I've been DM for some adventures using the Holmes Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (1978 printing), and players created characters using those rules. How would I convert these characters to 5E?
As discussed in this answer, Holmes has very stripped-down rules, no weapon proficiency, no skills, four classes, and a lot of OD&D is still in place. My reason for asking is to take these characters to a local gaming session, since no one is going to use Basic Set rules. Holmes plays very fast compared to AD&D 2E or D&D 5E, so I will need to adjust player expectations.
The characters are 1st through 3rd level depending on how much XP they've earned. It's important to note that the 3rd level cleric in Holmes has only 1st level spells so the character's relative strengths are somewhat different from later editions. Converting XP is another issue since level advancement in Holmes is different from D&D 5E.