"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and in the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet" -- The Nemedian Chronicles
The Hyborian Age is a online role-playing game, played by email - otherwise known as a pbem.
It is set in the world created by Robert E. Howard and popularized in his tales of the barbarian hero Conan. Conan has appeared in Role-Playing Games several times over the years, but of particular interest are GURPS:Conan by Steve Jackson Games and Conan the Role-Playing Game by Mongoose Publishing.
This game will utilize information from these games for background, but the core for the game will utilize a diceless version of Guardians of Order's tri-stat system.
For more information about the game and the world in which it is set, please browse the wiki.