Can you play a role playing game solo?
As both a player and a game master exploring the RPG experience through solo play offers many opportunities for adventure.
For many of us the tabletop RPG experience is the gold-standard. Getting together with friends to tell a story, roll some dice, and adventure in strange and exciting lands.
But there are times, where real life gets in the way of gaming- work, school, or a change in schedule.
Solo role playing gives you a chance to continue to explore the narrative while your schedule gets back on track.
As a game master, playing an RPG solo gives you a chance to explore and test out the rules of the system, explore an adventure, or test out new characters- literally taking things for a test drive.
One of the ways to do this as a player or GM is through the use of an emulator- MYTHIC being an excellent example.
A game emulator is one that simulates encounters through the use of a D100 percentile. It populates the dungeons room, setting, or point of contact moment in each section by asking a series of questions and confirming yes or no, from which the player makes decisions with each character of what to do next.
Emulators are a great way to dive in and test out an adventure.
Prepare for glory!