Frequently Asked Questions

What is the comic based on?

This comic is a series of screen captures taken from the film Conan the Barbarian. It will mostly follow the events as they occurred on screen, but I'll take some liberties where needed.

Where did the idea come from?

Shamus Young had a wonderful web comic, DM of the Ring that came to an end. In the words of Shamus himself, "Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign."

After it ended, many of the fans were left wondering what could be done next. So David Morgan-Mar teamed up with a few others to create Darths and Droids, taking on the Star Wars universe.

Not one to be original, I picked up the gauntlet and chose a film which has been dear to my heart for many years.

What "rating" is the comic?

I'm going to try to keep it "PG" (in the U.S. movie rating system), but, since it's Conan (an "R" movie), there will be blood and references to adult situations, so it may slip up to "PG-13" at times.

What game system are they playing?

The players are using what they know of the OSRIC game system. This was chosen because of the nice, open license, and the throw-back to the first edition AD&D, which I happen to have played for too many years.

What's with the name?

The film has more nipples than stands to reason. And there's blood. And it doesn't directly imply the trade-marked names of Conan, Hyboria, and so on.

Soon after I created the comic, I tried looking up the name on different search engines to see what similar titles I could find. It was only at this point, long after I had established the name, that I realized it probably wasn't the wisest choice.

What Source Material Have You Used?

Most of the still images are screen captures from Conan the Barbarian (as mentioned above). Some additional material was taken from the DVD extras, including deleted scenes. However, I have also used images from:

This list will be updated as new material is roped in.

Have a self-promotional link?

You can use this code:

<a href="http://bloody-nipple.groboclown.net"><img src="http://bloody-nipple.groboclown.net/logo-001.png" alt="The Bloody Nipple"></img></a>

To make this:

The Bloody Nipple

That's also where the banner image comes from: Conan "resting" on the tree of woe.

Last updated: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 00:49:00 CST

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