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This is Conan roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age
This is Conan roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age
4,352 backers pledged £436,755 to help bring this project to life.

By Crom! You smashed it - £65,000!

Posted by Chris Birch, Modiphius (Creator)
Well that was an incredible last 4 hours! We strode through the £45k goal and just kicked down the gates of the £60k art upgrade. Now we can really going overboard doubling the amount of art we're commissioning from the big name artists for the core book. 

As you may have noticed the Conan roleplaying game takes no prisoners - an unprecedented line-up of legendary artists as well as talented newcomers alongside a massive line up of writers from across the industry have come together to make this a serious addition to the roleplaying world. We have gone all out to ensure the Modiphius reputation for quality continues with beautiful sewn hard-cover binding for the core book and each supplement. You'll find a loving attention to detail through the page layouts, printed on Arctic White paper (also see in the Mutant: Year Zero book).

The whole team has been working so hard this last year and it's amazing to finally see you carry us through these goals, I can tell you it means a lot to everyone knowing the hard work will soon be in your hands this summer! 

Some Housekeeping! A few glitches have popped up in the comments that we can't change in the Pledges once people have selected them. For example: 

  • You get 18 not 16 extra Doom Tokens in the Secrets of Mount Yishma pledge
  • You do get a print copy of the Art Book in the Hoard of Yezdigerd
  • There was not meant to be an Art Book in print in the Visions of the Black Lotus as this would potential delay delivery of this pledge till Spring 2017, however we'll give people the option of waiting for this book or not. 

Now to more fun stuff! 

We're now working on unlocking the Conan The Thief book - every time we unlock one of the supplements those of you with 'all the books in PDF' will get the unlocked books in PDF as part of your pledge. We will also then unlock an Add On for each book. You'll be able to choose from the books as they are unlocked with each 112 page supplement being £15 and 192 page campaigns £20

Conan The Thief. This sourcebook covers the countries of Nemedia, Brythunia, Corinthia, and Zamora, with a focus on using Shadizar the Wicked as a base of operations for thief-based campaigns. New thief-oriented character options and lifepaths are provided, and gamemaster advice for a “Way of Thieves” adventures or campaigns. Famous thieves such as Taurus and Shevatas are described, and heroes can rub shoulders with thugs and rogues in the Rat’s Den, the worst tavern in all of Corinthia! 

Over the coming days we'll be making more Add On's available - the GM Screen and various Card Decks will be unlocked and the beautiful tile sets. We will also be showing off the content of the Conqueror's Collection in more detail. 

CONQUERORS! Here's a mockup off the Conqueror's Edition. I want you to imagine that old bible your grandma kept in the chest. it's decades old, and it flops over your palm when you open it, the gold edged high quality pages and reading ribbon make for an astounding addition to any RPG Collection. The soft leather cover (this is not a hardback) will be emblazoned with the Phoenix on the Sword design stamped into the leather and this book will be something you treasure for years to come. 

Funcom Bonus: We had a great plug from our friends at Funcom who make Age of Conan: Unchained today. Rememer that everyone at £15 and above gets access to a special download pack: Age of Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed of Pack. This gets you 5 XP Potions (double XP gain for 12 hours) and four powerful starter armor sets (Swashbuckler, Buccaneer, Marauder and Pirate) for use in Age of Conan: Unchained.

That's it for now, we can only guess where Conan will lead us by the end of the first 24 hours so until then please share with friends!


Chris, Modiphius

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    1. Morgan Stjernstrom on

      @Jan Schattling, use a players guide for your players. This way it won´t be overused by many people.:) Your "tome" is for you alone while players get to play with the players guide.:)

    2. Jan Schattling

      Why not use a hardcover?
      I fear that even though it is covered with leather that it will be flopping around and thus get creases from use or loosening the binding.
      I just want to make sure that I will get a book, that I will be able to take on my adventures for a long time and not just keep it in my shelf to stay pretty.

    3. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Gauthier - we're just confirming details with the printers

    4. Gauthier D.

      Is it a "rigid softback" similar to the Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition?

    5. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Henry yes it is a softback it's just a rough mockup so far

    6. Henry Lopez

      Great KS. Looking forward to seeing the books. One question - the mock up for the Collector's book looks like a Hardback, but the description says it's a Softback. Just to be clear - it is a softback, correct? Thank you!