It was while sketching out ideas for the Dungeons of Thaarl that I realised there was a fair streak of good ol’ Swords and Sorcery flavour oozing into my notes. Then, last night while looking for something else on Amazon, I noticed the GURPS Conan books are back in print via print on demand. How could I resist?

There are creatures to steal and use in my game, along with cool ideas for cults and weird details that feel as though they fit with my Open Table game world. As with all GURPS supplements, even if I don’t run it as Hyboria there are still many things I can mine from this book.

And then there’s the solo adventure, “Queen of the Black Coast”. It’s a “choose your own adventure” style solo booklet and looks to be a lot of fun. It’ll no doubt help me learn a bit more about GURPS Third Edition and entertain to boot. What’s not to like?

It’s amazing to me that Steve Jackson Games keep these old books in print and on .PDF for posterity. Even though they updated their core game 19 years ago, they still support the original editions through digital and print on demand. That’s good service.

Game on!


    • I’d love to hear the stories behind that – maybe you could come on the show and talk about it? 😉 But it looks exciting and it’s one of my holiday goals to play through it. 🎲🎲🎲


      • Coming on the show means the Roleplay Rescue podcast. The easiest way is usually to hop on a Zoom call at a mutually convenient time (time zones are fun!), record the conversation, and then I edit and release it as an episode. We can pick a topic and take it from there. If you want to pursue, hit me up with an email: hello at rpgrescue dot com


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