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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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Book of Skelos UNLOCKED! Options to Swap Conqueror's Edition

Posted by Chris Birch, Modiphius (Creator)

That's it! The 112 page hardcover full colour Book of Skelos is unlocked in the Conan Kickstarter as a £15 Add On (just increase your pledge amount to add it). The temporary cover is an image by Tim Truman but we'll be announcing the cover artist for this soon!

Named for the fabled Book of Skelos from the Conan stories, this sourcebook is the definitive expansion to the sorcery and magic system presented in the core rulebook. It includes additional spells and rituals, alchemy, necromancy, enchantments, magic items and mighty artifacts, herbalism, potions and healing remedies, curses and blessings, lore-books and scrolls, ancient scripts, as well as supernatural creatures, events, and locations aplenty. Full-color hardcover, 112 pages.

Remember that everyone with 'Plus Every Unlocked Book in PDF' (the PDF Master and above) now gets Book of Skelos in PDF as part of their pledge, whilst the Hoard of Yezdigerd and Secrets of Mount Yishma pledges both add this in hardback to their collection! Here's the full painting by Liam to inspire you!

Hoard of Yezdigerd & Secrets of Mount Yishma Pledges 

As we unlock each book these pledges get more and more valuable. Both will end up being around double their value but even so a few people have asked whether we can provide a version without the Conqueror's Edition. Rather than make a complex list of Pledges we're going to provide a simpler solution. If you have either of these big pledges you will be able to opt to swap your Conqueror's Edition for THREE Player's Guides instead. This will give you the benefits of the Generous GM Set, plus all the books you could dream of. 

Tomas Giorello - Grey Ape. Here's another Tomas Giorello painting for the Conan RPG to get you in the mood!

We should have unveiled the Conan the Brigand as the next Unlock but the graphic had an error so bear with us! It is there, just hiding :-)

That's it for this morning - tonight we're going to be sharing some information on the next goal, the Jewelled Thrones of the Earth Adventure book as well as some extra bonuses we're about to unveil! We also have some incredible news of other artists joining us soon. 


Chris, Modiphius


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    1. Shane Mclean

      Eric, some pledge levels get new things added for free, either PDF or print depending on the level.

      I know back when games on Kickstarter first appeared a lot of stretch goals were added free when unlocked, but I'm still waiting for many of those years later, and others are dead because the creators bit off more than they could chew (or pay for). Have a look at more recent kick starters and you'll see this model is very common, especially where physical product is concerned. It's the way that works if you want to stay in business as far as I can judge. The recent Delta Green, or the current 7th Sea, are good examples.

      I'm a big fan of Modiphius kickstarters because they give me more value for my money than anything else I've backed, and the quality is very good.

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      Warren Nelson

      @Eric This seems to be the standard here. Certain levels give you extra items. That is why they have the Master/Hoard levels. At these levels you get new product as they come out.

      Pretty much every level post $58 gives you all the pdf's as they are unlocked, what you have to pay for is the hardback copy. Those have never been just given out free on any KS unless they had a specific pledge that did that.

    3. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Eric - you do get them for free - in PDF in the PDF Master and in print in bigger pledges. If we gave the print books away for free at say the £60 pledge we'd quickly lose money - hardback are not cheap to print and we lose over 30% of every £1 raised in deductions. Other Kickstarters that give away endless miniatures can do so because plastic is cheap, those that give away too much usually end up not delivering, cutting quality late on or delivering sub-standard goods, or worse going bust. We're committed to creating the highest quality we can and unfortunately the cost of those books and running a business that can support that level of attention to detail does cost.

      We are working on a pledge that will get you all the core 'Conan the...' supplements at a lower price but we still have to charge something for the books - they are already cheaper than they will be in retail.

    4. Eric lawson on

      I remember my first kickstarter when things were unlock we got them we didnt have to pay extra to get them. I may pull out of this one

    5. Thomas LaMaster on

      Thank you! I just updated my pledge from Generous GM to Hoard level this morning!