Barbarians! Civilized men huddle behind tall stone walls, trembling at the thought. The soldiers of civilization tighten their shield walls against the oncoming onslaught. And then they come. Savage men and women, screaming at the top of their lungs, oblivious to fear, frothing at the mouth from rage and lust for war. Wave after wave, they storm shields and fortifications. Many die; the pagan gods bless their souls. But eventually, mail and castle fail. Then, the flames of barbarism will sweep the land, leaving no stone unturned!
Sword and sorcery tales speak of cunning thieves, power hungry sorcerers, and, indeed, barbaric warriors. This game – Barbaric! – lets you play such heroes. Or, more often, anti heroes. Pit your sword arm and knowledge of eldritch secrets against ravaging bandits, scheming nobles, diabolic demons, mighty dragons – and, ultimately, the rotten and ugly face of moribund civilization itself.
So, pour your drinks, devour your pizza, turn up the volume of your favorite heavy metal album – and prepare to become… Barbaric!
Barbaric! 2nd Edition is a lightweight sword & sorcery ruleset perfect for convention games, one off adventures, and mini campaigns where easy to learn rules and fast play are preferred. It includes
- Simple skill based task resolution!
- Lightning fast but highly customizable character generation!
- 20 sword & sorcery character Archetypes!
- Brutal combat with varied combat maneuvers and murderous critical hits!
- Dangerous sorcery risk your soul to gain vast eldrich might!
- 36 deadly spells!
- 50 fearsome monsters!
- Unique treasures for your barbarians to loot!
All in a mere 63 small pages!
What’s New in the Second Edition?
- Character archetypes to round up your character rather than Traits.
- Streamlined character defense to reduce calculations in combat!
- Streamlined and deadlier damage system for more dramatic combat!
- Revised sorcery, moving away from d20 fantasy cliches all spells are now powerful and flavorful, and all are equally risky to cast! No weak spells anymore!
- Revised and much more flavorful magical items all based on the new spells, and all with full creation rules for aspiring artificers!
- Faction rules to make the campaign world feel alive and let players establish their own guilds and mercenary bands!
- New and better layout and art!
Barbaric!2nd Edition is compatible with Stellagama Publishing‘s Cepheus Atom post apocalyptic rules. Mutate your barbarians! Arm them with laser rapiers! Bring dark sorcery to your post apocalyptic wasteland! Also compatible with Stellagama Publishing‘s Quantum Starfarer take your barbarians and sorcerers to the stars!
Full Virtual Table Top support for Barbaric! available on the Foundry VTT
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