I'm going to use this thread to play a game of Ewen Cluney's "Hikikomori", a solo rpg.
It's possible that by posting the game online, I'm defeating the whole purpose. Anyhow, that's the way I'm doing it. A brief introduction: "Hikikomori" is a Japanese word used to describe people, often young men, who stay in their rooms for very long periods of time - months, if not years. The game is about playing such a character. Appropriately, it's a game for one player.
This thread is going to alternate with me posting the mechanical bits of gameplay, and then the diary entry that I've written to accompany those mechanics. The game text as written is a little confusing in places (it's a 24 hour rpg, so no wonder), so I'm also going to post my rules interpretations as they come up.
I can't decide if I want to start an audience thread for this. On the one hand, it would be cool to get feedback. On the other hand, I think the solitude kind of helps the process.
Anyway, I'm going to try to do one entry a day, for a week, like the game suggests. I may slack off though, depending on work.