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by Old Bear
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Cimmeria book cover is sweet!
Replies: 72
Views: 14041

I don't see the Cimmerians as PC treehuggers either. Whether or not they had women warleaders is open to debate, based as much on a lack of evidence, but throughout Conan's career I seem to recall his personal preference was for wine, women and song, not some half-baked eco-theory.
by Old Bear
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Cimmeria book cover is sweet!
Replies: 72
Views: 14041

The current look of Hyboria's nations should not be 'blamed' on Mongoose. The decision to change direction on some countries, most notably Aquilonia, was made several years ago by the owners of the license. It's not a case of Mongoose 'succumbing'. They are doing what is required of them by the lice...
by Old Bear
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Zamboula (and other questions)
Replies: 24
Views: 4626

Going completely from memory I seem to recall that in Shadows of Zamboula the place is ruled by a Turanian governor or satrap (can't recall which although needless to say Conan pulls his bird) and as such it is under the dominion of the Turanians to a greater or lesser extent. Knowing the Turanians,...
by Old Bear
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

I think what it comes down to is that each group does its own thing, and has its own sense of humour. When I used to write Tales From Mongoose Hall there were many things I simply couldn't put in or didn't feel were appropriate. In jokes which to use seemed hilarious would to others seem equally as...
by Old Bear
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

that roleplaying is easily the most childish, both from concept and my experience of those partaking. I don't see that as a bad thing. Growing up is hugely overrated and is genrally only something you want to happen when you are too young to grasp the consequences. You only say that because you don...
by Old Bear
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

I think what it comes down to is that each group does its own thing, and has its own sense of humour. When I used to write Tales From Mongoose Hall there were many things I simply couldn't put in or didn't feel were appropriate. In jokes which to use seemed hilarious would to others seem equally as ...
by Old Bear
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

Not only did it not revolt me, I smiled and though, 'ah, those were the days.' That however, has absolutely nothing to do with an RPG session. It's like comparing steak with muesli - you may end up consuming both but you don't prepare them the same way or put them on the same plate. There is absolut...
by Old Bear
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

If it's not about getting them in the mood, then as IMHO it serves no purpose in the game. By your definition he should go on to describe the current tax rates in the city, along with the state of running water and whether or not they eat fish on Friday. The whole purpose of introductions is to deve...
by Old Bear
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

"You're in a corking tavern. Drunken whores are plying their trade actively, and they aren't much for wearing clothes. Whaddaya do?" That is just a small overview, mostlikely given at entering the tavern. As far as the whoring goes that's all you need. If a big man with a scimitar happens to be at ...
by Old Bear
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

Better still: "You're in a corking tavern. Drunken whores are plying their trade actively, and they aren't much for wearing clothes. Whaddaya do?"

:wink:
by Old Bear
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How *mature* is your Conan?
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

They're roleplayers. Half of them will have passed out from over-excitement by the time he finishes, no matter how old they are.
by Old Bear
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Khitai: WHY?
Replies: 76
Views: 15426

Ah, I didn't make the staff writer or Unknown East connection. The latter is a good sign, as I liked Unknown East. 8) The link to Turan is wrong though. The pressure westwards comes from the Hyrkanians. They are the growing power, very much along the lines of the Mongols. That's why I always though...
by Old Bear
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Khitai: WHY?
Replies: 76
Views: 15426

My guess would be they had a writer with a good draft handy. Also right now faux China is likely more popular than faux horse nomads etc. (much as I would also like a Turan book). This could be a fun book. Chinese RPG books tend to be a bit dry and historical or over the top wuxia. I'd like a more ...
by Old Bear
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Khitai: WHY?
Replies: 76
Views: 15426

I know Lawrence well from a professional viewpoint and I've also spent time with him in person. Firstly, he's the cleverest person I have met for some time. Second, he's a grown man with a mature attitude, which means he isn't going to be hung up on his own ego like many younger writers can. I for o...
by Old Bear
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Khitai: WHY?
Replies: 76
Views: 15426

Turan and Hyrkania were always the ones I wanted to see published, along with Nemedia so that players could game during Hour of the Dragon in detail.
by Old Bear
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How do you pronounce Belit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4777

I have rather naively always said what I see: BEL-IT.
by Old Bear
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: When's S&P 57 out?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

No idea about the photos, I'm afraid.
by Old Bear
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: When's S&P 57 out?
Replies: 28
Views: 9575

Shadow Queen wrote:or the Earth Centauri war
I'm afraid that is unlikely to happen. Russell took all the notes and was pencilled in to write it up - unless Matthew can convince him to do it in his spare time (he's working for Honda R&D now). Sorry.
by Old Bear
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Matt's Blog: Ringing the Call to Arms
Replies: 73
Views: 14553

Hey, whaddayamean?
by Old Bear
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Matt's Blog: Ringing the Call to Arms
Replies: 73
Views: 14553

lastbesthope wrote:I just need her to do one more Mongoose event so I can get her to sign her Playboy.

LBH
If you'd have been smart you'd have got me to get it for you while she was fondling my bottom. :wink: