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Cut Up Solo

The Scarlet Pimpernel [Baroness Orczy]

This book takes the next from the classicBaroness Orczy novel and cuts it into snippets of 3-5 words. There are two d1000 tables included in the PDF and 15,000 snippets in the included spreadsheets. The spreadsheets (xlsx and ods formats) are set up to randomly grab 20 snippets at a time, or use can use the built-in Find All function to use the spreadsheet as a concordance.

These cut ups suit a game set in an 18th Century or Victoriana genre or a generic game with a sourcebook like the GURPS Scarlet Pimpernel.

Cut Up Solo is a technique that uses random snippets of text that you pick and fit together, creating what the GM says to you. You can then respond to that, and then the cycle repeats. As all the snippets in this set all come from the book, it gives a sense of continuity.

Cut up play is very different from more traditional oracle-driven solo play. If you struggle with how to interpret word pairs or prompts, cut up could be for you.

The novel contains over 74,000 words of text, chopped into snippets of 4 or 5 words. You get over 20,000 snippets to mix and match in your solo games. The PDF contains two d1000 tables of snippets, and the spreadsheets contain the full set of snippets.

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