I want to run D&D fantasy (classic classes, races, monsters, spells, and magic items), but I want it to have:
1. Armor as damage reduction
2. Rolls to cast
3. Magic points
4. Lower hit point totals
5. Saving throws tied to ability scores or some variation of Fortitute/Reflex/Will
it would be nice, but not required, if it also had:
6. Defense rolls/opposed rolls
7. hit locations or called shots or hit locations only on criticals
I am aware of Mythras Classic Fantasy and Hackmaster, but I’m wondering what else is out there and if there’s anything a little lighter.
Is there a rules system like this?
Dragonbane has all that, similar to Mythras but lighter. Late pledges closing shortly - back now to get the pdfs. It does not have Runequest type hit locations but it does have called shots for piercing weapons to avoid armour, and a choice of critical hit effects.
You can get an idea of it from my campaign page http://simonyrpgs.blogspot.com/2023/02/dragonbane-starter-rules.html