Sunday, May 15, 2011

Play With Yourself in November!

Or, as it is more mundanely referred to, Solo Tabletop Gaming Appreciation Month.

Gods, I'm such a child sometimes. :-)

Why is November Solo Tabletop Gaming Appreciation Month, you may ask? Beats the hell out of me, but it is 11-11, and such mystic numbers often play upon the brains of us mere mortals.
In all seriousness, it's a pretty neat idea; pick something big or something new and commit to playing it some six months hence. I've chosen the SPI game Invasion America for my own project. It was the very first wargame I ever actually bought (my mother brought my friend Tom and I into New York City to the Compleat Strategist, and he picked up SPI's World War 3-- ah, the heady dreams of such 11-year-olds as we back in the mid-70's). It's a pretty massive game that should take quite a bit of time to complete, and I'll try to put together a comprehensive game report as it goes on.

Someone remind me as we approach Halloween, okay?


N. Wright said...

That is a really cool idea.

All I need now is a good one-player role-playing game and I'm all set.

Spawn of Endra said...

This seems pretty cool. Is there any sense that you should play one solo game the whole month or could you do more? I'd try OGRE with the 4-howitzer defense I've never been able to work, but I also have SPI's "Onslaught: D-Day to the Rhine", which I've never run start to finish. Maybe I could run them over the same period. Or One-Page Bulge and OGRE ... hmm.

Kobold said...

@N. Wright - try Traveller, either Classic or Mongoose. Character generation, ship building, subsector and world creation are all mini-games, and there are enough encounter and reaction tables to keep a character bouncing along.

Bard said...

Spawn of Endra: My sense is you can do anything you want. I think the idea is just to have fun, and share the experience with other solo gamers.

Misternizz said...

Great idea. I'll have to give this some serious thought about what game to choose. There are so many good candidates.