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Playing with Quill (in one post)
http://www.trollishdelver.com/2016/01/quill-letter-writing-roleplaying-game.html

Char: The Scholar  
Pens: Average 
Lang: Good 
Heart: Poor 
Skill: Augmentation (Gain +1 Heart once per session)
 
Profile: The ArchDuke 
+1 to penmanship, superior supplies 
 
The Rolls:
[Passing, flourish+1, pens, score 3] 
[Angels, no flourish,  no pen, score 0] 
[Heather Fields, flourish, pens, score 3 ] 
[Mallards, flourish, pens, score 3] 
[Cathedral of Light, flourish, no pen, score 2] 
[Total 11, an excellent success!] 
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Archduke Godfrey,  
 
It is with heavy heart that I write to you.  I have just learned of the tragic passing of your dear sister, Mary of Linchester.  We were close friends in those  long gone days of youthful summer.  I'm sure she will be missed. 
 
I know she is with the angels since she was kind of heart and never a cross word passed her lips.  Long ago she told me her dreams and I wondered how she fared.  I pray that she is at peace now. 
 
When we were young there were great adventures to be had and wonderful places to explore.  The sweet heather fields where Mary loved to roam were her favorite. I hope she will be surrounded by those blooms now and forever. 
 
You may know of Mary's delightful collection of decoys.  Have you ever wondered how that started?  It began with a childish dare, to venture out into the marsh and 'borrow' a wooden mallard.  I'm proud to say that the first decoy in her collection was from me. 
 
As you stand in the glorious Cathedral of Light and say your parting words, please remember that little girl that used to roam the fields and had a strange curiosity for carvings.  Mary will always live on my heart and I pray that she does in yours. 
 
Sincerely, Dr. 'Teddy' Fletcher
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Thanks, I got real lucky with the flourishes.
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Just for fun, I'm playing a five player solo exhibition game of The Trouble with Rose at the reading room where I work.  I have a table set up with the cards, dominos, character sheets, the rules, and an empty notebook.  As I play a domino from each character's hand, I add an entry with dialog and action for each of the players.  I see things move around from one lunch time to the next, so I know someone is taking a peek at the hidden cards and dominoes and maybe even browsing the rules.  When I'm done, I plan to transcribe and post the whole game session online.  :-)

FYI, The Trouble with Rose is a freebie here:
http://tangent-zero.com/trouble.htm
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Ryuutama Discussion  - 
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+James Paine no worries, I wasn't sure about it myself until I looked it up.
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SGAM Pledges  - 
 
I'm terrible with pledges, resolutions, and to-do lists.  But, I have finished one item for SGAM2015/NaGaDeMon.  I wanted to make a major arcana dealer as inspired by The Fool's Journey for solo play.  So, Zero Tarot is another web toy for solo gamers that want to use them.

http://tangent-zero.com/zero_tarot/zero_tarot.htm
ZERO TAROT. Here's a web toy inspired by Glittercats' The Fool's Journey. Use the images and meanings of the major arcana cards to tell a tale along the lines of Zero Dice or Rory's Story Cubes. By default, the cards start with The Fool and end with Death. But, the order of the cards can ...
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Heh, I hope 2016 will keep that trend going.  I've got like 20 items on my New Year's Resolution list for gaming and creative projects.
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#ClusterMania - Print friendly variants on the bar scale cluster display. (Looks a little better at full size.  And probably a bit better if done at high res with vector graphics.)  Of course, feel free to use, lose, or abuse this idea.
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Tempting to try and render this as an "Andromeda Strain" teletype diagram.
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So, does anyone else have solo play on their to-do / new year's list?
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+Alex Yari Thanks for the info on it!
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Game Discussion and Reviews  - 
 
Just for fun, here's the latest version of a time looping RPG that I'm working on, Rewind.  Tangent Zero is also my home for a number of RPG related web toys like Zero Dice and Zero Tarot. 
http://www.tangent-zero.com/files/Rewind_v06.pdf

If anyone here is interested in trying this out as a solo exercise or perhaps a single player VOIP game, let me know.
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Sweet!  Looks a lot better than the heavy duty ziplock bad that I'm currently using.
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SGAM Pledges  - 
 
Got time for a little read (seven pages)?  I'm working a time travel game for lone wolf or solo play.  It has an uber light-weight game system and a method for tracking your time looping adventures.  Here's the first draft if you have the time to take a peek and kick the tires.
http://www.tangent-zero.com/files/Rewind_v02_draft.pdf
(Posted this in pledges because I'm shamelessly mixing SGAM and NaGaDeMon this year.)
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More awesome editing and proofing by Simon (he's up to double gold star status.)  This looks pretty close to the final version.  I just need to run several games to iron out any mechanical issues and learn from the play experience.  If anyone wants to run a blind play test of this, I'd really would love to hear your feedback.

http://www.tangent-zero.com/files/Rewind_v06.pdf
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Lots of good stuff here and I totally agree with the power of disadvantages in Champions.  When I ran the game at our FLGS, they made my job so much easier and at the same time were a great source of internal conflict and spot lighting for the characters.
Let's play! So this post may be a bit all over the place and random, as my thoughts are a bit scattered on the subject, but I will at least try to cram as much stuff in as I can that I have located on the subject of, and that...
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Good times!
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I guess I'm thinking of a more literal than symbolic style for showing  -4/-4/-4 to +4/+4/+4 at a glance.
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The color blindness is mitigated by the fact that the bars are on opposite sides of the center line.  But, this has sparked some idea on how to make it more distinct.
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