Microlite20 Rules Now Available in a Tablet-Friendly PDF

Microlite20 logoWhile I’m not much of a tablet (or smartphone for that matter) person, I was given an Acer A1-810. I don’t really use it for much more than a fancy ereader to supplement my old nook. I have used it enough to know that using multi-column pdfs is a real pain, even using EBookDroid which can zoom to columns.

I was talking about Microlite20 and my new Microlite20.org unofficial website at my Sunday game a couple of weeks ago. One of my players mentioned that one of his friends runs a because game from his tablet and finds most of the Microlite20 PDFs a real pain to use they are two column. That got me thinking which is always a dangerous thing. Thinking got me to working on a new project. A tablet edition of Microlite20.

This was supposed to be a quick project. Take Microlite20 Purest Essence. Copy the text from it. Paste it into Word and reformat it to one column on a 5.5×8.5 (aka digest-sized) page. Naturally, it didn’t work out quite that way. I decided to add quite a bit of the minor variant rules from the first section of the Microlite20 RPG Collection (2012 Edition). The end result is about 90 digest-sized pages and includes all the text from Microlite20 Purest Essence in the main section. This is followed by six appendixes: SRD Skills, Examples, Minor Rules Expansions and Variants, Microlite20 Martial Arts, Microlite20 Psionics, and Mass Combat Made Easy. The volume finishes with a Designer’s Notes section with three of Greywulf’s articles on Microlite20: “Everything you need to know about the Microlite20 Skill System”, Microlite20 Monster Building” and “The Microlite Campaign.”

The result, the Microlite20 Tablet Digest Edition 1.0 is now available for download in the Microlite20.org download area. Here is a direct link to the download: Microlite20-Tablet-Digest-Edition-1.0.

Microlite74/78/81 fans: Before you ask, I plan to do all of the Microlite74, Microlite78, and Microlite81 rules books and supplements in this format this year. Once finished, they will probably be released one at a time as various goals are meet in a Retro-Roleplaying Cancer Fund drive.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:


    this is great, thank you for your hard work in supporting Microlite20. I had not heard about Microlite20 before 2 weeks ago and your site has been an inspiration.

  2. andy says:

    Would you consider making the doc/odt file available? The print is just a little small on my kindle and I could probably fix that with an editable file. Great Job!

  3. Randall says:

    Andy: Sure, I've added the raw .docx (and .doc/.odt files created from that .docx) for the M20 Tablet Edition in a zip file in the Editable files area of download area on microlite20.org. Here's a link: Microlite20 Tablet Digest Editable

  4. andy says:

    Thank you so much