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The Spire of Iron & Crystal

The characters in my Black City campaign recently took a break from unleashing cosmic evils to visit Iomnogoron, one of the last surviving Old Hyperboreans. The rumour is that he dwells in the Spire of Iron & Crystal, located north … Continue reading

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The Eternal Flame

An unexpected end to the Black City campaign tonight! The good news is that Earth was saved from the alien Khepri. The bad news… This was my first TPK / campaign win combo. I’ll do some session write-ups in 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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Berserkergang!

Many of the characters in my Black City campaign are Viking warriors with the Berserkergang proficiency. Since a number of the players are new to ACKS, I thought I’d describe how this fighting style works – as well as provide … Continue reading

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Session Report / Review – Thulian Echoes

I kicked off my Black City campaign with a “flashback” session, using the Thulian Echoes module by Zzarchov Kowolski for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The premise of the adventure is that the PCs are in the possession of a … Continue reading

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Black City – Special Starting Gear

Characters in the Black City campaign are already experienced adventurers and can select 1000gp worth of “special” starting equipment (500gp for henches) before play begins. Characters will retain any leftover gold, but note that once you arrive at the Thule … Continue reading

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Equipment Availability in Trade Town

(I’m getting pretty excited about my new Black City ACKS campaign. I’m working on a bunch of ideas in the background, but want to post some reference material now. Here’s one about buying stuff in Trade Town.) When fully populated … Continue reading

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