Category Archives: Races

Hyperboreans as Promethean Engineers

I did my very first Astonishing ACKS post over three-and-a-half years ago on the topic of Hyperborean Custom Classes. At the time, I had in my mind an image of the race from the Dark Horse Conan comics; specifically the … Continue reading

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Vhuurmi Revealed

I’m a supporter for Autarch’s Axioms updates on Patreon and have been thinking today about how I’d use the recent Beastmen articles in my Astonishing ACKS campaign. There’s not too many humanoid races in Hyperborea and I’ve already done a … Continue reading

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Serpent-Men Custom Classes

Long before humans struggled up from the lowly depths of apedom, the Ophidians – prehistoric snake-men of brilliant intellect – reigned during ancient epochs. In their declining æons, the Ophidians kept early human slaves as servants and feedstock. As they … Continue reading

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Atlanteans in Hyperborea

(I recently read The Wars of Atlantis and am on a bit of an Atlantis kick. Here’s some more info on Atlantean Custom Classes; starting with the flavour text repeated from an earlier post.) Atlanteans are medium-built men of glaucous … Continue reading

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Astonishing ACKS – Hyperborean Ghouls

I love ghouls. But I don’t picture them quite the same way as in the standard D&D rules. I’ve had this post in “draft” forever, but the PCs ran into ghouls tonight so I’m posting my rough notes. (I’ll clean … Continue reading

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Astonishing ACKS – Sea Blood Custom Classes

(After a long hiatus, another Hyperborean ACKS post – this one based on the Space Cockroach’s custom class and LL Realms of Crawling Chaos.) There are communities near the sea that speak in hushed whispers of what lies in the … Continue reading

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Simians & Sorcery!

(I’ve been on a Planet of the Apes kick recently and might run a one-shot of Dungeon of the Apes using my Affiliation Campaign rules…) Far to the southwest – across the Barrier Peaks and on the shores of the … Continue reading

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