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by Mach5RR
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Swashbuckling Adventurers - Are they Viable?
Replies: 27
Views: 12742

Re: Swashbuckling Adventurers - Are they Viable?

Yes, there are a few errors & omissions in that book. Probably the worst are the weapon tables; they've not been converted at all and are straight from MRQ1. Highly unfortunate. If I ever get my finger out and finish Stormhaven, I'll go through it and suggest some corrections. My biggest problem is...
by Mach5RR
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] How to handle the Feint
Replies: 2
Views: 6528

Re: [CONAN] How to handle the Feint

How do you guys handle feints in your game? If you have an NPC attack a PC with a feint, when do you alert the PC about the feint? What is your plan to handle the actual feint? The player gets an actual sense motive check to defend against being feinted. Sure, you could make your roll in secret and...
by Mach5RR
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Mapping Quandary
Replies: 1
Views: 2521

Re: [CONAN] Mapping Quandary

S4, here are a few reasons i can think of: While, Argos is considered a "civilized" land, that does not mean the entire land is "civilized". Don't confuse "Civilized" land with "entirely mapped out land. Yes, ancient towns would have been spaced about 10 or so miles apart, but the entire nation of A...
by Mach5RR
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Unimaginable Cimmeria
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: [CONAN] Unimaginable Cimmeria

Here's an example of what I'm talking about-- I speculate that there is much travel done in Cimmeria via the rivers, by raft or boat. It makes sense do to the difficult terrain of the country that waterborne travel would be faster and easier than by foot. But, normally, we don't picture Cimmerians ...
by Mach5RR
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Cosmopolitan Hyborian Age?
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

Re: [CONAN] Cosmopolitan Hyborian Age?

Look up information on The Silk Road . At 40BC you had the Chinese doing trade with the Roman Empire, who's touch spread all the way to England, while performing trade with the Moors coming up from Africa. Now, these were specific envoys and traders with specific goals and destinations in mind. In f...
by Mach5RR
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Unimaginable Cimmeria
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: [CONAN] Unimaginable Cimmeria

And, how much difference can you expect the Cimmerian clans to be? Are they all pretty much like Conan? Or do we encounter Cimmerians that are backward, feral, almost like Picts? Or, even more advanced Cimmerians, living in near-cities at the mouth of a gold mine? What are your thoughts about Cimme...
by Mach5RR
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: xoth cultures
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

Re: xoth cultures

Yes you misunderstand. The backgrounds are the same. However not all are suitable for each race. Sgb does not make it clear which backgrounds(primitive, Barbarian, etc) are suitable for which race(Kuthan, Tharag Thulans,etc). I believe that's because the original author of The Spider-Gods Bride, Mo...
by Mach5RR
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: So... thinking about Conan RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: So... thinking about Conan RPG

One last question... I'm deep diving into all these lovely books and I'm wondering about Sorcery. I'll definitely have one scholar in the group I'm sure - just one. But I'm curious, are most of the standard action spells (actuall all of them) Eye Range? The ones that can be traditionally called off...
by Mach5RR
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: So... thinking about Conan RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: So... thinking about Conan RPG

Thanks S4 - always a pleasure! Quick followup question: How easily can the previous stuff synch up with the second edition stuff? Are the new classes, spells, equipment, etc from 1st edition/atlantean edition books that I can use in second edition without any integration effort? Thanks It actually ...
by Mach5RR
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Running Wraith Recon with Legend ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: Running Wraith Recon with Legend ?

Looking through my copy of Wraith Recon, I don't think it's what you are looking for. There IS an adventure in the main book, but .... I need to clear up some misconceptions first. Wraith Recon are not assassins. They are Navy SEALS ... who use magic instead of tech. I don't mean that the kingdom wh...
by Mach5RR
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: CONAN RPG Atlantean Edition books for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Re: CONAN RPG Atlantean Edition books for sale

Out of curiosity, does your copy of Shadizar have the corrected map? (The one you had to ask for?)
by Mach5RR
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Track and Aid Another
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: [CONAN] Track and Aid Another

Thinking about it ... none Tracking ... is a solo thing. Think about it, in all those stories and history, when the army or a group is chasing someone, they don't send out a hoard of trackers. They only send one, maybe two, for the junior to learn from the master. Why? Because the more you send inex...
by Mach5RR
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Track and Aid Another
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: [CONAN] Track and Aid Another

Hmmmmm, if you are willing to borrow from Another Game(TM), I may have something for you. From Fantasy Craft: COOPERATIVE CHECKS When multiple characters work together to perform a task, they make a “cooperative check.” One character becomes the leader and all others become helpers. A maximum of 5 h...
by Mach5RR
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] The Spear
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: [CONAN] The Spear

No. No you should not. The advantages of the spear are already worked into the game. Spears are super cheap, since they are so easy to make. The simplest spear is just a big stick, with one end sharpened, and usually fire-hardened. The standard one spends a little time balancing out the body, and at...
by Mach5RR
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Re: The Spider God's Bride - Re-write DONE, FINISHED!
Replies: 209
Views: 19213

Re: The Spider God's Bride - Adv: The Swords of Zimballah

I'm curious, are you fixing treasure listed with these adventures as well? The Vault stood out in my mind as I have played it with the Conan conversions provided by the author, but there was one piece of treasure that tripped me up. I was curious to see if it had been updated in the Legend rules, bu...
by Mach5RR
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Earthdawn Third Edition...what is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Re: Earthdawn Third Edition...what is it?

I saw it being sold on Amazon.com but not on Mongoose site. What is it and is it still a supported product by Mongoose? Earthdawn is a fantasy game originally published by FASA. It is strongly hinted that it is an earlier age of the Shadowrun universe. And Mongoose is not supporting it, as they nev...
by Mach5RR
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Side vs. Side Initiative?
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Side vs. Side Initiative?

A person on another forum (where I brought up this idea) had a good point. He said, "It also has issues of needing to label the bad guys (in order for them to be pickable). There goes GM surprises. Not true. I haven't seen the system, so I don't know how it necessarily deals with these things, but ...
by Mach5RR
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question: Attacking Mounted vs. On Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

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

I wonder if an Improved Ride By Attack feat would be in order: I'm thinking of a feat that, if you charge by a target as you would with Ride By Attack, that your target gets a chance to hit you only if your attack is unsuccessful. That would be more along the lines of what I think of when I think o...
by Mach5RR
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question: Attacking Mounted vs. On Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

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

Hey guys, this problem is actually solved with a manuever from "Hyboria's Fiercest" p.75: Hit and Run You make excellent ride-by attacks. Prerequisite: Ride 10 or more ranks, Ride-By Attack Circumstance: You approached an enemy in the previous round. Effect: The mounted character can make an attack ...
by Mach5RR
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] Question - Metal Ore Needed To Make A Sword?
Replies: 18
Views: 5425

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 ...