Spellcraft & Swordplay is not a retro-clone. It is old-school to be sure.
Jason likes to call it a "retro game", I like to think of it more of an alternate reality, divergent evolution sort of game. It is if OD&D continued on it's path without the "alternate combat system", you know the one where you roll a d20.
Spellcraft & Swordplay only needs two d6s. So you have almost everything you need when you download it and I am sure most people have d6s at home.
I prefer S&S over Swords and Wizardry because I feel S&S captures the feel of OD&D better than SW does. SW has a number of 3rd ed/d20 influences that have filtered in. Not there is a problem with that, it is still a very fine game. It I just like S&S more. Of course I vastly prefer it to LotFP in terms of pure fun and use.
So please. Go to DriveThruRPG and get yourself a copy of this game.
- Spellcraft & Swordplay Basic Game - a free version for levels 1 to 3.
- Spellcraft & Swrodplay Core Rulebook - the full rules and everything you need minus dice.
- Spellcraft & Swordplay Monstrous Mayhem - the first supplement that expands the rules.