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Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition (Digest/Ebook)

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The Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition is based on the Basic and Expert boxed sets of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game published in 1981 combined with the classes, spells, and treasure from the 1e (advanced) version of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG -- thus recreating the way many people who started with B/X played 1e in the 1980s with more modern Microlite20-based systems. This book is the ultimate version of Microlite81 Advanced in one volume suitable for digest-sized printing or tablet viewing (pdf, epub, and mobi versions are included). This 888 page digest-sized PDF includes new material not included in the "pay-what-you-want" version of Microlite81 Advanced, for example:

  • 100 additional monsters
  • over 50 new magic items, including some magic items designed specifically for Microlite81 systems (e.g. items working with the hit point fueled magic system)
  • new spells
  • rules for using small parties of 1-3 characters in old TSR adventures designed for 8+ PCs
  • expanded rules for dominions (the territories high level PC rule).
  • a sample campaign and several sample adventures (including a walk-through of creating a dungeon)
  • more advice and random tables for Microlite81 Advanced GMs
  • art -- lots more art, including color art

Of course, the Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition includes all of the standard features of Microlite81 Advanced:

  • Simple Character Creation Rules: Roll 4 attributes and select a class, background and alignment.
  • Standard Classes include Fighter, Magic-User, Cleric, Thief, Dwarf, Elf, Halfling
  • Optional Classes include Assassins, Barbarians, Bards, Druids, Illusionists, Paladins, Rangers, Warlords, Dragonborn, Half-Orges, Tieflings, and Warforged.
  • Two sets of "core" rules: standard and extended. The standard rules are less complex while the extended rules incorporate many of the author's house rules.
  • Backgrounds provide a simple and fast way to factor in a character's culture and non-class-related a abilities.
  • Simple and fast-playing combat system -- that tracks physical damage (aka body points) separately from luck/skill/fatigue (aka hit point) damage if the extended rules are used.
  • Hit points recover with a night’s rest. Spells cost hit points to cast. Actual wounds recover more slowly.
  • Rules for hirelings, monster reactions (not every monster wants to fight), morale (not every monster fights to the death), strongholds, magic research, and more.
  • Optional rules for advantages and disadvantages, character goals and personality traits, fire-and-forget magic, traditional saving throws, weapon damage by class, armor for everyone, psionics, divine intervention, spirits, aspects, action points, and more
  • A complete list of spells, monsters, and treasure with detailed descriptions and random tables for monsters and treasure.
  • Compatible with most other B/X, BECMI, or 1e based games and adventures

Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition is the paid version of Microlite81 Advanced. You receive three files: a standard pdf and bonus epub and mobi ebook files. The digest-sized pdf is suitable for printing or for easy reading on a tablet. Unlike the "pay what you want" version Microlite81 Advanced, this digest-sized pdf includes color art, sample blank dungeon maps, and dungeon geomorphs; and is formatted in a single column and uses a larger typeface to make it easier to use on a tablet.

The epub and mobi versions of Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition contain tables and many ebook (especially epub) readers display tables in a single column unreadable mess. Epub reader software designed to display epub3 files usually have no problem with the tables. Note that tables in epub and mobi files may not adapt well to small screen devices. Some ebook readers do not display all of the art. The epub and mobi conversions have small font size issues not present in the pdf version, but are quite usable if your ebook reader displays tables properly.

Microlite81 games are trimmed-down miniature versions of the Primary Fantasy SRD rules designed to be quick and easy to play, especially when compared to modern incarnations of the game. Just as the goal of our Microlite74 games is to recreate the style and feel of "0e", the goal of Microlite81 games is to recreate the style and feel of the “B/X” edition of the world’s first fantasy roleplaying game published back in 1981 without giving up all of the clearer mechanics of modern D20-based versions.

A print on demand version of Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition is unlikely due to the high page count.

 
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David O June 19, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
I could see a volume one and volume two pod version.
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Alexander P June 18, 2018 10:15 pm UTC
"A print on demand version of Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition is unlikely due to the high page count."

A reasonable though mildly disappointing statement.
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