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Decision 2010: Microlite75 is the Winner

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I've decided I have too many projects in the fire and that I really need to focus on one of them. After consulting with my players, and some of my net friends and associates, I've decided to work on Microlite75. Back when I first released Microlite74, I mentioned that I might do a second version incorporating classes and other material from the 0e supplements.

When Swords & Wizardry came out, I decided to drop this project as I figured the last thing the world needed was another 0e-like game. However, as time has gone on -- and my group has started playing OD&D with all the supplements -- I've changed my mind. I really think there is a place for a simple 0e-style game incorporating material from the 0e supplements, the 0e magazine articles, and even some of the ideas from third party 0e products and my own house rules. While I could do this as a massive supplement for S&W, I'd have more fun basing it on M20 systems and the result would be a game that would be easy to play and familiar to people who have only played D20-style games.

Since my Astonishing Tales ideas crashed and burned over the holidays and I don't have any immediate ideas on how to fix them, I am going to put AT on the back burner and start work on Microlite75.

Microlite75 is the working name. To avoid confusion with Microlite74, I may come up with a new name for the system -- perhaps "For Gold and Glory" since that project never went anywhere and I like the name.

Talysman said...
January 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

How about "M74 Grey and Black", to suggest it's M74 plus Grey(hawk) and Black(moor)?

A Paladin In Citadel said...
January 2, 2010 at 11:59 PM  

Always interested in what other people think is the "ultimate" retro ruleset, or at least the most fun to play!

Anonymous said...
January 3, 2010 at 12:32 AM  

Is this in anyway affected by this? http://blog.microlite20.net/2010/01/02/the-big-microlite20-sale/
I'm not sure of the relationship that between the two.

Anonymous said...
January 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM  

@Stuart Not affected at all. As Microlite20 is published under the OGL, Randall is more than welcome to do anything he wants with it - and I wholeheartedly approve :D

Randall, I look forward to seeing how Microlite75 (or whatever you call it) turns out.

Randall said...
January 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Stuart: It was pure co-incidence this post and Greywulf's were made on the same day. I had not read his post before I wrote mine. Microlite74 has Microlite20 as one of it's OGL ancestors (as will Microlite75) and the basic mechanics come from M20. The OGL is a wonderful thing, IMHO, as it lets works built on each other no matter what happens to the ownership of each game later on.

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