Microlite81 Extended: Download Release Candidate 1 (Free RPG)

Microlite81 Playtest Draft CoverThe first (and — with luck — only) release candidate version of Microlite81 Extended is available for free download. The game has even had an initial proofreading by myself (useless, I know) and by some of the players in my Sunday game.

Microlite81 Extended is Microlite81 with the author’s house rules from the 1977-1983 era, modified as needed to work with a system based on B/X instead of one based on 0e. An number of optional classes (Assassin, Barbarian, Bard, Druid, Illusionist, Paladin, Ranger, Warlord, Dragonborn, Tiefling, and Warforged) and optional rules are included.

Microlite81 Extended is now pretty much feature complete. Please proofread the release candidate for both spelling/major grammar errors and for “completeness/clarity” — that is places where rules are not clear or something seems to be missing. I’ll correct any reported problems and then release the final “silver” edition. Although a second release candidate isn’t planned, if enough problems are reported one may become necessary.

You can down the PDF of Microlite81 Extended Release Candidate 1 from the download area of the RetroRoleplaying forum by following this link:

Download Microlite81 Extended Release Candidate 1

I know this release comes a week later than I promised and I apologize. We canceled the Sunday game on the 2nd because of ice (the last time I canceled a game because of winter weather was in the 1980s — its really rare around here). Unfortunately, I slipped and fell taking the trash out to the street that night. This made sitting very painful last week, so most of what little time I spent in a chair had to be for work instead of for working on games (or even a blog post explaining what happened).

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2 Responses

  1. jdh417 says:

    Hope you're doing better. I took a glance over it today and noticed a couple of things.

    p.4 Melee misspelled in Barbarian class abilities
    p. 6 Typo in Ranger stronghold
    p.50 In Wargaming, Survival sentence

    Also, the main difference between an Assassin and a Thief seems to be the Fighting Bonus. Is that correct?

    You might consider breaking up the the material into different documents or putting a bit more organization into it. For example, put all of the optional character characteristics, like advantages and disadvantages and backgrounds, into the the same section.

  2. Randall says:

    jdh417: Thank you for catching those errors!

    There are quite a few differences between the thief and the assassin, but I suppose the assassin having a non-zero fighter bonus could be considered the main difference. Others are the thief gets a larger variety of theft expertise (but the assassin gets disguise), the thief gets some ability with magic, stronghold differences, and weapons and armor differences.