Shortly after I finished the original version of Microlite74 a couple of years ago, I started work on a different way to do “old school” in Microlite20. I even mentioned the game a few times in forum and on my blog: Microlite20 OSS — where OSS stood for “Old School Style.” Where Microlite74 was an attempt to do “old school” by recreating the 1974 0e edition of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG in Microlite20 terms, Microlite20 OSS was intended to encourage the “old school style” in the much more standard 3.x edition base Microlite20 was written for. It other words, Microlite20 OSS was intended to allow old school style play with most the 3.x SRD stuff standard Microlite20 supported. The project was forgotten as my wife’s cancer treatments took a bigger and bigger toll out of out lives. By the time she recovered enough that all we had to worry about were the bills, I had completely forgotten the project.
I was surprised to discover a fairly complete draft of Microlite20 OSS when I was searching through old files for more Microlite20 stuff for the just released Microlite20 RPG Collection. After looking at it, I decided that I could borrow a few things from my playtest draft of Microlite75 and have a “Basic Edition” version of Microlite20 OSS that was ready for release. After finishing and releasing Spring 2010 Revised Edition of The Microlite20 RPG Collection this morning, I finished up Microlite20 OSS Basic.
While the game should be complete (and as playable as Microlite20), I’m calling this version 0.9 because it has not been proofread (and I’m the Typo King) and has had no real playtesting. It’s the “Basic Edition” because I play an advanced edition with material from the Microlite20 Expert rules and the like. There are just under two pages of rules with a third page for the OGL and some notes on the “old school” style of play. In other words, it is about as complete as the original slightly over 1 page version of Microlite20. It’s a 50K or so PDF file. Enjoy.
Note: Like the Microlite75 playtest, this game is NOT included in the just released Microlite20 RPG Collection.
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