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Old School Microlite20 — 4 Comments

  1. Great minds think alike Randall. I started work on the same idea last week and have jokingly called it “Microlite74”. Just like M20, I could see the possibility of pocketmod booklets of Core Rules, Spells, Monsters and finally a DM’s Booklet. Let me know if you’re interested in seeing what I’ve done so far.

    With at least one person on the OD&D board seriously working on an OGL OD&D, I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to make a microlite version of the game.


  2. I’d love to see them! (And I think you have my email.)

    Of course, I am not convinced that a completely separate set of rules is strictly needed. Unlike many old school gamers, I don’t think exact duplication of early rules is needed to run an old school game. The rules need to be short and simple enough to easily modify, abstract (at least compared to most modern systems), and stress player decision-making over dice-rolling to determine success in most non-combat situations. But things like whether armor class numbers increase or decease as protection increases really don’t affect the “old schoolness” of a game for me.

  3. Ahh bugger, I thought I had your email too, but I can’t find it. I’ve sent you a pm on your forum.