The Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive hit its first $250 goal yesterday, so the first Microlite74 tablet version has been release for free public download.
For those who do not know, Microlite74 Basic emulates the 0e version of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game in its earliest form: the original 3 little booklets in the 0e boxed set. You have Fighters, Clerics, and Magic-Users, hit dice are all d6s (and is all weapon damage and most monster damage), there are relatively few spells (and they top out at 6th level, 5th level for clerics), and the maximum suggested level is only 12-14. It may sound limited, but it can be a lot of fun. Microlite74 Basic is very similar to the first and second edition of the Microlite74 rules.
The tablet digest version of Microlite74 Basic is designed to be easy to read and use on tablets. Pages are digest-sized, the text is in a single column with a relatively large font (10pt Verdana). There is nothing new in this edition: material has simply been reformatted for tablet use.
The Microlite74 Standard Tablet Digest Edition will be released when we hit $500 in donations to the Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive. The Microlite74 Extended Tablet Digest Edition will be released when we reach our first $750 target (which will also trigger the first giveaway drawing).
I’d like to thank everyone who has donated thus far! Please keep those donations coming in (however, if you have to choose between giving us something and giving Jim Ward something this paycheck, Jim Ward’s needs are much more immediate that ours so please choose Jim!)
The Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive is on. Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win a one of the many early D&D, Empire of the Petal Throne, and early TSR games items items described in the above-linked post. Multiple drawings will be held as described in the above linked post. The highest donors will have a separate chance to receive an Artists of TSR portfolio. These are in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our medical bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned lazy days of summer items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!
As of the time of this post $252 dollars have been donated. That’s about 7% of our goal and over 33% of the way to the first drawing trigger point of $750 dollars..