Tuesday, January 7, 2014

5,000 Page Views Celebration! Write Up: CONAN!



To celebrate my 5,000th page view I have decided to post one of my favorite characters of all time: Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian! Here are 3 write ups for him, reflecting his early career, the height of his prowess, and his kingship of Aquilonia.


CONAN THE THIEF
DEX
9
STR
5
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
4
WILL
10
MIND
8
Conan of Cimmeria
INFL
4
AURA
5
SPIRIT
8
Motivation
INIT
21
WEALTH
1
HP
75
Thrill of Adventure
SKILLS (* linked)
Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 9*, Animal Handling (Riding): 2, Martial Artist: 9*, Military Science (Camouflage, Danger Recognition, Survival, Tracking): 6, Thief: 7, Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons): 9*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (The Black Coast), Attractive, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High- Belit of the Black Coast; Low- Zamorian underground, Barbarian tribes
DRAWBACKS
Married (Belit), Serious Irrational Attraction to beautiful women, Serious Irrational Attraction to glory and treasure, Serious Irrational Fear of magic, Serious Rage, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Broad Sword [BODY: 6, Claws: 3]
Spear [BODY: 4, Claws: 3] Can be thrown as a weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
Dagger [BODY: 8, Claws: 1] Can be used as a thrown weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
Skull Cap [BODY: 8, Skin Armor: 1] Skin Armor only adds against Trick Shots to the head or on Devastating Attacks.
SOURCE
“Tower of the Elephant” & “Queen of the Black Coast” by Robert E. Howard


CONAN THE MERCENARY
DEX
11
STR
6
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
12
MIND
12
Conan of Cimmeria
INFL
6
AURA
8
SPIRIT
10
Motivation
INIT
26
WEALTH
5
HP
125
Mercenary
SKILLS (* linked)
Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 11*, Animal Handling (Riding): 4, Charisma: 4, Martial Artist: 11*, Medicine (First Aid): 4, Military Science (Camouflage, Danger Recognition, Field Command, Survival, Tracking): 7, Thief: 7, Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons): 11*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (The Kozaki Steppes), Attractive, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Weapon Specialization (Swords)
CONNECTIONS
High- Black tribes, Kozaki, Valeria of the Red Brotherhood; Low- Barachan pirates, Turanian military
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Leader of the kozaki), Minor Irrational Attraction to beautiful women, Minor Irrational Attraction to glory and treasure, Minor Irrational Fear of magic, Minor Rage, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Broad Sword [BODY: 6, Claws: 3]
Battle Axe [BODY: 5, Claws: 3]
Dagger [BODY: 8, Claws: 1] Can be used as a thrown weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
CHAIN MAIL HAUBERK [BODY: 10, Skin Armor: 3] Initiative Penalty: -3
Helmet [BODY: 9, Skin Armor: 2] Skin Armor only adds against Trick Shots to the head or on Devastating Attacks.
Round Shield [BODY: 4, Force Shield: 2 (No Range)] 
SOURCE
“People of the Black Circle” & “Red Nails” by Robert E. Howard


CONAN, KING OF AQUILONIA
DEX
10
STR
5
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
12
MIND
12
Conan of Cimmeria
INFL
7
AURA
10
SPIRIT
11
Motivation
INIT
26
WEALTH
16
HP
175
Responsibility of Power
SKILLS (* linked)
Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 10*, Animal Handling (Riding): 6, Charisma: 7*, Martial Artist: 10*, Medicine (First Aid): 4, Military Science (Camouflage, Danger Recognition, Field Command, Survival, Tracking): 7*, Thief: 6, Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons): 10*
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Free Access (Military in Aquilonia), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Security Clearance (Medium in Aquilonia), Sharp Eye, Weapon Specialization (Swords)
CONNECTIONS
High- Aquilonian politics
DRAWBACKS
Age, Authority Figure (King of Aquilonia), Married (Zenobia), Minor Rage, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Broad Sword [BODY: 6, Claws: 3]
Dagger [BODY: 8, Claws: 1] Can be used as a thrown weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
Spear [BODY: 4, Claws: 3] Can be thrown as a weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
BANDED ARMOR [BODY: 10, Skin Armor: 3] Initiative Penalty: -3
Helmet [BODY: 9, Skin Armor: 2] Skin Armor only adds against Trick Shots to the head or on Devastating Attacks.
Round Shield [BODY: 4, Force Shield: 2 (No Range)]
SOURCE
“The Phoenix on the Sword” & The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard


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2 comments:

  1. Very neat. I haven't played DC Heroes in 20 years (has it been that long??!) but your work is making me want to pull my 2nd edition box out.

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  2. Thanks! Ever since my best friend in high school introduced me to it, DC Heroes has been my favorite game. Everyone I've ever run it for loves it too, including my wife. These days, it's the only game I ever play (or ever want play). I owe that friend of my a huge debt of gratitude for showing me the best way to waste time on a Saturday I have ever found!

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