This blog entry is a link between what I was doing early in 2016 when I stopped updating this site and early 2018, when I started updating again.
2017 was a mixed year for me. In March of that year, I decided to begin a long-term project. I wanted to go back to the earlier table-top role-playing games and settings and explore them. Note: I have a somewhat unusual opinion of Dungeons & Dragons. I do not consider it a role-playing game. It is, from my experience, a transitional form between a miniatures war-game and a role-playing game. So, the first table-top RPG I could find in print at the time was the current version of Tunnels & Trolls. The first edition of that game dates from 1975. That was my first stop on what I came to call the “Magical History Tour”.
That month, in a hastily scribbled note on a loose piece of notebook paper, I stated the intention to start a solitaire campaign of Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls. Tunnels & Trolls was designed with the ability to play the game solitaire. It was far more difficult to find other people to play a role-playing game with in the Seventies than it is now. I set up a binder with a storage pocket for loose notes. And I kicked off a campaign journal. I play solitaire sessions by logging them, noting dice rolls and significant game events. I also found a PDF on DriveThruRPG which served as a guide for solitaire role-play.