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by Old Bear
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Progress of the project ?
Replies: 15
Views: 11033

even conan often had to use a ally or retreat to find a sorcerrers soft spot to slay him :wink: mages were very,very powerful and by design and pact not thought of as mere humans :twisted: Even with a half-baked hypnotist like the Magus of the Sons of Yezm, he was in deep trouble until Nanaia screa...
by Old Bear
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Progress of the project ?
Replies: 15
Views: 11033

I've always felt that Howard intended magic to be a dark and dangerous undertaking. One that required the selling off of bits of a person's soul in order to gain greater power. The standard form of D&D magic would never capture the feel of this loss of self. I cannot wait to see S&P 3 to get an ide...
by Old Bear
Mon Sep 15, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: A look at technology levels
Replies: 26
Views: 13405

When he gets promoted to general of the army of Khauran, Conan is put into plate which he subsequently removes before the battle against Natohk. Yeah, though apparently he would have worn plate for the initial battle in The Hour of the Dragon, had he been capable of fighting. I took this to mean in...
by Old Bear
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Which authors will you use
Replies: 40
Views: 18555

Yeah. I agree, generally. There are good aspects even to that story, but generally it's not one I was keen to re-read to see if there were any insights into the Hyborian Age I'd missed the first time! If we accept the standard chronology, though, Conan had just lost Belit at the time of the VoLW --...
by Old Bear
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: A look at technology levels
Replies: 26
Views: 13405

(forgive my memory if I am mixing authors here....) I do recall there being mention of chain mail and a chain shirt covering his torso is about as heavy as Conan wore. but I dont recall any plate mail being used. When he gets promoted to general of the army of Khauran, Conan is put into plate which...
by Old Bear
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Which authors will you use
Replies: 40
Views: 18555

Perhaps it can be looked at from this angle.... Is there enough Howard material alone to support a game lisence? Rulebook. A few setting/kingdom suppliments. etc. How much time will it take to look up facts to be sure that info is Howards and not someone elses before it goes in a book and would it ...
by Old Bear
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: A look at technology levels
Replies: 26
Views: 13405

The Blade of Conan was a collection of articles that orginally appeared in the old Conan fanzine AMRA. The fanzine was published from the late 60's through the mid 70's. I was a bit young for Amra, although I read a couple of issues. The question is, how does it stand for canon? Is it the opinion o...
by Old Bear
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Which authors will you use
Replies: 40
Views: 18555

The more interesting de Camp and Carter material might well make for a good supplement or two, though. By that I am assuming you mean the stories written about Conan after he becomes king. Don't forget that Sprague de Camp and Carter contributed City of Skulls in the Lancer release of Conan. They a...
by Old Bear
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: A look at technology levels
Replies: 26
Views: 13405


Is it better than Stygian steel then?
Yes.
Hopefully I can find my copy of Blade of Conan that included an article on the various levels of technology in the Hyborian age. If I find it I'll put up an abridged version.
Sounds good. That's one I haven't read.
by Old Bear
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: A look at technology levels
Replies: 26
Views: 13405

Given the time period that the stories are set in, and the fact that weapons smithing is so advanced, here is my take on why the weapons made in Akbitana are so advanced over those made in other areas. The smiths use a secreat ingredent, added to the forge fires and coated to the iron while forging...
by Old Bear
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Which authors will you use
Replies: 40
Views: 18555

Luckily (or sadly) I am the only one in our group that has read any Conan stories. This gives me a little free reign as to what to slip in and out without the players knowing. Howard, Lin Carter, and De Camp seem like good material. I gathered from the article though that the later two are Conanati...
by Old Bear
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Progress of the project ?
Replies: 15
Views: 11033

Re: Progress of the project ?

Areus wrote:Hiya! Why not posting some information about the progress of making Conan RPG ? Not that we all know when the game is about to be released, but it would still be nice to know where you guys are going..... :?:
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