So, the crew over at Gamerstable wrapped up their Conan Character Submission Contest this week in preparation for their next Savage Worlds actual play podcast. I (and apparently plenty of other gamers out there) caught wind of the contest and decided to jump headlong into the creation process, albeit with two minor problems. The first problem, I had only ever created five Savage Worlds characters, so I’m pretty much a n00b to the system. The second problem, the extent of my knowledge regarding the Conan universe is limited to the 1980’s films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. Ignoring these minor inconveniences, I forged ahead (thanks to my copy of Hero Laband plenty of time spent at the Conan Wiki). Although I was not one of the lucky winners, I’m still proud of the characters I drafted and have decided to share them here, in all their fleshed out and statted glory.
The time has finally come! It’s been more than a decade since Peter Jackson took the world to Middle-earth for the first time, and now he’s gone and done it again. Don’t let that there awesome Spider-man print there fool you, this is a very Hobbit-y discussion, but we just happen to have a little contest thrown in! We’re joined this week by artist/illustrator extraordinaire, Dennis Salvatier, to discuss all things awesome about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! Bring your Dwarf-love, skip that second breakfast, and study up on your riddles as you get ready to join us on our journey from The Shire to The Misty Mountains on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!