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by sgstyrsky
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Primal Land
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

The Primal Land is great. Though be warned: It's written with a more Clark Ashton Smith flair than Lovecraft or Howard. Situations and events are often meant to be satirical or tongue-in-cheek, rather outright serious. As a matter of fact, the first story in the Primal Land sequence is a send-up of ...
by sgstyrsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Turan and Hyrkania
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

Jeffreywns wrote:With the amount of stories and characters from this area I also hope to soon see this area given a sourcebook. For years many have stated their suprise at the lack of one so I know Im not alone in thinking this.
Maybe this is the Secret Project Vincent D. is working on...
by sgstyrsky
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Turan and Hyrkania
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

Seeker, Glad you like my stuff! Just an issue or two ago S&P also published a really good article by Vincent about Hyrkanian nomads. You should check it out. If you haven't already, read "Conan the Marauder" by John Maddox Roberts. It follows several elements of your campaign in the making, and has ...
by sgstyrsky
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Operation Azer
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Operation Azer

Hey Everyone,

Have you checked out the mission for WR in this issue of Signs and Portents? If so, let the comments fly.

Thanks.

Stefen
by sgstyrsky
Thu May 14, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Savage Sword of Conan
Replies: 12
Views: 3199

The SSOC collections are great. Not only for the stories, but for the quantity. You get 500+ pages for fifteen bucks. The b&w illustrations really fit the gritty pulp feel of the Conan stories, and Roy Thomas, the writer obviously has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Conan universe. It's funny. The ...
by sgstyrsky
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Creating a Temptress character
Replies: 60
Views: 10751

There are two good examples of how a temptress could be played, both from pastiche novels. The first is Lakhme from "Conan the Marauder". She is the typical schemer, playing several side against each other, but also so much more. She has the ability to get men to kill each other for her, and she is ...
by sgstyrsky
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: I am Mongoose, and so can you! (Riches and Profits from RPGs
Replies: 47
Views: 10710

Matt, Is this book geared more to publishers/game developers rather than the aspiring full-time freelance writer? I can imagine a freelancer has less work and/or capital outlay than a developer/publisher and probably only needs advice consisting on one word: WRITE! But, maybe not. Would you recommen...
by sgstyrsky
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What your favorite Conan story?
Replies: 71
Views: 11277

Strangely, my two of my favorites are ones in which Conan shares the stage with other characters: "Beyond the Black River" and "A Witch Shall be Born". However, I reserve a special place for "The Tower of the Elephant". The opening scene in the Maul, and the fight in the dark that ends with a stride...
by sgstyrsky
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and Cthulhu
Replies: 317
Views: 120529

Just a note- to those I promised the write up of my entries here I apologize for the delay. Been an eventful month to say the least. I have sent the Crimson Tome (as I call it) to be edited and it should be done by the weekend. And I will note I have surprise for it- a new entry! I am finishing up ...
by sgstyrsky
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thulsa presents: The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales
Replies: 53
Views: 16271

thulsa wrote:But today I got my printed copy, and I can confirm that the print and binding quality is excellent -- along with (I hope) the quality of the writing....!- thulsa
One word: Brilliant.
by sgstyrsky
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thulsa presents: The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales
Replies: 53
Views: 16271

Purchased the print version. I had no reservations ordering this one sight unseen. For those still undecided: Thulsa is an awesome adventure and game writer. His Mesopotamia source book was a trove of great S&S ideas and scenarios. For those wondering about Lulu: print quality is top-notch and they ...
by sgstyrsky
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Warrior's Companion: I hope it will fix...
Replies: 16
Views: 3551

Bryan, I'd love to see more tricks an animal can learn under the Handle Animal skill, as well as more information on how a borderer can employ an animal side-kick. (I'm thinking Balthus and the dog Slasher in "Beyond the the Black River", definitely two butt-kicking warriors.) And since we're on the...
by sgstyrsky
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Interested in adventures written by Thulsa?
Replies: 34
Views: 9178

In this book, there are temples, tombs, palaces, "empty" desert ruins, lost cities, manor houses, castles in the mountains, sunken islands, sprawling cities with bazaars and pleasure districts, and so on. And wilderness treks through desert and jungle, and adventures at sea. Oh my gosh, you are kil...
by sgstyrsky
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Interested in adventures written by Thulsa?
Replies: 34
Views: 9178

$10 for a PDF. I'd pay $20-25 for a POD version. I'd prefer the latter if at all possible.

In either case, I can't wait for this to come out. Thulsa, your stuff is always great and you do a fantastic job capturing the sword-and-sorcery atmosphere.
by sgstyrsky
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Pastiches
Replies: 55
Views: 10629

I just finished two Leonard Carpenter novels: "Conan the Great" and "Lord of the Black River". Both were entertaining. Carpenter is an accomplished prose writer, his narrative is exciting and never repetitive. The plots were similar (return of a long-dead god) and the final confrontations seem like ...
by sgstyrsky
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Stygian Giant Kings?
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Stygian Giant Kings?

So, they're not actually that giant then? How tall would they be? I collected a bunch of miniature plastic models of Indian, Egyptian, and Buddhist gods that would stand 10-14' tall in scale with regular minis. I thought of maybe using them as resurrected giant kings in some future campaign, but wo...
by sgstyrsky
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Scenario Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 3259

I respectfully disagree. Lions/Dogs do not have the "disease" factor nor the swimming capabilties of Rats. I agree when the creatures are more similar-such as dog to jackal or lion to cougar/puma. Giving them a disease is easy enough. I guess I assumed that went unsaid. I've found that its easy to ...
by sgstyrsky
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Temple of Yag-Kosha (adventure in Khitai)
Replies: 32
Views: 7819

And speaking of Lovecraft and sci-fi, I forgot one of his more sci-fi stories:

Herbert West: Reanimator
by sgstyrsky
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New Scenario Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 3259

I'm just bringing this scenario up to date before playing it but i haven't managed to find stats for giant (Large) rats !!!! Any one have any stats I can use ? Who needs stats? Use stats for a lion, but remove the claw attacks. (Or keep them. Maybe these are some nasty rats!) For something a bit sm...
by sgstyrsky
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Healing Hands
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

There's always the Healer class from Signs and Portents.