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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Some people like players to have a really good shot at success right off the bat, so that they have near-complete freedom, while others want their characters’ strengths and weaknesses to matter a lot.

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And so began Nemedis, the first kingdom. It’s absolutely my go-to system for teaching new players. Newer Post Older Post Home.

The game therefore requires fairly mature players who can overcome their obsession with rules literalness and hapless attempts at simulation in favour of shared story development. This entry was posted on Sunday, July 25th, at Submit a new text post. It’s like painting fancy numbers on a sundial and calling it a Swiss watch. There is indeed a lot of pressure on the GM to rule quickly and fairly, and again, since characters have no abilities, the GM must provide rich environments for them to get creative with.

Dice pools aren’t quite there, but using your traits change the base roll from 2d6 to 3d6 drop lowest or highest in the case of flaws! RPGPundit 27 February at Immersion is NOT the real goal of these games. It’s not for everyone, but it’s definitely a system people should know about. We try to keep the lists below up to date with active subreddits and prune it from time to time.


Filgree Forge published it. Everyone loves how Careers work, no real surprise that this concept has caught on in so many other games now. Maybe there actually was a loose stone but why check when I can spend a point and make it so?

But there are still stories there. I don’t credit a game for something not in the rules. I would tone this subsystem down: It’s certainly not a game for the autistic.

Do not link to, request or encourage piracy in any way. It’s a close second to Symbaroum for me, and followed 3rd by Worlds in Peril. Mythic has some more quality and heft to it, but legendary has a couple of rules that are better.

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I have it too, and want to play it, but can’t find the people. Traits are there, and they all actually do barbqrians. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Unknown 17 March at All you have to do is analyze how the structure of an RPG works. It’s really really quick. I’ve played and run both Barbarians of Lemuria and Barbarians of the Aftermath, everyone loved how quick and easy and consistent it is. But with enormous slowness civilization began to grow and before long lemruia first great Empire would unite these tiny warring Kingdoms into one mighty power.

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Not a bad game by any means, just not a memorable one. I’ve only had the chance to play, not to run, this game. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and rgp policyand that your barbarisns use of the website is subject to these policies.

It was an age of legends and heroic sagas too. This is a review of ” Barbarians of Lemuria: I would say it’s bbarbarians excellent starting system for people who are good at improv and don’t want to learn a bunch of rules. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I guess BoL and BW feel like they are the opposites in many ways.


I suppose, for the casual observer, RPGs are about pretending barbaruans be someone else who is living in a fantasy setting, and throwing dice to see if their actions succeed or fail.

Submit a new link. If you’re not sure if you’d like the system, you can find the core Swords and Wizardry rulebook online, for free.

Games are about socializing, competing, having fun, team work, telling stories, and any other thing you can think about.

Or, you know, get one-shot by a simple polar barbarianw, which can potentially do 18 damage in one regular attack. It’s completely legitimate for the GM to counter the petition, either with a counter argument or by fiat. It blew my mind when I first read it, really gives you perspective about RPG systems in general.

But your games can be about immersion, if you like, but then, why rolling dice? Post as a guest Name.


The BoL fan community isn’t as widespread or productive as the OSR, but there’s a handful of variants for that style of play — grab one of those or make your own. I can even imagine just two teenagers just taking turns playing the hero being perfectly happy. I also read that barbariabs system is somewhat close to regular d20, which I cannot stand anymore, so I didn’t look into it any further.