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by Stygian Devout
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan in Austin
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

There have been some rumblings but nothing concrete as of yet.
by Stygian Devout
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: To the Hilt
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Spontaneously I was going to agree with you, but on second thought, I'm not so sure this needs fixing. Getting your weapon stuck in someone is normally not desirable. You want to keep doing like 1d10+4 per attack rather than 1d4 per round . So you want to avoid losing your weapon. And so, a bigger ...
by Stygian Devout
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: To the Hilt
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

To the Hilt

this is a really cool combat manoeuver, but I think it is broken to some degree.... "If the damage rolled with the weapon (before modifiers for Strength, sneak attacks and bonuses of any kind) is higher than the character's Strength modifier, the weapon sticks into the enemy" So this apparently mean...
by Stygian Devout
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Idea time: Espionage in the Hyborian age
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Idea time: Espionage in the Hyborian age

I've envisioned that the Stygians use their traders in various western and eastern countries as spies and general keep-an-eye-outers and frequently use exiled Stygians for this Interesting and of course a trader is a natural cover for a spy. But keep in mind the vast majority of traders would be ju...
by Stygian Devout
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Sword
Replies: 14
Views: 3460

Let's stay on topic here - the other bands mentioned are all well and good but none of them have quite the narrow focus that The Sword does on its sound. You might even call it one-dimensionsal, but in this case it's a good thing.
by Stygian Devout
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Sorcerors
Replies: 10
Views: 3661

Interesting... I think this could lead into a good question - What is the most advisable sorcery style for a Scholar to take at 1st?

I would have to say Prestidigitation myself, as Conjuring is a highly versatile and useful spell in the hands of a creative player.
by Stygian Devout
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Beastmaster class?
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

on the subject of Prestige classes, the Secrets of Skelos book includes several prestige classes which where present in 1e, as well as a new one for 2e I believe.
by Stygian Devout
Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Sword
Replies: 14
Views: 3460

The Sword are badass. They are from here in Austin too :mrgreen: They have been around a little while now, and are currently opening for Metallica on their tour so they have done pretty well. My fave tunes are Freya are Winter's Wolves from their first album. Saw them play a few weeks ago - truly ri...
by Stygian Devout
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: News about new Conan movie
Replies: 83
Views: 18308

I dont think anyone can beat the original Conan Movies, i might just be naive and granted i dont know very much about Robert E Howards creation except the movies and the few bits i read while laying out cities, cimmeria and khitai. But the originals were a couple of my fave movies, and Arnie really...
by Stygian Devout
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan in Austin
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

We play in Austin but I think the group is at capacity for the moment. I'm not the GM so I'll let him weigh in on it.

However I may be starting a separate campaign of my own... I'll keep you in the loop.
by Stygian Devout
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: So who makes the better Sorcerers?
Replies: 34
Views: 9943

Initiates of Set's mysteries gain several bonuses and abilities that increase their sorcerous power, the seventh mystery alone grants a +2 to all magic attack rolls, Indeed, judicious application of the gods' mysteries, as well as the cults available in Secrets of Skelos can grant substantial addit...
by Stygian Devout
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Knowledge: Zingarin Fencing School
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

I like the rules for fencing, you can really customize a fighting style with it. It would have been cool if there was actually a difference between the Zingaran and Aquilonian schools though, as game rules are identical.
by Stygian Devout
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Secrets of Skelos
Replies: 36
Views: 10033

One of the additions I liked was how the section on cults was expanded and, like the Knowledge:Mystery skill, provides benefits that translate directly into character goodies, like free spells, bonuses to MA, etc. The cult of Skelos is a good example of that...
by Stygian Devout
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Defensive Blast
Replies: 41
Views: 9063

That's a good point, and I think a clarification is in order - does the immediate action of a defensive blast actually interrupt the attack that triggered it? Or does the attack resolve before the blast takes effect? I always thought the idea of a defensive blast was to defend against such an attack...
by Stygian Devout
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Secrets of Skelos
Replies: 36
Views: 10033

I wish it could have been a bit more comprehensive and included the Sea Witchery style as well as some of the spells scattered about the other sourcebooks.

new favorite spell name : The Hour Of Your Birth, The Hour Of Your Death :D
by Stygian Devout
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Knowledge: Mystery
Replies: 32
Views: 6544

Well well, my humble post has yielded quite the bounty! I was at first hoping at most for a few tips on beefing up a sorcerer build but Vince's character stats are a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the NPC stats Vincent, those can undoubtedly be put to good use for my game's adventures in Stygia :twis...
by Stygian Devout
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Knowledge: Mystery
Replies: 32
Views: 6544

Knowledge: Mystery

The Stygia and Faith & Fervor books introduced this skill and details the mysteries of the Hyborian Age gods. The bonuses granted by the mysteries can be pretty nice! I think the detail put into the mysteries of the individual gods is pretty cool, and I find myself planning character builds around t...
by Stygian Devout
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Is the Conan RPG Screen usable with 2nd Edition?
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

sure, the info on it is pretty much 99% the same
by Stygian Devout
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Zamboula (and other questions)
Replies: 24
Views: 4626

"Zamboula is currently under Turanian rule" p. 314 of 2nd ed. handbook.

Several paragraphs of information there as well.
by Stygian Devout
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How much magic in your game?
Replies: 23
Views: 4608

Vortigern wrote: They are spooky SOBs. Even spookier if they have good intimidate skill.
Hehe my scholar had something like +15 Intimidate by 6th level.

Sorcerers in Conan rock! Spells like Blindness (opponents eyeballs fly from their sockets to your hand) seal the deal for me :)