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Designed by: Blaise Wigglesworth
Back in the infantile days of the internet and 8-bit gaming, I enjoyed going to the local library and reading Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy book series. These books featured fantastical sci-fi and fantasy adventure stories written in second-person. Almost every page ended in a choice with a page number, and that determined how your story played out – including a premature death!
The Shipwrecked! trilogy is crafted like a D&D version of those unique stories, though with skill checks in place of most choices. Each mini-adventure is designed for a single solo player without needing a DM.
The choice-based gameplay isn’t nearly as robust as the books from my childhood, but the high production value (including battlemaps) and immersive storytelling create a uniquely enjoyable solo experience.
Given the nature of this DM-less adventure, this review is spoiler-free.