October 2022 Solitare RPG SciFi Update
This is not an actual play post or a review, just some notes on what’s been going on.
We’ve obviously been light on game play updates of late but much going on behind the scenes.
First, we’ve had a new entry into the solitaire RPG sci-fi game space. Martin Knight, best known for “d100 Dungeon”, has released d100 Space. I’ve taken a look and there’s certainly everything in “book one” someone might want to undertake a space adventure on their own. Much like d100 Dungeon, d100 Space focuses the action on a single character but there is some notion of having a “crew” for your spaceship. The book is well laid out and the rules seem easy to follow but with lot of fiddly bits to play with if you like a little crunch.
In other solitaire RPG news, Two Hour Wargames has added a new 5150 scenario book to their lineup: A Night at the Fights. There’s added bonus that it includes the new “Quick Play” tables but there’s no instructions supporting how to use them. I have my usual concerns about content organization with a THW title (why is the “Down the Road” tool include from the Usual Suspect title but it refers to page numbers in the core New Beginner Book? Who knows) but the scenario material looks enjoyable.
I was recently alerted to the existence of Pazio’s “Starfinder Flip-Tiles”. These are boxes of 6″ x 6″ gridded squares that you can mix’n’match to build a game map. While I would never tortue myself and play Starfinder these maps look suitably “space adventure” generic to me and should work well for anyone wanting to use 15/28mm miniatures or “paper standees.”
Meanwhile, my own gaming has been interrupted a bit by some playtesting of other upcoming solo titles. I also see that my Starforged physical assets are on their way, so it is not unthinkable that I’ll be drawn back into playing that wonderful game again.