Need More Tables (Or Other World Building Aids) for Solo/GM-less Gaming!
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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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