single Player Games [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do solo, non-computer, RPG's exist, and if yes, which are good? Are there any single player RPGs?
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Looking for solo (one person) RPGs - do they exist?

I am looking to find out if solo RPGs exist, and which you'd recommend. I do not mean "one-on-one" 1 player + 1 GM games. I really mean "1 person." Update: After receiving two (fine, up-voted) ...