Free PDF: The 7 Types of Solo RPGs
(and which one is right for you!)

You want to get into Solo-Roleplaying, but you just don’t know how. There’s tons of information out there

but even the beginner stuff seems like a huge mountain to climb. 

You’re overwhelmed with choices and you’re not even sure if you want to play anymore. 


This was supposed to be fun, wasn’t it? Now it’s just stressful and you’re avoiding it all together.


I’d watched plenty of YouTube videos and even read some books, and it didn’t make me feel any closer to starting solo play. I had tons of information, but I didn’t know how to act on it! 

And just getting started seemed like the hardest part.

Finally, I realized the problem- it hadn’t worked yet because I was playing the wrong games!

The Wrong Games?

On March 21, 2020, Chicago started it’s lockdown during the early pandemic. It was a stressful time full of much uncertainty. This is when I started really getting into solo RPGS- I needed an outlet! But no matter how many videos I watched, I just wasn’t getting “it.” All this talk of oracles and rule sets… where did it all fit for me? It was overwhelming and I was getting nowhere.

Hi, I’m James Crane from Crumbling Keep. I’ve published numerous games and supplements. I’m also a Professional Game Master whose logged thousands of hours of gaming, which has led me to being one of the most successful GMs out there. I’ve introduced RPG gaming to hundreds of people.

With all the talk of advanced strategies and techniques, I was missing something really big (and really basic). It was the very first step. And that step was choosing the right game that was going to give me the results I wanted.

It sounds simple, but I was just spinning my wheels until I realized it: You have to play a game that works for you!

I’ve created a way that you can be on your way to successfully playing your first solo RPG in less than 15 minutes. 

I’ve detailed 7 different genres of solo games, complete with pros and cons of each, to help you decide where to start and what’s best for you at this point in your journey. I don’t hold back and I spell it out pretty simply. Best of all, I provide examples with links so you have a starting point for exactly where to look. 

I put it all together in a little PDF called The 7 Types of Solo RPGs (And Which One is Right for You).

And it’s completely free.

It’ll have you on your way to playing your first successful solo RPG without spending days researching by breaking it down in simple language with straight forward examples. 

  • What is an RPG?
  • Solo Vs. Group Play
  • Why the Stigma is Dumb
  • Categories of Solo RPGs
  • Which One is Right for You?

There’s no need to watch 100s of hours of YouTube videos. There’s no need to read dozen of RPG rule sets. To get started, all you need to do is spend 15 minutes reading this FREE PDF. It’ll have you on your way to playing your first successful solo RPG by breaking it down in simple language with straight forward examples. 

We’ll send you an email with a link that’ll take your right to your download area. Just click the button, and the PDF is yours. It’s time to get playing!

Free Bonus #1: Ten Random Tables for Solo Play

Oracles can get expensive! As a bonus in this PDF, we’re including 10 random tables for use during solo play. Any GM would find them useful, but you’ll be using them to generate adventure in no time.

Free Bonus #2: 8 Tips for Solo RPGs

These are eight tips I remind myself of when I’m playing solo RPGs. They’ll help you play the sort of game you want to play and help you get out of the way of yourself.

BonusBonus #3: The Daily TTRPG Goodies Email List

Every day, you’ll receive free Table Top RPG content in your inbox to inspire your games and take some of the work off your plate. More random tables, adventure hooks, lessons, stories, random encounters, and even full adventures- every day, it’s something great!

And yes, for real- ALL OF IT IS FREE!

I want you playing your best games and I’m stoked to be a part of that.

This free PDF will not only point you toward the game you want to play, it’ll leave you more knowledgable about solo RPGs than you were before by explaining some basic terminology and telling you whats what.

You’re about to finally embark on this solo RPG journey and start developing a skill set that will serve you for years. 


Don’t worry- you’re going to do great.

Digging in the Sand

Bones. So many bones. How many people have been buried here?

You find a rusty long sword and a small, golden vulture head worth 250 gp.

Red Sand

The sand here on the edge of the sacrificial ground is loose and looks recently churned.

Vulture Priest

The Vulture Priests are the enemy of knowledge and enlightenment. They seek to bring the eternal silence, the end of all things. Decay and obedience is their only god.

Armor Class 6 [13]
Hit Dice 1 (4hp)
Attacks 1 × Beak (1d4 or by weapon)
THAC0 19 [0]
Movement 120’ (40’)
Saving Throws D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (1)
Morale 8 (11 when at their temple)
Alignment Lawful
XP 10 
Number Appearing 2d4 (1d6 × 10)
Treasure Type D
Immune to the Divine: The spells and powers of clerics and paladins have no effect on them.
Weapons: They frequently use wickedly curved daggers, which they use for sacrificial purposes.
Soul Clouders: There is a 10% chance that any Vulture Priest can use the sleep spell once per day. The targets are still awake, but they are beset by such a deep depression that it has the same effect as sleep. They may only watch what unfurls around them.