The first draft of Microlite75 2.0 Basic is now available for download in the Donor area of Microlite20 Download Library.
While this is a first draft, the game is really ready to go (except for proofreading, layout, and a final decision on how I am going to handle saving throws). The Microlite20-based level advancement and experience systems of Microlite74 have been replaced with systems much more similar to those of 0e (similar to how Microlite81 handled things). Charisma has been added as a fourth stat — it is really too important to old school gaming to leave out. Morale Ratings have been added for monsters. Group initiative is now standard — with individual initiative optional — reversing how it was in Microlite74 Basic. Spellcasters have to memorize spells. Saving Throws are currently handled by a one throw system somewhat like S&W, but I may switch to a more standard 0e system.
The Winter Holidays Cancer Fund Drive (formerly called the Lazy Days of Summer 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 or a complete set of numbered issues of Imagine Magazine. Donate $25 or more to be listed as a sponsoring donor in upcoming Microlite75 2.0 games. 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 Winter Holidays giveaway items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!
As of the time of this post $1089 dollars have been donated. That’s about 31% of our goal and about 44% of the way to the second $750 drawing trigger point.