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Conan Character Contest Winners

Conan Contest Post

Thank you to all of those who entered in our Conan Savage Worlds character creation contest.


We wanted to try something new and let others create the characters for our next Roleplay Drama and by conducting this contest, we committed to doing just that. One of the first questions asked among the cast was, “what if we only get a few submissions, and they suck?”


Well, that scenario didn’t have to be played out because not only did we get way more submissions than we thought but none of them sucked! That is not to say that some were not stronger than others, but all-in-all, they were very good.


There were so many great characters it is a shame that we could only choose six. But that was a term of the contest, so we did. Each character was chosen by the person who will portray them on mic and the selections were based on the personal interests of the players and the need of the group as a whole.  Unfortunately, that means that an individually awesome character could have been passed over.


It was decided that it would be a shame to waste some of the really good characters, so Eric may use them as NPCs in the production… maybe even adversaries. So if your character was not chosen to be a PC, you still may have had some input on the game.


So without further ado, here are the winners of the Openly Gamer Conan Savage Worlds Character Contest:


Mike RenyardShannon LoviisaDan MadhedaiMark ValaciousJayson OdredShawn Mofir

The Grand Prize Winner is:

Valacious Grand Prize

Congratulations Brian! Valacious is a very unique guy and we can only hope that Mark can do him justice.



For our next Roleplay Drama we are doing Savage Worlds Conan. In honor of that, we are conducting a contest. We are asking the community to create the characters for us to play on mic. Now, we know what you are thinking… “You lazy bastards! You don’t even want to make your own characters for your own game.”

Well, that may have some truth to it but there are prizes available for the creators of characters we choose.

Now we realize that not everyone is intimately familiar with the Savage Worlds system, but that is okay. We are more interested in character concepts than fully created characters (though fully created characters will not be turned down: Veteran 40xp characters will be used in the production).

Official Rules:

5 Prize Winners will receive: A copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition book.

1 Grand Prize Winner will receive: Muchkin Conan box, a copy of the Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer’s Edition book and an exclusive Gamerstable T-Shirt.

6 Characters in total will be chosen by the cast. They will be a good mix of archetypes.

Only one or two barbarians-types will be chosen. Human races only and of Hyborian Age origin (i.e. Cimmerian, Aquilonian, Stygian)

1 Character has to be a female (Shannon doesn’t want to be a man)

Only solid character concepts will be chosen. That means that names, backgrounds, character motivations and personalities are very important. That is not to say that quirky characters will not be considered or chosen (Hey… It is us), but silly or ridiculous submissions will not.

Fully game-developed characters are not necessary.

Only 3 character submissions per person will be accepted.

The Grand Prize winner will be chosen for its completeness, creativity and usability.

Contest Dates
Entries will be accepted from 12/13/12 through 2/3/13.

Winners will be announced 2/12/13

Please send all submissions to:
Subject – Conan Submission

Be sure to include the name you want announced. Address and shirt size will be obtained via email at a later time.

Good Luck!

This contest is sponsored by:

CONAN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, HYBORIA, and/or ROBERT E. HOWARD and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of CPI and/or Robert E. Howard Properties Inc. unless otherwise noted.