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Think­ing about run­ning Blade as a soli­taire RPG using Mythic Game Mas­ter Emu­la­tor and Game Mas­ter assis­tant Cards.….. 1 year 1 month ago #4062

Cur­rently I play in group thats focus is fast and lite game play, but I want more detailed com­bat. In the past, I have played quite a bit of GURPS but now I am want­ing to try even more detailed com­bat. I build my adven­tures using a GM emu­la­tor cur­rently and have been toss­ing the idea around of run­ning the Mythic GM book along side some­thing even more crunchy than GURPS when I have a down week­end and need some­thing to work on rpg wise.

Not sure if any of you are famil­iar with Mythic but basi­cally you can ask its built in “Oracl“e ques­tions and get answers based on per­cent­ages of suc­cess. It can also gen­er­ate “key words” to estab­lish ele­ments within the world such as encoun­ters and NPC traits etc.

I have used it to build adven­tures for my last 4 groups using Bar­bar­ians of Lemuria (which is rules lite and very fast play) but hav­ing a hard time deter­min­ing if Blade is a group depen­dent sys­tem or if a solo char­ac­ter that might be slightly over­pow­ered could work within the rule set in a cam­paign set­ting, not just a one shot with com­bat.

I have read the few reviews and opin­ions of the game across the web (rpg and red­dit mostly) and it seems like it could do solo PC with help from Mythic to guide the adven­tures, but I am look­ing for advice from peo­ple who have actu­ally played the game before I com­mit to buy­ing and study­ing the rulesys­tem.

The com­bat looks great and I think an ora­cle could eas­ily com­pen­sate for a human oppo­nent with some tweak­ing, its the rest of the sys­tem includ­ing the pas­sions and what­not that I can­not get my head around, with respect to a solo player char­ac­ter.

Links to items in sub­ject:

Ora­cle and event descrip­tion:
www.drivethrurpg.com/product/20798/Mythi…or&test_epoch=0&it=1

Another light­weight ora­cle with many other fea­tures such as runes, tags, dice NPC descrip­tors etc:
www.drivethrurpg.com/product/213131/The-…rentice-Fantasy-Deck

Solo pc rules used to play through OSR type rpgs that is eas­ily hacked to accom­mo­date most other sys­tems:
www.drivethrurpg.com/product/114895/Blac…+heroes&test_epoch=0

Blade looks pretty awe­some but I have nobody around to even try to get into a ses­sion with, curi­ous to hear any­ones thoughts on the mat­ter and even more inter­ested if some­one has run a solo PC cam­paign (either soli­taire or with a friend).

Thanks
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Hi Ala­sum,

I’m not famil­iar with Mythic. But I think I can safely say that Blade fits your bill. The PCs in Blade are not only slightly over­pow­ered. It’s a Sword and Sor­cery game, and the PCs are ment to resem­ble leg­endary heros like Conan, Imaro, Kane or Elric. They stand way above the aver­age and the Pas­sion mechanic makes them even more pow­er­full.

Blade fits solo play­ing per­fectly. Maybe it’s even bet­ter hav­ing just one player than four of them — because a group of super heros can become a prob­lem from time to time.
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I pre­fer the ora­cle sys­tem from Con­jec­tural role­play­ing gm emu­la­tor, infact all of the Zach Best mate­r­ial. I dont think Mythic did an ora­cle (back sev­eral years), with yes, no, yes and, yes but etc, and the surge count.

Ironsworn is another great resource. I have done some co-​op and refed. Some great its in this game.

Instant npc per­son­al­ity gen­er­a­tor

Check out Adven­ture­smith app as it has Zachs mate­r­ial, but pur­chas­ing will go towards help­ing his fam­ily.

Ran­dom S&S adven­ture gen­er­a­tor, by Ben Ball

Tome of Adven­ture Design by Finch.

d30 Sand­box Com­pan­ion

Conan 2d20, gamemas­ters toolkit has a adven­ture gen­er­a­tor.
Few bits in my gm bag of tools.

We play one on one, so not solo but close, and its no problem.
Mourn for us oppressed in fear
Chained and shack­led we are bound
Free­dom choked in dread we live
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