Wednesday, November 02, 2011

November is Solo Game Appreciation Month

It has something to do with the whole "11-11" thing, I think, but J.F. at the Solo Nexus (and author of World vs. Hero) has declared this month to be Solo Game Appreciation Month. Seeing as how solo gaming (through the Mythic GME) was actually responsible for resurrecting this blog back in 2009, I though I'd mention it. Life is super busy now and I'm getting in a fair bit of awesome face-to-face gaming, so solo gaming has fallen by the wayside. But I still look back on those solo games that I played with great longing. They were really fun and they taught me a bunch useful techniques that supercharged by GM Fu.

So, yeah, I hope to do some solo gaming this month. And given that my birthday on is on 11/11/11, I owe it to myself to do something on the big day. I have Mythic games that I'd like to finish (like Ebon Knight and the Microscope experiment), but lately I've been itching to play test an extremely rough game engine based on Hamlet's Hitpoints that I've been kicking around. I'll keep you posted on the happenings on and any generally applicable gaming ideas that come out of it.


ckutalik said...

I was using Mythic to run solo wargame campaigns back when I lived in Detroit (and about a year before getting back into the more social world of RPGs). It works surprisingly well.

fictivefantasies said...

I am currently working on adapting some things from "Wizards, Warriors, and YOU!" (a kind of choose-your-own-adventure book from the 80s, but with spells and weapons!) for Old School Hack.

That could count as solo game appreciation, I think.

Risus Monkey said...

@ckutalik: I was amazed at how well it worked. I think it's a combination of ink-blotting and sure ending control to an oracle (tge yes/no questions).

@fictive: Awesome! I can't to see what you do with that!

fictivefantasies said...

Here's the adaptation I was talking about.