Tag Archives: Heroic Fantasy Handbook

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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Orcs of Minaria

The Age of Autarchs game is going strong. I’m so busy with gaming that I haven’t posted to the blog at all. Here’s a quick-and-sloppy update about Orcs. This is the background for Ocs in Minaria: Orcs are grotesque beastmen … 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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Age of Autarchs (Campaign Idea)

You might have noticed that a few of my recent posts have been quite different than usual. With the Black City campaign unexpectedly over I’m getting the familiar itch of Gamer ADD. It’s time to pitch ideas for my next … 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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