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Ronin
by Dan M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/27/2022 20:31:55

Fun little solo experience. I find that solo games tip somewhere on a "game" vs. "guided journaling experience" scale and I'd put this pretty solidly on the "game" side. You could journal your experience if you wanted to but you don't need to and the game is going to move along without you having to be at all creative to advance the story. Maybe the downside to that is that you're going to be on rails, so if you want to free roam you're going to have to kind of hack it in between game encounters. Just depends on what you're looking for from a solo experience. I did find my enjoyment was enhanced by taking a little extra time to envision the scenes the game was putting in front of me and to take advantage of some of the "fluff" that the game offers, but it's also something you could just roll your way straight through and still have an interesting experience. I've never had much interest in either anime or Japanese history but this made me want to research shoguns a bit, so bonus there too.

To be honest my first playthrough ended in kind of a stalemate situation where (if I was interpreting the rules correctly) I could not die but yet I was also stuck needing a series of improbable rolls to proceed which, technically, I eventually would have made if I kept trying long enough but it felt a little unsatisfying so my character just gave it up. I guess if I had one criticism it's that... I wouldn't mind if the game were just a little more lethal so there was more dramatic weight behind the encounters, but obviously with a solo game that's someting you can adjust to your own taste. I'm just one of those weird people who gets physically uncomfortable when I start making up my own rules, I guess I just don't like to color outside the lines so I'm reviewing it as written.

That being said, it's well written, easy to understand, the art is attractive. All in all a great package. I used PWYW to try it out, and definitely went back and purchased it, I for sure got my money's worth.



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Ronin
by Matthew H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/05/2022 17:01:39

really enjoyed the game, pretty easy to play through even for somebody new to solo rpgs. great introduction for people new to the market



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Ronin
by Johan V. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/20/2022 02:51:47

This is a very cool little solo RPG that really captures the wandering samurai genre of TV and cinema. While I think mechanically, it needs one or two more things to make it a complete experience, as it is now it does enough and has enough content to keep you entertained for hours. Really simple to learn and easy to get going too, even if you're a total solo RPG noobie.



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Ronin
by Melvin L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/19/2022 03:09:49

An excellent Solo RPG gem that doesn't require efforts to enjoy (no need to journal or with Solo RPG experience) One of the best in the Soloist realm. I also have a gameplay / review video on Youtube if anyone is interested in how it works.



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NoteQuest
by Elvyler E. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/26/2021 15:19:47

I had a really good time trying this game out. It was really fun and the rules were pretty easy to understand. It's nice to have something new to do when everyone is out of the house. Here's my full review of the NoteQuest and the Expanded World: https://elvyler.com/2021/08/notequest-solo-rpg-review



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NoteQuest - Expanded World
by Bob V. G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/13/2021 12:25:21

This week I soloed my way through NoteQuest Expanded World (DriveThruRPG), a solo fantasy hexcrawl. The random character that I got was Savvy the Lightbugster. So far, he has opened every lock he has come across. He now loves money and eating at the best restaurant in town. He became an adventurer so he could have the best things in life. On day one he entered his first dungeon. In the very first room he explored, he found five magic items. He then exited the dungeon and was hoping to get lots of cash from the items he could not use. He only got a few coins. What a rip off! For the next few days he explored outside the city. He could barely make enough money to eat. On day seven he found a ziggurat in the forest. Within a few hours he found 200 coins. Jackpot! Now he could afford an expensive meal and flirt with his favorite waitress. Life is good! –

This two dollar game is 64 pages. There are 11 races, 11 classes, 6 spells, 16 hirelings, 8 mounts, 11 pets, and rules for dungeon crawling and hexploring. The combat system is basic, but it works. The game is modular, so you can easily hack it. (I used some Talisman board game cards for some of the encounters). My favorite part of this game is making money.

Give this a try!



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Ronin
by dreonos e. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/25/2020 02:04:11

simple short rule book read and start playing withing an hour. great little game wish this pubilisher had more work translated to english.



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Thank you, Dreonos! Eventually, I will bring all my games here! :)
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