Microlite75 Suffers a Critical Hit: Split in Twain

I’m finally beginning serious work on Microlite75. After giving it a lot of thought and talking with the gamers playing in my OD&D game, I’ve decided that main version Microlite75 will be less an attempt to duplicate 0e and its supplements than it will be an attempt to take 0e and its supplements and apply the house rules I use as well as the things I’ve learned over the years to it. This will produce a hybrid game that many will consider neither Old School nor New School, but its own thing. I expect most “New School” gamers will see it as “Old School” and many “Old School” gamers will not know what to call it. I consider it “Old School”, but then I’m not as hardcore about what is and is not “Old School” as some are.

The basic rules for the extra classes and spells from the 0e supplements will also be published as a free supplement to Microlite74. This way, those who want to see a Microlite version of 0e and its supplements uncontaminated by my house rules and other ideas can have it.

The full game will be published under a new title because while it will be firmly based on the Microlite20 system, it will be too large a game to be called “microlite”. I’m having trouble coming up with a name, however. Here are some of the names I’m currently considering:

Expeditions and Adventures
Mercenaries and Monsters
Dungeons Deep and Caverns Cold
Nightmares and Netherworlds
Knights and Netherworlds
Fantastic Adventures

Not all that good, I know. Suggestions are welcome. If I use yours, you will get credit. Whatever the full version of “Microlite75” ends up being called, it will still be available as a free PDF download.

Side Note: Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. Donna and I have been dealing with a very sick cat. Savoy is so ill that Donna had to postpone her trip to Dallas for dentures by almost 6 weeks as she has to syringe feed him four times a day. Savoy may not make it, but it will not be for lack of trying on our part.

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12 Responses

  1. Chgowiz says:

    Good luck with your cat.

  2. Bill-hooks And Becs-de-corbin ?

    Millilite75 ? (if it's really big, Centilite75)

    Grognards and Gryphons?

  3. Tenkar says:

    I've done the syringe feeding of onr of my cats in the past… not fun. Best of luck

  4. Randall says:

    Michael and Tenkar,

    Thanks for the good wishes for Savoy. He had his best day in three weeks today. Our fingers are crossed that he doesn't have another set back over the weekend.

    Adam,

    "Grognards and Gryphons" LOL, I sort of like it.

  5. taichara says:

    Fondest thoughts and wishes for Savoy.

  6. Timeshadows says:

    I guess my first comment didn't take. 🙁

    My thoughts are with you, Donna, and Savoy.

    Best,

  7. Anonymous says:

    Do you absolutely want the name to be in the Something-and-Something_with_same_initial_letter format?

    I know exactly how you and Donna are feeling about Savoy right now. You have all my best for his recovery. As a fellow animal lover, if you ever need someone to talk to, I'm all ears.

  8. Some random thoughts:

    Dragons & Dungeons
    Witchcraft & Warfare
    Heroes & Horrors (HAH)
    Battle & Blood
    Blood & Steel
    Monsters & Magic
    Men-at-Arms & MAgic (MAMA)
    Labyrinth
    Dark Delvings
    Sorcery & Steel
    Arms & Armour

  9. Randall says:

    I'm very sad to report that Savoy did not make it. We made that last trip to the vet this afternoon.

  10. Timeshadows says:

    Randall, I am sorry for your loss.
    –I've recently lost my cat of 17 years. I know how sorrowful it can be.

    My continued thoughts with you and Donna,

  11. I'm very sorry to hear that as well.

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