While I have not said much about it, I’ve been quieting working on Microlite75 games in the background. Unfortunately, I somehow messed up the word files in such a way that trying to print a pdf to upload to the donor area produced PDFs over 70 megs! I finally figured out the problem. A couple of huge images got pasted into the template file in such a way that I only saw them by looking for hidden text in the template. How very weird. Anyhow, as of today the problem is resolved, so I’ve uploaded new (and reasonably sized) drafts of Microlite75 Basic and Microlite75 Standard to the donor area of Microlite20 Download Library.
Microlite75 2.0 Basic is a version of Microlite74 Basic with a more standard 0e advancement and experience system. There are a few other minor changes such as all monsters have morale ratings and spell casters must memorize their spells. Draft 3 is “almost complete” — it’s actually close to a release candidate.
Microlite75 2.0 Standard is a version of Microlite74 Standard with a more standard 0e advancement and experience system. Standard adds the thief, illusionist, druid, assassin, ranger, and paladin classes. There are a few other changes such as spellcasters must memorize their spells, new dungeon and wilderness guidelines, stronghold construction rules, etc. This draft is also almost complete and close to being a release candidate.
RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors have the password that will unlock these files and may download them here:
Official 1.0 versions of Microlite75 Basic and Microlite75 Standard are planned for public release around the first week of March if all goes well. This means that if you would like your name listed as a sponsor of the these two (and serveral future) Microlite75 games in the published game, you need to make a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund for $25 or more ASAP (like within the next week). Donors not only get listed in upcoming Microlite75 games but they get access to donor-only downloads (present and future) and access to draft version of these and future games. A donation of $25 gets a Bronze Donor listing. ($50+ earns a Copper Donor listing, $75+ Silver, $100+ Gold, 200+ Platinum, 300+ Electrum, $500+ Adamantine) — see the sidebar for a list of donors so far. If you would like to sponsor Microlite75 games with a donation, you can send a donation in any amount — small or large — to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund via Paypal.