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Barbarians of the Aftermath is a post-apocalyptic PRG by Nathaniel Torson, and based on Simon Washbourne's Barbarians of Lemuria RPG. This game expands the Barbarians of Lemuria rules, to allow for post-apocalyptic elements, with new careers and genotypes, high-tech items (called "Archeotech"), and notes and systems to create your own post-apocalyptic setting. This is a fairly generic system, that can be used to create any Post-Apocalyptic setting a player can imagine; from a realistic near future aftermath, a weird and campy science fantasy; from a alien invasion to a zombie apocalypse; or anything in between, or beyond!

Core RulesEdit

The Barbarian game mechanics is a fairly simple system. Its has four Attributes: Strength, Agility, Mind and Appeal. Four Combat Abilities: Brawling, Melee, Ranged, and Defense. And any number of Careers; each covering a specific archetype (Barbarian, Blacksmith, Pirate, Serving Wench, and so on) and all the skills and traits covered therein. With each of the 3 groups (Attributes, Combat Abilities, and Careers), 4 points are distributed to the four stats (with Careers, the player must choose 4 Careers, even if no points are placed on them). 0 is considered average, while 4 (the highest it goes) is a nearly superheroic! Players can choose a Boon, and an extra Boon, with a Flaw. They allow you to roll an extra die for a particular task, and remove the lowest die (for a boon) or the highest die (for a flaw), and the remaining two dice are counted.

Actions are quite simple, roll 2d6, then add an Attribute score, and ether a Combat Ability (if in a fight) score, or a Career score (for anything else). Difficulty adjust to roll itself (from +1, being easy; to -4, being superheroic). A roll of 9 or more, is a success.

Damage is rolled out like most fantasy RPGs, but with armor points absorbing damage.

Hit Points for PCs are at 10, plus Strength (NPC goons only have 5hp). PCs have 5 Hero Points to help them preform heroic feats, usually in the form of a luck brake (like re-rolls, and (NPC goons dont have any).

GenotypesEdit

  • Adonai
  • Alien LIEN
  • Awakened Animal
  • Awakened Plant
  • Bot
  • Human, Standard
  • Human, Super-Soldat
  • Human, Wastelander
  • Mutant
  • Supernatural Entity

CareersEdit

  • Air Rider (Flyboy, Pilot)
  • Barbarian (Savage, Ganger)
  • Beast Master (Animal Trainer)
  • Beast Rider (Cowboy, Cavalry)
  • Courtesan (Wench, Mistress)
  • Dok (Healer, Medic)
  • Gladiator
  • Gunslinger
  • Hunter
  • Juicer (Apothecary, Chemist)
  • Mek (Mechanic, Technician )
  • Miner
  • Preacher (Shaman, Priest)
  • Professional (variable)
  • Punisher (Torturer, Interrogator)
  • Raod Warrior
  • Rocker (Bard, Minstrel)
  • Scavenger (Thief, Salvager)
  • Soldier
  • Slave (Dogsbody, Servant)
  • Shade (Assassin , SpecOps)
  • Sorcerer (Wizard , diabolist)
  • Tradesman (variable)
  • Warlord (Noble, Officer)
  • Wave Rider (Sailor, Pirate)
  • Wise One (Scholar, Teacher)
  • Wyrd (Swami, Psychic)

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