Is it possible to play an RPG by yourself?
It’s certainly possible to engage in an RPG-like adventure and this article tells you everything you might need to know. Meanwhile, How to play a tabletop RPG by yourself is a good introduction to the concept.
It helps, of course, if a designer is kind enough to make an RPG tailor-made to solo play. That’s what Catscratcher Studio has done with Murder!
Murder costs you $5 and presents multiple crime scenes to investigate. There is a serial killer out there, and they need to be stopped.
This solo-RPG isn’t just a murder mystery, you’ll have to work to stay alive as everyone seems to have secrets. The chances are high that you’ll die and low that anyone will ever remember you.
Inspired by films like Clue and Knives Out, Murder! was created as part of the Wretched & Alone Jam at Itch.io. That’s when game designers work on a concept together and compare outcomes, a bit like the RPG blog carnivals that Geek Native occasionally takes part in to produce offers like the secret society generator.
Itch.io does a nice thing with community copies of games. Every 2 games of Murder! sold adds 1 to the community pile. If you’re in dire financial straits, then you can help yourself to a freebie. There are 7 of those left in stock at the time of writing.
Fancy your luck? You can download the digital tabletop RPG from itch.io today.
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