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“Hither came Conan…” The world’s most famous barbarian comes to The Appendix N Podcast to tread the works of lesser fantasy authors beneath his sandled feet. We are talking about the earliest Conan stories written by Robert E. Howard, though not necessarily the first published.

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 Howard, R. E.: “Conan” series

Robert E. Howard
born 1906, died 1936

Born in Texas, the only son of a traveling country physician. Traveling with his father exposed him to firsthand tales of violence that would influence his writing, and like many people of the time he was greatly interested in the sport of boxing. Howard’s love of poetry and literature came from his mother, Hester. His earliest stories were historical fiction about Vikings, Arabs and lots of violence. His earliest influences were Jack London, Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Bullfinch.

In August 1930, Howard wrote to Weird Tales in praise “The Rats in the Walls” by H. P. Lovecraft. The letter was forwarded to Lovecraft and the two authors became friends. Howard is considered to have contributed to the Lovecraft Mythos. The correspondence between Howard and Lovecraft contained a lengthy discussion on a frequent element in Howard’s writing, civilization versus barbarism. Howard held that civilization was inherently corrupt and fragile.

Howard wrote his first Conan story in 1932, adapting an unpublished story “By This Axe I Rule!” featuring one of Howard’s other protagonists, Kull the Conqueror. Conan would go on to become Howard’s most enduring character.

Howard sadly committed suicide in 1936 upon learning that his mother was dying of tuberculosis.

“The Phoenix on the Sword” first published in Weird Tales, December 1932
“The Frost Giant’s Daughter” first published as “The Gods of the North” in Weird Tales, 1932
“The God in the Bowl” reject by Weird Tales, published posthumously in Space Science Fiction, September 1952

 

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James Introcaso sits down with the crew from D&D V&G - Rudy BassoAlex BassoVegas Lancaster, and Greg Blair. This week they're dishing on the recently announced D&D RPG video game Sword Coast Legends and a Polygon interview with Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart. This podcast was recorded on February 19, 2015.

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D&D V&G 4 - Neverwinter Nights

D&D V&G 4 - Neverwinter Nights

RudyAlexGreg, and Vegas discuss one of Bioware's classic D&D CRPGs - Neverwinter Nights.  Listen to them regale one another with stories of duel dancing PCs, henchmen who failed to meet up to meatshield standards, and what it's like to role play in a 13 year old game.

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Ready Action and other Reactions (Bonus Action 005)

In this episode Sam and James discuss the rules for Reactions with a special focus on the Ready Action in D&D. You can find an explanation of this rule in the Player's Basic Rules D&D PDF on pages 70 and 72 or in the Player’s Handbook on pages 190 and 193.



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Round Table 57 - D&D Dice Masters and Feedback Survey

James Introcaso sits down with Liz Theis, Wade Kemper, and Topher Kohan to talk about the upcoming release of D&D Dice Masters from Wiz Kids and the first fifth edition feedback survey. This podcast was recorded on February 8, 2015.

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Behind the DM Screen (Nov/Dec 2014)

Mike, Sam, and Andy get together to talk about their gaming in November & December 2014.


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5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Review (Tome 246)

The Tome Show's 5e review team gets together one last time to review the final book in the core D&D 5e 2014 release. Jeff and Tracy are joined by James Introcaso and Mike Shea (Sam Dillon was unable to attend the recording). The group discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 5e DMG.


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Round Table 56 - Wizards Layoffs and Eberron in 5e

James Introcaso sits down with Vegas Lancaster, Dave Gibson, Sam Dillon, and Jeff Greiner to talk about some recent layoffs on the D&D team at Wizards of the Coast and the Unearthed Arcana 5e Eberron update. This podcast was recorded on February 5, 2015.

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Initiative (Bonus Action 004)

In this episode James and Sam discuss the Initiative mechanic in D&D. You can find an explanation of this rule in the Player's Basic Rules D&D PDF on page 69 or in the Player’s Handbook on page 189.


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Round Table 55 - Elemental Evil Part II - Adventurer’s League

James Introcaso sits down with five of the 6 Adventurers League admins - Bill Benham, Resource Manager, Greg Marks, Associate Resource Manager, Travis Woodall, Content Manager, Robert Adducci, Community Manager, and Alan Patrick, Associate Community Manager. They talk about the Elemental Evil storyline and how it affects the D&D Adventurer's League and their open call for adventure designers. This podcast was recorded on January 27, 2015.

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