The Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive hit its second $250 goal yesterday, so the second Microlite74 tablet version has been released for free public download.
For those who do not know, Microlite74 Standard emulates the 0e version of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game in its complete form: the original 3 little booklets in the 0e boxed set plus most of the material from the supplements and “official” material published in the early magazine articles. You have Fighters, Rangers, Paladins, Clerics, Druids, Magic-Users, Illusionists, and Thieves (and optionally Assassins, Bards, and Monks), with variable hit dice and weapon damage, a complete set of spells (through 9th level for Magic-Users, 7th level, for Clerics, Druids, and Illusionists), and combat is covered in slightly more detail. Microlite74 Standard has all the features of 0e as most people played it back in the late 1970s.
The tablet digest version of Microlite74 Standard 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 Extended Tablet Digest Edition will be released when we hit $750 in donations to the Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive (which will also trigger the first giveaway drawing).
I’d like to thank everyone who has donated to the Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive so far! Please keep those donations coming in. Also, while there will be a formal announcement post later today or this weekend, donors donating $25 or more will be listed in some of my upcoming releases — more on those later as well.
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 $624 dollars have been donated. That’s about 18% of our goal and about 83% of the way to the first drawing trigger point of $750 dollars.