I am curious how you all feel about apps in solo games.
I know that they have many uses, and I know there are strong proponents of apps out there, and they make some very good arguements.
Apps can really help advance the storyline of a game in some pretty interesting ways.
Apps can "set up" enemies in a dungeon crawl sort of game, thusly keeping them more of a surprise for you.
Apps can reduce setup time, and scoring time.
I am sure many of you can provide me with many more reasons why apps are, or can be, a good thing especially for the solo gamer.
However, my perspective is a bit different. I don't dislike apps, I don't dislike technology, and I certainly don't dislike modern board games. BUT, I really, generally speaking, don't want the them to mix. When I am going to play a solo game, I am, generally speaking, trying to get away from screens. When I am playing a solo game, I think I could find the contrast between the tactilitiy of a good solo game, and the electronic app to be a little jarring. And, I always have a little bit of a fear about what would happen if I get a app assisted game I love, and the app quits being supported.
All that being said, I do expect to get one/some app assisted game(s) sometime. The current one I am most likely to get is #The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth from FFG. This is a reworking of what I am starting to consider a modern classic, #Mansions of Madness: Second Edition.
And, funnily enough, I think I have more of a problem with apps in solo games than in multiplayer. If I am interecting with people around a game table, I don't mind needing to look at a phone/tablet and doing things on it sometimes to help the game along. But, if I am playing a solo game, frequently I really don't want to do that, generally speaking.
So, what do you think of apps in solo games? Do you like the idea? Dislike it? Why am I wrong about apps?