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by sbarrie
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Empires: Thank you, Mongoose
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Bravo, Mongoose. This is much appreciated.
by sbarrie
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Going Dippy for Conan Rpg in 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

What a difference a year makes...

I assume that both the "Sack a City" campaign and "Save a Kingdom" adventure are dead and buried by now?

Pity. I'd kill a dozen civilized men and plunder their manors for that Sack a City book.
by sbarrie
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thief's Companion back on the block?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Thief's Companion back on the block?

Amazon.ca's alerted me that they expect to deliver the Thief's Companion by October 30. Has Mongoose decided to put it back on the schedule in response to recent developments?
by sbarrie
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Long cold wait II = 3rd edition?
Replies: 126
Views: 11382

I'll have to qualify my not Pathfinder statement. I dont know for sure, I was maybe just getting excited, it could be closer to Pathfinder rules, but that wouldnt make sense, at least, in my opinion. That would, surely, just make the Conan rules more high fantasy, I dont see how it would make sense...
by sbarrie
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Corporation ISBN?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

lastbesthope wrote: Hope that helps
It does indeed. Thank you very much.
by sbarrie
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Corporation ISBN?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Corporation ISBN?

As the subject indicates, does anybody know the ISBN for Mongoose's version of the Corporation RPG? Or for its supplements, for that matter?
by sbarrie
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Warrior's Companion - February 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 7139

Headbutting blade?
by sbarrie
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Trial of Blood - The Trusted Lyre layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Trial of Blood - The Trusted Lyre layout

For you guys who runs or will run "Trial of Blood" Campaign, what do you think of this attempt to illustrate the inn from the first scene "Eyes in a Tavern"? I'm NOT a very good graphical artist...at all. But I think its better than nothing. Please give me feedback. That looks excellent. Spoilers i...
by sbarrie
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: DW skills
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Or, try and bash the door in, and if that fails start searching around for an alternate way in. Surely the GM will offer such an alternative, or he's wasted his time designing all the encounters beyond the locked door! No, seriously. Before you bash the door in, try knocking. The worst knocking wil...
by sbarrie
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: DW skills
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Let's say there is no assassin in the followin scene: Assuming no key, how would you go about attempting to gain entrance to a dungeon complex, wherein a locked iron door stands in your way? 8) Knock on the door and talk to whomever answers. 9) Find out who has the key and acquire it. (Assuming "no...
by sbarrie
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [DW] Growth of characters
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

I totally agree with Armour Expert and Berserk. In fact, they cannot be swapped (at least that's how I intended them). You have one of those abilities (depending whether you are a barbarian or knight), plus two free choices (like Assassins). I see that now. Actually, I think Weaponskill is pretty e...
by sbarrie
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [DW] Growth of characters
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

I came up with something similar, especially for Knights who aren't part of the Gentry or Nobility. Skills of the Mediocre Track Ride Warhorse Occupation? (See page 54 - mind you, if you can hold down a regular job, why are you an adventurer?) Mariner (trained as a naval officer, but also an able-bo...
by sbarrie
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Pirate Code of Honour?
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

I've always felt that lesser codes of honour, like Thieves' Code or Pirates' Code, should exist, but give smaller bonuses.

That way an honourable thief would be more tempted to break their code when the situation demanded it.
by sbarrie
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Going Dippy for Conan Rpg in 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

If you want more a 'barbaric' adventure, check the excellent Betrayer of Asgard . Blood crazed Vanir berserkers, stern Cimmerian chieftains and dead hyperborean necromancers, it's all there! But does Betrayer have maps? :) I've actually had Betrayer of Asgard on order from Amazon.ca for quite a whi...
by sbarrie
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Going Dippy for Conan Rpg in 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3289

Well, it looks like that 'Sack a Turanian City' 200+ page campaign got approved... That. Sounds. Awesome. We've been playing Trial of Blood , and its been great. My only quibbleis that the quest is a bit too "good", and may leave my players with the stench of modern heroism about them. Hopefully th...
by sbarrie
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What is an "average" population for a city?
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

The excellent page Medieval Demographics Made Easy seems appropriate here, as the Hyborian kingdoms seem pseudo-medieval.

http://www.io.com/~sjohn/demog.htm
by sbarrie
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Choke???
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

I thought it was changed to a Combat Maneuver, but I can't find it in the 2nd edition book.

I've always used it as a combat maneuver with the prerequisite of Improved Grapple. It seemed too weak to me, so maybe they eliminated it.
by sbarrie
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Should two-handed weapons be weakened in Conan 2nd?
Replies: 144
Views: 29828

Case 5: Assume the opponents are unarmoured. <snip> RAW appears to work properly on unarmoured foes... If by properly, you mean the greatsword is always the best weapon regardless of how much you power attack, then sure. Note that in all of the unarmoured cases, no PA with a greatsword was the best...
by sbarrie
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Should two-handed weapons be weakened in Conan 2nd?
Replies: 144
Views: 29828

Case 4 has an error in the no power attack. The Two Swords should have a 3 and 8 to hit consecutively. Right you are. However, the math for the average damage per round is correct (3.1*1.55 + 2*1.55)=7.905. Also note that you fail to apply the math of percentages of doing damage based on frequence ...
by sbarrie
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Help me kill Conan!
Replies: 40
Views: 8162

Betrayal and/or poison. Conan always wins against assassins, sorcerers and demons, after all.

Robin Hood's death by bleeding should be your yardstick, I think.