episode 6 – an interview with Barbarians of Lemuria creator Simon Washbourne
This month's episode:
(running time: 51:38)
This month, I talk to Simon Washbourne about how he designs his games, the history and production process behind Barbarians of Lemuria and some of the exciting projects he is currently working on. I have wanted to talk to Simon for a long time and I’m quite happy with the way the interview turned out.
Here is the link for those of you who want to download the audio file directly.
Barbarians of Lemuria will be available in better game stores in December and is currently available, along with the rest of his oeuvre, in pdf form at RPGNow. He also has several free games available as well as some earlier versions of his published games for free as well over at 1KM1KT. I strongly recommend that you check them out.
Below is a list of Simon’s published games in chronological order, for your reference.
Lashings of Ginger Beer (2003) (although there was a free version around before that)
It’s a Dog’s Life (2004) (ditto the above)
Go Fer Yer Gun! (2005)
Medieval Murder Mysteries (2005)
Tales from The Wood (2005) (there was/is a free version around before that and you can still get it at 1KM1KT)
Medieval Mysteries 1PG (Heyoka Studios 2007)
Battleforce Bravo Adventure Pack (Heyoka Studios 2007)
Barbarians of Lemuria (2008) (Free version around since about 2003)
I’d like to correct one error I made in the interview, where I called mistook Dave “Grubman” Bezio’s first name, calling him Jeff. This is the second time I’ve done this and I really have no idea why. My apologies, Grubman.
As always, I’d love to hear your feedback.