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Solo Martial Blues is a hard-hitting martial arts tabletop RPG for one player. You're a violent loner, fighting against all odds, always just one fight from death. It's just you, your fists, and the mean streets.

Solo Martial Blues:

  • Single player TTRPG
  • Standalone, with no other material needed
  • 5.5” by 8.5” paperback and pdf of 196 pages
  • Art by Steven Wu
  • Written by Indie Groundbreaker Award nominated James Kerr

Construct your martial artist and fight your way through years of adventures.

Life is hard and so is Solo Martial Blues. So go on—take the chance. See how far you can get on the mean streets of New Hope City. The fight is waiting for you.

 As fast as we can strike, here's Solo Martial Blues:

Mechanics At a Glance

  • Conflict Resolution: You compare a few different "Moves" to use against your opponent—Punch, Kick, Block, and so on. Then you check the reference in the back of the book, or on your character sheet, to see how successful those moves were, and if you won the fight...or got punched in the face
  • Heart of the Story: Your fighter has Comforts—people, places, and things they care about—to fight to protect, and suffers Hardship from the struggles of a life of violence
  • Unique System: Solo Martial Blues uses a unique, diceless, randomless, but mechanically precise conflict resolution system of "story-forward crunch". The game is not a story-prompt structure, it's somewhere between that and a choose-your-own-adventure, where evey segment is a spring-board to action, and your choices are the key to your survival

Did you defeat your foe? Or did you get your legs kicked out from under you? It's strategic, engrossing, and feels consequential.

Setting at a Glance

  • Greasers and street fighters in the slums of a 1950s big city
  • Focus on heartbreak. Low stakes and high feelings
  • Martial arts action abounds—your fighter could end up with a teacher in boxing, sumo wrestling, kickboxing, karate, or more

Why You Want This Game

You want this game if you want to...

  • Feel the heart of the fighter beating in your chest, page by heart-pounding page
  • Experience the complex martial world and high drama of Fight to Survive: Role-playing Martial Arts Meets Heartbut you’re fighting alone these days
  • Use martial arts to fight against a cruel and unforgiving world
Ambros Brown Readies for Battle

Just as martial arts training is ultimately done by the individual, alone, so too is the experience of martial arts in Solo Martial Blues solemn and individual. So, let your fists be your guide. Embrace the warrior dreams of your fighter. Help them go the distance.

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