About the Site

"The nostalgia of things unknown, of lands forgotten or unfound, is upon me at times. Often I long for the gleam of yellow suns upon terraces of translucent azure marble, mocking the windless waters of lakes unfathomably calm; for lost, legendary palaces of serpentine, silver and ebony, whose columns are green stalactites; for the pillars of fallen temples, standing in the vast purpureal sunset of a land of lost and marvellous romance. I sigh for (...) the strange and hidden cities of the desert, with burning brazen domes and slender pinnacles of gold and copper, that pierce a heaven of heated lazuli." -- Clark Ashton Smith: "Nostalgia of the Unknown"

This site was created for fans of the exciting swords-and-sorcery world created by Robert E. Howard (REH) and players of the world's most popular fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

My goal is to allow interested gamers and readers of REH to collaborate in the development of a richly detailed D&D/d20 campaign world based on the Hyborian Age of Conan the Barbarian.

This will involve "translating" a number of elements from the Conan saga into familiar D&D/d20 terms, and to detail the locations and inhabitants of the Hyborian world in a manner appropriate to role-playing games.

Please note that this will be done on a non-profit basis, solely for the personal entertainment of gamers and readers. No infringement of copyright is intended.

Contributions: I welcome contributions to the site in the form of articles that translate some aspect of the Hyborian Age into D&D/d20 terms, be it game statistics for a character, monster, spell, or magical item from the saga, an adventure set in the Hyborian world, or a write-up on a god or demon and its priesthood, and so on.

Comments, criticism, and other feedback is also welcome.

-- Thulsa

Donations: If you feel that this website is valuable to you, please consider making a small donation to help pay the server and bandwidth bills. You can give any amount through PayPal (click the "Donate" button on the right). Thank you!

More Sword & Sorcery: Also check out my blog at xoth.net/blog and Xoth.Net Publishing, where I release new and original adventure materials for sword and sorcery role-playing games.

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What People Have Been Saying

This is some of the feedback I've had so far... thanks to everyone for your praise, feedback like this is really a great motivation for me!

  • "Very nice site. (...) Keep up the excellent work!" -- Bill Webb, owner of Necromancer Games
  • "It's a top notch site. (...) The artwork is fantastic, and it is a very clean, neat looking site. I loved the maps." -- Vincent Darlage, creator of the Conan d20 site and author of numerous Conan RPG books for Mongoose Publishing
  • I can not praise this site highly enough. Written in the true spirit of REH while still understanding the special requirements of roleplaying. Please continue to update it.
  • Outstanding site! (...) I currently don't get much gaming time in any more, thanks to family and work obligations, but your site has fired me up to get a campaign going once more. Thanks a ton!
  • Thank you for your wonderful site. It's what I was looking for, a low magic Call of Cthulhu-ish dark fantasy world.
  • Well done, sir. The Hyborian Age d20 site is truly impressive. (...) Thanks again for a great site!
  • Nice page. Good luck with the game.
  • Dude, Very nice site.
  • Hello, Saw your site, loved it.
  • I have just discovered your site through EN World and I find it amazing.
  • Hey, I love your d20 page.
  • Hi, saw your webpage for the d20 Conan and the Hyborian Age and was absolutely impressed.

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