Conan the Legendary

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  1. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member LitRPG Author Shop Owner Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    You are here: Level One / Blog / RPG Legends: Conan
    RPG Legends: Conan

    [​IMG]There are a few characters that take such deep root in the public consciousness that they become part of the background fictional landscape. These characters are so important than those who have never read or saw their adventurers feel familiar with them as a concept. One of these characters is Robert E. Howard’s Conan, a character who has become the byword for barbarian hero throughout the English-speaking world.

    Conan started as a character in pulp magazines, but he has become much more. He’s appeared in novels, comic books, and newspaper strips. There have been successful Conan films, video games, and board games. Conan is part of popular culture – and understanding his origins can help fans of fantasy understand how he transitioned from pulp hero into the icon that he is today.

    https://litrpgreads.com/blog/rpg-legends-conan
     
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    This article sent me on a journey to find the name of the dos game I played as a kid (Rastan!), along the way I got lost in the weeds and found this image from Conan: Hall of Volta.

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    Apparently the deaths in the game prompted 15 different unique game over screens. This one is "Bats in your belfry"...

    Robot Unicorn Attack had unique fail screens and game over screens as well...

    What is the history of unique game over screens? Other than Mortal Kombat fatalities performed in arcades against human opponents. (/repurpose Paul Bellow as personal askjeeves)
     
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  3. Paul Bellow

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    Good question. Not sure. Heh.

    Might make a good article for the blog, though.
     
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    I liked Terry Pratchett's take on a geriatric Conan.
     
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    What was his take if you can sum it up for me?
     
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    DJ Schinhofen Creator of Worlds. LitRPG Author Roleplaying Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    The really old barbarian who lived into his 80's by always being where your sword wasn't. So much fun with that character.
     
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    Beautifully described! (Applause)
     




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