Random Table PDFs for Playing Solo RPGs
PDF Guides Solo RPGs

Random Table PDFs for Playing Solo RPGs

Duncan Thomson

Here we are looking at pdf and book titles for other planes and otherworldy adventures on Drive Thru RPG.

PDF Guides - all | cyberpunk | fantasy | horror | modern | post-apocalypse | sci-fi | space-fantasy | solo

Disclaimer: Rand Roll is an affiliate for DriveThru RPG and DM's Guild.

Starting Points

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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.

Some people like to journal, some like to play their favourite RPG, some try out new RPGs. Others play RPGs specific to solo play, adventure gamebooks or a lightweight RPG. I'm currently working my way through various British RPGs, old and new.

Other guides with Solo sections include Sci-Fi Solo Titles and Fantasy Dungeon Solo Titles.

Many of the titles were included in 31 Days of Solo RPGs, which I did for March 2023 listing resources for solo rpgs each day on reddit.

Major Titles

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Some PDFs are much larger and comprehensive.

Mythic Game Master Emulator 2nd Edition GM's Apprentice Base Deck Motif Story Engine Stars Without Number Solo Game Master's Guide Ironsworn

Free and Pay What You Want Options

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If you like pdfs and random tables then there are some options. And where you find one you might find more...

Conjecture Roleplaying GM Emulator One Page Solo Engine Black Streams: Solo Heroes UNE NPC Emulator Micro Chapbook RPG Rocket Dungeons


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Some solo games are setup around journalling, which gives a more storytelling and creative writing experience.

  • If you want to play a vampire, then journalling game Thousand Year Old Vampire from The Hutchingsonian Presents-PlaGMaDA is the game for you!
  • For a journalling experience using 1d6, a pack of cards and your mind, try Journey from Greycastle Press. Expanded Aspcects for Journey adds more options for elements while exporing your gameworld.

Thousand Year Old Vampire Journey


Other Titles

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To find more related titles by a particular publisher the "Customers Who Bought This Title also Purchased" bar at the bottom of product description is useful.

  • Motif Character Engine from Thought Police is an emulator for PC / character actions.
  • Rangers of Shadow Deep from Mophidius is a solo (or co-op) game playing a group of rangers holding back the darkness of Shadow Deep.
  • Four Against Darkness from Ganesha Games is a solitaire dungeon-delving game where you control a party of four adventurers.
  • Maze Rats from Questing Beast Games is a lightweight dungeon-crawling RPG, but also has many random tables packed in there.
  • For something in the fictional Wild West, try The Drifter from KenK. A gunslinger out to get the money for a ranch, in any way they can.
  • A solo skirmish game is Frostgrave from Osprey Publishing, where you have a wizard and their warband exploring ruins of an magical city for treasure and secrets.

Motif Character Emulator Rangers of Shadow Deep Four Against Darkness Maze Rats The Drifter Frostgrave

Publishers for Solo

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Some publishers specialise in solo RPGs

  • Parts Per Million publish many solo toolkits for various rpgs, using the rules of those particular games for the systems.
  • Word Mill are the creators of Mythic GM Emulator 1st and 2nd editions.
  • Larcenous Designs create GM Apprentice decks
  • LunchBox RPG publishes lightweight rpgs and other supplements designed for solo play.

This will get updated in the future, but leave a comment with other titles if you have one to share.