Tagged: retro-clone

Sponsor Microlite75 and Advanced Microlite20 OSS

Sponsor Microlite75 and Advanced Microlite20 OSS

I’m still looking for people to sponsor Microlite75 and Advance Microlite20 OSS with a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. Sponsors will not only get all the downloadable pdfs that all donors to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund receive but will be listed as a sponsor in all version 1.x editions of the game...

Dark Dungeons: Major Differences from the Rules Cyclopedia

Dark Dungeons: Major Differences from the Rules Cyclopedia

Here’s some information on the major differences between Dark Dungeons and the Rules Cyclopedia, in the author’s own words. There are very few changes that are deliberate “house rules” as opposed to merely having to try to come up with something that reconciles contradictory rules in the original RC (of which there were...

Dark Dungeons (A Rules Cyclopedia Clone) Now Available

Dark Dungeons (A Rules Cyclopedia Clone) Now Available

The final version of Dark Dungeons, an OGL retro-clone of the best single book version of TSR’s D&D game ever published, is now available in hardback and softcover from Lulu and as a free PDF. While the system rules are a fairly direct clone of the original RC, much of the campaign related...

Gryphons & Grognards (Microlite75) Playtest Version 0.05 Available

Gryphons & Grognards (Microlite75) Playtest Version 0.05 Available

As promised, here is a very early draft of Microlite75/Gryphons & Grognards. I’ve put a PDF copy up on Mediafire here: Download Gryphons & Grognards Version 0.05. I’ve really barely started, but the character classes are complete and many minor modifications (merging M74 optional rules, etc.) have been made. I’ve also made a...

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Matt Finch has announced that Swords & Wizardry will now be published by Black Blade Publishing. This should get Swords & Wizardry into game stores. The S&W PDF will still be free.  Here’s the press release. Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine...

There is More to OD&D than the Three Little Beige Books

There is More to OD&D than the Three Little Beige Books

Some of the comments to my post on The Gray Book yesterday that The Gray Book was too much like AD&D to be considered OD&D confused me. The only reason I can think is that the 1e retroclones have given people a very limited idea of what OD&D included. Swords & Wizardry, for...

Backgrounds and Attribute Rolls for Swords & Wizardry

Backgrounds and Attribute Rolls for Swords & Wizardry

This post is one of a series of house rule posts for the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules. (S&W is a free 0e retroclone.) These posts are draft conversions of some of the house rules I’ve used in my campaigns for many years to Swords & Wizardry. Final versions of these rules will...

Hit Points and Body Points for Swords & Wizardry

Hit Points and Body Points for Swords & Wizardry

This post is the first of a series of house rule posts for the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules. (S&W is a free 0e retroclone.) These posts are draft conversions of some of the house rules I’ve used in my campaigns for many years to Swords & Wizardry. Final versions of these rules...

Microlite74 is “Finished”

Microlite74 is “Finished”

With the release of Ancient Auguries today, I’m happy to announce that the Microlite74 project is essentially finished. At least it is on my end. While I’m sure there will be another typo correction release late this year and I will be happy to plug or even host your M74-based projects, the game...

Ancient Auguries: A Microlite74 Version 2.0 Supplement Released

Ancient Auguries: A Microlite74 Version 2.0 Supplement Released

Ancient Auguries has four pages of completely optional rules that can be used with Microlite74 Version 2.0. My intent in writing this supplement was both to provide some interesting optional rule sections and to show how flexible and easy to modify the Microlite74 rules really are. Each section of rules in Ancient Auguries...