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.
Use this form to get in touch with me, to provide comments, criticism, and other feedback. Include your own email address if you want me to respond.
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!
Some Technical Stuff
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