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9/29/2017 10:27 am  #1


AS&SH Conan Challenge

AS&SH 2e ranked very high in the Conan RPG Challenge I've been running on my blog. It's got a very good chance to be my go-to Conan RPG. Great stuff!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103023393131901177911/posts/AuPnUUZQSJ9


"But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood" -REH
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9/29/2017 7:01 pm  #2


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

I've been following your Conan blog for a while on Google+. Before I found Hyperborea, REH's Hyborian Age was my favorite setting. My Hyperborean campaign is heavily influenced by Howard's pulp fantasy and has strong connections to his world.

 

9/29/2017 9:35 pm  #3


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

Hey Brock - How long have you been running AH&SH? What are your thoughts on it simulating a Howard-esque experience? (I'm personally really happy with it, but then my first experiences with Conan and RPG's were in AD&D back in '82.)


"But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood" -REH
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10/01/2017 8:28 am  #4


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

Followed!
Your assessment is very accurate in my humble opinion.


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

10/01/2017 9:01 am  #5


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

Thanks Mabon!


"But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood" -REH
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10/01/2017 10:02 am  #6


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

Grimmshade wrote:

Hey Brock - How long have you been running AH&SH

Hi Grimmshade. I'm a heretic who uses a tweaked and reskinned version of 5e for AS&SH so I'm the wrong person to ask. That said, in my opinion AS&SH is the best OSR system out there for weird fiction and sword & sorcery. I especially like the xp system.

 

10/01/2017 10:12 am  #7


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

Hey Brock, I almost used D&D5e for my Conan Challenge until discovering AS&SH.
I forgot to mention the XP system in my review, but I think it fits S&S really well. A lot of people complain about XP from treasure, but for Sword & Sorcery it works fantastically. S&S heroes are always motivated by treasure.


"But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood" -REH
Rambling Conan Blog

 
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10/01/2017 12:22 pm  #8


Re: AS&SH Conan Challenge

I agree that granting XP for treasure and story goals plus reduced xp for combat drives home the sword and sorcery feel. Conan didn't treat monsters like xp and coin vending machines but that seems to be the D&D paradigm since 2nd edition.

 

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