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Tilt: An oracle for solo roleplaying


Tilt offers a different take on odds based oracles. Its aim is to help you generate obstacles that encourage problem solving using the resources available to you in your RPG of choice. This is achieved with a simple mechanic that answers Yes and No questions but has a twist of its own. You will find guidelines and examples on how best to achieve this type of play.  

In addition to the oracle, included is an ideation process coined "Mincing Your Words" which uses your favorite works of fiction or non-fiction to help you generate narratives. My hope is that it will help your adventures feel more grounded in the types of works you love. 

Note: Tilt itself is NOT a narrative oracle with lists of keywords or images to interpret. There are no random events. Its main mechanic relies on providing binary answers (yes or no) to closed questions in a manner that challenges the player. 

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Frisco D November 21, 2022 11:15 pm UTC
Thought I'd apply the cut-up method to my next adventure, which shall rely heavily on an atmospheric novel. I didn't like the idea of taking scissors to a book, but a global best-seller from 1972, I ought to find one of those on a 25-cent cart at a library shop, and they'll be glad some use was made from it.
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Alex Y June 24, 2023 12:16 pm UTC
There are a couple of online tools that I use when I find the source text online, but there are a few dead tree works that I have which I can't find in digital format. There's a designer that came up with an idea of a piece of paper with a rectangular hole in it that you can use to frame a partial sentence. There's a way to randomize the page you go to, and where to place the piece of paper.

It's a bit more work, but it's clever and it preserves your book. :)
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Michael L December 08, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
Is there a print version available anywhere? If not is it able to be legally printed?
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Alex Y December 17, 2020 1:46 pm UTC
Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, I'm not skilled at typesetting, so no plans for now for a print version. The zip file includes a black and white version of the PDF to save ink. As far as I'm aware, there are no restrictions to printing.

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Alex Y November 24, 2020 10:26 pm UTC
Nice review that Peter Rudin Burgess from PPM games wrote on his blog:
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Jordan R November 25, 2020 1:30 pm UTC
Yes, and a YouTube video, too :
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