Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.
Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.
Welcome to Legends of Hyboria. This will be a series of short games based on the works of Robert. E. Howard. Each game will feature a new cast, none of whom will actually be Conan. Sorry. Familiarity with the works of Howard is strongly encouraged, but if you have none, you are still welcome. I’m sure most of us have seen the original Conan the Barbarian movie. The tone I’m looking for in the game can be gleaned from that movie. If you have questions about character creation, feel free to ask me and we can work together to get you set up.The above was added in bold to illustrate that everyone is welcome, regardless of their familiarity with the source material.
I’m looking for 4 players who love the bloody savagery of a good Conan yarn and would like to walk for a time in the shoes of the mighty Conan.
I would like to see your knowledge of Hyborian lore reflected in your character. Draw heavily from whatever source you have, be it Howard’s novels, the movies (if you must), the comics, or the excellent RPG from Mongoose. If you’re unfamiliar with Hyboria, there are some excellent resources on the internet, or you can ask me and we can work together to create your character.
Here is a wiki that compares Hyborian Kingdoms/countries with their real world equivalents, so you can get an idea as to their “feel” within Hyboria.
Please indicate your racial background in your write-up and indicate how you came to be in Arenjun.
Note about Magic: Magic in Hyboria is feared and deadly. It twists its users and practitioners. Magic power is mainly derived from sacrifice and demonic sources, though a few pious scholars have managed to tap into a more spiritual source, though the Gods are fickle and often demand a price as steep or steeper than a demonic source.
You may use the cards presented or, if you are feeling particularly creative, create your own, with Narrator approval. Please place a picture or symbol on each of your cards and use a picture or work of art for your portrait that best represents your character. Please don’t use a picture of Conan for your portrait, even if you’re a barbarian.
I will leave submissions open for a few days and select four characters that I feel will work the best together. For subsequent episodes, I hope to select four new players, so if you are not selected for this game you will have another chance.
See you in Arenjun, City of Thieves!
Hosted and narrated by:
David Benson (Dork_Rage)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License