Astonishing ACKS was a campaign that I ran from 2015 to 2017. It was an old-school RPG mashup set in the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea (AS&SH) campaign world using the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS).
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.
I set up a Google Community for the campaign (it’s a private group so you’ll need to ask to join), and ran sessions online via Roll20:
Follow these links to jump to some key pages:
- My Hyperborea (Changes to the AS&SH campaign world.)
- Character Creation (Make your own Astonishing ACKS PC.)
- ACKS House Rules (Changes to the baseline ACKS rules.)
- Adventures (Session logs and current game.)
You can also check out all my Astonishing ACKS posts.