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Lately I've been thinking about doing some solo or all-player (no GM) rpg gaming and have been looking for things that will make this easier.

This desire was spurred by finally getting around to reading through the Mythic Game Master Emulator (GME). I really liked what I've read and it seems like it might be really the only thing I'd need. I am looking forward to trying it out and seeing first hand how it all fits together.

That said, reading over some of the examples and sessions I've found online I have a feeling there are going to be some things I might want spelled out for me. Mythic relies on players to make inferences about the game world through relatively small leaps in logic. Sometimes (not all the time!) I would rather have these leaps in logic made for me. While I enjoy the "create a story" aspects of rpgs, which Mythic seems to excel at, there is a significant amount of enjoyment that I get from the "explore a new world" aspects. In this sense I am asking that some of the logic necessary to make Mythic work be either already given to me, or given to me in some systematic way (die rolls, card use, lookup tables, etc.).

These thoughts led me to remember the Appendix in the first edition AD&D DM Guide (DMG)... It was filled with tables on random dungeon and wilderness creation, along with tables for random encounters in each. When I was a kid, my friend (the DM) would use the tables to create dungeons on the fly to kill us players in. We had a blast. I still have my old DMG and plan to run a few expirements using it with the GME.

I'm creating this list to keep track of items I've found that could help make solo/GM-less exploration rpging easier. Basically anything with lots of tables and ideas to help flesh out a dungeon, city, world, etc. GM aids, supplements, detailed setting books with lots of lookup tables, anything that might help I'll be adding here.

Although not a strict requirement, I'm hoping to keep the items on this list as system neutral as possible. I would ideally like to use these tools to try a bunch of different rpg systems out.

I'm opening the list up to things others may have used or heard of. I'd love to hear other's experiences if they've done something similar. Please feel free to add.
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26. RPG Item: BOLD: The Book of Legends and Deeds [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: BOLD: The Book of Legends and Deeds
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New release from the author of √úNE, a generator not unlike UNE, or Mythic Game Master Emulator, but targeted at back stories, "off camera" antics of characters, & ways to stimulate in-character interaction between characters.

Recommended. Should fit nicely with the other two aforementioned products.
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27. RPG Item: CRGE: Conjectural Roleplaying GM Emulator [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:6190]
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Another offering from Zach Best, this one is his alternative to the Mythic GME. I'm still a GME loyalist, but this one is good, & I know that some people prefer it.
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28. RPG Item: The Location Crafter [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:5988]
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I don't use this one a lot, but it is good for coming up with some unexpected twists & turns in Locations. From Tana Pidgin of "Mythic" fame.
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29. RPG Item: The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook
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This one is a GREAT resource crammed full of charts in a variety of genre's (and more available on the website) for generating whole adventures. Works really well with story driven games. Well worth it.
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30. RPG Item: Dungeon Master Aid 3: On the Non-Player Character [Average Rating:10.00 Unranked]
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Just picked this one up. A little pricey, but full of tables and a system to control NPC's in a variety of interactions and situations, a la UNE, built around Classic D&D's "Reaction Roll Table".
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31. RPG Item: The GameMaster's Apprentice [Average Rating:9.12 Overall Rank:1313]
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Nice deck of cards driven aid with a variety of tools built in:

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32. RPG Item: 50 Fantastic Functions for the D50 [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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50+ random tables mostly for medieval fantasy and a few for postapocalyptic/sci-fi rpgs. Some tables have the results directly in pictures. Original and good. Fuel for DM creativity.
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33. Board Game: Four Against Darkness [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1952]
Board Game: Four Against Darkness
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Definitely not system neutral when taken as a whole, but I've seen a few solo-rpg plays use the very simple dungeon generation method used in this game, but with other systems.

Basically you have a "d6,d6" method for generating the next room from a set of 36 different pre-set "shapes". There are really simple rules to make the shape fit into the existing dungeon. What results is an aesthetically pleasing dungeon that's pretty easy to generate.
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34. Board Game: Deck Quest [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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This card product (comes with a d20 too) is officially a rules-light system for quickly creating a somewhat generic fantasy-themed adventure with a GM and players.

However...

It can be a great tool for the RPG Soloist and I discuss that and show the product in this video
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35. RPG Designer: Tana Pigeon
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The latest creation of Tana Pigeon (Mythic GM Emulator, Location Crafter, Creature Crafter, etc.) The Adventure Crafter!

As the title suggests, it includes diverse tools to help you create well-structured adventures for your RPG of choice.
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36. RPG Item: What is FlexTale? [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: What is FlexTale?
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This is for the FlexTale Solo Adventuring Tool Kit. Recently was on KS through Infinium Game Studio.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infiniumgamestudio/flex...

It is RGP system agnostic, but they reference examples for 5e and Pathfinder.
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