And just in time to run a memorial game on the anniversary of Gary Gygax’s death one year ago:
Microlite Version 2.0 is now available for free download. Over 2000 copies of Microlite74 version 1.1 have been downloaded since its release on October 6th last year. Microlite74 is dedicated to the memory of E. Gary Gygax and Version 2.0, which is even closer to that the very first edition of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game he co-authored over 30 years ago, is being released on the first anniversary of his passing.
Plus, if you look on the very last page, you’ll see I got an acknowledgement (under my nom de comment jamused) for help in proofreading. And if that’s not a reason to download it, I don’t know what is!
Seriously, though, Microlite74 is a solid rule-light approach to Old School RPGs in the spirit of the old D&D boxed set (0e) for those who think even retro-clones like Swords & Wizardry are too crunchy. It’s intended more as a guide for those are familiar with D&D3 and d20 and want to try a simplified rule set that has more of the feel of the original D&D than a complete introduction to role-playing for the novice. Check it out!