Tag Archives: ACKS

Gamer ADD – Dungeon Degenerates

I’ve got a ton of other projects and obligations on the go, but I’ve spent the past month playing way too much Dungeon Degenerates. Here’s the game blurb: Dungeon Degenerates: Hand of Doom takes place in the Dark Fantasy Realm … 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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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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Viking Templates

Vanilla ACKS is pretty close to the B/X baseline, with one big exception: Proficiencies. The thing that really sold me on ACKS proficiencies was the templates chapter in the Player’s Companion. Jeffro wrote about this before, so I’m just going … Continue reading

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Simplified Magic Reagents

Update: The final draft of the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook contains rules for “generic” reagents that I’ll use instead of the post below. I really like the idea in ACKS of using monster parts as special components for creating magical … Continue reading

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Black City Character Builder

I’ve updated my customized ACKS Character Builder spreadsheet for the Black City campaign: Download: Black City Character Builder (2nd-lvl) (Excel spreadsheet) You’ll need a version of Excel that can use slicers to use this spreadsheet. Input your name, culture (Norse … Continue reading

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Hyperborean City Geomorphs

I wasn’t originally going to post this publicly, but several of you have expressed interest. A few years ago I swiped an excellent writeup by Rodger Burns on the Vaults of Pandius website (dedicated to the Mystaran gameworld). I was … Continue reading

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