The Black City (Campaign Idea)

Last year I really got into John Arendt’s Black City Project. John explains the Black City as follows:

The vision behind the project is to create a “weird horror” megadungeon, that blends the standard D&D tropes with aliens and elements of sci-fi fantasy, a touch of H.P. Lovecraft, and a heaping helping of Vikings.

I proposed running a Pits & Perils game set in the Black City, but the idea didn’t really get off the ground. So now I’m suggesting the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Companion and Barbarian Conquerors of Kanahu (BCK) instead…

The Black City would be loosely linked to my previous Hyperborean campaign – containing clues about the origin of they Hyperborean people – but is set on “Old Earth” around the year 1000 CE.

It would be low-magic compared to Astonishing ACKS; instead I’ll lean heavily on the new Alien Technology rules from BCK. Viking characters would be limited to ceremonial magic and I would encourage players to select warrior-types.

I’ve also got an idea of how to kick-start the campaign, which I’m not going to mention here (to avoid spoilers).

Hyperborea HR


About K-Slacker

Gamer and 5th-level magic-user.
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