As mentioned before, I’m going to be DMing at a library as part of a summer reading program. One thing that we were asked to do is come up with a short pitch for our games at a kick-off type meeting. I came up with this one-sheet which I may end up using, that highlights a few reasons as to “why basic” as well as a very brief history* of B/X. I got the retro fonts from Random Wizard’s new site.
Feel free to use this yourselves. The fonts are non-commercial and the art is lifted straight from Moldvay, so needless to say, don’t try to make money off this.
*note: I left out the Arneson lawsuit because these kids probably won’t care, and I left out Mentzer because I hate BECMI.