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Conan came to Glorantha and rode a bison.

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18 size and 18 str.  Bison rider gets +2 size.  Air rune for +2 str.  Darkness rune for +1 size.  So 20 str 21 size for 2d6 dmg bonus.

He would drive his enemies before him and listen to the lamentations of the women.  Of course, in the Dino De Laurentiis Glorantha the Lunars capture him and put him in the Gladiator pits, eventually sending him to Kralorela to learn.  And he hates Ernaldans cuz, you know, that snake thing.

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Funny. I just started some notes on a RQ Hyboria hack. Not too far yet, but it could get interesting.

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10 hours ago, Pentallion said:

18 size and 18 str.  Bison rider gets +2 size.  Air rune for +2 str.  Darkness rune for +1 size.  So 20 str 21 size for 2d6 dmg bonus.

He would drive his enemies before him and listen to the lamentations of the women.  Of course, in the Dino De Laurentiis Glorantha the Lunars capture him and put him in the Gladiator pits, eventually sending him to Kralorela to learn.  And he hates Ernaldans cuz, you know, that snake thing.

He’d also be a bit cack-handed as bison riders get -2 DEX, so he could have a Dex of 1 at an extreme...

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Valeria is obviously Vingan.  She has Fearless.  "Do you want to live forever?"

And Akiro is probably a shaman, not a wizard.  "The spirits here exact a heavy price!"

Subatai worships the sky god, so Orlanth, but he's a tiny archer thief.  So I'm going with Impala rider who spent many years in Pavis.

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On 7/4/2018 at 12:47 AM, Pentallion said:

Subatai worships the sky god, so Orlanth, but he's a tiny archer thief.  So I'm going with Impala rider who spent many years in Pavis.

"The Four Winds" say Pentan storm worship to me.

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On 7/6/2018 at 3:29 AM, Akhôrahil said:

"The Four Winds" say Pentan storm worship to me.

He definitely didn't have a problem with riding horses. :)

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On ‎7‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 5:03 PM, Ali the Helering said:

An inability to dextrously dress himself may explain why he is eternally 'naked, save for a loincloth'. Dex 1 looking good

In the films and comics perhaps; in the original fiction Conan had a sensible approach to armor...

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1 hour ago, M Helsdon said:

In the films and comics perhaps; in the original fiction Conan had a sensible approach to armor...

In the stories themselves, Conan wore armor whenever he could, probably like most penniless adventurers. After becoming more successful - a chieftain and king - he covered himself in it... though no doubt he was a little slower and older by then.

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17 hours ago, M Helsdon said:

In the films and comics perhaps; in the original fiction Conan had a sensible approach to armor...

Sensible, yes. Poetic, no. Combat Styles are interesting not least in the way you can be limited to improving your armour if it hinders an established Style.

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You are all wrong, Conan could not be an Animal Nomad

In my classic RQ/BRP Gloranthan game (which is canon for a very small troupe who may remember such), our Conan stand-in called 'Rangos' came from the Praxian wastes, but he rode a horse. Given that we figured he must be a PolJoni.

Rangos would probably be happy to drink and fight alongside Bison Riders, and certainly hated Chaos. However Rangos would not be stupid enough to do a pilgrimage to The Block to hunt down Chaos with those Storm Bull Beserkers. 

He respected Waha's ways to an extent, but lived a life more worthy of Orlanth Adventurous. Pillaging The Big Rubble was more his style, and putting the wind up the Lunar garrison in Pavis.

Last known reports of Rangos is that he is a mercenary for Broyan of the Hendriki, and may be in a spot of trouble down in Whitewall...

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My take was that Conan would have been a Pentan captured as a youth in a raid by one of the Praxian tribes (or vice versa, captured by Praxians during a Pentan raid), as stated above likely Bison, since they ranged near enough to that area.  (Strangely, we never had a Conan archetype in a campaign I played in or ran, other than as a bruising barbarian.  Future kings are rare indeed.)

Jaldon would be about as close a Praxian as I can think of that approaches Conan, and he's wrong for the archetype.  Sheng Seleris, maybe.

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34 minutes ago, jeffjerwin said:

Jaldon is a dentist, I think.

IIRC an uncle Jaldon was a dental technician, so: close.

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The point of this thread being that a Bison Rider can have a 2d6 damage bonus, thus Conan.

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9 hours ago, soltakss said:

So can an ogre.

So can a troll, but a Human before now could never have "Conan strength" in Runequest before.

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