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by Malcadon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] D&D 5 Looks to be Compatible!
Replies: 27
Views: 46700

Re: [CONAN] D&D 5 Looks to be Compatible!

I never liked Combat Maneuvers. Wow! Really? IMO, the Combat Maneuvers are what makes the game. No other game (that I have seen) has combat maneuvers quite like the ones in Conan. I really don't like the generic, one-size-fits-all moves in Pathfinder. The Conan game greatly benefits from the Combat...
by Malcadon
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] D&D 5 Looks to be Compatible!
Replies: 27
Views: 46700

Re: [CONAN] D&D 5 Looks to be Compatible!

Yes, the Conan system featured a number of good rule changes to reflect the S&S genre style, but it ran an a rather messy system: the 3.5/d20 system. The new 5e/Next system has turned a lot of heads -- including the old-school community -- with its simple rules and greater focus on role-playing. Alt...
by Malcadon
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.
Replies: 39
Views: 21316

Re: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.

With regards to rule complexity and redundancy, something like Bite Sword gets on my nerves. A heroic character should be able do that without some rule confirmation. Instead of encouraging players to ad-lib their character's actions, they throw in extra feats, class abilities, and combat maneuvers ...
by Malcadon
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.
Replies: 39
Views: 21316

Re: Conan RPG Broken? Really? I'm not convinced.

I don't think "broken" is the right word. I think "chunky" is a more appropriate word. I used to play with much enthusiasm, but the weight of the game mechanics became burdensome, and I became exhausted. As much as I like the content of the Conan books, the game suffers from the d20 rules. Combat sh...
by Malcadon
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Converting Dnd Monsters to Conan
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: [CONAN] Converting Dnd Monsters to Conan

You seem to be quite the authority on this. I tried the link to UncleBear's Conversion PDF, but was unable to find it anymore. Can you attach this or point me to where i can find it again? Thanks! I had given it a lot of thought back when I still played (I had gone over to other, simpler systems si...
by Malcadon
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Converting Dnd Monsters to Conan
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: [CONAN] Converting Dnd Monsters to Conan

This subject is an old one, and tends to crop-up from time to time (namely here , here , and here ). Here is some of my input: I use the D&D natural AC bonus as the base Conan DR, and I use Dodge Defense as the default defense mode. I apply Energy Resistance (e.g. Fire Resistance 10) to what the bas...
by Malcadon
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Free-Form vs. Tactical Gaming
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

Re: [CONAN] Free-Form vs. Tactical Gaming

Depends on your player. How much of a role player is he? I had a player playing a pretty dumb halfling one time. He crawled up into this big hole in the side of the wall the party had found. It was a big tube slanted 45 degrees. I asked him, "It's dark in there. Dry. You hear the trickle of water e...
by Malcadon
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Free-Form vs. Tactical Gaming
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

Re: [CONAN] Free-Form vs. Tactical Gaming

I see RPG rules as an abstraction to resolve situations that have an uncertain outcome without bogging the game down with a lot of technical matters. The key thing to keep the game running smoothly, is the GM's judgment and his/her good sense to apply or ignore rules or die results for the sake of g...
by Malcadon
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Conan] the upcoming Conan film
Replies: 14
Views: 2992

SK is a quite decent film; almost good, actually. A few imperfections here and there, but overall quite enjoyable. What, it came out already? I need to check out movie releases more often. (I have not been to the movies as much as I use to be, mostly because there are too many movies that are only ...
by Malcadon
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Conan] the upcoming Conan film
Replies: 14
Views: 2992

Movies, like the LOTR trilogy and Sin City where a labor of love, and their makers where hell-bent to make it right. Bladerunner is a strange exception, as it was WAAAAAAYYYY better then the book. If they kept true to the book, then the overly long titled movie - Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep? - ...
by Malcadon
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Conan] the upcoming Conan film
Replies: 14
Views: 2992

I have seen SG Atlantis, and he plays you typical "proud warrior race", you'll find in most sic-fi shows. He dose stand-out, but the show is kinda boring, so its not hard to do. I have seen an (ambush TMZ) interview in which gives a strong impression that he whats to keep it true to Howard. I notice...
by Malcadon
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Legends of Kern
Replies: 19
Views: 4010

I can overlook poor grammar, but the whole wannabe-Drizzt-in-a-forest-of-cardboard-cutout-characters makes me loose all interest. Then to make a trilogy of it! I don't have the time or money to waste on mediocre doorstopers. From that review, it sounds awful - reminds me of the mediocre fantasy nove...
by Malcadon
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Name of the New Community
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

Sorry for the delay, but its up! It has a "community" theme, with each sub-forums named like a district of a large city - the sort, you'll find a sword & sorcery novel. I forgo the swords & planets/sanddles themes to make it a dedicated Conan gaming group, with plenty of side-discussion. I hope you ...
by Malcadon
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Name of the New Community
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

Damn, I cant believe I forgot! This poll is so passed finished, and its time to get the ball going! I changed Sups vote (other -> AotDG). Here are the results: 8 for An Age Undreamed of 5 for Alter of the Dreaming Gods 2 for Other results "An Age Undreamed of" is the winner! W00T!!! I'm going to get...
by Malcadon
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Name of the New Community
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

I just extended the voting to a group of S&S fans at the Howard and Hyboria sub-group at OD&D Discussion to those how are interested in joining. I will add their votes to ours when the polling ends. I go to a number old-school D&D communities and these guys are the nicest grognards around (if you kn...
by Malcadon
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Name of the New Community
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

Other (specify): Altar of the Dreaming Gods Altar with an "a". Gods are dreaming, not sleeping. Sorry about that. I submitted too soon - even if I can right the mistake, I can only alter the text on the post, not the poll. I meant to say: Altar of the Dreaming Gods . Sorry folks! :P By the way, its...
by Malcadon
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Name of the New Community
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

The Name of the New Community

Well, the debate makes things a lot easier, as folks seem to be split between two names (although you still have the option to pick something else). To get this going, I set this poll for a fortnight (2 weeks, ending around Thanksgiving Day) to give everyone plenty of time to weigh in.
by Malcadon
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: You Conan Players Out There--Which Forum Will We Follow???
Replies: 34
Views: 8191

I tried to make a poll on this site, but all I got was: You have tried to enter too many poll options. So we can do it here. I round-up as much names as could gather, and I cant wait for the new community to get started. Please pick one: Altar of the Dreaming Gods House of Om Out of the Æons Silent ...
by Malcadon
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: You Conan Players Out There--Which Forum Will We Follow???
Replies: 34
Views: 8191

Of all the names, I like Altar of the Dreaming Gods and Out of the Æons - more so the first. They are both are vary evocative, but Altar of the Dreaming Gods suggests a place were there are gods, but not to the point were they meddle in human affairs, akin to what Conan told Belit in that epic pillo...
by Malcadon
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: You Conan Players Out There--Which Forum Will We Follow???
Replies: 34
Views: 8191

I would have replied sooner, but I could not accesses the Mongoose site (it still is acting funny). I have been in contact with Thulsa, and he had the idea of running the new community though xoth.net, with me as co-admin. After some back and forth, he suggested this layout: Fiction (the fluff - org...