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There are lots of fan made ones that use the solo/co-op rules. The most prolific group has Monolith employees and contracters in it making the campaigns called the Nemedian Chroniclers and release a few sets of scenarios a year. So I expect more after this. Plus the Solo/Co-op mode allows you to swap heroes and the new ones will have swappable enemies too so there will be more replay value.

Here's one that was just released this week so you can see how it works and the KSer page linked above has a download for just the solo/co-op rules https://the-overlord.net/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F760-chronicles-of-vengeance-soloco-op-campaign%2F&fbclid=IwAR3rhoUpoREBjh9TxBXsikmBGuJlCVrLw09W-qgqgGMC8IYCU6M-NAUeIk0

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 Monkeysloth wrote:
55 minis in the new box
plus the stretch goals
   
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gungo wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
55 minis in the new box
plus the stretch goals


Which are 3 minis in total (though one is very large).
   
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 Monkeysloth wrote:
gungo wrote:
 Monkeysloth wrote:
55 minis in the new box
plus the stretch goals


Which are 3 minis in total (though one is very large).
my point is it’s well over 250 minis. It’s a great deal.
   
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How good of a deal would be just the new box? The one with 58 minis with the stretch goals.

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now live and the king pledges are selling fast

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/conan-the-conqueror-adventure-mode-expansion?ref=user_menu

 
   
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It’s live!

What’s the feeling on the overall quality of the miniatures?

How do they scale with other lines?

   
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The minis from the first one were all quite good though there's some complaints about the lion in the Kings box as it was mushy detail but that appears to be because of the sculpt more then anything and the white coloring (instead of the gray) didn't help. The first KSer also used PVC for weapons so there's a bit of bendy in some. Not sure if this will have abs weapons but they did that with MBP and Claustrophobia so I would expect it. Some people call them trash but they're no worse then what CMoN was putting out 5 years ago and I think the people that dislike them just hate anything in PVC.

I've painted up about half my kings pledge and love the minis for RPGs. They scale just fine with the larger 28-32mm stuff.


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 Albertorius wrote:
How good of a deal would be just the new box? The one with 58 minis with the stretch goals.


it's 90 euros and there one enormous figure that would easily retail for 50+euro before discounts and 6 other very large figures (20+ euros up to 40 euros due to the size) then the ballistas which might be 15 euros too each. Then there's 16 new scenarios and a double sided map. If your a fan of the game it's a great deal. If you just want the minis you'll have to decided if you like whats in there as most of the cost is the large figure (and the 3rd sg is even bigger) and the scenarios.

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 Monkeysloth wrote:
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 Albertorius wrote:
How good of a deal would be just the new box? The one with 58 minis with the stretch goals.


it's 90 euros and there one enormous figure that would easily retail for 50+euro before discounts and 6 other very large figures (20+ euros up to 40 euros due to the size) then the ballistas which might be 15 euros too each. Then there's 16 new scenarios and a double sided map. If your a fan of the game it's a great deal. If you just want the minis you'll have to decided if you like whats in there as most of the cost is the large figure (and the 3rd sg is even bigger) and the scenarios.


Thanks! I'm actually much more interested in scenarios and more... well, game, than minis, tbh.
   
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Well, Noble Knight has a box in "Fair" condition for $60 plus shipping. Much less than the $90+ I'm seeing elsewhere. The core plus the Conquerer pledge is all you need. Other miniatures don't have official support (eg. the dragon expansion only has one scenario).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Asmodee-Conan-Conan-Box-Fair/362868411117?_trkparms=aid%3D888008%26algo%3DDISC.CARDS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225086%26meid%3D3011ae9a5b7d4fcc84d9b8009ba7c120%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D372949930615%26itm%3D362868411117%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

I'm not going to get into another argument with someone who thinks the way *they* paint is the *only* way to paint, am I?? 
   
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Well I'm in, hopefully this is successful enough to keep them producing more and more Conan content.
Someday I may even get some of those sweet expansions and alternate sculpts.
   
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Rats, I missed the first KS and due to working all day missed out on the pledges that would have caught me up. That'll turn this into a pass then.

Ah well, can't win them all.
   
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Funded in 6min, all the barbarian and king pledges sold in an hour and half, and all stretch goals unlocked in 5 hours....
I only needed the new conqueror expansion plus the new campaign... so I didn’t need to be in a mad rush. However I’m going to try and pick up the dragon in the pledge manager and maybe the Colette box if they have it. As that’s all I’m missing.

It’s a great game and here’s an online review of this Kickstarter.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b0hDUhMAAdE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0jHpHMr4CEtEJ-XPDOMS_OMwpyQlsVzZ8OZY6GPrze1v-jDrnuTigyPcA
   
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The last SG hasn't unlocked yet. You're seeing the dollar amount auto coverted by KSer. The last one is 400k Euro so we've got another 20k or so to get.

Sounds like more SG might appear, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Dragon show up as one as there's only a limited number of single molds they have and Matt's already said that the Red Nails KSer will have a different dragon sculpt so I think it is a possibility as a free item.

   
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If someone missed everything the first time around, loves Conan and can get/keep an All-In pledge here, would you recommend it?

My gaming ‘group’ is small - usually just the two of us, maybe sometimes there’s three...

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AFAIK, Only the core set and Conquerer's pledge will be supported (eg. further adventures written for them), so, if you're primarily interested in gameplay, you don't need any other pledge. Personally, I played so many dungeoncrawlers that the system, where want to roll more pips on the dice than your opponent (or otherwise perform a skill check), that Conan's dice system isn't all that different. (Our gaming group prefers Gloomhaven over any other dungeoncrawler.) However, the game system is solo / coop, which is better for 1-3 players than dungeoncrawlers that require a referee (eg. Descent). Unfortunately, it looks like retail prices have risen since their clearance prices many months ago. IMO, The game also has annoying translation problems (the translations weren't playtested), annoying errata ("Oh, the errata says Conan can't go through that wall") and annoying gameboards ("Does that branch block LOS between these two spaces?"). While the rulebook was updated, I don't think the spell cards and reference sheets were (you can print them out, but I prefer reference sheets in card form).

None of the pledges include expansions from the original KS. Nonetheless, if you're all Conan for the miniatures pick up the King Conquerer pledge if you can. Many miniatures beyond the core set only had one or two official adventurers written for them. Myself, I *really* like the miniatures, and also bought them for the Conan RPG, if I ever play it.

IIRC, Monolith said that, since they had more than one smaller miniature on a mold, it was easier to give away larger ones.

BTW, If you're looking for Gloomhaven proxies, the pirates, archers, and acolytes in the base game box and conquerer's pledge have enough mini's for bandits, cultists, and other mooks.

I'm not going to get into another argument with someone who thinks the way *they* paint is the *only* way to paint, am I?? 
   
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Have they explained why they are/were somehow sitting on a couple of thousand king pledges ? That seems a lot of stock to not be actively trying to shift before now.
   
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Alpharius wrote:If someone missed everything the first time around, loves Conan and can get/keep an All-In pledge here, would you recommend it?

My gaming ‘group’ is small - usually just the two of us, maybe sometimes there’s three...


So I haven't really played the game much tbh but most of the Adventure mode scenarios are for 3-4 (x-1 players and one Overlord) which is the default game mode but the new solo/co-op stuff can have any number and there's 7 in this campaign and a bunch of unofficial ones basically written by Monolith's Scenario staff (unpaid so unofficial) because the love the game so much. So if you prefer the co-op side of things more you'll probably like this more then the Adventure mode which is a vs mode. Some of the Scenarios, especially the unofficial ones written by Matt John, can be very hard even on the co-op side from what people say so part of the replay value is just trying to win once. They also allow for swappable heroes and monsters while Adventure mode it's pretty locked down what you can use for balance sake.

There's a mix of campaign and unlinked adventures (which it seams Matt and Fred prefer) but there's no progress system at all like in other games. That's nice as you don't really have to keep track of all these different sheets between play sessions -- especially if you don't meet that often -- and have to restart over and over again (my group has this issue with KD:Monster so I've told them I'm done playing it until they commit to only that game for like 6 months) but it does suck if your group prefers that. The maps are set and not random per scenario so you'll see lots of repeats of the same map over and over but with different placements and objectives. If either of those things sound meh then you may not be into it as much.

If you end up getting it and really liking it you'll have to get use to unofficial scenarios, especially for solo/co-op right now, but there's a website Monolith sponsors where you can get a bunch (conanscenarios) and a bunch on the Overloard.net too. Monolith allows you to download all of their scenarios from their website for free -- including the ones in various printed books people keep asking for in the comments so there's like 40 or so official Adventure mode ones right now I think.

As for the translation problems Monolith is plagued with solo/co-op stuff is all written by native English speakers as Matt doesn't speak French at all and I believe all his writers are Canadian or American.

TwilightSparkles wrote:Have they explained why they are/were somehow sitting on a couple of thousand king pledges ? That seems a lot of stock to not be actively trying to shift before now.


Nope. The most likely reason they didn't try to shift them before now is the game flopped in retail (and lost them money) so Fred moved on to different IPs that would pull in more money (basically batman). Sounds like he wasn't sure there were enough fans to do more conan with his boardgame. I think Matt John's relentless support of the game and getting official solo/co-op stuff resparked the game as it was a smaller user base before.



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Edit: Also looks like we just passed the 400k euro mark so that's a free Typhoon/Unspeakable Horror for everyone that wants one.

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I made a comment on one of their facebook posts saying I'd like to see more co-op scenarios or campaigns, even if they are just PDFs. Monolith liked the comment. Make of that what you will. Hopefully they have something in mind as a stretch goal.
   
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this was just posed in the comments:

Hi All,

I was hoping to have an update out tonight to provide our hungry backers a little something to chew on, but I'm not sure I'll have it out this evening. I'm still talking with the team and working a few things out. Seriously, folks, we didn't expect to be here at this point. So many many thanks again.

Of course, I'm really happy to have a successful KS; that's important, especially after what happened with the Beyond the Monolith campaign. But, I am mostly just happy that Conan is back, the community is healthy and hungry, and we can carve out a future for my favorite board game ever.

If can't get any fresh news from Fort Tuscelan tonight, it does not mean the Picts have banded together and are coming to destroy us. It just means we need a little more time to work some things out. Tomorrow we should have news about what's next now that we've unlocked the Nameless Horror. And we should also have part 1 of our Scryings of Skelos design diary out as well. In that I'll be highlighting several aspects of the solo/co-op mode--the rationale/history, mechanics, and some looks under the hood, as it were.

Seriously, you guys, this has been such an excellent start and a real gas for us. Let's see what tomorrow brings.


I suspect more scenarios are a strong possibility but we'll have to see what Fred approves.
   
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They sent out an update allowing backers to vote on next stretch goal.

I feel like the Hydra is far and away the best fit for Conan. Other snakes could always find their way into Conan's world as well.
   
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I went with the Basilisk as I don't have that mini and would fit the general feel of the genre but Polyphemus would fit in well with the Deepones. Though I'm pretty sure Hydra will win but I wouldn't be surprised that they do another one from here that was the 2nd most voted.

Matt also said the reason for no Conan reprints as SG, such as the dragon, is this KSer everything is supposed to be new to the Conan game.

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'thanks' folks who couldn't bare to be given stuff the already have, even for free

sigh

sigh again

 
   
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Pretty much.

On a positive note it sounds like there will be another small expansion addon like the pirates but with miniature(s) as there's talk of a naga (snake with human head) via what people are guessing from what Matt has been hinting in the comments.

He also said he has to be careful about adding scenarios as they're the biggest factor to causing a delay due to the time that takes to make them. So of there is a new add on that does another 4-6 scenarios that would be quite the load for the group they have.

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Read that only factories making necessary items (eg. medical supplies) are open, and that most small and medium Chinese companies have reserves to only last one or two months. I'm also concerned if one company in the supply chain goes bankrupt, what will happen to others down the line.

On the fence, since I backed the original Conan, MBP, and haven't really played the games yet. Tiny Furniture announced their dead miniatures KS, and Hand of Glory's gonna have another magnetized oversized hands KS next month.

I'm not going to get into another argument with someone who thinks the way *they* paint is the *only* way to paint, am I?? 
   
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Second addon (final sculpts coming later for the last two). The hero is probably Kull.

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Here's the Krull sculpt


and an update on SGs

Krecik, we're weighing a few options at this moment. My preference is to just drop a few bonuses on you all without the chase. I have a few fun gameplay bonuses in mind, and one thing a little more substantial. So...we're discussing internally what is best at this point. There will be more stuff, but we're still deliberating and tossing around ideas.
   
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and an image from a FB group.

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Few more freebe's being added, sounds like we'll get one a day until the end due to them not wanting to have chase SG. The first two are hero sheets for Typhoon and the Winged ape and the ability for some scenarios to have a second Overloard player which controls one of those (or other possible villains).

Also a new addon which is two mini tiles (that attach to other boards) and 2 scenarios for 9 euro. Kind of pricy but the scenarios take a lot of time and I'm just happy Monolith isn't dumping out content with no game use hoping the community will add it somewhere.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/conan-the-conqueror-adventure-mode-expansion/posts/2767431



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Last few hours for this,

there's a fair bit of churn and King & Barbarian pledges are coming free but getting snapped up again pretty fast, but if you were interested worth having a look

 
   
 
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