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by Spectator
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Cosmopolitan Hyborian Age?
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Re: [CONAN] Cosmopolitan Hyborian Age?

To add about the silk road, no-one travelled from england to china, either. the traders had their routes and zones and contacts. the piece of silk would prolly go through about 20-40 different trading houses before it ended up in britain.
by Spectator
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] New Conan Film, very low budget, in Production
Replies: 7
Views: 8391

Re: [CONAN] New Conan Film, very low budget, in Production

You don't need a hell of a lot of money to make the statues to come alive, in the book it was said that they resembled mean looking white guys painted black (not africans). So you can do this relatively cheaply: Cheap talent, that's easy. Maybe 2-3 cameras at most. The sets: will be the most expensi...
by Spectator
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] How does the Scholar work in other d20 games?
Replies: 19
Views: 6413

Re: [CONAN] How does the Scholar work in other d20 games?

Interesting bit of knowledge I learned about the Sorceror and the multi-class!
by Spectator
Tue May 28, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: My First Roleplaying Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Re: My First Roleplaying Experience

As a 12yr old kid in 1985, I lived in a a suburb of anchorage, alaska. When it was a bad winter day my buddy and I used the DnD (not ADnD) to make up some halflings. He was the DM and also a player, we didn't know what we were doing, and he was prolly guessing the rules, but we had fun with and that...
by Spectator
Wed May 08, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Conan] Just how powerful can you make the scholar?
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: [Conan] Just how powerful can you make the scholar?

I love your ideas, keep on going with these good ideas!
by Spectator
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?

Thanks man, no reason good ore can't be found in Cimmeria. Kinda hoping I'd see some new posts. My RPG group has disintegrated through various methods: wives, kids, divorces, new girlfriends, peer pressure, etc. Let me live vicariously through you guys. One game that I have (but never played) is the...
by Spectator
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?

Just was watching Modern Marvels on the history channel. Hematite ore is up to 65% iron. That's incredible.
fascinating:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematite

Hematite near water forms bog iron.
Full circle, baby.
by Spectator
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?

The concept of hauling ore (basically 99% rock by weight) is ludicrous. It makes much more sense to mine the ore and smelt the ore and then sell the iron ingots to the Cimmerians for their cattle, sheep, etc. The concept of their being a roman-road to transport said ore cart from nordheim over the g...
by Spectator
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Conan] Kudos
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: [Conan] Kudos

Glad to have you join the forum.
Feel free to ask any questions.
S4 is kinda the rules maven.
I'm less as much, but we get a kick out of the game as well!
by Spectator
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Using what you've got. That's what the Cimmerians do.
Replies: 149
Views: 28309

Re: Using what you've got. That's what the Cimmerians do.

All iron is very brittle.
That's why steel was invented, so it could flex and spring.
Iron fire pokers will snap.
Steel pokers will bend.

Bog iron is truly bad-ass it wont rust! If it rusted it would never be pelletized.
by Spectator
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Using what you've got. That's what the Cimmerians do.
Replies: 149
Views: 28309

Re: Using what you've got. That's what the Cimmerians do.

There is no such thing as bog ore. the bog bacteria make it into bog iron. you actually will find iron in the bog that you can start working with on an anvil.
by Spectator
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?

Reread the second article. there is another way besides bog-iron, hence my comment about red clay. As for it being low-quality there is no demonstrable proof that it is (unless you are just saying that it is by your own fiat decree). A modern 1600AD iron works did nothing but make quality from bog i...
by Spectator
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question: Attacking Mounted vs. On Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: [CONAN] Question: Attacking Mounted vs. On Foot

I really like your idea on your second post. Also the fundamental laws of physics are disregarded for projectile weapons when riding. If you are charging towards someone and you toss a javelin at them, that Javelin is going to hit 30mph more than it would have been lofted by a stationary thrower. Th...
by Spectator
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?

Mining, Shmining. Do what the vikings did and use Bog Iron. The best iron available since it will not rust and it is a renewable natural resource. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_iron for a great article on viking smithing with bog iron check this out: http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manuf...
by Spectator
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

Re: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules

Chase, shmase. My guys see the servant they are throwing, slinging, archery-ing, and crossbowing-ing everything they got if they knew how detailed and math-intensive that chase is. Seriously, I TOTALLY COMMEND you on your ability to do that chase sequence, remeber the rules and have a pretty coheren...
by Spectator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Kull DIY project (CC & suggestion welcomed)
Replies: 40
Views: 10085

Re: Kull DIY project (CC & suggestion welcomed)

Sorry if I am coming across as a "downer," I'm not trying to be.
I'd like to see a fan-produced KULL variant for the D20 module.
I'm somewhat leery of having really bad-ass player races to the point where no-one wants to be a human.
by Spectator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Kull DIY project (CC & suggestion welcomed)
Replies: 40
Views: 10085

Re: Kull DIY project (CC & suggestion welcomed)

Fair point. How about this revised version then? Now The original Beastman is a template added to the Atlantian Racial modifier (+2Str, +2Con, -2Int, -2Cha) for a total of +4Str, +6Dex, +4Con -6Int, -2Wis, -6Cha. Also the original template would give: - Low-light vision, - Improve grapple, - 3 natu...
by Spectator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

Re: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules

I don't know about your bunch of players but I'm old (39) most of the fellas are near my age. We don't have all the time in the world to throw dice for running. Hell they start to gripe with combat over 5 minutes. These guys were all raised on 1st ed ADnD. They still like the fluidity and storytelli...
by Spectator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

Re: [CONAN] Simple, Malleable Foot Chase Rules

THOUGHTS, you ask? Look at each persons base move, Tally all their encumbrance Tally both their STR and CON Make a GM spot-decision (NO roll in my opinion). Dude who is more heavily encumbered and less CON-oriented is at a disadvantage. Dude who is Completely unemcumbered always wins over encumbered...
by Spectator
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Spooked!
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: [CONAN] Spooked!

Fun Question!!! OK for the Banditos: #1 setting up an ambush, a roll should be made for Hiding or in the alternative Survival due to the fact that they need to cover up the tracks, camoflage themselves, cover up shiny objects that may reflect in the sun, etc. I'd give a small bonus for being on top ...