I was just turned on to the simple roleplaying game, Risus. I think I’ll be building up my pillar universe setting with a mod for this game. Ha! I could build a bunch of classic-style settings with this game.
Basically, its a simple dice pool system that allows for character roles within any setting without modification. That’s just the sort of system I’ve been searching for!
This isn’t an ad. Expect more content, and if you want to check the game out for yourself here it is: http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/downloads.htm#Risus
And it is free!