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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This sounds like a good game. No making a swashbuckling pirate, barbariabs to discover you don’t have enough skill points to be able to swim or whatever and having to make sacrifices to preserve your concept.

Games are about socializing, competing, having fun, team work, telling stories, and any other thing you can think about. As far as the hit point thing, I haven’t run it yet, but I can see with certain character specs against certain enemies that’d definitely be a concern three rolls for every successful attack.

Barbarians of Lemuria

This is a review of ” Barbarians of Lemuria: Do not submit posts looking for players, groups or games. They don’t try to let players jump out of their character and back into the meta-world so they can change reality for their character. You play muscle bound or scantily clad warriors and sorcerors who spend their time fighting, wenching, gambling, drinking and all manner of vices.

So basic DC of 9, with bonuses and penalties more common sounds about right to me.

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. Is Barbarians of Lemuria suitable for campaign play?


Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here. Don’t like all the Hero Point options? I haven’t tried them to say if they’re good or bad.

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Is that a footnote next to “story” in the third paragraph? I didn’t think I would like BoL but I actually have grown to love it. It mounts wild fantasy cliches, breaks their spirit and rides them around its prehistoric world.

I wasn’t a fan of the initiative system in Mythic 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 barbarianns.

The Rpb system requires a two-way collaborative attitude from the players and GM. It floats and it’ll get you around and all the things a boat should do. So I can get Legendary for cheaper, but other than that my decision is up in the air. Run a mission for several sessions to reduce the rapid growth, remembering that AP’s are earned per mission, not per session.

I also remember there was no real sense of balance in the game. Base Barbarisns of 9? The only thing it might struggle with is supers, I think there’s a reason the author used a different game system entirely when he wrote a supers game.

Maybe there actually was a loose stone but why check when I can spend a point and make it so? Perhaps that game can give you some ideas. Legendary is significantly cheaper and apparently about half of people find it better than Mythic anyway, so you had decent grounds to prefer it in the first place. Just so light but interesting enough to build out a campaign for. Want to add to the discussion?


Do not link to, request barbarins encourage piracy in any way. BOL envisions discrete downtime between adventures, and only AP per downtime. The rules imply more like sessions per story, perhaps more. WHile not having actually played BoL Both comments and pings are currently closed. Advancement Points the only way to mechanically progress your character are only handed out after you describe how you squander away all of the loot you just worked so hard to get. Sogar eine Hintergrundwelt zum umgraben.

You do have to be very careful with scale though, one point of something means a lot in BoL as your numbers are barbariahs to play with and there are less dials to fidget with.

But there are still stories there. Things to note for campaign play: Immersion is NOT the real goal of these games. Do not link to, request or encourage piracy in any way. They are mechanically designed to influence your roleplaying while bargarians is completely optional in BoL.

Or, more reasonably, he could spend them to raise assassin and soldier both to 5: I suppose, for the casual observer, RPGs are about pretending to be someone else who is living in a fantasy setting, and throwing dice to see if their actions succeed or fail. But it’s not worthless.

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