What is a Solo Toolkit? Story Engines Let You Play RPGs Alone

Have you asked, “Can I a play tabletop RPG alone?” The answer is an emphatic YES! Solo roleplaying games and solo play tools were already rising in popularity in recent years. With the advent of COVID, along with other factors, interest in playing RPGs alone has skyrocketed. But it is still new to a lot of … Read moreWhat is a Solo Toolkit? Story Engines Let You Play RPGs Alone

Hot Take: Mathematical “elegance” is overrated (RPG Design)

I realize I am tossing a hot iron in the room here (because some folks love the very thing I’m about to dog on), but: Thesis: Mathematical “elegance” and transparent percentage probabilities are fun intellectual exercises but bad RPG design. Arguments: People are terrible at percentage probabilities and statistics, on par. Even for people who are good … Read moreHot Take: Mathematical “elegance” is overrated (RPG Design)

Welcome to Thought Police HQ

TPI Studios Thought Police Interactive Studios produces a variety of RPGs and storytelling games, as well as solo roleplaying and no prep GM tools. The Motif Framework of game-agnostic “engines” are our most popular titles. Our most popular games use the Motif Framework for task resolution, as well as GM-emulator and no prep “oracles” for … Read moreWelcome to Thought Police HQ