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Review: Microlite20 purest essence

I am always interested in roleplaying games I haven’t played before and especially when they are free. One of the free roleplaying games that grabbed my attention recently was Microlite20.

Microlite20 purest essenceWhat is Microlite20?

According to the Microlite20 website it’s the following:

Microlite20 is a free role-playing game containing character generation, combat and rules for magic, monsters and level advancement. We have ripped the guts out of d20 leaving just the essence of the game. Skills are much simplified, there are no feats and combat is as simple as it gets.

So instead of all the retro-clones like OSRIC and the like you get a stripped down version of d20 that is supposed to be compatible with almost all existing material. So, one could for example run Eberron using Microlite20.

Microlite20 purest essence

Paul Lessack created a beautifully laid-out version of Microlite20 that includes Character Generation, Combat, Advancement, Monsters, Equipment, Spells and the full Expert rules and GM Guide. In my opinion it’s the PDF you should download and print when you want to start running a Microlite20 campaign, so I used it for my review of Microlite20. I will abbreviate Microlite20 purest essence as M20PE in the context of this review.

You can download M20PE here.

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Dungeonslayers: The deed is done!

Today the english edition of Dungeonslayers was finally released!

DungeonslayersOnly 22 days ago, a small party of fearless adventurers including Michael “Stargazer” Wolf, Fabian “Sir Slayalot” Maruschat and Moritz “Glngnfz” Mehlem started out on a long and dangerous quest to bring Dungeonslayers to the world! Especially in the end they received precious advice and help from fellow adventurer Greyharp. Today they returned victorious to present the english edition of Dungeonslayers to you.

This marvellous tome is based on the 3rd Edition of the original German Dungeonslayers rulebook and already includes the latest errata. The PDF document which can be downloaded for free contains all the rules you need to play Dungeonslayers including the introductory adventure “Lord of the rats”!

The english edition of Dungeonslayers is dedicated to the memory of Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, who  passed away one year ago.

“One more thing: don’t spend too much time merely reading. The best part of this work is the play, so play and enjoy!” – Gary Gygax
So, what are you waiting for? If you are into old-fashioned dungeon crawls you should check out Dungeonslayers ASAP!

Sneak peek: Dungeonslayers character sheet

The translation of the free, old-fashioned roleplaying game Dungeonslayers is finally nearing completion. I’ve finished translating the rules yesterday and the editing and layout process will probably done this week. An english site and forum are also in the works, so that players from all around the world can discuss about DS, the rules, their campaign and everything roleplaying-related there. As a first sneak peek, I present to you the fully-translated character sheet. Stay tuned for more.

DS character sheet - page oneYou can download the complete DS sheet as PDF document here.