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by Hervé
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Would you switch to RuneQuest?
Replies: 22
Views: 2795

I think the system would need some reworking and adptation to reflect the hyboian world, as it has been done for the D20, but a RQ Conan would be far more appealing to me than a D20 one...
by Hervé
Tue May 25, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Ronnie James Dio: RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Ronnie finally managed to catch the rainbow...
by Hervé
Tue May 25, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What's the difference please?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

RttRoK has 80 more pages, focusing mainly on the Black Kingdoms. The regional maps of the 1st edition are almost all gone, though.
by Hervé
Tue May 25, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: TSR Modules that would make for great Conan Adventures?
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Many Al Qadim stuff can be adapted for Conan.
by Hervé
Tue May 25, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan RPG: My view of how it might have lasted longer.
Replies: 26
Views: 3581

It has nothing to do with the system, even if in my opinion the rules were way too cumbersome to attract a larger audience. The loss of the licence, combined with poor editing choices in the 2nd edition killed the game.

My two cents.
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What other worlds are an easy convert to Conan's universe?
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Necropolis is a D20 adaptation of an old Dangerous Journeys supplement. There's a lot of good ideas in it, but it still has an heavy high magic/big monsters D&D approach. Not too shabby, but not as good as I hoped it would be. For a better choice, and still from Necromancer Games, go for Morten Bra...
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Barbarians of Lemuria - An alternate Conan Rule System?
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

I agree. To my eyes BoL manages to capture the "Howard feeling" far better than OGL ever did. One goes for a rule lite heroic action system, while the other focuses on "anti Howardish" crunch and maths. Of course this just my opinion...
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: An Examination of Levels in the Conan game for GMs...
Replies: 22
Views: 3127

I'm reasoning differently. The experience system is loose enough in Conan to allow GMs to tailor their campaigns to their needs. If I plan to run a long term campaign, I give experience slowly, and on the other hand, I tend to be more generous with campaigns with a shorter lifespan. Generally, I dec...
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Great prices on Mongoose Conan stuff!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

What about spending a few more bucks and keeping your local gaming store alive?
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: GM Screen Compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Actually, the screen is very nicely illustrated, but filled with the most useless tables of the game, forgetting the useful ones. It's fully compatible with the 2nd Edition and comes with a nice (but wrong) giant sized poster map of the Hyborian world.
by Hervé
Mon May 03, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: TSR Modules that would make for great Conan Adventures?
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Destiny of Kings, with its non-dungeon/low magic approach can make a very nice Conan adventure.
by Hervé
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Fantasy Craft Conan Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Mmmm... looks interesting. Too bad I only speak Polish under torture... :wink:
by Hervé
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Summoned Demons and Death:
Replies: 1
Views: 653

I'll say that in the Howard novels, everything can die, man, beast, demon or god... They don't go back anywhere, except to the pits of Aralu! Sharing a same base game system is the only common point between Conan and D&D. Pushing the comparison further will be a big mistake on what the game really i...
by Hervé
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Critical Threats/Hits as AoOs/Free Attacks
Replies: 7
Views: 891

S4 wrote: For example, a low level character vs. a high level character--he needs a 20 to hit. The rule keeps each hit the low level character makes from being a crit hit. So where's the problem? I guess David had to score a critical to take down Goliath...:wink: I like the idea of a low level figh...
by Hervé
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Languages - Reading and Writing
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

I was aware of the literacy rule, but I deemed it a bit too D&Desque for me...
by Hervé
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Languages - Reading and Writing
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

Most characters generally begin illiterate in my campaigns, unless justified by class (mostly scholars, nobles and temptresses to a lesser extent) or background. I don't have any fixed rule for this (you know of much I like rules! :wink: ) and decide arbitrarily, case by case, if the character can r...
by Hervé
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Question about Betrayer of Asgard
Replies: 8
Views: 3202

*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD*****SPOILER AHEAD***** IF YOU EVER PLAN TO PLAY THE BETRAYER OF ASGARD CAMPAIGN, DO NOT READ FURTHER. Betrayer of Asgard is about the return of Logri the ...
by Hervé
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Mongoose en Français
Topic: Arrivee de RuneQuest II - livre de regles
Replies: 50
Views: 11789

hegan a écrit:
d'ailleurs personnellement j'achète en boutique et pas sur internet pour avoir un service "supplémentaire"
Un comportement responsable qui mérite d'être salué! :D
by Hervé
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Mongoose en Français
Topic: Arrivee de RuneQuest II - livre de regles
Replies: 50
Views: 11789

Tout à fait d'accord avec CramaL. Il me semble évident que le nombre d'exemplaires édité en VF soit largement inférieur à celui édité en anglais, d'où une augmentation des charges fixes. La traduction est un plus par rapport à l'édition originale. Là aussi ce n'est pas gratuit, d'où un surcout. Il f...
by Hervé
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What other worlds are an easy convert to Conan's universe?
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Phobos wrote: I´m working in some adventures based in Moorcock´s Corum and Elric, cause both worlds have got a very dark magic spirit and the foes are also easily convertibles =D You might want to take a look a the D20 version of Elric, which is sold for a bargain price on Chaosium site: http://cat...