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FlexTale Solo Adventuring Toolkit (multisystem: Pathfinder, P2E, 5E, OSR, DCC)

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Summary

This book aims to be the most complete, most comprehensive, most innovative authority on solo tabletop roleplaying game adventuring ever produced.

After more than 30 years of gaming, both old-school through to today's most popular systems, the Solo Adventuring Toolkit culminates a lifetime's passion for the hobby into a massive volume that can be instantly useful to any gaming group, in any context, using any rules system.

Although superbly complex, the FTEG SAT infinitely flexible, and can be used immediately with zero preparation or exhaustive reading beforehand.  Its hundreds of tables, tools, and techniques can be used in infinite combination, powering the creation of endless solo adventuring content.

Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, you've either dreamt of playing pen-and-paper RPGs solo, have tried to do so and found it frustrating and unsatisfying, or are blessed with an abundance of free time and friends whose schedules sync with yours.

This book will help with all but the latter situation.  :)

What is This Thing?

The FlexTale Solo Adventuring Toolkit (FTEG SAT) is over 580 pages, and contains more than a thousand rules, tools, templates, and other resources that can be used to run ANY pen-and-paper RPG as a solitary individual, without a gaming group.

Will it do everything that a traditional gaming group of 3-8 people, each with their own vision, sense of humor, creativity, and a dedicated Games/Dungeon Master make possible?  

Nope.  But it will help approximate that to such an extent that you might discover that you don't mind!

The FlexTale Solo Adventuring Difference

Unlike some "prepless" tools, the Solo Adventuring Toolkit lets GMs or solo players alike immediately jump into the action, rolling a d20 and generating a dynamic, interesting, and level-appropriate adventure with zero preparation or reading.

The Solo Adventuring Toolkit features the FlexTale approach to gaming design: the content herein supports ANY set of PCs of ANY level, and scales accordingly.  No two adventures or quests are the same.

Although the Solo Adventuring Toolkit was designed first and foremost to help solo adventurers, its powerful content tools are equally useful to help dedicated G/DMs to generate feature-rich, engaging adventures for a traditional tabletop gaming setting with zero preparation.

The majority of the book is system-agnostic, and can be used easily with any TTRPG system.  Some specific tools and elements contain rules language tailored to 5E, Pathfinder, Pathfinder Second Edition (P2E), OSR, and Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC).

What's Included

The Solo Adventuring Toolkit features:

  • Over 660 tables, each designed to make it a simple as rolling a d20 to generate dynamic adventure content.
  • Over 80 FlexTables, each one four tables in one, with different results coding and probabilities based on the circumstances.
  • Over 420 optional Rules Adjustments, from minor tweaks and house rules to game-changing capabilites that make your solo warrior a truly formidable force.  From the straightforward "use a bigger hit die for your HP each level" to rules guiding the distribution of "overkill" damage to multiple enemy targets, each rules adjustment contains a Balance Point Handicap that reflects its utility and helps guide its use in your adventuring party.
  • 28 exhausitvely-detailed Plot Templates, each with pages of custom tables, rules, and guidelines; each one can be used to create an infinite variety of quests.
  • Detailed discussions on party composition and multiclassing, both in the context of a traditional gaming environment as well as specific to a Solo Adventuring setting.
  • Hundreds of content variations recognizing the difficulty difference between OPOC (One Player, One Character) and OPMC (One Player, Multiple Characters) approaches to solo play.
  • Dozens of Generator Tables aimed at making it quick and easy to instantly generate dynamic adventure content.  From a simple Yes/No, to what direction the wind is blowing in, to what sort of environment you discover, to the social attitude of an NPC, these are the sort of generator lists that typically go for $1 apiece as indie RPG tools... but here, you'll find dozens of them bundled and organized together, and linked to the rest of the book's massive trove of content, for a huge value.
  • A complex but easy to use Balance Point / Handicap system, describing the impact of accumulating beneficial Rules Adjustments, and/or upping the challenge for better rewards by imposing Restrictions on your party.
  • Hundreds of Rewards and Penalties, and dozens of tables to drive randomization thereof, to be received or imposed as consequences for success or failure.
  • Dozens of pages of exhaustive Indexes to make finding what you want as quick and simple as possible: these reference Tables, FlexTables, Plot Templates, Rules Adjustments, and much more.
  • Simplified FlexAI rules to drive dynamic and interesting creature behavior in combat and in social interactions.
  • And much, much more!

Innovation

This product incorporates several innovative and creative tools your gaming group can use to use the content for a party of any size, and any level.

Infinium Game Studio has released several free booklets as rules accessories to help GMs understand (or to help prospective buyers experience) these tools:

Quadded Statblocks for Variable Challenge:

Check it out here.

FlexAI Guidebook Free Sample:

Check it out here.

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Donixs K August 06, 2022 1:34 am UTC
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Howdy, just a quick question/point!

Table 3 on page 20, regarding converting Reward Stars to XP for PF2E, it does not quite make sense honestly.

PF2E has a tight XP system where the max XP per level is always 1000, so per the table, any reward star at level 7+ for Avg track is basically an automatic level up, which doesn't quite make sense. Is there any particular reason/thought process for this?

It's been an interesting read, especially the the Solo Quests/Rules Adjustment section! Thank you!
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J. E July 07, 2022 3:18 pm UTC
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Note that everyone who owns a copy of this is entitled to a FREE copy of our latest release, FlexTale Infinite Adventures: Abbey. DTRPG should have sent out a link for your free copy today, and a few days ago as well.

Enjoy and thank you!
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/401556/FlexTale-Infinite-Adventures-Abbey
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Ryan W July 22, 2022 1:33 am UTC
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Hi! Thank you, JE :)
Unfortunately, I did not get any email from DTRPG regarding this. I know it's only $1, but now I'm curious :)
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Dániel P June 14, 2022 8:36 pm UTC
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'Wandering monster table' is referenced multiple times throughout the quickstart rules, but I can't seem to locate the table?
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J. E June 16, 2022 7:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
You can use any applicable wandering monster table in the context of your campaign setting.

The upcoming FlexTale: Monsters book will contain *hundreds* of random encounter / monster tables.

You can also check out the following which may help:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/380677/FlexTale-Environmental-Encounters-systemneutral
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/234601/FlexTale-Encounter-Generator-General-Purpose-v10-Pathfinder---5E---Unisystem
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Sarah M May 16, 2022 6:05 pm UTC
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On page 74, the book references a Solo Adventuring Bestiary, bigger than the QuickStart but smaller than the Abridged (if I understood right). Is/will this be available for purchase?
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J. E June 16, 2022 7:27 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I'll double-check that, but as of this writing, there are only three "tiers" of Bestiary I publish (available for 5E, Pathfinder, P2E, OSR, and DCC):

The Solo QuickStart Bestiary.
Aquilae: Besitary of the Realm Abridged (ABRA).
Aquilae: Bestiary of the Realm Complete (ABRE).
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J. E May 06, 2022 3:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Geek Gamers has a thorough review of this book, and the FlexAI Guidebook, on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaakNZTZQGg

I would add that the book is indeed enormous--at 613 pages, if you tried to use EVERYTHING in it, you'd probably spend more time in it than actually playing. It was designed to be something that you, as a solo player, can pick and choose what pieces, rules, and tables make sense for you.

I can all but guarantee that if you've ever enjoyed rolling on a table, there is *definitely* something useful for you in here... as a solo player, or as a traditional G/DM. That's literally the reason I wrote the book, and the approach with which I designed it.

Onward!
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Katherine G June 30, 2022 1:33 pm UTC
Thanks for linking the Geek Gamers review video, super helpful!
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Thomas B March 30, 2022 7:58 pm UTC
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Received an email stating the FlexTale Solo Adventuring Toolkit was on sale for $5, but it still shows $9.99 above. Tried a few other ones.. some of them show the sale price in the email, some don't.
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J. E March 30, 2022 8:08 pm UTC
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Thanks so much for reaching out! Corrected; shop away for 50% off now :)
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Charles L March 27, 2022 5:11 pm UTC
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Just realized that I never got a code either. Sent an email with my order number.
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J. E March 27, 2022 9:01 pm UTC
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Hi Charles--Just hit you back with the link; lemme know if it doesn't work. Thanks for reaching out!
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Charles L March 27, 2022 11:40 pm UTC
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I've got it now, thanks for the fast fix!
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chris B February 19, 2022 10:13 pm UTC
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Hey uhhhhhhhh lemme get that discount code homie
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J. E February 21, 2022 7:03 pm UTC
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Hey Chris—I’ve already sent it out twice. Email me directly at infiniumGameStudios at gmail with your order number.
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J. E February 18, 2022 2:22 pm UTC
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Per multiple requests, I've resent the discount link for those who already own the PDF version of this book so they can order the hardcover at-cost.
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Jonathan R February 17, 2022 1:16 pm UTC
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Hi. I haven't received my discount code for the print version yet. Can you check?
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Jonathan R February 17, 2022 1:33 pm UTC
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Also I forgot to mention, my settings are all open for email/message communications.
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J. E February 17, 2022 3:06 pm UTC
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Hmmm... not sure what happened then. Check spam/bulk folders etc., but I'll resend later this afternoon as well just in case since from other comments it seems you're hardly alone in not getting the DTRPG email.
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Jonathan R February 17, 2022 4:49 pm UTC
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Thanks, brother. Checked everything, sadly nothing :(
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J. E February 18, 2022 2:22 pm UTC
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Just resent!
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Jonathan R February 18, 2022 3:01 pm UTC
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MY MAN! Thanks! Ordered + monster AI, thanks again!
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Christopher R February 17, 2022 2:54 am UTC
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Hi. I haven't received my discount code for the print version yet. Can you check?
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J. E February 17, 2022 2:55 am UTC
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Hiya--You need to have opted in to receive emails from DTRPG. I can resend but it needs to be a DTRPG setting for your account.
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Christopher R February 17, 2022 3:38 am UTC
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Thank you! I think I had the setting turned off. If you could resend, I would appreciate it.
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J. E February 17, 2022 3:05 pm UTC
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I'll resend later today. Thanks for reaching out and checking!
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Christopher R February 18, 2022 1:40 am UTC
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Hey J.E. Sorry to be a pain. Just checking to see if you resent the code today. I haven't seen anything yet. This is a great product. I'll give it a couple of days in case it's delayed. Can't wait to get it in print!
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J. E February 18, 2022 2:22 pm UTC
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No pain at all; life got away from me yesterday. Just resent about 2 minutes ago!
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Christopher R February 18, 2022 11:01 pm UTC
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Code received and ordered. Thank you for checking!
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Will G February 17, 2022 1:19 am UTC
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Where do I get my discount code?
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J. E February 17, 2022 2:56 am UTC
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Hiya--You need to have opted in to receive emails from DTRPG. I can resend but it needs to be a DTRPG setting for your account.
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Will G February 17, 2022 4:54 am UTC
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Yea I found that setting after posting. Thank you
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J. E February 17, 2022 3:05 pm UTC
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Yay!
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J. E February 11, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
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It's finally here: the hardcover version. :)
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Fiona S February 16, 2022 10:50 pm UTC
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Have the discount codes been sent?
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J. E February 16, 2022 11:16 pm UTC
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Yep! On the 11th about 5 minutes after I posted that comment.
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J. E February 09, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
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For those interested in the hardcover: The proof copy has shipped! I should receive it in the next week or two. By the end of February, I should be able to publish the hardcover, and will send out discount codes for anyone who owns the PDF already.

Thanks for your patience. Onward!
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Tim W January 28, 2022 7:00 pm UTC
Well that sale went fast :(
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J. E January 28, 2022 7:13 pm UTC
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It was a deal of the *day*, not deal of the *week* :)
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alejandro A January 28, 2022 6:30 pm UTC
Hi! Could this book be used solo with the new Alien RPG from Free League Publishing? Thanks!!
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J. E January 28, 2022 7:14 pm UTC
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It's designed for fantasy RPGs, so though some of the concepts might work for a scifi/horror style of RPG, I don't know if it would be a good alignment, unfortunately.
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