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Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





With the covid running wild where I live I am looking for a fantasy solo games that would allow me to use any (or at least most) minis on any base. I know few titles so far but there may be some I am not aware. Anyway, please tell me about your favourite titles and why do you recommend them. If there are some cons then please also point them. Thanks in advance
   
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Solahma






RVA

I have been messing around with Nightwatch:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/792215.page

It provides a strong foundation for fantasy solo play.

You might also take a look at Brutality:










I haven’t played Brutality and probably because of the weird design where sometimes you want to roll high and sometimes you want to roll low.

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Battlefield Tourist




MN

Is there a Genre you prefer?

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





 Easy E wrote:
Is there a Genre you prefer?

I wrote fantasy so it is a bit broad but generally I do not want anything from the modern world. Preferably standard 'fantasy middle ages' but some Victorian era or ancient times are ok as well.
   
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Battlefield Tourist




MN

Thanks! Normally, I would have a ton of reviews and thoughts to link you to, but this is a genre I actually have very little to say about right at the moment.

Here are a couple games you can look into, but I know nothing about them....
- Spellslingers and Sellswords
- Rangers of Shadowdeep
- Nightwatch
- 4 Against <Insert Noun here>



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Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





 Easy E wrote:
Thanks! Normally, I would have a ton of reviews and thoughts to link you to, but this is a genre I actually have very little to say about right at the moment.

Here are a couple games you can look into, but I know nothing about them....
- Spellslingers and Sellswords
- Rangers of Shadowdeep
- Nightwatch
- 4 Against <Insert Noun here>




These ones I know but thanks for the info


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 Manchu wrote:


You might also take a look at Brutality:

From the videos it looks interesting. Wrote to them to send me free rules (I do not have FB account-which is apparently the only place to download them) and will see if i like it. Thanks

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Myrtle Creek, OR

Pulp Alley (I ignored it for almost a year thinking it was only for 1930s/40s gaming) is both miniatures agnostic and setting agnostic. A burst effect could be a firebal of plasma, machinegun fire, or a dragon's breath, for example.

The starter rules including the deck of solo cards used to play are available for free download. Lots of community support and the author is very active in responding to questions and has tons of youtube videos.

Here's a video of a Conan-type game using the solo play rules which I've linked down below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrxHgnWm7w

Free Solo Deck: https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35024781/documents/5e337e869810cba77kEK/SOLO%20DECK%202019%20DL.pdf

Free Starter Rules:
https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-35024781/documents/5e33705714180BLJwY6T/PULP%20ALLEY%20QUICKSTART%20hq.pdf

Free Page of Downloads:
http://pulpalley.com/downloads

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Five Leagues from the Borderlands 2E. A generic fantasy toolbox rules set where you generate a small band of adventurers to save a random number of villages (2-4) from three different types of threats. Bring the threat ratings in each village to zero and you've "won": this small part of the world is safe, and your heroes can ride off into the sunset (or a new campaign). You can set the difficulty at any level; from cinematic where your avatar (the figure who is your alter ego) gets a certain amount of plot armor to realistic (no byes or do-overs). There are a number of small supplements that you can use to flavor to taste.for flavoring in a new or existing campaign.

The original game was Five Leagues from Home which is sci-fi (think Firefly - the author cites that and the original Traveller RPG as inspiration) and he has put out a post-apocalypse version called Five Klicks from the Zone.

Kings of War: Abyssal Dwarves, Dwarves, Elves, Undead, Northern Alliance [WiP], Nightstalkers [WiP]
Kings of War Historical: Macedonian [WiP]
Dropzone Commander: PHR
Kill Team: Deathwatch AdMech Necron

 
   
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Rampaging Carnifex






Thanks, will check it.


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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
[url=https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games/subcategory/23449_30698/Five-Leagues]Five Leagues from the Borderlands 2E

This one I know, and was not my thing. Thanks anyway

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Member of the Ethereal Council




USA

I've been playing Ironsworn and Arkham Horror LCG, but one is a card game and the other doesn't really use miniatures and can be played using nothing more than your phone.

I've been thinking of trying Lancer. I've read on a few places that you can make the game work solo fairly easily with a digital module someone made for the game called COMP/COM.

Aside from that I've finally gotten around to playing Gloomhaven which is pretty solid. Lots of pieces to keep track of and usually takes as much time to set up as play but it's very fun. Kind of a mix of a minis game, a board game, and an RPG.

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Made in pl
Rampaging Carnifex





 LordofHats wrote:
I've been playing Ironsworn and Arkham Horror LCG, but one is a card game and the other doesn't really use miniatures and can be played using nothing more than your phone.

I've been thinking of trying Lancer. I've read on a few places that you can make the game work solo fairly easily with a digital module someone made for the game called COMP/COM.

Aside from that I've finally gotten around to playing Gloomhaven which is pretty solid. Lots of pieces to keep track of and usually takes as much time to set up as play but it's very fun. Kind of a mix of a minis game, a board game, and an RPG.

I am not much into board/cards games but thanks for the recommendations
   
Made in ie
Dakka Veteran




Ireland

Age of Fantasy Regiments.

It has a solo game mode, it has unit creation rules (so you can use any model you want), and the core rules are free.

Check out my videos where I review the rules and do some how to plays.





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The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

I'll echo that Brutality if fun, and has a pretty decent solo mode, with a half-dozen solo-specific scenarios in the full rulebook, which as linked above, Ash is going through on his Youtube channel.

I have yet to delve into any of the solo rules for One Page Rules, either for Age of Fantasy or Grimdark Future. I have only played the two-player normal rules.

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"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."  
   
Made in ie
Dakka Veteran




Ireland

Due to the Pandemic I'll be doing some AoF:Regiments solo videos soon enough.

I am looking forward to see how it plays, it seems simple enough, while offering enough of a challenge.

The objective of the game is to win. The point of the game is to have fun. The two should never be confused. 
   
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Rampaging Carnifex





 stonehorse wrote:
Age of Fantasy Regiments.


I new that I had some title to check yet. Big thanks for reminding me about this title! I will check the videos
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Rally Round The King has an integrated solo system. I find the rules in general to be a bit vague, not entirely sure how to interpret them at times, but I think it has promise so I intend to give them another go.

 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
In my day, you didn't recognize the greatest heroes of humanity because they had to ride the biggest creatures or be massive in size themselves. No, they had the most magnificent facial hair! If it was good enough for Kurt Helborg and Ludwig Schwarzhelm, it should be good enough for anyone!
 
   
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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

For solo play of any type you can't go wrong with THW's reaction engine. They've ported it into virtually every setting and they specialize in solo play.

https://www.twohourwargames.com/

All their games are agnostic in terms of minis or basing and they have a large following among those who prefer "indie" wargaming.

There are a few free rulesets so you can try out the mechanics. I'm not generally a fan of solo play but I really liked the way the mechanics worked for independently controlling mobs of zombies when we used the "All Things Zombie" rules.

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
 
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