Creating an NPC using the Rouze Cards

I figured I’d make another NPC creation post thingy. This time, I’d use the fictional Rouze cards from Kamen Rider Blade. They’re basically like poker cards, though with motifs of animals and powers. For example, the Ace of Spades is Change Beetle. Change being a card used to transform one into Kamen Rider Blade and Beetle being based off, well, a beetle.

I figure that my theme this time around will be superhero themed. I’m also gonna limit the selection to have the 2-10 range only, as the Ace, Jack, Queen, and King all have the same motif of Change, Fusion, Absorb, and Evolution respectively.

So let’s draw some cards! Continue reading

Creating an NPC using Tarokka Cards

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates. I somehow got swamped with a massive amount of business in my real life so I had to take stuff down a notch. The next couple of posts will be filler posts until I end up getting back on track and working on more solo sessions.

To start this post off, I am in love with the current D&D Storyline: Curse of Strahd. While I wasn’t around when the Ravenloft setting was beloved back in the day, a D&D veteran’s summary on the setting had me sold on it and when Wizards of the Coast announced that the next series adventures would be set in Ravenloft, I immediately squeed.

So, I figured that, if I were to do any solo gaming on D&D 5e using an official adventure, it would either be the Tyranny of Dragons story line (the first) or Curse of Strahd. However, I decided to create a character based off the latter’s use of the Tarokka Deck, Ravenloft’s answer to the Tarot Deck. As such, the setting I have in mind is gothic and full of terrors. Continue reading

The Voyage That Inspired The Name

Now, I told you all about why I named my site Solo RPG Voyages, but I never told you the story behind the inspiration. The session I had made out of a simple D6 system (Snakes on a Plane-style) and the Rory’s Story Cubes dice will now be told to you all. If you guys wanted a full-on session with the mechanics in tow, I apologize. This is just me retelling the story of my game.

I used Nine Questions as a driver for the game. I made my character an adventurer with these stats: Continue reading

Qrigin Of The Day: Why Is It Called Solo RPG Voyages?

Hey, I want to announce that there are no actual plays for a while. I’m working on two projects for this site. One is for Valentine’s Day and another is going to be a secret for now. In the meantime, these are simple anecdotes related to my past of solo Roleplaying akin to the Counter Monkey series. They’re pretty brief, as my time as a solo roleplayer is pretty brief. I like to call this Qrigin of the Day, as they are both questions and origins to my life as a solo roleplayer prior to Solo RPG Voyages.

I guess the first and easiest story is why I have the name Solo RPG Voyages. Well, it’s simple. The day I began to consider making a WordPress for my exploits in solo RPGs was the day I purchased the Rory’s Story Cubes Voyages edition. I began to test out the Nine Questions game with these dice and had an enjoyable time. All I did was look at the cubes as they were present and based on the questions weave a story about how a man, dying from Mad Elephant’s Disease, journeyed to the Fountain of Youth to heal himself of the disease.

It was pretty tense and I enjoyed it. By the end, I decided to create an NPC based on the Clow Cards from Card Captor Sakura, and I think that was when I decided to get a WordPress going so I could share the rules for both this and how to involve the card game Once Upon A Time (not to be confused with the TV show) into Mythic GM Emulator. When figuring out the name for the site, I simply used Voyages in tribute to the dice I used for my own voyage.

After all, when I solo roleplay, I’m essentially going on a voyage to another world. And yes, the orange you see is a nod to the original Story Cubes’ orange packaging.

Creating An NPC using Clow Cards

So, I noticed that you can create NPCs based off Tarot Cards using the Nine Questions and I figured “Alright, time to test a new idea out.”

Instead of writing up an NPC based of Tarot Cards, I will use Clow Cards. For those who don’t know, Clow Cards are essentially fictional cards used in the Manga/Anime Card Captor Sakura which are similar to Tarot Cards from their appearance to even how they figure into the show (they could, on top of being used for magic, also be used for fortune telling). Most of the images are female characters, so chances are that our NPC will be female as well.

The way I’ll do this is that I’ll use a pretty advanced dice roller to determine what card I’ll use for which category. See, there are six domains that the cards fall in, and around eight to nine cards for each domain. Basically, I’ll first roll a D6, then a D10 + D8 for the card. So, let’s begin.

The setting I’m thinking of is an adventurous setting, full of jungles and dangers a plenty. Artifacts to be found, relics to be stolen, and rivals to beat. Sort of pulp adventure in a sense. With that in mind, let’s get to drawing. Same rules apply, draw three cards for each section. Continue reading