Day Six of #RPGaDay2019: Ancient

Welcome to the sixth day of RPGaDay, where we celebrate all that is good and true about tabletop roleplaying games, thanks to the innovative foresight of David Chapman. Today’s word prompt is a delicious one: ANCIENT. One of the more fascinating aspects of fantasy roleplaying, particularly in regard to Dungeons & Dragons, these fantastical worlds…

Countdown to Conan Returns!

I had the chance to join Weirded Wonder co-host Keith Beard, Joeseph Simon, and Wally Monk himself for a Conan podcast to celebrate the triumphant return of Paint Monk Library’s Countdown to Conan, where we review the classic Conan run at Marvel. We talk, of course, about Marvel’s relaunch of the Conan series, the Conan…

My Thoughts on Savage Sword of Conan #2

How did the second issue of Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan relaunch fair compared to what I deemed a disastrous debut? To be honest, much better. I’m still not a fan of Red Conan on the cover. Alex Ross is a brilliant illustrator and the figure is glorious, but those ruddy tones, meant to symbolize…

My thoughts on Savage Sword of Conan #1

While I was not entirely happy with Marvel’s relaunch of Conan the Barbarian, I had higher hopes for Savage Sword of Conan, the second of three proposed titles from the House of Ideas. Sadly, my anticipation was sorely placed. As bad as I thought Conan the Barbarian was, Savage Sword is so much worse, although,…

Review: Part 2 of Marvel’s The Life & Death of Conan

BEYOND THE SAVAGE BORDER! CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS! But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest! The epic return of the mighty Conan continues… The Life & Death of Conan Part…

Review: Conan Comes Home

I was introduced to Conan of Cimmeria through Marvel Comics, and Roy Thomas’ adaptations of the character left me craving more, and thus I was led to the source — Robert E. Howard’s kinetic prose of an age undreamed of. I became, in that distant epoch known as the seventies, a life-long worshiper at Crom’s…