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05 Sep 2017

Solo RPG Resources

Last updated June 27th, 2022.

Newly added:

  • MAGES (PWYW) a Micro Adventure Game master Emulator System
  • PUSH (PWYW) a lightweight, story-driven RPG system designed for cooperative, action-packed adventures, direct link to the SRD
  • Kismet a ruleset designed for you to play your fantasy adventures while blatantly ignoring every number that might have come with their systems
  • I am the Forest (PWYW) a solo TTRPG focused on map-making and story telling
  • TwixtWays Ranch Journaling Game (FREE) a single player farming RPG that takes place between all worlds

This is a list of resources for solo role-playing.

I was looking for a list of solo engines and resources some years ago. Unfortunately, I found none.
That’s why I started this list at the G+ Lone Wolf community and completed it with the help of others.

If you know of a resource that is not listed yet, you can shoot me an email.

Want to know how to get started with solo role-playing? I wrote a short blogpost that covers the essentials. There is also a beginner-friendly guide by Spencer Salyer. John Yorio has an excellent in-depth tutorial in several blog posts. I recommend this for a better understanding of solo role-playing.
Lino Pang also offers Solo RPG Tips that are worth a read.

Update: With the demise of Google+, the Solo Roleplaying Reddit seems to be the most useful public place to gather online.

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Solo Engines/Games/Gamebooks

Solo RPG Media (Blogs, Podcasts, Youtube etc.)

Solo RPG Tools (Websites, Game Aids, Random Generators etc.)