As I announced yesterday, the Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive hit its third $250 goal, so the third Microlite74 tablet version has been released for free public download.
For those who do not know, Microlite74 Extended emulates the 0e version of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game in its complete form: the original 3 little booklets in the 0e boxed set plus most of the material from the supplements and “official” material published in the early magazine articles and includes Microlite74 versions of most of the house rules I was using in the late 1970s. It includes everything Microlite74 Standard does and adds rules for character backgrounds (optional in Basic and Standard), alignment, spell casting with implements and rituals, Body Points (representing actual major wounds), a slightly more detailed combat system, more spells and monsters, and other minor rules changes. It is slightly more complex in play than Microlite74 Standard, but not considerably so. The original edition of Microlite74 Extended was called Microlite75.
The tablet digest version of Microlite74 Extended is designed to be easy to read and use on tablets. Pages are digest-sized, the text is in a single column with a relatively large font (10pt Verdana). There is nothing new in this edition: material has simply been reformatted for tablet use.
The Microlite74 Extended Tablet Digest Edition is now available for download in the Microlite20.org download area. Here is a direct link to the download: Click Here to Download: Microlite74-Extended-3.0-Tablet-Digest-Final.pdf.