Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Solo Roleplaying is to Novel Writing what Social Roleplaying is to Collaborative Novel Writing (prove me wrong)
It's so very common to see people compare playing RPGs solo to "novel writing." Yet, they don't seem to be aware that all that separates social roleplaying from collaborative novel writing is the medium. Move their medium from speech to writing, and there you have it: collaborative writing.
What I think people can't articulate when they take their pot shots at solo roleplaying is that they think that the back and forth feedback between people is essential to RPGs. But then again, if the back and forth feedback was in the written form, what separates their activity from collaborative writing?
Nothing that's what.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
These are rules I playtested recently. There isn’t much to them, IMO, but their aim is to try and make interpretation fun for me.
I generally dislike interpretation. It generally takes me out of immersion so I try to avoid or minimize it as much as possible. That means I’m potentially missing out on one of the usual techniques for playing solo, though, so I’m taking on the challenge of trying to solve that problem for myself.
Included after the rules is the aborted play test of those rules. I decided to stop once I became bored, but there were times when I was definitely hooked— mostly when danger was hanging over the “protagonist’s” head.