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This is Conan roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age
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Joe Jusko joins Conan Art Team! Jeweled Thrones Adventures

Posted by Chris Birch, Modiphius (Creator)

All shall fall before the sword of Conan! The incredible Joe Jusko has signed up to paint a cover for the Conan roleplaying game. We're blown away!

Joe is an award-winning artist known for his many covers for Savage Sword of Conan. He has also done numerous paintings for Dynamite's John Carter titles Warlord of Mars and Dejah Thoris, as well as Heavy Metal, Vampirella, and the Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Our Conan scholar (and gamer I should point out!) Jeffrey Shanks will be working with Joe to brief another authentic scene for one of the books!

Hoard of Yezdigerd & Secrets of Yishma Pledges - as well as the option to swap the Conqueror's Edition for three Player's Guides we have now come up with the option to swap it instead for a bundle of dice. 16 Phoenix d20's, 12 Combat d6, 5 Hit Location Dice!  This gives as a basic, 5 d20's to the GM, 2d20's per player for 4 players plus 3 extra d20's in the middle of the table for people to roll up to 5d20. Enough combat dice for the GM and Player's to share and a Hit Location dice each. For Secrets of Mount Yishma this will give enough dice for 5 players and a GM to share. 

Jeweled Thrones of the Earth: Adventures. This collection of adventures spans the whole of Conan’s world, emphasizing a variety of play-styles, written by a team of talented newcomers and seasoned veteran authors. Included in this volume are the following: The Dwellers Below, by Nathaniel Torson; The Thousand Eyes of Aumag-Bel, by Richard August; Devils Under Green Stars, by Helena Nash; Frost on the Vilayet, by Helena Nash; The City Beneath the Sands, by Kevin Ross; Into the Darkness, by Elle Goff; Vultures Over Akbitana, Jason Durall; The Ghost of Thunder River, by Jason Durall; The Red Pit, by Lou Agresta; and others. Full-color hardcover, 112 pages. 

The Dwellers Below (by Nathaniel Torson) takes the heroes beneath the streets of a city immediately after an earthquake, where the earth’s fury has awakened something far more terrible than any mere tremor. Written by Nathaniel Torson, author of Barbarians of the Aftermath, and many products for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

Frost on the Vilayet (by Helena Nash) puts the heroes on a ship in the Vilayet Sea, where a mysterious clue hinting at unimaginable wealth leads them to a long-forgotten temple and a now-awakened curse. Written by Helena Nash, writer for 7TV

Vultures Over Akbitana (by Jason Durall). As night falls, as the last survivors of a fierce battle, the heroes must contend with the Vultures Over Akbitana, and much worse... ghoulish creatures drawn by the scent of carnage. Pushed to their limits, can they outlast this ghastly siege and see the break of dawn? Written by Jason Durall, author of Lords of Gossamer & Shadow, Basic Roleplaying, Assault on the Mountains of Madness, and contributor to Serenity, A Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying, Silver Age Sentinels, and others. 

In The City Beneath the Sands (by Kevin Ross) The heroes survive a desert sandstorm, but just barely, finding that their only hope of salvation might be in a mysterious, apparently-deserted city off in the distance. But what lies below it? Written by industry veteran Kevin Ross, writer, editor, and contributor to Cthulhu by Gaslight, Dead Reckonings, Escape from Innsmouth, H.P. Lovecraft’s Kingsport, Dwellers in Shadow, New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, Call of Cthulhu Investigator’s Companion, The Dreaming Stone, and more. 

Into the Darkness (by Elle Goff) sends the heroes into the Pictish Wilderness in search of a merchant’s missing daughter, where they must content with angry Picts and the loathsome god they worship. Written by Elle Goff. 

Lost in the steppes (by Helena Nash), the heroes must content with the Devils Under Green Stars, inhabitants of a lost city wracked with a battle for supremacy. Written by Helena Nash. 

The Thousand Eyes of Aumag-Bel (by Richard August) sends the players into a city-within-a-city, a hidden metropolis filled with beggar-slaves, all in thrall to the mysterious sorcerer known as Aumag-Bel. Written by Richard August, contributor to Small Mercy and Codex Infernus

The Ghost of Thunder River  (by Jason Durall) allows the players to experience a Pictish uprising from both sides, as a group of Pict warriors fighting the incursion of Aquilonian invaders, and as scouts and mercenaries hired to defend against the Picts. Written by Jason Durall. 

The Red Pit (by Lou Agresta) was used as an early playtest for Conan, and it has been updated to the current version of the rules, expanded beyond the scope of the initial playtest. Written by Lou Agresta, editor, developer, and designer of Razor Coast and Heart of the Razor. 

Additional scenarios are being finalized and will be announced. 

That's it for this evening, wait for our big news coming tomorrow - please keep sharing the page with friends - we've had over 4500 downloads of the Quickstart which is incredible too!


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    1. Asgo

      @chris, yea kind of, I mean you exchange the extra book for a discount of 4GBR on the dice. (compared to horde + equivalent dice addons)
      Makes only sense if you reeealy don't want that extra book...
      disclaimer: all calculations without guaranties ;)

    2. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Asgo - cunning plan there - yes it would kind of give you the extra dice at a discount :-)

    3. Asgo

      @daniel, you could always take the horde, exchange the conq. ed rulebook for the dice set and the upgrade the remaining hardcover rulebook through the addon ;)
      although this seems a bit like a long way round to get to it....

    4. Morgan Stjernstrom on

      One can not appease everyone, Chris is doing a great job and is very kind to make many possibilities available to us. But there is allways someone who will wish for more, we have to remember that Chris needs to be able to pay for all the great artist, the fantastic writers as well as printercost, manufacturing cost for the other goods such as dice as well as kickstarter fee.

      I for one is more than happy with what is allready available! :)
      Thanks Chris for making a fantastic kickstarter!

    5. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @daniel - we will see what we can do on the dice bundle bear with us. It might be we have some particular upgrades for secrets and hoard pledges

    6. FoolsBane on

      I would have liked to get the dice bundle but in no way I would trade the collector's rulebook for dice. I'm really sad cause I will have to pass on the dice, and your add-ons are way too expensive for someone who wants the same qty of dice as the bundle. I dont think your way of giving options in the big pledges is very good. One must choose one of the 3 instead of having a way to get everything... at a reasonable price of course. :(

    7. Brother Jim on

      @Chris - No problem. You are correct. I see that getting a few extra dice a la carte after this wouldn't be expensive with the add-ons as they exist. Thanks SO much again for being willing to listen; I surely will be throwing more money at the project one way or another! I am loving what I am seeing here.

    8. Chris Birch, Modiphius 7-time creator on

      @Brotherjim - not at the moment - creating new add on's add them to the Secrets of Yishma pledge so we have to be careful about costings. However you can add what you need dice wise with the individual packs of course.

      @Krzsztof - some of them are quite short, plus we may unlock extra page count for this particular book :-)

    9. Krzysztof Babilon on

      Wow i like adventure books idea but 9 scenarios on 112 pages.. seems little too much. Quality over quantity? Or..? What d'u say guys?

    10. Chris Challacombe

      Oooo, wonder what the big news is...

    11. Jaret Morgan on

      Absolutely love Joe Jusko! His Savage Sword of Conan covers have been favorites of mine since I was a kid. This is great news!

    12. Chris Challacombe

      Great news on dice bundle. Tempted to switch to that. But probably not until pledge manager. With this Mutant and 7th sea to back, can't afford it right now

    13. Brother Jim on

      @Chris - WOW! Thanks for the option for the dice bundle. I am over the moon about that. Is there an option to have it as add-on, too, like the Player's Guide bundle? I might go nuts and add two dice bundles if so!

    14. Netobvious

      We may all have "hyboriasms" if more talent keeps joining this wonderful project. Just wow!

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    16. DM Bluddworth on

      Awesome, he was / is one of my favorite Conan artists.