Here are my current plans for Microlite74 publications in 2013.
Microlite74 Companion II: Treasure: Turns Microlite74 into a more complete system by providing magic treasures suitable for the Microlite74 system. Planned Publication: no later than early March 2013.
Microlite74 Companion III: More Optional Rules: A large collection of optional rules including many optional classes and races for Microlite74. Planned Publication: no later than early March 2013.
Microlite74 Companion IV: Bestiary of Monsters: More detailed description of standard monsters including many “first edition” monsters. This Companion volume is taken from early work on the Microlite74 Plus project (a long term project which currently has no predicted release date). Planned Publication: no later than early April 2013.
Microlite74 Companion V: First Edition Spells: This Companion volume provides alternate spell lists and fairly detailed spell descriptions from the first edition of the world’s most popular RPG. Using these spells instead of those in the Standard (or Extended) version of Microlite74 will give your campaign a “first edition” feel as opposed to a “original edition” feel. This Companion volume is taken from early work on the Microlite74 Plus project (a long term project which currently has no predicted release date). Planned Publication: no later than early April 2013.
An early draft of Companion IV and Companion V should appear in the donor download area (available to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors) in the next day or two.
Speaking of donor downloada, I will probably produce a third volume of the digest-sized Microlite74 3.0 Extended Special Edition (available only to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors) from the treasure material in Companion II sometime in the next few months. This would make the donor Special Edition a complete game.
Work will continue on Microlite74 Plus as other projects permit, but Microlite74 Plus will remain a “back burner” project. I do not expect even have a public beta release until sometime in 2014.
There are no other Microlite74 projects currently planned for 2013 release. However, if someone produces enough material for Microlite74 Companion (as Rachel/LibraryLass did last year), another project could be added. I will be spending the majority of my design time this year working on the Gryphons & Gramarye project. But that’s for another post.
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