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An exhilarating pathway to becoming a seasoned RPG soloist.” – Martin Knight, creator of D100 Dungeon

Create immersive solo RPG experiences with this dedicated guide from the acclaimed host of the Geek Gamers YouTube channel. This long-awaited solo GM guide is a crash course in solo storytelling: a toolkit to help your solo sessions shine as brightly as hers do.

Over the 170+ pages of this full-colour royal-sized (15.6cm x 23.4cm) hardback book, you’ll discover:

  • System-neutral tricks for wondering “what happens next?”
  • How to avoid the dreaded ‘yes/no’ dead end (and making oracles work for you)
  • The biggest mistake most new GMs make… and what to do instead
  • The 10 mindsets of a successful solo GM
  • 70+ pages of essential random tables
  • Step-by-step examples of soloing many popular rule sets including Achtung! Cthulhu, Scarlet Heroes, Index Card RPG, Mutant Crawl Classics, and the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game–along with the principles that make these sessions work.

Geek Gamers delivers a treasure trove of tips and tools to help you take the role of amazing characters and explore incredible worlds–no gamemaster required! Whether you’re an experienced solo RPGer or new to this hobby, you’ll find your path to great stories with Geek Gamers as your guide.” – Shawn Tomkin, creator of Ironsworn

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Patrick B April 22, 2023 6:05 pm UTC
"Step-by-step examples of soloing many popular rule sets including Achtung! Cthulhu, Scarlet Heroes, Index Card RPG, Mutant Crawl Classics, and the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game"

What is the point of naming all those other games and then using inference to hint at D&D instead of saying it?
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Mark V May 01, 2023 9:51 pm UTC
Permission to use the names.
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Jack G March 29, 2023 5:57 pm UTC
Highly usable book for solo gaming. Lots of sage advice on the subject. Lots of usable tables. The recommendations on oracles and streamlining your game play are a must have. I have been role playing for forty five years and solo gaming to test and run my own stuff to ensure it was workable for nearly a decade and this is a great resource. Highly recommend it to veterans and novices a like. I would also recommend this to new DM’s as well as there is a lot of grounded advice that can help a new DM.
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Joseph A September 18, 2022 6:02 pm UTC
Page 110 appendix F the tables are NOT labeled correctly.
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John B July 16, 2022 5:51 pm UTC
I have the hard copy of this and it is absolutely excellent. It gets you thinking about how you can make your solo sessions more meaningful and story driven, it’s not just a book of tables but inspiring tips to keep you on track and if you like the Geekgamers Youtube channel this is for you.
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Scott W July 10, 2024 8:43 am UTC
Where did you buy the hard copy?
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Karl A July 06, 2022 8:33 pm UTC
A great inspiration for those who want to adventure on their lonesome. Packed full of tips for the solo player. A very pleasant read and beautiful to go with it…❤️
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Katherine W June 16, 2022 7:43 pm UTC
Where's the "70+ pages of essential random tables" number come from? I've been looking and I counted 8 pages of original content from the author, about 20 pages of excerpts from public domain novels organized as a table, and an additional 8 pages of tables that were taken, with appropriate attribution, from other solo game developers. I can't find any more than that.
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Marley G July 03, 2022 3:02 pm UTC
I had the same question. I think it is referring to the random small tables scattered throughout the book as examples? There very well could be 70+ pages of those. But overall, I feel very misled about this title. It is a book on the theory of solo roleplaying and some advice, not a useable toolkit.
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Lee S June 11, 2022 8:36 pm UTC
Congrats on the release!
You've been a great inspiration for solo players.
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Mathias B June 12, 2022 7:42 am UTC
Indeed. This book is worth every cent. It has already done more than other books or blogs, that I've read and this in the first 25 pages.
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