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One Page Solo Engine is a minimal, all-in-one toolkit to play your favorite tabletop RPGs without a GM.  It was designed to be incredibly concise and minimalistic, but still have all the essential tools required to run a game without a GM.

There are a great many excellent tools out there to run a solo RPG game.  I always found, however, that many of them were overly complicated.  You shouldn’t have to read a dozen pages of rules and make 10 dice rolls just to determine what the guards in a room are doing.  One Page Solo Engine was designed to provide every tool needed to run a solo game using any game system while using as few words as humanly possible.

One Page Solo Engine Online is free to use and share.  We hope you will use it to experience the many exciting adventures solo roleplaying has to offer.

Check out the interactive app: One Page Solo Engine (Online)

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(37)
AuthorInflatable Studios
GenreRole Playing
TagsDice, Singleplayer, solo, Tabletop, toolkit

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Like Mythic GME, One Page Solo Engine is a complete system for solo rpg play. It covers the whole range... from concept to scenes to oracle questions. The companion OPSE Android app is a fantastic addition too.

I'm so glad I discovered this! :-)

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This tool, and its predecessor (I think) the Apocalypse Solo Engine are what convinced me that solo and GM-less roleplaying was within reach! This engine is more than a single tool, but an entire toolbox to be taken out and used as needed.

I've used it to inspire my own adaptation of the Engine for the Genesys RPG system, as well, which features uses of the narrative dice and tables for them.

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Wow... I've just found this tool. It is amazing. I was using in my tablet.

Really great job!

Does it have a Windows installer? or
Do you have plans to have it on Windows Store?

I would like to record my sessions by using it together with some VTTs.

Thanks for the comment and glad you like it! There's an app version that you can use in the browser or on mobile.  I haven't planned to release it for Windows, but there's no reason I couldn't if people want to use it like that.

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It might be easy to pass up on this one, till you realize everything you need is right here. The real genius is the Pacing moves: you don't see them very often. I didn't realize I was looking for this in my quest to stop being a bookkeeper and start being a solo storyteller, but I'm looking forward to using this with the UNE NPC emulator. <3

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This is amazing!

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This is terrific little tool. I often sit at my desk while I'm waiting for a program to load and just randomly riff off characters and events for fun to kill a few minutes. I'm still working up to using it as a legitimate gaming tool but the utility and value of it is already quite clear.

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Good set of tools here. Going into my toolkit for sure.

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I have been using this Engine to run and play all sorts of TTRPG, either in solo or duet games.  It is really helpful in making the game stay immersive and unexpected. 

Thank you so much for making this available to all of us Inflatable Studios team.

Best regards.

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I've been using it with great success for a while now, so thank you for this! I will say that having more than one word for each suit, much like your older Apocalypse Oracle, is really useful. I've transfered a couple of words from the older to the more recent oracle to help me out.

Thanks for this!

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Thanks for the feedback!  I've added back in some of the extra interpretations for each suit in version 1.6.  It should hopefully be posted in the next few day.

Hi, just saying, it's still my preferred GM emulator, it holds up!

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very nice! Short to the point but still usable!

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It’s a gift! (Insert Boromir picture).

Seriously it’s a very useful tool for the Solo RPG community. Thank you for this.

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Soy un gran fan del Apocalypse Oracle! Jugarlo Online es Genial. Muchas Gracias Sr. H.

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I want to ask yu about using bits of this in a forthcoming game. Can I contact you somewhere?

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That would be awesome!  The document is licensed under Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 4.0), so you are free to use it in your own games, even commercially, as long as you give appropriate credit and share the changes you make to it.

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This is simply one of the best solo game engines, period.

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This is good, really good. Well done!

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Thanks for checking it out!  I'm loving Space Aces, by the way.  Great work!

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This is one of the solo rpg oracles that I always anticipated.


Thank you.

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Just wanted to say that this is exactly the kind of tool I was needing to start adventuring into the solo rpg world, something to keep track of everything without needing to be constantly looking for tables through pages.

Thanks for that!