Astonishing ACKS!

I’m calling my current campaign Astonishing ACKS. It’s an old-school RPG mashup set in the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (AS&SH) campaign world using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) ruleset.

Here’s the setting in a nutshell:

Hyperborea is the default campaign setting for Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. This “flat earth” realm is hemmed in by the mystical boreas (“North Wind”), and under the scarlet light of a bloated, dying sun, its roiling seas spill eternal over the world’s rim. Hyperborea is in a perpetual state of decay, populated by disharmonious men, hostile monsters, and weird, alien beings.

To learn more about the campaign, use the menus at top and right (on the desktop view) or click on the following links:

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Port Zangerios

Here’s a location I haven’t detailed yet in Astonishing ACKS – Port Zangerios:

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(Image swiped from the Primeval Thule RPG.)

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Joseph Bennet – Odin’s Afterbirth

Another awesome video; this one is called Odin’s Afterbirth, by Joseph Bennet:

(I came across this on Monster Brains.)

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Xathoqquan Woodcut

Here’s a sweet Xathoqqua/Tsathoggua woodcut from Xylographilia:

Tsathoggua-Woodcut

All hail Xathoqqua!

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Temple of the Frog (Mullen)

A more whimsical piece today. The Temple of the Frog, courtesy of Peter Mullen:

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Khromarium Harbour District

My second pre-scheduled post. This one’s another Thomas Kinkade piece – a view of Khromarium from the hills overlooking the harbour district:

Khromarium

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Hyperborean Ruins

I’m away for a bit so I scheduled a few posts ahead of time. Here’s the first one – an image of some Hyperborean ruins in the Spiral Mountain Array:

Hyperborean Ruins

Stay frosty, my friends.

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Insatiable Hunger

Xathoqqua/Tsathoggua is sometimes depicted in a comical manner, and definitely seems less “evil” than other Great Old Ones.

Don’t be fooled, however. As James Daly illustrates, Xathoqqua/Tsathoqqua is a dark being of insatiable hunger…

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