Pencil Swords & Rubber Shields: Dungeoneering with Graph Paper & Dice
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Pencil Swords & Rubber Shields~ Dungeoneering with Graph Paper & Dice ~
The appearance of games like Four Against Darkness (2016) or D100 Dungeon (2017) has drawn attention to a genre (or sub-genre) of tabletop gaming in which the player(s) is using graph paper, pen/pencil, rubber/eraser, and various dice as main game components. The idea itself is not anything new (see Gary Gygax's Solo Dungeon Adventures in The Strategic Review from 1975), but until recent times it was typically associated with TTRPG.
The adaptation or rather the transplantation of this method has been proven quite popular, even among gamers who tend to prefer systems and mechanisms of relatively lower complexity.This list is an attempt to collect such titles.
Note: As the title implies, the list is intended to focus on thematic (mostly fantasy) games, not unlike the 2 popular titles referred above. There are many other paper & pencil and/or roll & write games using the very same tools as their main components, this list however aims to give prominence to titles that do not fall very far from the tree (TTRPG, that is). There might be some exception, though...
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