Ironsworn is an RPG that has some features for solo play, or team play without a GM. I recorded a playthrough of myself and my character Rassa, for anyone that might be interested.
This is one of my favorite PbtA games right now, it’s even better with the Delve supplement.
Solo play? Like Choose Your Own Adventure?
I’ve heard the term Solo RPG a lot lately, but have not had time to investigate.
It’s a lot more open-ended than Choose Your Own Adventure. Essentially, you are defining what the unexpected elements are when you decide your character is doing a particular thing, and there are several charts in the game to prompt you for what the answer might be if you don’t have an answer, called oracles.
It’s actually a pretty interesting improvisational tool. I was trying to make sure that everything I was introducing into my own story was interesting and had some weight to it, which is good practice for off the cuff decisions from players.
Cool. I will need to check this out.
Does it have any value at improving GM skills?
In case podcast (all audio) format is more appealing for you, here is the episode of my solo actual play of Ironsworn.