A downloadable Solo RPG

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A flash of colour and the crackle of lightning are the last things you remember before dust clouded your vision. You clamber to your feet and survey your surroundings. Sand as far as you can see, and an eerie song on the wind. Wherever you came from doesn't matter now. All that matters if you're here, you are low on supplies and the air is getting hotter as the minutes pass. It's time to move. 

The Singing Sands is a rules-lite RPG for solo play and worldbuilding. It contains all the rules for a single player to  enter the desert and begin their journey alongside oracle tables to help set the scene around you. 

To play you will keep a journal of your encounters, building the world from the eyes of your character. Your character skills and keywords will influence the Dice Pool which is used to check the success of failure of your actions.  

Use the blank Hex map to track your journey and build your own desert or use the prebuilt map for the Mirrored Tower adventure.

Upon purchasing you will gain access to the rules pdf in both colour and black & white, spread layouts for screen reading and a blank hex map & character sheet for printing. 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorMarc Cook
GenreRole Playing
TagsFantasy, Game Jam, Hexcrawl, journal, Print & Play, Singleplayer, Tabletop, zine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this Solo RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TheSingingSands.zip 15 MB
The Singing Sands Colour.pdf 4 MB
The Singing Sands B&W.pdf 3 MB
The Singing Sands Spreads Colour.pdf 4 MB
The Singing Sands Spreads B&W.pdf 3 MB
Map & Character sheet.pdf 186 kB
Legacy of Dust.pdf 41 kB

Community & Physical copies

Support this Solo RPG at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

A5 Printed Zine

I have a small print run of The Singing Sands available featuring all the of the content of the digital version in an A5 zine. This will include a printed character sheet and map so you can start playing right away. 

If you are outside of the UK please tip an extra $5 to cover shipping.  

Community Copy

If you can't afford a copy or would rather try The Singing Sands before you purchase please feel free to download a community copy.  Every copy purchased will add an additional community copy. 

For each paid purchase of the game I will add a copy to the Community Pool.

Download demo

Map & Character Sheet.pdf 186 kB

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I highly recommend the physical copy - high quality zine and easy-to-read layout.  Besides being a wonderful adventure framework!