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Random Solo Adventure: Post Apocalypse
by Jared B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/12/2017 14:45:25

I am extremely disappointed that I wasted $5 for this product. It's a solid idea, but it desperately needs refinement.

One issue was the omission of dice values for outcomes (p. 61), and the absence of an "If not" instruction (p. 133) but I hardly got farther than that due to the most glaring and game breaking problem: walking in circles.

Any time you "Go back out into the wasteland" you are told to go to page 28 which gives you die values for four locations - supermarket, small house, skyscraper, and military compound. Already visited one of those locations? I kept rolling.

I kept rolling, and after leaving the supermarket, you are told to turn to page 115 where you find a gas station; told to turn to page 74 where you find the same two broken down vehicles. If you fail to repair them (one REQUIRES a toolbox you may or may not have - I never did), you are forced to page 133 where you either die (I'm assuming, it's not stated) or lose 2 heatlth, and if you survive, you find an old house where you sleep and recover 1 health.

When you exit this house, guess what? It's BACK to page 74 - the gas station you JUST came from. Fail the repair the vehicles, and it's back to page 133 where you either die or find the same old house. This back and forth either continues until you die or succeed in repairing the vehicles - which is IMPOSSIBLE if you don't have a high value in the mechanics skill.

Why even have the opportunity to fail to repair the vehicles? Or the opportunity to find the house if you just get stuck in this loop?

This is where I stopped playing. It's obvious this needed more playtesting and a few more pages of options (which is a feat itself considering the PDF is 224 pages long). I might go back and just pretend to succeed in repairing the vehicle, but where's the fun in that?

It sounded like a good time, and I was excited to sit down on my day off and roll through the wasteland, but I wasted money on this product. Hopefully I'm saving someone else from doing the same.



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[1 of 5 Stars!]
Random Solo Adventure: Post Apocalypse
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Hello Jared! I am very sorry to hear that you felt "stuck in a loop". The Post Apocalypse gamebook is - as the other books in this Random Solo Adventure series - a game where you might need to tweak your own approach to solving the puzzles. Post Apocalypse in particular is more difficult than Fantasy Dungeon and Jungle Quest - but this in turn means a higher replay value. Post Apocalypse was never meant to be an easy path through the Wasteland. Instead, this is actually a book that you might have to replay many times before you will, and can, survive through the complete game. Much depends on the right choice of skills and how you build your character at the beginning. Much also depends on pure luck! [SPOILER ALERT - youi might not want to read below if you have not read/played the book!] As you clearly point out, you will need a high Mechanics skill or the Toolbox to be able to actually repair the vehicles. With a high Survival skill, it will be possible to get the toolbox (see page 133). So I suggest that when something like this happens, it is the game's way of saying that you will need a different approach to trying to solve this gamebook. The missing values on page 61 are fixed - you should be able to download the new version for no cost. If you can not find the new version - please contact us and we will be sure you will get it. I hope you will give Post Apocalypse a second chance. Try to buy different skills and focus on taking a different path at the places where there are other options. I am sure you will find the end affording and that the game was well worth the money.
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/27/2016 18:02:30

I found this game to be mildly entertaining but it got old pretty quick.

  • Pros:
    • The artwork I thought fit the genre very well
    • The author is descriptive
    • It can be played with just a d6 (I think that is nice when you don't have your polys with you)
  • Cons:
    • It gets monotonous
    • You die very quickly quite often
    • It seems like you are playing the same adventure over and over

It may be just how the dice were rolling and I have not played this a lot so your experience may be different. I do not regret buying this as it was not expensive. I just think that overall it could be a lot better but it could be a lot worse.



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon
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Publisher Reply:
Thanks for your review! Happy to hear that you thought Fantasy Dungeon was worth the money. The Random Solo Adventures ARE made to be a bit hard, and the random-concept does make part of the game repetitive. Hopefully though, the randomness also makes it easier and more fun to replay the gamebook. Hopefully, you are more lucky with the dice next time. ;) Maybe you will like our other gamebooks better. Jungle Quest is already published here, as well as several free adventures, and soon we are releasing Post Apocalypse. This book will be less random and less repetitive and with high quality artwork from a select illustrator! Weighing in on 200+ pages, it is also the largest gamebook we've ever made! Over 50+ full page illustrations. Be sure to follow on Twitter (Pingo) and PM us there (or email us) with any constructive ideas you have for our future gamebooks! We really enjoy to hear what worked, and didn't work, in our previous books. Again thanks for your purchase and review!
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon & Jungle Quest [BUNDLE]
by Matthew W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/13/2016 20:58:28

I AM NEW TO THE RPG GAMING AND PICKED THIS ONE UP TO GET MY FEET WET SO TO SPEAK. SOLO IS AT THE TIME MY ONLY OPTION AS I TRAVEL ALOT AND CURRENTLY LOOKING INTO THE NEWER DIGITAL COMMUNITIES FOR RPG TABLETOPS.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Random Solo Adventure: Fantasy Dungeon & Jungle Quest [BUNDLE]
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Publisher Reply:
Thank you Matthew for taking the time to rate and review our game books! If you are new to RPG and want to do solo-games, then check out our table-top/roleplaying game Drudge! on this site. The rule system works for solo-gaming as well.
Random Solo Adventure: Pinball
by Monte T. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/16/2016 13:14:15

This game literally saved my life. I was in a monumental depression resulted from my divorce with the Queen of England and loss of my 30 kids to rampaging alchoholic Squirrels. When I was just about to end it all and go face up those very squirrels... I stumbled upon this gem in DriveThruRPG. A free pinball game. Remembering my past sexual affairs with a pinball machine in the 60's, I knew that I was in for a treat. I am 600 hours in this one session, and I have not thought about squirrels since hour 300. Thank you, and I miss you Elizabeth. Oh and the game is pretty cool.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Random Solo Adventure: Pinball
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Publisher Reply:
Very happy, Monte, that we could - literally - save your life! Watch out for our next free Random Solo Adventure: Attack of the Monster Squirell, which will be released soon. I hope it doesn't bring back too many bad memories - but then, you can always go back to RSA: Pinball.
Random Solo Adventure: Jungle Quest
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/02/2016 10:40:19

Not much of a story and quite repetetive. The art is appropriate to the theme, but the style is inconsistent.



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Random Solo Adventure: Jungle Quest
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Publisher Reply:
Thanks for your purchase and for taking the time to review the book! Sorry to hear that you thought the story was repetitive. I hope you will enjoy Fantasy Dungeon and our upcoming books better!
Random Solo Adventure: Pinball
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/26/2016 21:27:25

Ok, you play a game of pinbal, using a die instead of a pinball machine. He does it well. But why? To save a quarter?l



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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