Welcome to Microlite20

Do you remember when the gaming table was full of pizza and soda, not rulebooks, miniatures and dungeon tiles? Do you yearn for a role-playing game that doesn’t require weight training to carry all the books? Do you want to be able to hold all the rules in your head - or in your back pocket? And do you still want to use all those lovely monsters, adventures and game worlds too?

So do we!!

Microlite20 is a minimalist role-playing game designed to be usable with the majority of d20 supplements, rules and adventures with little or no advance preparation. The rules for character generation, combat, magic and level advancement take up a single sheet of paper, meaning it is perfect for introducing role-playing to new players, gaming one-shot adventures or tailoring into your own game system. Downloads PDF editions of the rules, supplements, adventures, including pocketbook editions. These use the PocketMod folding technique to create miniature books of the rules, spell lists, monsters and more – true backpocket gaming! Core Rules This is the real thing. Also available from the download section as a PDF. The Macropedia Everything else: User-contributed House Rules, suggestions and expansions. Here you will find alternative magic systems, mass combat, and more.

Spammers or anyone found to be abusing the open nature of this project will be shot on sight. Thank you for your co-operation.

Microlite20, sold!

I am happy to announce that Microlite20 has a new owner. I received a whole load of enquiries regarding the rights to M20, and want to thank each and every person who took the time, thought and care to make an offer. If I could cut Microlite20 into tiny word-sized pieces so you could each own a part of it, I would.

Microlite74 and Eberron

Today I ran a one-shot for a friend using Eberron and Microlite74. It was a weird blend of conflicting designs that didn't end up running very smoothly.

Microlite74, of course, focuses on tweaking Microlite to resemble old-school brown-box OD&D -- about as old-school as you can get. I would describe it as almost of a gritty feel. Eberron, OTOH, is inspired by movies like Indiana Jones -- several steps beyond high fantasy into a sort of pulp and dark adventure feel.

Microlite20 Psionics!

From the pen of San Kim comes Microlite20 Psionics, a 'litified rendition of the SRD Psionics rules complete with the Psion and Psychic Warrior classes, Powers, Items and Monsters!

Download it here.


M20: Apocrypha

From bal3000 comes Apocrypha containing Cleric Spell Lists from 1st to 8th level in a 6 page (141k) pdf.

Merry Christmas!


Expanded Monster List

Weighing in at 22 pages covering everything from Aboleths to Colossal Zomibes with appendices of Animals, Vermin and Lycanthropes, here's the Expanded Monster List by copycat042.



Microlite20 VERMIN

Tooth and claw in the streets!

"Could you be just a little more quiet, Barkhead," growled Trom, the rat. "It's not like we're begging to get noticed or anything."

Barkhead snickered, "Sure... like there's anything awake in this alley in the middle of the night. Let's just go in, grab the ham and get out. I don't even know why I'm helping you guys. I don't even eat ham."

"Because, you, you, you're our friend," squeaked the little mouse sneak Keiter. "And, and, we smelled pine nuts. Promise."

Spanish Translation

Gonzalo has kindly provided a Spanish translation of the Microlite20 Core Rules and well as a Spanish conversion of Dirk Remmecke's Character Sheet.

Download the Spanish Core Rules here.

Download the Spanish Character Sheet here.


Microlite20, purest essence

Paul Lessack has kindly contributed a beautifully laid-out version of Microlite20. Weighing in at 17 pages, it's a 1.4Mb pdf that's as close to my vision of a complete professional Edition of Microlite20 as I've seen to date. It includes Character Generation, Combat, Advancement, Monsters, Equipment, Spells and the full Expert rules and GM Guide too!

Download it here.

Oooo! Shiny new look!

.... and that's not all. Microlite20 has had a make-over under the hood (a make-under?) too, upgrading to the latest and greatest version of Drupal along the way. What this means, along with tighter internal security, is access to Yet More addons, modules, themes and other cool stuff I'll be introducing over the next few weeks.


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