Category Archives: The Black City

Spellsinging House Rules

I’m not using the full Spellsinging rules from the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook in my Black City campaign, but I like the concept that the revised Magical Music proficiency should be based on spellsinging. Here’s what I’m going to use: … Continue reading

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Black City Templates

I’ve posted about templates in ACKS before, and today I finally decided to copy the Black City class templates from the Excel Character Builder into a more readable format. I also took the opportunity to catch some errors and tweak … Continue reading

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Using Campaign Events

In between sessions of my Black City campaign, I’ve been rolling on the “Campaign Events” table from John Arendt’s Dreams in the Lich House. We’re about six or seven weeks into the ten week summer season now, and these random … Continue reading

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Setting Info – Personalities of the Black City

Update 28-Jan-18: I’m going to try to keep this post up-to-date with key NPCs from the Thule Archipelago. Newest additions are at the bottom. Bergfinn and his men can provide adventure hooks, Skabu sells her healing services, while the Tolberts … Continue reading

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Influences & Adventures

As I mentioned earlier, I mostly swipe other peoples’ stuff and mash it together for my games. In the case of the Black City campaign, the obvious primary source is Dan Arendt’s Black City Project, from his Dreams in the … Continue reading

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Urban Ruincrawl

(This is a companion to my earlier Hyperborean City Geomorphs post.) Way back in 2011 I ran a short-lived campaign set in Lesserton & Mor. (The pdf version is free now, so you should definitely download a copy!) Lesserton & … Continue reading

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Eldritch Artifacts

Instead of “standard” magic items (swords +1 and the like), characters in my Black City campaign have been discovering eldritch artifacts. I’m using the guidelines from Realms of Crawling Chaos to create strange and alien items. In my opinion, the … Continue reading

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