So you’ve gamed before and you’ve never quite found the game that’s managed to capture your imagination or your attention for too long…

Or you’re a neophyte and interested in the roleplaying aspects of the game, but are unfamiliar with the various and sundry rules out there or have dallied with some and found them wonting…

Well, have I got the game for both of you…here in an almost Conan’s World of Swords and Sorcery, where mighty heroes are slain for their virtues and the vilest of Sorceries hatched and embroiled on the innocent, where even the best roleplayer is regularly challenged to make his or her decision the correct one, where consequences for one’s actions are paramount, where the rules are so simple that they will make you think that you’re sitting in your own living room or working at your own job, where there still lies a small chance to take on the persona of another and accomplish great works despite all of this, then this is the game for you…

Come in and join…for here Gentle Reader is the story of a world like-our-own roiling on the brink of disaster…you can save her, if you dare!

The Hyborean Age is named for the Hyborean kingdoms, the pre-eminent powers of the age, which are the most culturally & technologically advanced lands on the planet that nigh bears their name, Hyborea, their kings’ thrones maintained through longbows, plate armour, & feudalism. These kingdoms make war against one another more often than against the real threats all around them, the wild Picts, raiding Ice & Snow northmen, recently civilized Gundermen & avaricious Hyrkanian nomads, as well as the dread sorceries of Stygia to the south & Hyperborean to the Northeast. Beyond Stygia & the plains of Koth & Shem lies the continent of Kush, black & unknown, a land of jungles & deserts; far to the east are more kingdoms, perhaps almost as a advanced as the Hyborean lands, but little more than legend: Vendhya the Sweet & Khitai the Mysterious are the most prominent. Gentle reader we shall not discuss the hidden wonders of Lemuria, or Mu or the Fabled Atlantis itself for that would invite the attention of the horrors that destroyed those once mighty lands down upon our own heads. No, we shall not discuss the Hither Moon of Wanderung, or the Eye of the Further Moon, or the glimpses of Hazardous Future Hyborea for those same reasons; for reason is all that stands between us & the madness that brought ruin to the works of Man.

The Gentle Readers of Hyborea

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