@pemerton is the authority here, his OP said no. I'd expect there are possible approaches, like saves, or something, but it is unlikely to be a clear process. Part of the reason for this is that games like RM or AD&D adjudicate action and situation, and there's no way to make such a game complete. 4e adds a way to adjudicate in a goal centered way, so it can be applied to basically any meaningful situation.
I'm not following here... why can't RM or AD&D be adjudicated in a goal centered way? As a Thief my goal is to pick the lock... as a Ranger my goal is to find any tracks the creature may have left behind. As long as the result of the task you are choosing to enact aligns with what you wish to achieve...why can't you?