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Solo Roleplaying - A brief introduction

This is a guide to the barest essentials of solo roleplaying. If you are unfamiliar with how playing RPGs by yourself works at its core, this guide will help you get started.

Reasons to play by yourself

The most common reason tends to be not being able to find a suitable group to play with. While it’s true there are numerous online platforms and channels that make it easier to find people, it’s not a panacea. You can’t always find the kind of game and the kind of group you want, so you often end up compromising. Online games are also notorious for falling apart due to flaky attendance.

Solo roleplaying doesn’t have any of those drawbacks. When you have total control of your game, many of the dissatisfactions that exist when other people are involved disappear. No longer do you have to compromise on the choice of game systems, settings, or stories you want to experience. No character concepts will be rejected by someone else. No conflicting schedules or personality clashes. You are the most important person, and the only one whose opinion matters. You’ll also get to enjoy the aspects of roleplaying games that are generally the exclusive domain of game masters. Nothing is off limits to you.

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Carl B December 29, 2020 7:37 pm UTC
TIL what a Markov Chain is.
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Nicholas T May 27, 2020 9:52 pm UTC
This looks pretty good, but I found a bug: The links at the end of the PDF only go to the main site and not the specific link (i.e. The Reddit links only go to
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Alex Y May 28, 2020 2:08 am UTC
Just saw that after downloading from here. Looks like it happened to all the links. Somehow they all got stripped down to the base URL after uploading to DTRPG. I will try again. Thanks for the heads up!
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Jacob R May 27, 2020 6:24 pm UTC
Hey, all. You should get this. The author, Alex Yari, has supported the solo RPG community for YEARS. He has major cred and approaches solo gaming in various ways beyond the mechanics.
Not sure why it isn't listing me as a buyer. Won't let me review the title properly. I paid the suggested amount for it. Oh, well.
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Alex Y May 27, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
Thanks Jacob for the kind words!

If you've published through the account you used to comment here I think you are disallowed to leave reviews. Thanks for leaving the comment here though!


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