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The Book of Skelos Released for the Conan RPG

April 25, 2018

Modiphious Entertainment has released the Book of Skelos for the Conan RPG.

The Book of Skelos delves into the deepest mysteries of sorcery in the Hyborian Age, dramatically expanding the rules for sorcery and all things magical for gamemaster and player characters alike.

Included within these pages are rules and guidelines on handling player character and non-player character sorcerers, the usages of sorcery in campaigns, a host of magic items, creatures of the Outer Dark, and new skills and techniques to bolster any sorcerer’s repertoire.

So, don your wards and charms, step inside your circle of protection, and read these accursed pages!

New sorcerous archetypes — the industrious Alchemist, cunning Charlatan, enlightened Sage, devoted Sorcerer, and the primitive Witch Doctor — for player characters to become, with new sorcerous backgrounds, educations, and natures.

New skills and techniques such as necromancy, mesmerism, mummery, herbalism, human sacrifi ce, and astrology, to equip your sorcerer player characters and foes alike with a wide range of techniques and tactics.

New spells and alchemical enchantments, from Artifice of Yag to Visions of Exalted Wisdom.

Artifacts such as the Heart of Ahriman and the Serpent Ring of Set, including a host of strange devices, ancient technologies, and weird scientific oddities from a forgotten era.

New types of exalted sorcery, like rituals and great workings such as Rend the Earth’s Bones and Opening the Gateway Between, to bring terror to the world!

Rules for creating life, spawning new horrors, and modifying existing monsters with all-new sorcerous qualities.

Expansive rules for creating and fostering sorcerous cabals, pitting them against one another, and using them to pursue goals both diabolical and deadly.

A history of sorcery spanning from the dawn of time through the Cataclysm, into the Hyborian Age. Thrill to tales of prehuman civilizations and their greatest secrets!

Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the darkest sorcery of the Hyborian Age revealed at last, as Howard created it!

Modiphius Releases Conan The Thief Sourcebook for the Conan RPG

May 30th, 2017

Conan the Thief takes you into the dark underworld of the Hyborian Age. From the choked avenues of the most dangerous cities to the marbled corridors of the wealthiest palaces, master thieves and deadly assassins seek to make their fortunes, risking all in pursuit of gold, prestige, and respect.

Whatever it is you seek, fast hands and quicker wits can forge a legend.

Embark upon dangerous heists, avoiding traps, watchmen, hideous creatures, and fell sorceries in pursuit of treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Work alongside legendary thieves of Conan’s world, carrying out robberies worthy of their reputation, or work against them and take the riches of the world for yourself! Steal wealth beyond measure, avoid capture, and secure yourself a place in infamy!

This book requires the Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of corebook to use.

  • New archetypes, talents, and equipment allowing you to create your own unique thief characters, with all the skills needed to flourish and survive.
  • A gazetteer covering the locations of Conan’s world, where thieves prosper and riches are there for the plunder! Detailed guides to the cities of Zamora, Shadizar, and others, revealing those places where thieves can find gold for the taking and refuge from the law.
  • Stunning art and maps, produced by world renowned Conan artists.
  • Guides to running authentic thief games, with all-new rules for joining guilds, measuring your renown, and building your reputations as the greatest thieves the world has seen!
  • A heist generator, allowing gamemasters to create unique adventures that capture the danger, darkness, and intrigue of a Conan story, all in a couple of dice rolls!
  • Developed with leading Conan scholars, this is the tense, deadly, underworld of the Hyborian Age, just as Howard created it!

Four New Conan Scenarios Available as Free Downloads!

April 3rd, 2017

Fight with your back to the wall. Fight in taverns, jungles, and abandoned temples. Fight with an axe or a sword. And test your sinew and steel against dark demons and foul sorcery…

Then catch your breath, recover your energy, and prepare to fight once more. Four new Conan scenarios are now available as free downloads from Asmodee Games!

Even as these scenarios feature plenty of the savage, narrative-driven combats you’ve enjoyed through your Core Set adventures, they incorporate and highlight the powerful new figures from the Yogah of Yag, Crossbowmen, and Kushite Witch Huntersexpansions.

Kushite Hunters available for Conan

February 11th, 2017

Will you flee in panic, or will you stand and fight? The battles of the Conan board game from Asmodee are about to grow larger and more heated than ever. The Kushite Witch Hunters and Dice Pack expansions are now available!

With their extra miniatures, tiles, abilities, and dice, these expansions add more swords and more sorcery to your games of Conan. You’ll explore new tactics, bloody your foes with new abilities, and enjoy all the action and drama that Conan has to offer.

Hailing from the distant land of Kush, the Kushite Witch Hunters are a set of four unique units that offer the Overlord a wide array of new tricks and talents with which he can punish the heroes. Since each of these four units—Shubba, Shafiah, Ghayoor, and Afari—are unique, their life points may be described differently from each other, and they may vary from scenario to scenario. But no matter what life point totals these units are assigned, you’ll find them uniquely capable of slowing down the heroes.

Two New Expansions available now for the Conan boardgame

January 16th, 2017

The Yogah of Yag hero expansion and Crossbowmen expansion for the Conan board game are now available from Asmodee!

Fans of Robert E. Howard’s Conan know that the iconic barbarian’s many adventures often move from the realm of savage swordplay into the realms of monsters, mysteries, madness, and sorcery. One of the strangest of the beasts that Conan encounters is the ancient and towering Yogah of Yag, an elephant-headed being from the distant cosmos who had personally watched “men grow from the ape and build the shining cities of Valusia, Kamelia, Commoria and their sisters.”

Howard writes that when he saw the creature, Conan “knew he was face to face with a demon of the Elder World,” yet he stayed his sword when he had the opportunity to attack. The result was that Conan ended up making a powerful ally, and it was Yogah of Yag who helped him defeat the powerful sorcerer, Yara.

Now you, too, can ally with this strange creature. Or you can bleed it with the hail of bolts fired by your crossbowmen…

Kushite Witch Hunters expansion previewed for Conan

November 18th, 2016

The much-lauded Conan board game by Monolith is scheduled to arrive at retailers on Wednesday, November 23rd. With its muscular combat system, lavishly illustrated game boards, and seventy-four highly detailed miniatures, Conan is a massive game, and it’s loaded with opportunities for you and your friends to embark upon authentic Hyborian adventures.

You’ll fight Stygian necromancers, Pict warriors, and giant snakes. You’ll encounter dark demons while trying to steal legendary gems. You’ll throw yourself into the middle of pirate fights. And you’ll forge your legend in a world of Hyborian swords and sorcery.

With its varied scenarios, Conan casts your games into the thick of thrilling narratives. You’re never just battling for the sake of battling; there’s always something at stake. There’s always a novel twist to compel you deeper into the action. And these narratives and twists continue to grow with the game’s expansions—like the Kushite Witch Hunters and Dice Pack—each of which adds new variety and potential to your adventures.

The Overlord gains more of both swords and sorcery with the Kushite Witch Hunters. Its four distinctive miniatures, each of which comes with its corresponding unit tile, allow you to push the heroes to their limits with powerful spells and precision strikes.

  • As a powerful spell caster, the sorcerous Shubba can loose your vengeance upon the heroes with any spells you give him, and his concentration ability ensures that he’ll never find his spell casting hindered by the heroes’ interference.
  • Shubba’s allies, Shafiah and Ghayoor, are skilled warriors whose attacks of two orange dice are deadlier than the heroes might expect. This is because they both have the precision strike ability which effectively allows their attacks to ignore the first point of a hero’s armor. Meanwhile, their loyalty to the sorcerer is unquestionable, as both are willing to sacrifice themselves in his defense, if such a sacrifice should ever prove necessary.
  • The deadliest of the expansion’s three melee warriors, Afari pairs his solid defense and brutal attack with the ability to counterattack. Whenever he faces one of the heroes’ melee attacks, Afari can immediately retaliate by attacking with a single red die. While this attack isn’t as powerful as a swing from his wicked blade, it still benefits from Afari’s precision strike ability, and he can perform this counterattack multiple times in a turn—if the heroes are foolish enough to test themselves against his skills!

First 2 expansion packs for Conan previewed

October 13th, 2016

Conan is coming from Asmodee, with all its seventy-four glorious miniatures, and you’ll soon have your chance to sate your thirsts for blood, gold, and glory.

Designed to offer as thematically accurate an entry into a realm of Hyborian adventure as possible, Conan combines a flexible and muscular combat system with a dramatic narrative framework and first-person perspective. You play as either Conan, one of his heroic friends, or as the vile Overlord, with an army of minions at your disposal.

Two lavishly illustrated double-sided boards grant you access to four different types of iconic locations—swamp village, fortress, pirate ship, and tavern—and the game’s narrative structure allows you to imagine any sort of thrilling adventure. And, soon, to all of this, you will be able to add new figures for both the heroes and Overlord.

The Yogah of Yag hero expansion and Crossbowmen expansion for the Overlord are the first two additions to Conan, and they are scheduled for wide-scale retail release in early first quarter 2017.

Modiphius and Monolith Games announce Conan RPG/Boardgame Crossover

March 15th, 2016

Modiphious have announced a major cross-over supplement with Monolith, producers of the massive Conan Board Game for their Conan RPG Kickstarter (5 days to go!) which is now available as a £15 Add On.

As it has been Unlocked, they are including it in PDF in all pledges with ‘all the unlocked books in PDF’ and the Hoard’, Secrets and Treasure’s pledges all now get it in print!

The Conan Board Game Sourcebook for Robert E. Howard’s Conan Roleplaying Game will feature a major storyline set along the Black Coast as Conan and Belit are faced with their greatest challenge yet. The adventure will incorporate brand new board game scenarios for fans of the Conan board game as well as a full RPG adventure and bonus content. The adventure and scenarios are being cunningly entwined so you can play them as one big epic adventure – the scenarios will describe the progress of Conan, Belit and the crew of the Tigress, whilst the heroes will be following their own linked adventure, or can alternatively use the provided pre-generated characters of Conan and Belit etc for the roleplaying game.