Blogger tells me that this will be my 300th post. You may have noticed that posting has slowed a bit over the last few days. This is because I’ve been trying to think of something “worthy” to post as my 300th post. I finally decided just to post something to get by this important number/silly road block: the dreaded Progress Report….
Microlite75: I hope to have get all the rules writing finished in the next couple of weeks so I can start getting volunteers to proofread the draft. Once this is done it will be ready for release.
Advanced Microlite20 OSS: I hope to have a near final draft out by the end of the month. After a round of comments and revision, it should be ready for a proofreading draft. As you can probably tell, Advanced Microlite20 OSS is a far less complex project than Microlite75.
Microlite74: Once I finish Microlite75 and Advanced Microlite20 OSS, I plan to do a quick 2.1 edition of Microlite74. Aside from correcting typos and clarifying a couple of points that have repeatedly raised questions, the rules will not change. The major change will be to the notes at the end. I will be giving more info on old school play and updating the lists of old school games and retroclones. The Microlite74 2.0 edition came out just a week or so before WOTC decided to stop selling PDF copies of older editions. The references in the current edition to being able to buy PDF copies confuse people.
Firecracker Cancer Fund Drive: I’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far — and there have been a lot of donations — for their help. Due to some confusion near the start of this fund drive about exactly when it would end (I originally had a vague “three weeks” and came back and added July 12th), the drive has been extended four days to July 16th which is a better match for what some readers interpreted my original “three weeks” comment to mean. I’m also adding a few more items to the drawing for the copy of Palace of the Vampire Queen. Additional drawing will be held for a few other old items. Items like a first printing of “Apple Lane” for Runequest, the Saurians Supplement for Chivalry & Sorcery, and three other items from the early 1980s. None of these items are super-valuable, but they will mean five more people will have a chance at getting an old gaming goodie. There is still plenty of time to make a donation.
This certainly isn’t a 300th post worthy of being remembered for all time, but it is post number 300. The fact that you are reading it means I can quit obsessing about coming up with something for it.
The Firecracker Cancer Fund Drive is on (through July
12th 16th). Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win a copy of Wee Warriors Palace of the Vampire Queen (the first D&D module published — in 1976). Highest donors will also divide a huge list of other RPG items from the 1970s and early 1980s (including more rare publications). You can see the complete list of 10 items and read more about this fund drive in this post: OD&D Wee Warriors Goodies Available (For Cancer Fund Donors). This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetrpoRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned Firecracker items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!