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Cylitary De.file//ment

Concept: “This supplement is meant to translate the fantastic solo rules and oracles from Sölitary Defilement and Alone In the Crowd by 1d10+5, and Sölitary Depths by Chaoclypse (Brandon Yu).”
Content: A set of rules for solitary Cy_Borg play based on several other third-party rules supplements. 
Writing: Direct, accessible explanations of rules presented alongside throngs of tables and oracles to facilitate solo play.
Art/Design: Two versions provided: one full-color landscape-oriented version and one plain black-on-white single-column portrait-oriented version.
Usability: Full-color version pages/slides differ in color scheme, with mostly high-contrast text (although the text is not embedded, so no searching or selecting). Plain version text is fully searchable.

Down Bad

Concept: “Adventures in the cursed sprawl.”
Content: A set of adventures as well as solo rules (“Neon Borg”) for exploring different facets of life as a punk in CY.
Writing: Every page has five pounds of flavor stuffed into a one-pound bag: descriptive details, informative suggestions for GMs, additional tables, alternate outcomes, and typically infused with bone-dry humor.
Art/Design: A mix of black-on-white and full-color page layouts as well as a variety of fonts and organizational schemes. Maps in different styles and occasional illustrations of NPCs and atmospheric scenes complement the text.
Usability: Despite variety of page layouts etc., text is mostly quite readable visually (thanks to contrast and font choices) and searchable/selectable. Use of accent colors helps draw attention to particular info elements on assorted pages.

Enter the Dismal Armory

Concept: “Welcome to a sneak preview of the upcoming Wasteland Degenerates RPG!  While this 12-page solo game differs in several mechanical ways to the final product coming to BackerKit, the worldbuilding and vibes are consistent with my final vision.  This is meant to be a solo journaling RPG played with All Of the Dice, a pencil/pen, and paper, both of the regular and graph variety.”
Content: A post-apocalyptic solo RPG in the vein of Dark Fort. 
Writing: Tons of details about the world and the game rules to provide a player with lots to imagine and to write about (for those who journal as they play) while exploring an ominous armory.
Art/Design: While there are several illustrations of the armory and of a punk, the layout is primarily a set of single-column black-on-white pages of text. 
Usability: High-contrast text with consistent heading/label formatting (bold, larger font size, underlining for labels, etc.) and whitespace (between elements, to the left of list items, etc.) make navigation of the document easier given the sheer amount of information provided in twelve pages. 


Concept: “S0L0_W0RK is a ruleset to play CY_BORG by yourself. You’ll both play as the GM and as the player.”
Content: A set of rules for solo play inspired by Solitary Defilement.
Writing: An engaging and incredibly helpful explanation of the solo rules and how to make use of them, including a detailed “actual play” demonstration/write-up.
Art/Design: A “dark theme” software terminal or code editor UI with distinct colors and background highlighting to call attention to different kinds of content. A printer-friendly version provides somewhat less obvious help in this regard, but font choices and shading still help distinguish content types/purposes.
Usability: Readable text throughout, with colors helping to call attention to particular kinds of important details.
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