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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
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Conan the Thief Book, & Geomorphic Tiles UNLOCKED!

Posted by Chris Birch, Modiphius (Creator)

We had quite a night hitting over £102,000!

Overnight you unlocked several Add Ons - the Conan the Thief book in hardcover, the Perilous Ruins & Forgotten Cities geomorphic tile set as well as the first Blessings of Mitra! If you want to add these to your pledge simply click on the Manage Pledge button in the top right of the Kickstarter page and change your pledge total to include the items you want. We'll be unlocking each book in the series through stretch goals - each is a princely sum to produce - and as each one is funded we'll make them available as Add On's for you, along with other items like the GM Screen and Card Decks. 

Let's take a look at these new Unlocks:

The hardcover Conan the Thief sourcebook is now available as a £15 Add On and the cover is being drawn by Carl Critchlow (we're using temporary art where finals are not ready yet). This book 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! Full-color hardcover, 112 pages. 

Remember that everyone with the All The Unlocked Books in PDF (the PDF Master and above) now gets Conan the Thief in PDF as part of their pledge, whilst the Hoard of Yezdigerd and Secrets of Mount Yishma both add this in hardback to their collection!

The £100k Blessing of Mitra adds a double-sided poster map (34" x 22") of the Hyborian Age with the Brom cover art on the reverse to all pledges of £60 (Print & PDF Master) and above. You can add extra copies of these for £10 as an Add On

We also unlocked the first of geomorphic floor tiles as a £20 Add On which make up fantastic adventure locations.  Though the game requires no miniatures to play, there are nonetheless gamemasters and players who will wish to use them for tactical encounters or for aesthetic purposes. These floor tiles are printed on heavy card stock and provide gorgeous full-color locations suitable for dramatic confrontations or pitched battles, and can be used for other games as well, such as the upcoming Conan miniatures game from Monolith (especially as they are marked with similar movement areas, not squares). This set focuses on ancient ruins and forgotten cities, lost places where only the foolish dare to tread! Contains eight large (240mm x 240mm / 9.4” x 9.4”) tiles and eight medium (240mm x 120mm / 9.4” x 4.7”) tiles for £20. It's also included in the PDF Subscription package. Here's some examples of tiles from this set:

Here's a print of one of the maps with some of Monolith's figures and our original test dice from Q-Workshop. Note the movement spaces haven't been added to the graphic yet. 

The medium tiles will act as connectors or ante rooms for these large tiles. Letting you expand the adventure encounters as much as you like. Here's a top down view of the same tile.

 That's it till the next Stretch Goal! Please keep sharing with friends it really helps!

Chris, Modiphius

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    1. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Jacques the idea is the details on the maps are quite big - so the figures are the right scale and there will be enough movement spaces to make some interesting strategies.The board will be about 1cm narrower than in the picture, so not much scale wise. Some of the tiles link together in two or three pieces to create even bigger encounter areas.

    2. Jacques Evrard on

      @Chris Birch.
      Thank you very much for your reply. I'm still worried because I don't understand your point …
      You indicate the final map will be smaller than the printed map you showed, so its details (that seemed already too small compared to Monolith minis) will be smaller too …

    3. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Jacques - we're still adjusting the scale so don't worry it will be fine. This print is actually slightly bigger than it will be - 280mm x 280mm and the final graphic will be adjusted to match. In particular though this ruin is supposed to be big so - vast stone blocks, walls towering over the characters. It's not a little tumble of stones :-)

    4. Jacques Evrard on

      From an "All in" Monolith Conan backer.
      Well, Monolith Conan's figures don't seem in the same scale as (Modiphius') tiles (tile's details appear much too small).
      Question: was the tile printed at full scale ?
      If so, there really is a mismatch between the figures and the tile …

    5. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Mark yes that's what we're thinking off

    6. Netobvious

      The artwork for this project is stupendously beautiful indeed. <3

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      Mark Buckley

      If the grid/squares/(anything else that comes to mind) could be layers in the pdf then they could be turned on/off as required (even off completely if you want just the image).

    8. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Derek - yes that's correct!

      @Paul - yes we'll see if we can do that :-)

    9. Paul Smith on

      @Chris, I can understand that the tiles are designed with a certain grid layout in mind, I was just curious as it would be a nice option, even if it is marked as "not perfect". Even just one without anything would be fine as we can add our own grid if need be :)

    10. Thom Shartle on

      @Derek The way they usually work is any excess cash you pledge is "spent" in Backerkit on the add ons (where you would select the book(s) you want, after the Kickstarter closes. Keep in mind there will be additional shipping associated with hardcopy books!

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      DEREK Dubery on

      I've added £15 to my pledge... Is that all in need to do in order to include the Thief book? Confused...

    12. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Paul - yes we're talking about ideas with Monolith for some cool cross-overs :-)

      We'll think about the grid in the PDF. The trouble is when you design tiles you have to bear the grid in mind so you don't get awkward spaces. If we made a grid available it would not be aligned very well. Freeing us from using the grid the tiles can be much much more interesting graphically.

    13. Paul Smith on

      Those tiles look fantastic. A couple of questions for them though.

      1) As they come with the Monolith movement zones are there any plans to produce some boardgame adventures to go with them, or rpg scenarios that use the locations in the Monolith boxes?

      2) I can understand the printed versions coming with the movement zones, but is it possible for the pdf versions to come with the pton for zones or squares for use in other game systems as well please? These would make interesting Dreamlands locations for A!C, but mixing squares and zones will be... interesting ;)

    14. GravityKills on

      :-O The art on those maps are stunning! Really immersive!