I mentioned a few days ago I was into a big Pulp kick right now, and I didn't just mean the two-fisted, gun-toting 1920's hero variety, I've also been soaking up various sword-and-sorcery and sword-and-planet works. The other night I finally got around to seeing Disney's John Carter, and I must say I thought it was a pretty good film, and the night before I watched the so-bad-it's-good The Beastmaster. [My, my. actor Rip Torn sported quite the aquiline nose in that feature.]
My current stack of reading contains the collection of Conan novels that I've acquired [Sphere Book's Conan, Conan of Cimmeria, Conan the Conqueror, Conan the Avenger, and Conan the Buccaneer.] I had read a couple of these stories before, but it's nice to work my way through them in somewhat chronological order. I must say they're a blast to read provided you're not expecting any particularly deep. It's stories like these that bring one back to the days when one's PC didn't need a complex backstory and motivations beyond a thirst for adventure and treasure.
Conveniently this kick is supported by a spotlight sale that DriveThruRPG has on right now supporting OSR games. There you can find some great deals on Old School game PDFs like the highly spoken of Dungeon Crawl Classics (also recommended to me by a friend), the 1981 edition D&D Basic Set Rulebook, Chaosium's Classic Fantasy for their Basic Roleplaying line, and my personal favourite Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (A veritable STEAL at $10!).
And before you turn this sale down or spring off and purchase your select OSR game, consider also taking advantage of this coupon code I've been given to share, it's good for an additional 15% off the 12 featured titles. This code is only good till Sunday the 19th, so I wanted to share this with you guys ASAP.
That Coupon Code Is: OSRF711F2
Use it well!
One final thing I wanted to mention; some information has been released on the free Legend of the Flame Princess adventure Better Than Any Man, which is featured this coming Free RPG Day. We get a couple shots of what the physical copy looks like and I must say it looks friggin' awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy one month from now!