ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN: ADVENTURES IN AN AGE UNDREAMED OF is an exciting new RPG currently being kickstarted by Modiphius.
Writers on the project include notable Howard scholars Jeffrey Shanks, Mark Finn, and Patrice Louinet, while the legendary artists brought in to add vision to their voice are a veritable who’s who in the fantasy field: Ken Kelly, Brom, Joe Jusko, Mark Schultz, Tomas Giorello, Cary Nord, Tim Truman, and a whole host of others.
The only names missing from the line-up are three giants that defined Howard’s Cimmerian artistically — Big John Buscema, Barry Windsor Smith, and, the pinnacle of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta. Granted, Frank and John have both passed on, but if it were my call, I would have licensed some of their existing art to complete the circle.
Regardless, this RPG is, to put it mildly, amazing. What sells it to me, first and foremost, is the care in which they are adapting and honoring Robert E. Howard’s most famous creation.
By respecting the source material, they honour the legacy of who I consider to have been one of the greatest American authors to have ever put words on paper. Robert E. Howard was a brilliant storyteller and Conan of Cimmerian one of those lofty literary icons that transcends pop culture.
The Oak Hill Dungeons & Dragons Club are proud supporters of this Kickstarter. With but nine days left at the time of this writing, our pledge has already seen an amazing array of rule and source books unlocked, as well as other items of extreme interest, including a glorious map of the Hyborian Age.
I’m still holding out hope that we’ll cross the £300,000 mark, but if not, our money has already been more than well spent.
Look, I’ll be honest, I’m an old school gamer who is a diehard fan of the d20 system. Modiphius’ 2d20 system is alien to me. It’s probably alien to you. But if you’re on the fence as to whether you should help fund this project or not, trust me… if you don’t, you’ll regret it.
As far as I’m concerned this is essential for every Robert E. Howard fan out there.