This is a special digest-sized version of Microlite74. It is available for a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund (which helps pay the huge bills from my wife’s oral cancer — we had no medical insurance*). Here is a description of this special version of Microlite74;

The Microlite74 2.0 Special Edition is a 60-page PDF designed to be printed in booklet format from Adobe Acrobat. Like the digest-sized version of Microlite74 1.1, the artwork is by Håkan Ackegård. (Visit Håkan Ackegård’s Fantasy Gallery on the web at to see more of Håkan Ackegård’s fantastic art.) Unlike that first attempt at a digest-sized edition, the pages in this edition are numbered and there is a table of contents. This Special Edition incorporates the rules from the first supplement, giving you the main Microlite74 rules and the optional rules from the first supplement in one booklet. The text has been reformatted in a single column in a large enough font to easily read.

To get access to a download of Microlite74 2.0 Special Edition (as well as other special RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund downloads), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. My apologies for having to ask for donations and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who donates. If you cannot donate but wish to help, please spread the word about my request and offer. Thank you very much in advance.

* Many long time readers of this site know that my wife is recovering successfully from oral cancer and that I worked on the original Microlite74 as way to cope during her recovery from 6 weeks of radiation treatment last year (2008). What I’ve never talked about is the cost. We are some of the 40 to 50 million people in the US who do not have health insurance. Worse, we do not qualify for government aid as we live in Texas and have no children. The cancer treatments have cost over $110,000 so far. While some of this has been absorbed by hospital foundations and the like, we still owe a lot of it.