First Book of the new edition of HackMaster: Basic HackMaster!
"The basic game will only cover a few classes and a few races and only to a limited level. It'll probably be one book with all you need but it doesn't have the variety of monsters, magic, treasure, classes, races, combat moves, crits, skills, talents, proficiencies, Qs & Fs, and so on."
Another cool item:
"Erol [Otus] will definitely do a cover. We like working with him and he us."
XP's are earned "just for killing things and completing quests and that sort of thing."
Here's a useful bit of streamling: "alignment will be more closely tied to honor. infractions won'r be tracked. they'll be deducted from honor."
"in a nutshell:
critical hits & fumbles
a skill system that actually is integrated into the game
balance between races
more balanced classes
better magic system
more combat options
advice for the 21st century gamer
new monsters & races"
All quotes from David Kenzer in this thread.