'Barbarism is the natural state of mankind,' the borderer said, still staring somberly at the Cimmerian. 'Civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph.'

-Robert E. Howard
Beyond The Black River

Corrupt Cliffs

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cities in RPGs

In my last session of Conan, I had anticipated the players would not keep their characters in the city very long.

 They would show up, gain the information they needed and be on their way. Instead they spend 80% of the session there and have yet to leave.

 I found myself wholly unprepared for this. I quickly drew a map and gave them some direction, but I feel like I could have done better. Perhaps with enough experience it will be easier to pull descriptions and ideas for a city area off the cuff.

  If you are like me and are still learning to improvise, sometimes tables can help. To that end I created a descriptor guide for either small towns or sections of cities. I hope it is useful to people.

v1.0 is located here:


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Conan 2d20 - Part 2: Basic Mechanics

Part 2 of my series on basic mechanics for the game. Rolling dice and making skill checks!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Modiphius's New 2d20 Conan System

Another video entry.  We are looking at the new roleplaying game by Modiphius as well as Conan in general.  This will probably be a 4-5 part series on the game.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flavours of The Hyborian Age

As my players move within the Hyborian Age kingdoms, I am creating a single page document called, "Flavours of...." to help flesh out cities and encounters with people on the fly.

So far I have created..... Flavours of Turan & Flavours of Argos which can be found below

Flavours of the Hyborian Age

This link should be fixed now, apologies for the downtime on these. Note these are still very much an idea I have not completed yet.

I appreciate any feedback or suggestions people might have. Thanks for having a look!

Saturday, December 24, 2016