Barbarians of Lemuria
Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition
Barbarians of Lemuria is getting a new edition!
Beyond Belief Games has just agreed a deal with Filigree Forge to bring to you Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition. The kickstarter will be launched this summer, with a proposed release date before Xmas 2014.
Beyond Belief Games is best known for the fantastic swords & sorcery rpg - Barbarians of Lemuria, but produces a range of other more unusual but well-received games, such as Woodland Warriors, Tales from The Wood, Triumphant! and more recently, Crimson Blades: Dark Fantasy RPG.
Simon Washbourne, Beyond Belief Games commented "Filigree Forge is a new name to most of you but they have shown a great enthusiasm and have approached the project with a far greater professionalism than some of the other bigger industry names. This is a vitally important aspect of the whole history of Barbarians of Lemuria - it is the enthusiasm of the fans that has been one of the greatest things for me about BoL and I'm sure Filigree Forge will bring to those fans the best ever version of Barbarians of Lemuria"
In the meantime, you can still pick up the Legendary Edition of Barbarians of Lemuria via RPGNow (pdf) and LULU (softcover and hardcover).
The most popular of Beyond Belief Games' role playing games, Barbarians of Lemuria is swords & sorcery role playing at it's best. Don't take my word for it - see these reviews from RPGNow:
"Finally a system that does sword and sorcery properly."
"BoL encourages you to play a sullen northern barbarian, a savage jungle tribesman or cunning desert nomad and play it to the hilt."
"BoL splits the skulls of all other fantasy games to the teeth with a single, savage blow. A simple system that effortless recreates a specific genre leading to swift, exciting play."
"At it's core, BoL is perhaps one of the best RPGs I have ever played. Simple and intuitive, the rules blend into the background and let you get on with the adventure."
"This is a masterpiece. I can't deny it. Or, better yet, like I've said at first, this is a gem. Grab it. You won't be disappointed."
Check out a review of Barbarians of Lemuria here
Barbarians of Lemuria has thousands of fans all over the world and has been translated into French, German, Catalan and a Portuguese edition is due soon.
Not only is BoL great for sword & sorcery roleplaying, with a few tweaks it can be used for other pulp-style genres. Fans have created a number of conversions, which you can see at the Lords of Lemuria forums. In addition, there are several published books:
Dogs of W*A*R - modern mercenaries in the style of Mack Bolan and Phoenix Force
Barbarians of The Aftermath - a superb post-apocalyptic conversion
Heroes of Hellas - Fantastic adventures in Mythic Greece
Dicey Tales - 1930's pulp action, investigation, mystery and adventure
Legends of Steel - a sword & sorcery setting for Bol, set in the land of Erisa
Honor & Intrigue - swashbuckling adventure for BoL, with additional rules for dashing swordplay and derring-do
League of Heroes - Super Heroic roleplaying for BoL (playtest draft for download)