This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-03-09 07:00:00 to 2021-05-14 06:00:00. View 41 entries

You can find the Carta System here!

Think of this as a basic set of rules that you can use as a framework to build a solo TTRPG. We supply the rules and you supply the ideas!

Carta games, like our Into the Glacier and Apex Predator, are exploration games, but we're curious to see what else they can be! If you make a game using this system, please link it in the comments below or tag @CatlingGun on twitter so we can see what you've made!

The base idea is that players lay cards out in a grid , and then turn them over one at a time, exploring prompts and mechanics as they do. The game is a sort of boardgame / storygame hybrid, where players explore journaling prompts by physically moving their marker from card to card and looking up the results. It can have a definite goal, making it more boardgame-like, or it can be more nebulous and story-focused.

Let's Discover!

This SRD was built for stories about solitary discovery. GMless Multiplayer rules can definitely be added, but the default ruleset is a single-player one. You might want to tell stories about:

  • Exploring a classic-style dungeon in search of treasure
  • Wandering around a city and seeing the sights
  • Being pursued through a haunted mansion
  • Searching an alien planet for survivors
  • Just playing Monster Hunter, I guess. That's what I did.

Welcome to the Carta Jam! 

The Carta SRD is a system you can use to create single-player games about exploration and discovery. Now that we've finally published the base rules, we're hosting a jam to give everyone the chance to show off their hard work!

The rules are straightforward:

  • Your game should feature the Carta SRD in some way. It should be, in whole or in part, a Carta game.
  • Your game should NOT feature any content that is bigoted, cruel, or harmful to other people. No racism, xenophobia, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, or any other behavior that contributes to the oppression of others
  • You should absolutely charge for your game. 
  • Any game material is fine. Because this is an SRD, you'll probably end up making a game, but that doesn't mean you couldn't use Carta to make a dungeon for another system, for example. 
  • This SRD is pretty new, so your game will probably be new, but it doesn't have to be, as long as it meets the other criteria.

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solo ttrpg. face a death you already faced.
A Toolkit For Creating Single-player Exploration Games
A magical game of solo exploration.
A Solitary Game of Exploration, Wonder, and Peril
A quick arcade-style spaceship survival game inspired by the ultimate alien thriller
A Solo Carta RPG about defeating Evil
A rogue-like fantasy solitaire. Defeat monsters. Level up. Transcend.
A solo journaling / mapping game following a cartographer on a mission.
the crypt broke again; better go reboot it
A solo journaling game about sailing eldritch waters and pulling up odd items.
A solitary game of self-exploration, magic, music and pain.
Solo ttrpg about a magic kid in a magic market
A solo game about a witch trying to bring back their dead lover through necromancy.
A game for two lovers trying to find each other across a chaotic expanse of non-linear time.
You are a monster. Survive.
A solo game about being a little robot on a strange planet
A solo dungeon crawler card game
A Carta game about hacking
Your Most Personal Journaling Experience
The growth and discoveries of a young druid on his way to meet a mythical mystic.
A solo roleplaying card game
Wield godly magic, plan clever schemes, and read the tarot to restore peace to the Empire!
A solo journaling game about exploring the sea in search of the unknown
Explore the Final Dungeon of a long forgotten MUD in this analog Roguelike!
A Carta TTRPG about theme parks for 1-4 players
a wacky one-player game about being late for school
Solo ttrpg about a future archaeologist excavating the items in your present.
A hack of the Carta SRD for dystopian future internet warfare.
A maping and journaling solo game
The Gods of the Elements
A cooperative card exploring game about astronauts trying to save the human race
We will find uses for these things
A Carta System based solo journaling/storytelling game about exploring a graveyard.
EN ROUTE is a 1-4 players, strategic, co-op game.
A Journaling RPG about enduring in a radioactive wasteland.
a contemplative solo game about identity
A solo Dog Walking Simulator using the Carta System
A creative game of extremely confusing emotions.
A solo storytelling game of the final minutes of the final match of the season.
Fata Dira is a solo exploration and storytelling game inspired by Majora's Mask