Chronicles of Arax - Solo Adventure Game is a new entry into the solo RPG nitch. There aren't many systems for such gaming, so new blood is always welcome.
Tunnels & Trolls solos are story driven, with branches that one takes depending on choice, actions taken, and/or success / failure. Which can limit the re-playability of the solos, as previous choices can affect future replay (knowledge is power)
In the Chronicles of Arax, upon completion of an encounter, you randomly determine the next encounter, until you reach the last encounter. This system allows for a certain amount of re-playabiliy due to the randomness of the progression thru the adventure. It's a nice little twist.
Oh, before I forget. Character generation is not random. Customization comes thru leveling your character. Stats are based on "die size", similar to Savage Worlds.
All in all, a nice change of pace for this enjoyer of solo adventures. The price can't be beat - Free!
I'll be checking out the premium content in the days and weeks to come (at a buck a piece, even the premium content is damn cheap).
From the Blurb:
An adventure game for just one person - YOU!
The world of Arax is a world filled with blood and battle, magic and monsters, slaughter and sorcery. It is a world where the weak are crushed and the strong survive, where those who are bigger and more powerful bully those who are weaker and more vulnerable. It is a world in need of a Hero, someone who can stand against the darkness and fight on behalf of the downtrodden. A Hero like YOU.
Chronicles of Arax is a game where you, the reader, takes on the role of a Hero in the world of Arax. It is your job to fight against evil and injustice, to undertake various Quests to further the goals of good, and hopefully get some fame and loot in the bargain!
In Chronicles of Arax, you take on the role of a mighty Hero who, in the face of utter darkness, stands up for the light by undertaking missions and adventures (known as Quests) that will hopefully aid the forces of light.
Throughout Arax a Hero can come from any walk of life, be it a noble Knight, an elf Druid or a stalwart dwarf Stone Warrior. This rules manual includes one Hero type for you to play as: the Adventurer.
The Core Rules are free, and premium expansions are available for $1 each