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9/29/2019 2:19 pm  #1


Where is Stygia and Kush?

I was lucky enough to buy the core rules pdf yesterday (Humble Bundle) for less than £2. What an interesting setting AS&SH has! 

But I was expecting there would be a Stygia / Kush type desert region in Hyperboreas but there isn't. The closest fit is the Diamond Desert but that doesn't really meet my expectations. I was more hoping for a hot sandy area with dunes, oasis, and brooding sorcerer-kings and such.

EDIT: Actually, upon another read, the Diamond Desert does more than less fit the criteria. I think first time I  read that passage of text, I read stuff about many diamond deposits, and instantly thought the desert was like, 95% diamonds and 5% sand!

Also, does anyone know where I can download a map of the setting? I did a search but to my surprise, I came up empty.

Thanks all. 

Last edited by Sir Vival (9/29/2019 2:36 pm)

 

9/29/2019 7:14 pm  #2


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

Welcome to the forum! As you have no doubt deduced by now, the Hyperborea of AS&SH is not intended to be the Hyperborea of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age. It contains a mix of influences that include but are not limited by Robert's work, including Greek mythology. The map can be purchased separately at DriveThru:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/290139/Map-of-Hyperborea?src=newest

Thanks!
Jeff T.
 


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9/30/2019 12:42 pm  #3


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

Ok thank you.

Does a map come with the hard copy?

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9/30/2019 1:45 pm  #4


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

Sir Vival wrote:

Ok thank you.

Does a map come with the hard copy?

Yes, it is a 32 x 40-inch map.


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10/02/2019 9:16 pm  #5


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

And the map is awesome!


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10/05/2019 3:45 pm  #6


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

Might be worth mentioning that, imho (and a few others 'bout these parts) that the AS&SH engine works swimmingly with games set in and around the Hyborian Age of Conan.


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10/06/2019 8:56 am  #7


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

And it's much easier to master (at least for grognards like me) than the Modiphius 2d20 game, which we fiddled with and abandoned.


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10/06/2019 9:05 am  #8


Re: Where is Stygia and Kush?

And much more fluid with muscle memory than Tsr's too.


 
 

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