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Roberto Silva
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Some RPG can be played alone (CLASSIC TRAVELLER for example) maybe sacrifying some points ... so I'm wondering is this game can be played solitaire; any opinion on that?

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It is but many of the missions rely on secret information so you have to be careful about which missions you try to run solo. I thought Boot Camp ran particularly well solo since the main challenges come from automated missiles that are launched at the ship and a tight time limit:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/407732

I don't think I'd recommend it if you'd only play it solitaire, but some of the missions are at least possible to play that way.
 
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Many of the missions can be played solitaire. Pick those with low mission complexity -- they are generally straightforward enough that the secret information isn't vital to be kept secret if in fact there is any secret information.

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Thanks to all!

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Can someone advise the best expansion for solo gaming? Or maybe a list of missions that you have enjoyed playing solo?
 
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Just about any of the missions can be played solitaire.

I think Pirates of Trundlia has the most straight-forward missions. Pax is interesting because half of the missions can't be played solitaire but the other half would work great.

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rsitaly wrote:
Some RPG can be played alone (CLASSIC TRAVELLER for example) maybe sacrifying some points ... so I'm wondering is this game can be played solitaire; any opinion on that?

Thanks in advance!

Roberto


I forget where, but I found this post that Jeff made awhile back:



Any of the Assaults are good for solo, you'll need a big ship, though.

Asteroid Investigation works fine solo.

People run boot camp solo but I think it is a mistake.

Crystal planet is too fancy.

Diplomatic Immunity works.

First contact would only work if you combined another solo game with it (computer hangman).

Ghost Ship is not suitable.

Infestation and Kidnap Dignitary work solo.

Lights out doesn't.

I wouldn't do mirror universe or Pentaquarks solo.

Perpetual bots is kind of busy.

Plasma Fire Disaster works well solo.

Showdown is the most basic game. It goes better with a real opponent. Smuggle does as well.

For stasisville, I'd take the clues as a given and raise the MD by 3.

Tanker Freighter Convoy isn't very soloable.

Terrorist Cruise Liner probably works.

With your shield or on it does not and neither does Worm Hole Nest.
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