Post by the0gekko0state on Oct 7, 2017 13:24:40 GMT -8
Good day everyone!
I am stuck between a blade and a elder god. I am playing in a 5E game right now and really enjoy it. My sister, who I am visiting around halloween, has never played. Her boyfriend has only played Call of Cthulhu. He doesn't seem fond of D&D but I want to show him how much I like it. I said I would run a CoC game for them but my heart is with D&D. So time to mix them!
Are there any written adventures out there that would work for this?
Dunno about existing modules. CoC is above all else an investigative game, rooted in a mundane reality that is being violated by occult truths. If you go the DnD route, you may wish to emphasize the repugnant and corruptive power of magic, perhaps remove arcane and divine classes altogether, favouring martial heroes that investigate and take arms against foul magics. I'd recommend stealing take inspiration from Lamentations of the Flame Princess, or Cthulhu Invictus to see how cosmic horror has been combined with the trappings of sword & sorcery before. There's also plenty of ghoulish horror in Conan that you may plunder for inspiration.
Post by the0gekko0state on Oct 7, 2017 14:55:47 GMT -8
Thank you for the recommendations. I will take a closer look at those you’ve mentioned. Also upon reading what you’re saying I can’t help but think of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying! Might have to dig into those too.
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These are part of the premium run, though, so only part 1 is available for free. They also covered The Tower of the Elephant, another more mythosy tale by REH, but that's also behind the paywall. Still, nothing keeping you from readin 'em yourself. There ought to be a collection in your local library ^^
I must confess that I have like no knowledge of Conan stuff.... I haven't seen any of the movies either... I will have to add some Conan to my reading list lol. Thank you!
I recommend Conan the Barbarian as a film for someone who likes D&D. It's like going to some of the most basic source material.
One thing you may get surprised by with Conan is that he's not the 'barbarian' he's made out to be. He's got some surprisingly good thief skills, and I'd say he spends so much more time as a thief than as a barbarian, classwise.
And any movie with James Earl Jones as the villain is usually a good thing