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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Zoltan N. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/08/2021 18:01:59

I've been playing TTRPG's on and off for the last 30 years, and it's been a long while since i've actually been able to play one of them, as it's very hard to find friends or colleagues to pull together, either locally or virtually. I've spent a lot of time trying to find a way to SOLO play all of the modules and content that i've collected over the last few decades, without ruining the contents. I can safely say that DM Yourself provides this functionality for me, in such an easy and straight-forward way.

I want to thank the creators of DM Yourself (and also for DM Yourselves kickstarter) for helping to make it easier to actually play again! :D



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Brian H. Date Added: 07/01/2021 16:52:19

This has wonderful info in it, unfortunately the font size is way too small. My book came with a binding defect, and customer service said that they can send me a new one. But, that book would have the same print issue. I've opted for my money back. The only way I can read this is to wear reading glasses over my regular glasses. I usually don't even use reading glasses.

Because of this issue, I do not recommend the pod version. It is not worth it.



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Roger P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/19/2021 16:50:56

This book describes comprehensively a method for playing D&D 5e published adventures solo. There are some books that adress the solo rpg topic already (I would like to mention specially Kevin Crawford's Scarlet Heoes for OSR) but I would say there was a gap related to solo playing of 5e published material. The method described is solid, consistent and well structured. Obviously, as D&D is conceived for multiple players and a DM, the material by itself presents some inner dificulties to be adapted for solo playing. However, Scutt has been working on ways to adress these difficulties quite successfully, assuming some of them can't be completely overcome. One of the pilars of the method is the choice to use just one PC and a sidekick one level higher than the adventure requires, and applying some easy special rules to tackle with the adventure's challenge. Scutt emphasizes the immersion as a key aspect to get fun from a D&D experience, and this is the reason because there are many pages describing an immersion system, which in fact is very quick to apply while playing. Scutt's also gives precise notes on how to read the D&D adventures, revealing that the WotC books are designed in a way quite suitable for solo gaming. An easy but effective AI system to rule the monsters is given as well. This method allows to play adventures by your own, for enjoying them as a player before to GM them, or just by the pleasure to play D&D without depending on others' agenda. As the work is solid, all the key elements are adressed, and the method is consistent, I consider this book is a must if you want to play solo D&D adventures, or play with one PC and a GM. It's important to note that the aspects of the method are accurately described, reducing chances to leave questions unanswered. I would like to congrat Tom Scutt for DM Yourself, an recomend you the book. I am eager to purchase the second book soon.



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Mark S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/01/2021 07:18:46

This is the book ive been looking for to play Solo D&D. While i like Mythic GME it does require a massive amount of work to pull off. this is a really helpful guide as a new way to play solo with a module. i really like the immersion idea...i think that is the rosetta stone for solo d&d because it gives you a moment to imagine the scene with one of your 5 senses rather than chuck tons of dice. Great job Tom! this has gotten me back to play solo D&D!



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Anita C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/22/2021 09:21:48

I like the information provided. My only negative comment is that the print is so small it is hard to read



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by john b. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/09/2020 16:00:01

This is THE best Solo RPG tool I have read. (And I have read them all) I have tried most solo systems to play freeform but always feel I would like to play actual written modules as I always find freeform so much work and fall into the same boring routines. This system gives you robust rules to play published adventure modules with a single PC and a sidekick. The enemy AI section is great in this book and especially good is the idea of default behaviours for your PC. The rules about changing the adventure difficulty seem great and the Immersion role to set the scene is very clever. There are also rules for chases, and selling gear. I am going to make my next combat the finale of my current game so I can use DM Yourself properly. If you are into Solo playing this is a must buy. I can't find a single fault in this product.



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DM Yourself - solo roleplay for 5e, D&D and OSR adventures
by Ronald G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/10/2020 16:47:29

This works great with 5e and older versions of D&D (and OSR titles). You play one character with a sidekick through any published adventure. Really, I can't see why this can't be used with any ttrpg. We solo gamers are resourceful and very clever after all. Just for the heck of it, I might like to try Dm Yourself with the classic Marvel Superheroes rpg sometime! This book is filled with good ideas for running your game. If you play solo already or want to try it, I highly recommend this. The book itself looks very nice too!



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