Since I started, a couple more attempts to clone OD&D came out, the most significant probably being Delving Deeper. Even that veers away from OD&D in unexpected ways, but it’s still a crowded field, plus the original rules are available from WotC again, so Liber Zero became a low priority. Still, at least a few people are interested and want to know what’s happening, so I thought I’d open discussion about it.
Let’s start with this quote from FrDave:
I would love to have a reference document similar to the Holmes Reference Sheets from Zenopus Archives. You’ve come up with some really useful ideas and to have them all gathered into one document (even if it isn’t a complete game) would be a genuinely awesome and welcome addition to my library.That’s sort of what my current plans are. Not exactly the Holmes Reference Sheets, more like the Judges Guild Ready Reference Sheets. Something that people could use in a pinch to run a game without a rulebook. But more of a reference document or series of documents, mainly for my own reference as I create support materials. There would be a focus on design aids rather than re-writing monsters and spells. I actually have an incomplete build-a-monster document I’ve been using to design monsters for the pamphlet dungeons and other adventures I’ve written this past year, so things aren’t completely stalled.
But what I’d like to know is: what are people actually expecting from Liber Zero at this point? What is it people need that isn’t in one of the existing clones? What do people want to see done differently?