Jan. 4th, 2010

theron: My Dice Are Probably Older Than You (Default)
Yesterday, I picked up the print edition of Barbarians of Lemuria (link goes to the cheaper PDF).  It's a tight little game that's specifically designed for running Sword & Sorcery adventures.  I'm still reading through it, but I'm very impressed with what I've found so far.  It looks like you can easily put together a character in under fifteen minutes, without falling victim to cookie-cutter syndrome.  The system uses only four stats and four combat ratings.  All other skills are rather ingeniously handled by "Careers," broad areas of experience with applicability to be determined by the GM.  Boons and Flaws based on a character's homeland further flesh out the abilities.

While the game is written for the S&S genre, with Careers, Boons, and Flaws appropriate to such a setting, re-skinning the game for another genre would be simplicity itself.  I understand there's an officially published post-apocalypse setting and I know of a publisher working on a 17th century France setting as well.  I definitely want to try it out sometime, probably with the Tuesday Night crew, once we get past OwlCon.

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