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Hostile Solo

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Hostile Solo is a stand-alone solo roleplaying game set in a grim and gritty future, inspired by movies like Outland, Alien, Dark Star, Pitch Black, Event Horizon and The Thing.  It allows a single player to create and play the roles of a group of blue-collar workers out in deep space, overcoming difficult challenges and facing unknown terrors. Although the name and the cover art suggest that the player will create only a single character, in fact the game is best played with a ‘crew’ of characters. Your crew will interact, fall-out, develop their own schemes and build bonds of friendship. Steer them through their chosen career; either asteroid mining, exploring, freight shipping and salvage, corporate troubleshooting, colony operations or US Marine interventions.

Both full-colour and printer-friendly versions are provided. PRINT VERSION TO FOLLOW IN SEPTEMBER, Hardback and Softback. Please check the product Discussion Forum at that time. 

Since it is stand-alone, everything needed to play is found within the book, including a brief description of the Hostile setting, a set of concise character creation rules and a quick-play task and combat system. For players wanting additional depth in rules and setting, they can use all of the resources from the Zozer Games’ Hostile table-top roleplaying game. This is made up of a 319-page Setting book, a 236-page Rules book and more than a dozen supplements that flesh out the universe of Hostile. None of these are required to play Hostile Solo, of course, but players might find the additional detail useful. 

Solo roleplaying allows a single player to enter a fictional universe, to become embroiled in plots and decision-making and to gain the satisfaction of success and achievement normally associated with traditional table-top play with a group of friends. Using a combination of random encounters, character-driven motivations and on-going storylines, the plot will develop in exciting and interesting ways, surprising even you! Tasks and situations are resolved using various methods, the most powerful of which is the scene resolution mechanic. This innovative tool allows you to resolve an entire, complex scene involving multiple characters, with just a single dice roll.

· An immersive and realistic Near Space setting

· Six campaign types: asteroid mining, Marine combat, corporate troubleshooters, shipping & salvage, exploring, colony survival.

· Character creation rules

· Complete roleplaying and combat rules

· Innovative scene resolution mechanics

· Solo mapping tools for ships, stations and colony outposts

· Unique tools for solo play

· Dozens of random encounter and event tables

· Nexus—a fully detailed cyberpunk city on Earth’s equator

· Fully compatible with all Zozer Games’ HOSTILE products

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Paul E September 14, 2022 4:07 pm UTC
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EDITS: Formatting error has hidden descriptions of Admin and Agriculture skill. Now corrected. Clarification of highest starting skill at 3 is made. Rogue had two Brawling entries - the last one should be Security. Corrected. Please redownload the new file v3 if desired.
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Meng K September 01, 2022 11:25 pm UTC
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Would be any chance of a free or discounted pdf if I purchase the physical copy?
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Chance C September 02, 2022 3:24 pm UTC
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Yes, you can email your receipt to them and will receive (quite promptly in my case!) free download links to the PDFs via DriveThruRPG. You should see the instructions in the product description when you grab the hardcopy.
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Paul E September 02, 2022 4:26 pm UTC
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As Chance eloquently said, if you buy the hardcopy first, your receipt guarantees you a complimentary copy of the PDF. Go to the Zozer Games website and look up Hostile Solo to find out print details.
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Meng K September 03, 2022 7:24 am UTC
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Thanks
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Meng K September 05, 2022 6:43 am UTC
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Yes, mine came promptly too :)
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Chance C August 31, 2022 1:52 pm UTC
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Just noticed that the physical copies are now up! In case anyone else was waiting for a printed version --

https://www.paulelliottbooks.com/hostile-solo.html
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Meng K September 01, 2022 11:23 pm UTC
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Thanks mate.
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Michael C August 24, 2022 11:20 pm UTC
I own the Hostile "Bundle of Holding" set as well as the original Solo. Is there anything here that I don't have?
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Paul E August 25, 2022 6:59 am UTC
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Yes, you will remember Solo’s mini games, only one (exploration) was really suited to the Hostile setting. Hostile Solo takes the Solo game engine, beefs it up, adds some more modern solo mechanics and features and then adds six solo mini games. tailored to the Hostile setting. All of the previous material you bought in the Bundle of Holding can be used to expand your solo experience and provide you with more immersion and more options.
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Michael C September 03, 2022 4:14 am UTC
Thanks
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David C August 20, 2022 11:22 pm UTC
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Been looking forward to this for a long time and it hasn't disappointed. The original SOLO was excellent, this has raised the bar for Hostile. Time to dig out the dice and re-enter the world
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Paul E August 21, 2022 6:37 am UTC
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Thank you David!
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Richard B August 18, 2022 2:38 am UTC
Is this any different from the SOLO rule book that already exist?
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Paul E August 18, 2022 6:26 am UTC
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Yes, it is actually compatible with the Hostile Rules, you could use that book with the solo book if you wanted more detail and rule complexity. But Hostile Solo includes cut down character creation rules, cut down space combat and ground combat rules and even a very shortened version of the planet creation rules. It is an entire roleplaying game in itself, faster to play, and although it is tailored to solo play, a referee could instead pick it up and use it as a fast-play version of the standard Hostile table top game if they wanted. It is a full and complete package for roleplaying solo.
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Richard B August 19, 2022 4:02 pm UTC
Good to know! Looks like I will have to pick up a copy.
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Alejo T August 17, 2022 2:32 pm UTC
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Will this be available as a PoD title?
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Paul E August 17, 2022 3:04 pm UTC
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Yes, it will be offered in softback and hardback at the start of September, check out the Zozer Games website at that time.
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Alejo T August 18, 2022 10:21 am UTC
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Fantastic! Looking forward to it!
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Edward A August 22, 2022 12:00 am UTC
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What are the price points going to be for paperback and hardback? I prefer print, but so eager to get this on the table. Something to do in the midst of my miserable custody battle.
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Gilles D August 23, 2022 10:22 am UTC
great!
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Paul E August 24, 2022 7:20 pm UTC
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I'm sorry to hear about that Edward, I hope it provides some time away from reality (that's why *I* write and play these solo games!). It has the same page count and production requirements as the Hostile Rules book, so it would be $18 for the softback and about $37 for the hardback.
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