This free Conan Roleplaying Game Quickstart gives you an introduction to the 2d20 system, a short adventure, 7 pre-generated characters and an overview of the world of Conan and the Hyborian Age
This time, called the Hyborian Age, is an era of great antiquity and renewal, brutality as well as beauty. Kingdoms rise amidst the remains of bygone lands, places that were themselves swept away in cataclysmic upheaval. Forgotten secrets of sorcery, ancient artifacts, and devices of strange science lurk undiscovered in moldering ruins within the walls of lost cities, to be discovered by the daring or the unwary. Gods have flourished and been forgotten, but the great black vale of eternity remains, and within this outer dark are cosmic horrors of a scale unimaginable, their evil beyond all comprehension. Humanity has crawled back from mere savagery time and again, and nations stand ready to rage across the map, sweeping away civilization once more in a tide of blood and iron. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF CONAN!
is a brand new roleplaying game based on the incredible character of Conan and of the Hyborian age. ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN: ADVENTURES IN AN AGE UNDREAMED OF
The game line features one of the biggest line ups of major artists ever for a roleplaying game. Each book is a beautiful high quality hard cover book featuring a major commissioned cover art by one of the legendary names we have assembled along with truly authentic and evocative content by industry veterans and newcomers...
...all under the watchful eye of world-renowned Conan experts and scholars including
Jeffrey Shanks, Patrice Louinet and Mark Finn, working together to bring you the most authentic Conan roleplaying experience yet, focusing exclusively on Robert E. Howard’s original stories.
The core rulebook for
is a 368 page full colour hardcover book containing everything you’ll need to adventure in the world of Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan. It is based entirely on the canonical Conan stories, and uses the 2D20 system developed by Modiphius and used in Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Infinity, John Carter Warlord of Mars and other fine games. This tome presents character generation, the game’s rules, and a wealth of source material, including cultures, geography, religions, magic, gods, monsters, gamemastering advice, adventure seeds, and much more. This work has been developed by an all-star writing team, with close involvement by respected Robert E. Howard authorities, and is illustrated by world-renowned Conan artists.
All the supplements will also be in beautiful full colour hardback and describe the world in additional detail, presenting different styles of play from the phases of Conan’s saga... Thief, Barbarian, Mercenary, Pirate, the Unknown East, Brigand, Kingdoms of the South, Scout... and King. Other books will explore sorcery, monsters and demons, nameless cults, secret societies and fighting orders, distant lands, ancient ruins, and lost cities. The game line will be supported with a wide range of ready-to-play adventures and campaigns spanning the breadth of Conan’s world.
"You have, no doubt, heard tell of Conan... the barbarian who stole a kingdom with his red-stained sword-hand and crowned himself in iron... but the Hyborian Age knew many heroes... and Their tales are yet to be told..."
The 2d20 system is a dynamic, narrative system, designed to produce varied and interesting results from dramatic and action-packed situations. Characters roll two d20s, attempting to roll as low as possible on each one – the more dice that roll low, the more successes the character scores.You can download the Quickstart complete with introductory rules, adventure and pre-generated characters from DriveThruRPG to get a taste from Thursday this week.
Tasks will require one or more successes to be successful, and any successes scored beyond that minimum become Momentum, which can be spent to achieve a variety of advantageous effects. However, this can come at a cost: characters who wish to succeed can push their luck, rolling extra d20s to boost their chances of success and the Momentum they generate. However, each extra d20 comes from the character’s resources – such as stocks of arrows – or adds to a pool of Doom that represents all the things that can go wrong in an adventure, which the GM can spend to complicate adventures and scenarios and make the characters’ lives interesting.
THE GREATEST EVER LINE-UP OF ARTISTS FOR A ROLEPLAYING GAME: We have one of the greatest line ups ever for a roleplaying game including many legendary artists who have assembled for this grand task!
Brom ( Dark Sun, Magic: The Gathering, Alternity, Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Deadlands)
Sanjulian ( Conan Ace Paperbacks, Vampirella, Eerie, Creepy)
Carl Critchlow ( Batman/Judge Dredd, Anderson: Psi Division)
Simon Bisley ( Slaine, Lobo, Batman and Heavy Metal, Conan the Savage and Conan the Avenger)
Paolo Parente ( Dark Horse, Dust, Rackham, Magic: The Gathering, Mutant Chronicles, Monolith's Conan, Lord of the Rings RPG)
Aleksi Briclot ( Mage, Vampire, C.O.P.S., Conan: Road of Kings)
Val Mayerik ( Marvel's Conan the Barbarian and the Savage Sword of Conan, Brak the Barbarian, Throngor, The Living Mummy, Man-Thing and Eeerie, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay)
Daren Bader ( Magic The Gathering, World of Warcraft, Pathfinder RPG, Art Director for Rockstar San Diego on Red Dead Redemption)
Liam Sharp ( Judge Dredd, X-Men, Hulk & Spider-Man for Marvel, Superman & Batman for DC Comics and Spawn: The Dark Ages for Todd McFarlane, Fran Frazetta's Death Dealer, Red Sonja: One More Day)
Mark Schultz ( The Coming of Conan, Xenozoic Tales, Prince Valiant)
Tim Truman (Dark Horse Conan, Grimjack, Jonah Hex)
Phroilan Gardner ( Age of Conan, World of Warcraft)
Alex Horley ( Blizzard, Heavy Metal, Magic: The Gathering)
Tomas Giorello ( Conan The Cimmerian, King Conan, 2013 Robert E. Howard Foundation Award for Artistic Achievement)
Esteban Maroto ( Conan Ace paperback illustrations, Savage Sword of Conan, Red Sonja, Eerie, Creepy and Vampirella)
Tom Grindberg ( Conan, Savage Sword of Conan, Conan Saga, Judge Dredd, ERB's Back to the Stone Age)
Jose Villarrubia, one of the top colorists in the business ( various Dark Horse Conan titles including the award-winning King Conan, Alan Moore's Promethea, Dynamite's Red Sonja, and many more)
Giogio Baroni ( Dust Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu)
Jose Esteras (Conan Roleplaying Game, Infinity Roleplaying Game, Airfix Battles) PLUS:
Jorge Barrero, Josh Hass & Michael Syrigos
Modiphius has scored a leading team of Hyborian Age scribes to chronicle these adventures including
Timothy Brown (designer of the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons & Dragons)
Jeffrey Shanks (award-winning Robert E. Howard scholar and essayist Conan Meets the Academy, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies, Zombies from the Pulps!),
Jason Durall ( Basic Roleplaying, Serenity, The Laundry, Achtung! Cthulhu, World War Cthulhu, A Game of Thrones RPG, The Lord of the Rings RPG, Supernatural, Silver Age Sentinels, Amber Diceless Roleplaying, and Lords of Gossamer & Shadow)
Mark Finn ( Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard, The Barbaric Triumph, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies)
Vincent Darlage ( Conan d20, Member of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association)
Kevin Ross (writer, editor, and contributor to Cthulhu by Gaslight, Dead Reckonings, Escape from Innsmouth, H.P. Lovecraft’s Kingsport, Dwellers in Shadow, New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, Call of Cthulhu Investigator’s Companion, The Dreaming Stone, and more)
Chris Lites ( Dust Adventures, Fragged Empire, Paizo, Savage Worlds, Omni, Slate)
Lou Agresta (editor, developer, and designer of Razor Coast and Heart of the Razor)
Scott Oden (best-selling author of Men of Bronze, Memnon, and The Lion of Cairo)
Jeb Boyt (contributor to Blue Rose, Thrilling Tales, and other projects with Green Ronin, Adamant Entertainment, and Goodman Games)
Jesse Scoble (author and contributor to Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, A Game of Thrones Roleplaying Game, Dreaming Cities, A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying, Silver Age Sentinels, and many others, and writer for computer games such as Armored Warfare, City of Heroes, and Wizard101)
Sam Johnson (author and contributor to Miskatonic University 2nd edition, No Man’s Land, A Resection of Time, Dwellers in Shadow, Basic Roleplaying, The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, Star Trek: Planets of the UFP, and computer games such as Shadowbane, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Pirate101)
Mark Carroll (contributor to 7th Sea and World's Largest Dungeon, Green Ronin's Mutants & Masterminds, and Modiphius' John Carter Warlord of Mars)
Anne Toole (contributor to Steamscapes: Asia and Rocket Age, and computer games such as The Witcher and Wizard101)
Jennifer Baughman (contributor to World's Largest Dungeon, 7th Sea and John Carter Warlord of Mars)
Miri Weaver (designer and developer on the Fallen Earth, Dexter, and Saturday Morning RPG CRPGs)
Richard August (contributor to Small Mercy and Codex Infernus)
Steffie de Vaan (contributor to Chill 3rd Edition, Promethean the Created 2nd Edition, Changeling the Lost 2nd Edition, Cavaliers of Mars, and Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition), Other writers include
Elle Goff and Rachael Cruz with more still to be announced.
Sally Christensen (Cortex Hackers Guide, Firefly RPG, Leverage Companions, Marvel Heroic) steps up as Line Editor to keep the rabble writing proper.
Michal E. Cross our in-house designer will be handling the gorgeous layout fresh from completing the massive range of stunning Achtung! Cthulhu books.
Two leading scholars are helping ensure we stays true to the original stories;
Jeffrey Shanks, award-winning Robert E. Howard scholar and essayist ( The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, Conan Meets the Academy, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies, Zombies from the Pulps!) is approving all content, ensuring it remains true to Howard's vision.
Patrice Louinet, well known for his expertise and seal of approval for the Conan board game by Monolith, will be working alongside Jeffrey Shanks to ensure the Conan roleplaying game is of the highest standard. Patrice was Editor of the definitive, three-volume Conan series (from Del Rey Books (US), Wandering Star (UK) and Bragelonne (France). Awarded Lifetime Achievement award from the Howard Foundation (USA, 2014) and the Special Award from the Imaginales (France, 2012).
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