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A Lonely Knave, Solo Roleplay Using Knave

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A Lonely Knave is one page, both sides, solo roleplay extension to Knave by Ben Milon (Questing Beast Games).

It uses the same Knave mechanics, it strives for the same look and feel, and it plays the same way.

There are some intrinsic elements of Knave that made it perfect for solo playing.

High compatibility with OSR games. You can use any OSR bestiaries, adventures and spell books, little or no conversion is needed to use them with Knave.


Fast to learn, easy to play. If you have solo played using any oracle system, you will pick this up instantly.

No classes. Every PC is a Knave, a tomb-raiding, adventure-seeking ne’er-do-well who wields a spell book just as easily as a blade. This is an ideal system for players who like their solo games to be wide-ranging and open-ended.

Player-facing rolls. Knave was built with player-facing rolls as an option. This means that in solo play you do not need to play both sides of the combat. Your character attacks and you roll the attack when your character is defending you roll to avoid being hit. It is all you, from your perspective.


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: You are free to share and adapt this material for any purpose, including commercially, as long as you give attribution.

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Valerio D June 23, 2020 3:41 pm UTC
I don't know if you care but there is an italian translation of your work sold as PWYW:
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Peter R June 23, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
Thank you for telling me, but yes. They asked me before they did it and I gave them the text, as it was easier to work from than extracting it from the PDF.
The license that Ben Milton used is a CC BY license. It is about the most liberal license a document can have. I released this pamphlet under the same license and gave them the Maze Rat text as well.
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Valerio D August 03, 2020 9:02 am UTC
better safe than sorry :)
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Peter R August 03, 2020 9:16 am UTC
There is now a French translation, and soon I hope to have a Polish version as well.
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