Conan and the Shadow of the Sorcerer Box Set

The King said:
This is almost half of the campaign! Can't you really provide one more book for a total of four? :cry:

Sorry, Matt was just wrong about the book count. The campaign hasn't been shortened and no material has been cut. It was always three books - he just got the number of books wrong.

However, it will hopefully be a kick-ass campaign set, showcasing some over-the-top Hyborian action in a variety of exciting locales.

I'm going to get back to work on it now...
 
The King said:
Darth Mikey said:
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Didn't you ever see the movie "Yellowbeard" ?
No I didn't, but I suppose there is a link as I just so on www.imdb.com this was a pirate movie and a comedy.

In the movie, the Pirate Yellowbeard escapes from prison and comes in search of the map to his hidden treasure.

Unfortunately, his wife had burned the map and tatooed onto the head of their infant son, for "safekeeping".

After the son, now an adult, and several comrades persuade Yellowbeard not to chop of his head, they all set out in search of the treasure.

The movie cast includes the cast of Monty Python, Cheech and Chong and many others. It is downright hilarious.

Anyway, it was just a joke reference to the movie and not a derogatory one at all. Hope I didn't offend you.
 
I wasn't offended at all. I though it was a joke but couln't understand it.
I can't even less understand how could I possibly miss this movie. I like the Monty Python so much because they have an hillarous way to explain history and still stay informative. Their jokes always have a meaning and it's not just plain silliness as we often see it elsewhere (I give no name this time).
Anyway thanks you for the info, I'll try and catch the movie.
 
Jason Durall said:
The King said:
This is almost half of the campaign! Can't you really provide one more book for a total of four? :cry:

Sorry, Matt was just wrong about the book count. The campaign hasn't been shortened and no material has been cut. It was always three books - he just got the number of books wrong.

However, it will hopefully be a kick-ass campaign set, showcasing some over-the-top Hyborian action in a variety of exciting locales.

I'm going to get back to work on it now...
Jason, I'am pleased to know you're working on it. Give us the best rpg campaign the world has even seen. 8)
 
The King said:
Jason, I'am pleased to know you're working on it. Give us the best rpg campaign the world has even seen. 8)

Ummm... How about if I just give you all the best RPG campaign I possibly can, and let you all decide?
 
Hey Jason! Congrats on writing this campaign! 8) I've enjoyed your posts and know this campaign will absolutely rock. One question - will there be any more PDF adventures put out before your boxed set :?:
 
Strom said:
Hey Jason! Congrats on writing this campaign! 8) I've enjoyed your posts and know this campaign will absolutely rock. One question - will there be any more PDF adventures put out before your boxed set :?:

Thanks, Strom! I hope it will rock quite a lot also.

I have no idea about the .pdf thing, though. Mongoose always seems to have several different things going on with each line, so it would come as no surprise if they did.
 
This enormously expansive campaign boxed set for the Conan the Roleplaying Game takes players from their formative levels in the seaports of Argos to the horrors of the Nameless Isle before throwing them into the dramatic chaos of the Black Kingdoms, finally reaching its dramatic conclusion in mysterious and secretive Stygia.

The King
Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:58 pm    Post subject:
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yeah! let's rock the whole Hyborian continent.

Sounds like it will cover a good portion of the Hyborian continent! I like the idea that the adventure ends in msyterious Stygia...by then you may not have any fate points left! :D
 
Will this be a "lead your PCs by the nose" type of Campaign? Where you read text box info to the players? Where, if it ain't in the box set, it doesn't exist? No brains required, typical D20 swill?

If so, then I'm saving my money.

If not, then great! I look forward in reading the reviews next year!
 
Odovacar's Ghost said:
Will this be a "lead your PCs by the nose" type of Campaign? Where you read text box info to the players? Where, if it ain't in the box set, it doesn't exist? No brains required, typical D20 swill?

If so, then I'm saving my money.

If not, then great! I look forward in reading the reviews next year!

When I met with Richard Neale at Gen Con this year, he and I were talking Conan stuff, including campaign packs and good scenarios.

He said "There was one for Stormbringer that I liked a lot - with folks stranded on an island. I point people to it as a great example of a Conan -style adventure." Awkward pause, then I said "Ummm... that was Slaves of Fate. I wrote that." He got pretty excited after that.

I've never written "lead players by the nose" campaigns or run those kinds of scenarios (except for Paranoia...), and don't intend on doing so for Conan.

There will be some "this happens" sequences, but those are usually just dramatic or plot points to guide the adventure, and I tend to give players lots of freedom in such instances.
 
Darth Mikey said:
The King said:
Darth Mikey said:
The original map was burned after it was tatooed on the top of The King 's head...


stagger, stagger, crawl, crawl...

:p
:shock: What do you mean there?
I just know that the Thurian and Hyborian histories soaked in my brains and have influence now on my every day life.

Didn't you ever see the movie "Yellowbeard" ?
I just finished watching "Yellowbeard. :lol: Excellent. Typical Monty Python. Indeed, they covered all possible periods.
The last film I saw from them was Erik the Viking that was also splendid.
 
According to the title ("Conan AND the Shadow of the Sorcerer" instead of "Conan: The Shadow of the Sorcerer") it is going to involve Conan himself in the plot. It wouldn't really suit my way of running the game, as I try to keep the mighty Cimmerian in the background.
 
Zeus said:
According to the title ("Conan AND the Shadow of the Sorcerer" instead of "Conan: The Shadow of the Sorcerer") it is going to involve Conan himself in the plot. It wouldn't really suit my way of running the game, as I try to keep the mighty Cimmerian in the background.

Your assumption is incorrect.

The adventure does not involve Conan as a personage in any way, shape or form.

There are some NPCs who know/knew him, but the GM can run the adventure before Conan was born, during his career, or even after his reign and eventual death. The adventure can be set in an alternate Hyborian Age where there never was a Conan, for that matter. He isn't a presence.

In the introductory section, a short paragraph describes running the adventure with one or two players, and the notion of using a youthful Conan is discussed. Another paragraph shortly thereafter mentions running it as a higher-level adventure with Conan and some of his sometime companions. Again, though, this is not connected to the plot.

I believe he's also on the cover of the box, but then, he's appeared on every cover so far.

I think the title was just to give the line some unity - before the project begun officially, I suggested a slew of titles, one of which was "The Shadow of the Sorcerer".
 
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