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Forbidden Hero - Solo Roleplaying in the Forbidden Lands

This booklet brings GM-less play to Forbidden Lands

This booklet combines two simple game mechanics and some advice on structuring a game for solo play, to give you the option of picking up and playing Forbidden Lands at any time.

This book requires you to have both the players handbook and gamemasters guide, as it will direct you to specific tables, as they are needed.

For the most part, it uses a very rules-light approach to solo play. One mechanic uses a single roll and counting the net number of swords vs banes and the second uses one or two D66 rolls for improvisation prompts.




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Mary M March 20, 2023 1:54 am UTC
I forgot I had this and started playing the game with the new solo rules in the Book of Beasts. When I saw this in my downloads, I started going through it and I much prefer this overall to the official solo rules. The issue with the official solo rules is that the writer decided to go with a completely different system for the oracles, so instead of just rolling dice you now need a deck of playing cards, too. It doesn't feel like Forbidden Lands. In contrast, these rules actually do feel like an organic part of the game.
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Meng K August 24, 2022 12:52 am UTC
Hi Peter, any chance of a POD option?
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Peter R August 24, 2022 7:24 am UTC
Free League does not allow POD in the Free League Workshop. If I could, I would, but I cannot.
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Daniel G February 07, 2022 9:22 am UTC
Good Morning,

I would like to start Forbidden Lands solo. Beside the Box (Player- & GM-Book, Map) would this supplement be enough or do I still need to get something else for example an oracle such as the Mythic GM Emulator?
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Peter R February 07, 2022 10:18 am UTC
This is intended to be an alternative to generic oracles such as Mythic GME or Motif. These rules are intentionally rules-light, I don't like the solo tools to get in the way.
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Daniel G February 07, 2022 10:41 am UTC
Perfect! Thanks a lot. Then I will get this and the box and the adventure can begin. :)
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Christopher G November 18, 2020 10:58 pm UTC
This works great! Really loving my solo adventure.
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Peter R November 19, 2020 7:49 am UTC
I am really pleased you are enjoying it.
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Melissa S October 17, 2020 4:38 pm UTC
Fantastic! I just began my first solo Forbidden Lands adventure and this is a tremendous help. I started with two characters, but I may (accidentally) kill off one and beef up the other to have a truly solo experience. Journaling the scenes is particularly helpful. I can easily pick back up from where I left off. I just need to become more precise with my entries, as some of them can get too long and monotonous.
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Peter R October 17, 2020 5:28 pm UTC
I am glad you are having fun!
Write as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. The journal will help you get back into character each session.
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