Tag Archives | Robert E. Howard

When I was a Fighting-man… Part II

So the theme of my last post was “What was Howard’s intention with the characters in his Conan Stories?” Since Howard predates RPGs (and was an influence on them) the only conclusion one can draw is that Howard didn’t have RPG statistics in mind. In storytelling the hero is always strong enough to succeed. She […]

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A Barbarian of Barbarians …

… a tall man, mightily shouldered and deep of chest, with a massive corded neck and heavily muscled limbs… his eyes a volcanic blue that smoldered as if with some inner fire… … he moved with the ease of a great tiger… … the vitality and endurance of the wild were his… … he was […]

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Grisly Incantations

Since I plan on writing a post concerning magic in the Hyborian Age at a much later time I want to start collecting some opinions on the topic. I’m going to save my opinion on how the system should work until later but in the meantime I want to discuss some of my thoughts on […]

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An Age Undreamed of…

So I want to take this time to provide a short outline of the posts I intend to write. I think it’s important to have a plan especially with a project this big. There are already a plethora of d20 and Hyborian Age sources to reference. Hex Ox also reminded me of the d20 Hyborian […]

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Hither came Conan… Part 3

So it’s already been a longer post than I intended it to be. In fact with all the suggestions for systems it has become very obvious that I lack the resources to purchase every game that might work for my ultimate goal. I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. Your interest in this project is […]

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Hither came Conan… Part 2

First off let me apologize for posting this so late. I was sick last week and just didn’t have the capacity to focus on reading and writing. Many readers of my previous post, understanding that I planned on tackling the topic of systems in this one, suggested a fair number of resources that might assist […]

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Hither came Conan… Part 1

Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. I am a serious fan of Robert E. Howard. I’ve read all of Howard’s Bran Mak Morn, Kull the conqueror, Solomon Kane, and Conan stories. So imagine my joy when In 2004 Mongoose […]

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