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10/15/2017 10:03 am  #41


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Ghul wrote:

mabon5127 wrote:

Im pretty sure with the new subclasses there will be some experimentation by the players. I would really like to meet with them individually so there is no peer pressure or team driven decisions. So if it's 3 pyromancers 2 assasins and a berserker so be it. Let's go adventuring!

The purloiner has been a popular choice in my home game.
 

The fighter in my group liked the Purloiner since receiving his PDF.  We will have at least one. Steal and Heal has quite the appeal. 
 


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

10/15/2017 12:18 pm  #42


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

rhialto wrote:

The folded map from the back of the book.

Hah! I thought it was some Kickstarter goodie I missed out on. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png


"I, Satampra Zeiros of Uzuldaroum, shall write with my left hand, since I have no longer any other, the tale of everything that befell Tirouv Ompallios and myself in the shrine of the god Tsathoggua..."
 

10/15/2017 2:00 pm  #43


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

foxroe wrote:

rhialto wrote:

The folded map from the back of the book.

Hah! I thought it was some Kickstarter goodie I missed out on. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png

I have to say the T-shirt is awesome: I donned mine, immediately felt weirder...http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


"An intellect in full control of itself unfortunately must sacrifice that receptivity which distinguishes the primitive mentality. This is an evolutionary step I have, on the whole, been happy to make."
Jack Vance, The Asutra
 

10/16/2017 7:56 am  #44


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Ghul wrote:

francisca wrote:

Actually, I've made the decision to use AS&SH for eveything, from here on out.  All my home campaigns and FRPG con games will now be run with AS&SH.

Gosh, I'm flattered, Rich! I'm delighted to hear you enjoy it that much. Cheers!
 

You've done a great job with the game and the setting.  Plus, pretty much my houserule has been, "you can be any race you want as long as it is human" and my games routinely feature Lovecraftian, REH, Leiber, and now - CAS elements.  So, it just makes sense.

Last edited by francisca (10/16/2017 8:01 am)

 

10/16/2017 12:31 pm  #45


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

francisca wrote:

Ghul wrote:

francisca wrote:

Actually, I've made the decision to use AS&SH for eveything, from here on out.  All my home campaigns and FRPG con games will now be run with AS&SH.

Gosh, I'm flattered, Rich! I'm delighted to hear you enjoy it that much. Cheers!
 

You've done a great job with the game and the setting.  Plus, pretty much my houserule has been, "you can be any race you want as long as it is human" and my games routinely feature Lovecraftian, REH, Leiber, and now - CAS elements.  So, it just makes sense.

I totally agree with this. This game has checked all the boxes I've been looking for to run Hyborian Age campaigns. Best sword and sorcery game I've run in years.


"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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10/17/2017 8:36 am  #46


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

I'm looking to run a bunch of modules in the Gal Hills, surrounding mountains, and the Red Desert regions once I get and absorb the new rules.  Sadly, it will be a solo campaign, using the Mythic GM Emulator and the Scarlet Heroes rules.  Still, it should be fun!


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10/17/2017 8:59 am  #47


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

1970 wrote:

I'm looking to run a bunch of modules in the Gal Hills, surrounding mountains, and the Red Desert regions once I get and absorb the new rules.  Sadly, it will be a solo campaign, using the Mythic GM Emulator and the Scarlet Heroes rules.  Still, it should be fun!

Hey 1970!  I'm familiar with both of those products and particularly Scarlet Heroes is a neat take on the Old School rules.  I hope fortune brings many players of high quality your way! 

Will the characters be locals and with a Keltic background or will they be visiting from another area like Khromarium? I ran a convention adventure with Keltic characters in the Gal Hills.  Lots of fun!

Keep us posted as to how it goes.

Morgan


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

10/18/2017 6:33 am  #48


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Hey Morgan, thanks for your interest!

I'll probably have a main PC be a foreigner and another PC be a local.  Anything South and West of Gal is game, ethnically speaking, with Vikland being a strong contender as well.  I'm just now getting an idea of which modules to run in what order while resisting the urge to get too far ahead of myself.  I may just start with my 1st edition box set and adjust for second edition whenever it comes, as I'm pretty excited about this.
 


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10/18/2017 10:43 pm  #49


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Grimmshade wrote:

Starting a home campaign set in the Hyborian Age.

I am going to play up the connections between Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age and my version of Hyperborea. Hyperborea has been something of a creative obsession for me the past couple years but I will never forget my Howard and Lovecraft roots.  
 

 

10/19/2017 8:37 am  #50


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Brock Savage - I can see using Hyperborea with a lot of Hyborian Age connections being a really fun thing to do. I did the same thing with 13th Age. I used the world basically as written, but added REH Hyborian Age elements as well as Thulsa Doom and his Mountain of Power from the Conan film. It was a fun campaign that lasted 2 years.


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

 
 

10/19/2017 10:20 am  #51


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

1970 wrote:

Hey Morgan, thanks for your interest!

I'll probably have a main PC be a foreigner and another PC be a local.  Anything South and West of Gal is game, ethnically speaking, with Vikland being a strong contender as well.  I'm just now getting an idea of which modules to run in what order while resisting the urge to get too far ahead of myself.  I may just start with my 1st edition box set and adjust for second edition whenever it comes, as I'm pretty excited about this.
 

Sounds like a plan!


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

10/20/2017 8:14 pm  #52


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

Started my Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of the Hyborian Age campaign today. We all had a blast! I GM'ed my regular 3 player group. 

The party started in Aghrapur where the Assassin was given a guild mission to assassinate the Living Tarim, who was verbally opposing King Yezdigerd. They became distracted when they saw a Zamorian dancer sold at a slave auction, and rescued her. She actually had some info about the cult of the new Living Tarim, having encountered them before she was captured as a slave. She revealed that they believed in Hyrkanian purity and removing all foreigners from Turan/Hyrkania.
On the way to the abandoned desert border fort that the cult was using as it's HQ, the party fought a giant beetle that had ambushed and eaten a merchant wagon, outsmarting it with a trap that the Huntsman (Huntswoman) set. 
They were then ambushed by two tigers at an oasis, which killed one of their horses, and mauled the Huntswoman pretty good. She managed to pull one down with her whip, and with the other two PC's firing arrows and her mountain lion attacking at opportune times they won the fight. 
(I should mention the 3 PC's are only 3rd level, so these were pretty rough fights.)
They also found some rare (for the area) purple lotus to harvest.
They finally arrived at the fort and mingled with the pilgrims there long enough to see the prophet and self-proclaimed Living Tarim give a sermon. It was obvious he was using sorcery to sway the Turanians and Hyrkanians into cleansing the nations of all but pure Lemurian bloodline. They snuck into the fort at night and assassinated the Living Tarim (with the assassin succeeding at her assassination roll!).
They found a shrine to the Living Tarim underneath the fort, and what they at first thought was the Tarim statue glowing blue turned out to be a blue ooze daemon of the Outer Dark which had been putting all the thoughts into the prophets head. They killed the demon with fire and a "magical" ancient Zhemri dagger.

Best session of gaming I have had in a very long time.

Last edited by Grimmshade (10/20/2017 8:18 pm)


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

 
 

10/20/2017 9:49 pm  #53


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

This sounds pretty amazing!  Distracted by a Zamorian slave girl....happens to the best of us.


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

11/02/2017 12:52 pm  #54


Re: How many are starting a new campaign with the 2nd edition?

I don't think we'll start a new campaign, but everyone's pretty psyched to have the new edition. Aaaaand there *was*a little matter of a 10HD fireball in our last session of Maze of the Blue Medusa that pretty much took out everyone under fifth level, so there are suddenly some entry-level positions open. I think the plan for this weekend is to take a bunch of first-level new PCs out for a spin before melding them into the main party. Thinking either Luke Gearing's new Fever Swamp or Zzarchov's Price of Evil, though I'm not really sure what the players will elect to do.

Pretty sure a cryomancer amd runegraver have already been rolled up.

 

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