Yesterday on social media I posted a link to a video “The Ultimate Conan The Barbarian Retrospective“.
And then today, as if a divine message, I was looking through my to-do pile for some sets to list. And then I cast my gaze on the Conan Role-Playing Game box set. It called out for some attention.
TSR dabbled with its Conan license back in 1984 (publishing two Conan adventures for AD&D), and then in 1985 releasing this stand-alone RPG box set, plus three modules in support.
Conan Role-Playing Game [BOX SET]
1985 … David Cook … TSR 7014 … ISBN 0880383542
YOU ARE CONAN, THE MIGHTY BARBARIAN. SLASH YOUR WAY ACROSS THE EVIL AND DANGEROUS LANDS OF HYBORIA IN THE CONAN ROLE-PLAYING GAME!!
The CONAN ROLE-PLAYING Game provides hours of exciting adventure in the lands of Hyboria. Create and play your own adventures with:
* A full-color map of Hyboria — its countries, cities, rivers, lakes and islands.
* A 32-page rule book with special rules for creating your own adventures for Conan and companions.
* A 16-page reference guide.
* A 48-page notebook of compiled notes and information about the lands of Hyboria.
* Two (x2) Character Folios.
This Conan RPG, due to rights issues, will never have a legal PDF available. However, there is a retroclone called ZeFRS (link) that makes the original rules available for your table.
Polyhedral Nonsense: ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone