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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by shesheyan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:25 pm

agathokles wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 am
You could try Scarlet Heroes. It provides a way to adapt an existing ruleset (generally an Old School one) to single play. In a nutshell, it changes the way HD and weapon/spell damage are used, so that combat balance is now reasonable for a single character.
I have tried it, and it works well.

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Heard of that one several times but never read it. I think I will. Adding a link to the OP.
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Tim Baker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:04 pm

agathokles wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 am
You could try Scarlet Heroes. It provides a way to adapt an existing ruleset (generally an Old School one) to single play. In a nutshell, it changes the way HD and weapon/spell damage are used, so that combat balance is now reasonable for a single character.
I would also recommend Scarlet Heroes for solo play. However, PCs are larger-than-life, heroic figures -- the game is built to allow one character to essentially take on the role of a whole party, rather than tailoring an adventure that's scaled to an average adventurer.
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by agathokles » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:36 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:04 pm
agathokles wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 am
You could try Scarlet Heroes. It provides a way to adapt an existing ruleset (generally an Old School one) to single play. In a nutshell, it changes the way HD and weapon/spell damage are used, so that combat balance is now reasonable for a single character.
I would also recommend Scarlet Heroes for solo play. However, PCs are larger-than-life, heroic figures -- the game is built to allow one character to essentially take on the role of a whole party, rather than tailoring an adventure that's scaled to an average adventurer.
Indeed. That's why you can use it to play existing adventures as they are, with a single character.

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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Coronoides » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:06 pm

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Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:41 am
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Just found this little gem. Elminster's Guide to Solo Adventuring with 5E rules. At .75$ its an auto-buy even on a slim budget. I will read it before I continue my Solo quest.

http://www.dmsguild.com/product_reviews ... _id=242400
I have an unread copy of Storm Kings Thunder and rules for dragon and giant PCs. I feel a one man EPIC in in the making! Excited by this idea.

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I started this this evening. So far I’m pretty pleased with how it is going but I’ve barely started. Getting late here but I wrote the report as I played and will start a thread tomorrow.
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by shesheyan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Paul Bimler is currently in the play testing phase of his next book. A tool kit for solo adventuring with 5e.

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Post by Tim Baker » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 pm

shesheyan wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Paul Bimler is currently in the play testing phase of his next book. A tool kit for solo adventuring with 5e.
I have a friend who recently mentioned wanting to get into solo gaming or 1:1 gaming with his wife—specifically using D&D 5e. This looks like it would come in handy. Please keep us posted.
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by shesheyan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 pm
shesheyan wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Paul Bimler is currently in the play testing phase of his next book. A tool kit for solo adventuring with 5e.
I have a friend who recently mentioned wanting to get into solo gaming or 1:1 gaming with his wife—specifically using D&D 5e. This looks like it would come in handy. Please keep us posted.

« All set for release on Friday (sept. 14th USA time). And now that everything is formatted properly, we're down to about 170 pages. Planning on making this available at a very reasonable price.

It's potentially usable for any edition, with a very small amount of on-the-fly conversion. It should sit alongside any edition of D&D really. There are things suggested at points, like "history roll to find out more about this area", but nothing's ironclad. It's left very loose and open. I'd even go further and say you could use just about any fantasy rpg alongside it.»


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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Hugin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Very interesting!!!!!

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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Coronoides » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm

I’d be curious to eventually hear a review after the book is released and someone has played with it. For now the very small Eliminster’s Guide to Solo Adventuring is performing admirably for my solo adventure.
Need to convert races to D&D 5e? mathematical analysis of canon races and design rules: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232813/ ... rs-Toolkit

Conversion & Review of Council of Wryms with dragon PCs compatible with other 5e settings (at level 5+). DRAFT: Book 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fz4zql2yhlyut ... 8.pdf?dl=0 and Book 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n3i5bki6svae ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Zeromaru X » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:46 pm

Coronoides wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm
I’d be curious to eventually hear a review after the book is released and someone has played with it. For now the very small Eliminster’s Guide to Solo Adventuring is performing admirably for my solo adventure.
That Elminster's Guide is so useful that I think it can be of use for any edition. I'm going to used in my experiment to convert Reavers of Harkenwold to 5e.

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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Coronoides » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 am

Zeromaru X wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Coronoides wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm
I’d be curious to eventually hear a review after the book is released and someone has played with it. For now the very small Eliminster’s Guide to Solo Adventuring is performing admirably for my solo adventure.
That Elminster's Guide is so useful that I think it can be of use for any edition. I'm going to used in my experiment to convert Reavers of Harkenwold to 5e.
Well the flow charts spit out DCs which are good for 3.X and later. For 1e, 2e, BECMI, OD&D you will need to convert of modifiers to check, % thief skills, % bend bars/lift gates, d20 roll over saves, and all the other varied mechanics used before the ‘unified’ system of 3.X. This would be a pain but doable.
Need to convert races to D&D 5e? mathematical analysis of canon races and design rules: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232813/ ... rs-Toolkit

Conversion & Review of Council of Wryms with dragon PCs compatible with other 5e settings (at level 5+). DRAFT: Book 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fz4zql2yhlyut ... 8.pdf?dl=0 and Book 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0n3i5bki6svae ... 0.pdf?dl=0

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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Tim Baker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:40 am

Zeromaru X wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:46 pm
That Elminster's Guide is so useful that I think it can be of use for any edition. I'm going to used in my experiment to convert Reavers of Harkenwold to 5e.
I love that adventure. :)
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by shesheyan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Coronoides wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm
I’d be curious to eventually hear a review after the book is released and someone has played with it. For now the very small Eliminster’s Guide to Solo Adventuring is performing admirably for my solo adventure.
I'll buy it at the beginning of next month. This month gaming budget is depleted. :(
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Re: [D&D 5E] Single Gaming - No DM

Post by Coronoides » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:14 am

RPG Review issue 42 will be a solo gaming special. If you would like to submit an article then you have about 6 months to write it.

RPG Review is a RPG fanzine that has been running for 10 years. Let me know if you want to write an article, solo adventure or review.
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