One Page Solo Engine lets you play your favorite tabletop RPGs by yourself, without needing a GM. It does this by answering questions, generating content, and injecting unexpected reactions just like a GM would. Like all tabletop RPGs, the story takes place in your mind, with One Page Solo Engine serving as your virtual Game Master for endless adventures.
Here's how you use One Page Solo Engine to play your favorite tabletop roleplaying games by yourself.
Choose your game system (like D&D, FATE, Savage Worlds, Pathfinder, etc.) and build the character you want to play. You will use the rules from your game system like normal during the game; One Page Solo Engine only helps you frame the action and answer questions.
Begin your adventure by rolling a Random Event and then Set the Scene. It's usually good to begin in the middle of the action, so visualize where your character is, what they are trying to accomplish, what what opposes them in this moment.
Learn more about what's going on by asking the Oracle questions. Try to phrase your questions as Yes/No, but you can also get more complex answers by using various Focus tables as well. Any time you have a question that the GM would normally answer, use one of the Oracle actions.
One Page Solo Engine provides general and intentionally vague answers. It's up to you to interpret these in the context of your game. Try to give every result meaning in your story and let the results slowly build the reality of your world.
Play the game like normal using your chosen game system. If you want, you can record your character's actions using the Player Action button and whatever you type in will be added to the story chain.
When the action dies down or you wonder "what next", use a Pacing Move to jump start the action. You can also use a Failure Move when your character fails an important check to add in some unexpected consequences.
Once you've wrapped up the action for the current scene, envision what your character does next and Set the Scene again. Keep playing like this as long as you want!
As you play, you may need to generate some quests to pursue, NPCs to meet, or dungeons to explore. Use the Generator actions to make new content whenever you need it. The Generic Generator is especially useful since it can give you ideas for magic items, space ships, evil organizations, and just about anything else you can think of.
When you're done playing, click the Export button to save your story chain as an HTML file or Plain Text file. You can open the file in a web browser to look back on your adventures, or share it with others online.
* The story chain now auto-saves every time a new block is added. This should prevent you from losing your entire history when the OS decides to kill the application for some reason.
* The app will now ask if you're sure before clearing the story chain. Again, this should prevent your from accidentally losing your work.
* The export dialog now has a cancel option.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing! Exactly what I’ve been looking for
This is exactly what I’ve wanted to be able to play a rules-light solo rpg on my phone without constantly switching between apps. This app has all I need for solo gaming: a yes/no oracle and a variety of other oracles for generating ideas and surprising twists and turns quickly. Since the app persists the log, I can play a long running game in multiple sessions. Highly recommended!
The Solo rollers dream
I must say I used mythic a lot. Then moved on to a combo of ironsworn and scarlet heroes. Not bad but o spend a lot of time shifting through tables. Now I set the scene and let the app drive it. So far it has been very interesting and smooth. You might need another chart for specifics but not needed if your gift of imagination and interpretation is powerful enough. I am currently using it with basic fantasy and it is pretty cool. I recommend it.
This update helps with the only issue in has with this app… the fear of losing all the fun stuff I generated over the past play session.
I would highly recommend this app to anyone interested in dabbling with solo role playing in any form.
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- Inflatable Studios, LLC
- 49.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2021
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.