Tag Archives: Skandik

Revisionist Theology Pt. 1 – Mjölnir

I’ve been running my Astonishing ACKS campaign for a few years now. I’m pretty happy with how things are going, and am glad that I’ve archived a lot of my thoughts on this gameblog, but there are a few things … Continue reading

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Ysabel of Jörmungandr

In my earlier Stone of Sakkara game, I threatened the PCs with rival adventuring parties; specifically, the “Five Delvers” and the “Seekers”. Whenever the PCs left booty behind, they would return to find it looted by these enterprising competitors. Now … Continue reading

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Astonishing ACKS – Skandik Deities

(This post has been brewing for a while – since the PCs were in Brigand’s Bay, in fact. I tend to view the Skandiks of Vikland as “asshole Vikings”, typifying the worst stereotypes from Old Earth history. The reason, I … Continue reading

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Hyperborean Demographics – New Vinland

A fairly short post today, covering the Skandik realm of New Vinland. New Vinland is a vassal domain of Vikland and is located between Brigand’s Bay and the Gal Hills. It is described by the AS&SH Hyperborean Gazetteer as follows: … Continue reading

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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

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Astonishing ACKS – Hyperborean Barbarians

(I’ve also got a Barbarian PC in my new campaign. The player doesn’t have the ACKS Player’s Companion, and I’ve changed the options anyways, so I put together a summary sheet for him.) Hyperborean Barbarians are savage warriors from the … Continue reading

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Astonishing ACKS – Türas, Thunderer of the Gods

(Two players in my kickoff session chose Clerics of Türas as PCs – and both survived (although one was maimed). Check out my previous post on Auran gods; here are house rules for the gritty Hyperborean reboot of Thor.) This … Continue reading

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