I’m releasing another beta of the Microlite74 version 3.0 games. The third beta of Microlite74 (Basic, Standard, and Extended) and Microlite74 Companion I are now available. Each version of Microlite74 now includes an extended set of 0e Conventions including material on dungeon and wilderness exploration conventions (wandering mopnsters, evading monsters, secret doors, getting lost in thw wilderness, etc.). These things are old hat to those with experience in 0e, but are probably not as well known to those less familiar with old school play. Companion I includes a number of new optional rules including alternative methods of generating character stats, optional races, traditional saving throws, contest of skills, weapon damage by class, black powder weapons, aspects, and deities/divine intervention.
The Basic version of the Microlite74 rules covers material from the 3 little booklets in the original 0e boxed set. This Beta 3 version is a 208k pdf. You can download this file from Mediafire:
The Standard version of the Microlite74 rules covers material from the original 0e boxed set and the official supplements and official magazines. This Beta 3 version is a 308K pdf. You can download this file from Mediafire:
The Extended version of the Microlite74 rules covers material from the original 0e boxed set and the official supplements and official magazines but also includes unofficial supplements and magazines as well and some of the house rules the author used in the late 1970s. (Microlite74 Extended is the new name for Microlite75.) This Beta 3 version is a 375K pdf. You can download this file from Mediafire:
Microlite74 Companion volume one includes the optional rules from the original Microlite74 Supplement 1 and from the GM’s volume of Microlite75 along with new optional rules. Most of these optional rules can be used with any of the three beta versions of Microlite74. This Beta 3 version is a 225K pdf. You can download this file from Mediafire:
While these may look like complete and ready to play games, they are still beta versions. I hope the next version will be a release candidate. Once I have a release candidate out, I will welcome input from proofreaders on my numerous spelling errors and typos! Your input and ideas not relatuing to typos are welcome now. Please use our new message board to discuss these (and future) betas. Comments here are welcome as well.