Tag Archives: Eldritch

Simplified Ceremonies

(One of the henchmen in our campaign is an Ecclesiastic – a ceremonial caster devoted to the Light of Truth. So far I’ve been handwaving his ceremonial casting, but in the background I’ve been thinking on how to treat ceremonial … Continue reading

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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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Black City – Shamanic Tradition

In an earlier post, I said that although I really like the one integrated Eldritch spell list in the ACKS Heroic Fantasy Handbook, in practice I prefer limiting selection to characters based on their magical tradition. I provided lists of … 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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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 Fantasy Handbook, ceremonialists practice their art within a set of traditions, each representing a … Continue reading

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