Microlite Storyteller

Shadow Girl This morning, Andrew Modro and I where talking about the old Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Quickstart rules on #rpmn. In his opinion the mechanics used in these old quickstart games are even better than the full Storyteller rules: light, fast, but still capturing the essence of the game.

When I mentioned that someone should write a Microlite version of the Storyteller, Andrew let me know that someone already has done so. And indeed ENWorld forum member CQuail has written Microlite Storyteller, a complete game based on White Wolf’s World of Darkness on just a couple of pages. He even created pocketmod versions. If you want to have a look at CQuail’s work, you can check out the original ENWorld thread or download the PDFs directly:

If I weren’t working on too many projects already I would love to adapt Microlite Storyteller to the setting of Monte Cook’s World of Darkness. Some of you might argue that MCWoD is a d20 game and that I should use Microlite20 instead, but in my opinion Microlite Storyteller is even a better fit.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

7 thoughts on “Microlite Storyteller”

  1. Hm. Where are the generic (non-Storyteller) rules for Microlite?

    (they don't seem to go into detail about Mage or Werewolf, though)

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