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Just finished the 2nd quest in Solo Skirmish... and I am convinced that this is the best solo product so far.  The way that each location is broken up into an Exploration, Combat, and Hero phase is genius!  By the second location of the first quest, the events of the exploration phase were weaving together to form an actual narrative.  This narrative made the combat phase meaningful and not just some random battle... The whole experience felt less like solo play by entry number and more like DMing using story seeds...  I can’t wait for the next instalment of this story.
 - Elias Luna

5e Solo Gamebooks presents Solo Skirmish: The Cult of Mol'goroz, the first in a new series of solo campaigns. The Cult of Mol'goroz is a five-quest solo campaign that takes place over 15 different locations, with accompanying battlemaps and location tables, and will take PCs from level 1 to level 6. This is for the type of player who likes a bit of quick combat-based solo action, with each quest taking about 30-90 minutes, depending on dice rolls. In the Solo Skirmish system, an in-game AI acts as DM and controls the action, with the player (running 2 PCs) or players (running 1 PC each) responding. There are also adjustments for a party of 4. Solo Skirmish sits on top of standard 5e rules, comprising four phases of play and taking place over three locations per quest. For example, the first quest "A Devilish Dilemma" has the three locations : Town Outskirts, Ruined Temple, and Dungeon Catacombs. Each of these has its own battlemap and location table. 

The four phases are: 

  • Location Phase (roll on location table)

  • Encounter Phase (roll for a combat encounter)

  • Hero Phase (Each PC takes two actions from a list of possible actions)

  • Threat Phase (Threat score advances by one and triggers an event)

The emphasis is on fast-paced action and combat, with rapid levelling, much like a tactical boardgame. Roleplay only extends so far as the players controlling characters and making decisions for them. However, with the range of possible outcomes from rolling on the thirteen included location tables, and the numerous random encounters and item table rolls, every playthrough of this campaign will be different from the last. Even more so when you take into account the wide variety of different PCs that you can run through this campaign. A range of sidekicks are also included, which you can meet through location tables, or through recruiting when in settlements. 

A fantastic unique twist on classic D&D that will keep the dice rolling and the levels flowing while you battle and travel through a very satisfying quest. - Christopher Logue

Solo Skirmish reimagines 5e rules to balance a fast-paced arcade feel with a compact, but complete story linked to Paul Bimler’s other 5e Solo Adventure books. It’s a thrilling ride. - David La Boon

Fast paced, intriguing and challenging, these solo skirmishes are perfect if you do not have time for a full game but still want a story/experience with depth. Also very fun for 2 players! - Jessica Laurent

If the words solo, skirmish and D&D tickle your fancy, you don't want to miss this!

- Fitzgerald Limisella

Much of Solo Skirmish is theatre of the mind, which means it is perfect for a quick, compact game requiring practically no set-up time (beyond creating your PCs). There are elements of standard multichoice solo adventures, as well as a simple, boardgame-inspired system which provides RP-light, quick and tactical solo quests.

In addition to being a great solo campaign, it is also a great resource for DMs. Contained within is a plethora of ideas relating to random encounters, banes, boons, events, and other miscellaneous occurences for you to insert into your own quests. 

So pick up this intriguing new product and give yourself a very different D&D experience!

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Mari R December 07, 2020 11:52 pm UTC
The "once per round" limit on the Gather Information Hero Phase action is meant to be "once per Phase"? Meaning just can be attempted once in the whole Hero Phase? Seems a bit hard overall to get QP since it dependes on rolls on the tables mostly...
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5E Solo G December 08, 2020 9:18 pm UTC
I've deliberately made it challenging. However, note that the other PC can take the Help action (uses one of their actions) to grant advantage to the Gather Information check. And also, most locations only require 2 Quest Points to advance. Quest points can also be granted by boons, checks that happen as a result of events etc. Are you finding you're spending too long in each location?
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Jason L November 21, 2020 10:17 pm UTC
i am confused, at the very start i rolled to encounter two winged kobolds but HOW do i fight them? where are their stats? how do i know their HP and AC? very confusing
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5E Solo G November 22, 2020 1:30 am UTC
Hi Jason
So the deal with material published on DMs Guild is that we are discouraged from publishing stat blocks just copied verbatim from core books. However, I've taken care with this adventure to only include monsters whose stat blocks are easily available. You'll find pretty much all stat blocks (apart from special NPCs) in the basic rules PDF available from the Wizards of the Coast website. You can find the download at the bottom of this page: Basically, this particular product is written more as a games system rather than like of my gamebooks, which are written in a more narrative fashion and provide a whole lot of unique monsters, stat blocks included for all. So yeah, sometimes a little looking up in a reference document is required! I hope that helps, and thanks for your support.
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Marcy U November 18, 2020 8:58 pm UTC
Is it possible to put the maps into a pdf maps booklet for easier printing?
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Antonio W September 09, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
How many pages is this pdf?
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5E Solo G September 18, 2020 2:19 am UTC
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Antonio W September 18, 2020 2:40 pm UTC
Thank you for the answer. I already got the adventure. Loved the print friendly edition. Printed that on an ivory colored paper and, I have to say, it looks fantastic. I am just finishing Drums at Daggerford and will tackle this one after. If i could poke your mind a bit. Is this book similar to Tables of Doom? I want to get it on the sale. If I get it, should I play Tables of Doom before this one? Thanks again
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5E Solo G September 22, 2020 2:07 am UTC
No it's a different system to Tables of Doom. More tactical. I'd actually rate this over Tables of Doom myself as the system is a bit more developed.
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Antonio W September 22, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
Thanks again!
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