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ALONe: A Solo Game Engine BETA

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Some tales best unfold ALONe.

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ALONe (A Lonesome October Night) is a solo game engine designed specifically to support role playing with only one player and no Game Master.

Whether you want to play a cunning streetrat surviving by their wits, a demigod raising an immortal army to storm the walls of heaven, or a mercenary warrior who just wants to live through their next campaign, ALONe can help you tell your story.

ALONe makes use of the GameMaster's Apprentice cards, and so includes with it the instructions for those cards and a black-and-white, PnP preview of the genre-neutral GameMaster's Apprentice deck, half the length of the full set. More stories can be told with the full deck of cards, or with the addition of the genre-specific decks, also available from DriveThru.

This is a BETA PRODUCT. It is not finished, not edited, not formatted, and without any significant art resources. Money raised from PWYW purchases will primarily be used to pay for editing, layout, and art, and your feedback and comments will let me make sure the actual game is as excellent as possible! Please direct any questions or comments to Nathan Rockwood at LarcenousDesigns@gmail.com.

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Wendy G April 14, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
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Absolutely amazing! I absolutely love everything and this has greatly reduced my GM stress AND given me something to play by myself. When everything has to come from one person, I love getting ideas from something besides myself. It opens up so many stories and is not too open ended or too exact.

One thing though... I noticed this only comes with half the cards, is there somewhere I can buy all the cards?
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April 14, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
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Thanks! I'm really happy to hear the system works well for you :-)

The full Base Deck of GameMaster's Apprentice cards (and all the genre decks--sci-fi, horror, etc) can be found in my store here on Drivethru: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/6395/Larcenous-Designs-LLC
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Max E July 01, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
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Great

I'm very interested in the final product.
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Guntis V February 06, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
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Looks very promising!
I like so much info packed on a single card. Great. Will tell about these everybody around.
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February 07, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
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Thank you; I hope the cards (and ALONe) work well for you!
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Guntis V June 06, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
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Had first play session with my daughter, after a bit playing by myself. I like it! Really, I believe this game has a great potential. However, I also believe it's best audience is outside our current geek folks: those who are somewhat repelled by mainstream sword, magic and laser sabers/guns mayhem. :)

And it means, that I'd write a book a bit different - easier to digest, avoiding insider jargon, so that a first-timer could understand it easily.

That said, I nonetheless maintain that ALONe is a really fun game. Both playing in a group, and alone. Especially alone - I prefer this one to some three other solo games I've tried yet.

And I really wish you, Nathaniel, to get nice illustrations for this book. It deserves to be very beautiful. As much as it is fun.
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Will J December 14, 2015 7:34 am UTC
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This is a deifferent type of croud funding (aka Kickstarter) campaign, very innovative. :-)
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December 16, 2015 12:07 am UTC
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Thanks, though this is more like an accidental bonus from my GameMaster's Apprentice kickstarter than a separate crowdfunding project. I used this system to test out each new deck while drafting them, so I thought I'd see if anyone else likes it enough to help me polish it up :-)
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