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Story Mechanisms

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All-in-One Story book

This story mechanism book has keyword(s) tools to help create story plots, twists, theme, mood, motive, foe, story seed, scene action, transition scenes, narrative, and work with the main conflicts.

The tools may be used separately, together, or selective.

This meant to aid or take the place of a Gamemaster (GM) for creating stories, twists, and quests. 

This Story Mechanisms brings together 9 prior existing tools and adds 4 new tools to total 13 story making tools.

Current length is 49 pages including cover, front matter, and table of contents. the generators are 2 pages each — one of them is the table turned sideways for printing.

This book either suggest, or refer to tables (a few which are not included in this text) for story ideas, design, and actions. Its generic enough for any game or story genre. 

The 13 included products:

  1. Three Conflict Chain RPG: expands Flash RPG.
  2. Deep Dive Engine: expands the RPGs further.
  3. Scene Action Generator: adds action words to a scene.
  4. Transition Generator: adds transition scenes to a story.
  5. Solo Game Engine: Used to make decisions and take place of GM.
  6. Flash RPG: used to create micro stories, adventure seeds, or background stories.
  7. Plot Generator: 144 plots
  8. Twist Generator: 144 story twists arranged by type and question word. 
  9. Theme Generator: 144 sets of themes.
  10. Foe Generator: 144 antagnists or foes.
  11. Motivation Generator: 144 motivations arranged by need, morality, personality, etc.
  12. Mood-Emotion Generator: 12 types of feelings arranged by degree of intensity.
  13. Modifier Generator: 144 modifier words to modify plots, actions, or almost anything.

Multi-Core Series & Bundles

Multi-Core Series
Core Sets
Solo RPG Tools: Story & Character 3-Pack [BUNDLE] Basic Solo Fantasy RPG Gaming & Writing Tools [BUNDLE] Solo Tools: Character, Story, and Setting [BUNDLE] Solo: Character, Setting, Story, Genre, Words, & Combat [BUNDLE] Essential and Basic Solo RPG Tools: 110+ tools [BUNDLE]

Buy the 10-core set (with Essential & Basic Tools, character, setting, story, genres, dialogue, and combat tools) Essential and Basic Solo RPG Tools: 110+ tools [BUNDLE]

Buy the 9-core set (with Essential Tools, character, setting, story, genres, dialogue, and combat tools) Solo: Character, Setting, Story, Genre, Words, & Combat [BUNDLE]

Buy the 5-core set (with the Essential SoRoPlay Gamtools = Beginner book) in the Solo Tools: Character, Story, and Setting [BUNDLE]

Buy the 5-core set (with Essential & Basic Fantasy) character, setting, & story Basic Solo Fantasy RPG Gaming & Writing Tools [BUNDLE]

Buy the 3-core set only (Essential, Character 1, and Story) in the Solo RPG Tools: Story and Character 3-pack [BUNDLE]

Title, Cover, & link Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character Mechanisms Character Mechanisms II Story Mechanisms

Environmental Mechanisms

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One
Description Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character creation, dialogue
& behavior
Character attributes, traits
thinking, relations, & reactions
Story plot, theme, mood, foe,
and twist. Flash (fiction) RPG
Setting tools for outdoor, indoor,
& animals
Descriptive violent and blood combat system; skills; otherworld beings
The Mechanisms volume books includes the following and even * titles
  1. ABS Solo Game Engine
    ; ; ; 2. Character Generator
    ; ; ; 3. ; Motivation Generator
    ; ; ; 4. Relationship, Mood, Emotion, & Encounter Gen
    ; ; ; 5. ; Essential Gamestory Adventures
    ; ; ; 6. Essential Adventure Seed Engine
    ; ; ; 7.Conflict (Plot) Generator
    ; ; ; 8. Fact Generator
    ; ; ; 9. Item Description Generator
    ; ; ; 10. Indoor and Outdoor Gen
  1. Relationship Generator
  2. Character Behavior Engine
  3. Dialogue Engine
  4. Motivation Generator
  5. Mood-Emotion Generator
  6. Body Language Generator
  7. Character Generator
  8. Fact Generator - with an additional page full chart
  9. Modifier Generator
  10. Human Generator
  11. Character Communicator
  12. Knowledge Generator
  13. Career Generator
  14. Dream Generator
  15. Sound Generator
  16. also includes a combined engine
  1. New Mechanism Master Screen (GM screen)
  2. Character Reaction Engine
  3. Emotional Reaction Generator
  4. Character Thinking Engine
  5. Thinking Generator
  6. Character Flaws
  7. Character Relationship Engine
  8. Social & Emotional Trait Generator
  9. Physical Trait Generator
  1. Three Conflict Chain RPG
  2. Deep Dive Engine
  3. Scene Action Generator
  4. Transition Generator
  5. Solo Game Engine
  6. Flash RPG
  7. Plot Generator
  8. Twist Generator
  9. Theme Generator
  10. Foe Generator
  11. Motivation Generator
  12. Mood-Emotion Generator
  13. Modifier Generator
  1. Fact Generator 1e
  2. Minimalist Fantasy Worlds
  3. Color Generator & Wheel
  4. Sound Generator
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest
  6. Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest
  7. Minimalist Descriptive Rainforest
  8. Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland
  9. Minimalist Descriptive Mountains
  10. Minimalist Descriptive Cave
  11. Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands
  12. Minimalist Descriptive Desert
  13. Minimalist Descriptive Tundra
  14. Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground
  15. Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat
  16. Wing Generator
  17. *Description Generator 1e, via Setting All-in-One
  18. *Outdoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  19. *Indoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  20. *Animal Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  1. 1d12 Descriptive Combat System (based on the Complete Minimalist Descriptive Combat)
  2. Slicing Critical
  3. Crushing Critical
  4. Piercing Critical
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Skills
  6. Minimalist Elemental Effects
  7. Minimalist: Fear, Disgust, & Madness
  8. Minimalist: Ghosts, Angels, & Demons

Precursors, Mergings, and Assembler bundle
The Assembler bundle contains the individual tools, mergings, and precursors separately and the plus Mechanisms book for a little bit more. A merging combines tools to be used in a assembler bundle.
A precursor is a group of basic separate tools found in one
or more mechanism books.

Buying a Mechanism book and ignore the other types of bundles includes all the tools listed numerically on a Mechanism book product page.

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

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Kim F May 03, 2020 8:50 pm UTC
Which tables are referred to but not included?
Customer avatar
ken W May 05, 2020 1:02 am UTC
None of the suggestions or mentioned tools are required to play.
The expansion tools are optional expansion tools to provide further results for mostly Flash RPG and one for Deep Dive Engine.
The included tools are made with mostly 6-result d6 tables, whereas expansion material is 144-result d12 tables.

The three volumes of this Story Mechanisms, along with Character Mechanisms and the four-tool, Setting All-In-One were the original sets of tools in the first 3-pack.
Flash RPG mentions tools in the other two volumes as suggested expansion material—from Character Mechanisms and Setting All-In-One.
Customer avatar
Kim F May 05, 2020 12:34 pm UTC
Oh! Its a system dedicated book. I was thinking it was system agnostic. Thanks!
Customer avatar
ken W May 05, 2020 4:22 pm UTC
Its a book of 13 tools.

The tools Flash RPG and sometimes Three Conflict RPG are the only pieces that vaguely works like a 1d6 system in a very loose sense to create flash fiction and expand to short stories. They, however, may be used as a tool to create quick background stories or adventure seeds for other game systems.

The other 11 tools are system agnostic.

9 of the tools are random tables.

The 1e flexible Solo Game Engine (which differs from the 2e SGE) has support for 1d6, 1d8, Fate/Fudge, 1d10, 1d12, 2d6, 3d6, 1d20, 4d6 JAGS, and 1d100.
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