The latest and greatest playtest draft of Microlite81 (Version 2.20) is available to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors. Most of what is in this draft is minor updates and changes. However, the XP rules have been revised (to allow some XP for finding treasure as well as for spending it) and combat manever rules have been added.
A full Public Playtest Draft should be released by the end of the week, perhaps as Release Candidate 1. The rules are pretty much complete now, although some rewriting and clarification remains to be done. Then, of course, comes the public proofreading of the release candidates. I hope to have the public release version 1.0 ready by the end of October.
Donors can download this Playtest draft of the Microlite81 rules here (with the donor password):
Download Microlite81 Playtest Draft 2.20 (44 page PDF, about 885K)
Public Playtest Draft 2.0 is still available to everyone from this Mediafire link, however — and comments are still welcome!
Download Microlite81 Public Playtest Version 2.0 (40 page PDF, about 850K)
The third Sponsor Microlite81 (and Lords & Wizards) Mini-Drive for RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund is running now. The goal is $500 with the following giveaway items: First Fantasy Campaign (1st Printing), Judge Guild Character Chronicle Cards, Basic Boxed Set (complete including original dice), Expert Boxed Set (complete including original dice), Journey to the Center of the Circle (from Wilmark Dynasty), and The Vampyre’s Mirror (also from Wilmark Dynasty). Each $10 donated gives you one chance at one of these items. The top three donors will have a separate drawing for a set of 1st printings of the original three TSR adventure modules (The Giants series as three separate modules: G1, G2, and G3) This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund and sponsorship listings in the upcoming Microlite81 and Lords & Wizards games. To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and a chance at the above-mentioned items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!
As of 23 September 2013, $397 has been donated in this mini-drive, an additional $103 in donations is needed to trigger the drawings for the items mentioned above.