… and it’s not pretty. I still don’t understand why he is doing this. I had a lot respect for him in the past but his D&D 4th Edition “review” is one of the worst rants I have listened to in a long time. And part 2 isn’t any better than part 1.
I hope he will get back to his regular policy and review only games he likes. His rants are not really worth watching.
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.
What 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.
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