Monday 23 March 2020

Gaming in the age of Social Distancing

Photo courtesy Andrea Sfiligoi
With social distancing and self isolation becoming the new normal, it is worth remembering that there are a number of great games out there written specifically for solo gaming. 

Some of them were even written by me!😉

Four Against the Titans, and Four Against Ragnarök are game books for sandbox adventures in worlds inspired by Greek and Norse mythology. Based on the highly acclaimed Four Against Darkness series of RPG-lite dungeon-delving adventures by Andrea Sfiligoi, they are standalone solitaire or co-operative pen-and-paper games for 1 to 4 players. You don’t need any other books. No GM is needed! All you need is a pencil, two regular dice, the book, and the luck of the gods!

For a more traditional high fantasy dungeon-delving experience, you shouldn't look past Andrea's  Four Against Darkness. Now with 20+ expansions (and counting), 4AD has something to offer everyone.

If you prefer your solo games to have miniature hunters struggling to survive against the worst nature can throw at them (topical?), then Palaeo Diet might be something worth exploring. 

  • The core game, Palaeo Diet: Eat or be Eaten contains everything you need to lead a struggling prehistoric tribe against AI beasts.
  • Palaeo Diet: Fireside Tales is a narrative campaign book which introduces new beast profiles and reactions.
  • Palaeo Diet: Pulp takes the game in new directions, expanding it to cover 19th and 20th century dinosaur hunts, as well as facilitating mummy-wrangling and nazi-punching  opportunities for all.

Shameless plugging aside, I'd like to wishing everyone luck as we navigate these strange and unprecedented (at least in our lives) times.

1 comment:

  1. I've been loving Paleo Diet. Thank you. One of the things keeping me sane at the moment :)