Category: Blog Post

Microlite74: Perilous Adventures is Now Available (Free RPG)

Back in 2015, I created a special version of Microlite74 designed for my Wilderlands of High Fantasy game. It was sort of a “Basic Plus” version in that it limited itself to the original three character classes of Microlite74 Basic and the original 0e boxed set, but used the more complete/complex rules from...

Microlite78 First Edition Lite Digest/Ebook Version Released

I’ve had several requests (including a number of requests from 1 person ::waves to Robert::) for a digest/ebook version of Microlite78 First Edition Lite. I’ve finally had time to reformat Microlite78 into a single column digest-sized pdf (and produce .epub and .mobi ebook versions), so a digest/ebook version is now available. The digest-sized...

Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Tablet Digest Edition Available Next Week

Coming next week. Microlite81 Advanced: Expanded Tablet/Digest Edition. The Microlite81 Advanced: Expanded Tablet/Digest Edition takes the popular Microlite81 Advanced rules and puts them in a format designed for easy use on tablets (larger type, smaller single-column pages). However, it also adds a lot of new material that is not in the pay-what-you-want “condensed...

Dungeon Delving Undying Light SRD Now Online

I’ve created a Dungeon Delving Undying Light “SRD” web site where the entire Dungeon Delving Undying Light rules are online as web pages. The site is not spectacular to look at, but it is functional and allows reading the Dungeon Delving Undying Light rules from a web browser on just about any modern...

“Free” Version of Dungeon Delving Undying Light Now Available

The Pay-What-You-Want (aka Free) version the Dungeon Delving Undying Light is finally available! Dungeon Delving Undying Light is a trimmed down and simplified version of Swords & Wizardry. This game takes the Continual Light edition and cleans up the rules and the formatting, then adds backgrounds, more monsters, rules for morale and reaction...

Playing Dungeons & Dragons as a Test of Artificial Intelligence?

The article below points out that getting a computer to play Dungeons & dungeons and pass a human player might be a better test of artificial intelligence than games like Go or Chess. I agree that playing Dungeons & Dragons (or any tabletop RPG) requires showing a much different time of intelligence than...

Dungeon Delving Undying Light Now Available (Paid Version with Art)

The first game in RetroRoleplaying.com’s new series of Swords & Wizardry-based games, Dungeon Delving Undying Light, is now available in a 96 page digest-sized pdf for only $3.99 (an epub version is also included, although it has minor issues with fonts and illos). A Pay-What-You-Want/Free two-column letter size version (without art) will be...

Perhaps Really Huge Dungeons Aren’t “Unrealistic” After All

I stumbled across an article on a huge complex of man-made tunnels under parts of China that were apparently, like the Great Wall, built to help defend the Northern part of China from invaders.  From the article (click here to read the entire article): Experts have dug out similar war passages in Yongqing,...

Current RPG Design Project List (Revisited)

There have been some changes to the project list I wrote about in early February. Here goes: BX Advanced Admanantine Edition: This is still my priority. However, just the mutations material is requiring a lot of playtesting and rewriting/adjustment cycles. So I think my hope of getting this out the door by summer...

Dungeon Delving Undying Light Release Candidate Available

This is just a short note to let RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Donors know that the 92-page digest-sized Dungeon Delving Undying Light edition is available for download with their password from this link: Dungeon Delving Undying Light Release Candidate 1 for Donors While 96 digest sized pages seems like a lot when SWCL was...