Category Archives: House Rules

Sorcerers of Minaria

(Today it’s Minarian sorcerers. I’ve taken the spellsinging rules from the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook and just renamed it “sorcery”, then built a human sorcerer class. I also put together Bloodline Proficiencies.) Scions of innately magical bloodlines, the spawn of … Continue reading

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Wizards of Minaria

(A post today about Minarian wizards. With the exception of the “Language of Magic“, none the game mechanics presented here are original; it’s all adapted from the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook or other sources.) At the height of the Bright … Continue reading

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Eldritch & Ceremonial Magic Summary

The Black City Campaign uses the Eldritch Magic and Ceremonial Casting rules from the upcoming ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook. This form of magic is less flashy and more subtle than in a traditional ACKS game. Compared to the Vancian spell … Continue reading

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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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ACKS Grimoire – Lesser Restoration

I really like the Mortal Wounds rules in ACKS. However, I’ve found that characters can end up with a large number of permanent injuries after extended play. Although realistic, it’s annoying to keep track of and can lead to disappointed … 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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More Degenerate Classes

I’m still obsessed with Dungeon Degenerates. Earlier I posted ACKS custom classes suitable for Würstreich and the Borderlands. Since then I’ve created a few more: Barbarian: Savage warriors from outside the Würstreich’s borders. Gladiator: Arena combatants who fight for sport … Continue reading

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