Encouraged by folks online and offline, I'll be posting in September about introducing different subsystems in games. The first two posts will be about using playing cards for random encounters and magic items.
To better explain how these subsystems work, I'll use the Microlite20, The Black Hack, and Mini-Six games. M20 is roughly newish versions of D&D, The Black Hack feels a bit like older versions of D&D, and Mini-Six is non D&D.
If you know of a mini d% system or some other small (in size) game, let me know. I'm happy to branch out of D&D-ish games.