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andyfb05 Feb 2017 6:17 p.m. PST

Hi all, anybody have a link to any solo play ideas for Dragon Rampant?

TIA Andy

Capt Flash Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2017 11:02 p.m. PST

Have you looked at pasting on Two Hour Wargames reaction rules?

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

I've heard it works quite well with no changes at all. The activation rolls shake things up nicely.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Here is an idea I call "semi-solo."

Recruit from the internet someone who will agree to act as general for the other side. Give him the scenario, army lists etc. He draws up initial deployment, and a general battle plan. You do a plan for "your" side.

Now you attempt to execute the plans for both sides.

Your internet buddy need only come up with the plan. It's not "play by email."

BUT you might also ask him to adjust the plan once or at most twice in a game. So on turn 3, say, you email him a new situation report. He draws up a new plan as do you. This probably only works if you can leave the game set up for some time however.

I did this a Team Yankee style game and it worked great. I actually had TWO teams of players, one for the US and one for the Soviets. I was not familiar with the rules and kind of screwed up the game. But it was a hoot for all involved.

Jamesonsafari06 Feb 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

I play it solo without adjustment
Works fine

skinkmasterreturns07 Feb 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

So I tkae it that nobodies gotten Mr Babbage to play fantasy? Does it tweek his great big moustache,or something?

wminsing07 Feb 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

I agree that adapting the THW reaction system would be a snap if you wanted something structured. Otherwise the game is straightforward enough to play both sides, with the 'auto-pilot' side just following a few simple guidelines.

-Will

andyfb07 Feb 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Thanks for the replies guys👍

skinkmasterreturns…..excellent idea, have just pulled TMWWBK off the bookshelf and seeing what Mr Babbage has to say about it!😁

Cheers Andy

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