Basic RolePlaying The Chaosium Roleplaying System

Basic Roleplaying

Chaosium Basic Roleplaying catalog page
Basic Roleplaying: The Chaosium d100 system (Basic Roleplaying) (Amazon)
Basic Roleplaying Quickstart PDF (free)
"SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the Basic Roleplaying system was viewed as an easier and more intuitive set of game mechanics than those few other roleplaying game systems"
"Basic Roleplaying was designed to be intuitive and easy to play. The system is remarkably friendly to newcomers. It is easy to describe the basics of the game system, and the percentile mechanics, to non-gamers"
Whats wrong with Dungeons and Dragons? I have played role playing games for many years, starting in 1978 with Dungeons and Dragons. I have two complaints about DnD.

When DnD fourth edition was released, I held my breath hoping for a good answer, and I was dissapointed. In addition to complex "exception based" rules and keeping the rigid class structures, Dungeons and Dragons added features I dislike from MMORPG games to the game, including assigning classes to specific "party roles".

I searched for a new game system that would suit my needs. It would be flexible, allowing you to play what you want without penalty, or causing a game imbalance, but it would still remain simple at heart. Basic Roleplaying looks like part of the answer I have been searching for.