While 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.”
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.