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by Jason Durall
Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the Shadow of the sorcerer boxed set
Replies: 212
Views: 57012

Hey there! This'll probably be my last post on this forum - it's clear that I'll have to go the "serial numbers scraped off" route for this and will likely just self-publish it - I'll distribute info on other boards (like rpg.net or enworld) when this happens. However, I wanted to address these comm...
by Jason Durall
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the Shadow of the sorcerer boxed set
Replies: 212
Views: 57012

A Modest Proposal

Thanks again to all the folks on this thread who've voted to get the project published, though it seems certain that Mongoose will not reconsider. I have a modest proposal, however, that might make a lot of folks happy. As anyone who follows US news might know, the city of Cross Plains, TX, has been...
by Jason Durall
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the Shadow of the sorcerer boxed set
Replies: 212
Views: 57012

Just to be clear, Mongoose is not publishing Conan and the Shadow of the Sorcerer.

I don't know what they have planned, but according to an email I received from Matthew Sprange yesterday, the project is still cancelled.
by Jason Durall
Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the Shadow of the sorcerer boxed set
Replies: 212
Views: 57012

Hey all - Thanks for the continued interest in the product. I came back to check on things, and am amazed to see the positive response here. However, I've been led to believe that as far as Mongoose is concerned, cancelled is cancelled. As noted in my previous post: ... I inquired if Mongoose would ...
by Jason Durall
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the Shadow of the sorcerer boxed set
Replies: 212
Views: 57012

It would still be interesting to heat something official to the WHY... There is no mystery to it. The project got off to an extremely late start due to some serious miscommunications between Mongoose and myself, and a lack of info I needed to start. It was announced too early (before I'd even submi...
by Jason Durall
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New release
Replies: 19
Views: 5728

I am anxious to see the adapted scenarios. I pushed for them a long while ago, as I felt they'd do quite well. Players aren't always familiar with the original stories, and enough can be changed to make them feel new and distinct. There's a considerable difference between reading about Conan doing s...
by Jason Durall
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and the shadow of the sorcerer?
Replies: 40
Views: 10147

P.S. No disrespect towards Jason, who's apparently finished it. I blame "The Man". :wink: Address all disrespect to me. The lateness is entirely my fault. I have valid reasons, but the deadline was blown in a spectacular fashion and for that I am truly sorry. "The Man" has been a model of understan...
by Jason Durall
Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Some changes to make Conan even grittier...
Replies: 48
Views: 12308

Raven Blackwell wrote:Ask Sutek and Jason- you don't want me ornery.
Since this means lengthy diatribes that I skip reading, I'm not generally concerned, until they reach the point of ridiculousness (like your five-page attack on, well, everything sexist, in a thread originally about a warrior class book).
by Jason Durall
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Some changes to make Conan even grittier...
Replies: 48
Views: 12308

Were Belit et al as strong as Conan? Maybe as deadly, but remotely as strong? You might say it's sexist, but I prefer to call it realistic. Women are, on average not as strong as men. It's a biological fact. Not very PC, but the truth. Doesn't make them worse, just different and therefore have to r...
by Jason Durall
Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: BLACK CONAN is back!
Replies: 32
Views: 27235

Awesome!

I've only read scattered short stories about Imaro, so it'll nice to read a big chunk of them at once.
by Jason Durall
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Some changes to make Conan even grittier...
Replies: 48
Views: 12308

Re: Some changes to make Conan even grittier...

Age: Every 5 years after a character's 30th year, they lose 1 point of Constitution, Dexterity and Strength to a minimum of 3. Every year a character's age is under 18, they lose 1 point from each stat to a minimum of 1. This would seem to run counter to having a character like the aged King Conan,...
by Jason Durall
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: CONAN pastiche + KERN trilogy: excellent reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

I've only read the first of the Kern series, but sadly, it was enough of a slog for me that I won't revisit that trilogy. I agree almost entirely with the review. The one novel felt tremendously padded, with inordinate detail given to mundane elements and a lack of a strong dramatic arc. On the othe...
by Jason Durall
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Adventure Idea - Nordheimer Undead
Replies: 9
Views: 3933

A recent over-the-top Thor comic miniseries had the Asgardian hero fighting a group of Vikings, who had raided a village in around 1000 AD. The village shaman, with his dying breath, cursed them to never find rest in any port for one thousand years. They arrived in New York City, one thousand years ...
by Jason Durall
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Adventure Idea - Nordheimer Undead
Replies: 9
Views: 3933

Sounds pretty cool, but I had some questions about how to really involve the PCs: If they attack the first night, and demand their gold, what happens if the PCs just hand it over? If they're after the NPC survivor, what happens if he is killed or the PCs give him over to them, along with the gold? P...
by Jason Durall
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Bran Mak Morn pastiche: Legion from the Shadows
Replies: 16
Views: 6395

Re: Bran Mak Morn pastiche: Legion from the Shadows

K.E. wagner wrote this book back in the 70s. Is it recommendable? It deals with the disappearence of an entire Roman legion in Caledonia - maybe it could be modified as an adventure about an entire Aquilonian legion disappearing in Cimmeria as a prelude to fall of Venarium. I forgot to mention how ...
by Jason Durall
Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Map of Gurps CONAN?
Replies: 40
Views: 11232

Re: Map of Gurps CONAN?

Does the English version of GURPS CONAN include a big extra colour map of Hyboria (like the German version)? Maybe I'll be able to purchase a copy, but one of the photos I've seen shows only a b/w map. Thanks for your help! BTW: Is there a .jpg of the English map (if in colour) somewhere on the www...
by Jason Durall
Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Bran Mak Morn pastiche: Legion from the Shadows
Replies: 16
Views: 6395

Ant wrote:KEW's Kane stories could do with republishing!
They have been recently republished in two nice editions, titled Gods in Darkness and Midnight Sun.
by Jason Durall
Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Bran Mak Morn pastiche: Legion from the Shadows
Replies: 16
Views: 6395

Re: Bran Mak Morn pastiche: Legion from the Shadows

K.E. wagner wrote this book back in the 70s. Is it recommendable? It deals with the disappearence of an entire Roman legion in Caledonia - maybe it could be modified as an adventure about an entire Aquilonian legion disappearing in Cimmeria as a prelude to fall of Venarium. After having read the Ke...
by Jason Durall
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Shadow of the Sorceror
Replies: 21
Views: 6078

By the way, does the campain stay as scheduled or was it augmented (or diminished)? If I remember the first time I heard about it, it was a 3-96 pages adventures. Hope you could fill in a new book to make up for the delay. :wink: It's a nine-part campaign. The original length for each book was esti...
by Jason Durall
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Robert E. Howard Days?
Replies: 27
Views: 6232

I'll definitely be there next year.