Tag Archives: ACKS

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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Minimalist & Rules-Light Games

Wow; massive post today. I think I’ve had this one brewing for a while… It’s mostly rambling and I honestly don’t know who the intended audience is. It kind of continues the theme of my previous post, but focuses on … Continue reading

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Black City – Special Starting Gear

Characters in the Black City campaign are already experienced adventurers and can select 1000gp worth of “special” starting equipment (500gp for henches) before play begins. Characters will retain any leftover gold, but note that once you arrive at the Thule … Continue reading

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The Dark Spire

Here’s some rumours/backstory/lore for the Dark Spire. Players from the introductory Session (Thulian Echoes) may recognize Tolbert… The Dark Spire – also known as the Wizard’s Tower – is usually the first unusual feature spotted by ships approaching Thule. The … Continue reading

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Equipment Availability in Trade Town

(I’m getting pretty excited about my new Black City ACKS campaign. I’m working on a bunch of ideas in the background, but want to post some reference material now. Here’s one about buying stuff in Trade Town.) When fully populated … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on ACKS Thieves

Thieves suck, as I noted in earlier post on Thievery in ACKS. I mitigated this by tweaking the odds on Thievery skills (and other, similar proficiences) – particularly at lower levels. I’m gearing up for a new ACKS campaign, which … Continue reading

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