I'm pleased to report that I have made major progress on Microlite78: First Edition Lite during my months of near silence. Unfortunately, I forgot all about uploading them to the donor areas as some days only a few words would change and I'd put off doing it. I finally uploaded Microlite78 Draft 0.1 to the donor area yesterday -- only to find I did not have time to announce that I had done so. This morning, I found time to do quite a bit more work on M78 (the most I've had time to do in one day since last spring just before my wife's mother died and we began the move/remodel process). Therefore, I've uploaded Microlite78 Draft 0.2 to the donor area. While there is really no need to download both, I've left Draft 0.1 up just in case any RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors are interested.
For those who have forgotten what Microlite78: First Edition Lite is supposed to be, here's a description for my first post on M78:
I've been asked to piece together parts of Microlite74 to produce a complete single volume Microlite78: First Edition Lite and add a "few things" to make it more like the 1978 "First Edition". It would be dead simple to toss the rules from Microlite74 Extended with the descriptions from Companion II (Treasure), Companion IV (Bestiary of Monsters) and Companion V (First Edition Spells) together in one volume. However, the request is for a bit more. He'd like classes written up in more detail (like I do in Microlite81, including the more normal XP treatment) and some of the system altered a bit to make it more like 1e.
Microlite78 Draft 0.2 is fairly complete, although a great deal of minor editing is needed. Some is simple editing like changes names while much is more complex: altering things to more resemble 1e while not breaking the M74 system.
RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors already have the password needed to unlock these zip files. The files can be found in the download area of our (unfortunately seldom used) RetroRoleplaying Forum. Here are direct links to the download pages:
If you would like access, you can make a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund -- or you can wait for the first beta version which should be available in a week or two (unless something else goes wrong in real life) and will be available to everyone.