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"The book succeeds in presenting an entourage of monsters and creatures from a range that is as broad as possible ... you will need Horrors of the Hyborian Age if you are gaming on Robert E. Howard's Conan and you design your own adventures." - Review


Horrors of the Hyborian Age is the definitive guide to the monstrous creatures inhabiting the dark tombs, ruined cities, forgotten grottos, dense jungles, and sinister forests of Conan’s world. This collection of beasts, monsters, undead, weird races, and mutants are ready to pit their savagery against the swords and bravery of the heroes of the Hyborian Age. 

Drawn from the pages of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, this roster also includes creatures and alien horrors from H.P. Lovecraft ’s Cthulhu Mythos, to which Howard inextricably bound his Hyborian Age. Other entries are original, chosen carefully to reflect the tone and dangers of Conan's world.

  • A variety of natural creatures, such as wild animals, dinosaurs, and living plant horrors. 
  • Elementals, golems, sapient magic circles, and other beings created with deep sorcery. 
  • Classic monsters presented with a Howardian flair, such as the siren, vampire, lamia, and mummy. 
  • Lovecraftian menaces such as Old Ones, colors from the Outer Dark, dimensional shamblers, shoggoths, and the abominable Tcho-Tcho. 
  • The monstrous off spring of the serpent god Set: giant serpents, the children of Yig, and the serpent-folk. 
  • New creature qualities and abilities, rules for creating mutations and chimerical horrors, and guidance for handling monsters and creatures in your Conan games. 
  • New Beast and Beast Master archetypes and backgrounds, and expanded rules for the Animal Handling skill. 
  • Stunning art produced by new and renowned Conan artists. 
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, the creatures here haunt the recesses of the Hyborian world, a menace to the weak as well as the powerful. 

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.



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Michael C January 14, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
Anyone else having an error where the phoenix symbol shows up as § instead? I have a few of the other Conan pdfs and this is the only one I've seen this in.
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Michael C January 15, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
And they fixed it. Awesome! :)
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Iriah W January 08, 2019 1:59 pm UTC
I am interested in the new archetypes from this book, specifically the Beast, can anyone tell me in broad strokes what this is before I decide whether of not to drop money on it? Thanks.
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Michael C January 14, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
The Beast is basically Tarzan or Mowgli. Someone raised in the wild or isolated from major populations who feels uncomfortable around people and "civilization".
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Iriah W January 15, 2019 12:44 am UTC
Cool. That was my guess. Thank you for the reply.
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Lee S December 18, 2018 6:08 am UTC
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John B December 17, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Ticket submitted, but table of contents seems jacked up (lots of '_GoBacks' and "h.<random letters>"..but nothing comprehensible)
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Matt S December 18, 2018 7:39 am UTC
That is the bookmarking, not table of contents. Just delete the bookmarks and create your own. It's not a big deal or an effort, plus your own bookmarks will work better for you. "submitted a ticket" smh
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John B December 18, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Relax yourself..i've never seen the bookmarks 'not' preset to chapters/contents/etc. much like the toc
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