Decision 2010: Microlite75 is the Winner

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.

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5 Responses

  1. Talysman says:

    How about "M74 Grey and Black", to suggest it's M74 plus Grey(hawk) and Black(moor)?

  2. Always interested in what other people think is the "ultimate" retro ruleset, or at least the most fun to play!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is this in anyway affected by this?
    I'm not sure of the relationship that between the two.

  4. Anonymous says:

    @Stuart Not affected at all. As Microlite20 is published under the OGL, Randall is more than welcome to do anything he wants with it – and I wholeheartedly approve 😀

    Randall, I look forward to seeing how Microlite75 (or whatever you call it) turns out.

  5. Randall says:

    Stuart: It was pure co-incidence this post and Greywulf's were made on the same day. I had not read his post before I wrote mine. Microlite74 has Microlite20 as one of it's OGL ancestors (as will Microlite75) and the basic mechanics come from M20. The OGL is a wonderful thing, IMHO, as it lets works built on each other no matter what happens to the ownership of each game later on.