Barbarians of Lemuria

Half a million years ago, on the lost continent of Lemuria in the Pacific, the first civilizations arose from the red murk of barbarism. 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.

And so began Nemedis, the first kingdom. Over the centuries her children spread slowly throughout the vast, untamed jungle-lands and across the huge mountain ranges of prehistoric Lemuria and kingdoms were founded…… and fought…… and fell. But with enormous slowness civilization began to grow and before long the first great Empire would unite these tiny warring Kingdoms into one mighty power.

It was an age of warriors, when brave men and beautiful women, savages and savants, wizards and champions struggled to carve a red path that led to the Throne of the World. It was an age of legends and heroic sagas too.

And this is one of them……


11 Responses to “Barbarians of Lemuria”

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  3. AikiGhost Says:

    What a game. I’m absolutely loving it. So much so that I went out and spent £15 on the hardback version from LULU.

    My thanks to Simon Washbourne for creating this modern rules light design classic. If there was any one thing I’d say is for version 2 (if there is one) go crazy on the art budget and get some classic Jeff Easley style cover and internal art.

  4. AikiGhost Says:

    Some B0L Inspirational art by Jeff Easley!!!

  5. pj87 Says:

    Wealth & Resources.pdf is not online. :-(

  6. admin Says:

    Fixed! Thanks for the heads up.

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  8. Get oiled up in Barbarians of Lemuria by Simon Washbourne | Future Gaming Says:

    […] The Barbarians of Lemuria is a free swords and sorcery roleplaying game set in Lin Carter’s world of Lemuria. It mounts wild fantasy cliches, breaks their spirit and rides them around its prehistoric world. You play muscle bound (or scantily clad) warriors and sorcerors who spend their time fighting, wenching, gambling, drinking and all manner of vices. You’re no paragon of virtue because they just don’t have as much fun. Is it just another lite fantasy game? No. Allow me to explain… […]

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