I have been running Conan role playing games since the 80's when the Dungeons & Dragons Conan adventure modules (Unchained & Against Darkness ) came out. I've run countless campaigns with many game systems and I can say with certainty that this game is the best Conan role playing game to date.
I'm new to the 2d20 system, but unlike at least one reviewer here I did more than glance at a couple pages and then write a “review”. I've played through the Quick Start twice so far and never had a better time running a Conan game. The system is just pure fun at the table.
Players can spend Doom Points when they're desperate or reckless and really want to succeed, empowering the GM with Doom Points of his own. Players can also build up Momentum which allows ever increasing pulp adventure and exciting heroic action. Players also have Fortune Points they can spend to pull off amazing success, succeeding by strength of arm and will. I think any true fan will feel these combined mechanics really bring the world of Conan to life.
Combat is quick, ferocious, and bloody. Action is gritty and heroic, a great mix of realism and pulp. The game conveys a real feeling for the source material. It's a perfect blend of streamlined crunch and narrative gameplay. So much action can happen in a single die roll. This is Robert E Howard role playing at its best!
Don't take my word for it, it's free by Crom! What are you waiting for? Download it and give it a try yourself!