I found a free Tunnels & Trolls like game on my hard drive yesterday. It’s called Lances & Labyrinths and the “introduction” describes the game as “What happens when you decide Tunnels & Trolls is too complicated.” That’s the entire introduction and description of the game. Personally, it looks somewhat more complex than the Tunnels & Trolls I’ve played over the years (editions 1 through 5.5), but it is a nice rules-light game system that uses the basic saving throw and monster rating systems from T&T. I’ve put a copy out on Mediafire so everyone who would like a copy may download one.
The rules are surprising complete for 13 pages with a good number of illos. There are a number of character classes, more detailed rules for complex than I remember T&T having, rules for creating magic items, etc. Spells (including spells for clerics and paladins which I don’t remember being in T&T) do not have the humorous “Take That You Fiend!” names I associate with T&T, but for many people this will probably be a good thing. The system also includes “edges” that characters gain at level 3 (and every third level thereafter).
No author or artist is credited. There’s no copyright notice. I have no idea who designed this game, but it is interesting and looks playable. It’s one of the few RPGs I’ve seen that is based on T&T mechanics. You can download a free copy from this from this Mediafire link.
The file is about 1.3 megs (probably because of the artwork).
BTW, Happy Independence Day. My Sunday M75 game is taking a week off so every can celebrate with their families.
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