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PET is a one-page soloing framework for running your favorite system with virtual Players. It's a tiny little two page framework, but robust enough that it's my most requested "one page game"!

  • system agnostic; use your favorite mechanics
  • uses a 2d6 pbta-style Oracle based on your desired outcome
  • supports intraparty conflict (you can totally replicate those early D&D experiences where the rogue got bored and murdered the paladin for his stuff)
  • an entire page of plot-pushing random tables

If it's got too much bookkeeping, go ahead and just use the agenda tables. It works very well either way!

Note: this is identical to the one on my website katarpgs so if you have that, you have this.

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
Authorkatamoiran
TagsEmulator, solo

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My comment just gone vanish. My ask is if its possible use PET as a CHARACTER EMULATOR.

Yes! I actually do not distinguish in play between "player" and "character" when I'm using it. Pettish (the updated version I posted a bit ago) is even more geared that way; you can still use it as a "backend" to have imaginary players but really, it's just about how much bookkeeping you want to do. Hope that helps, and have fun! :)

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Enjoyed reading this, though an actual play example would be much appreciated. I'm especially confused by the mix of adventure / GM parts with genuine player stuff and would prefer something that dealt only with players.

Also the agendas might be a really good use case for singular they. Especially the equation of "Weak" with female and "On point" with male leave a bad taste.

It's entirely feasible to drop most of the mechanics, especially those that don't appeal to you or feel like too much bookkeeping; I personally only use the core table, and in the revision I'm working on I refocus primarily on that.  If you scroll down in the comments you'll see some examples of how other folks have used this. Have fun!

Any chance of putting together a character keeper on google sheets? It would make play even easier! Excellent job!

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Do you have a play example? I'm a bit unclear on how this works.

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None of my own, but I found this through redditThe Gardens of Ynn & PET

... and I'm absolutely delighted someone enjoyed it that much! Ha. Never thought to google it before.

Thanks!

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What will happen if I will use PET with a GM-emulator, like Mythic? =)

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Fun will happen! :D It should be all really compatible. I tend to use Mythic's oracle more than the full framework, but PET is intended to be usable in full or in part, with whatever systems and add-ons you please (with a little experience and tweaking).