Introducing Gallus

Hello, hello. Here’s something a little different for you.

Howdy, I’m Gallus.

Who’s this jerk?

I’m the eldest spawn of your regular host, Bookish Wendy. My hobbies include listening to They Might Be Giants too much, petting my cats, getting pecked by chickens, and playing TTRPGs. That last one there is what I’m here to talk to you about today.

What’s a TTRPG?

Table Top Role-Playing Games. You’ve probably heard of The World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game™ Dungeons & Dragons, but there’s a whole wide world of incredible games out there that you’ve (probably) never ever heard off. I’m here to guide you through it.

D&D can be an intimidating game to get into, what with its 40 years worth of rules refinement, and its three 50$ (150$!!) rulebooks you need to even get started. So I’m going to be telling you about all sorts of light-on-rules, cheap ‘n easy, fast to start indie games. More specifically, I’ll be showcasing single player games.

These things can be single player?

They sure can!

Explain.

Gladly. There are self-guided dungeon crawlers, games that have you roll dice to make decisions, journaling games, self-described LARPs that have you do things around the house, games to play with your dog, games where you write letters to your secret Victorian era gay lover, and even borderline choose-your-own-adventure! 

The possibilities are near endless, and I’m so excited to be introducing you.

Okay, but this is a book review blog. What do those things have to do with reading?

What is roleplay, if not storytelling with extra steps.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my first proper post. See you then.

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