Saving Throws For Microlite75 Revised

As some readers may remember my Sunday group switched from Microlite75 to Swords & Wizardry Complete for a few weeks so I could work on converting some of the Microlite75 rules to Swords & Wizardry Complete. The playtest sessions themselves turned out to be a disaster with players too sick to play, players with family members sick, players suddenly sent out of town by their boss, etc. We had more people missing sessions over the last 2 months than over the prior 18 months. This is no reflection on S&W as everyone enjoyed playing it and even with all the real world disruptions, I got enough playtesting in too know what I really need to work on before I can write up the promised Swords & Wizardry supplement?.

We have now switched back to our regular Wilderlands campaign using Microlite75. One thing moved from Swords & Wizardry Complete to our Microlite75 campaign: 0e style saving throws. I’ve never been happy with 3e-style saving throws as they don’t have anything like the effect on classes that the 0e style saves do. For example, high level 0e fighters can easily take on high-level mages because their saving throws are excellent.

My players were surprised to find that they liked the 0e style saves too. So, 0e-like saving throw tables have become part of our Microlite75 campaign. They are needing a bit of tweaking but they are working. The next edition (1.1?) of Microlite75 will probably include a 0e-style saving throw table as the standard rule with the current 3e style saving throws as an optional replacement.

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5 Responses

  1. Baltorupec says:


    i'm interrested in translating in French Microlite74 and maybe later Microlite75 for the website :
    I ask you so if you allow us to translate Microlite74(/75 ) ?
    Is it particular conditions ?
    ( the document will be download for free ).
    Sorry for my bad english !

  2. Randall says:

    @Baltorupec: Translations are not only allowed, but welcomed! Thank you for even considering taking on such a task. When you finish your translation, be sure and let me know so I can link to it from the Microlite74 or Microlite75 download page.

  3. mkotschi says:

    On a slightly different topic as Baltorupec, is there an editable version of ML74 or ML75 available? I have only seen finished PDFs.

    I would love to see S&W supplement myself, maybe also a quick guide to conversion between ML74/75 and Osric, LL, S&W and other retroclones. Nothing in depth, but gotchas and rules of thumb.

  4. Randall says:

    @mkotsci: You'll find current (February 2011) .docx versions of the Microlite7x rules sets zipped up here.

  5. mkotschi says:

    Thanks for the link, Randall.

    On another unrelated subject are there still forums dedicated to ML74/75?

    This link, shows me a blank page.