HomeGates & GlamoursMicrolite74 is “better” than Swords & Wizardry?
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Chgowiz
11 years ago

I’m pretty damn curious myself now too.

Randall
11 years ago

Tom said “Uh oh, now its old school vs old school! When will the madness end?!” ::Cue Billy Joel’s We didn’t Start the Fire.:: Old Schoolers didn’t agree on everything back in the 70s so why should we now? LOL. Spike Page said "Which S&W was your group playing? Core Rules or White Box?" Core Rules. Chgowiz said “I have to ask, do you think it’s because you ran m74 a lot smoother/better because you built m74, you know m74 and it comes across?” It's possible, but I run S&W just like it was OD&D and I've ran that for… Read more »

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Anonymous
11 years ago

Haven’t had a chance to play either, unfortunately. Still looking for the opportunity! I will tell you that M74 is easier for me to read, since it comes off M20, which plays into my experiences and bias.

M.gunnerQuist
11 years ago

I had never heard of this set of rules. Thanks for pointing it out.

Chgowiz
11 years ago

I have to ask, do you think it’s because you ran m74 a lot smoother/better because you built m74, you know m74 and it comes across? I ask because I know I run m74 and S/W a helluva lot smoother than I run OSRIC/1E – part of that is familiarity, part of that is just experience and preference for rules-light. I switched my family campaign from m74 to S/W about 3 games ago. I just asked my wife which was simpler and I got a complex answer! *laugh* My wife just told me that she doesn’t really know the rules… Read more »

Spike Page
11 years ago

Which S&W was your group playing? Core Rules or White Box? From my experience with both S&W rules sets, Core is a wee bit more complex than WB. I've not tried MicroLite yet though.

And LOL @ Tom! Now we argue over whose school is the oldest, and how we had to walk to the old school uphill both ways in the snow in shoes made of cardboard. 😀

Tom
Tom
11 years ago

Uh oh, now its old school vs old school! When will the madness end?!

😉

Personally, I feel ALL versions of DnD are FAR more alike then they are different! Blasphemy, I know…

game on