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Our news feed includes a variety of community YouTube links and syndicated articles. This is a reference for some of our in-house posts providing information and guidance. The Motif Way The Motif Story Engine and the rest of the Motif Framework are our most popular products! It also forms the basis of the “house system” … Read moreOur Articles

Indie RPG and Solo Roleplaying Reviews Wanted

Thought Police has an expanding line of indie RPGs, as well as popular GM-less and solo roleplaying tools. We are looking for reviews and actual plays or playthrough journals! Do you have an RPG blog, do YouTube, or are active on Reddit? Are you willing to do a quick review or actual play post? Would … Read moreIndie RPG and Solo Roleplaying Reviews Wanted

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

Lankhmar/ Savage Worlds Solo RPG discussion and a little Character Generation

Lankhmar/ Savage Worlds Solo RPG discussion and a little Character Generation

Good evening everyone! In this video I talk about 3 books primarily that I bought from DriveThruRPG.com to play Lankhmar in the Savage Worlds System. I hope you find it informative! As stated in the video here are the links to the books I bought on DriveThruRPG, I said DMsGuild too but that was something … Read moreLankhmar/ Savage Worlds Solo RPG discussion and a little Character Generation

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)

History of RPGs [1970s]

History of RPGs [1970s]

RPGs have been around for a long time, but how were they created? What is their origin? This series is going to look at how the Role Playing Game genre was formed. We’re going to look at the people and games that influenced the genre, starting in the 1970s. When we think of the staple … Read moreHistory of RPGs [1970s]

Mothership: Sci-Fi Horror RPG Review

Mothership: Sci-Fi Horror RPG Review

Jamie from The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast gives a review of Mothership, A science fiction horror role playing game designed by Sean McCoy and published by Tuesday Knight Games For our audio podcasts, The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast and our Role playing game show, Lords of the Dungeon, check out http://www.TheSecretCabal.com or iTunes. If you … Read moreMothership: Sci-Fi Horror RPG Review

Solo Lovecraftian RPGing (Silent Legions)

Solo Lovecraftian RPGing (Silent Legions)

how I decide what to do (0:00); my characters/overview of the system (8:04); how it feels to be your own GM (13:00); wherein I get stuck and unstuck (18:56); rolling some dice (26:08); monsters! (32:10); final thoughts (46:02) source Tags: cthulu, geek gamers, horror, how to play, Legions, Lovecraft, Lovecraftian, Role-playing, rpg, RPGing, Silent, silent … Read moreSolo Lovecraftian RPGing (Silent Legions)

Complexity In RPGs? Does it Make the Game Better? | Chalice in Chains

Complexity In RPGs? Does it Make the Game Better? | Chalice in Chains

In this video I discuss whether complexity makes your RPG game better or more fun. This was something I had been thinking about in my own gaming and also responding to a post by Marquis Hartis of the indy publishing company A Point of Inspiration. I discuss my love for OSR Gaming and talk about … Read moreComplexity In RPGs? Does it Make the Game Better? | Chalice in Chains