Post by distortedhumor on Sept 22, 2017 16:26:01 GMT -6
Of the Retro-clones that I know of
OD&D - There are a few compilations of questionable legality outside of fair use. (as in more of the LBB or LBB+ Greyhawk all combined into a single PDF) for the referee to have a single document. Outside of those....
Sword and Wizardry Core: Much more of a "feels like OD&D then is OD&D", and is streamlined from all the OD&D books LBB+Greyhawk+others. S&W White box - aims for the white box. The Halfling edition is actually getting close to stealth OD&D in many ways. Delving Deeper - very close to the three LBBs Full Metal Plate Mail - LBB + Chainmail Iron Falcon - LBB + Greyhawk Barrows & Wights - Mine. White Box that been very streamlined, variable damage, variable hit dice, OD&D style treasure charts, B/X encumbrance. Made Race=class for simplicity. It is very close to how I play OD&D. I of course love it, but I am very biased.
B/X - Labyrinth lord is the dominate force here. As it really well done and does all you need to do. The only gripe is Clerics get a 1st level spell. You also have a few (Lamentations of the Flame Princess, of the notorious art) and Adventurer Conqueror King (which has good domain rules.
RC/BECMI - Dark Dungeons and Darker Dungeons are the main one here.
Holmes - Blueholme and Holmes 77
1st - OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord Advanced are the two big boys in this space.
Basic Fantasy RPG is hard to classify, even if it a fine system.