Derived from screenwriting techniques, the 9Qs are nine questions that will swiftly guide a solo player through the progressive stages of an adventure in any genre by generating the inspiration needed to create thrilling RPG encounters. Playing through those encounters with any RPG rules system will produce exciting and unexpected results as the solo player alternates between acting as the Game Master and directing the Player Characters.
The engine will work well with a variety of random idea generators, including Rory's Story Cubes and the Mythic GME.
(The author of this work is John Fiore. This work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA.)
Clarified language and additional guidance.
Deliberate and random GM decisions and PC actions.
Deliberate and random setting (place and time) options.
Q1a (reactive) and Q1b (proactive) opening encounters.
"The NPC 9Qs" for instant NPC generation.