Project Terminus – a solo RPG Kickstarter

Role-Playing Games most challenging aspect is getting your group together. But what if you don’t need a group to play?

I know I said that posts would be slowing down this week, but that isn’t why this article is short. My thoughts on Project Terminus, currently on Kickstarter, lack an even more straightforward reason – I know nothing about it.

Why are you writing about a project you know nothing about?

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Something that calls to you, but you know very little about it. Project Terminus is like that for me. What makes Project Terminus so easy to take a risk on? It’s AU$8 for a PDF. What can I really lose?

Alright, so what do you know about Project Terminus?

I know it’s a solo RPG. What that means I can only guess at. All I have to go on is the description provided in the campaign:

The description from the Kickstarter campaign

A journaling game? This will be interesting! From the description, Ryan Cagle seems to be suggesting making verbal journal entries. This should be easy to achieve – every smartphone has a recorder. If you prefer pen and paper, you can make write down your thoughts. Until I see the game, this is probably what I am going to do.

I am not going to repeat the description. You need to play through Project Terminus and try to find a way back to ‘your’ Earth. But is it back in time? Another Dimension? It will be interesting to find out!

There isn’t much to pull me into this game.

There isn’t. That’s why I described Project Terminus as a leap of faith. If there was a US$100 mega-mini project up on Kickstarter with as little info, I wouldn’t think about it again as I moved on.


There is something about the tantalising possibilities that has Project Terminus residing firmly in the back of my mind. It’s a game I can pull out and play, and I don’t need to fire up a console. The idea of a game that incorporates journals is new to me.

Project Terminus could be excellent. It also might not be. Only one way to find out!

Investigating the Gate will be interesting

So you are backing Project Terminus?

Already backed . For less than a couple of coffees, this could be an exciting experience. If you decide Project Terminus doesn’t do anything for you after checking out the campaign, sorry I couldn’t fill in more details. Once it’s out, I will tell you if it was worth it or not.

But for others, if like me Project Terminus manages to catch your imagination, then I hope you give it a go as well.

Until next time,

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