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by sycarion
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
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Re: Microlite2020?

I like the new initiative idea. Maybe include an optional rule where initiative is just 10+DEX and only roll a DEX check in cases where multiple characters have the same initiative? Could make things run a smidge faster. I really like this idea. Makes things go quickly and it adds only 2 sentences ...
by sycarion
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

Draft 2 looks cool; I do like that skills have been replaced with Backgrounds (though you know you're gonna have one player protest "But I have a Soldier background, why can't I add that to my attack roll?" =p Main question is can you boost a Background over 5 points when you level up, or is +5 the...
by sycarion
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

Here is the second extremely early draft of Microlite2020. Changes from Draft 1: [MAJOR CHANGE] Sycarion's ideas for Racial backgrounds/Class Stat bonuses replace former rules, Optional Rules section added, Appendixes for Equipment, Monsters, and standard spell lists added, other minor changes. Oh ...
by sycarion
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

They will be gone (at least in initial playtest versions, if not having them breaks things they will probably have to return in some form). I just haven't edited all references to them out of the draft rules yet. They should be mostly gone in Draft 2 -- mostly because I'm sure I miss at least one s...
by sycarion
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

Here is an extremely early draft of Microlite2020. Backgrounds and HP/BP added. Minor changes to combat rules to adjust for HP/BP. Minor change to Advancement rules for Backgrounds. I like this a lot. Not too different from M20, but lots of ways to customize things without zillions of pages of skil...
by sycarion
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Site and Community
Topic: New? Introduce Yourself Here!
Replies: 19
Views: 2483
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Re: New? Introduce Yourself Here!

I'm John Payne. I have been playing RPGs since 1982 that started with the B in B/X and ended in high school with an amalgamation of B/X, BC, 1e DMG, MM, MM2, and Spelljammer. I also played TopSecret SI, Renegade Legion, and Shadowrun. In college, I played ARS Magica, TSR Marvel, more Shadowrun, and ...
by sycarion
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

Microlite20 does not have enough mechanical bits and bobs to appeal to people who want to charop. In fact, meaningful charop is almost impossible in Microlite20 (and most of its variants). I think this is a huge plus for Microlite20 -- system mastery is not needed to create a playable and enjoyable...
by sycarion
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Microlite2020?
Replies: 40
Views: 6241
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Re: Microlite2020?

2) Replacing skills with the Background system from 13th Age (not the same as the background system I use in M74/75/78/81) which is basically a free-form broad skill system. This would make it possible to easily create a nearly infinite number of "subclasses" on the fly. I like this idea. It opens ...
by sycarion
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Retroclone Dragonlance Fifth Age
Replies: 1
Views: 633
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Retroclone Dragonlance Fifth Age

Has anyone done this before? My google-fu revealed talk of it, and I even found an 8 page summary, but that's about it. I will take any thoughts/advice from folks that played Fifth Age. I am not attempting to perfectly re-create Fifth Age. I want to get close to fifth age, but I have my own twist on...