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2013-04-29, 03:26 PM
Hello, all!

I would just like to make a quick post and introduce two sites devoted to solo roleplaying that you've probably not heard of before.

The first one is Solo Nexus, a blog run by John Fiore devoted to all sorts of aspects of solo gaming. In addition to promoting all sorts of new solo games and resources, he hosts a lot of articles about this terrific (albeit under-appreciated sub-hobby). Here's the site: http://solonexus.blogspot.ca/
Some of the aspects of the site that are worthy of note are his 9Qs system, which is a sort of meta-rpg like Mythic GME. Whether or not you like the 9Qs (I'm not entirely sure I do), they're definitely worth giving a shot. I've learned a lot about solo role-playing through trying it. He also is in the middle of running a very entertaining year-long D&D Next campaign with it.
Two archives of his site that are especially worth looking at are Tips: Solo RPG Play (http://solonexus.blogspot.ca/search/label/Tips%3A%20Solo%20RPG%20Play) and Why Solo? (http://solonexus.blogspot.ca/search/label/Why%20solo%3F). There were a bunch of (surprisingly informative) posts written up on how to play solo 4e dungeon crawls, as well.

The second site is SoloRPG. John gave it a mention in SoloNexus, but it's such a great site that I'm going to give it a second one. Basically, it's like an organized collection of tools used to play solo RPGs with. Sort of. There are loads of awesome features already included (like a Rory's Story Cubes clone specially suited for solo roleplaying, genre-sensitive random word generators, an automated Mythic GME implementation, etc), and there are more on the way - the developer is very active.
I'm in the middle of a D&D 3.5 solo gestalt campaign with it, here's a link to the session reports, if you like: http://www.rpgsolo.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=52. I think the reports showcase pretty decently what's possible with the site.

Solo RPG play is at the moment a fringe hobby within a fringe hobby, but I would really like that to change. Do you have any solo RPG-related links you'd like to share?