Conan

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 15th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’re halfway to the end. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. Not that the week’s been terrible, mind you. Just busy. Lots of things on my metaphorical plate before I get lots of things on my actual plate next week. But before we can get there, let&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 24th, 2017
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The world of Conan isn’t one filled with a lot of magic, but it certainly does exist. Sorcerers and wizards tap into spiritual energies of the gods and do wondrous things. In The Book of Skelos, players will be able to bring such magic and mysticism to their games of the Conan RPG. The new [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 29th, 2017
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Asmodee is giving you more options for when you bring out your Conan board game. They have posted up four new scenarios for you to try out. They’re free, even. So why not go check them out?...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 9th, 2017
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Sure, for us here in the Northern Hemisphere, things are heating up (or “hotting” up, for you in Britain). But down South, it’s getting cold. And to go along with that, Asmodee has announced Nordheim, their new Scenario Expansion pack for the Conan Board Game. Yes, I know it specifi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 6th, 2017
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In any 1-vs-many board game, the single player needs to have a lot of options to feel that they have a chance at defeating the others. The more varied tactics they can use, the more likely they’ll come up with something that the heroes (as they generally are) can’t handle. As such, those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 13th, 2017
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Robert E. Howard’s Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 3rd, 2016
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Another Saturday, another Review Roundup. It’s a calm and subdued Saturday here at the den. Just chillin’ for a cool, December day. So, let’s just head over to today’s articles. We’ve got: Rise of the Kage, Imhotep, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Conan the Board Game Revi...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2016
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You’re going to be getting a whole bunch of stuff in the base game box for the Conan board game coming from Monolith and Asmodee. Plenty there for hours of gaming. But if you’re anything like me, you know that after a while, you’re gonna want to expand out from it. Thankfully, there...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 27th, 2016
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As people have started to get their copies of the Conan board game from Monolith Games. As such, everyone else is getting a bit of a look inside of it in preparation for when the game comes out on November 23rd. But for those that don’t have a friend whose copy they can borrow, Asmodee [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 10th, 2016
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Robert E. Howard, writer of the Conan series of stories, was friends with H. P. Lovecraft, writer of the Cthulhu series of stories. The two wrote letters often. So, do you think that some of Lovecraft’s style would find its way into a Conan book? I think you’d have to look no further than...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 6th, 2016
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I swear this show is just screaming by this year. It’s already the end of Day 3. Today will be the last day for Gen Con 2016. As usual for Gen Con Saturday, it was a whirlwind of activity. There was roaming the hall, taking photos most of the morning and early afternoon. Then there […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 11th, 2016
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Games do well when they have support behind them from the companies that make them. Well, Modiphius is showing that they have their RPG line fully supported with a new living campaign series they’re calling Modiphius Frontiers....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 17th, 2016
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As I mentioned previously, when different games all take inspiration from and use the same source material, it’s potentially very easy for them to have crossover material. It doesn’t always come to pass, though. Modiphius, on the other hand, is making sure to create as much crossover as p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 26th, 2015
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Kickstarters sometimes end up at rather inopportune times for people. Maybe you just backed another project you’re really excited about, or maybe it falls in-between pay periods, or maybe you had some car repairs or something. Whatever the reason, perhaps you weren’t able to get in on the...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 11th, 2015
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Pulposaurus Entertainment has been running their Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter campaign for a little bit now. The campaign had made it over the $100k mark, but that was still below 50% of their goal. I got to see the miniatures at Gen Con and thought they looked very good, especially for pre-pa...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2015
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I’m always a big proponent of “try before you buy.” These days, most of us can’t afford to buy into a game without being sure we really want to play it. That’s why I always like to see companies post up rules for their game online. This is extra-crucial during a Kickstar...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2015
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About a month ago, I was digging through Netflix for something to watch when I saw that they had the original Conan movie. Right then and there, I knew what I was going to be doing for the next couple hours. The characters and world are so iconic, especially to nerds and gamers (of which […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 26th, 2015
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Cabinet Holdings has acquired Paradox Entertainment Inc. This new acquisition includes all of Paradox’s holdings, meaning all the rights for things associated with Robert E. Howard’s Conan world and characters is now Cabinet’s. In the past year, we’ve had a lot of announcement...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 26th, 2015
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Modiphius has announced some new big names who are attached to work on their Conan game. For the gamebook covers, they’ve got Ken Kelly and Tomas Giorello joining the team. For writing is also growing with Thomas M Reid, Monical Valentinelli, Kevin Ross, Lou Agresta, and Scott Oden. They’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2015
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Monolith Games is doing a crossover with their Conan board game and the Blood Rage Kickstarter. The Conan game will now include a scenario using models from the Blood Rage game, since they’re the same scale, same theme, and heck, even have some of the same concept artists! From the update:...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Feb 9th, 2015
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Modiphius Entertainment has announced that they will be making a new RPG game based on the works of Robert E. Howard. Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of will bring in some rather big names, like Timothy Brown (creator of the Dark Sun setting), Jeffrey Shanks (an award-winning Howard historian),...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 29th, 2015
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Monolith Games has listened to you, the backers of their Conan board game Kickstarter campaign, and expanded their Khitai expansion to include more. More what? More just about everything. There’s a new hero, a new game board, and a pair of new scenarios. The campaign still has a little less tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2015
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Monolith Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new Conan board game. The scenario-based game has several players playing as iconic heroes from Robert E. Howard’s books, while the other controls the various evil entities that stand in their way. The game even has solo modes, if...