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You are a renown cartographer that has been tasked with creating a comprehensive map of the entire world. To do this you have divided the world into 36 quadrants and will label the most important Landmarks.


Alone on a Map solo tabletop role playing game about discovering landmarks and creating a map.

This game uses a standard deck of playing cards, 2 six-sided dice, writing implements, a grid, and an optional coin.  

A grid is provided at the end of each PDF document, but there is also separate grid PNG available for download.

This game is a hack of Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada and is heavily inspired by Tiny Islands by David King


Basic Info

Players: Solo

Tools Needed: Standard Deck of Cards, 2d6, Writing Tools, Provided Grid. Optional Coin

Session Length: >1 Hour 


Actual Play and Videos

Seth Triberry - A playthrough of Alone on a Map


For a Sci-Fi / Space version of the game check out Alone on a Galactic Map

8/29/21 Update: Added a plain text and ePub version

3/9/22 Update: Added Transparent PNG

If you have made a map and would like to show me please @ me on Twitter my handle is @KadenRamstack and I would love to see it! 


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Alone on a Map.pdf 760 kB
Alone on a Map BW Printable 172 kB
Alone on a Map Text.txt 2 kB
Alone on a Map.epub 22 MB
Printable Quadrant Grid 122 kB
MapQuadrants.png 100 kB


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this is a wonderful game and a great tool for worldbuilding

Just played through my first session of this and was inspired to make a hack/reimagining of it using tarot cards. Would you have any qualms about me making it available for download? (with credit to you and Takuma, ofc)


no problems at all! Go right ahead! 


thanks for the quick reply! it's been posted

Just got this as part of the bundle, and I think it's pretty good! Though I'm not sure if there's a way to possibly get a transparent version of the grid? In case if someone is more digital leaning.

Besides that this is a good guideline for world building!

just added the transparent png! 

Oh sweet thanks! Wasn't expecting it but thank you!

omg, I just made some days ago a lost and found game in which you are a map! And now I find this <3 
I need to try this one! <3 

I haven't done much worldbuilding before, but this was a wonderful and simple way to start :) My map certainly isn't a masterpiece but I'm really happy with how the randomized options inspired the journaling aspect.

Thank you so much! My own map for the game was a bunch of chicken scratch :)


An elegant way to generate a map with plenty of geographical elements and cities/towns etc, and a great twist on the Alone game mechanics. For a smaller map, use d4s instead of d6s and a 4x4 map.

This could be hacked to generate city maps as well, maybe dungeons or odd haunted mansions too. Very lovely!

Thank you so much for the nice review!

Fun game that helps with world building!