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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With careers instead of skills, there’s no giant list to go through lemufia you want to do something. There can still be advancement, but its with exceptional things. Please refrain from personal attacks and discriminatory racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. Among other aspects you touch on in a negative sense and with which I agree.

Log in or sign up in seconds. Your criticism of the storygamyness of the system assumes a weak GM who will say “yes” to every player petition made via the system and that the rules are absolute and context-independent.


RPGPundit 9 February at I can’t speak to Mythic ‘s worth as a supplement; I got it and I like it because BoL is my favorite system, but it’s true that it doesn’t have as much extra stuff as you might expect, and what’s there isn’t normally something you’d use in this kind of setting.

About three hits and you’re down, and turns fly by really quickly.

Assuming Joe goes the supernatural defense route, he could, if the GM lets him, abuse it by spending 7 points on defense 4, then 9 more on defense 5, and maybe 11 more for defense They are for ‘telling stories’ only in the same sense that golf or fishing is bzrbarians ‘telling stories’, that’s not really the goal, and golfing stories or fishing stories are just something that happens but no one goes golfing or goes fishing to try to ‘make a story’ from those activities; and 9 times out of 10, the ‘story’ of any random Golfing, Fishing, or RPG session are going to be pretty rambling and pointless, if not outright boring.


The above image is licensed under GPL 2. Some are geared toward survival, others toward armies driving off the invaders, etc. Yet, there’s a solid action resolution mechanic that is simple, quick, versatile and doesn’t influence your roleplay at all. Same for combat abilities.

Barbariasn that a footnote next to “story” in the third paragraph? It’s ridiculously easy to map weapons and armor to the appropriate BoL type, even on the fly.

So I see where you’re coming from in feeling that they are opposites. Matt Celis 8 February at Note that 3 is maximum starting, but 5’s are reasonably attainable, for both, without supernatural explanations.


You pretend to be a dude with a sword and kick ass. Not a bad game by any means, just not a memorable one. Comments deemed abusive may be removed by moderators. And for those that for whatever reason just don’t particular feel like coming up with an escape plan my friend’s mother for example then it allows you to just hand-wave it and get on with the game. 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.

I didn’t think I would like BoL but I actually have grown to love it. So I can get Legendary for cheaper, but other than that my decision is up in the air.


I haven’t tried them to say if they’re good or bad. There’s also a trimmed down version: Also what kind of enemy is that? To facilitate player enthusiasm, I use the following house rules:.

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For thousands of years the first men had struggled heroically to overcome the Dragon Kings — a cruel reptilian race which had ruled the Earth during the Age of Reptiles, but at last The Thousand Year War was done and the Dragon Kings were destroyed or driven from the land. Is Barbarians of Lemuria suitable for campaign play? BoL is kind of barebones as it is, there’s not much left to trim.

Base DC of 9? This sounds like a good game. Honestly, though, I wouldn’t. BoL is not intentionally designed as Burning Wheel Extra Lite, but if that’s something a person wanted it to be it wouldn’t take much work.

Sounds about right to me. Sign up using Facebook. But mostly, we felt the system was very flat and not particularly interesting during play.

Barbarians of Lemuria

My thanks to Baebarians Washbourne for creating this modern rules light design classic. It’s absolutely my go-to system for teaching new players. The players are bringing that to the table, not the game. It’s not an ‘opinion’. They aren’t that obnoxious and they fit the genre the game is for perfectly.

I remember a lot of “Oh, Ok then” moments during the game.