Tagged: ACKS

An ACKS Style Skill System?

An ACKS Style Skill System?

I’m attempting to convert my standard skill system from Microlite74 and Microlite81 to work as Adventurer Conqueror King System “throws” instead of the D20-style rolls plus bonuses because the people who want to play in my upcoming Garland campaign want to use ACKS style attack rolls, etc. I’ve come up with the following...

Microlite81: Cleaving with Ranged Weapons?

Microlite81: Cleaving with Ranged Weapons?

I’ve been asked to include an optional “Cleave” rule in Microlite81, preferably based on the one in ACKS. I don’t have a problem with cleaving in melee combat. If a fighter (or dwarf or other “fighter” class) kills or incapacitates his opponent, he can attack another opponent (moving up to 5 feet to...

Microlite81, Lords & Wizards, and ACKS

Microlite81, Lords & Wizards, and ACKS

Many readers many remember that I was going back and forth on using Labyrinth Lord OGL rules or Adventurer Conqueror King System OGL as the underlying foundation to build Lords & Wizards on. My waffling back and forth was on of the major things holding up making a real start on writing Lords...

Public Microlite81 Playtest Version Wednesday, Second Mini-Drive Ends

Public Microlite81 Playtest Version Wednesday, Second Mini-Drive Ends

This is just a quick post with news about the first Microlite81 Public Playtest edition, the Second RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Mini-drive, and my wife’s doctor appointment today. Microlite81 Public Playtest Draft 1.00 Due Wednesday: Barring real life interfering, the first public playtest version of Microlite81 should be available for free download by everyone...

Microlite81 Public Playtest Draft 1 May Be Coming Very Soon

Microlite81 Public Playtest Draft 1 May Be Coming Very Soon

If I can get as much work on Microlite81 done in the next 3 or 4 days has I have managed to do today, I’ll be ready to release the first public playtest of the standard version of Microlite81. Draft 0.25 is available to RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors now. This new draft includes...

Decisions and Progress on Microlite81

Decisions and Progress on Microlite81

My Sunday game group is more enthusiastic about Microlite81 than I expected them to be. In fact, they suggested when I finish Microlite81, I use it to base a draft of Lords & Wizards on, then when we are fairly happy with it, expand that draft into the real version of Lords &...

Quick Update on Lords & Wizards Progress

Quick Update on Lords & Wizards Progress

I’m sorry that I’ve been silent for a few weeks. My seasonal allergies turned into a nasty sinus infection which I am just now truly recovering from. It seemed to be immune to the initial drugs I was given. Progress on Lords & Wizards rules writing has been slow. This is a good...

Lords & Wizards Playtest: Basic Changes to ACKS

Lords & Wizards Playtest: Basic Changes to ACKS

Here are some of the basic changes to the Adventurer Conqueror King System we are using at the start of the Lords & Wizards conversion — the rules we’ll be using this afternoon: RaceRace and Class are separate. Humans are the standard. Others races add abilities which increase the XP total needed to...

ACKS, Lords & Wizards, and the Problem of Proficiencies

ACKS, Lords & Wizards, and the Problem of Proficiencies

Many readers know that I loathe feats as used in WOTC D&D because far too many of them take things that anyone should be able to try to do and limit trying to do it to those characters who have a particular feat written on their character sheet. This generally leads to one...