Tagged: forum discussion

RetroRoleplaying Games Community on Google+

RetroRoleplaying Games Community on Google+

I’ve started a Google+ Community to discuss all the games I’ve published or plan to publish. I’m hoping that it will better utilized than the current forum which attracts a lot of potential spammers but not much activity. So I dicided to try going where old school players seem to hang out instead...

Happy New Year II: Replacing the Forum With G+ and/Or Discord?

Happy New Year II: Replacing the Forum With G+ and/Or Discord?

I have decided that the Microlite20 Forum (which is also the current home of my Microlite20 variant games (Microlite74, Microlite75, Microlite78, Microlite81, etc) is a failure. In its years of existence, it has attracted over 60,000 attempted spammer registrations (according to the count the Stop Forum Spam mod keeps), but few actual members,...

Should I Move the Microlite74/78/81 Forum to a Google+ Community?

Should I Move the Microlite74/78/81 Forum to a Google+ Community?

Microlite74 has a forum. You may not know this because it has not been very active the past couple of years. I’ve received several suggestions that I should just move it to a Google+ community — from people who would prefer it to be a Google community, of course. While I hate to...

Microlite74 Sucks! (Can We Fix it?)

Microlite74 Sucks! (Can We Fix it?)

In a new thread over at theRPGsite entitled Your favorite game sucks. Tell me why. that is for listing problems with your favorite games, LibraryLass said the the following about Microlite74: Microlite74’s minimalism is beautiful, but it also puts a lot on the DM’s shoulders. There’s simply no time for flavor either. You...

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

WOTC is releasing TSR era products as PDFs again on DNDClassics/RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. To review these games there, you have to buy a copy there. This helps to prevent fake reviews. However, it also prevents the large number of gamers who already own these products in TSR era hard copies from reviewing them. I’ve set...

Warrior & Wizard Retroclone Playtest Release Available

Warrior & Wizard Retroclone Playtest Release Available

Chris Goodwin has been working on a retroclone of Metagaming’s old In The Labyrinth RPG system. He has a playtest version ready for people to look at and comment on: My retro clone game, Warrior & Wizard, has reached what I consider minimally complete for playtesting. There are rules for creating characters, fighting...

At Last, The Microlite74 Release Candidate 1 PDF

At Last, The Microlite74 Release Candidate 1 PDF

It’s done! A full PDF of Microlite74 is now ready for you to download and comment on. Rules, spell list, and monster list fit on 4 pages in 8 point type. The 5th page is the license. I had to cut a few monsters to get everything to fit in 4 pages, but...

Giant Frogs Aren’t Scary

Giant Frogs Aren’t Scary

After much searching though old backup CDs, I finally found the text only version of the original Little Beige Books, Greyhawk, Blackmoor, and Eldritch Wizardry someone had scanned, converted to ascii text, somewhat proofread, and made available on the Internet back in the mid-1990s on a gopher site (the web had barely started)....

Microlite74: First Public Draft Available

Microlite74: First Public Draft Available

With Grayharp’s prodding and assistance, I’ve started work on a version of Microlite20 designing to feel like that first fantasy RPG from the mid-1970s. It makes no real attempt to duplicate rules (which are still very much a minor variant of Microlite20), but it tries duplicate the style of play. The main rules...

Original D&D: What Classes & Rules Would You Use?

Original D&D: What Classes & Rules Would You Use?

Original Dungeons and Dragons is more of a toolkit than a hard and fast set of rules. In addition to the three little beige books, there are additional rulebooks (Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry, Chainmail, Swords & Spells) and important articles in The Strategic Review and early issues of The Dragon magazine (e.g. classes...