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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

Solo Solo GM and Solo GM and Solo
Multi-Core Series
Core Sets
Basic Solo Fantasy RPG Gaming & Writing Tools [BUNDLE] Essential and Basic Solo RPG Tools: 160+ tools [BUNDLE] Essential GM and Solo 80+ Tools, 15-Book Pack [BUNDLE] Essential, Basic, Expanded RPG Tools 35-Pack [BUNDLE]
# of books 5 15 15 35
# of tools 40+ 160+ 80+ 260+
RPG GM books 4 4
Map for Worldbuilding yes, world atlas yes, dungeon and a house
# of pages 339 pgs 1,120 pgs 847 pgs 1,594 pgs

Largest Bundle

Comparison of individual books and three bundles

Comparison of what is include of the Bundles
Solo Solo GM and Solo GM and Solo
Title, Cover, & link Basic Solo Fantasy RPG Gaming & Writing Tools [BUNDLE] Essential and Basic Solo RPG Tools: 160+ tools [BUNDLE] Essential GM and Solo 80+ Tools, 15-Book Pack [BUNDLE] Essential, Basic, Expanded RPG Tools 35-Pack [BUNDLE]
# tools 40+ 160+ 80+ 260+
RPG Gamemaster technique books 0 0 4 4
Fictional World Aioskoru yes
Bundle contains
the volume book
(yes or no ()
Bundle contains
the volume book
(yes or no ()
Bundle contains
the volume book
(yes or no ()
Bundle contains
the volume book
(yes or no ()
Essential SoRoPlay GamTools yes yes yes yes
Basic Solo Fantasy RPG Gaming & Writing Tools yes yes yes
Character Mechanisms yes yes yes yes
Character Mechanisms II yes yes
Story Mechanisms yes yes yes yes
Environmental Mechanisms yes yes yes yes
SoRoPlay GamTools Zine: Bottom-Up Worldbuilding for RPG Gamemasters yes yes
Building a Supporting Cast of Characters for RPG Gamemasters yes
Creating Power Systems for RPG Gamemasters yes yes
Building Antagonists and Villains for RPG Gamemasters yes
Aioskoru World Atlas yes
Aioskoru OGL World Maps yes
SoRoPlay GamTools Zine: Coin Solo RPG System yes
Grammar Fuel: Parts of Speech yes yes


Grammar Fuel: Genres yes yes yes
Grammar Fuel: Science Fiction Genre & Subgenres yes yes
Grammar Fuel: Horror Genre & Subgenres yes yes
Grammar Fuel: Fantasy Genre & Subgenres yes yes
Grammar Fuel: 12,000 Phrases & Idioms, Remnant RPG Tools
Character Reaction Engine Expanded, Character Thinking Engine
yes yes
ABS12 Flexible Solo Game Engine 2nd edition yes yes
ABS12 Fact Generator 2e yes yes
Description Generator: Objects 2e yes
Theme Generator 2e yes
Character Relationsip Engine Expanded,
Minimalist Descriptive Civilizations, Minimalist Descriptive Urban,
Minimalist Descriptive Rural, The Haunting of Home,
Environmental Sound Encounter Expanded,
Micro-Dungeon, Room Generator,
Bottom-Up Worldbuilding for RPG Gamemasters,
Creating Power Systems for RPG Gamemasters,
Creativity for RPG Gamemasters,
Open World Gaming for RPG Gamemasters,
Minimalist d6 Solo Game Engine & Adventure Seed Engine,
Character Traits 3 & 4, Conflict (Plot) Generator 2
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Kim F May 03, 2020 8:50 pm UTC
Which tables are referred to but not included?
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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.
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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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