I’m finally beginning serious work on Microlite75. After giving it a lot of thought and talking with the gamers playing in my OD&D game, I’ve decided that main version Microlite75 will be less an attempt to duplicate 0e and its supplements than it will be an attempt to take 0e and its supplements and apply the house rules I use as well as the things I’ve learned over the years to it. This will produce a hybrid game that many will consider neither Old School nor New School, but its own thing. I expect most “New School” gamers will see it as “Old School” and many “Old School” gamers will not know what to call it. I consider it “Old School”, but then I’m not as hardcore about what is and is not “Old School” as some are.
The basic rules for the extra classes and spells from the 0e supplements will also be published as a free supplement to Microlite74. This way, those who want to see a Microlite version of 0e and its supplements uncontaminated by my house rules and other ideas can have it.
The full game will be published under a new title because while it will be firmly based on the Microlite20 system, it will be too large a game to be called “microlite”. I’m having trouble coming up with a name, however. Here are some of the names I’m currently considering:
Expeditions and Adventures
Mercenaries and Monsters
Dungeons Deep and Caverns Cold
Nightmares and Netherworlds
Knights and Netherworlds
Not all that good, I know. Suggestions are welcome. If I use yours, you will get credit. Whatever the full version of “Microlite75” ends up being called, it will still be available as a free PDF download.
Side Note: Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks. Donna and I have been dealing with a very sick cat. Savoy is so ill that Donna had to postpone her trip to Dallas for dentures by almost 6 weeks as she has to syringe feed him four times a day. Savoy may not make it, but it will not be for lack of trying on our part.