Ruins & Riches is a very simple fantasy role-playing game. If you are brand new to such games, Ruins & Riches will be a great stepping stone to learning the feel of how to play a fantasy role-playing game. If you find other role-playing games too difficult, then the simplicity of this game may appeal to you. This game strictly focuses on dungeon type adventures with 5 classes, 10 races, and over 140 monsters. This 36 page rule book covers everything you need from combat to magical spells.
from the introduction:
Ruins & Riches is a very simple fantasy role-playing game of
dungeon exploration. The rules are based off the board game I
created back in October of 2006, called Djarhun. Djarhun is a
board game set in a fantasy world where you choose an
adventurer and complete a grand quest. The mechanics are
simple and they work well.
The game focuses on areas like
dungeons, tombs, crypts, castles, and sewers. There are no rules
for wilderness, or high seas, adventurers. This is fantasy role-playing in its most raw form…even more simple than the 70’s versions of these types of games. This system is designed to get people into such games.