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by Aholibamah
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Black Kingdoms
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Black Kingdoms

I know Thulsa did a "Tales of the Black Kingdoms" review but I wondered what others here thought of it and whether or not I should get it.
by Aholibamah
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Adapting Call of Cthulhu Material
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Adapting Call of Cthulhu Material

Was there a thread about this kind of thing? In any case I wanted to adapt some CoC stuff for a Stygia based campaign I'm doing, particularly the Egypt chapter from "Masks of Nyarlathotep". Has anyone adapted stats, san loss etc from CoC for Conan?
by Aholibamah
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: GM seeking advice..
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Decker's questions are apt but I'll add this: unless the players themselves enjoying running combat units then what works for me mostly is narrating the combat and giving them interesting situations in the midst of it. (I did a combat like this recently in which a pc got involved in the midst of a b...
by Aholibamah
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What do my fellow GMs wish Mongoose was producing for Conan?
Replies: 17
Views: 4088

What do my fellow GMs wish Mongoose was producing for Conan?

If you could have a wish list for things that would be published or improved upon what would it be?
by Aholibamah
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Settings and Stories
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Concering parts of Stygia works well too. Which book is "Xuthal of the Dusk" in again?

And yeah, I remember Prince Kutamon in "Black Colossus" (which is probably my third favourite Conan story).
by Aholibamah
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Settings and Stories
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Settings and Stories

What are some of the best stories/novels about the setting, that describe places and peoples best? For example what's the best story set in Stygia? I think that "Hour of the Dragon" is the best for western Hyboria personally.
by Aholibamah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Plot Review Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: Plot Review Please

I wanted to run by people here a plotline I was putting together. Essentially a noble character is helping escort the future bride of a duke plus some retainers to a monastery where she is to undergo a test of purity. Unfortunately along the way the test supposedly goes awry and she apparently runs...
by Aholibamah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Plot Review Please
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Plot Review Please

I wanted to run by people here a plotline I was putting together. Essentially a noble character is helping escort the future bride of a duke plus some retainers to a monastery where she is to undergo a test of purity. Unfortunately along the way the test supposedly goes awry and she apparently runs ...
by Aholibamah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Nordheim Adventure Inspiration?
Replies: 23
Views: 4813

13th Warrior is an awesome movie for sure.
by Aholibamah
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Get your D&D out of my Conan!
Replies: 44
Views: 8294

Anyway I realize that the Harn system has flaws. I know that there are GMs on here who have no difficulty in whipping up whatever number of adventures or npcs. I do recommend using Harn stuff for that because you can download for example TONS of stuff from lythia.com for free and have it all ready m...
by Aholibamah
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Get your D&D out of my Conan!
Replies: 44
Views: 8294

The problem with Harn is that even fights with a single opponent have about an odds on chance of you ending up missing a hand and dying of gangrene - it's a totally merciless combat syetm that I don't think models the heroic style of Conan all that well. Gritty is one thing, but you have to be able...
by Aholibamah
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Get your D&D out of my Conan!
Replies: 44
Views: 8294

One system you could use to do that or at least the setting is Harnmaster. It has a largely medieval setting but there are also barbarians. There are elves and dwarves but they are mysterious creatures most people have never seen and consider to be legendary. Orcs (Gargun) exist but are similarly ra...
by Aholibamah
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Destiny of Kings and other Adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Destiny of Kings and other Adventures

This is an old AD&D module, but it is almost perfect for Conan. Essentially the heir apparent of a kingdom is on a pilgrimmage when the king is killed in a 'hunting accident'. The regent has begun a search for the heir, but secretly intends to rule himself with the help of a powerful nobleman, the D...
by Aholibamah
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Zamora?
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

I'd like to have that as well. Ideally a region being done consistently. On the other hand we have "City of the Spider God", "Lost Caverns of Acheron" having been done online, but a few more adventures and locales done like Arenjun would be cool.
by Aholibamah
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Dark and Gritty tips
Replies: 87
Views: 17521

I think that what was said above is quite right. For example if you have a chronology that says 'the village gets attacked on the 3rd day' but the pcs have decided to do something other than go to the village at that time then they're not there to defend it. Let them find a scene of slaughter or wha...
by Aholibamah
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Cinematic inspiration
Replies: 116
Views: 33768

Zulu and the Alamo are great siege movies. Especially the Alamo would be good inspiration for Conan since it features famous heroes among the defenders.
by Aholibamah
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The best Non-Howard Conan works?
Replies: 54
Views: 23538

The weakness of most pastiches of Conan is that the sense of who Conan is is weak. For example in Carpenter's and Jordan's work I've noticed that Conan is often depicted as a rather shrewd and cool customer. This is not Conan--think of the smouldering personality that unsettles even tough customers ...
by Aholibamah
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20574

I think as well that even in Cimmeria they probably don't go nude all the time. Probably it's a thing done in battle as it apparently was sometimes done by people like the Celts in ancient times--battles or rituals sometimes might require or encourage it. I'd suspect only in places like Kush or Styg...
by Aholibamah
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20574

Barbarossa Rosbart:
What actually happened in your slavery adventure and stuff? It would be interesting if people responding to my questionnaire gave me a sense of context.
by Aholibamah
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Mayfair Witches (Conatains Spoilers)
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Regarding the witches themselves, I'd suggest that they would fit the setting really. They're basically a somewhat decadent, doom ridden and rich family who are not big on obvious titles but have a lot of influence and wealth. I'd place them in someplace like Ophir, Corinthia or Koth and give them i...