Here we are looking at pdf and book titles for other planes and otherworldy adventures on DriveThru RPG.
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Solo RPGs is the art of playing a tabletop roleplaying game on your own. You are player, gamesmaster, worldbuilder, narrator and audience.
Dungeons and Dragons has been around for around 50 years, and this guide looks at option with helping play all editions, from D&D 5e back to 3.5, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Basic and Expert and all other flavours. And then the retroclones and other D&D-like games powering OSR.
Major Solo Titles
Many products with random tables are good for Solo play, but these are specifically for solo games
- A place to start is Solo Adventurer's Toolbox from 5E Solo Gamebooks. Encounters for wilderness, urban and dungeon, random generation of dungeons, wilderness terrain, merchants and other scenarios for solo D&D. There is also The Solo Adventurer’s Toolbox Part Two: The Toolbox Expanded
- From Guilherme Bento is the Solo Adventurer's Guide - D&D Solo Engine, a guide on how to play solo but in less than 25 pages.
- Another option from Tom Scutt is DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures. It covers not just 5E D&D, but older editions of Dungeons and Dragons. And DM Yourselves is a sequel title.
- Avalon's Solo Adventure System from Avalon Game Company is a system for playing a party of adventurers solo using 5e.
- D&D Solo Adventure: Tables Of Doom also from 5E Solo Gamebooks has random tables to generate monsters, traps, clues, loot and other elements for solo adventures.
- From Parts per Million is Old School Solo, a guide with tables to playing solo in an OSR style.
Free and PWyW Solo Pdfs
If you like free (or pay-what-you-want) pdfs and random tables then there are some options. And where you find one you might find more...
- Black Streams: Solo Heroes from Sine Nomine Publishing is a lightweight solo rpg written for running classic D&D adventures for a single character.
- Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit by Steven Williams is a monster of a PWYW title with 114 pages including magic item enchantment tables. The sequel, Dungeon Master Toolkit 2, is also hefty, with random encounter tables.
Other Solo Titles Related for D&D
Then there are a few other titles for solo that don't fit in other categories, but are dnd solo related or give something to get/help the experience
- Delve: A Solo Map Drawing Game from Blackwell Games takes you on a journey below ground, drawing the horrors that a dwarven hold unearths in the depths.
- For something different, First Blush from Jonathan Ball and Beth Ball offers a pay-what-you-want one-on-one adventure, also suitable for solo play
- Four Against Darkness from Ganesha Games is a solitaire dungeon-delving game where you control a party of four adventurers. Related titles include Four Against the Abyss (higher level) and Alone Against Fear (horror)
This will get updated in the future, but leave a comment with other titles if you have one to share.