What should I buy next?

Sir Hackalot

Mongoose
Ok, I have been considering buying yet another Conan book. I can only buy one right now so I was wondering if you have any suggestions.

The ones I was thinking about were:
Road of Kings
The Free Companies
Across Thunder River

Can anyone give me some information on these products?
 
Well, it depends on what kind of campaign you want to run.

Road of Kings gives general information on the entire world.

The Free Companies gives information on running mercenaries and mass combat.

Across the Thunder River gives detailed information on running games in Pictland and/or the Westermarck; it includes an adventure. Perfect if you want to run games there, not so hot if you want to run games in Stygia. This is my favourite supplement (Aquilonia - Flower of the West is my second favourite).
 

Bregales

Mongoose
There's another thread being discussed at the same time you posed this question: recommend supplments after the core rulebook?

Now then:
Sir Hackalot said:
Ok, I have been considering buying yet another Conan book. I can only buy one right now so I was wondering if you have any suggestions.

The ones I was thinking about were:
Road of Kings
The Free Companies
Across Thunder River

Can anyone give me some information on these products?
Road of Kings: great book. Kinda like an atlas or gazetteer, it has descriptions of all the lands of the Hyborian continent. Also has stats for many of the famous NPCs from [mostly Howard's] stories.
The Free Companies: well, the product description page linked to Free Companies pretty well says it. If you're considering military adventures or such a campaign, great. Otherwise, I'd start with Road of Kings.
Across Thunder River: this is a great resource. I only wish I didn't have two player characters who are wholly for destroying Aquilonia and hate everything of the west! This is a great resource for the western wilderness and the Pictish wilderlands on it's frontier. It is specific to the Aquilonian/Pictland border, has notes on cultures, environment, adventure possibilities, etc specific to that location.
 

Trodax

Mongoose
Sir Hackalot said:
The ones I was thinking about were:
Road of Kings
The Free Companies
Across Thunder River
Road of Kings gives an excellent overview and is great to have around to look stuff up.

Across the Thunder River is a more fun read though, and is my personal favorite Conan supplement. If you're at all interested in pictland, I'd probably go for this one. It rocks mightily.

The Free Companies is also good, but would probably be my third choice.
 
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