Suspense and fear in solo roleplaying games

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3 thoughts on “Suspense and fear in solo roleplaying games

  1. Here are the sections where you can possibly find the freebies at the different Drivethrurpg sites; maybe there are more, please let us know if you find other places within the sites!
    – Sale Page (or Halloween banner)

    – Wishlist

    – Front Page

    – Search "Halloween"

    – About Us

    – Account: Products Awaiting Review

    – Account Change Newsletter

    – Genre (or theme) Horror

    – My library

    – Free Stuff: NOPE

    – Our latest Newsletter
    – Change Address
    – Publisher Contact Options
    – Product Reviews page
    – Order History (show all orders)
    – Library App page

    Edit: I've noticed a section no longer applies (hence, the NOPE), and in some cases, only specific sister sites sections apply. Also, I added more entries, I think these are all of them!

  2. I think your right as far as being able to scare yourself goes. I know what bothers me the most and my mind tends to drift that way all the time. I haven’t played solo but I can see your point about the suspense aspect of the game. I’m thinking of trying it out, as usual I just have to find time. Thanks for the vid.

  3. It might be a bit cold and wet to play outside at night here in Scotland 😂 but thanks again. As always, excellent information. I discovered, taking your advice, that playing in the dark and by the light of a candle and having a large mirror on the wall in front of me can be quite scary. You keep thinking there is something behind you just with the flickering of the candle. Spooky music, and if I can find a track of random whispers I think I'm all set. Thank you.

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