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#1 zwobot

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:18 AM

Will this game be released this ear? What is with the froeign language editions, are those printed the same time, cause its a release leaded by nexus?



#2 Tim Kelly

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 01:26 PM

I've been waiting for this game since about 1970.  I can wait a few more monhts, but W O W!  I sure wish it was here already!

TK


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#3 CanadianPittbull

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:55 PM

I hear ya! I cannot wait to get my hands on this! Crom with be proud!



#4 Royaldoy

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:08 AM

After seeing this pop up on the website, it just dawned on me that there really isn't a Conan Board Game. How has this escaped cardboard goodness.



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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:04 PM

Tim Kelly said:

I've been waiting for this game since about 1970.  I can wait a few more monhts, but W O W!  I sure wish it was here already!

TK

Since 1970? Are you joking, or is this some European game that has been hovering around forever?



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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:04 PM

Tim Kelly said:

I've been waiting for this game since about 1970.  I can wait a few more monhts, but W O W!  I sure wish it was here already!

TK

Since 1970? Are you joking, or is this some European game that has been hovering around forever?



#7 Ruvion

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

I would hazard a guess that Tim means: since forever.

 

Incidently it can be the birthyear of the poster: he was born ready for Conan.



#8 Mr Craig H Whitehead

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:48 AM

There was actually a Conan board game planned for release by SPI ?1979 or so.  I dont think it was ever released.  This was just before they folded.  I remeber seeing adds for it in Dragon or Ares magazine or similar.  I am really showing my age



#9 thehuntercat

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:03 AM

Ah, my birthyear too...so Yes, I have been waiting for the boardgame since 1970 too :)



#10 Tim Kelly

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 10:17 PM

Guess I'm a tad older than some of y'all are.  1970 was the year I discovered the Ace paperback "Conan" books, also bought Marvel Comics "Conan the Barbarian" #3, and I was H O O K E D.

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#11 TheDukester

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:38 PM

Mr Craig H Whitehead said:

There was actually a Conan board game planned for release by SPI ?1979 or so.  I dont think it was ever released. 

Pretty much, yes ... although I think it was more 1981 or 1982. It was solicited in the survey section of all of the SPI magazines of the day, with the invitation for readers to give their feedback on the idea. Most games on those solicitation lists were never printed, but some were, and a small handful even went on to become well-known.

I'd guess the Conan project was slain either by TSR's purchase of SPI or by indifferent reader feedback. But good memory, either way! 

 



#12 thehuntercat

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:05 PM

I seem to remember a Conan RPG in the 80's....or maybe it was a GURPS supplement?



#13 tssfulk

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:25 PM

thehuntercat said:

I seem to remember a Conan RPG in the 80's....or maybe it was a GURPS supplement?

 

TSR had the first RPG. GURPS came a little later. I have the GURPS version.



#14 David Spangler

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:20 AM

I was working as a playtester and a new freelance designer for SPI at the time they developed the Conan board game. It was a design by Mark Herman, who went on to develop the Card Driven Games that GMT publishes and that have influence a number of other game companies, including FFG.  Interestingly, the rules for the SPI game were very, very similar to the ones for this game.  You played a kingdom in Hyboria seeking to become the dominant power through military and diplomatic means.  You had both sorcery and armies at your command.  There were a great many cards, including character cards, event cards, and so on that conveyed much of the flavor of the game. Conan was an independent element whom you tried to entice to serve your kingdom as controlling Conan gave advantages.  But control could be contested and won by other players, and Conan was really a force of nature who could undermine and destroy your kingdom (or at least your rulership) as well as help you, so there was a real risk in having him on your side.

This game came within weeks of being released.  I remember standing in the SPI print room holding the map in my hand, looking at the printed character cards, seeing all the cardboard bits.  As a Conan fan, I could hardly wait, and it look beautiful.  But then a week later, SPI went under and was taken over by TSR, who, I think axed the project as they weren't into publishing board games.  It was a large, expensive project with, if I remember correctly, lots of cards, cardboard units, and so on, and TSR didn't want to go into that expense.

So, I, too, have been waiting since then for a Conan board game.  This one seems so close to the rules set of the one I saw at SPI that it's like a reincarnation of the design, though I'm sure it's original with the Nexus people.  There's a certain design logic to Conan that both Mark and the Nexus folks have followed, so I'm not surprised the two games are so close in game play and design philosophy. Of course, the FFG version has wonderful miniatures which SPI could never have afforded, even if it had remained solvent and the game had come out.

Now if FFG goes bankrupt before this game comes out, by Crom, blood will flow!  I've waited too long for the chance to rule Hyboria!



#15 David Spangler

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:33 AM

I apologize, everyone. 

 

I didn't mean for my last posting to show up three times!  My computer stuttered when I hit the Publish button and seemed to freeze and took a very long time to load. I figured it had crashed into a loop.  So I cancelled the posting and tried again.  Unfortunately, it ended up posting more than once.  Now I can't figure out how to delete the unwanted postings.

Again, I'm sorry about this.



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:53 AM

Man, David Spangler, you're sounding rather ancient in your reminiscing of the olden days. Almost makes me think you knew Thoth-Amon personally  .

 

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#17 David Spangler

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:05 AM

Dam said:

Man, David Spangler, you're sounding rather ancient in your reminiscing of the olden days. Almost makes me think you knew Thoth-Amon personally  .

 

(I kiddddd)

 

No, no!  It's true.  You're right.... I DID know him personally....  We used to game together with dice made from the bones of our enemies... 

Yeah, I think was one of AH's first customers back when Charlie Roberts came out with Tactics....When SPI showed up, I thought paradise had arrived on earth.

David



#18 bikinilord

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:23 AM

I just hope they will get the books atmosphere to the board! It will be great!



#19 TheDukester

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:56 PM

David Spangler said:

Yeah, I think was one of AH's first customers back when Charlie Roberts came out with Tactics....When SPI showed up, I thought paradise had arrived on earth.

David

Awesome. As an oldster myself, I appreciate that we need to remember and acknowledge the history of our hobby.



#20 Lexarcana

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:29 AM

zwobot said:

Will this game be released this ear? What is with the froeign language editions, are those printed the same time, cause its a release leaded by nexus?

All languages are being printed at the same time. You should check the FFG page for AoC to know the estimate arrival date for the product on the shelves.

Francesco

 






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