Let's Play Symbaroum – The Promised Land – Solo RPG

Let's Play Symbaroum - The Promised Land - Solo RPG

My first recorded session of solo RPG using the dark and fantastical world of Symbaroum. Thank you to my inspirations and heroes, if you are interested in learning more please go check them out: Stoneaxe Tabletop Gaming – https://www.youtube.com/user/paultice/ Geek Gamers – https://www.youtube.com/c/GeekGamers01/ Runehammer – https://www.youtube.com/c/DrunkensDragonsPlayDDLikeaBadass/ Black Magic Craft – https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackMagicCraftOfficial/ Definition of the word … Read moreLet's Play Symbaroum – The Promised Land – Solo RPG

About Thought Police Interactive

Who are the Thought Police? Thought Police Interactive (TPI) Studios (“Thought Police”) is a storytelling game and fiction publisher based in Buffalo, New York. TPI Studios specializes in storytelling focused games utilizing “light” d6, resource management, and blind bidding rules systems. The Motif Game Framework is our flagship release, a collection of GM-less, solo, and quickly RPG toolkits. The fiction publishing … Read moreAbout Thought Police Interactive

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

Release Roadmap

Special thanks to Jim Liao for wrangling together our schedule and accelerated production team! Previously Released Motif Action Engine (the RPG/action system for the Motif framework) Motif Character Engine (Character and Player Emulation) Motif Story Engine (Solo and GM-Lite Roleplaying Toolkit)   Animatica (Mixed-Media Animated Multiverse) Gobble. Gobble! GOBBLE! (Uplifted Turkey Rebellion Madness) NEVER Stop … Read moreRelease Roadmap

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)

What is Solo Roleplaying? (MSE Excerpt)

[based on an excerpt from the Motif Story Engine; additional text for this article] “Solo play” (or “solo roleplaying] is just what it sounds like. It allows people to play their favorite RPG or storygame alone without the need for someone else to play the moderator. People are increasingly looking for solo, one person RPGs. “Do … Read moreWhat is Solo Roleplaying? (MSE Excerpt)

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

The Angry GM's 10 Words You Cant Say in RPGs (Gamehole Con Seminar)

The Angry GM's 10 Words You Cant Say in RPGs (Gamehole Con Seminar)

Audio recording of the Angry GM’s 10 Words you Can’t Say in RPGs seminar at Gamehole Con, recorded on November 1, 2019. Copyright © 2019 by Angry Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Art, logos, and character design by Jon Mosley. Intro/Outro Music: Actionable from BenSound.com Visit TheAngryGM.com for more RPG advice with attitude. Get the … Read moreThe Angry GM's 10 Words You Cant Say in RPGs (Gamehole Con Seminar)

Solo RPGs: how to play a module solo, example summary

Solo RPGs: how to play a module solo, example summary

Hello hello! I’m back. This video can only be understood if you’ve watched the previous one and/or read my warp rules, found here: https://github.com/rpg-tips/resources/tree/master/playing_modules_solo This is a short summary of the example I played to create my rules, showing: 1. How the Warp Mechanics work. 2. Different situations in which Mythic can be used for … Read moreSolo RPGs: how to play a module solo, example summary

Solo RPGs: Resources and Tools

Solo RPGs: Resources and Tools

THE LINK TO EVERYTHING I TALK ABOUT IN THE VIDEO: https://github.com/rpg-tips/resources Okay, with that out of the way. The usual stuff: Mythic GME Discord server: https://discord.gg/qMqNmNx Reddit for the game master emulator: www.reddit.com/r/mythic_gme Reddit for solo roleplaying: www.reddit.com/r/Solo_Roleplaying Is anybody there? source Tags: 5e, dnd, game master emulator, mythic gme, mythic rpg, osr, pathfinder, Resources, … Read moreSolo RPGs: Resources and Tools

Write One-Shot RPG Campaigns! (GM Tips w/ Matt Mercer)

Write One-Shot RPG Campaigns! (GM Tips w/ Matt Mercer)

One-shots can be fun and handy for trying out new characters, tactics, and more. Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer outlines a basic structure to designing your own one-shot, and gives some tips to make them better. Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://goo.gl/B62jl Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community Twitter: http://twitter.com/geekandsundry Facebook: http://facebook.com/geekandsundry Instagram: http://instagram.com/geekandsundry Google+: http://plus.google.com/+GeekandSundry source … Read moreWrite One-Shot RPG Campaigns! (GM Tips w/ Matt Mercer)