Single Player RPGs

For the last few months I’ve been busy on various projects, but I’m pleased that this collection has been completed.  I decided to base each roleplay on a person I knew and customize the scenario to their tastes.  It has produced some very unique story lines that I think will be fun to play!

  • Strictly Barnum – your character aims for the leading role in the famous musical version of PT Barnum’s life story.
     
  • Bingo Book Express – your character has a grand plan to combine buying a fleet of used cars and deliver the bingo book orders in one epic trip across the UK!
     
  • Hiking the Camino – from southern France to western Spain, this trip will take plenty of endurance, spirit, and many drops of alcohol and non-eco decisions if your not careful!
     
  • The Diplomat – the elections in Colombia are threatened by foul play from Carlotta Gadhafi and her party.  You are determined to ensure a fair fight!
     
  • Football: A Town’s Tale – When a local team causes a stink by being too arrogant and difficult to live with, you decide to bring back the old boys and local park kids to teach them a lesson!
     
  • Much Ado About EU – With the UK about to go down the EU drain, it’s up to you, a Shakespeare fanatic to ring in the changes at Westminster! 

The system is simple; a single d6 die is used to roll for challenges and each challenge is based on two core stats (different for each story), such as Improvisation or Charm.  There is an opportunity to use a second d6 for certain rolls depending on what items the player has decided their character has on them – this provides variation and improvisation to the game.  The games were inspired by the wonderful one-pager games of Grant Howitt  and choose-your-own-adventure books of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone that I enjoyed playing in my younger days.


All of these single player RPGs are available on Drivethru RPG.  If you do play, please let me know what you think.

Camp Fire Tales

It’s been a busy month, but I’m very happy to announce my latest rollplaying publication for 5th Edition!

Camp Fire Tales provides 20 different scenarios for adventures that begin once the party settle down in the wilderness and set up camp.  Whether in desert, arctic tundra, forest or field, these stories can be placed into any campaign setting.  Each scenario is designed for low-level (1-4), mid-level (5-9) and high-level (10+) with many providing unique twists!

I conceived the idea because of running my Agora Core campaign.  Making sure their characters’ days aren’t too regular can be quite difficult, so I wanted a bag of tricks I could use to spice things up.  If their day had been dull, then an unexpected challenge could start a new adventure for them, such as a bandit attack or strange dreams with consequences in the material world, whilst a stressful day of fighting could be rewarded in some way, such as the distant sounds and smells of an army patrol cooking potatoes, or an enchanter who will provides the players with an invigorating rest in exchange for a bit of food.

Because there are 20 scenarios to choose from, the GM (or the players) can roll a die for a random result or the GM can select the one he/she want to try out.  They are re-usable, providing challenges, story-lines and rewards.

The content includes:

  • Over 30 combat encounters (with Challenge Ratings and Experience Points (XP))
  • 27 custom made creatures
  • 11 option tables
  • 14 unique magical items, plus 2 magical item creation points.
  • The magical gifts of The Enchanter.

Camp Fire Tales is available from the DMs Guild for $3.99.

If you do buy it, please let me know what you think!