Sorry that we've been off line for three days because of a massive power outage & the resulting stumbling around in the dark because of it. So one of the things that's been evident too me is the fact that I spend way too much time in the realms of social media. That's gonna change pronto. Anyhow besides being in the dark there was a lot of time to do some reading & mine was filled with two systems. One was Troll Lords Castles & Crusades books which are always entertaining. But I've really been missing my Swords & Sorcery taste.
Now for years back in 2004 I ran a very successful Conan D20. Now there's always been friction between the 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons crowd & the D20 Conan crowd. Why?! D20 Conan was plagued with all kinds of editorial issues, systems gaffs, etc. This was mostly cleaned up in CONAN THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ATLANTEAN EDITION which got a B- on Rpgnet back in the day. The reason why the D20 Conan books are still used by many OSR designers is the game system is both OGL & one of the Open-source tabletop games. One of the big open secrets of the OSR is that the underbelly of the 'movement' is the OGL & D20 mechanics. Quite frankly I've been getting a bit sick of writing, designing, & playing everyone else's copyrighted & trademarked world setting or campaign.
The real kick in the teeth for me has been grabbing a physical copy of 'The Spider God's Kiss' By Xoth Publishing. I'll review that lovely Sword & Sorcery product coming up. If you haven't toured around 'The Hyborian Age site' I highly suggest you do.
So why the switch up?! An Amazon review by