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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The original version of the game was straight up based up on Thongor of Lemuria by Lin Carter. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here. 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.


Ditto the large scale combat and barbariana battle rules. So I see where you’re coming from in feeling that they are opposites.

But mostly, we felt the system was very flat and not particularly interesting during play.

Thomas Vanstraelen 8 February at Games are about socializing, competing, having fun, team work, telling stories, and any other thing you can think about. I would tone this subsystem down: Jorge Jaramillo Villarruel 27 February at BITs are the most important parts of a BW character.


My overall feel of the system is that it mostly just wants you to use your common sense and focus on having fun. Posted by RPGPundit at Last Halloween I ran an alien zombie invasion scenario using BoL with only about a half hour of prep and it went pretty well. BOL envisions discrete downtime between adventures, and only AP per downtime.

I am not trying to run down BoL. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Dice gets you out of the imaginary world, especially when they fall out of the table. Stainless 9 February at I remember a lot of “Oh, Ok then” moments during the game.

Want to add to the discussion? Half a million years ago, on the lost continent of Lemuria in the Pacific, the first civilizations arose from the red murk of barbarism. Which is fine for an experienced player, but might be hard for newbies.

Which isn’t to say that I think BoL is good because you can hack and homebrew it into greatness. I’ll check it again later. You don’t like his approach?

I feel like if I was a newbie and played BoL for my first game, it would fulfill my expectations more or less. Sure, as in every other game. I’ve played many an equally simple game engine.


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That’s my favourite bit of Burning Wheel. It’s not about ‘experts’. Dropping the “edit a scene detail” option won’t break the game. Or, more reasonably, he could spend them to raise assassin and soldier both to 5: Please refrain from personal attacks and discriminatory racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. Honestly, though, I wouldn’t.

It doesn’t seem every combat would go that way, and if a combat starts getting stale, to my mind that means it’s time to kick it up a notch and add some exciting complications like an objective that isn’t kill the other guy before he kills you. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Assuming Joe goes the supernatural defense route, he could, if the GM lets him, abuse it by spending 7 points on defense 4, then rpgg more on defense 5, and maybe 11 more for defense This entry was posted on Sunday, July 25th, at But assuming and presuming to know without a doubt what the goal of every single game is and that only there is one?

Any truth to this?