I know not a lot of people are into solo rpging, but I was wondering if this might be interesting nonetheless.
I was thinking that solo play could be made more fun if you somehow involved an audience (assuming people would even bother to read the ap reports). The main style of solo play currently involves asking questions to an “oracle”, which is basically a more sophisticated version of throwing dice and deciding if something is true or not. I recently tried treating the oracle as if it was an audience listening to my character tell of her adventure
. That was reasonably more immersive than the usual way of asking an oracle out of character, even though there’s basically no difference except in stance.
Well, wouldn’t it be even more fun to ask an actual audience? For example, “"Would you believe me that a whale fell out of the sky and killed my pursuer?"” Then someone would answer you yes or no. I’m not sure if the promise of having an influence on how an adventure goes would be enough incentive for most people to bother. I know I would, but that’s just me.
The game that most closely comes to mind is Baron Munchasen.Universalis too. Not sure if there are others that might do something like this and are geared towards written interaction.