I’ve decided I have too many projects in the fire and that I really need to focus on one of them. After consulting with my players, and some of my net friends and associates, I’ve decided to work on Microlite75. Back when I first released Microlite74, I mentioned that I might do a second version incorporating classes and other material from the 0e supplements.
When Swords & Wizardry came out, I decided to drop this project as I figured the last thing the world needed was another 0e-like game. However, as time has gone on — and my group has started playing OD&D with all the supplements — I’ve changed my mind. I really think there is a place for a simple 0e-style game incorporating material from the 0e supplements, the 0e magazine articles, and even some of the ideas from third party 0e products and my own house rules. While I could do this as a massive supplement for S&W, I’d have more fun basing it on M20 systems and the result would be a game that would be easy to play and familiar to people who have only played D20-style games.
Since my Astonishing Tales ideas crashed and burned over the holidays and I don’t have any immediate ideas on how to fix them, I am going to put AT on the back burner and start work on Microlite75.
Microlite75 is the working name. To avoid confusion with Microlite74, I may come up with a new name for the system — perhaps “For Gold and Glory” since that project never went anywhere and I like the name.