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Have you ever imagined being able to play in a totally unique D&D world that is capable of changing or expanding on its own? Let this guide expand the limits of your imagination and discover that it is possible to play "the most popular roleplaying game in the world" without the presence of a Dungeon Master. Open your mind and be a "masterplayer". Are you brave enough to face the fate that the dice have in store for you?

Guilherme Bento

Have you been kicked out of your weekly D&D group after your Barbarian with Intelligence = 6 hit a member of the party by accident? Has your DM canceled the session due to connection problems? Or are you under the effect of the spell "Lack of Time" from the "School of Reality" casted up using a spell slot of 3rd level?

And you're still itching to create a character, get into a dungeon, and kick some monster's ass? So maybe Solo D&D is right for you.

It's not fake. You should be thinking, "Man, this does not exist. Tabletop RPG is a social game..." But ... Why not? "Because you need a DM - duuh." But what if you did not need to...?

At the core of the RPG, the Dungeon Master is a player like the others, but with some different assignments like the control and creation of the world and everything that is beyond the players' characters. The DM is the one who defines the scene and describes it, then waits for the actions of the players and then reacts to them (or their lack). But what if this could be simulated, as in the singleplayer RPG electronic games?

The purpose of this guide is to present a dungeon master emulator able to simulate the responses that a DM would give to players at a traditional tabletop game and to boost your creativity, as if it were a springboard for your imagination, so that you are able to create stories, scenarios and nonplayer characters (NPCs) in a fun, random and unpredictable way.

The Solo Adventurer Guide is all a player needs to play epic D&D adventures without the presence of a Dungeon Master.

Tags: Solo D&D; Solo Dnd; GMless; DMless; Solo RPG; D&D5e; Dungeons and Dragons; Fifth edition; Solo system; Solo roleplaying; D&D Solo Engine.

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James G May 26, 2020 10:56 pm UTC
Is this the same guy who wrote the Mythic Game Master Emulator?
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Guilherme B May 27, 2020 9:43 am UTC
Hello James G. Thank you for your interest!
First of all, thank you very much, it is an honor to be confused with the author of Mythic. Second, it wasn't actually a guy who wrote Mythic, it was a girl. The Solo Adventurer's Guide was based entirely on Mythic, but has significant changes, the main one being the conversion from d100 to "d20 + modifier", as is common in DnD5e.
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Michael S May 20, 2020 6:26 pm UTC
I like the physical look of the guide but will there be a more printer-friendly version made available in the future?
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Guilherme B May 21, 2020 12:30 pm UTC
Hello, Michael S. Thank you for your comment!
Good idea! I will start working on it.
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charles B May 13, 2020 6:48 am UTC

Can you use this with d&d basic?
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Guilherme B May 13, 2020 11:15 am UTC
Hello, charles B. Thank you for your interest!
The Solo Adventurer's Guide was designed and written for D&D5e, but it is perfectly possible to use it with other versions. If you decide to try it, please tell us about your experience with it.
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charles B May 20, 2020 1:44 am UTC
Will do.
Thank you
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Patrick D March 07, 2020 5:07 pm UTC
Which of the two "Solo Adventurers Guide" is the newest? Both are copyrighted 2019 on the back cover (which is page 2 in the PDF). The only major difference I found is on (actual) page 3, with the itemization of the scenes (in bulleted format, rather than sentence text). I'm guessing the bulleted one is newest. Or now that I look closer, it looks like the third file "1658296-Solo_Adventurers_Guide_complete_Jan2020" is the newest. If so, why include the other two? Thx
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Guilherme B March 08, 2020 11:07 am UTC
Thanks for your comment! An error occurred on the platform and so previous versions were visible to customers. I requested a change in this, I hope soon more is appearing only one downloadable version (the last one)
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Anthony G February 11, 2020 2:19 am UTC
Is this strictly D&D or can it be used for other fantasy systems?
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Guilherme B February 11, 2020 11:03 am UTC
Hello, Anthony G! Thank you for your interest!
The Solo Adventurer's Guide was designed and written for D&D5e, but it is perfectly possible to use it with other systems. However, I believe it works best on medieval fantasy systems.
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Jeff S February 01, 2020 2:22 pm UTC
Are there any video examples of gameplay?

Having read through the book, it seems to be written for experienced players who only need tools and a little direction for solo play.
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Guilherme B February 02, 2020 1:30 am UTC
Hello, Jeff S! Thank you for your interest!
The guide does not really provide much information for those who still do not know the rules of D&D and may never have played RPG. Unfortunately there is still no video teaching how to use this guide in practice. Well, at least not exactly as it is in the book. You can take a look at this video from a very experienced player using some mechanics from this guide to create RPG stories.

Or if you want, you can watch this video from a Brazilian guy who made a small demonstration of how to use this guide with the Pocket Fantasy system. The audio of the video is in Portuguese, but you can activate automatic subtitles and I believe you will be able to assimilate some interesting ideas.
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Christof B January 27, 2020 3:03 pm UTC
I'm very interested in scooping this up, but I'm curious if it has advice for balancing around one character? No need to explain it, if so. I'm just wondering if it's in there...
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Guilherme B January 28, 2020 11:00 am UTC
Thank you for your interest! In fact, there is nothing innovative about this type of balancing. The solution to that I found was to play with more than one character or start with a level 4 character.
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Guilherme B March 27, 2020 2:36 pm UTC
Inspired by your question, which was also the same as that of other players, I wrote the first supplement for Solo Adventurer's Guide. There is only a Brazilian Portuguese version yet, but if you want to check ...
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Guilherme B April 14, 2020 1:10 am UTC
Please take a look at the supplement I just published. I think you'll find what you're looking for ;)
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Guilherme B January 20, 2020 1:53 am UTC
New update. Correction of some grammatical errors and typos. Thanks to Deathworks ;)
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