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Many pen and paper role playing games on today’s market are very heavy with rules and regulations. Character creation alone can take up to an hour or more for some of these games. Many games even incorporate heavy board game elements such as tactical maps, tokens, and movement. 

Well, Micro RPG Basic—along with other games in the Micro RPG line—focus more on the creative element of storytelling rather than number crunching or lengthy rulebooks. In Micro RPG Basic character creation should take no longer than 5 to 7 minutes for all players. Learning the game system and explaining it to players should be simple and straightforward. The rules in this game act more like guidelines to facilitate good gameplay and storytelling.

Micro RPG Basic and other Micro RPGs should facilitate a fast-paced game that is easy to pick up for gamers who are on the go. You could play a half hour session during your lunch break at work, squeeze in a round during the baby’s nap, or even play while you are in the car during a road trip! That is the ease and leisure of Micro RPG Basic and other Micro RPGs. 

This particular book includes just the bare bones rules of the game. It gives complete creativity to the GM and the players. A GM can choose to create any world he or she desires around the rules. Other books in the Micro RPG line will have a specific theme or genre. Feel free to pick up other books in the line to get many different types of weapons, items, character options, and enemies to use in your game.

All Micro RPG game books are standalone but may also be used together. This way you can create any world or crossover genre of your choosing—horror western, sci-fi horror, fantasy noire, and more as new books are released over time.

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Todd M March 08, 2019 7:57 pm UTC
I decided to download this book after getting the Cthulhu Nights book; which I really enjoy. I also enjoy this publication, but was sad to see it doesn't include rules for a magic system the way the Cthulhu book does. I would love to see an updated version of this with those rules added since I assume there are many who won't get a copy of the Cthulhu book. I also noted quite a few unnecessary blank pages in this book that could be done away with. Though that's more of an aesthetic element.
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Noah P March 12, 2019 2:57 pm UTC
Thanks, Todd! I appreciate the feedback. The Microsystem in this book (used for The Dark West, Barbarians of the Gothic Waste, and Radio Mystery RPG) is actually a bit different than the new system for my "Chapbook" games (including Cthulhu Nights). However, I will be putting out more themes and genres in the Chapbook series in the coming months. The plan is to have one new chap book each month with a different theme and different magic systems depending on the genre.
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Noah P May 14, 2019 12:53 pm UTC
Just a quick thought. Would you like a version of the Micro RPG Chapbook system that is JUST the rules? No theme?
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Cameron D September 21, 2019 2:41 am UTC
Yes please!
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Chris S October 24, 2018 1:45 am UTC
This does look good-- nice and light.

Any plans for a license like the OGL?
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Noah P November 06, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Chris, I hadn't planned on an OGL since this was a "just for fun" game I made in my free time. I don't know the legality behind creating something like that. Also, I have many versions of micro games in the works but am a bit slow due to it only being hobby work after my writing job that actually pays the bills. I'd hate to see one of the themes or genres I was planning on done by someone else before I got a crack at it. I do appreciate your interest and hope you'll enjoy more games in the series to come. I should have a new book out in the coming month or two, hopefully.
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