Everything that's old is new again. While lots of new games keep coming out daily, there are those that long for the classic rules sets. And that's what we've got here. Old-School Essentials ties in perfectly with "Basic/Expert" games from 1981 (for those that remember those). The new rules are up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Old-School Essentials is an adventure role-playing game of exploration, danger, monsters, and magic. The game is intentionally rules-light, putting the focus of play on imagination, improvisation, and fun. The rules are optimised for ease of use at the table, with meticulous attention to wording and layout clarity. What's more, Old-School Essentials is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert game from 1981, meaning that decades of adventure are at your fingertips!
This game is the culmination of over 2 years of painstaking, passion-fueled work, and represents creator Gavin Norman's vision of his personal dream RPG.
Old-School Essentials comes in two forms: a chunky tome and a modular boxed set. The content is identical. Choose one or both, depending on your preferred format!
The Old-School Essentials Black Box: A game box containing five deluxe, sewn-binding, A5 (Digest sized), hardcover rule books presenting the complete rules of the game and everything you need to run games in the classic fantasy genre.
The Old-School Essentials Rules Tome: A deluxe all-in-one, sewn-binding, A5 (Digest sized), hardcover tome containing the complete rules of the game and everything you need to run games in the classic fantasy genre.
The campaign's something around 4x funded with 23 days to go.