Barbarians of Lemuria, Mythic Edition is a page color hardback, and it is gorgeous. The minimalist cover depicts a sword-wielding. This is a review of “Barbarians of Lemuria: A Sword and Sorcery Roleplaying Game”, written by Simon Washbourne, mythic edition Half a million years ago, on the lost continent of Lemuria in the Pacific, the Barbarians of Lemuria is an excellent free & $10 rules-lite RPG.

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And I would expect the guy who was geeked enough to run it to be a railroady jerk, and live with it. If you’re not sure if you’d like the system, you can find the core Swords and Barbarains rulebook online, for free. That’s beyond, beyond pretentious! Thomas Vanstraelen 8 February at To facilitate player enthusiasm, I use the following house rules: I can even imagine just two teenagers just lemuris turns playing the hero being perfectly happy.

Note that 3 is maximum starting, but 5’s are reasonably attainable, for both, without supernatural explanations. I’ve played many an equally simple game engine. Allow me to explain… […]. It mounts wild lemueia cliches, breaks their spirit and rides them around its prehistoric world.

Again, it’s a departure from what makes the system good IMO. Maybe there actually was a loose stone but why check when I can spend a point and make it so?

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It’s not an ‘opinion’. It’s ridiculously simple to grasp. But in the context of Tealeaf’s question bafbarians Beliefs, when I squint at BoL, I see a Beliefs-shaped blank space where they could sliiide right in.

But with enormous slowness civilization began to grow and before long the first great Empire would unite these tiny warring Kingdoms into one mighty power.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Simon Washbourne is pretty clear on what his game’s goals are, what kind of adventures he is interested in, and to what purpose he made his ruleset.

One thing the GM complained was the lack of stats for creatures and such, and some weirdness in the default setting. Base DC of 9? I am not trying to run down BoL. The system lets lemurja attempt anything you could possibly think of, so it almost plays like a freeform system.

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You can be imaginative and magic is less of a “magical science” then something alien that the GM can tweak how he or she wants to suit the game. It is a good read, but it does read a lot better than it plays. I’ve only had the chance to play, not to run, this game. RPGPundit 27 February at Man, I would not like to play your games, so fragile. Campaign defined as sessions. I’ve seen some people mention that they don’t feel the changes made with Mythic Edition are necessary and even possibly might make the game worse.


But assuming and presuming to know without a doubt what the goal of every single game is and that only there is one? I would say it’s an excellent starting system for people who are good at improv and don’t want to learn a bunch of rules. Sign up using Email and Password.

At least this looks somewhat less storygamey than FATE is.

Phil Garrad 9 February at Please browse through our FAQ before posting. But if you put an outboard motor on the back you could really get that puppy moving! Honestly, if I decided to play in either of those settings, I’d probably barbaeians it using BoL ‘s system.

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