I have been a Conan fan since I was 13. Up until then, the only fantasy I knew was J.R.R.Tolkien’s Middle Earth. But for Christmas that year, I got the Dungeonmaster’s Guide. At theback was a list of recommended reading. On it was this guy named Robert E. Howard. Luckily,my small town library had some of his stories. The first one I read was
The People of the Black Circle
. I was hooked. Hungry for everything Conan, I devoured this 12-book series I got for mybirthday. I scrimped and saved for the buck-fifty the
Savage Sword of Conan
magazine cost meevery month. And I even managed to, at age 14, convince my Dad to take me to the R-ratedConan movie. I didn’t care that the acting sucked; only that my hero had come to life, in 50-footglory.Fast-forward to today. Still love Conan. I am still a roleplayer (albeit very infrequently), but hadnever found a marriage of an RPG system and the Hyborian Age that I really liked. A couple ofyears ago I walked into my local game store and told the clerk I was looking for something simplethat I could easily teach my kids. He tells me about
.As soon as I saw the cover (of the first edition), it was like it was meant to be. Someone wholooked like Conan was on the front, in the background. I opened the book, started reading, thengot stopped in my tracks on page 16. It was Conan. It was then I decided I wanted to do this.So here is my Savaging of Howard’s Hyborian Age. I hope you like it.
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"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and in the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of,when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet"
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