Tag Archives: Hyperborean

Shazun Zhuu, Hyperborean Noble

(I’ve run several Astonishing ACKS sessions online since my last adventure logs; here’s a recent addition to the party – a Hyperborean Noble restored from hibernation.) A young scion of a lesser Hyperborean noble house, Shazun Zhuu showed sufficient promise … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACKS Vivimancer

Continuing with yesterday’s biotech theme, I’m presenting an ACKSified version of the Vivimancer from Theorems & Thaumaturgy and the Complete Vivimancer. Vivimancers (also known as fleshcrafters) are mages who study the arcane manipulation of biological life. They typically evince the … Continue reading

Posted in Astonishing ACKS, Campaign Setting, Classes, House Rules | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hyperborean Biotechnology

I’m still on an Alien/Prometheus kick and am really digging the Hyperboreans as Promethean Engineers thing. I’m thinking of playing up Hyperborean Biotechnology in my game. I’ve got a draft put together for an ACKS Vivimancer class, based on the … Continue reading

Posted in Astonishing ACKS, Campaign Setting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Astonishing ACKS, Campaign Setting, House Rules, Races | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Purple Planet as Underborea

Peril on the Purple Planet is an excellent mini-campaign from Goodman Games. I got the boxed set as part of the Kickstarter, plus all the add-on modules (either in print or pdf). I could run it pretty much as-is, as … Continue reading

Posted in Astonishing ACKS, Campaign Setting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thulian Dreams

I’m considering a name change. What if we rename the mainland continent of Hyperborea to “Thulia” and the old Hyperborean race to “Thulians”? (The game world as a whole would remain “Hyperborea”.) Hyperborea is mouthful, although I love it as … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hyperborean Languages

I’ve started organizing information from my Astonishing ACKS campaign into actual pages on this gameblog. I’m posting this fragment today so I don’t misplace it… All PCs are assumed speak Common and their cultural dialect. Degree of literacy depends on … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment