I have very vivid memories of the Dragon Warriors RPG. No I never owned the game I saw constantly in ads in Dragon Magazine back in the 80s but my God, how I wanted it. The fact that it came in 3 paperback sized books made it seem even more exciting (if less practical than a full sized, traditional RPG book - but I was a teenage damnit!)
Yeah, I never got those paperback books, but Dragon Warriors is still a thing, available on RPGNow and even Bundle of Holding.
The Starter Collection includes Dragon Warriors, Dragon Warriors Players Guide and Knight's and Miller's Tales for $12.95 in PDF.
If you go for the Bonus Collection (currently $20.43), you get the above plus Dragon Warriors Bestiary, Friends or Foes, Cold Fury, Prince of Darkness, Sleeping Gods and The Elven Crystals.
I suspect I'll be a teenager again, even if its only to read what I missed the first time around.
The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials
*Requirements:* Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
*Prime Requisite:* STR and CON
*Hit Dice:* 1d10
*Maximum Level:* 8
*Armor:* Leather, including shield...