Bannacor
 member, 123 posts
Mon 5 Sep 2016
at 20:00
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
 Greetings,

 I have been a huge fan of the Conan the Barbarian stories over the years. The world created by Robert E Howard, and the authors that followed made a world rich in culture and adventures. From the frozen lands of Asgard,Cimmeria, down through the civilized lands of Aquilonia, Zingara, to the city states of Shem,the ancient tombs and deserts of Stygia,and finally to the steaming jungles of the Black Kingdoms. The world of Hyboria cries out for stalwart men of iron and courage,to brave the dangers of these lands.

 Be you a Barbarian from one of the northern lands,with muscles and a naked broad sword, to a Knight of one of the civilized lands. Even a Sorcerer, practicing the arcane arts in a dark tomb of Stygia. All these things are the world that Robert E.Howard created.

 I am looking for a GM that has the same knowledge and love of the Conan novels and the land he walked in, as I do. I seek to rp a character in this world,and the concept can be discussed with any potential GM that is kind enough to respond to this add.

 Thank you for your time and attention. May Mitra watch over you.

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boethius
 member, 1 post
Mon 5 Sep 2016
at 22:39
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 1):

I'm new to this site but quite familiar with Howard's stories and a veteran of several RPG systems that would work well for the setting.

It also happens that I'd been considering setting up a Hyborian Age game--if you're willing to work with a GM learning the ropes of RPOL, I'd certainly be willing to run a sword and sorcery campaign.
Bannacor
 member, 124 posts
Mon 5 Sep 2016
at 22:57
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
 I am a vet of RPOL, but some of the GM controls still frustrate me. Hell yes!...ahem.... I mean indeed, I am more then willing to work with you. THANK YOU for responding.

 I have read most of the Conan stories over the years,paper back wise. Never got into comics since I was a kid,but I hear they are good.

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boethius
 member, 2 posts
Mon 5 Sep 2016
at 23:56
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 3):

Ok, I will put something together here shortly to advertise in the 'Wanted - Players' forum. (I'm thinking maybe 3 PCs total for a full party?)

To that end: do you have any system preferences, since you initially proposed the game? I'm thinking one of these, in descending order of preference...

- On Mighty Thews
- Barbarians of Lemuria
- Dungeon World
- Fate Core

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Bannacor
 member, 125 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:07
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 Gulp!. In my zeal to get a Game set in Hyboria, I totally forgot about a system to use. Are any of t hem in free pdf?
boethius
 member, 3 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:18
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 5):

On Mighty Thews is available as a $5 PDF (https://onmightythews.com/) although the "play aids" link on the front page of that site (https://dl.dropboxusercontent....hews%20Play-Aids.pdf) provides what is essentially a free summary/quickstart of the rules.

It's geared toward sword & sorcery (which is why I listed it first), and I expect that as the GM I'd be calling for dice rolls as dramatically necessary/useful anyway, no matter what system we used.

Dungeon World has its rules available for free online (http://book.dwgazetteer.com/).

Fate Core has its rules available for free online (https://fate-srd.com/).
Bannacor
 member, 126 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:26
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 I vote for free.
boethius
 member, 4 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:39
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 7):

No worries. I'll use On Mighty Thews but there should be no need for anyone to purchase the PDF if they look at the "Play Aids" PDF I linked. I'll clarify the steps in the 'Making a Character' column on p. 1 in the game forum.
Bannacor
 member, 127 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 01:57
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
 Ok, Do you have any idea where you might start the characters?

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boethius
 member, 5 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 03:06
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 9):

At the moment, I'm thinking a city in Turan (maybe Aghrapur or Samara?), but I'm totally open to suggestions if there's some location in particular you'd like.

This message was last edited by the user at 03:08, Tue 06 Sept 2016.

Bannacor
 member, 128 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 03:23
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.

 Cities in the empire of Turan, I am good with that,as many of the best Conan stories, took place in the Desert. Do you care what part of the world a character comes from?
boethius
 member, 7 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 03:27
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Bannacor (msg # 11):

Not at all!

I've also made a post in the 'Wanted - Players' forum and tried to add you directly to the game (I hope it was successful).
Bannacor
 member, 129 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 03:40
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
 It worked, you run the GM controls better then I do. I am thinking of playing someone from Nemedia. A once upon a time Man at Arms for some Noble or other. He got involved in some intrigue or another and had to leave in a hurry.
Xhaosdaemon
 member, 111 posts
Tue 6 Sep 2016
at 19:11
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Sounds like an interesting system, but there is no posting in the "Wanted - Players" forum...
boethius
 member, 8 posts
Wed 7 Sep 2016
at 02:58
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Xhaosdaemon (msg # 14):

The game already filled up, sorry.
Bannacor
 member, 252 posts
Wed 17 Apr 2019
at 02:16
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
Hermeticas
 member, 47 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2019
at 20:20
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Interested.
helvorn
 member, 87 posts
Mon 22 Apr 2019
at 03:57
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Interested as well.
Bannacor
 member, 254 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2019
at 15:23
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
Hermeticas
 member, 49 posts
Thu 25 Apr 2019
at 00:19
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Still interested.
Bannacor
 member, 256 posts
Sun 16 Jun 2019
at 22:06
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
MeRK
 member, 24 posts
Mon 17 Jun 2019
at 21:23
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.

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Bannacor
 member, 258 posts
Sat 20 Jul 2019
at 13:04
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
Bannacor
 member, 263 posts
Fri 30 Aug 2019
at 21:01
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
Bannacor
 member, 264 posts
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 20:58
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
bump
Bannacor
 member, 265 posts
Fri 20 Sep 2019
at 19:59
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Bump
Kyndig
 member, 11 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2019
at 15:30
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Im a big fan of it too.  And im thinking about this.  I wouldn’t mind some rmail talk.
RaptureChristian
 member, 2 posts
 Old-school GM.
 Supers enthusiast.
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 12:35
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Kyndig (msg # 27):

Hey there! Did you guys find a DM yet?
Kyndig
 member, 12 posts
Tue 1 Oct 2019
at 13:04
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Im not sure the OP is still interested.  He never contacted me via rmail.
RaptureChristian
 member, 3 posts
 Old-school GM.
 Supers enthusiast.
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 02:31
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
In reply to Kyndig (msg # 29):

Well, if it ever resurfaces, color me interested. :)
Bannacor
 member, 274 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 01:04
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
 Still interested in finding a GM to run a game in Conan's Hyboria, It can either be solo or small party.

 Thank you.

Bump

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johndstuart
 member, 8 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 18:35
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
I have an adventure set in that world about 50 years after Conan vanished.

Appointment in Zamora starts out along the Road of Kings. The PC's are hired as caravan guards headed east towards Agraphur. Here's the invitation I created at Yahoo groups:

“Fighters! Fighters wanted!” The caller was an older man dressed in the robes of a desert nomad with a fine scimitar at his belt and the gleam of gold on his fingers and the glitter of jewels in his ears.

“You, lad, you look like a strong young fellow. How about signing on with me? I've a caravan headed out tomorrow, going east along the Road of Kings. We'll travel through Corinthia and Zamora, and then on to Agrhapur on the shores of the Inland Sea. You'll see the sights. Come home with a pocket full of gold coins and stories to tell your grand children."

The old man looked tough enough, but the huge warrior who strode along a pace or two behind him with skin as black as coal looked as if he could take on a squadron or troopers single handedly with a fair chance of winning the bout. The bodyguard scowled at anyone who came within a pace or two of his charge, and if the trespasser should miss the warning somehow, the Shemite extended a thick knobby club to push him away.

“No, no, Jubal!” cried the old man. “This heroic fellow is going to sign up with us, aren't you young man? I'll pay you ten gold lions right now, and fifty more when we arrive in Agrhrapur.”

He lifted a leather purse that jingled with the dull tone of heavy coins.

“Are you a fighter? Or a ranger? Perhaps a barbarian?” He looked the young man over carefully.

OOC: I'm putting together a caravan to travel along the Road of Kings in Hyboria. This is the age of Conan the Barbarian. We will be using the Pathfinder Core Rulebook as the bible, and all Player Characters will start out at Level 1. The primary opening I have is for guards, who must be Fighters, Rangers or Barbarians. I will accept passengers and merchants, willing to pay their way for protection on the open road, but they must have a solid back story, and the means to pay. Even these characters are restricted to Level 1, and I will accept no magic users of any kind. No wizards, no sorcerers, no clerics, no druids, no bards. No magic users of any kind. This is the world of Robert Howard and magic is very thin on the ground, and really nasty when you come across it. (Think Call of Cthulhu magic.)

One more stricture: Only humans need apply. The world of Conan has no demi-humans. No elves, no dwarves, no halflings, no gnomes, no orcs.

Weapons & Armor

Keep it simple. These are the items you will have ready access to:

Knives, axes, spears, self-bows, slings, leather armor (boiled or studded), hide armor

These items will cost two to three times their price in the Player's Guide:

Swords, chain mail, crossbows


If you can stand all the No's, I think I can offer you a good story and many adventures.
Bannacor
 member, 275 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 21:52
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.

 Let's talk.
johndstuart
 member, 10 posts
Fri 7 Feb 2020
at 02:30
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
Just added Appointment in Zamora to the new games section. Hope to see you all there.
helvorn
 supporter, 91 posts
Sat 8 Feb 2020
at 04:35
Conan the Barbarian, Hyborian Kingdoms.
I threw my hat in the ring.