I started playing Thousand Year Old Vampire last night and it’s tickling just the parts of my brain that needs it right now. I expect I’ll enjoy playing through it at least a few times, but I’d like to look at other solo games in the same vein for variety.
Specifically, what I like is…
- Minimal mechanics, but a clear structure,
- Strong/provocative/leading prompts,
- Writing as a core player activity.
Taking a look at itch.io, Alone Among the Stars looks promising and it’s free so I suppose I’ll check that out when I get home.
Has anyone tried Sigils In the Dark or Princess with a Cursed Sword? They seem to be in the general direction of what I’m looking for. (I’m a little hesitant towards the latter since I tend to prefer verbal to visual prompts, but if it’s good I’ll give it a whirl. Deity knows my tarot cards could use a workout.)
I’ll stress again that I’m specifically looking for solo games. Trying to pull in other players requires more energy than I have right now.