Solo Game Master’s Guide

Roleplay Rescue’s Blog

Just received my physical copy of the Solo Game Master’s Guide by Geek Gamers, published by Modiphius. Having read the .PDF from cover to cover, I can say that this is a useful tool for any soloist. My view is that it contains several good ideas that are generally applicable to the regular GM too.

I’ve read a lot of solo roleplaying material. Most of it is either highly derivative of Mythic or very limited in what it can teach you. What this book offers is a selection of approaches which have helped me unlock several aspects of solo play that troubled me.

Firstly, the advice that “Everything is playing” resonated with me deeply:

If you are getting involved with an RPG rule set in any way, you are playing.

Solo GMG, page 14

“Play emotion, no mechanics” also touched a nerve and opened my mind to some very interesting…

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