No, not my boyfriend.
Back in the earlier days of the OSR and I think before OSR was even an acronym we used, I ran across Basic Fantasy. Compared to OSRIC, which I thought read like stereo instructions at the time, Basic Fantasy was a pretty good contender. Even after all this time it still stands up as a very solid Retro Clone. The one thing that I think sets it apart from the others is that Race and Class are separate.
I like this.
I know it’s such a simple difference but the idea to me that all Elves are the same statistically kinda bores me. There should be variety. Because of this I have found that people coming from the D20 era of D&D (i.e 3.x et al) find it a bit easier to swallow as far as character generation goes.
It’s the little things.
Edit: Also, we really need to get this on Drivethru/RPGNow, I think that would help it spread.