The Boy and I have been playing a home brew of different versions of D&D; it's difficult, so I'm changing gears. I've decided on something called Dungeon World. In the words of the authors themselves:
"Dungeon World emerged from our love of two things—modern game design and old-school RPG action. We wanted to create a game with the wide-eyed excitement and wonder of your first time playing a fantasy RPG and rules that draw on a long history of innovation and creativity. The best of both worlds!"