I just had the greatest revelation while researching that great Tome called the Internet.
Check this out.... Microlite20 Purest Essence
This solves all the problems we have had getting a game going.
1. Rules are SIMPLE...no dragging out tons of books to find out how to grapple a goblin.
2. Rules are Old School DnD...means fun at the table, more pizza and pork rinds, less rules lawyerin'
3. Rules are FREE...means no one can be a cheapskate!
4. Rules are NEW (kinda, sorta)...means we all come to the table with the same level of pea brain ability to grasp this!
5. Download the pdf (link is above) and read it. Email me a day to play. I'd even try for before Thanksgiving if anyone is game.
Keep an open mind, check it out, and blow the damn dust off of those bones...let's get the dice rollin'