Did you just follow the links in my post, Aislin? They are free
And there are no classes, since I only recommend games I would play myself. I avoid class-based games, so I can't recommend them in good conscience, can I?
I agree, for one particular playstyle in a group of at least 4 players, class-based systems just save you work on creating the character. And I agree skill/career/effect-based games are better for one-on-one games.
I would contend, however, that if you are not playing in a big enough group, or you can expect the characters to go around on their own, or you just don't want to have all the "traditional" roles covered, you are still better off not using class-based games. Who's the healer and who's the mage in "The Three Musketeers"
They have someone who's an ex-cleric, true, but Aramis was also one of the meanest, most ruthless fencers in Paris
. I prefer this style of playing. And that's why I avoid class-based systems, they don't work very well for it.
Mind you, I'm not saying that any style is superior, just that I prefer something else, so I want to present both sides. I think offering two free systems (BoL and BRP) as an example is good enough, after someone has posted a link to free class-based systems. I'm sure that anyone who reads here can use the free examples and make their own choices.
And last, just believe me that the availability of multi-sided dice really depends on where you live. For some people, ordering through Internet is the only way to get a set of polyhedral dice. Also, just as many people would prefer not to buy dice in order to try a demo system. Most people already own some six-sided dice, though, so they can download the free version of Barbarians of Lemuria (there is also a paid version), and make a character right away.
The fact that Romans used something like 12-sided dice is not really relevant to this. Their dice also had only 4 meanings, if I remember that one right, but using them was considered illegal, amoral and likely to lead to arguments and violence. Of course, gambling is dangerous even today, and that's what they were using them for, but we are talking about another kind of games here.