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Monster M.O.





As a game master, you've experienced the dilemma. Do you unleash a monster's full might on the players and risk seeming too aggressive? Or do you hold back and detract from the drama and accomplishment?

As a solo RPG player, an attacking monster can't do anything unexpected without outside input, which defeats the purpose of the solo session.

Monster M.O. to the rescue!

Each of the 18 cards in the Monster M.O. deck describes a motivation such as hunger, violence, or a territorial nature. Then it details specific actions for foes, such as a charge, sneak attack, retreat, attempt to capture, or use of skills. Flowcharts indicate strategy changes the monster will make based on health, player choices, and other situations.

Though designed for use with Lone Wilderlands, 5e, and other RPGs, Monster M.O. doesn't create new game mechanics. It creates a story. It emulates what a monster may do if another player were the brains behind its actions. The cards are also useful as imagination prompts for designing adventures and writing fiction.

NOTE: This is the box version of Monster M.O. The print & play version can be found here.

STAY ALERT: for freebies and expansion deck releases, email Derick William Dalton at

VISIT: DWDalton Adventures for free character sheet downloads and updates of the solo sandbox RPG in a cardbox.

CONNECT: Scope out and join the Lone Wilderlands Solo Facebook group.

Disclaimer: Game images are the work of the designers. Digitally manipulated compositions of original photography, photography used with permission, and interlocking brick system components are used to achieve a transformative effect.

Dungeons & Dragons® is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this game. Visit the official WotC website at

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Publish Date June 30, 2020
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Flip over a card when encountering a foe.
  • The card provides motivation and attack style.
  • Functions independent of game mechanics: any RPG!

Derick William Dalton

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


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