Category Archives: The Black City

Black City – Campaign Play

One of my goals for my current campaign is to handle time management in the manner which God and Gygax intended. I’ve never run a game with strict tracking of time, but apparently Gygax felt it was critical: “Game time … Continue reading

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Mysterious Inscriptions

The builders of the Black City engraved texts in an alien script. The meaning of their language has been lost and the writing has not been translated. There is one message that has been found repeated throughout the Black City. … Continue reading

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Setting Info – Personalities of Trade Town

I’m going to try to keep this post up-to-date with key NPCs from Trade Town and environs. Bergfinn can provide adventure hooks, Skabu sells her healing services, while the Tolberts are a source of eldritch lore. Bergfinn the Bold (Ftr … Continue reading

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Session Report / Review – Thulian Echoes

I kicked off my Black City campaign with a “flashback” session, using the Thulian Echoes module by Zzarchov Kowolski for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The premise of the adventure is that the PCs are in the possession of a … Continue reading

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Scenes from Svalbard

Here are some maps and images of Svalbard – or THULE, as its known to the PCs. I’m running the next game in my Black City campaign tonight and want to show some pretty pictures to them. First, here is … Continue reading

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Black City – Runic Tradition

There are a surprising number of magic-users in my Black City campaign, given that I was expecting a boatload of Viking reavers. In the ACKS Heroic Companion, ceremonialists practice their art within a set of traditions, each representing a school … Continue reading

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Mustelids in ACKS

The Mustelidae (from Latin mustela, weasel) are a family of carnivorous mammals, including weasels, badgers, otters, martens, mink, and wolverines, among others. – Wikipedia Mustelidae entry A player in my Black City campaign wants a wolverine for his shaman’s totem … Continue reading

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