Recently I purchased “The Wizard’s Grimoire” from Vince + Meg Baker. It came in a bundle and was a really short pdf.
I actually read it, and holy crap, it is the RPG with the least investment required ever. I’m going to read some of the other games in the bundle to see if they follow the same format, but here’s the deal.
It’s a solo tabletop RPG with ultra simple rules and it only requires one d6. However, in order to play, you need two volunteers. The entire game consists of the player asking questions to the two volunteers. The volunteers answer, but their answers only count if both volunteers agree.
The volunteers need no knowledge in advance. They just read a brief text and get going. The session can be ended by the player or by the volunteers at literally any moment, no matter how abrupt. As a player you just carry the game around with you, and you can play it at any time you can find two willing participants.
After spending two weekends in a row among nerds, I was able to play three sessions. It really is as easy as I imagined to get the game going. All the volunteers I have had were surprisingly willing to play, and also very good at answering.
However, despite playing three times, I didn’t make much progress on uncovering the secrets of The Signature of Aibesta of the Two Courts. In the first and third sessions I made no progress whatsoever. In the second session the volunteers generously allowed me to unlock the entire first section. The book has teens of sections to unlock. Thanks to adult levels of self control I have behaved and not read any sections that I have yet to unlock, but I really want to unlock them.
So yeah, if there are any times I can get two Internet volunteers to just get on Hangout/Discord and answer my questions for a non-determinate amount of time, that would be cool. Maybe can livestream or YouTube if it’s enertaining?