A few weeks back, I mentioned the game Dungeonslayers, a modern attempt at a minimalist game that allows for play similar to that of the “olden days.”
James at Grognardia has a review of the game up, and I want to snip a bit that certainly sounds about right from my quick browse through the rules:
Dungeonslayers is most emphatically a modern game; it’s rules are not old school so much as designed to emulate the freewheeling style of old school games. For that reason, I suspect it’s probably more of interest to gamers who either aren’t interested in going “back to the source” or who never played such games in the first place.
Go read the whole thing.