I don't regret paying $2 for MINIMAL BORG. I don't. It's not that much less than the core rules, but it's less than a coffee and feels more like a community purchase.
Yesterday, Facebook failed. Also yesterday, You Are The Facebook Janitor made my new RPG radar. Published by The Original Cockatrice,
$20 will get you $267 worth of downloads for the next month as the goal of $1,000 approaches rapidly.
Your abilities are possibly overstated, but your stoic demeanor and metal helmet make it impossible to see if you are sweating. This is the Way.
Mclain is a name your own price one-page RPG from AP Shanka intended to emulate movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Alex P, the designer, also adds Beverly Hills Cop to that list, but I don't see much of a connection between those movies!
You play as a sock that has lost its mate after falling through an interdimensional portal known as The Machine.
I think downloading a copy of Starlogs is a no-brainer. Even if you don't imagine you'll be soloing any time in the future, you can use Starlogs for GM or even PC background inspiration.
A Good Death is a solo RPG and journal game from Trent Seltzer. It's a Name Your Own Price download from Itch.io. I paid $2, and I'll get way more value from it than that.
If you've any recommendations for games available on Itch.io, today's the day to share them with friends. It's a great way to support the community.
By design, the complexity of these games is much reduced. However, that doesn't mean One-Page RPGs are just for newbies. Many are challenging.