Alternate classes for old school D&D
Zak over at Playing D&D with Porn Stars is taking a stab at fiddling with classes and I like what I see.
The fighter is more organic and unique than the usual stately progression and that makes for more unique fighters without relying on feats. Mix in the simple fact that you cant really metagame a random creation system and you solve the "spreadsheeting the character" issue I have with post 2000 D&D.
The thief is much more a scoundrel than some sort of bizarre backstab engine or the font of useless skills.
A ranger that isnt like every SINGLE other ranger, or a certain Dark Elf or a certain wanderer destined to be a king? Awesome
I can not wait until he gets bored enough to do clerics, as this may become my new class system for OSR games