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Conan 2019 : choose the new expansions.

The new expansions :  

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  1. 1. The new expansions :

    • Hyperborea could be another expansion about the northern parts of the world.
    • The Hyborian kingdoms like Nemedia (inspired by the Germanic Holy Roman Empire), Koth (inspired by a medievalish Hittite Empire) or Ophir (inspired by Italian kingdoms).
    • Turan: an expansion about Turan would be inspired by Persian Empire, with Zuagir tribes attacking caravan of merchants, and with adventurers looking for long-lost cities hidden in the desert.
    • Far-Eastern countries, with Vendhya and Kosala (both inspired by India) or Ghulistan, in the spirit of the oriental adventures by Talbot Mundy or Rudyard Kipling.
    • The Black Kingdoms (Kush, Dafar, Punt, and so on.)
    • The Pictish wilderness
    • An expansion on the theme of thieves, with shady cities, dubious associates, corrupt guards and mysterious sponsors.
    • An expansion on the theme of swashbuckling adventures with pirates of the Red Brotherhood, Messantia, Argos, and so on.
    • Aquilonia (inspired by medieval France/England), with a Dark Age/Arthurian ambience.
    • A Red Nails expansion, with weird humanoid creatures, secluded cities lost in the depth of the jungle inspired by Aztec empire.


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12 hours ago, Matt John S said:

This is something we're going to do in Batman, and are probably going to do with Conan, as well. I already have some specific Ideas about it. Campaigns are indeed fun. Also, have you seen what we're putting together with the Community Generated campaign? Have a look under news. 

Thanks Matt !

I will go have a look at the Community Generated campaign :-)

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I think personally, as exciting as these expansions sound, I would rather see an update to the game that made it much more flexible, allowing players to choose their characters without too much worry about how that might affect game balance.  Similarly it would be nice if the overlord had some flexibility to decide at least some of the villains they might want to use.  This would add a much greater value to even the basic game, more so for the king pledge.

 

As for the expansions I definitely fancy the Turan expansion.  For me Conan has always had a more classical/ancient or Dark Age ambience to it that I think a Persian inspired expansion would suit perfectly.

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On 11/21/2017 at 2:56 AM, SentMa said:

For the next KS campaign related to Conan, Monolith decided to let the community contribute to the choice of the new expansions through a poll.

 

Can we just have them all?

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Since the new hero or heroes may not be canon (see Shentu and Ikhmet), can we please have a female hero who isn’t half-naked? I understand the genre and its motifs but another Valeria-type might be nice, if possible.

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On 12/2/2018 at 3:50 PM, Neil Amswych said:

Since the new hero or heroes may not be canon (see Shentu and Ikhmet), can we please have a female hero who isn’t half-naked? I understand the genre and its motifs but another Valeria-type might be nice, if possible.

 

That's a good point, my female players usually complaint about that.

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4 hours ago, Arthadan said:

 

That's a good point, my female players usually complaint about that.

 

It's very difficult. I totally understand and respect the genre. It's a genre of male fantasy, which includes titillation at the female form. I mean, I'm literally typing this post and on the right of my screen is one of Belit's boobs!

But still, since there are non-canonical elements coming in, it is an opportunity to be creative. In fact, Ikhmet could have been a woman with not too much effort. 

 

This isn't something I would go to the mat for, but ask that it at least be considered, please.

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Will the 2019 Conan Kickstarter campaign feature another standalone  core game box/either updating the current one or offering something new altogether? Or will this kick starter offer expansions only to the current core game?

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44 minutes ago, Tastypuppy said:

Will the 2019 Conan Kickstarter campaign feature another standalone  core game box/either updating the current one or offering something new altogether? Or will this kick starter offer expansions only to the current core game?

 

I'll quote myself from another topic:

 

On 5.02.2018 at 12:20 AM, Iesthir said:

Not many things are clear right now, since it seems like Conan is really early in development. I mean, you still can vote what expansions you want to be included and a lot may change before KS. However, as far as I know it is not a reprint. More like Conan second edition.

 

From what I gathered and remember, we can assume:

  • New expansions - Obviously, since there is vote for them in the forums
  • New rules for Overlord vs Overlord - it was mentioned that 2019 Conan will have same Overlord vs Overlord system as Batman
  • Revamped rules - Rules for Batman are basically same as for Conan but with few tweaks to fit them better in Batman setting and with few improvements for base system. Improvements will be implemented in new Conan as far as I know.

That is all that is known for now. If someone can add something to this list - it would be great.

 

Personally I think that there will be:

  • New core box with two books of Skelos
  • New expansions
  • New SG
  • Old core box as add-on, possibly with Kings pledge box
  • Old expansion as add-on
  • Upgrade Kit for old core box as add-on - only if changes in rules will need upgraded components to be implemented in old core box.
  • No old SG

That would be most sensible from business side of things. People who already have Conan will buy the game and not loose anything (loose, as in: double the content of current edition), and new people will get full KS experience and possibility to buy old stuff.

 

As for old SG, I assume that they will be absent, since Monolith said very clear that they will be available only during original KS, as a reward for original backers who believed and funded the game. If they appear it would be as a re sculpt (highly unlikely, since a lot of community already have most of them) or as add-on.

 

Personally I hope that there will be less Conans in Conan :laugh:

 

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Thanks for the insight. Personally I’m hoping for a new standalone core box that’s a highly polished product after their experience with the original Conan and the upcoming Batman.

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That is also what I'm hoping for. New stand-alone core box (or two, like in Batman campaign) and upgrade pack for old box if rules changed dramatically.

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