I am currently converting my Traveller
solo campaign over to Starblazer Adventures
. Last year I was playing Traveller solo while traveling in Europe. And since I will be a Dad very soon, I figure my live gaming opportunities are going to be hard to find for a bit:)
Actually I had a lot of fun with old-school Traveller. I created four characters who were in a Free Trader, and had several systems worth of fun SF action. I used some solo Traveller add-on rules that someone on S-G had posted. I'm playing Starblazer Adventures because it seems to have a lot of the old-school Traveller flavor with the easy FATE rules and the fun Aspects.
And I am collecting links to random SF tables to generate content on the fly.
Anyone have links to content, tables, or even interesting discussions or posts about solo RPG play? I know 90% of it is for fantasy solo, but I figured there was some cool SF stuff as well.
To start things off...one technique I found useful for getting "into character" in solo play was writing Ships Logs. In between systems, I took some time to get into each character's head separately and write the version of what had happened from their standpoint. Consider it Rashoman solo play
But it helped me to understand more about each character, and it always created more ideas to use for personal encounters and conflicts for the future.
Here are a few links I found:Chaotic Shiny
has a nice collection of random generators. I especially like the Futurist Spare Part Generator
has a lot of name/place/thingy generators, like the Plot Twist Generator
.Age of Fable
is built for fantasy, but lots of these tables would be great for SF (or anything), such as the Dramatic Situations taken from George Polti.
And of course, there's the Space Opera Oracle
What else am I missing? Anything out there that generates lists of Aspects for FATE play?